In the 1970s in Detroit, there were three brothers who were making music that sounded like nothing else out there. Featuring a mixture of rock 'n' roll, punk and funk, musicians Bobby, Dannis and David Hackney formed the band Death, a musical act that would receive next to no recognition in large part because of its name. Nearly 40 years later, the recognition is here and Death aren't going anywhere.
Before the metal band out of Florida known as Death, there was a proto-punk band out of Detroit known as Death. In the 1970s, three brothers who were playing a mixture of funk, rock and soul in their parents' house in Detroit, decided to up the ante with their music and focused on creating pure, raw rock and roll. Part of this shift in focus included changing their name to the controversial Death.