Originally a classic rock album-oriented rock radio station programming formula that format in early 1980 (AOR) was conceived as developed. In the United States, the rock music genre from the original album now through early 1980, with more emphasis on artists from the early 1960s a large playlist of songs, features and the most frequently recorded songs of the list is a subset represented by the so-called original classic rock era (1964-1975) was popular during the rock and hard rock chart dominance. British hard rock and progressive rock band above the central pillar of classic rock artists to make these important Zeppelin, ELP, are leading the Who, Genesis, Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull, Yes and Queen.
Concept album indirectly led to album rock format and remain a major component of classic rock. American Breed 70 Rock Aerosmith and REO Speedwagon, Toto, Heart, Rush, Boston and travel frequently serves as a classic rock radio stations appear. Also while Santana, Free, Jimi Hendrix, Procol Harum, Jeff Beck and Cream covers from artists like 60 Rock. In many areas, Southern rock, Lynyrd Skynyrd and ZZ Top especially with that a significant subset of classic rock programming forms. The other classic rock playlist / DC, Guns N 'Roses and Van Halen as classic rock AC hard-rock/heavy as the 1980s metal band more. While the new generation of fans, the most enduring classic rock songs and artists are willing to, just, U2, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, REM, Soundgarden, Foo Fighters and Red Hot Chili Peppers, bands such as more modern materials to appeal to prove that older generations of listeners.
Heavy metal is a style of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and 1970s (often to simply as metal goes.) Blues, roots rock and psychedelic rock with heavy metal band that created a thick, heavy, guitar and drums centered sound, characterized by highly amplified distortion and fast guitar solos is developed. All forms of popular music, heavy metal most volume, machismo, and excessive in terms of melodrama. Heavy metal long "metalheads" or "headbangers known as the world has had a following of fans. Early heavy metal bands such as Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple lead and drew large audiences, though they were often critical time the reviled, a genre in the history of normalcy. in the middle of 1970, reigned supreme sound and Thin Lizzy, KISS and Judas Priest, while helping the Blues discarding its effect by encouraging the growth style.
New wave of British heavy metal with Iron Maiden and Motorhead in the same vein followed, starting a punk rock sensibility and a strong emphasis on speed. In the mid-1980s, glam metal pop Communications Motley Crue, Poison and Bon Jovi with such groups became a major commercial force. More extreme underground scene, producing an array of aggressive style: thrash metal Metallica Anthrax, and broke into the mainstream with bands like Megadeth, while other styles like death metal and black metal remain subcultural phenomena. Since the 1990s, nu metal, which often incorporates elements of funk and hip-hop like the popular style, and metalcore, which blends extreme metal with hardcore punk, have further expanded the definition of style.