As one of the subgenres of rock music, Southern rock is a hodgepodge of many musical genres. Melding hard rock, country, blues, bluegrass and even a bit of gospel, Southern rock began in the 50s and emerged as a powerhouse in the 70s. With groups like the Allman Brothers Band and Lynyrd Skynyrd, Southern rock became a staple of the airwaves on both pop and rock radio.
As the 80s and 90s came along, however, Southern rock began to fade from the fore. Today, it is but a shell of its former self, with only a few new practitioners standing alongside some of the “old guard” of the genre. Why has it gone away? As we look at a brief history of Southern rock on the Renegades Radio Podcast, we’ll examine why it was popular and why, at this mark in the 21st century, it is struggling for a spot in the limelight.
There are things that a human needs to live – food, water, air. Some would say that love is in that mix and it would be a great argument. The emotion of “love” can elate a person, sometimes to the point of creating great art or music. But, if there’s more than two people involved in the relationship, it can sometimes cause great turmoil.
In this edition of the Renegades Radio Podcast, we’re taking a look at some of the great “love triangles” in music history. In the case of Fleetwood Mac, it would bring about their masterpiece achievement. In the case of The Ramones, it nearly killed one of the members! Listen in and learn more as we examine “love triangles” on the Renegades Radio Podcast!
That’s right, this week on the Renegades Radio Podcast we’re heading to the courtroom! In the history of music, there have been several cases where musicians and/or singers have had to prove that they, in fact, did create the music that they recorded. In some cases, the artists have proven that they weren’t influenced. In some others, however, there has been some…questions.
From The Chiffons to Slipknot, we’ll take a look at these court cases and offer our own opinion on whether the judge (or, in some cases, the jury) got the decision right. Let us know what you think as the Renegades Radio Podcast holds court!
In Part Two of our look at the birth of Music Television – or MTV – the Renegades Radio Podcast will roll out some of the biggest songs that typified the sound of MTV. From the emergence of women in pop and rock, the breakthrough of rap and hip hop on the scene and the birth of a new hard rock genre – “hair metal” – MTV was instrumental in music…for their first decade, at least.
What took MTV down? Listen in as we give you our views on what eventually killed MTV as we conclude our look at the venerable “music” channel.
In the wee hours of August 1, 1981, something called Music Television – or MTV – was born. Consisting of nothing but music videos 24/7, it was a revolution in the music industry and would have an impact on many areas of culture in the States of America and internationally. On the first of a two-part episode, the Renegades Radio Podcast will celebrate the birth of MTV 38 years ago, remember how good it once was and, yes, even discuss the present demise of the once powerful channel.
This week on the Renegades Radio Podcast, we’re coming to you from the Outer Banks of North Carolina! And what better thing to do than to take a look at the history of beach music!
When you think of “beach music,” it’s more than just the Beach Boys, however. There’s almost a “East Coast/West Coast” thing to it – WAY before Tupac Shakur and the Notorious B.I.G.! Take a trip with us through some of the hits of beach music on this week’s edition of the Renegades Radio Podcast!
The Renegades Radio Podcast warms up the Renegades Radio Time Machine this week for a trip through music history for the month of July! On this broadcast, we’ll take a look at the final show for the legendary Led Zeppelin, celebrate Bob Dylan finding his “electric” sound and what legendary musician and his band opened for a “made for television” band? It’s all a part of this week’s broadcast – tune in here to check out the Renegades Radio Podcast!
On or about this day in 1776, a group of men met in Independence Hall in Philadelphia and changed the world. With one document that proclaimed that “all men are created equal,” the Founding Fathers brought forth the United States of America.
But how well have the descendants of those Founding Fathers upheld those beliefs?
On this episode of the Renegades Radio Podcast, we’ll celebrate Independence Day by looking at some of the issues in the U. S. with some of the greatest songwriters in history, including Johnny Cash, Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan. Listen now and celebrate the 4th of July along with Renegades Radio!
We’ve reached the halfway mark of 2019, yet it seems like we’ve had a full 12 months of great music! From the rock, country, pop and rap genres, the best in the business – including Ariana Grande, P!nk, Halestorm, Lil’ Nas X, Luke Combs and Mark Ronson – have put out fantastic songs and CDs. Want to learn more? Take a listen here!
In April 1994, Nirvana front man Kurt Cobain was found in his garage in Seattle, dead from a single shotgun blast to the head. It’s been 25 years since his passing and, over that time, Cobain has gone from just the leader of a band to one of the iconic figures of the 90s and of the grunge genre. In this edition of the Renegades Radio Podcast, we’ll look back at Cobain’s life and try to figure out how a bright light burned himself out so quickly.