Living near Cleveland, I’m justifiably suspicious when it comes to people claiming to have compiled the history of rock. One trip into the Rock and Roll Hall of Lame and you’ll likely feel the same way. The developers of The History of Rock for iPad mention Kings of Leon in their press release, so I’m suspicious yet again, but hey, to each his or her own.
With the comprehensive The History of Rock, iPad owners can relive the growth of the genre from the 1950s to the present. Based on the essential music history book from Parragon, the app is a definitive guide to rock, punk, metal, and beyond, presented in a multimedia timeline format designed especially for the iPad.
Special features include:
Year-by-year highlights scroll spanning the years between 1950 and 2011
Breakout sections on key figures and moments in rock history, from an overview of surf rock to profiles on modern artists like Blur and Radiohead
In-app YouTube integration of essential rock videos
Full-color pictures of rock greats from jazz favorites like Miles Davis to hip-hop’s Biggie Smalls
“Sounds of the Decade” iTunes playlist samples and download recommendations
The History of Rock brings sight, sound and words together to provide a truly unique experience for the iPad. It’s available now for $5.99.