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
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.
Metallica is the best-selling band of all time behind the Beatles. With being a successful band, Metallica has reached out to various audiences in their thirty- year career. Metallica is a heavy metal band that has had more success than other artists in more popular genres, like pop and hip hop. Since their formation in 1981, Metallica has released ten studio albums that have all been heralded as classics, even through tragedy. With the forming of Metallica, music changed forever.
During their fifty years as a band, the Rolling Stones have released twenty-nine studio albums, eighteen live albums, numerous videos, concert films and compilations. The band was inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2004 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989. They were ranked fourth on Rolling Stone magazine's 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. As of 2014, their albums had sold an estimated 250 million. 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.
Keith Richards is noted for saying that “I outlived Elvis, Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston, who would’ve thought that”. The Rolling Stones to this day are thought of as one of the most iconic and influential bands in the history of rock and roll.
In the 1980s, bands like Iron Maiden and Motorhead from England were a huge hit on the rock charts. Iron Maiden is well known for their single, The Trooper, while Motorhead was known for their hit single, The Ace of
The Beatles were an English rock band that formed in Liverpool, in 1960. With John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, they became widely regarded as the greatest and most influential act of the rock era. (Unterberger) They are most well known for their albums: Rubber Soul (1965), Revolver (1966), Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967), The Beatles("White Album") (1968) and Abbey Road (1969). They are the best selling band in the United States with over one hundred and fifty million units sold according to the RIAA.
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’ conquest of America early in 1964 launched the British Invasion, as a torrent of rock and roll bands from Britain overtook the pop charts. Their record company, EMI, estimated that by 1985 they had sold over 6 million records worldwide. The Beatles are the best-selling musical act of all time in the United States, according to the Recording Industry Association of America. The Beatles are the most popular and influential rock band of all time. The Beatles, in fact, are a synonym for rock & roll.
Bon Jovi is a popular pop/rock band. The band members are Jon Bon Jovi, Richard Sambora, David Bryan, and Tico Torres. The rock group, Bon Jovi, was formed in 1983.Over the years the rock group has won many awards. In 1987 they were awarded the American Music Award for the Best Pop/Rock Band, Duo or Group. Then in 1990 they won the Golden Globe Award for Best Song for their song, Blaze of Glory, from Young Guns II soundtrack.