Rock. From Germany. (Yeah, I'm in a hurry :)
Here's some great "Kick Ass Rock" from Germany - Shearer with "Rock 'n' Roll".
Andrew K. Stone is the author of two books, but has also created this nice pop/rock song you're probably listening to right now... After an email conversation he kindly agreed to license his songs under a Creative Commons license and uploaded them to archive.org. Thanks Andrew!