Heavy metal in the 1980’s is hard to describe. Its static style did not change much from the 1970’s, but the lyrics, image, and theatrics took a step forward. Heavy metal had a huge impact in the 1980’s and there were many successful bands. Van Halen took heavy metal to new heights. After more than two decades of playing sold-out concert halls, selling millions of albums and enduring various lineup changes and solo projects, Van Halen is recognized as one of the most resilient and successful rock bands to emerge from the 1970s and continue into the 1980’s.
Along with the Beatles, The Rolling Stones are one of the most famous English rock bands to influence America. Introducing teenagers to African American urban blues, and transforming the urban blues into something like high-energized rock and roll are just some of the things the Stones brought to America (Kallen 10-11). The original line-up of the band included; Bill Wyman, Charlie Watts, Brian Jones, Mick Jagger, and Ian Stewart (Kallen 8-9). They have come a long way to get where they are now, and to this day they are still playing their music around the world. The Rolling Stones are an English rock band, they have been around since the early 1960’s.
They rarely sang other people's music because they had so much content. Many other groups which followed were inspired by The Beatles. They set trends for music and style for many years. Over the years, The Beatles have made a huge impact on music and music history because they were willing to try things that were new and different. They will never be forgotten (News, Daily).
Led Zeppelin was an English heavy metal band formed in London, England in 1968. Led Zeppelin consisted of Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, and John Bonham. Heavy metal bands like Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, etc. were very popular due to their music and influences. In the 1980s, bands like Iron Maiden and Motorhead from England were a huge hit on the rock charts.
“James Hetfield developed a signature rhythm playing that matched his growl, while lead guitarist Kirk Hammett became one of the most copied guitarists in metal. To complete the package, Lars Ulrich’s thunderous (yet complex) drumming clicked in perfectly with Cliff Burton’s innovative bass playing” (Metallica-Allmusic) The band officially formed in October 1981, five months after Ulrich and Hetfield first met (“Guitar Hero: Metallica”). “In some ways, Metallica were like the Rolling Stones – a bunch of fans who got together to play their favorite style of music and wound up being far bigger stars than their influences” (Hale 226). With the formation of Metallica, music was about to experience their first project, Kill Em’ All. “Metallica drew upon punk and early 1980’s British metal styles for their first album” (“Metallica-Britannica”).
They are the best selling band in the United States with over one hundred and fifty million units sold according to the RIAA. Up until the band's break up, they created many songs that changed the form of popular music on the airwaves for years and years. Although not all of the members are still alive and well as of today, their music has made a longlasting impact that will be enjoyed by those who hear it for generations upon generations to come. The Beatles began to form in March of 1957 due to John Lennon starting a music group with some of his friends from Quarry Bank High School called “The Blackjacks”, which was later changed to “The Quarrymen” due to another well respected local band sharing the name of “The Blackjacks”. Paul McCartney later joined the group after he met Lennon in July of the same exact year in which the band was formed.
Mumford and Sons Concert - SWOT Analysis On September 11th, 2013, Mumford and Sons played a concert in Simpsonville, South Carolina at the Charter Amphitheater in Heritage Park. The Grammy Award winning folk-rockers, known for their hits “I Will Wait” and “Little Lion Man”, were joined and supported on the lineup by fellow British music groups The Vaccines and Bear’s Den. I purchased a General Admission Lawn ticket for $35, well over a month before the day of the show. Right after I heard that Mumford and Sons, one of my favorite bands, were coming to my hometown I knew I had to attend the show no matter what. My excitement continued to build as I kept hearing about the show on the radio, seeing commercials on television, and hearing all my friends talk about it.
After it’s release, Led Zeppelin’s popularity grew so unbelievably within the next few months that by the time they recorded and released their second album, “Led Zeppelin II” less than six months later, they got their first number one on the billboard chart. This album alone sold 12 million copies worldwide and is still hailed as one of the best rock albums. These two albums were followed by “Led Zeppelin III”, “Led Zeppelin IV”, “Houses of the Holy”, “Physical Graffiti”, “Presence”, “In Through the Out Door”, and “Coda”, which four of them reached number one on record charts all over the world. However, the best of Led Zeppelin is their fourth album “Led Zeppelin IV”. Not only
The song has been given several interpretations by fans and critics alike, but the Eagles have described it as their "interpretation of the high life in Los Angeles".  In the 2013 documentary History of the Eagles, Henley said the song was about "a journey from innocence to experience...that's all". "Hotel California" topped the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for one week in May 1977 and peaked at number ten on the Adult Contemporary charts. Three months after its release, the single was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), representing one million copies shipped. The Eagles also won the 1977 Grammy Award for Record of the Year for "Hotel California" at the 20th Grammy Awards in 1978.
Everyone should have the right to know about the most influential rock band in all of history that has changed all of rock. AC/DC should be considered the best rock band, because Angus Young is a guitar playing powerhouse, because Bon Scott was the raw and raunchy singer of all dreams ,and because of AC/DC's achievements. Angus Young is well known for his great guitar playing skills. He was voted Scotland's greatest guitarist by the Total Guitar Magazine(“Angus Young...”). Angus Young has been named the greatest guitar player in Australian history by the Australian Guitar magazine as well.