Hard Rock

Scorpions Biography

Posted by on August 24, 2007 at 12:00 am

The Scorpions is a hard rock band that was formed in Hanover, Germany that became widely popular all over the world in the 80’s. The band was known for their popular hits such as the 80’s rock anthem “Rock You Like a Hurricane”, “Wind of Change”, “Still Loving You” and “Send Me an Angel”. In their fruitful career, the band was able to sell over 70 million albums worldwide.The Scorpions was first formed when rhythm guitarist Rudolf Schenker set out to form a band in 1965. The first band was compo…

Van Halen Biography

Posted by on August 23, 2007 at 12:00 am
Van Halen

Van Halen is an American rock band that became famous in the late 70’s and the 80’s. It was first formed in Pasadena, California in 1972 by the Van Halen brothers, guitarist Eddie and drummer Alex, as a three-piece band along with Mark Stone on bass. This initial line-up was then known as Mammoth. The band went on to recruit singer David Lee Roth as frontman to help keep Eddie to concentrate on playing the guitar. Mark Stone was then replaced by Michael Anthony on bass. The band went to play in …

AC/DC Biography

Posted by on August 10, 2007 at 12:00 am

AC/DC is a hard rock band that was formed in Australia in 1973 by brothers Angus and Malcolm Young. The band was also considered as one of the pioneers of heavy metal music that became wildly popular during the 70’s. It was said that their name was developed after the young brothers saw the acronym of AC/DC on the back of a sewing machine that was owned by their sister. They took the name since they felt that AC/DC (short for alternating current/direct current) aptly symbolizes their raw energy …

Deep Purple Biography

Posted by on August 10, 2007 at 12:00 am
Deep Purple

Deep Purple is an English hard rock band that was considered as one of the pioneers of the heavy metal genre along with Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath. They formed in 1968 in Hertfordshire. The most successful line-up of the band included Ian Gillan on vocals, Ritchie Blackmore on lead guitar, Jon Lord on keyboards, Roger Glover on bass and Ian Paice on drums. Deep Purple first taste of stardom was when their cover of Joe South’s song “Hush” became a tremendous success on US shores and was able …

Aerosmith Biography

Posted by on August 3, 2007 at 12:00 am

Aerosmith is an enduring American rock band that has become an icon, even regarded by many as “America’s Greatest Rock and Roll Band”. Aerosmith is composed of Steven Tyler on vocals, Joe Perry on lead guitar, Tom Hamilton on bass, Brad Whitford on rhythm guitar, and Joey Kramer on drums. The early formation of the band began in the late 1960’s when Tyler met Perry while vacationing in New Hampshire where Perry was playing with a band along with Tom Hamilton aside from washing dishes to pay the …

Audioslave Biography

Posted by on April 4, 2007 at 12:00 am

MembersChris Cornell, Lead VocalsTom Morello, GuitarTim Commerford, Bass and Back-up VocalsBrad Wilk, DrumsHistoryAudioslave was formed at a time when another band broke up. Sometime in October of 2000, Zach de la Rocha decided to leave the band Rage Against the Machine due to supposedly creative differences. The three other members of the band, Morello, Commerford and Wilk, decided to stay together and sought out a replacement for de la Rocha. They were able to meet with Chris Cornell of Soundg…