The year 1994 was one of the best for rock music, offering a variety of options for those who liked it loud and upbeat. It was the year that punk re-entered the mainstream, grunge continued its dominance and Woodstock proved to be a tipping point for several bands on the verge of massive popularity.
Today (May 19) would have been Joey Ramone's 63rd birthday. The iconic Ramones singer / songwriter passed away in 2001 after a seven-year battle with lymphoma, but he left hundreds of legendary songs and thousands of performances in the annals of punk rock history.
It was four years ago that legendary metal vocalist Ronnie James Dio lost his battle with stomach cancer. After one of the most heartbreaking losses in metal history, there have been countless tributes for the late singer as well as a constant discussion between metalheads of how truly incredible Dio was. With a career spanning 43 years, Ronnie James Dio fron
Seven-string pioneers Korn took everyone by surprise when they released their self-titled debut album back in 1994. The band rode the crest of a tidal wave of new music heavier than anything before them. Singer Jonathan Davis' tense, rage-drenched vocals were exactly what millions of kids were looking for in the age of grunge. Since then, they've continued to put out albums and evolve their sound with each one.
2014 is nowhere near complete, but it's never too early to recognize great music. The year is off to a rocking start and already several acts have left their mark on the year with songs that are guaranteed to stay in our playlists for some time to come.
While there's still plenty of time left in 2014, there have already been a number of great metal albums unleashed this year.
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To celebrate the life of Dave 'Oderus Urungus' Brockie, Loudwire has daringly assembled the 10 Best GWAR songs for the amusement of you puny humans.