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Study Shows People Remember Rock Band Logos More Than Other Genres

Setting yourself apart from the pack is a goal many bands try to achieve to help them stand out from the competition. Some wear wild masks like the guys in Slipknot. Some have unique singing abilites like David Draiman of Disturbed. And sometimes all it takes is to have an easy-to-remember logo. In...
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Data Shows Rock is the Most Popular Music Genre in Mexico

The non-profit IFPI (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry) released the results of a survey of music listening habits from 34,000 internet users between the ages of 16-64 from 21 countries representing 92% of global music revenues. Among the results, it was concluded that rock...
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73% of Independent Musicians Suffer From Mental Illness, Says Study

According to a study conducted by the digital music distributor Record Union , out of nearly 1,500 participants, 73% of self-described "independent musicians" suffer from some form of mental illness. Depression and anxiety topped the list as the most common symptoms of mental health concerns. With...
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Blink-182 Arrive at the GRAMMYs

Study Finds That "Blink-182" Is The Most Common Band Name Used As A Password

Nearly everyone's online password has to fall under a certain criteria: at least one uppercase letter, lowercase letter, numbers and a special character/symbol. And according to a report by the BBC , "Blink-182" is the most common band name that hits all of these marks. According to a study...
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According To Science: Hard Rock and Heavy Metal Invokes Joy, Not Violence

When those outside of the rock and metal community reads the lyrics to songs like Bloodbath's cannibalistic song "Eaten," chances are some will believe that this kind of music promotes violence and evil. But according to a psychological study conducted by the music lab of Macquarie University ,...
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According To Science, Women Go Crazy For Musicians Because of Nature

Ever wonder why girls shriek at ear-bleeding levels when a dreamy musician picks up his guitar at a concert? It's because of these two words: Music Evolution. Charles Darwin once hypothesized that music was created for the sole reason of charming the opposite sex. According to a study conducted at...
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Study Shows That Women Make Up 50% Of New Guitar Players

Based on a new study conducted by legendary guitar manufacturer Fender , approximately half of all beginner guitarists in the UK and US are women, making them the largest emerging market for aspiring players. The study also showed that the demographics for those looking to pick up the instrument...
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Study Shows That Tattoos Won't Hurt Your Chances At Getting A Job

There's an old social stigma claiming that having a tattoo will negatively affect your chances of landing a job. But according to a study conducted by Bustle , people with ink should have nothing to worry about. In some cases, tattoos may actually help with the job-hunting process! Approximately 38...
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According To Science, Rock n' Roll Really Is Noise Pollution

AC/DC made the hypothesis that "Rock and Roll Ain't Noise Pollution." But based on a biological study by Mississippi State University assistant professor Brandon Barton, his finding seem to differ. Taking AC/DC's statement to heart, Barton wanted to see if science could back it up. The experiment...
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Survey Shows How Much Money Musicians Actually Make

The general image of a rock star living large consists of fast cars, a line of groupies out the door, an endless flow of alcohol, and plenty of cash. But according to a survey conducted by the Inaugural Music Industry Research Association (MIRA), that's not exactly the case. According to the survey...
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