There are many rockers who move to California to get discovered, but Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan was more intrigued with pursuing a career in interior design and set decoration upon arriving in Los Angeles. The future frontman attended the Kendall College of Art and Design and took odd jobs like providing feng shui for a pet store.
Following the tragic death of Hillel Slovak, the Red Hot Chili Peppers recruited John Frusciante as their new guitarist. Frusciante would prove to be an integral member of the band, with his contributions playing a big role in their classic albums 'Mother's Milk' and 'Blood Sugar Sex Magik.'
However, Frusciante quit RHCP after 'Blood Sugar Sex Mag
Motley Crue's '80s excess is legendary and it really peaked out on Dec. 23, 1987 when the band's bassist Nikki Sixx was declared legally dead of an overdose before he was eventually revived. While Motley Crue had been highly successful prior to Sixx's overdose, it should be noted that arguably the band's most successful release, 'Dr. Feelgood,' came after the incident.
Hollywood was the place to be if you were a rocker looking to make it in the mid '80s. But not long before we were all welcomed to the jungle, Slash auditioned for the Bret Michaels-led Poison. In a 2010 interview with Classic Rock Revisited, Slash revealed that he had decided to quit the pre-Guns N' Roses band Hollywood Rose and was referred to Poison by their exiting guitarist at the time.
Corrosion of Conformity have been making their unique brand of aggro-punk for over three decades, and if you ask us, that's worthy of a drink. CoC certainly have one of the most interesting signature beers on this list, with 'Corrosion of Conformity Imperial Porter' is actually aged in a rum barrel while boasting a raisin base and a 9 percent alcohol content.