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10 Things You Might Not Know About AC/DC

AC/DC was formed in Australia in November 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young. They have sold more than 200 million records worldwide, including over 70 million albums in the United States alone, making them a top selling band in the United States and one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time. Back in…

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10 Things You Might Not Know About Aerosmith

Aerosmith was formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1970. Guitarist Joe Perry and bassist Tom Hamilton, originally in a band together called the Jam Band, met up with vocalist/harmonica player Steven Tyler, drummer Joey Kramer, and guitarist Ray Tabano, and formed Aerosmith. In 1971, Tabano was replaced by Brad Whitford, and the band began developing a…

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10 Things You Might Not Know About Boston

Boston was formed in the mid 1970s in Boston, Massachusetts. The original lineup consisted of Tom Scholz, vocalist Brad Delp, guitarist Barry Goudreau, bassist Fran Sheehan, and drummer Sib Hashian. The band achieved its most notable successes during the 1970s and 1980s and is a staple of classic rock radio playlists. Boston’s best-known works include…

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10 Things You Might Not Know About Def Leppard

Def Leppard was formed in 1977 in Sheffield as part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement. Since 1992, the band has consisted of Rick Savage (bass, backing vocals), Joe Elliott (lead vocals), Rick Allen (drums, backing vocals), Phil Collen (guitar, backing vocals), and Vivian Campbell (guitar, backing vocals). This is the band’s…

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10 Things You Might Not Know About Nirvana

Nirvana was formed by singer/guitarist Kurt Cobain and bassist Krist Novoselic in Aberdeen, Washington in 1987. Nirvana went through a succession of drummers, the longest-lasting being Dave Grohl, who joined the band in 1990. Despite releasing only three full-length studio albums in their seven-year career, Nirvana has come to be regarded as one of the…

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10 Things You Might Not Know About Metallica

Metallica was formed in Los Angeles, California in 1981 when vocalist/guitarist James Hetfield responded to an advertisement posted by drummer Lars Ulrich in a local newspaper. The band’s current line-up comprises founding members Hetfield and Ulrich, longtime lead guitarist Kirk Hammett and bassist Robert Trujillo. The band earned a growing fan base in the underground…

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10 Things You Might Not Know About Jimi Hendrix

James Marshall “Jimi” Hendrix was born Johnny Allen Hendrix on November 27, 1942. Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century. Born in Seattle, Washington, Hendrix…

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10 Things You Might Not Know About U2

Formed in 1976, U2 consists of Bono (vocals and rhythm guitar), the Edge (lead guitar, keyboards, and vocals), Adam Clayton (bass guitar), and Larry Mullen, Jr. (drums and percussion). U2’s early sound was rooted in post-punk, but eventually grew to incorporate influences from many genres of popular music. Throughout the group’s musical pursuits, they have…

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10 Things You Might Not Know About Mötley Crüe

Mötley Crüe was formed in Los Angeles, California in 1981. The group was founded by bassist Nikki Sixx and drummer Tommy Lee, who were later joined by guitarist Mick Mars, and vocalist Vince Neil. Mötley Crüe is one of the best-selling bands of all time, having sold more than 100 million records worldwide including more…

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10 Things You Might Not Know About Ozzy Osbourne

John Michael “Ozzy” Osbourne was born December 3, 1948. He rose to prominence in the early 1970s as the lead vocalist of Black Sabbath, whose sound was influential to the development of heavy metal. Osbourne was fired from Black Sabbath in 1979 and has since had a successful solo career. He has reunited with Black…

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