Rock Music - A Good Influence?
When kids are young, it is easy to control the sort of music they pay attention to. Mostly, children pay attention to what the parents do. Parents may want to listen to music written especially for kids, but at other times, the family may listen to whoever set the stereo station last.
The issue becomes: Is Rock music safe for youngsters?
Nearly all the best-selling albums ever are Rock. But is this 'rebellious' genre of music creating a positive or negative impact on children and society?
Much like just about every subject, there are lots of pros and cons.
The fact is: Rock is really a form of art that promotes creativity and expression. Many songs have very poetic lyrics and send off great messages to people. A big message sent through music nowadays is world change.
In 1985, Live Aid was wear by many rock musicians from Black Sabbath to U2. It raised over 232 million dollars for famine relief in Ethiopia and it was inspired by the song 'The Tide is Turning' by Roger Waters of Pink Floyd.
Right now, many bands wear benefits for a variety of causes. Several bands have toured in Iraq to perform for our troops overseas.