My mom took me to a Queen concert when I was about 4 years old and I've been rocking ever since. I remember watching a video when I was about 8 or 10 which was Rolling Stones 20 years of Rock or something like that and I saw Jimi Hendrix playing the Star Spangled Banner at Woodstock on the video. I knew I had to play guitar from that moment!
So, I found a guitar in our garage with 3 strings and learned how to play those 3 strings very well! It was only a few months later that restrung the old classical guitar and went on to teach myself how to play guitar.
I'm so glad I did because guitar has helped me through some rough times in my life.
My favorite rock artists are in no particular order Jimi Hendrix, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Dire Straits, Pink Floyd, Nirvana, Soundgarden, Smashing Pumpkins, Alice in Chains, Tool, Deftones and so many more I cannot even think of mentioning them all here. Many of those would be classified as Grunge but it's still rock & roll to me!
My favorite style will always be blues-based rock because to me that's the roots. Most rock comes from blues which derived partly from gospel music as far as I know. There's nothing quite like jamming around the pentatonic scale!
I love watching rock documentaries. The latest documentary I saw was called Sound City, which was produced by Dave Grohl, ex-drummer of Nirvana and frontman of the Foo Fighters. It fascinates me just how many great albums came out of that one studio, simply because the recording room made drums sound huge! Nirvana, Tom Petty, Metallica, Fleetwood Mac and the list just goes on and on.
It's sad to know that so many legendary studios had to close down as the music industry changed and budgets shrunk. Rock is way past it's heyday though it's safe to say it will never die!
Sorry for rambling. Great site! Thank you for allowing me to share my journey with rock. Rock on!
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