- Did you know, that originally Aersmith wanted to name themselves either Spike Jones or Jack Daniels.
- All of you, who own the original artwork-cover of the album “Done With Mirrors” are very lucky. Every single unit is only shown in mirror-writing.
- The album “Pump” was originally supposed to be named “Bobbing For Piranhas”.
- The scene within the videoclip to “Cryin´ “, where Alicia Silverstone is jumping down from a bridge, did cost 10.000 Dollar and lasted only 5 seconds.
- For the recordings of the song “I Don´t Want to Miss A Thing” there was a 52 men string orchestra used.
- Within the song “Hearts Done Time” you can hear the two killerwales Hyak and Fina.
- Aerosmith´s video clip “Cryin´” developed to one of the most expensive productions ever. It cost several Million Dollar.
- The song “Back In The Saddle” tells a story about the groupie Sukie Jones who followed Aerosmith and other bands throughout the Seventies. Read more…
Led Zeppelin was formed in 1968. The group was comprised of Robert Plant, 60, on vocals. Jimmy Page, 65, on lead guitar, John Paul Jones, 63, on bass guitar, and the late John Bonham on Drums.
Many rock and roll writers consider Led Zeppelin to be the very first heavy metal band. They definitely had a guitar-driven sound.
HERE ARE TEN LITTLE KNOWN FACTS ABOUT LED ZEPPELIN:
1. The band’s original name was Unled Blimp (which was suggested by Dusty Springfield).
2. Lead singer Robert Plant’s real name is Roberto Mata (Mata is Spanish for Plant).
3. The town of Meeteetse, Wyoming, in 2007 voted to change the town’s name to Led Zeppelin, Wyoming.
4. The name Led Zeppelin, in Polynesian, means baby crickets who drink lots of mud and eat triple-sized cottonballs. Read more…
Be Afraid. Be very afraid. We’re taking you into the fearsome world of UK metal monsters, Iron Maiden
We all known singer Bruce Dickinson is a keen aeroplane pilot but read on for ten lesser known facts about the band from the current issue of Clash Magazine.
1. A young Bruce Dickinson was expelled from boarding school after wandering over and taking a slash in the headmaster’s dinner. We don’t know what the dish was. Nor do we don’t know whether the teacher carried on eating.
2. Bassist Steve Harris is the founding and only original member of Iron Maiden. In the early days the line-up was constantly shifting, one guitarist lasted just two days before his girlfriend wouldn’t let him go on tour with the band. Read more…
Y&T (originally known as Yesterday & Today) is an American hard rock/heavy metal band formed in 1974. They hail from Oakland, California. The band released two studio albums on London Records as Yesterday & Today in the 1970s, before shortening their name to Y&T and releasing several albums on A&M Records beginning in 1981, as well as albums on Geffen Records, Avex Records, and others. The band was originally co-managed by Herbie Herbert (who also managed Journey) and Louis “Lou” Bramy. The band has sold over 4 million albums worldwide to date.
Early years (1972–1983)
In 1972, Leonard Haze, Bob Gardner, and Wayne Stitzer had an unnamed band in Oakland, CA playing only cover tunes. Dave Meniketti auditioned for the job of guitar player in 1973. Shortly after, the band received a call for their first gig, but they needed a name. According to Meniketti and Haze, Leonard chose the name of the album that was playing on his turntable at that moment–”Yesterday and Today”— a compilation from The Beatles. The first lineup—which only played cover tunes (not original music)–consisted of Haze on drums, Stitzer on piano, Gardner on bass, and Meniketti on lead vocals and lead guitar. After Wayne Stitzer quit the group, Bob Gardner went from bass to rhythm guitar and piano, and Phil Kennemore was brought in on bass. In 1974, Gardner left the group and was replaced by Joey Alves. The band, then, began writing original material. Read more…
Uriah Heep are an English rock band formed in London in 1969 and are regarded as one of the seminal hard rock acts of the early 1970s. Uriah Heep’s progressive/art rock/heavy metal fusion’s distinctive features have always been massive keyboards sound, strong vocal harmonies and (in the early years) David Byron’s operatic vocals. Twelve of the band’s albums have made it to the UK Albums Chart (Return to Fantasyreached No. 7 in 1975) while of the fifteen Billboard 200 Uriah Heep albums Demons and Wizards was the most successful (#23, 1972). In the late 1970s the band had massive success in Germany, where the “Lady in Black” single was a big hit.Along with Black Sabbath, Deep Purpleand Led Zeppelin, Uriah Heep has become one of the top bands in the early 70s and also people like to call these four bands “The Big 4″ of Hard Rock. Read more…
REO Speedwagon (originally stylized as R.E.O. Speedwagon) is an American rock band. Formed in 1967, the band cultivated a following during the 1970s and achieved significant commercial success throughout the 1980s. Hi Infidelity (1980) contained four US Top 40 hits and is the group’s best-selling album, with over ten million copies sold. Over the course of its career, the band has sold more than 40 million records and has charted thirteen Top 40 hits, including the number ones “Keep On Loving You” and “Can’t Fight This Feeling”. REO Speedwagon’s mainstream popularity dissipated in the 1990s but the band remains a popular live act. Read more…
The film itself doesn’t really explain how they earned the right to call themselves “The World’s Greatest Rock ‘N’ Roll Band”. Directed by Oscar-nominated documentary maker Brett Morgen, it’s a strange mix of archive footage and new interviews with current band members Mick, Keith, Charlie and Ronnie, as well as former Stones Bill Wyman and Mick Taylor. The new interviews are audio recordings, which Morgen cuts over old video images, and the film doesn’t include anything shot after the late 1970s. As a result, until the final credits, we never see the Stones post-craggification.