Varg Vikernes recorded the first four Burzum albums between January 1992 and March 1993 at the Grieg Hall in Bergen. However, the releases were spread out, with many months between the recording and the release of each album. During this time, Vikernes became a part of the early Norwegian black metal scene and befriended Mayhem guitarist Euronymous. He also took part in burning down four churches, along with other members of the scene. In August 1993, Vikernes stabbed Euronymous to death outside his apartment in Oslo.
I don’t think any band fits this category better than Led Zeppelin. This legendary hard rock band brought everything to the table during the 1970’s and the creativity of this group was unbelievable. Whether it was Jimmy Page’s amazing guitar riffs mixed with Robert Plant’s legendary voice, or John Bonham’s gut-busting drum solos along with John Paul Jones’ skillful techniques on bass guitar/keyboard: this band had it all. People all over the world worshiped these Gods of Rock like no other. Led Zeppelin is truly an influential music group because they transformed Rock n’ Roll into something that people had never heard before and proved that there was no limit to the amount of creativity that could go into one song.
* He has achieved 14 UK number 1 singles * His 1958 single Move It was considered the first authentic English rock music John Lennon said that before Cliff and the Shadows British music wasn’t worth listening to * As he converted to Christianity his songs turned softer more like pop and sometimes gospel * He is the biggest selling artist in the UK Switchfoot * Formed in 1996 * On 2002 Switchfoot’s music was featured in the movie “A Walk to Remember” * The original members for the band was Jon Foreman, Tim Foreman and Chad Butler * From the exposure that came from the movie “A Walk to Remember” they attracted a lot of attention from multiple record labels * Signed a contract with the major record label Columbia Records * Their album “The Beautiful Letdown” was certified as a double-platinum which sold over 2.6 million copies * On August 10 2007 Jon Foreman announced that the band has severed all ties with Columbia Records * They made a song called “This is Home” and was put as part of the soundtrack of Narnia: Prince Caspian * Made an album “Hello Hurricane” and licensed it at Atlantic Records * The album “Hello Hurricane” was nominated and got a Grammy award on February 11 2011 Led
Ashley Clement Professor Stephanie August 5, 2012 Research Paper Draft It’s Better To Burn Out Then Fade Away Alternative rock/grunge music was changed in the early 90’s when the infamous Kurt Cobain got together with Krist Novoselic to create the band Nirvana. “Few bands in rock history have had a more immediate and tangible impact on their contemporary pop musical landscape than Nirvana did in the early Nineties” (Rolling Stones). Nirvana’s distinct sound helped inspire many bands and artists in the 90’s and changed the history of rock forever. Although the band was only around for several years due to addiction and metal anguish the impact they had in such a short period of time is thrilling and undeniable. It all started in 1987 in Aberdeen Washington, when vocalist/guitarist Kurt Cobain and bassist Krist Novoselic got together.
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.
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.
Black Sabbath is credited with creating heavy metal. Mixing bone-crushing volume with Ozzy Osbourne's keening, ominous statements of gloom and doom, Black Sabbath were the heavy-metal kings of the 1970s. Often unloved by mainstream rock critics and ignored by radio programmers, the group still managed to sell over 8 million albums before Osbourne left for a solo career in 1979. The four original members were schoolmates from a working-class district of industrial Birmingham, England. They first joined together as the Polka Tulk Blues Company.
Limp Bizkit is an American nu metal band. Their lineup consists of Fred Durst (vocals), Wes Borland (guitars), Sam Rivers (bass) and John Otto (drums). Their work is marked by Durst's abrasive, angry lyrics and Borland's sonic experimentation and elaborate visual appearance, which includes face and body paint, masks and uniforms, as well as the band's elaborate live shows. The band has been nominated for three Grammy Awards and have sold 40 million records worldwide.  Formed in 1994, Limp Bizkit became popular playing in the Jacksonville, Florida underground music scene in the late 1990s, and signed with Flip Records, a subsidiary of Interscope, which released their début album, Three Dollar Bill, Y'all$ (1997).
I'm sure most rock music fans have heard of this phenomenon. I believe I first heard about it on some television special on VH1. There was a weird occurrence of many famous rock star musicians dying at the age of 27. Some of these include the most famous rockers like Jimi Hendrix, Brian Jones, Janis "Pearl" Joplin, Jim "The Lizard King" Morrison, and Kurt Cobain. However, the origins of the 27 Club actually go back further than you might think.
The New York Dolls formed in 1971, in New York, New York. With guitarists Johnny Thunders and Rick Rivets, bassist Arthur Kane, and drummer Billy Murcia were joined by vocalist David Johansen. (1) Starting as the first punk rock band, their drug-fueled, shambolic performances influenced a generation of musicians in New York and London. (Allmusic.com 2) Within a few months of performing, the band gained a cult following. To were record companies were scared of signing the Dolls because of their cross-dressing and blatant behavior.