On May 27, 2003, a young band from Jacksonville, Fla. called Shinedown arrived on the scene with their debut album, 'Leave a Whisper,' and it didn't take long before they started making their name as a force to be reckoned with in the rock world. The upstart four-piece of powerhouse vocalist Brent Smith, guitarist Jasin Todd, bassist Brad Stewart and drummer Barry Kerch showed their knack for making great rock tracks and a breakout band was born. This Readers Poll reflects on the band's debut effort and asks you to vote for your favorite song from the 'Leave a Whisper' album.
Things have definitely turned contentious between Stone Temple Pilots and their former frontman, Scott Weiland. The band recently returned to the stage and to the airwaves with Linkin Park's Chester Bennington fronting the group and it's definitely not sitting well with Weiland, who was ousted from the band back in February of this year.
Back on May 25, 1983, Ronnie James Dio showed that stepping away from Black Sabbath would not set back his career, as his self-titled band Dio delivered a metal classic known as 'Holy Diver' on their very first try. This Readers Poll reflects on the disc and asks the Dio fans to tell us which song from their debut album was your favorite.
On May 20, 1997, the Foo Fighters took a major step toward becoming the stadium-filling band they've turned into by releasing their second album, 'The Colour and the Shape.' Though the recording of the disc came during a very tumultuous period for Dave Grohl, but the outcome of the material was top shelf and ready-made for the concert stage. This Readers Poll asks you to let us know what song off this career-changing record for the Foo Fighters is your favorite.
On May 15, 1987, Motley Crue revved things up once again, focusing primarily on the excesses they enjoyed at the height of their fame in song. The disc churned out several hard-rocking favorites and we're asking you in this Readers Poll to tell us which song off this classic album is your favorite.
On May 2, 2006, Tool's fourth studio album, '10,000 Days' arrived in stores in the U.S. (It was released a week earlier in Europe). The group, who had already established themselves in the rock community, sent fans into a frenzy with their first release in five years. This Readers Poll asks you, the Tool fans, to tell us which song off of the '10,000 Days' album is your favorite.
On April 25, 2000, music audiences were introduced to 'Infest,' the breakout second album from Vacaville, Calif., rockers Papa Roach, thus spearheading what would be a very successful career. By the time the disc arrived in stores, fans were already catching on to the passion and the power that would follow as 'Last Resort' was laying the groundwork as the disc's lead single. As we reflect on the band's breakthrough effort, we ask you to tell us which Papa Roach 'Infest' song is your favorite.
It was 1994 when a group of musicians bonded over their shared love of hard rock and metal and by 1997 the band known as System of a Down were signing on the dotted line with acclaimed producer Rick Rubin and his American Records imprint via Columbia. The band proved to be one of the most original and eclectic acts the metal world has ever seen, delivering an abundance of memorable tunes along the way. While the music world waits for a new album from the band, this Readers Poll asks you to pick your favorite System of a Down song.