2007: The Year in Rock Music

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2007 was a huge year for rock music, with some amazing albums and performances. Here’s a look back at some of the highlights.

2007: The Year in Rock Music

2007 was a monumental year in rock music. We saw the rise of new genres, the fall of old legends, and the emergence of a new generation of artists. Here are some of the biggest moments in rock music from 2007.

-The Rolling Stones announce their first tour in five years.
-Led Zeppelin reunion concert at London’s O2 Arena sells out in under two hours.
-Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band tour Europe and the United States.
-The White Stripes release their sixth album, Icky Thump.
-Radiohead release In Rainbows, their seventh album, as a digital download only.
-Guitarist Vernon Reid founds Masque, a rock orchestra that performs classical works by black composers.

The Best Rock Albums of 2007

2007 was a great year for rock music, with many different genres represented in the list of the best albums of the year. Here are just a few of the many great rock albums that came out in 2007.

-The White Stripes, Icky Thump
-The Shins, Wincing the Night Away
– Arcade Fire, Neon Bible
– Spoon, Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
– LCD Soundsystem, Sound of Silver
– The Hold Steady, Boys and Girls in America

The Most Anticipated Rock Albums of 2007

As the new year dawns, rock fans have much to look forward to in 2007. After a very strong 2006, which saw the release of albums by Pearl Jam, Tool, Stone Temple Pilots, Depeche Mode, Bob Dylan and many others, there are a number of highly anticipated albums set to hit store shelves over the next 12 months.

Topping the list of most-anticipated releases is the new album from Canadian rockers Nickelback. The band’s last album, “All the Right Reasons,” was a massive success, selling more than six million copies in the United States alone. Nickelback is currently in the studio putting the finishing touches on their follow-up effort, which is due out in March.

Also high on many fans’ list is the new album from Foo Fighters. The band’s last release, “In Your Honor,” was a double album that featured one disc of all acoustic songs. The band has been working on their seventh studio album for most of 2006, and it is expected to be released sometime in May or June.

Other highly anticipated albums set for release in 2007 include new efforts from Smashing Pumpkins (who are reportedly working on a double album), R.E.M., Weezer, Sheryl Crow, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Pearl Jam (who are said to be working on an album of all-new material).

So far, 2007 is shaping up to be a great year for music fans. With so many great albums on tap, it’s going to be hard to keep up with all of the great new music that’s sure to be released over the next 12 months.

The Best Rock Songs of 2007

2007 was a great year for rock music, with a wide variety of sounds and styles represented in the best songs of the year. From classic rockers like Led Zeppelin and Bob Dylan to modern alt-rock acts like Arcade Fire and Vampire Weekend, there was something for everyone. Here are our picks for the best rock songs of 2007.

“Black Dog” – Led Zeppelin
“Voodoo Child (Slight Return)” – The Jimi Hendrix Experience
“You Shook Me All Night Long” – AC/DC
“All Along the Watchtower” – Bob Dylan
“Rebels” – Arcade Fire
“A-Punk” – Vampire Weekend
“Rocks Off” – The Rolling Stones
“Go with the Flow” – Queens of the Stone Age
“I’m Shipping Up to Boston” – Dropkick Murphys

The Most Influential Rock Albums of 2007

2007 was a big year for rock music. With so many influential albums released, it’s hard to narrow it down to just a few. But these are the albums that we think made the biggest impact on the genre.

-Arcade Fire, “Neon Bible”
-LCD Soundsystem, “Sound of Silver”
-Radiohead, “In Rainbows”
-The White Stripes, “Icky Thump”
-Wilco, “Sky Blue Sky”

The Best Rock Concerts of 2007

2007 was an incredible year for rock music, with many great bands touring the world and playing to packed stadiums. Here are some of the best rock concerts of 2007:

-U2 at Madison Square Garden, New York
-Coldplay at Wembley Stadium, London
-The Police at Madison Square Garden, New York
-Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band at Giants Stadium, New Jersey
-Maroon 5 at the San Diego Sports Arena, California
– Foo Fighters at Hyde Park, London

The Most Controversial Rock Stories of 2007

2007 was a turbulent year for the rock music world, with a number of high-profile controversies making headlines. Here are some of the most talked-about stories of the year:

In February, troubled rocker Pete Doherty was arrested and charged with possessing cocaine, just days after being released from rehab. This latest brush with the law led many to question whether Doherty would ever be able to kick his drug habit and turn his life around.

In May, Led Zeppelin reunited for a one-off performance at London’s O2 Arena, in memory of late Atlantic Records boss Ahmet Ertegun. The highly anticipated show was mired in controversy when it was revealed that drummer Jason Bonham had used a pre-recorded drum track during parts of the set. Bonham later admitted that he had been suffering from nerves and anxiety prior to the show.

In June, Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards sparked outrage when he appeared to snort cocaine live on stage during a concert in Amsterdam. Richards later claimed that he had actually been sniffing mentholated ointment, but many were skeptical of his explanation.

Also in June, Velvet Revolver announced that they were firing frontman Scott Weiland due to his persistent drug problems. Weiland responded by suing the band for $7 million, alleging that they had breached his contract. The legal battle between Velvet Revolver and Weiland is still ongoing.

The Best Rock Music Videos of 2007

Here are the best rock music videos of 2007. These videos represent the best of what the rock genre had to offer in 2007. From up-and-coming artists to established veterans, these videos showcase the best that rock music had to offer in 2007.

The Most Surprising Rock Developments of 2007

2007 was an interesting year for rock music, with a number of surprising developments. Here are some of the most noteworthy:

-The surprise success of the movie “School of Rock” inspired a new generation of kids to pick up instruments and start bands.
-A number of veteran rockers released comeback albums after years out of the spotlight, including Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, and the Rolling Stones.
-Rock music continued to enjoy popularity in countries all over the world, with live concerts by international artists drawing huge crowds in every continent.
-More and more rock bands began to experiment with alternative styles such as electronica and hip hop, resulting in some innovative new sounds.

The Best Rock Albums You May Have Missed in 2007

2007 brought some great new music to the rock genre, and while some of it was highly publicized and celebrated, there were plenty of excellent albums that flew under the radar. If you missed out on these essential records, now is the time to catch up. Here are the best rock albums you may have missed in 2007.

1. Arcade Fire – Neon Bible
2. The National – Boxer
3. Modest Mouse – We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank
4. Spoon – Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
5. LCD Soundsystem – Sound of Silver
6. The Hold Steady – Boys and Girls in America
7. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Is Is EP
8. Interpol – Our Love to Admire
9. Bloc Party – A Weekend in the City
10. Panda Bear – Person Pitch

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