Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Galway, Ireland
Re: Should I listen to Pop-Rock?
Listen dude, when I was 12 I was listening to Thin Lizzy and Zeppelin, while everyone else was listening to Limp Bizkit and Eminem. when I was about 14 I started listening to instrumental stuff, Eric Johnson, Steve Vai, Al Di Meola, etc. While my friends were listening to Metallica or Nirvana or whatever. While I didn't care for the music particularly, I listened to anything I could find to take some musical ideas from. Metallica maybe over rated and somewhat sloopy but hey can make alot of people relate to what they're playing, same as Nirvana. This is a skill alot of musicians lack, and its something I always tried to be mindful of. So have an open mind and be willing to listen.
But while I think this, I can't say that listening to ANY of what you mentioned will be of any value to you musically. Its all pure crap in my oppinion.