In 1989 is when Boys II Men got there big break, they were fortunate enough to go back stage at a Bell Biv DeVoe concert. Boys II Men would sing an acapella song known as “Can You Stand the Rain” by New Edition for Michael Bivins. Bivins offered them a contract right then and there with Motown Records. At some point before the group’s debut album was released, member Marc Nelson decided to leave the group to pursue his own personal solo career. As a group of four now, they wasted no time and entered the studio to record their debut
The Beatles were a band that influenced Pink Floyd greatly in the lead up to the release of Dark Side of the Moon; most bands were influenced by the Beatles at this time. Sgt. Peppers Lonely Heart Club Band, labelled the bible of summer 1967, gobsmacked musicians all over the world, Pink Floyd being no exception. When Syd Barrett was still in the band, he quoted from the album‘s title song in his own single Apples and Oranges, while Walters twice quoted Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, lyrically in Let There be More Light, and musically in Point me at the Sky. When Gilmour joined, he took much of his guitar sound from the sonic palette used for The Beatle’s The White Album.
The men decided to change their name, again. Now they called themselves “The Silver Beetles.” Now, the band just needed a drummer. They went through two potential band mates, but both of them left after a few weeks. Harrison suggested the club owner’s son, Pete Best, as a potential drummer. After contacting Best, and offering him the position, he accepted.
Hendrix later left to England to play in his own band called the Jimmy Hendrix Experience. His band made it big in England and he soon returned to the United Sates. In 1969, Hendrix performed at the summer Woodstock music festival. This event is where Hendrix became most famous. Woodstock completely changed the musical world.
“We were just the spokesmen for a generation”, answered Paul McCartney when asked about his thoughts on the roles of rock music in the 1960’s (Szatmary 97), “I try to use my music to move these people to act”, said legendary guitarist Jimi Hendrix when asked about the motives of his music (Jimi). Both these men were very aware of the influence they held as Rock musicians, and acted upon that knowledge as is evident in their lyrics. There were many other musicians at the time that found themselves in the same position. The position where their music had more value to it than just entertainment, where it could actually bring about change. Rock music brought about the cultural revolutions of the sixties and seventies.
Guitarist Dave Mustaine answered another one of Ulrich’s adds. Hetfield and Ulrich recruited Mustaine only after seeing the expensive equipment he owned. Metallica recorded their first song “Hit the Lights” in early 1982 with Mustaine on lead guitar, Hetfield on rhythm and vocals, and Ulrich playing drums and bass only for this specific recording (MTV.com). Hetfield and Ulrich asked bassist Cliff Burton to join their band in fall of 1982 after being “blown away” at one of Burton’s previous band’s shows. Burton initially declined the offer, but by the end of the year he accepted on the condition the band move to the San Francisco Bay Area.
Introduction- Topic sentence: Do you know who the greatest guitarist who ever lived is? Well his name is Jimi Hendrix a guitarist, singer, and song writer born on November 27th 1942, in Seattle Washington, and before his life got cut short in 1970 at the age on 27 he managed to make so amazing music. Reason to Listen: The reason you should listen to my speech is because Jimi Hendrix made music that was totally different from all other music and this speech will help you learn more about it and how it changed the way people play electric guitar. Credibility: I and credible to inform you about Jimi Hendrix because I have been listening to him for about a year now and I have researched him a lot before this speech.
Mikey had never played bass before, but learned to do so specifically to be in his brother's band. When Mikey joined the band he also allowed them to use the band name "My Chemical Romance", a name he had come up with while working at a Barnes & Nobles after seeing the book "Ecstasy: Three Tales of Chemical Romance" by Irvine Welsh. Mikey had been saving that name in case he ever started a band of his
It was Chandler who came up with the spelling change of "Jimmy" to "Jimi".  Chandler then helped Hendrix form a new band, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, with guitarist-turned-bassist Noel Redding and drummer Mitch Mitchell, both English musicians.  Shortly before the Experience was formed, Chandler introduced Hendrix to Brian Auger, Eric Burdon, Pete Townshend and to Eric Clapton, who had only recently helped put together Cream. At Chandler's request, Cream let Hendrix join them on stage for a jam. Hendrix performed two songs, one of which was the song "Killing Floor".
The name Pierce the Veil is taken from a song on Before Today’s album, A Celebration of an Ending. Their first studio album, A Flair for the Dramatic, was released on June 26th 2007, as the brothers still wrote songs together and managed to write enough to make a full album. They recorded the entire album in Seattle, Washington with producer Casey Bates. A song from the album, “I’d Rather Die Than Be Famous”, was featured on Tony Hawk’s Proving Ground. Bassist and backing vocalist Jaime Preciado and lead guitarist Tony Perry joined the band just after the album was released.