The world of metal is beaming with vocalists whose talent is undeniably captivating. Along with soaring and beautifully sombre styles, the family tree of metal extends to demonic gutturals and hellish shrieks. Many vocalists have impacted millions of fans by developing one style of singing, but there are very few whose material spans masterfully along the entire vocal spectrum.
Motley Crue have a legacy defined by their music just as much as their days of excess in all forms. The band took the slogan of "sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll" further than any band as a whole ever has and probably ever will. With their antics chronicled through various books and documentaries, there is no other band quite like Motley Crue. Of course, their partying was earned through their music, which brought the glam scene to an apex. Rightfully one of the first on the scene, the band formed in 1981, getting a jump start on bands that would become friendly rivals.
What do a human skull filled with Red Hots, 50 sheep heads and a Bob Hope impersonator have in common? They've all been demanded in the tour riders of some of rock and metal's biggest bands!
Sadly, many rockers have succumbed to untimely deaths over the years. And while it's always tragic when rockers pass on, there are a few that meet their maker in unexpected ways.
Every metal fan should be familiar with the VH1 Classic show ‘That Metal Show,’ which features host Eddie Trunk and his two partners-in-crime, Don Jamieson and Jim Florentine. If you aren’t familiar with the show, then you better catch up with the 12 seasons that have already aired in a hurry because the show is returning for a 13th season on Jan. 18. This season, the show moves back to New York, where it will film fresh episodes each week.
Over the past 20 years, no band has consistently made entertaining videos quite like Foo Fighters. Led by their dynamic frontman Dave Grohl, the band has earned platinum album sales and racked up Grammy Awards at an impressive rate. If that weren’t enough, they’ve enhanced many of their songs by creating engaging and entertaining music videos that resonate with fans years after they debut.
Simply put -- legos are awesome. For years, they've helped young children learn how to build and create and have been a definitive tool in developing young minds. But for some, the fascination with legos has gone way beyond childhood with fully fledged art projects evolving using the lego technology.
There are times in life where everyone just reaches a fork in the road and that next step truly defines what will become of their future. Sometimes in music, there's fame, success and creative fulfillment ahead and other times there are opportunities forever lost for something that might have been truly great.
While 2013 was a great year for music, we sadly lost several rockers along the way. Some names will be instantly familiar, including a few legends in the metal world, while others are from lesser known acts
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