Eddie Van Halen is a Dutch-America guitarist, songwriter and producer, he is known as the lead guitarist of the band Van Halen, this band has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. (Stewart, 2010) Eddie is one of the most respected and loved guitar players of his generation, and now is mentioned among the greats like Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix. Eddie is known for his advanced performing and recording styles in blues-based rock, tapping, strong and powerful solos ad high frequency feedback; he is also know for energetic and acrobatic stage performances. Second to Jimi Hendrix, he has been described as one of the most influential, original and talented guitarist of the 20th century. (Hagar,
Cudi’s music career took off after moving to Brooklyn and becoming a part of Fool’s Gold, a record label company (Rovi). There he released his first mix tape, ‘A Kid Named Cudi’, free for download off the internet. The mix tape brought attention to well-established rapper, Kanye West (Birchmeier). In 2008, Kid Cudi was a major songwriter and featured artist in West’s new album, 808s & Heartbreak. From there, Cudi was put on the ‘artists to watch list’ in major music magazines including Rolling Stone, Vibe, and BBC News.
The Beastie Boys The Beastie Boys are one of the greatest rap/hip-hop groups in the history of the genre. They mastered their own style and influenced many other groups throughout their history in the music industry. For more than 25 years they have been performing and putting out records. They are one of the longest lasting rap groups, continuing to be successful to this day. The group was nominated for the Rock and Roll hall of fame in 2007, for the year of 2008.
Jimi Hendrix was one of the most influential musicians in music history. Jimi Hendrix was one of the most exciting and creative guitar players ever. He mixed Blues and Rock & Roll together to create some of the most unique music ever played. Jimi had only four years of fame, but unlike others, has become even bigger in the 20 years after his death. Jimi's parents, Al Hendrix and Lucille Jeter got married in Seattle, Washington on March 31, 1942.
Research Paper on Nirvana / Kurk Cobain Nirvana is a band that was instrumental to me when it came to discovering what I appreciated in music. Nirvana was an American Rock band that was formed by guitarist and lead singer Kurt Cobain and bassist Krist Novoselic in Aberdeen, Washington, in 1987. The band went through changes in its drummers until it found Dave Grohl in 1990. Nirvana is single handedly responsible for the birth of what became to be known as grunge rock and has gone on to sell over 50 million albums worldwide. The meaning of the word nirvana is the extinction of passion or lust, hatred, and delusion.
Since that day, Lady Antebellum has become very popular among country music fans. Some of their most popular songs include Need You Now, and I Run to You. They have won many different awards from CMA’s all the way to the Grammy’s. At last year’s Grammy Awards, Rolling Stones reporter Matthew Perpeuta watched as the hit Need You Know won Record of The Year, Song of The Year and Country Performance by a Duo or Group” (Perpeuta). In the last four years, this trio has gone from playing in local bars and grills to walking the red carpet and winning countless awards because of this reason, who knows what will come next for this
EPISODE GUIDES Soul Deep - The Story Of Black Popular Music The Birth Of Soul - Ep1/6 BBC Two 7 May, 9.00-10.00pm Soul music has conquered the world in the last 50 years - growing from the raw, electric rhythms of the black underclass, it is now a billion dollar industry with R&B and hip-hop dominating the world's charts. It's been the soundtrack to some of the most extraordinary social, political and cultural shifts. And, together with the civil rights movement, it has challenged the white hegemony, helped breakdown segregation and encouraged the fight for racial equality. This new six part series, made by the BBC team who produced the critically-acclaimed Lost Highway, Walk On By and Dancing In The Street series, charts the evolution of
Ozzy's band had actually was originally called the “Blizzard of Ozz”. Ozzy's biggest financial success was the creation of “Ozzfest”. Ozzfest was a concert for metal fans all around, and for any other bands that wanted to come check him out. Ozzy Osbourne was a gothic metal head, who had inspired many people around the world. Later on he was inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Kevin Lyman, a God among Head Bangers A hero can be defined as many things to many different people, my kind of hero is a person who can influence and impact culture in such a significant way. Mr. Kevin Lyman is one of those types of people. While his name might not mean much to people, the things he’s accomplished for music and our generation is quite significant. For those that don’t know Kevin Lyman was the founder and creator of what’s now known as the warped tour. Kevin had originally created and started up the Warped Tour in 1994, after being a part of the Lollapalooza festival for the previous three years.
George Harrison, hired when he was still a minor, played lead guitar, with a formidable style inspired by the rockabilly of James Burton and Carl Perkins. They rose through the ranks playing rock and roll covers in Hamburg, Germany, then made their debut at The Cavern, in Liverpool, on February 21, 1961. Shortly after, Ringo Starr was called to replace the drummer Pete Best, and McCartney switched to the bass. In 1962 two phenomena exploded in America: the Beach Boys and the Four Seasons. Both truly sang, in vocal harmony derived from 1950s doo-wop, which they introduced to white audiences, with arrangements imitating the