Review: FIRE FROM THE GODS – ‘American Sun’ [Official Videos]

Ever since the release of ‘Narrative’ Fire From The Gods has earned the respect of many and I bet after listening to their just released record ‘American Sun’ those very few left will be convinced to love and respect them as much as we do!

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GHOST & NOTHING MORE Bring “The Ultimate Tour Named Death” To South Dakota [Review & Photo Gallery]

 

Ghost is continuing to haunt North America as the dubbed “The Ultimate Tour Named Death” made a stop at the Denny Sanford PREMIER Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The explosive band from San Antonio, Texas Nothing More provided direct support. Continue reading

Rock Songs About School

When it comes to school music, rock songs are among the top genres. Rock musicians have succeeded in mixing rock and roll with education. After all, music education has always been offered in schools. However, in recent years, institutions are excluding music to make room for other subjects in the curriculum.

Rock songs about the school are quite relatable. Students from different schools can relate to the lyrics of almost every song. Even though learners study in different learning environments, they also share common experiences. Services like do my homework ensure you have a smooth learning experience in school.

Here are rock songs about the school you might recognize.

 

1.     Rock’ n’ Roll High School

The most impactful experiences that remain with students are usually got from high school. Even though students change as they grow, high school experiences shape all of us. Rock’ n’ Roll High School by the Ramones is a rock song that talks about typical high school experiences.

The song expresses typical Ramones fashion with lines like ‘I just wanna get some chicks’. Isn’t that what high school is about. Every boy wants a girlfriend, and every girl wants a boyfriend. The song was recorded and released in 1979. It has since had many variations over the years, but it maintains the same message.

Even after all these years, high school is still about wanting new shoes and being cool. So far, there are three versions of this song, and even though none of them charted in the U.S., the first version took 67th place on U.K. singles chart.

2.     School by Nirvana

As the name suggests, this is a rock song about school. It is a big hit from the Seattle gods. The song was part of a 1989 album called Bleach. The song’s storyline highlight bullying in high school. An oversized bully is featured taking another kid’s lunch money, leaving him with nothing to eat throughout the day. Nirvana spent just $600 on the production of the song, and it turned out to be a hit song.

3.     School’s Out by Alice Cooper

School’s Out is a 1972 anthem in which Alice Cooper threatens never to come back to school. I bet high school students can relate to this feeling. High school is fun, but it can be overwhelming sometimes. Students are always looking forward to the summer break.

This song was inspired by a phrase characters liked to use in the Bowery Boys movies. These movies run between 1946-1958. The song was released in 1972 when school was really out. To date, Alice Cooper’s song is an anthem for summer breaks.

4.     Hot for Teacher by Van Halen

Van Halen’s 1984 Hot for Teacher video took the world by storm. It’s a controversial song about boys having a crush on their teacher. Ever since the release of the sixth studio album, the band has not made another song.

Hot for teacher was the fourth and final single in their first-ever album. The band featured adults and school going kids. Many parents frowned upon the song because it featured sexually suggestive lyrics.

5.     Smokin’ in the Boys Room by Mötley Crüe

This rock song is yet another literal representation of life in high school. Smokin’ in the Boys Room is a song from Mötley Crüe’s 1985’s Theatre of Pain album. Boys always smoke in the washrooms even though if they get caught; they’d suffer the consequences. Mötley Crüe band members are still alive to date.

Conclusion

Rock songs about school have a relatable illustration of how high school was and still is. Judging from the songs, high school is fun, but it can be overwhelming sometimes. Students are always looking forward to summer vacations. Listening to old school rock songs about school brings back memories of your glory days.

Bourbon & Beyond Festival Spotlight: +LIVE+ [Official Videos]

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+LIVE+ will be one of the upcoming acts at this year’s Bourbon and Beyond. The festival now has a new home. It is still in Louisville, Kentucky of course, but will call a new festival grounds home. This year, Bourbon and Beyond will take place at the Highland Festival Grounds at the Kentucky Expo on September 20th, 21st, and 22nd. The previous location, Champions Park, had a terrible flood last year and day 2 of Bourbon and Beyond as well as Louder Than Life the following weekend was cancelled. However, to make up for that, Bourbon and Beyond is now a 3-day festival. This means an additional day of bands, bourbon and best friends! How awesome is that? This will be +LIVE+’s debut at the Bourbon and Beyond Festival. If you have never had the opportunity to check this band out, prepare yourself to be amazed! With that said, let’s discuss +LIVE+. Continue reading

COLD Debut New Single “The Devil We Know”, Tour Dates [Music Video]

Alternative legends Cold have released the third track from their upcoming record, The Things We Can’t Stop, titled “The Devil We Know”. Listen to the new track here

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SKUNK ANANSIE And QUEEN ZEE Shakes Up Bristol [Review & Photo Gallery]

The opening act for Skunk Anansie were Liverpool-based rock band Queen Zee who came out to a three-quarters full venue. Looking sharp, their whole image worked well. As I’ve said before, I like to see a band look like a band, and these guys ticked that box. Vocalist and guitarist, Zena “Queen Zee” Davine, was an absolute nutter on stage – full of energy that didn’t wear out for the whole show, rocking a black string vest, and just going for it! Continue reading

Louder Than Life Festival Spotlight: FIRE FROM THE GODS [Official Videos]

Welcome back to our ongoing series of LOUDER THAN LIFE 2019 artist profiles, our weekly guide through the lineup of acts who’ll take the stage at Louisville, Kentucky’s Highland Festival Grounds at Kentucky Expo Center September 27-29 in what’s sure to be one of the biggest concert events of the year. This week, we’re taking a closer look at the Austin, Texas based melodic nu metal rockers Fire From The Gods.

Fire From The Gods formed in Austin, TX in 2010 and has really sprung onto the scene in the last year or so. Their album ‘Narrative’ had bangers like “Excuse Me” and “End Transmission” with AJ Channer controlling the flow of the songs with his blend of rap, reggae, and rock vocals to keep you on your toes. Fire From The Gods is likely one of the most energetic and complex bands slated to perform at this years Louder Than Life festival. AJ Channer is actually the band’s second vocalist after he replaced Eric July who is now doing a project called Backwordz. Fire From The Gods has already played several major festivals like Rock on the Range, Carolina Rebellion, Welcome to Rockville and they blessed the stage at the 2017 Louder Than Life as well. They only continue grew in popularity by playing on the Vans Warped Tour a few summers ago. This isn’t just your typical, generic rap or nu metal band. These guys have a message to go with their music that has been needed for a long time. Continue reading

Tom Delonge’s ANGELS & AIRWAVES Release “Rebel Girl” Video; Announce Tour!

A rising hit at alternative radio, “Rebel Girl” is the band’s first new track in three years and blanketing airwaves nationwide, including KROQ in Los Angeles, WKQX in Chicago, WRFF in Philadelphia, WWDC in Washington, KDKB in Phoenix, 91X in San Diego and many more. The band has now released a video for the track that was directed by Matt Thompson. Continue reading

Bourbon & Beyond Festival Spotlight: THE RECORD COMPANY

The Record Company will be one of the upcoming acts at this year’s Bourbon and Beyond. The festival now has a new home. It is still in Louisville, Kentucky of course, but will call a new festival grounds home. This year, Bourbon and Beyond will take place at the Highland Festival Grounds at the Kentucky Expo. The previous location, Champions Park, had a terrible flood last year and day 2 of Bourbon and Beyond was cancelled. However, to make up for that, Bourbon and Beyond is now a 3-day festival. This means an additional day of bands, bourbon and best friends! How awesome is that? This will be The Record Company’s debut at the Bourbon and Beyond Festival. If you have never had the opportunity to check this band out, prepare yourself to be amazed! With that said, let’s discuss The Record Company. Continue reading

Bourbon & Beyond Festival Spotlight: THE WHITE BUFFALO [Official Videos]

The White Buffalo will be one of the upcoming acts at this year’s Bourbon and Beyond. The festival now has a new home. It is still in Louisville, Kentucky of course, but will call a new festival grounds home. This year, Bourbon and Beyond will take place at the Highland Festival Grounds at the Kentucky Expo. The previous location, Champions Park, had a terrible flood last year and day 2 of Bourbon and Beyond was cancelled. However, to make up for that, Bourbon and Beyond is now a 3-day festival. This means an additional day of bands, bourbon and best friends! How awesome is that? This will be The White Buffalo’s debut at the Bourbon and Beyond Festival. If you have never heard The White Buffalo before, prepare yourself to be astonished! With that said, let’s discuss The White Buffalo. Continue reading