For its first 15 years as the prevailing youth culture in the Western world, rock ‘n’ roll stayed pretty vital. Then came the 1970s, a time of theatrical prog-rock geekery and mustacheod dudes ripping long-ass guitar solos. Kids of a certain mentality on both sides of the Atlantic craved something with more urgency and excitement, so they grabbed instruments they couldn’t necessarily play and launched the musical insurrection known as punk.
Forty years ago today, on August 16, 1977, Elvis Presley died and was reborn a symbol. What the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll represents depends on how you come to his story. This shy country boy who became a reclusive millionaire drug casualty is a poster child for everything from the American Dream to the corrosive effects of fame to the dangers of “yes men”—especially ones with license to write prescriptions.
By his own admission, John Feldmann isn’t the world’s most eclectic producer. He tends to work with guitar bands, and most play some variation of pop-punk, a genre he’s done more to shape over the last decade than just about anyone. Feldmann’s stellar production resume includes Blink-182, Good Charlotte, The Used, Panic! at the Disco, All Time Low, 5 Seconds of Summer, and of course, Goldfinger, the ska-punk outfit that landed him on MTV in the late ‘90s.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".