May 30 2020
Crystal Ball: Lee Aaron
Lee Aaron, Canada's "Metal Queen," is not new to the music industry. Not by a long shot. She started out in 1982 playing power rock and metal, and is still doing the same today. Her latest CD is a confluence of rock, metal, and blues that will knock you out. I recently got to see her perform and she sounds, moves, and looks like 30 years younger. If you get the chance, see a concert and relive Canada's rock history, and witness a bit of its future.
Lee Aaron's site
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May 30, 2020 Within Temptation remains at the top for a second week, and Minniva and her multi-national "Quarantine Crew" move up half the chart - 10 positions - to perch at #8. She's a Norwegian YouTuber who's gathered quite a following - 200 thousand subscribers at the time of writing this. Their hit is a cover - perhaps even a spoof - of the Amaranthe song "Amaranthine," done in a respeciful way.
Bare Infinity is back with their tribute to Killswitch Engage's "The End of Heartache." We also welcome a new rip from Halestorm.
The corona virus has enveloped the world and we are certainly in a very different time - of pandemic, social distancing, and job loss. Here, then, is a playlist to help you get through it, headlined by the incomparable Minniva from Norway: Pandemic Playlist."
Top 50 of 2019 is here! The Top 50 of 2019 is topped by a Dutch band who's had 18 hits on Rock Rips, including 8 #1s since 2009. And #2 is from a Canadian band new to the Rips!
Top 50 of 2018 is here! The Top 50 of 2018 has been way too long getting here. It's here now, though - do you remember who might have had the biggest hit of two years ago? Here's a hint: like every other #1 of the year since 2015, it's from a band that's brand new to our charts that year. Want another hint? For the first time since 2003, it's a Canadian band!
Rock Rips on Youtube
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Rock Rips #1s 2000-2001
We're still working on a series of playlists at our Youtube account. The first that we're pleased to present is the
Rock Rips #1s of 2000 and 2001, in order from our very first chart of September 23, 2000. Step back in time and see what made us happy years ago!
Top 50 Rock Rips Artists 2000-2010
You've been patient - now here's what you've been waiting for. It's the top 50 artists from our charts between 2000 and 2010. The last time we published this chart was 2007 and lots has changed. Bands that slid down the chart for years, such as Default, experienced career success in recent years, and they're stronger than ever. Come look for your faves by clicking on the title above.
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