Heavy Metal Inspirations
-Pioneers of New Wave of British Heavy Metal
-This movement included Motorhead and Def Leppard
-Inspired by Cream and Led Zeppelin
-Considered to be one of the top progressive rock bands
|Geddy Lee looks very good in this photo|
-Got kicked out of Black Sabbath in 1979
-After becoming a solo artist, he reinvented himself to become more radio friendly, with tracks like 'Crazy Train', 'Mr. Crowley', with the help of Randy Rhoads
-Eddie Van Halen and his guitar really made things happen on their 1978 self-titled album
-They were one of the last bands to have a truly huge, revolutionary impact on metal music
-Anymore, people consider them to be more of a rock band than metal act
-Some of their top hits include 'Hells Bells' and 'Back in Black'
-Some people think that Guns N' Roses belongs here, but the Aussie rockers are staying
-They came into the world in the mid 1980s, with their underground thrash metal
-Some of their top hits include 'Master of Puppets' 'Ride the Lightning'
-Their 1991 self-titled 'Black Album' made them international stars and are considered to be the kings of metal
-They had a pretty large influence on heavy metal
-They are a relatively well known British hard rock band with tracks like 'Space Truckin', 'Woman from Tokyo', 'Hush'
-They were once dubbed the World's Loudest Pop Group by the Guiness Book of World Records
-They were considered to be, even before Iron Maiden, the pioneers of heavy metal
-Ritchie Blackmore's riffs on 'Smoke on the Water' are timeless and any person who aspires to be a metal musician should start with this song
-They really aren't considered heavy metal, but they do have a heavy blues-y sound to their rock music.
-Jimi Hendrix, Cream and even The Beatles paved the way for these guys
-They're called 'Metal Gods' for a reason. BTW, this song rocks!
-They have many things about them that make them unique, other than coming from the same area of England as Sabbath, Birmingham, this band has many things unique about them
-This includes frontman Rob Halford's vocals soaring over guitarists Glen Tipton and K.K. Downing, and drummer Scott Travis
-It's also said that their 1980s album British Steel is a safe bet to listen to if you were to start listening to them. And somehow, they manage to stay ahead of the trends and still be popular