Happy New Year from the Rock Music Scene! We’re looking forward to a great year ahead, and we wanted to share some of our favorite moments from the past year with you.
Best Rock Albums of 2017
The year 2017 was a great one for rock music, with a number of fantastic albums being released. Here are some of the best rock albums of 2017, according to critics:
-A Perfect Circle, “Eat the Elephant”
-Arcade Fire, “Everything Now”
-Queens of the Stone Age, “Villains”
-Royal Blood, “How Did We Get So Dark?”
-The National, “Sleep Well Beast”
Best Rock Songs of 2017
As we say goodbye to 2017, let’s take a look back at some of the best rock songs of the year. From classic rockers to new up-and-comers, there was no shortage of great music to choose from. Here are just a few of our favorites:
“Crazy on You” by Heart
This song has been a fan favorite since it was first released in 1976, and it’s still going strong. The opening riff is instantly recognizable, and the rest of the song is just as catchy. If you’re looking for a classic rock song to help you ring in the New Year, this is the one.
“Go Your Own Way” by Fleetwood Mac
Released in 1977, this song is about as classic as they come. It’s been covered countless times, but no one does it quite like Fleetwood Mac. The harmonies between Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham are unbeatable, and the lyrics are both relatable and empowering. This is the perfect song to help you start 2018 on your own terms.
“R U Mine?” by Arctic Monkeys
This song was released in 2012, but it became an instant classic. It perfectly captures the feeling of falling in love (or at least falling in lust), and its catchy chorus will stay stuck in your head for days. If you’re looking for a fun, upbeat song to help you start 2018 on a high note, this is the one for you.
Best Rock Moments of 2017
Now that a new year is here, it’s time to look back at some of the best rock moments of 2017. From Foo Fighters’ “Run” to Queens of the Stone Age’s “The Way You Used to Do,” there were plenty of great tunes to rock out to this past year. Here are just a few of our favorites:
Foo Fighters – “Run”
Dave Grohl and company kicked off 2017 with the release of their ninth studio album, Concrete and Gold. The record was full of great tracks, but “Run” was the standout, with its catchy chorus and anthemic feel.
Queens of the Stone Age – “The Way You Used to Do”
The first single from Queens of the Stone Age’s seventh studio album, Villains, “The Way You Used to Do” was a return to form for the band. The track showed that they still know how to write a catchy tune, and it had us pretty excited for the rest of the album.
Royal Blood – “Lights Out”
Royal Blood released their much-anticipated second album, How Did We Get So Dark?, in June 2017. The lead single from the record, “Lights Out,” was a fantastic slice of hard rock that got us hooked on the album right away.
Primus – “The Scheme”
Primus returned in 2017 with their first album in six years, The Desaturating Seven. The record was inspired by singer/bassist Les Claypool’s childhood love of Hugh Lofting’s Doctor Dolittle books, and “The Scheme” was one of its standout tracks.
Best New Rock Artists of 2017
2017 was a great year for rock music, with a number of new artists making a big splash on the scene. Here are some of the best new rock artists of 2017:
-The Dirty Nil: A punk rock band from Canada, The Dirty Nil rose to prominence with their debut album “Higher Power”.
-Prophets of Rage: A supergroup consisting of members of Rage Against the Machine, Cypress Hill, and Public Enemy, Prophets of Rage released their debut album in September 2017.
-The National: An indie rock band from Ohio, The National released their seventh studio album “Sleep Well Beast” in September 2017 to critical acclaim.
– Queens of the Stone Age: A hard rock band from California, Queens of the Stone Age released their seventh studio album “Villains” in August 2017.
Best Rock Comebacks of 2017
The rock music scene was pretty quiet in 2017, but there were a few bright spots. Here are the best rock comebacks of the year:
1. Foo Fighters – After taking a break in 2016, Foo Fighters came back strong in 2017 with their ninth studio album, Concrete and Gold. The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart and received rave reviews from critics.
2. Queens of the Stone Age – Queens of the Stone Age also made a great comeback this year with their seventh studio album, Villains. The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart and was praised by fans and critics alike.
3. Weezer – Weezer had a bit of a rocky year, but they came back strong with their eleventh studio album, Pacific Daydream. The album was well-received by fans and debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart.
4. Pearl Jam – Pearl Jam made a comeback this year with their tenth studio album, Lightning Bolt. The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart and was praised by fans and critics alike.
5. Red Hot Chili Peppers – Red Hot Chili Peppers also made a strong comeback this year with their eleventh studio album, The Getaway. The album debuted at No 2 on the Billboard 200 chart and received rave reviews from critics
Best Rock Festivals of 2017
The rock music scene is gearing up for an exciting new year, with a plethora of festivals to look forward to in 2017. From classics like Coachella and Lollapalooza to newer festivals like Panorama and Meadows, there’s something for everyone. And with headliners like Radiohead, Foo Fighters, and Kendrick Lamar, 2017 is shaping up to be a banner year for rock music. Here are just a few of the many great rock festivals happening around the world in 2017.
Best Rock Venues of 2017
The rock music scene is alive and well, with great venues all over the world. Here are some of the best rock venues of 2017:
1. The Roxy Theatre, Los Angeles
2. The Fillmore, San Francisco
3. CBGB’s, New York City
4. The 100 Club, London
5. La Cigale, Paris
6. The Bowery Ballroom, New York City
7. The Troubadour, Los Angeles
8. The El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles
9. The Mercury Lounge, New York City
Best Rock Documentaries of 2017
2017 was a big year for rock music, with new bands and old bands alike making waves in the scene. If you’re a fan of rock music, then you’ll want to check out some of the best rock documentaries of 2017. From profiles of iconic bands to looks at the making of classic albums, these documentaries offer a behind-the-scenes look at the world of rock music.
Some of the best rock documentaries of 2017 include “Eagle Rock,” which chronicles the rise of the Eagles; “I Am Heath Ledger,” which examines the life and work of the late actor and director; and “Sound City,” which looks at the history of one of America’s most iconic recording studios. If you’re looking for something different, there are also documentaries about the Grateful Dead, David Bowie, and Kurt Cobain. Whatever your taste, there’s sure to be a rock documentary that interests you.
Best Rock Memes of 2017
Rock music has always had a reputation for being rebellious. In 2017, that reputation was put to the test with a never-ending stream of political news and turmoil. It was also a big year for comebacks, with classic bands like Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age, and LCD Soundsystem releasing new albums.
But amidst all the serious business, there were also plenty of lighthearted moments to enjoy. Here are some of the best rock music memes of 2017:
Happy New Year from the Rock Music Scene!
Happy New Year, rockers! As we ring in 2020, let’s take a look back at some of the biggest moments in rock music from the past year.
2019 was a big year for rock music, with plenty of huge tours, new albums, and other exciting news. Here are just a few of the biggest moments from the past year:
-The Foo Fighters kicked off 2019 with a huge North American tour, which included stops at some of the biggest festivals like Lollapalooza and Bonnaroo.
-The 1975 released their much-anticipated third album, A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships, which debuted at number one on the UK album charts.
-We said goodbye to two legends of rock music: Neil Young and David Bowie. Young released his final album, Colorado, while Bowie’s posthumous album Blackstar won Best Rock Album at the Grammy Awards.
-Rising stars like Greta Van Fleet and Billie Eilish continued to make waves in the rock world. Van Fleet released their debut album, Anthem of the Peaceful Army, while Eilish became the first artist born in the 2000s to top Billboard’s Alternative Songs chart with her song “Bad Guy.”
Looking back on 2019, it’s clear that rock music is still as popular as ever. We can’t wait to see what 2020 has in store for us!