Archive for September, 2007

Kiss Biography

September 21, 2007

Kiss is an American hard rock band that was formed in 1973 in New York City. The band became popular in the mid-seventies because of their trademark facepaint and outrageous stage outfits. The band was also known for their exciting and elaborate liver performances that not only include singing and adept musical instrumentation but also pyrotechnics, fire breathing and blood spitting. The original line-up of the band was composed of Gene Simmons on bass and vocals, Paul Stanley on rhythm guitar a…

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Korn Biography

September 21, 2007

Korn is a popular Nu Metal band hailing from Bakersfield, California. The band is credited to have popularized the Nu Metal genre and inspired other upcoming bands to follow suit. Korn has been able to sell over 30 million albums all over the world, making them one of the best selling Nu Metal acts in the last fifteen years. Korn formed when another group, the LAPD, decided to fold with its frontman leaving to take care of his addiction to drugs. The remaining members, guitarist James “Munky” Sh…

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Incubus Biography

September 21, 2007

Incubus is an American alternative band that hailed from California. It was composed of vocalist Brandon Boyd, guitarist Mike Einzinger, drummer Jose Pasillas and bassist Alex Katunich. The band formed in 1991but was named joey badafooko. The band started while they were just 15 year olds and in high school. The groups started playing as a band at parties and clubs. The band released their first full length album by themselves by pressing a thousand disks out of their own pockets. But they were …

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Guns N’ Roses Biography

September 20, 2007

Guns N’ Roses is a popular American heavy metal rock band that formed in March of 1985 in Los Angeles. It was founded by front man Axl Rose and guitarist Tracii Guns. The band was actually a king of merger between two bands, Hollywood Rose and LA Guns, both of which Rose was a member. Tracii Guns wasn’t able to appear in one of the new band’s first shows in Seattle and was replaced with the line-up eventually fixed to be composed of Axl Rose on lead vocals and keyboards, Slash on the lead guitar…

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Slayer Biography

September 20, 2007

Slayer is an American thrash metal band that was formed in 1981 by guitarists Kerry King and Jeff Hanneman when they met at a band audition. The two founding members later on recruited bassist and vocalist Tom Araya and drummer Dave Lombardo. The band began by playing cover songs at clubs and parties in Southern California. The band self-financed its way into producing their debut album without the benefit of a recording contract. The band dug into their own pockets and help from friends to come…

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Creed Biography

September 20, 2007

Creed was a popular American rock band that formed on 1995 in Tallahassee, Florida. The band was formed by vocalist Scott Stapp and guitarist Mark Tremonti who were friends in high school. They later on added Brian Marshall on bass and drummer Scott Phillips to complete their band line-up. Creed first started working at a small live music bar in their area. Their sound so impressed the music bar owner Jeff Hanson that he let the band play at bigger venues also being owned by Hanson. Hanson also …

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The Smashing Pumpkins Biography

September 20, 2007

The Smashing Pumpkins is an American alternative rock band that formed sometime in 1988 in Chicago. It all started when Billy Corgan met with guitarist James Iha while working at a record store. The two began to write some songs that were influenced by bands such as New Order and The Cure. Corgan also eventually met with bassist D’arcy Wretzky in 1988 and invited her to join the band. The band first played as a trio at the Avalon Nightclub in August of 1988. They played with the aid of a drum ma…

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Yes Biography

September 14, 2007

Yes is a progressive rock band that was formed in London sometime in 1968. The band was formed by vocalist Jon Anderson and bassist Chris Squire. The band first gained its big break when it played at the Speakeasy Club in London to fill in for another band. Through this the band was later selected to open for the farewell concert of Cream at the Royal Albert Hall. This move later led to doing regular gigs at the London’s Marquee Club. They began to gain some popularity among local fans. By 1969,…

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Electric Light Orchestra Biography

September 14, 2007

Electric Light Orchestra, also popularly known as ELO is a progressive rock band that originated from Birmingham, England in 1970. The band was formed on October of 1970 composed of Roy Wood, Jeff Lynne and Bev Bevan. Wood wanted to form a band that made use of instruments such as violins, cellos and horns to give their music some classical music touch. They proceeded to create a self-titled album employing this fairly unique musical style sometime between 1970 and 1971. The album went on to pro…

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Chicago Band Biography

September 7, 2007

Chicago is an American rock band that became popular in the 70’s and the 80’s. They were formed in Chicago, Illinois in 1967, hence their name. They were formed by a group of DePaul University students who began playing on and off campus. They were composed of a versatile line-up of instrumentalists that eventually grew and became a seven-member group. As a professional band, Chicago was composed of guitarist Terry Kath, keyboardist Robert Lamm, drummer Danny Seraphine, and bassist Peter Cetera …

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