Sunday, January 24, 2010



I choose this band, because is one of my favorite Rock / Metal bands ever. They seem great, their look and their music. They are not a famous band, but had been progressing a lot in so few years. And I have to refer that I saw the last concert they give in my country and I like a lot. They made the entrance for Marilyn Manson (my favorite band). Well, I will let in peace and give the most quality information possible.

A British band of heavy rock that was created in 2003, which first was "The Fool" thrown in 2008, acquiring excellent critics of several stations of radio and magazines. His/her successor, "The Riddle", was thrown last September 13, 2009, which results in two video clips: "Silence" and "Tomorrow I won't Remember."
Besides these two videos, they had filmed other three videos (from first album): "Life i Lonely", "Salvation" and "Don't Rely on Anyone."
I will leave here the most successful song of this wonderful band:
Don't Rely on Anyone, removed of the album "The Fool".
Don’t be afraid, comment if you please ;)



Hi everybody! Today I decided to write about the German industrial metal band “Rammstein”.
Actually they are the most famous band of all Germany because it spreads quality for everywhere!! I recommend you to go a concert and “smell” the spirit there. It is really awesome. I have their “Best Of” and I can feel all of good and bad that they want can give us.
So pay attention to this post because they deserve. Rammstein you are simple the BEST!

Band Members:
- Till Lindemann - lead vocals
- Richard Z. Kruspe - lead guitar, backing vocals
- Paul H. Landers - rhythm guitar, backing vocals
- Oliver "Ollie" Riedel - bass guitar
- Christoph "Doom" Schneider - drums, percussion
- Christian "Flake" Lorenz - keyboards, samples

They were formed in 1994. Although, they just became world famous in 1996, when music director Trent Reznor chose two Rammstein songs, "Heirate mich" and "Rammstein", for David Lynch's film Lost Highway. This film’s soundtrack was released in the US in the fall of 1996 and later in Europe, in April 1997.
They create the well famous song, “Amerika”, which was shot to success; it went straight to top 10 charts throughout Europe! Other songs as “Rammstein”, “Du Hast”, “Engel”, “Stripped” and “Bang Bang”, became successful too.
Now, I’ll post here a videoclip of Amerika!! Enjoy and comment.
Thanks for your visit

The Beatles

Today I decided to talk about a band that everybody knows. First reason, I need more visits and I guess that Beatles could be a good choice. Second I appreciate a lot quality in rock bands whatever their ages (they can be 50s, 60s,70s, 80s, 90s, etc). I see a lot of that in this band, which is the main reason for being well-known as they are. Songs like Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds, Love Me Do, Michelle, Black Bird, Yesterday and Let It Be will always be remembered.

Now I’m going to introduce the “The Beatles” members:
John Lennon - rhythm guitar, vocals
Paul McCartney - bass guitar, vocals
George Harrison - lead guitar, vocals
Ringo Starr - drums, vocals

The Beatles were an English rock and pop group formed in Liverpool in 1960 who became one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed bands in the history of popular music. They change all world with their clothes, style and statements turned them trend-setters, influencing a lot social and cultural revolutions of the 1960s.
The single "Love Me Do" achieved UK chart success in late 1962. They attracted fervent interest, termed "Beatlemania". They made tours of all Europe until 1963, with "I Want to Hold Your Hand" US chart success. Their popularity had being growing more and more! Of course as all rock bands in the world they had some problems, for example, in 1966 the group found themselves mired in controversy, including widespread antipathy in the US after a magazine published a quote from Lennon's remarks on Christianity and in 1967, Epstein died from an overdose of a prescription drug. Increasingly dominated by conflict, which causes were a disagreement about the appointment of a new financial adviser, the group disintegrated in 1970. All four members embarked upon successful solo careers. Nearly four decades after the breakup, Beatles music continues to be popular, and recently (September 2009) saw the release of a newly remastered discography as well as the video game The Beatles: Rock Band.
The Beatles are the artists with more sold albums in United States and are considered by Rolling Stone magazine as number one in its list of 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.The Beatles' innovative music and cultural impact helped define the 1960s, and their influence on pop culture is still evident today. The Beatles were collectively included in Time magazine's list of The Most Important People of the 20th Century

Motley Crue

I choose Mötley Crüe to talk, because is one of the most quality hard rock bands and I, as a hard rock fan, was obliged to post something about them. I love to put one CD where is there a very famous song of Mötley Crüe, “Kickstart My Heart”, I put on the maximum volume and it’s done a party on my own house. I jump, shout with their songs. My neighbor doesn’t like so much idea like I do, but what can they do? Come on, it is Mötley Crüe! Lets rock!

Now I will introduce Mötley Crüe:

Band Members:
- Nikki Sixx
- Mick Mars
- Vince Neil
- Tommy Lee

They are a hard rock band formed in 1981 founded by Nikki Sixx (bass guitarist) and the drummer Tommy Lee (He was married to actresses Heather Locklear and Pamela Anderson, with whom he has two children.).
This band is well famous for living lifestyles of their members that aren’t regular for us. It is amazing the fact that all the members have had numerous brushes with the law, spent time in jail, many problems with alcohol and drugs, had countless escapades with women, and are heavily tattooed.

Did you remember when I spoke of “Kickstart My Heart”?
On December 21, 1987, Sixx suffered a heroin overdose. He was declared legally dead on the way to the hospital, but the medic, who was a Crüe fan, revived Sixx by giving him two shots of adrenaline to the heart, bringing him back to life. His two minutes in death were the inspiration for the song "Kickstart My Heart", that was a hit and which was featured on their album Dr. Feelgood. From 1986 to 1987, Sixx kept a daily diary of his heroin addiction and eventually entered rehab in January, 1988.

Dr.Feelgood sucess.
After drugs problems, in 1989, Mötley Crüe reached its peak popularity with the release of their fifth album, Dr. Feelgood, on September 1. On October 14 of that year, it became a No. 1 album and stayed on the charts for “only” 109 weeks after its release. The band members told to media this album relate the process of their collective push for sobriety. The song Dr. Feelgood and Kickstart My Heart were both nominated for Grammys in the Best Hard Rock Category. They did find some success at the American Music Awards, as Dr. Feelgood was nominated twice for Favorite Hard Rock/Metal Award. They were also nominated twice for Favorite Hard Rock/Metal Artist.

Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd is one of that rock bands doesn't need presentation, don't you agree?

Along the times they mesmerize generations with their musical characteristics and lyrics. People with 50s and 60 years old like Pink Floyd because are a band of their generation, but their son or grandsons can like too. Pink will not be forget along the times. Songs like “I wish you were here”, “Learning to fly” or “Another Brick on the Wall” can shows feelings that are present on our days. The music can change, but people no, aren’t?

Well I don’t want to disturb you with this needless talk, so I will make a short presentation of Pink Floyd:

They are a English rock band famous, on early years, for their psychedelic rock, and on later years for their progressive rock music. Above I brought up characteristics and lyrics of Pink Floyd. But I hadn’t told you nothing about that. So pay attention:
Pink Floyd are well known for philosophical lyrics, innovative album cover art, sonic experimentation, and elaborate live shows. Along the times they have sold over 200 million albums worldwide (74.5 million in the USA). Pink Floyd were a band that was a influence for many contemporary bands like Nine Inch Nails(favorite of mine) and Dream Theater.

Band Members:
• Syd Barrett – lead guitar, lead vocals (1964–1968)
• Nick Mason – drums, percussion (1964–1996)
• Richard Wright – keyboards, vocals (1964–1981; 1987–1996)
• Roger Waters – bass guitar, vocals (1964–1985)
• David Gilmour – lead guitar, vocals (1968–1996)

On my opinion the best era was undoubtedly Roger Waters’s era. With him they were extraordinarily successful. The Dark Side of the Moon (1973), Wish You Were Here (1975), Animals (1977) e The Wall (1979) were albums with worldwide success, that were analysed for specialized critics, whose were very well qualified. Pink Floyd albums spotlight on a variety of Tops.

Jimi Hendrix

The following post is about of one of the best guitarist ever. Are you know what am I talking about isn’t? Hum…Ah! Jimi Hendrix! I am not Hendrix fan, but obviously I have to recognize his talent as guitarist and singer too. So for everybody likes him accept this gift for you.

James Marshall Hendrix, born November 27, 1942 was one of the most famous American guitarist, singer and songwriter. He is widely considered to be the greatest guitarist in the history of rock and one of the most important and influential musicians of his era across a range of genres. In 1966, Hendrix, who played and recorded with Little Richard's band from 1964 to 1965, he said, "I want to do with my guitar what Little Richard does with his voice."

Hendrix won a lot awards in this lifetime, but is curious that he won much more after his death including:
- US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame – 1992
- UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005

And others awards were dedicated to him. For example, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was dedicated in 1994 and Rolling Stone named Hendrix the top guitarist on its list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time in 2003.


It is said that Hendrix, had taken nine of her prescribed Vesperax sleeping pills. The normal medical dose was half a tablet, but Hendrix was unfamiliar with this very strong German brand. According to the doctors, Hendrix had asphyxiated in his own vomit, mainly red wine which had filled his airways and even swamped his lungs, as the autopsy was to show.


I decide post something about hard rock band KISS. Eventually, as a rock and roll fan, I am a fan of them. We have to be honest and congratulate them for their work along all this time. Why choose I the KISS? Today I was listening music’s CD that I had bought yesterday and I paid a special attention for one specific song: “I was made for lovin’ you”. I guess I had never heard that song. I put the music very, very loud (max vol) and dance as I was in Disco( but I wasn’t… my living room is cool but not so much). I can say that I really enjoy it!!

Current members
Paul Stanley – rhythm guitar, lead vocals (1972–present)
Gene Simmons – bass guitar, lead vocals (1972–present)
Tommy Thayer – lead guitar, vocals (2002–present)
Eric Singer – drums, percussion, vocals (1991–1996, 2001–2002, 2004–present)

Kiss (also typeset as KISS) was formed in 1972 in New York City and is one of the most famous rock band. They are easily identified by its members’ makeup and stage outfits. This group gained reputation due to elaborated live performances, where was usual they featured with fire breathing, blood spitting, smoking guitars and pyrotechnics. Kiss has been awarded 24 gold albums to date and their worldwide sales exceed 80 million albums.
With their makeup and costumes, they took on the personae of comic book-style characters: The Demon (Gene Simmons), Starchild (Peter Stanley), Spaceman (Ace Frehley), and Catman (Peter Criss). The band explains that the fans were the ones who ultimately chose their makeup designs. The "Demon" makeup reflected Simmons' cynicism and dark elements, as well as his love for comic books. Paul Stanley became the "Starchild" due to his tendency to be referred to as the "starry-eyed lover" and "hopeless romantic." Ace Frehley's "Spaceman" makeup was a reflection of him wanting to go for a ride in a space ship and supposedly being from another planet. Peter Criss' "Catman" makeup was in accordance with the belief that Criss had nine lives due to his rough childhood in Brooklyn.

Black Sabbath

First of all, I have to admit that Black Sabbath are a band that a have a lot of estimation because they are one of the best metal bands in world and they waken me to metal. I remember listening their songs at two years ago and being delirious with them. I liked so much that I consider them my favorite band ever. At the moment I recommend them at everybody who likes heavy metal. They are amazing man!!

Black Sabbath are the first band of heavy metal. They were formed in 1969 by vocalist Ozzy Osbourne, guitarist Tony Iommi, bassist Geezer Butler and drummer Bill Ward.

Actual members:
- Ozzy Osbourne
- Tony Iommi

- Geezer Butler
- Bill Ward
Why they choose the name "Black Sabbath"?
It is said that was due to Butler the origin of this name. He saw a crowd paying to be scared to see a horror film called “Black Sabbath” (1963) of Boris Karloff. So he thought to do the same, but with music. He wrote a lyric called “Black Sabbath” that was inspired by the work of occult writer Dennis Wheatley. Furthermore the dark style of that lyric he gave a ominous sound to music so with those dark lyrics pushed the band in a darker direction, contrasting the 1960s pop music which hippies culture dominated. Inspired by the new sound, the band changed their name to Black Sabbath (the name before was “Earth”) in August 1969 and focus on writing dark lyrics only and creating the music that we are used to listen in horror films.
MTV ranked Black Sabbath as "Greatest Metal Band" of all time.
They had altered vocalist many times the vocalist(whose isn’t usual). Ozzy Osbourne lead vocals (1968–1977, 1978–1979, 1985, 1994, 1997–present) , but was replaced sometimes for example in 1979 Ronnie James Dio. Black Sabbath would also see a revolving lineup in the 1980s and 1990s that included vocalists Ian Gillan, Glenn Hughes, Ray Gillen and Tony Martin.
PARANOID the best album:
Is considered the best Black Sabbath album. In my opinion this is one of the best heavy metal albums that I have listened. My favorite songs are "Iron Man", “"Electric Funeral”, “War Pigs” and "Paranoid". I love these songs! If you really like metal, you will love Black Sabbath!

Led Zeppelin

When I look to the sky when is cloudly… I don’t know explain but something or somebody obliged to use one of the things tha human being has. BRAINS(I am conscious when I stay inconscious). And I stay very calm, relaxing… and I fell asleep. Sometimes I think what I want to do next but I am certain that I am not to do that because it isn’t usual to do that dreamed things or I have not courage. I am not a very brave man. But we can’t be perfect isn’t? So I am sailing in dreams and I always find me listening my favorite song of Led Zeppelin. Sometimes I real dream how was if really exists a Stairway to Heaven. And how I feel If I entry there…What I might be seing there. Who was there? So many questions that I wanted answers. Well…my job is telling you information about influent bands who will always keep inside mind of people.
So lets talk about Led Zeppelin!

Led Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in 1968 by:
- Jimmy Page – guitar;
- Robert Plant – vocals;
- John Paul Jones bass - guitar and keyboards;
- John Bonham drums;

Their genre of music was hard rock, heavy metal, blues rock, folk rock and others. However, the band's individualistic style drew from many sources and transcends any one genre. Led Zeppelin preferred release their popular songs in entire albums.
Upside their disbanding they are still in commercial success and received high regards for their artistic achievements and broad influence. Led Zeppelin has sold an estimated 200 million albums worldwide (including 111.5 million in the USA). Led Zeppelin are ranked #1 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock. I have to refer that the famous Rolling Stone magazine has described Led Zeppelin as "the heaviest band of all time" and "the biggest band of the '70s".
On 10 December 2007 the surviving members of Led Zeppelin reunited to show us that they are undead.

The Rolling Stones

Today I will give you a gift, because for my guests I do everything. I am going to talk about The Rolling Stones, one of the most influent British rock bands ever. It is known that they are one of the most older bands at active with a huge number of fans worldwide.
“The Rolling Stones” are a band formed by:
- Mick Jagger
- Keith Richards
- Charlie Watts
- Ronnie Wood

I must refer that other members participated there, for example the multi-instrumentalist Brian Jones and Ian Stewart in the piano.

Their music style have been suffering changes belong time.
Actually, The Rolling Stones are well known in modern popular music for using musical genres into their recording and performance, ultimately creating their own style. The band's career is frequently marked by a big reference and reliance on musical styles like American blues, folk, country, etc…

Songwriting partnership had been formed by Jagger and Richards turned them the leaders of “The Rolling Stones”. Jones dead and they need somebody to replace him, so they choose Mick Taylor in 1969 who was fired in 1974.

"This band is one of the most famous of 1960s British Invasion".

The Rolling Stones have released 22 studio albums in the UK , eight concert albums and a lot of compilations; overall they had sold more than 200 million albums worldwide. The Rolling Stones were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989. In 2004 they were ranked number 4th in “Rolling Stone magazine's 100 Greatest Artists of All Time”. Had been said that their image of unkempt and youth image is one that many musicians still emulate.


Band members
Brian Johnson – lead vocals (1980–present)
Angus Young – lead guitar (1973–present)
Malcolm Young – rhythm guitar, backing vocals (1973–present)
Cliff Williams – bass guitar, backing vocals (1977–present)
Phil Rudd – drums, percussion (1975–1983, 1994–present)

AC/DC are a rock band formed in Australia in 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young. They are commonly are considered pioneers of heavy metal and one of the most important bands of hard rock.
As we are used to, AC/DC have been changing along the time:
In 1977 bassist Mark Evans was replaced by Cliff Williams .Bon Scott, lead singer and co-songwriter died on 19 February 1980, due to huge alcohol consumption. At the same year, Brian Johnson (from Geordi) was selected for Scott's role. (We should refer that later a year, the band released their best-selling album, Back in Black). Phil Rudd was fired in 1983. This decision contributed for a declined in their popularity. The best solution was call back Phil and he accepted return to AC/DC. On 20 October 2008 released their new album, Black Ice.

Most important awards:
- Back in Black is the fifth-highest-selling album (has sold 45 million units worldwide).
- AC/DC ranked fourth on VH1's list of the "100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock" and was named the seventh "Greatest Heavy Metal Band of All Time" by MTV.
- Rolling Stone ranked them as 72th of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time".

- They were 5 times nominated to Grammy Awards, MTV Video Music Awards and 1 American Music Awards.

Iggy Pop


Iggy Pop is a rocker superstar which real name is James Newell Osterberg. He was born in april 21, 1947, in Michigan (USA).
He is known by “The Godfather of Punk” or “the Iguana”.
His first audition was in early 60s, in a school band called “the Iguanas”, which his role was play drums. In 1969 he created “The Stooges” with Ron Asheton on guitar, Scott Asheton on drums and Dave Alexander on bass (he was replaced by James Williamson after second álbum). When “The Stooges” broken up, Iggy Pop decide to take a solo career.

Iggy had been with a serious problem to deal with drugs, but his friend David Bowie was always there to support him. For example, when Iggy was to a mental institution, Bowie was there. He was also one of most influent collaborators of Iggy. They had worked together many times to be recognized as they are nowadays. For example, “China Girl” is now much better known as a hit single for Bowie (1983) but most the original version is from Iggy Pop.
Iggy is an actor too. Until now he has made sixteen movies and has been featured in five television series!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

The Doors (Jim Morrison)

One of the most famous American rock band which was formed in 1965 (in Los Angeles, California).

Former Members:
Jim Morrison – vocalist
Ray Manzarek – keyboardist
John Densmore – drummer
Robby Krieger – guitarist

The main reason to succeed was a Morrison’s mysterious lyrics. In addiction to this reason we have to admit that unpredictable behavior of Morrison had also influenced.
As Morrison’s lyrics his death was mysterious too. Nobody knows the death cause but the most accepted version was when Jim and Pam were to their favorite night club, the famous “Rock ‘n’ Roll Circus”. There Pam had ordered pure heroin form from Vietnam. They consume that, but Morrison felt really bad and died of overdose. Morrison died at age 27, the same age as several other famous rock stars. So he was included as member of 27 club (Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Brian Jones of The Rolling Stones, Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, Pete Ham of Badfinger and Kurt Cobain of Nirvana were also included there). Pamela Courson died at the same age.
The last public performance was on 8th December 1970, his 27th birthday when Morrison recorded another poetry session. The tour that they were doing was in order to promote their upcoming album “L.A. Woman”.
More about Morrison
Following the recording of L.A. Woman(In April, 1971), Morrison decided to take some time off and moved to Paris with Pamela Courson. He had already visited the city the summer before and seemed interested in moving there to become a writer in exile.
But while he was in Paris, he was again drinking heavily. On June 16, the last known recording of Morrison was made when he befriended two street musicians at a bar and invited them to a studio. That recording was finally released in 1994 on a bootleg CD entitled The Lost Paris Tapes.

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The Who

“Certainly one of the most famous rock band of all world. They adopted as genre Rock, hard rock, pop and art rock.”
They were an English rock band formed in 1964.

Pete Townshend - guitarist;
Roger Daltrey – vocals;
John Entwistle – bass
Keith Moon – drums

In 1990 they were included on “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame”. They were described as "Prime contenders, in the minds of many, for the title of World's Greatest Rock Band." Only other two important bands(Beatles and Rolling Stones) had been treated so well as they were.
According to the daily newspaper, “New York Times”, The Who have sold 100 million records. The Who become famous for being a pioneering of instrument destruction.

- They brought hard rock style to England from Led Zeppelin and The Clash.
- Britpop wave in the mid-1990s, can be considered inspired by The Who. For example, Blur, Oasis and Ash.
- Due to their loud, aggressive approach to rock and the snotty attitude evinced in songs like "My Generation" , have been called “The Godfathers of Punk” . Influenced bands:The Stooges, MC5, Ramones, Sex Pistols, The Clash, Green Day, and many other punk rock.


How I said The Who were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990.
UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005 and won the first annual Freddie Mercury Lifetime Achievement in Live Music Award in 2006. They received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the British Phonographic Industry in 1988 and from the Grammy Foundation in 2001. I have to refer that Tommy was included into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998, "My Generation" in 1999 and Who's Next in 2007.
Townshend and Daltrey received Kennedy Center Honors at the 31st annual awards ceremony on 7 December 2008. The Kennedy Center Honors are America's highest cultural honour. The Who are currently the only rock band to have received this award.