Seth Christmus

Seth is a writer for Rock Era Insider/Guitar Space. He got his first acoustic guitar when he was 14 and picked up his first bass guitar when he was 16. He’s played in bands ranging from a Misfits-inspired punk band to jazz ensembles. He also fronted his own band as a lead singer and guitarist. His favorite musicians include Paul McCartney, Pete Townshend, Mike Dirnt, and James Jamerson. He encourages everyone, no matter their skill level, to pick up an instrument and develop musical skills that can be enjoyed for a lifetime.

R.E.M. Band History

R.E.M. Band History

It wasn’t until the second decade of my life that I seriously listened to R.E.M. and began reading about the band’s history. Of course, I heard the hits growing up – that was pretty inescapable as a child of the 90s. It was basically guaranteed that if you listened to the radio long enough on …

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The Clash Band History

No other punk band has a history quite like The Clash. When I first started listening to them, I was mainly drawn to the standard driving punk hits like “I’m So Bored with the USA” and “White Riot,” but that’s not the only style they were known for. Unlike other punk bands in London’s scene …

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The Who Band History

The Who Band History

When thinking of the most influential rock bands to come out of Britain in the 1960s, more often than not the Beatles and the Rolling Stones are the first two names mentioned. But the third band of that decade that achieved massive worldwide success, The Who, arguably did the most to push the rock genre …

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