American Idiot, released in 2004, has been changing the lives of rock and rollers all around the world. It expresses a generation shaped by many important events such as the Iraq war. American Idiot was actually originally meant to be Cigarettes and Valentines, but when the master tapes were stolen Green Day decided rather than re-record the material, they’d started fresh. This concept album and “punk rock opera” consists of vocalist/guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong and bassist Mike Dirnt. For much of the group's career, the band has been a trio with drummer Tré Cool, who replaced former drummer John Kiffmeyer in 1990 prior to the recording of the band's second studio album, Kerplunk (1991). In 2012, guitarist Jason White became an official member after having performed with the band as a touring member since 1999. Green day started of in Berkeley, CA, and since then has been all over the world touring and spreading their music.
His band members include Todd Laningham on guitar, Will Knaak on guitar and vocals, Caleb Jones on the bass and vocals, and Bryan Zanotti on the drums and vocals. They do not interact
“If you came here to see spandex and big hair, this ain’t your band”, Metallica’s “war cry” throughout the early eighties. While the rest of the hard rock bands wanted to get rich and a lot of women, Metallica, as in the words of former lead guitarist Dave Mustaine, “Our hole existence pretty much was guitar, dominating the world and getting liquored up”.
Tommy DeCarlo is the lead vocals, keyboards, and percussion. Born and raised in Utica, New York, DeCarlo lived and breathed sports, playing baseball, football and basketball throughout his school years. DeCarlo’s interest in music began in elementary school when he joined the school choir, he started playing piano when he was about 14 years old. He was usually picking out chords on an old upright when he wasn’t playing sports. Tom Scholz happened to hear DeCarlo’s cover of “Don’t Look Back,” and was shocked, thus asking him to join the band. Prior to that, the largest crowd that Tommy had sung in front of was several dozen people, performing karaoke in a bowling alley. When he’s not on the road with Boston, he plays in a cover band with his
The original lineup did not last long; after much shuffling around, the members today are Rivers Cuomo, Patrick Wilson, Brian Bell, and Scott Shriner. The band includes typical instruments of the alternative rock sound, including guitar (Rivers Cuomo—lead), bass (Scott Shriner), drums (Patrick Wilson), and vocals (Rivers Cuomo—lead). The backups include guitar (Brian Bell) and vocals (all members).
Led Zeppelin were never afraid to try new musical directions, drawing inspiration from such styles as blues, rock, folk, country (and everything in between!) to create a unique sound that almost defies description, probably the most appropriate way to describe their vast repertoire is simply as "Led Zeppelin". During their reign they created one of the most enduring and diverse catalogues in modern music and firmly secured their status as one of the most influential groups ever (probably second only to The Beatles!).
But it didn’t matter that Los Lobos had lost their one steady job, because they had found a niche that no other group occupied. They had combined electric and acoustic instruments and blended musical styles in their own way. Steve Berlin joined the band in 1983 as the saxophone and keyboard player, adding to the band’s unique
Mike was the founder of Just About Music, a now defunct non-profit. He is an Advisory Board Member of the Workshop School, a Philadelphia high school with mission to “unleash the creative and intellectual potential of young people to solve the world’s toughest problems.” He also coached Taney Youth Baseball team from 2013-2016.
One of my favourite bands of all time is Nirvana, because this was the first rock band I started listening to at the age of twelve and this established my taste of music until nowadays. However, they had a big influence on their contemporary pop-rock musical industry in the early nineties, as well. Despite the fact that they released only three studio albums in seven years, Nirvana is often regarded as one of the most influential, effective and remarkable rock bands of the century.
Today, the man who describe his music as "superchaged boogie pinao ballads" managed to surround himself with good people (Nick Jones at the drums and Lucas Itié at the bass) to release his 2 EPs including You Say which went out at the beggining of the year (and it's really good, we advise
Tyler is the lead singer but he is also the one who plays the most instruments. For many of his songs he plays the piano, "The first song I ever played on the piano was my own. I never took any lessons; I looked at the piano and realized that music was a way of being able to say something…” (Tyler Joseph). I bought a ukulele mostly so I could learn their songs because he has made a few songs with this instrument as well. In addition, he can play the bass, keytar, and synthesizer. Joshua is simply the drummer (Gwenevere). Many people may think that is not much but he puts more emotion and effort into playing than any other drummer I have ever
There are many phenomenal musicians in the world, but very few as diverse and cultured as Dave Matthews. Matthews was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 1967. Matthews and his family then moved two years later to Westchester County, New York, where his dad went to work for IBM. Then, in the early `70s, Matthews and his family moved to Cambridge, England, before returning to New York. It was in Cambridge where Matthews' dad died in 1977 from Hodgkin's disease. After his father's death, the family moved back to South Africa in 1980. It was here that Matthews went to a few different schools and learned more about the evils of government, there and in general.
AW: Speaking of the new project: when we told our viewers that we would be speaking with you many of the fans BEGGED us to get more details on an upcoming rock project. They want to know basically anything you can throw at us. Do you have a release timeframe in mind? A single in the works? Is there anything about that project you could tell us that you’re excited to speak about?