Rock Profile - Netflix

Rock Profile is a British television comedy show written by and starring comedy partnership Matt Lucas and David Walliams, both later widely known for the sketch show Little Britain. Rock Profile first appeared on the channel UK Play in 1999, before moving to BBC Two in 2000. The show comprises a series of spoof interviews, involving Jamie Theakston questioning Lucas and Walliams, who play famous musicians. The interviews are often bizarre and involve broad, unflattering caricatures or just downright fictional characteristics. They are often interspersed with videos by the featured artist, including humorous captions and congratulations from other impersonated celebrities.

Rock Profile - Netflix

Type: Variety

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 10 minutes

Premier: 1999-12-25

Rock Profile - Heartland rock - Netflix

Heartland rock is a genre of rock music that is exemplified by singer-songwriters Tom Petty, Bob Seger, Bruce Springsteen and John Mellencamp. It is characterized by a straightforward, often roots musical style, a concern with the average, blue-collar American life, and a conviction that rock music has a social or communal purpose beyond just entertainment. Heartland rock is also associated with a number of country music artists including Steve Earle and Joe Ely, along with less widely known acts such as the Iron City Houserockers. The genre developed in the 1970s and reached its commercial peak in the 1980s, when it became one of the best-selling genres in the United States. In the 1990s, many established acts faded and the genre began to fragment, but the major figures have continued to record with commercial success.

Rock Profile - Influence - Netflix

Heartland rock can be heard as an influence on artists as diverse as Billy Joel and Kid Rock. Kid Rock has performed in concert with John Mellencamp and recorded a duet with Bob Seger for the latter's Face the Promise album. Kid Rock's 2008 hit “All Summer Long” was inspired by Seger's classic “Night Moves” as well as “Sweet Home Alabama” by Lynyrd Skynyrd and “Werewolves of London” by Warren Zevon. American indie rock bands the Killers and the War on Drugs have been associated with the genre.

Rock Profile - References - Netflix

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