Eddie Van Halen took electric guitar technique to new heights with his patented two-handed tapping and pull-off effects, while Roth's tongue-in-cheek histrionics proved to be a refreshing alternative in an industry chock full of self-important rock stars. Within six months of its release, Van Halen was certified platinum. The album not only launched Van Halen's career, but it came to influence countless American rock bands during the next decade. During the next few years, Van Halen became one of the hardest working and most profitable bands in the recording industry, releasing a string of multi-platinum albums in quick succession; 1979's Van Halen II, 1980's Women and Children First, 1981's Fair Warning and 1982's Diver Down. But it was the album 1984, released on New Year's Day of that year that solidified the band's superstar status.
They were not always crawling with fame, and they started off by playing at small clubs before they reached complete stardom. The ... ... middle of paper ... ...a millionaire of memories ). The nickname was given after he had a fallout with the band and all ties ended with the band members (Allan Williams). The Beatles eventually resolved issues with Williams but they went on to hire Brian Epstein as their new manager. Brian Epstein like Williams played a prominent role in shaping the career of The Beatles and remained with them until his tragic death.
“We’re just musically and rhythmically retarded. We play so hard that we can’t tune our guitars fast enough. People can relate to that.” Kurt Cobain’s thoughts on why his band, Nirvana was such a massive success in an unexpected way. A heroin shooting, guitar strumming musician who sang the barely audible lyrics which spoke so loudly for the angst ridden youth of America had such an important influence on our culture that over twenty years later, the details around his suicide are still heatedly debated. The impact that Cobain had on the world was intense at the time and can still be found today; the music he wrote for Nirvana had influence on the music industry, his unintended voice to angst-ridden society and even the fashion industry cashed in on his style.
The contributions to music demonstrated by the career of Def Leppard prove beyond a doubt the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame should induct this band. Def Leppard’s worthiness of this award is shown in there achievement, influence, and professional. First of all, Def Leppard deserves this award because they have produced quality music, and they have earned several achievements. Some achievements they had was when they were on the “Bill Board 200 with their song ‘Hysteria’;.. sold 10,000 copies in the first week,… [and] spent six weeks at number one and 133 weeks on the Bill Board 200” (Caulfield 57). Another achievement was when their main drummer lost his arm in an accident but was able to continue, playing the drums with just one arm.
The Beatles also influenced fashion with their unique style. Though their songs began as the usual popular music of the time period, they later began to experiment and change rock music forever. Their talent in musical innovation especially set them apart from other artists of the era. As The Beatles’ later music became more and more provocative, parents began to worry about the influence the band would have on younger generations. The anti-rock movement only increased after a member of the band, John Lennon, made a controversial religious statement.
Well known for their amazing performances onstage and their wild reputations offstage, perhaps the Rolling Stones most impressive achievement was that they were still going strong as they hit their fifty year anniversary with no end in sight. Blending Styles When the Rolling Stones first hit the scene in the 1960s, they received more attention for their physical appearance, the long hair, for example, than for their music. However, after releasing several covers and, later, their own original music, the band began receiving attention for blending blues and rock into their own signature sound. They brought a simpler form of blues to the forefront of pop culture, merging it with rock and roll. Even their name shined a spotlight on the blues genre, taking its band name from the Muddy Waters song "Rollin' Stone."
The Eagles also won the 1977 Grammy Award for Record of the Year for "Hotel California" at the 20th Grammy Awards in 1978. In 2009, the song "Hotel California" was certified Platinum (Digital Sales Award) by the RIAA for sales of one million digital downloads. The song is rated highly in many rock music lists and polls; Rolling Stone magazine ranked it number 49 on its list of "Time”. It is also one of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll. As one of the group's most popular and well-known songs, "Hotel California" has been a concert staple for the band since its release.
Efforts to revive him failed, and he was pronounced dead. He died at the age of 42, and the causes of his dead continue to be one of the great mysteries of rock and roll history (“Shmpoop Wespeak Student”). Rock n’ Roll is and was the genre that was the most influential in new creations. With artists like The Beatles and Elvis Presley, that helped making the decades between 1940 and 1980 the most popular years in music of all the time. Works Cited "DigitalDreamDoor."
The Rolling Stones Thesis: What started out as just a bad boy version of the Beatles has become a phenomenon of popular culture. Introduction A. The Rolling Stones are one of the Greatest and most Iconic Rock and Roll bands of all time The Rolling Stones had a bumpy road to stardom. How the Rollings Stones started to come together Mick Jagger and Keith Richards met. How Brian Jones came to join them.
Rock and roll has changed dramatically over the years. Some of the first rock and roll singers were Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, etc. During the years of transition during the late fifties and early sixties, music has dramatically changed over the years. From Motown music to hard rock to heavy metal, rock and roll became the most popular genre of music. Rock and roll is a popular genre because it’s been around since the 1950’s.