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Famous Band-wonderful band of Dire straits

Wed, 01 Dec 2010 03:34:00 +0000

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June 1977 - Nov 1977. English graduate and former Yorkshire Evening Post journalist, Mark Knopfler, (born Aug. 12, 1949, Glasgow, Strathclyde, Scotland), a part time teacher and pub rock player and songwriter, having spent two months with northern UK band Brewers Droop, before forming Café Racers, is sharing a flat with fellow group members in Deptford, South London. His cohorts are social worker and guitarist brother, David Knopfler, (born Dec. 27th 1952, Glasgow), and sociology undergraduate and bank manager's son John Illsley (born June 24th 1949, Leicester, England), and they frequently jam and rehearse Mark's own material. They are joined by Pick Withers, (born April 4th 1948). Under the name of Mark's previous band, Café Racers, the line up debuts at a punk festival, headlined by Squeeze, on waste ground behind Farrar House. A friend of Pick's - seeing their financial plight - suggests the name Dire Straits, which they do for their second gig - supporting Squeeze at the local legendary Albany Theat 



The wonderful band of Eagles

Wed, 01 Dec 2010 03:32:00 +0000

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Formed in Los Angeles, California, USA, in 1971, this highly successful unit was formed by musicians drawn from singer Linda Ronstadt's backing group. Of the original quartet, Bernie Leadon (b. 19 July 1947, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; guitar, vocals) boasted the most prodigious pedigree, having embraced traditional country music with the Scottsville Squirrel Barkers, before gaining significant rock experience as a member of Hearts And Flowers, Dillard And Clark and the Flying Burrito Brothers. Randy Meisner (b. 8 March 1947, Scottsbluff, Nebraska, USA; bass, vocals) was formerly of Poco and Rick Nelson's Stone Canyon Band; Glenn Frey (b. 6 November 1948, Detroit, Michigan, USA; guitar, vocals) had recorded as half of Longbranch Pennywhistle; while Don Henley (b. 22 July 1947, Gilmer, Texas, USA; drums, vocals) had led Texas-based aspirants Shiloh. Such pedigrees ensured interest in the new venture, which was immediately signed to David Geffen's nascent Asylum Records label.









The famous band of the world Abba

Wed, 01 Dec 2010 03:28:00 +0000

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BBA Biography, April 2006*
*This is the official ABBA biography, which I have written on behalf of Polar Music International. The biography is updated every now and then.
THE ABBA STORY
The ABBA story began in June 1966 when Björn Ulvaeus (born 1945) met Benny Andersson (born 1946) for the first time. Björn was a member of the Hootenanny Singers, a very popular folk music group, while Benny played keyboards in Sweden’s biggest pop group of the 1960s, The Hep Stars. 






IRON MAIDEN

Fri, 26 Nov 2010 03:27:00 +0000

  Iron Maiden was first formed in London in 1976 by Steve Harris (bass), who later joined Tony Parsons (guitar), Doug Sampson (drums) and Paul Di'Anno (Vocal). Before getting a contract with record companies, they appear from stage to stage in the city of London and earn revenue from each performance. Parsons was replaced by Dennis Stratton, they released their first debut album that took the title as their band name 'Iron Maiden' in 1980. Although completion of their album was somewhat hasty, but their songs like 'Running Free' to become hits in the UK at that time. On their next album 'Killers', released in 1981, they present the changes in terms of musicality which tend to be harder than the previous albums, the album was re-composition changes seen with the replacement Stratton formation by Adrian Smith.Because the habit of alcohol consumption could not be controlled anymore, Di'Anno was fired and eventually replaced by Bruce Dickinson in 1982 as the release of The Number of the Beast. Some songs in this album, like 'The Number of the Beast' and 'Hallowed be Thy Name' became known as one of the best rock recordings of all time. Since the success of this album, Iron Maiden began to be known by the world, in their next album 'Piece of Mind' was a lot of changes they bring. They undergo two major tours before you start recording the album 'Powerslave' in 1983, which later became hits are cherished by his fans. In 1985 they released a double live album 'Live After Death' which was taken as Powerslave tour.With the release of the album 'Live After Death', they also established himself as a unique metal band and powerful. On their next album, 'Somewhere in Time', seen them start using Synthesizer in the production process, and their themes in terms of the themes raised are more relevant. Released in 1988, the album 'Seventh Son of a Seventh Son' became the album's most acclaimed and criticized since Number of the Beast. After completing a grueling tour, the guitarist Smith out of the band, they underwent personnel vacancies for one year. With new guitarist Janick Gers, they re-produce the album, this time recording entitled 'No Prayer For The Dying' in 1990. This album them back using sound as their early recordings. One of the singles on the album 'Bring Your Daughter ... to the Slaughter' was awarded the Golden Raspberry Award for worst song of the year, although this band became the band's number one in England. After completing the tour in 1991, Dickinson convey his desire to quit and promote another band he'd form the Skunkworks. Fear of the Dark became the band's last album with the vocalist Dickinson. This album became one of Iron Maiden albums that received the largest sales. After tour promotion, they released 2 live album in 1993, 'A Real Live One' and 'A Real Dead One'.Together with Blaze Bayley, replacement Dickinson, Iron Maiden released the album 'The X Factor' in 1995. But unfortunately this album was not as successful as its predecessor albums. At the end of 1996 they released a double compilation album 'Best of The Beast'. In 1999 Dickinson and Smith returned to the band, and they began producing and recording an album titled 'Brave New World'. In 2000 they held a series of tours that are documented into a live album 'Rock in Rio', they also released the album 'Edward The Great' in 2002 followed by the album 'Dance of Death' in 2003. Then they released a DVD DVDs History of Iron Maiden, Pt 1: The Early Days and Raising Hell 'in 2004. Their albums are the next 'Death on The Road' (2005) and 'Matter of Life and Death' (2006).[...]



AVENGED SEVENFOLD BIOGRAPHY

Fri, 26 Nov 2010 03:19:00 +0000

 Avenged Sevenfold (also known as A7X), is the core metal band from Huntington Beach, California.They come from the same place where all except Synyster Gates comes from the same school, the Huntington Beach High School. They formed in early 1999 in which personnel initially only four-member course of M. Shadows, Zacky Vengeance, The Rev and Justin Sane (bass).Avenged Sevenfold's name is taken from one of the stories in the Bible. Despite taking the name from the Bible, M. Shadows admitted that his band is not too religious or intended to spread a religious belief or affiliated to the fans.Along the way, Avenged Sevenfold had changed the flow of metal-core becomes more toward alternative metal. Rumors say this is because the vocalist, M. Shadows had to undergo surgery due to a torn vocal cords due to scream too loud at a concert. But in every interview opportunity, Avenged Sevenfold often deny the truth of this rumor. Changes flow they do so largely because they enjoyed doing musically experimental and want to do the evolution in style and flow of their music.Avenged Sevenfold has recorded a symbol called "Deathbat". This emblem was designed by a friend during their high school, Micah Montague. This symbol always appears in every concert and almost always there in each of their albums.Their first album, Sounding the Seventh Trumpet was recorded when they were 18 years old. This album was released by Good Life Recordings label, but after guitarist Synyster Gates Avenged Sevenfold entry, the album was re-released by Hopeless Records label. The song "To End The Rapture" was also recorded, this time with added guitar Synyster Gates. And finally released in July 2001. While playing bass in the recording formation is Justin Sane album, but bass players listed in the CD is Daemon Ash skin. This is because just before the process of mixing the album, Justin Sane removed from the band and was replaced Johnny Christ. Until now the cause is unknown expulsion Justin Sane from the band.In 2003, they were full-length release their second album titled Waking The Fallen. The album sold 175,000 copies in the United States and reached the rank 12 in the Independent Album Chart in the United States.Their third album, City of Evil, released in 2005. The album is one of the most successful album of Avenged Sevenfold. Their Album had even occupied the 30th position in the U.S. Billboard chart and sold 730,000 copies in the United States alone. At that time the United States is saturated with hip-hop and pop are rampant, and Avenged Sevenfold released their album City of Evil, exactly on the date of June 8, 2005. Hits single Bat Country is a song metal / rock that ruled the first MTbTRL. They popularized the back with a duet guitar solo guitarists Synyster Gates and Zacky Vengeance really heats mosh pit area. The record was certified gold and won the title Best New Artist in a Video at the MTV VMA 2006 for the song Bat Country.In 2007, they went back to spawn a new album titled Avenged Sevenfold. In his debut in the United States, the album was ranked four in the Billboard 200. The album sold 94,000 copies in the USA within one week after its release. Beginning in August 2007, they went through their Asia Pacific tour, and had stopped in Indonesia and played their first song in public. Song called Almost Easy is getting rave reviews from fans around the world. When the punk band Dead Jogjakarta Saglit opener band.In 2008, they participated as headliners at the Taste of Chaos tour with Bullet for My Valentine, ATREYU, Blessthefall and Idiot Pilot. When the tour, they recorded a DVD that contains 6 new tracks them.And in the year 2008, they released an album of live recordings of their concert in Long Beach, California is entitled Live in the LBC & Diamonds in the Rough.And early in 2010, The Rev Avenged Sevenfold's drummer died in they home. Until[...]



CREED

Fri, 26 Nov 2010 03:17:00 +0000

  Creed was formed in Tallahassee, Florida in 1995 with the name Naked Toddler when Stapp and guitarist Mark Tremonti, playing together and started writing songs. Then they added bassist Brian Marshall and drummer Scott Phillips. Then they changed the name to be called the Creed of Marshall's previous band, "Maddox Creed".They work in bars directly, where they attract the attention of Jeff Hanson, who allow them to play in a bigger place. Then Hanson persuaded producer John Kurzwegg to produce Creed songs. Their first album, My Own Prison, was launched and distributed to radio stations Florida. It attracts the attention of several labels that agreed to see the band, but instead just see. Accidentally, Diana Meltzer from Wind-Up Records heard Creed direct play. Finally he put under the label Creed Wind-Up. After a remix to make it more delicious, My Own Prison, was relaunched by Wind-Up Records.The album succeeded unexpectedly successful, reaching the Top 40 on the Billboard Top 200, and raises several singles ( "My Own Prison," "Torn," "What's This Life For," and "One" which peaked at rock radio charts. Song hit "My Own Prison," also appeared as a live performance at a charity album, Live in the X Lounge. Their second album, Human Clay, was launched in 1999. Single of the album, "Higher," a few weeks at the top of the rock charts. Until early in 2000 the single crossing into pop radio and became a Top Ten in the Billboard Pop Chart. Advanced single, "With Arms Wide Open", also hit number 1 in the summer of that year.Meanwhile, Brian Marshall blame the fans when he criticized Pearl Jam at a radio station. He was later expelled from the band, and Brett Hestla over tour putting Human Clay. At that time, Fred Durst of Limp Bizkit insult Stapp in a festival where the band performed. Responding to act Fred Durst, Scott Stapp invited Fred Durst for a boxing match, where Durst refused.In the fall of 2001, My Sacrifice, the first single from Creed's latest album, Weathered, worn in a series of promotional videos made by the WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment). "Young Grow Old", side-b of the Human Clay, was also used as the theme song for WWE Backlash on April 2002. In early 2002, "Bullets" was released as a single. Singlets are not counted fairly successful, but immediately raises Creed summers biggest hit, "One Last Breath".Stapp had an accident in April 2002, which made the tour that had them  not seem so. But Stapp recovered in time to participate in the final performance. "Do not Stop Dancing" was a small hit of the Creed in late 2002 / early 2003.Creed rumored in 2003 that Stapp take drugs so that he could not sing the lyrics of Creed. Yet the issue be deleted. Problems continued when Creed was rumored to convey religious messages in music and video. Most of these treatment directed by Stapp, although he denied any link between religion and the band. This resulted in Stapp left the band.On June 4, 2004, Creed broke up. Stapp has recorded a solo album, The Great Divide, in cooperation with Roadrunner Records, while others have formed a new band, Alter Bridge, with Myles Kennedy. Bassist Brett Hestla also joined the band Dark New Day.[...]



Iron Maiden: Discography

Fri, 05 Nov 2010 03:14:00 +0000

Rocking Tunes: Check
Kicking type treatment: Check
Iconic Characters: Check
Merchandise coming out of their asses: Check
Band members not dead: Check
Business Savvy: Check

No, it’s not KISS it’s Iron Maiden. Up the Irons!

You have to hand it to Iron Maiden and their dedication to their mascot Eddie. He’s gotta be second to McDonald’s Ronald McDonald in terms of mascot power and if they met in the Thunderdome you know the ginger clown wouldn’t be coming out.

With their 2008 tour coming to a close, a new DVD and best of album out there is no better time to do an Iron Maiden feature.

I want to preface this feature to say I’m not a major Iron Maiden fan. In fact, if a gang of fans surrounded me and told me to whistle a Maiden tune I’d be screwed. Chalk this up to my age and the fact I was a Sepultura fan during my metal days of the 90′s. I have however had this feature ordained by the two official metal fans in the office.

I was initially going to feature all the covers of Iron Maiden and showcase Eddie’s 27+ year career. Little did I know that there is almost a hundred covers and thousands of pieces of merchandise sporting his face. So I’ve taken the easy way out and just focused on the studio albums. Well I added the few extra ones the band features on their official website too.

The majority of Iron Maidens artwork from 1980 were created by Derek Riggs. He’s just released a book titled “Run for Cover the art of Derek Riggs” which not only has hundreds of full page illustrations but sketches and back story to each cover. Including info about deadlines, egos, falling out and other juicy bits. I’m still getting through it. So rather than rewrite all of this I encourage any fan to pick up a copy.

One interesting point Derek makes is that albums could have up to 15 different pieces of artwork covering posters, mag covers, tickets, singles and what not. It was this mass saturation he attributed to the success of the albums and pity’s those bands that tried to do the same with just one piece of art.

The album cover also becomes part of the stage show for the band. Whether it be props or costumes the members where. They really put their all into an albums concept. No live show would be complete without an entrance from Eddie.



Iron Maiden to Open the 2012 London Olympic Games?

Fri, 05 Nov 2010 03:12:00 +0000

(image) The page says: “Iron Maiden are one of the most successful bands to come out of England that are still active and are arguably the biggest metal band of all time. They deserve to play and represent their hometown of London, England in 2012! This is a virtual petition I am going to pass along to whoever I can to get Maiden to play the London Olympics in 2012. Feel free to post pics/stories/whatever to the group. Pls repost and spread the word. LONG LIVE MAIDEN!!!”
In the meantime, Iron Maiden are preparing for their North American Tour with Dream Theater in support of their upcoming album, Final Frontier.
Iron Maiden, Dream Theater – 2010 Tour Dates

June 09 Dallas, TX, Superpages.Com Center
June 11 Houston, TX, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
June 12 San Antonio, TX, AT&T Center
June 14 Denver, CO, Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
June 16 Albuquerque, NM, The Pavilion
June 17 Phoenix, AZ, Cricket Wireless Pavilion
June 19 San Bernardino, CA, San Manuel Amphitheatre
June 20 Concord, CA, Sleep Train Pavilion
June 22 Auburn, WA, White River Amphitheatre
June 24 Vancouver, BC, GM Place
June 26 Edmonton, AB, Rexall Place
June 29 Saskatoon, SK Credit Union Centre
June 30 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre*
July 03 Toronto, On Molson Amphitheatre
July 07 Montreal, QC Bell Centre (Paperless Ticketing N/A)
July 11 Holmdel, NJ, PNC
July 12 New York, NY, Madison Square Garden
July 14 Pittsburgh, PA First Niagara Pavilion
July 15 Cleveland, OU Blossom Music Center
July 17 Detroit, Mi DTE Energy Music Theatre
July 18 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
July 20 Washington D.C. Jiffy Lube Live



Famous Band Of The World Mettallica vedios

Fri, 05 Nov 2010 03:09:00 +0000

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Famous Band Of The World Mettallica vedios 



SID new CD Title “2 Dome no Kanojo” free japan mp3 download

Fri, 05 Nov 2010 03:08:00 +0000

SID is a Japanese rock band formed in 2003. This band is famous for their jazzy sound that is usually absent in Visual Kei.
SID new album ” Nidome no Kanojo” (2℃目の彼女). The band’s second major single will include b-side “Nakidashita Onna to Kyomukan” and a third song, “Owakare no Uta”, which was recorded live at their November 2nd Budoukan performance.
Artist : SID
CD Title : 2 Dome no Kanojo
Released Date : 14 January 2009




Guns N Roses

Tue, 02 Nov 2010 03:08:00 +0000

   Guns N 'Roses (sometimes abbreviated as GN'R) is an American rock band. The band formed in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California in 1985. The band, led by singer and co-founder Axl Rose, has gone through various line-up changes and controversy since its formation; lineup currently consists of vocalist Rose, guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" thal, DJ Ashba and Richard Fortus, bassist Tommy Stinson drummer Frank Ferrer and keyboardists Dizzy Reed and Chris Pitman. The band released six studio albums, three EPs and one live album during his career.The band has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide, including more than 46 million in the United States.The band's 1987 major label debut album Appetite for Destruction has sold more than 28 million copies worldwide and reached number one in the United States Billboard 200. In addition, the album charted three Top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, including "Sweet Child O 'Mine" which reached number one.The 1991 album Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II debuted on the two highest spots on the Billboard 200 and has sold 14 million copies combined in the United States alone and 35 million worldwide. After more than a decade of work, the band released a follow-up album, Chinese Democracy, in 2008.Mid-to-late eighties and early nineties years has been described by individuals in the music industry as a period where "they gave birth to a hedonistic rebellion and turn back the punk attitude-driven hard rock, reminiscent of the early Rolling Stones. "Guns N 'Roses (sometimes abbreviated as GN'R) is an American rock band. The band formed in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California in 1985. The band, led by singer and co-founder Axl Rose, has gone through various line-up changes and controversy since its formation; lineup currently consists of vocalist Rose, guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" thal, DJ Ashba and Richard Fortus, bassist Tommy Stinson drummer Frank Ferrer and keyboardists Dizzy Reed and Chris Pitman. The band released six studio albums, three EPs and one live album during his career. The band has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide, including more than 46 million in the United States.The band's 1987 major label debut album Appetite for Destruction has sold more than 28 million copies worldwide and reached number one in the United States Billboard 200. In addition, the album charted three Top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, including "Sweet Child O 'Mine" which reached number one.The 1991 album Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II debuted on the two highest spots on the Billboard 200 and has sold 14 million copies combined in the United States alone and 35 million worldwide. After more than a decade of work, the band released a follow-up album, Chinese Democracy, in 2008. Mid-to-late eighties and early nineties years has been described by individuals in the music industry as a period where "they gave birth to a hedonistic rebellion and turn back the punk attitude-driven hard rock, reminiscent of the early Rolling Stones. "Formation (1985-1987)See also: Hollywood Rose and L. A. GunsThis group was formed in early 1985 by Hollywood Rose members Axl Rose (vocals) and Izzy Stradlin (guitar), and LA Guns members Tracii Guns (lead guitar), Ole Beich (bass) and Rob Gardner (drums). The band created the name by combining two of the members of the group name. Shortly thereafter, bassist Ole Beich fired, and replaced by Duff McKagan.Setelah a while Tracii Guns Tracii was replaced by Slash because it does not show up for practice. Slash has played with McKagan in the Road Crew and Stradlin during a short duty in Hollywood Rose. The new line-up came together quickly, but after deciding to do the "tour" from Sacrame[...]



Guns N' Roses Interview

Tue, 02 Nov 2010 03:05:00 +0000

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Band Name: Guns N' Roses
Interviewed: Marc Canter (author "Reckless Road")
Interviewer: Jason Fisher
Date: 2008-03-17



Gun N'Roses

Tue, 02 Nov 2010 03:03:00 +0000

Gun N'Roses



Creed reunites for a new Album

Mon, 01 Nov 2010 04:53:00 +0000


Yea you have heard right – The original Creed band mambers reunite for a new studio album calles “Full Circle”!
As a long term fan of Creed I was gald to hear this breaking news. And you can count on me having the album in my collection as soon it is out.
But the best for you ClassicPro and Creed fans is that Skin Consortium will celebrate this album with a new ClassicPro skin. So stay tuned for some updates.



Album Art creed weathered 2001

Mon, 01 Nov 2010 04:52:00 +0000

Album Art  creed weathered 2001



10 Famous Bands Who Started In College

Mon, 01 Nov 2010 04:50:00 +0000

Besides challenging you academically, college affords students the opportunity to experiment with their own interests that may not always seem practically applicable to the real world. But sometimes, with the right mix of people, talent and ambition, college can be the perfect breeding ground for true art and even international success and fame. These ten bands started in college, but ended up playing for millions of fans all over the world. R.E.M.: American musical group R.E.M. began achieving success in the 1980s, and by the end of the decade, had established themselves as more than just a cult rock band with major hits like "The One I Love" and "Shiny Happy People." Once named "America’s Best Rock & Roll Band" by Rolling Stone, R.E.M. was founded in Athens, GA, in 1980, by lead vocalist Michael Stipe and guitarist Peter Buck. Stipe and Buck quickly recruited other students from the University of Georgia, bass guitarist Mike Mills and drums and percussion player Bill Berry. Their first show was at a friend’s birthday party, but they soon dropped out of college to go on tour in the South and record an album.MGMT: MGMT’s "psychedelic pop" sound — coined by David Marchese of Spin — originated during low-key jam sessions at Wesleyan University. Ben Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden teamed up during their freshman year and played on campus until they graduated in 2005. The now-Brooklyn-based MGMT — first known as The Management — began touring, and in 2006, they signed with Columbia Records. Their first big album Oracular Spectacular was instantly a hit on college campuses, in clubs and in Europe.Radiohead: Another 1990s-era rock band that has continued to enjoy critical and commercial success is Radiohead. The band was formed in 1985 when Thom Yorke, Colin Greenwood, Ed O’Brien and Phil Selway were attending an all-boys school in Oxfordshire, England. At the time, the band was called "On a Friday," and the members stuck together on weekends and over holidays when they returned home from university. During a show at the Jericho Tavern in Oxfordshire, Radiohead’s present manager Chris Hufford heard them play and agreed to produce a demo tape for them. They signed a six-album record deal in 1991.Better Than Ezra: Although not as widely known as Radiohead or R.E.M., Better Than Ezra is a popular southern rock band among college students and New Orleans-area music lovers. Better Than Ezra was formed in 1988 at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. Kevin Griffin, Joel Rundell, Tom Drummond and Cary Bonnecaze released their first official album in 1989 called Surprise, but a year later, lead guitarist Joel Rundell committed suicide. After a break, the band reunited and eventually had a number-one hit on the Hot Modern Rock Charts in 1995.The Strokes: When The Strokes broke onto the music scene in the late 90s and early 2000s, rock fans greatly appreciated their bare-bones approach to old-fashioned rock’n'roll guitar music. Band members Julian Casablancas, Nick Valensi, Albert Hammond Jr., Nikolai Fraiture and Fabrizio Moretti released Is This It in 2001, but they had known each other in some way since their prep school days in New York and Switzerland, where Casablancas was sent because of drinking problems and where he met Hammond. The band formed when Hammond moved from Switzerland to NYU and rented an apartment with Casablancas. They began playing at bars and clubs on the Lower East Side and released the U.S. version of Is This It after recording a UK version.Styx: Some of the best cheesy party music includes Styx [...]



System of a Down

Mon, 01 Nov 2010 04:46:00 +0000

System of a Down (commonly referred to as System or abbreviated as SOAD) is an Armenian-American rock- metal band, formed in 1994 in Glendale, California. Consisting of Serj Tankian (lead vocals and keyboards), Daron Malakian (vocals and guitar), Shavo Odadjian (bass), and John Dolmayan (drums), the band has released five albums since 1998. A staple on mainstream rock radio, their works have earned them three Grammy Award nominations, of which they won one.System of a Down is very politically active (Although they prefer to call themselves a socially aware band) and are noted for the liberal political views expressed in their songs, tackling several subjects including the Armenian Genocide, War on Drugs, religion, and censorship. The band is a part of the Axis of Justice, a non-profit organization co-founded by Tankian and fellow musician Tom Morello, dedicated to bringing together musicians, music fans, and grassroots political organizations to fight for social justice.In 2006, the group went on an "indefinite hiatus", and all four members are currently working on various side projects.Style and influencesThe stylistic variety and level of experimentation in System of a Down's music has made it difficult to describe. Though they have evolved their sound with each album, System of a Down has, for the most part, maintained a single style throughout their body of work. This style mixes elements and influences from a wide variety of genres such as alternative rock, punk rock, folk music, psychedelic rock, classic metal, symphonic metal, thrash metal, funk metal and progressive rock. Even some electronic influences can be heard in songs such as "Old School Hollywood." This has made them difficult to categorize, prompting the press to describe them with several different genre handles, among them alternative metal, hard rock,nu metal and progressive metal.The band has used a wide range of instruments, including electric mandolins, baritone electric guitars, acoustic guitars, ouds, sitars and twelve string guitars. Furthermore, a variety of keyboards and synthesizers have been used on live shows. Drop C tuning was used exclusively on the first three albums, with later records mostly relying on drop C# tuning. Their vocal style has also remained fairly consistent over the years. The band frequently used alternating vocals, switching between near screaming followed by softer singing. Also, many of the same harmony and chord structures are frequently utilized in vocals in their songs, giving them a distinct sound.The band has cited Middle Eastern music as one of its influences and mentioned on several accounts that they appreciate The Beatles and Kiss. On their own style, Odadjian said: "I don't think we sound like anybody else. I consider us System of a Down." and Dolmayan stated "You can compare us to whoever you want. I don't care. Comparisons and labels have no effect on this band. Fact is fact: We are who we are and they are who they are.[...]



Live Bands in the Cleveland Ohio Area

Mon, 01 Nov 2010 04:45:00 +0000

Congratulations...you have found, listed here, many of the best live bands in the
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Cleveland / Akron Area. To go and personally see these bands...most of which are local, only reaffirm's the wonderful talent we have here in Northeast Ohio.
For some, this may be hard to believe, but most of these bands are not out there playing for the money...they are playing for the love of music and playing for the fans that come out to see them. Lets keep live bands in the Cleveland / Akron area performing here. If your not out there supporting these local bands and musicians, please make it point to start now! If you are already out there seeing these bands and musicians perform...Let me just say Thank You!



Welcome in the Tokio Hotel World !

Mon, 01 Nov 2010 04:43:00 +0000


Hi guys ! All Europe is already deeply in love with these four german guys and now it’s North America’s turn. Tokio Hotel is the now famous name for that german rock band who is ruling the european charts since more than two years. With their “Scream” album to be released on 6th May in the United States and alreaky well ranked in Canada, i can’t resist to help you to learn everything you need to about the twins Bill (vocals, lyrics) and Tom Kaulitz (guitar), Georg Listing (bass) and Gustav Schafer (drums). Here’s a place to get the news, and to catch a glimpse on their music world. The aim ? Understanding a phenomenon, without being closed in stereotypes : just searching why and how Tokio Hotel is becoming a legend for so many people. Ready ?