Two decades ago, American alternative rock band Weezer released their magnum opus, 'Pinkerton.' Channeling pain and disillusionment through Puccini's early 20th century opera, 'Madama Butterfly,' the quartet delivered their most heartfelt and influential album.
When rock'n'roll first sprouted regionally in 1950s New Orleans, New York City, Memphis and a few other towns, the new music liberally borrowed from the blues. As rock mutated into prog, metal, glam, fusion, punk, etc., something was lost along the way. In 2016, it's hard to find rock'n'roll but maybe we're looking in all the wrong places.
The conversation regarding the LGTBQ community has become pervasive in today's public debate. It hasn't just become a driving force in the deciding this election's presidential nominees but it's become a thesis for human rights.
"Last Kiss," a teen death ballad from the early 1960s, had attained unlikely longevity by the end of the 20th century. A dud on initial release, the ditty was picked up by various pop groups before its serendipitous revival by '90s rock legends Pearl Jam.