This is Rock: EMI Records

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! EMI has always been at the forefront of music around the world, bringing artists as eclectic and influential as The Beatles, Queen, Pink Floyd, Robbie Williams, The Beach Boys and Maria Callas to international prominence. EMI was acquired by UMG in 2012. UMG, …

Glam Rock: Stage

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! In the light of the overtly fabricated, patched together, and made up nature of glam performance personae, it is intriguing to find a cluster of references to gothic horror in glam rock, particularly to Frankenstein. Within Glam Rock itself, Alice cooper has exploited …

Movies that Rock: Jurassic Park

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! It’s a 1993 massive blockbuster directed by Steven Spielberg and tells the story of palaeontologists Alan Grant (Sam Neill) and Ellie Sattler (Laura Dern) and mathematician Ian Malcolm (Jeff Goldblum), who are chosen to tour an island theme park populated by dinosaurs created …

Jerry Lee Lewis vs Carl Perkins

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! Carl Perkins Guitarist Carl Perkins wrote and had a 1956 hit with the song “Blue Suede Shoes.” He also helped pioneer the rockabilly music genre. The first single was “Movie Magg.” However, it was his rockabilly “Blue Suede Shoes” that became a monster …

Korea as One

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! Behind a placard that read simply “Korea,” athletes from North and South Korea–two nations still technically at war–marched together Friday night in the ceremony opening the Sydney Summer Games. Park Chong Chul, a male judo coach from North Korea, and Chung Un Soon, …

Rockstars and Fans

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! The relationship the rockstars have with their fans is a complex one, but what is a fan? By definition, a fan is a person who is interested in and spends a lot of time watching or reading about a certain topic. So, by …

Companies That Rock: Petrobras

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! It is a semi-public Brazilian multinational corporation in the petroleum industry headquartered in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The company’s name translates to Brazilian Petroleum Corporation — Petrobras. Petrobras controls significant oil and energy assets in 16 countries in Africa, North America, South America, …

Glam Rock: Hairstyle

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! The word glam is a slang of Glamorous.  Glamor means: the attractive or exciting quality that makes certain people or things seem appealing or special. Some synonyms of Glamorous could be attractive, charming or sexy.  When we use this word we can be …

Movies that Rock: Rockstar

Learnex, English Forever ¡Aprende Inglés para Siempre! Rock is a business like any other, and musicians are businessmen, and what goes on behind the scenes isn’t always pretty. “Rock Star” is a movie about a copy machine repairman who becomes the lead singer in a famous heavy metal band, and …