Talk:Rock band

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Merge with rock music[edit]

This page is redundant with rock music. This merger will also solve the problem with this page and Rock Band (the video game). See also: Talk:Rock_Band (video game)#Requested_move. Oren0 (talk) 20:37, 7 December 2007 (UTC)

Merge rock band with rock music??? I think that's a horrible idea... the worst I've heard all day. A rock band, and rock music are two completely different things. Regardless of the genre in question, musical compositions often exist without a band ever being present, or having anything to do with it whatsoever. Some musical artists (such as Lenny Kravitz) are known to write, sing, and play all (or most) of their recorded instruments and sounds themselves. Some of the music we commonly hear, has been recorded and compiled over the course of numerous independent sessions, in various studios, and in various parts of the world, by various hired studio musicians who have never, and may never see the other recorded musician's faces. They don't even have to know one another, and in some cases never will. Some music is entirely created by machines or electronic devices. The machine (or device) is not a band, nor does it have to be a musical instrument. The machine (or device) operator in some cases, isn't even a musician.
If you are having trouble disambiguating your video game, perhaps it's because the game authors decided to give it a bad name. We can't allow their carelessness to confuse those who use Wikipedia to learn about topics that have been in existence far longer than video games.
For the merger of rock band with rock music... I vote NO, sorry :) ~ (talk) 18:40, 16 December 2007 (UTC)
I just don't see any useful content here that couldn't also be covered at rock music. On top of that, this page is poorly written, largely unwatched, and a frequent target for vandalism. It also has no references and as such pretty much all the content could be deleted at will. Rock music, in contrast, is well written and well watched. Bluegrass band redirects to Bluegrass music. There's no page for classical ensemble (though it should be a redirect for classical music). There's no page for A cappella group either (again, this should redirect to a cappella). The only example I was able to find of a type of group or artist having a different page than their genre is jazz band, and that article is also incomplete and should be merged with jazz music in my opinion. Oren0 (talk) 19:27, 16 December 2007 (UTC)
My suggestion, rather than merging and deleting existing articles, is to redirect that Wiki-positive energy into constructive and creative contribution efforts. With a little time, patience, and Google, almost any worthwhile article has the ability to grow, be properly cited and referenced, and go on to live a long happy life.
(Wiki-linked) Rock band is an extremely common used term throughout the entire Wikipedia spectrum. If deleted, it could possibly take someone months to seek out and disambiguate all other articles that currently link to it... only to give the reader something different than what they expected to find (see my original post). In the long run, it would probably create a much larger mess than any that currently exists... and all without providing any fresh (or repaired) content.
I personally have no particular interest in this article, but MAY be willing to contribute to it periodically, if I thought it may actually have a lifespan. I just don't like seeing things being senselessly destroyed. Some folks call that vandalism.
I'm glad you brought it to the discussion page first :)
My vote is still NO, but I'd still be interested in what others have to say (for or against) before anything drastic happens. Let's be friends... that disagree!  :) ~ (talk) 21:28, 16 December 2007 (UTC)

The current content here is pretty crappy. Yes, in the real world, "rock music" of a type of music while a "rock band" is a band, so yes, they're different things, but this is irrelevant. We're talking about what to do with the encyclopedia articles on these topics. There's nothing here that isn't already better covered in rock music. Does anyone have a reason against the merge that actually makes sense? Friday (talk) 21:33, 16 December 2007 (UTC)

  • I say yes to merging the two, but only if their is a large section in the rock music article about three, four, and five piece bands. OK, that wasn't well worded. There should just be a lot on rock lineups in the article if it will be merged. If that's done, then yes, merge. Otherwise, NO! JazzlineB (talk) 21:40, 16 December 2007 (UTC)

Where to redirect?[edit]

Following a move request (Talk:Rock Band (video game)#Requested move), the article about the video game Rock Band was moved to Rock Band (video game), with support in the discussion for redirecting all capitalizations of "Rock Band" to the video game. This was apparently done without checking the incoming links, where just over 2300 articles link to Rock band, mostly from articles about rock bands. Very few of the incoming links refer to the video game, so I've redirected the page back to Rock music, until either the links are fixed, or some other solution is determined. -GTBacchus(talk) 00:43, 7 January 2008 (UTC)


this should not be a redirect, it should be a disamb.

Rock band can refer to:

Kingturtle (talk) 14:17, 29 February 2008 (UTC)

^^agreed^^ —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:39, 29 February 2008 (UTC)
Please see the community discussion at Wikipedia:Redirects for discussion/Log/2008 February 25 if you wish to comment on this. Thanks. Lightsup55 ( T | C ) 17:27, 29 February 2008 (UTC)