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Meat Loaf gave an entire generation of Indian fans a voice, and sadly lost his own in the process
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Meat Loaf gave an entire generation of Indian fans a voice, and sadly lost his own in the process

Meat Loaf burst onto our television screens in 1993 when India's newly liberalised market had just paved the way for cable networks — particularly MTV — to open our world to the experience of consuming music visually.

Sixty years of The Rolling Stones: How the British band has braved substance abuse and bandmate feuds over decades
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Sixty years of The Rolling Stones: How the British band has braved substance abuse and bandmate feuds over decades

Why The Rolling Stones have had the longevity that they have enjoyed is because they are one of the greatest examples of what teamwork can actually produce.

Linkin Park turns 25: For children of the '90s, the rock band was an outlet for angst, frustration, heartbreak
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Linkin Park turns 25: For children of the '90s, the rock band was an outlet for angst, frustration, heartbreak

Straddling the rebellious and the reflective since a quarter of a century, the band has provided a robust soundtrack in our lives, often giving us an opportunity to scream out what pains us.

How digitisation, waning radio support and rise of film music edged Bangla rock out of the mainstream over a decade
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How digitisation, waning radio support and rise of film music edged Bangla rock out of the mainstream over a decade

While band music had become Bengal’s defining voice, there was a gradual decline after 2010.

From underground to mainstream: How the Bangla rock movement attained validation on home turf
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From underground to mainstream: How the Bangla rock movement attained validation on home turf

The bands simultaneously rebelled against the established system and painted honest pictures of a changing urban society.

Indonesia's hijab-wearing heavy metal band on pursuing their passion, finding 'courage' through music
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Indonesia's hijab-wearing heavy metal band on pursuing their passion, finding 'courage' through music

The diminutive trio behind Voice of Baceprot have spent years honing their skills at music festivals around the world’s biggest Muslim majority nation after forming VOB as young teens in 2014.

From alternative hip-hop to indie and rock, five music acts to have on your playlist
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From alternative hip-hop to indie and rock, five music acts to have on your playlist

Here is a curated list of unique artists to listen to before you hit play on mainstream music.

Remembering Moheener Ghoraguli, India's first rock band from Kolkata whose legacy thrives in resistance
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Remembering Moheener Ghoraguli, India's first rock band from Kolkata whose legacy thrives in resistance

Forty-five years since their formation, Moheener Ghoraguli — who likened themselves to a "movement" — continue to find resonance in the sound and art of budding artists not just in Bengal, but across India, with their songs being widely reprised and recreated.

Red Hot Chilli Peppers guitarist Jack Sherman dies aged 64
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Red Hot Chilli Peppers guitarist Jack Sherman dies aged 64

Sherman joined Red Hot Chilli Peppers in 1983 replacing guitarist Hillel Slovak. He later left the band upon Slovak's return.

Evolution of post rock in India: How the sub-genre trounced unfamiliarity and apathy to earn a loyal following
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Evolution of post rock in India: How the sub-genre trounced unfamiliarity and apathy to earn a loyal following

A look at how the indie scene captures the essence of post rock and tries to describe it, as a community for the sub-genre slowly grows in India.

Sonam Sherpa, Parikrama's guitar ace and a leading figure in Indian rock, passes away at 48
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Sonam Sherpa, Parikrama's guitar ace and a leading figure in Indian rock, passes away at 48

Sonam Sherpa, who gave us the inimitable soaring solo on 'But It Rained' about three decades, passed away earlier today at the age of 48.

Inside Thaikkudam Bridge’s new album Namah, a collaboration-heavy tribute to their musical influences
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Inside Thaikkudam Bridge’s new album Namah, a collaboration-heavy tribute to their musical influences

The 12-member Thaikkudam Bridge say they let the song evolve itself and don’t force themselves on it.

Amid row over Billboard's list of top 10 rock songs of the decade, how genre is defined in 21st century merits a look
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Amid row over Billboard's list of top 10 rock songs of the decade, how genre is defined in 21st century merits a look

The top three spots on Billboard’s Top-10 Rock Songs list are dominated by one band: Imagine Dragons, who were perhaps to the 2010s what Nickelback were to the aughties

The Wall, Pink Floyd's best known album, is embodiment of tension, competing visions that haunt many rock bands
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The Wall, Pink Floyd's best known album, is embodiment of tension, competing visions that haunt many rock bands

Forty years ago Pink Floyd released its 11th studio album The Wall, which would go on to become the number two bestselling double album in history. But it would also mark the last time Pink Floyd’s core members would record an album together. Years of touring and financial stress had taken their toll. The egomania of one member, Waters, during the recording of The Wall would be the tipping point.

Bengaluru-based band Parvaaz on putting together their new album Kun, and evolving as musicians
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Bengaluru-based band Parvaaz on putting together their new album Kun, and evolving as musicians

Their lyrics on Kun explore questions of being, life, and its meaning. And while Parvaaz doesn’t explicitly talk about the political unrest in Kashmir, everything affecting them is subconsciously reflected in their music.

Of Simon and Garfunkel, 'a friend like no other', and music that transcended its makers' bitter fall-out
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Of Simon and Garfunkel, 'a friend like no other', and music that transcended its makers' bitter fall-out

As Simon and Garfunkel's debut album Wednesday Morning, 3 AM completes 55 years, here's revisiting the duo's prolific musical legacy that's long outgrown them or their troubled chemistry.

For Those Who Still Rock, We Salute You
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For Those Who Still Rock, We Salute You

A good chunk of rock music in India emanates from the North East, especially Shillong

Bengaluru band Peepal Tree on making multi-lingual rock with their debut album Chetana
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Bengaluru band Peepal Tree on making multi-lingual rock with their debut album Chetana

Unlike most bands who came together in the last four years, Bengaluru-based Peepal Tree have a lot more experience on their side. More than a decade’s worth, at that

Parx Hunt for India's best college bands launches 2018 edition; finalists to be mentored by leading musicians
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Parx Hunt for India's best college bands launches 2018 edition; finalists to be mentored by leading musicians

The Parx Hunt — India's Best College Bands will be divided across four zones (North, South, East, West), with the top-ranked band from each segment competing in a grand finale in the presence of actor-musician and former VJ Luke Kenny.

Argentine rock star Cristian ‘Pity’ Alvarez accused of shooting man four times under influence of drugs
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Argentine rock star Cristian ‘Pity’ Alvarez accused of shooting man four times under influence of drugs

Alvarez allegedly fled the scene and attempted to dispose of the weapon, which was later found in a sewer.