Rock ‘N Roll Music… My Life Line


Jasmine George, Columnist

There isn’t anything more relaxing than waking up to Black Sabbath being played on my father’s record player. There’s nothing more fulfilling than bonding with my grandmother while listening to Abba, Heart, and Stevie Nicks. Music has had an ENORMOUS impact on our lives and influences us daily.

Before I began middle school, I went through a very long emo phase. I had a fringe, wore black makeup, band bracelets, and band tees. Many people don’t know this because it’s honestly embarrassing looking back at old pictures. My appearance has changed over the years, while my music taste stayed the same. I was always a huge fan of Sleeping with Sirens, Falling in Reverse, Bring me the Horizon, Blood on The Dance Floor. And even BIGGER fan of Black Veil Brides, Motley Crue, Black Sabbath, Aerosmith, and Red Hot Chili Peppers. My first concert I ever went to was when I had just turned 12 years old. I think it’s safe to say that rock music has always been, and always will be a part of my life. 

“Which rock, metal, or grunge bands/artists would you recommend?”

Well it depends on the mood. If you are looking for something emotional to make you cry, I highly recommend listening to Evenancense, The Animals, Aerosmith, or Twenty One Pilots.
For romantic or ‘flirty’ emotions; Phil Collins, Corey Hart, Soft Cell, Donna Summer, or Madonna.

As for the head banging music; The Runaways, Billy Idol, Three Days Grace, or Motionless on White.

Although I sometimes wish more people appreciated the beauty in rock, metal, and grunge music, it’s understandable why it can come off as ‘intimidating.’ I was always scared of the loud guitars and beating drums as a kid. I literally thought the music was used to ‘worship Satan.’ This was until I began listening to it more and more. One song led to another. Then one concert led to another. 

It became my EVERYTHING. Being able to let out my anger and built up emotions all by listening to one song helped me grow into who I am today. If I never discovered my love for rock and roll music, I have no idea what my life would be like.