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  1. 1. Classic Rock And British Pop Progressive Glam Metal Rock Hair Metal Black Metal Power Metal Folk Rock Nu Metal And Southern Rock Dubstep Rock Reggae RockAnd Ballad Rock And Grunge Punk Rock
  2. 2.  Elvis Aaron Presleya (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977 ) in tupelo Mississippi was one of the most popular American singers of the 20th century. A cultural icon, he is widely known by the single name Elvis. He is often referred to as the "King of Rock and Roll" or simply "the King". Born in Tupelo, Mississippi, Presley moved to Memphis, Tennessee, with his family at the age of 13. He began his career there in 1954, working with Sun Records owner Sam Phillips, who wanted to bring the sound of African American music to a wider audience. Accompanied by guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black, Presley was the most important popularizer of rockabilly, an uptempo, backbeat-driven fusion of country and rhythm and blues. RCA Victor acquired his contract in a deal arranged by Colonel Tom Parker, who would manage the singer for over two decades. Presleys first RCA single, "Heartbreak Hotel", released in January 1956, was a number one hit. He became the leading figure of the newly popular sound of rock and roll with a series of network television appearances and chart-topping records. His energized interpretations of songs, many from African American sources, and his uninhibited performance style made him enormously popular—and controversial. In November 1956, he made his film debut in Love Me Tender. Conscripted into military service in 1958, Presley relaunched his recording career two years later with some of his most commercially successful work. He staged few concerts however, and guided by Parker, proceeded to devote much of the 1960s to making Hollywood movies and soundtrack albums, most of them critically derided. In 1968, after seven years away from the stage, he returned to live performance in a celebrated comeback television special that led to an extended Las Vegas concert residency and a string of profitable tours. In 1973 Presley staged the first concert broadcast globally via satellite, Aloha from Hawaii, seen by approximately 1.5 billion viewers. Prescription drug abuse severely compromised his health, and he died suddenly in 1977 at the age of 42. Presley is regarded as one of the most important figures of 20th-century popular culture. He had a versatile voice and unusually wide success encompassing many genres, including country, pop ballads, gospel, and blues. He is the best-selling solo artist in the history of popular music.[1][2][3][4] Nominated for 14 competitive Grammys, he won three, and received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award at age 36. He has been inducted into multiple music halls of fame.
  3. 3.  Charles Edward Anderson "Chuck" Berry (born October 18, 1926) is an American guitarist, singer and songwriter, and one of the pioneers of rock and roll music. With songs such as "Maybellene" (1955), "Roll Over Beethoven" (1956), "Rock and Roll Music" (1957) and "Johnny B. Goode" (1958), Chuck Berry refined and developed rhythm and blues into the major elements that made rock and roll distinctive, with lyrics focusing on teen life and consumerism and utilizing guitar solos and showmanship that would be a major influence on subsequent rock music.[1] Born into a middle class family in St. Louis, Missouri, Berry had an interest in music from an early age and gave his first public performance at Sumner High School. While still a high school student he served a prison sentence for armed robbery between 1944 and 1947. On his release, Berry settled into married life and worked at an automobile assembly plant. By early 1953, influenced by the guitar riffs and showmanship techniques of blues player T-Bone Walker, he was performing in the evenings with the Johnnie Johnson Trio.[2] His break came when he traveled to Chicago in May 1955, and met Muddy Waters, who suggested he contact Leonard Chess of Chess Records. With Chess he recorded "Maybellene"—Berrys adaptation of the country song "Ida Red"—which sold over a million copies, reaching #1 on Billboards Rhythm and Blues chart. By the end of the 1950s, Berry was an established star with several hit records and film appearances to his name as well as a lucrative touring career. He had also established his own St. Louis-based nightclub, called Berrys Club Bandstand. But in January 1962, Berry was sentenced to three years in prison for offenses under the Mann Act—he had transported a 14-year-old girl across state lines.[2][3][4] After his release in 1963, Berry had several more hits, including "No Particular Place to Go", "You Never Can Tell", and "Nadine", but these did not achieve the same success, or lasting impact, of his 1950s songs, and by the 1970s he was more in demand as a nostalgic live performer, playing his past hits with local backup bands of variable quality.[2] His insistence on being paid cash led to a jail sentence in 1979—four months and community service for tax evasion. Berry was among the first musicians to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on its opening in 1986, with the comment that he "laid the groundwork for not only a rock and roll sound but a rock and roll stance."[5] Berry is included in several Rolling Stone "Greatest of All Time" lists, including being ranked fifth on their 2004 list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.[6] The Rock and Roll Hall of Fames 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll included three of Chuck Berrys songs: "Johnny B. Goode", "Maybellene", and "Rock and Roll Music".[7] Today – at the age of 85 – Berry continues to play live. Born in St. Louis, Missouri,[8] Berry was the fourth child in a family of six. He grew up in the north St. Louis neighborhood known as "The Ville," an area where many middle class St. Louis people lived at the time. His father, Henry, was a contractor and deacon of a nearby Baptist church, his mother Martha a certified public school principal. His middle class upbringing allowed him to pursue his interest in music from an early age and he gave his first public performance in 1941 while still at Sumner High School.[9] Just three years later, in 1944, while still at Sumner High School, he was arrested and convicted of armed robbery after robbing three shops in Kansas City and then stealing a car at gunpoint with some friends.[10][11] Berrys own account in his autobiography is that his car broke down and he then flagged down a passing car and stole it at gunpoint with a non-functional pistol.[12][13] Berry was sent to the Intermediate Reformatory for Young Men at Algoa, near Jefferson City, Missouri,[8] where he formed a singing quartet and did some boxing.[10] After his release from prison on his 21st birthday in 1947, Berry married Themetta "Toddy" Suggs on 28 October 1948, who gave birth to Darlin Ingrid Berry on 3 October 1950.[14] Berry supported his family doing a number of jobs in St. Louis: working briefly as a factory worker at two automobile assembly plants, as well as being janitor for the apartment building where he and his wife lived. Afterwards he trained as a beautician at the Poro College of Cosmetology, founded by Annie Turnbo Malone.[15] He was doing well enough by 1950 to buy a "small three room brick cottage with a bath" in Whittier Street, [16] which is now listed as the Chuck Berry House on the National Register of Historic Places.[17] By the early 1950s, Berry was working with local bands in the clubs of St. Louis as an extra source of income. [16] He had been playing the blues since his teens, and he borrowed both guitar riffs and showmanship techniques from blues player T-Bone Walker,[18] as well as taking guitar lessons from his friend Ira Harris that laid the foundation for his guitar style. [19] By early 1953 Berry was performing with Johnnie Johnsons trio, starting a long-time collaboration with the pianist.[20] Although the band played mostly blues and ballads, the most popular music among whites in the area was country. Berry wrote, "Curiosity provoked me to lay a lot of our country stuff on our predominantly black audience and some of our black audience began whispering who is that black hillbilly at the Cosmo? After they laughed at me a few times they began requesting the hillbilly stuff and enjoyed dancing to it." [8] Berrys calculated showmanship, along with mixing country tunes with R&B tunes, and singing in the style of Nat "King" Cole to the music of Muddy Waters, brought in a wider audience, particularly affluent white people.[2][21]
  4. 4.  Some religions were against rock and roll while it started Others just listened to it for the music Some believed it was the devil’s music and refused to have their children listen to it This also brought forth censorship in the lyrics As a result some of the heavy bands have had tours canceled in certain areas due to religion
  5. 5.  Censorship of music is the practice of restricting free access to musical works. This censorship may stem from a wide variety of motivations, including moral, political, military or religious reasons. Censorship can range from the complete government-enforced legal prohibition of a musical work, to private, voluntary removal of content when a musical work appears in a certain context. Examples of censorship of music range from changed or excluded lyrics (this falls into the category of what is known as “radio edit”), to restricted cover album artwork, to the banning of artists airing on the radio or television for numerous conflicts, such as moral and racist issues. Censorship of U.S. popular music began in the early 1940’s-1950’s, when traditional and conservative values were being challenged by early rock and R&B. “Sex and drugs were no longer hidden and secretive acts, but something to be exposed and celebrated” (Hall, 2009). R&B music began to grasp people’s attention as well, with an emphasis on sexual desires and drug references (Hall, 2009). Many people were appalled by rock and R&B because they were thought to corrupt the young minds of America and promote immoral behavior. Actual censorship began in 1955, when over 30 songs were banned; many of them by black artists. In the early 1970’s and 80’s, music censorship expanded from songs to music videos. Heavy metal rock and rap music were targeted by moral authorities due to the amount of violence that was expressed in the music. For unknown reasons, music videos performed by black artists were not being aired on MTV; that is, until complaints started streaming in from the public. Michael Jackson’s popular hit, “Billie Jean,” was the first video by a black artist to be shown on TV (Hall, 2009). The birthing of the famous black and white parental advisory label occurred in 1990, after the Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC) urged the music industry and government to create and promote a rating system for music, evaluating the musical content, in 1985.[citation needed] Blanking; when the volume is muted for all or part of the word. Forms of censorship Bleeping; playing a noise, usually a "beep", over all or part of the word. Resampling; using a like-sounding portion of vocals and music to override the offending word. Resinging; Replacing a word with a more appropriate word. Backmasking; taking the offending word and reversing the audio, sometimes the whole audio is reversed (often because it is a home-made job), but more usually only the vocal track is reversed. Repeating; repeating the word just said before the explicit word was used. Skipping; deleting the word from the song without a time delay. Echo; instead of saying a word, it echoes the last word(s) said in the line. Disc scratching; in hip hop, scratching on the word, making it sound like another word, or make the word said faster or slower. RoboVoicing; making the word totally non-understandable by overpowering a robovoice effect (usually used as a last resort for home-made jobs). Distorting; Usually in Hip-Hop, less offensive words are distorted. It is usually done by shifting down the pitch.[cita
  6. 6.  Metal and Heavy metal music began in the late 1960’s early 70’s It began largely in the midlands of the United Kingdom(Great Britain)and the United States The first heavy metal bands to emerge were Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, and Deep Purple It emerged from Psychedelic rock and blues styles with heavy riffs and distortion
  7. 7.  Ronald James Padavona was a very influential American heavy metal artist and songwriter He was born in portsmouth new hampshire to Italian parents then thry moved to cortland new York in his young years Ronnie James Dio played the trumpet,french horn,and bass guitar and was a songwriter for many bands Dio was the lead singer in 5 famous bands They were Elf,Rainbow,Black Sabbath,His band Dio,and Heaven and Hell Dio bands timeline Dio had success for over 50 years The Vegas Kings (1957–1958) Ronnie & The Rumblers (1958) Ronnie & The Red Caps (1958–1961) Ronnie Dio & The Prophets (1961–1967) The Electric Elves (1967–1969) The Elves (1969–1970) Elf (1970–1975) Rainbow (1975–1979) Black Sabbath (1979–1982) Dio (1982–1991) Hear n Aid (1985) Black Sabbath (1991–1992) Dio (1993–2010) Black Sabbath (2006) (Recording of three new songs for Black Sabbath: The Dio Years) Heaven & Hell (2006–2010)
  8. 8. The early-70s rock outfit Elf is best-known as the group that gavesinger Ronnie James Dio his start and he would eventually set hissights on a tougher, metallic sound, fronting the likes of Rainbow,Black Sabbath, and his own solo band, Dio. The group went throughseveral name changes in the late 60s (the Electric Elves, the Elves),before settling simply on Elf and issuing a self-titled debut recordingfor Epic in 1972, produced by Deep Purple bassist Roger Glover. Thegroups best-known lineup consisted of Dio (who was at this timegoing by his real name, Ronald Padavona, and also doubling on bass),guitarist David Feinstein, guitarist/keyboardist Micky Lee Soule, anddrummer Gary Driscoll. The album went largely unnoticed, as did thegroups subsequent two other releases, L.A./59 (issued under the titleCarolina Country Ball outside of the U.S.) and Trying to Burn the Sun,as the group guested on Roger Glovers 1974 album The Butterfly Balland the Grasshoppers Feast. Through their affiliation with Glover, Elfwas brought to the attention of former Purple leader/guitarist RitchieBlackmore, who invited the entire group (sans their guitarist) to joinforces as the prog metal outfit Rainbow, resulting in the release of aself-titled effort in 1975. Slowly but surely, however, Rainbow turnedout to be nothing more than a solo vehicle for Blackmore rather thana true band and the former Elf members left the group one by onebefore Dio was the last one remaining until eventually leaving thegroup himself in 1978.
  9. 9. Disillusioned and fed up with the chaotic state of Deep Purple in the mid- 70s, guitarist Ritchie Blackmore made the stunning announcement in May of 1975 that he was quitting the group he had founded and led for overThe brainchild of former Deep Purple guitarist seven years in order to start from scratch. Teaming up with up-and-comingRitchie Blackmore, Rainbow quickly developed into American vocalist Ronnie James Dio, Blackmore built Rainbow around the singers former band Elf, minus their guitarist David Feinstein. Featuringone of the 70s most successful heavy metal bands bassist Craig Gruber, keyboard player Mickey Lee Soule, and drummer Garybehind charismatic front man Ronnie James Dio. Driscoll, the groups 1975 debut Ritchie Blackmores Rainbow was quicklyTogether, the duo would produce a string of embraced by European fans and yielded their first hit single, "Man on the Silver Mountain." Blackmore and Dio were dissatisfied with the albumsacclaimed albums which are still considered classics sound, however, and decided to re-vamp Rainbow (by then sufficientlyof the genre. But the group would change their established to do without Blackmores name) by drafting bassist Jimmymusical approach numerous times following the Bain, keyboard player Tony Carey, and former Jeff Beck Group drummer Cozy Powell. It was with this lineup that they entered Musicland studios insingers departure, eventually confusing and February 1976 to record the landmark Rising opus -- once voted thealienating much of their audience. Releasing eight greatest heavy metal album of all time in a 1981 Kerrang! magazinealbums during its decade long run, the band finally readers poll. Capturing Blackmore and Dio at the peak of their creative powers, Rising chronicled both the guitarists neo-classical metalcame to an end when Blackmore departed to rejoin compositions at their most ambitious, and the singers growing fixationhis old Deep Purple comrades in a full-fledged with fantasy lyrical themes -- a blueprint he would adopt for his entirereunion in 1984. And while the impact of Rainbows career thereafter. Following its release, the band embarked upon a successful world tour, culminating in a sold out European jaunt whichinfluence has faded with the intervening decades, spawned a best-selling live album entitled On Stage, released in 1977.theirs was a crucial chapter in the development ofheavy metal and hard rock.
  10. 10. For a brief spell during the mid-80s, the heavy metal quintet Dio were one of the top U.S. concertattractions, boasting one of the most over the top stage acts of its time loaded with props andspecial effects (lasers, explosions, a giant dragon, etc.). The groups leader was singer RonnieJames Dio, who had previously become acquainted with the metal masses as the frontman ofRitchie Blackmores Rainbow from 1975-1978 and Black Sabbath from 1979-1982. Come the early80s, Ronnie James was ready to finally head out on his own, forming Dio and recruiting a stellarbacking band, consisting of a few former bandmembers, ex-Rainbow bassist Jimmy Bain and ex-Black Sabbath drummer Vinny Appice (Carmine Appices brother), in addition to ex-SweetSavage guitar shredder Vivian Campbell. Lyrically, the group would retain the same subjectmatter that Ronnie James specialized in with his previous outfits (dungeons and dragons, swordsand sorcery, damsels in distress, etc.), but musically, Dio were more melodically based thanRainbow or Sabbath. The group scored a hit right off the bat with its 1983 debut release, HolyDiver, which spawned such popular MTV videos as "Rainbow in the Dark," as well as its title track.For their sophomore effort, 1984s The Last in Line, the band expanded its lineup to include keyboardist ClaudeSchnell, as the album would become the biggest hit of Dios career (on the strength of another MTV-approvedvideo, for the albums anthemic title track) and the group became an arena headliner. Although Dios nextrelease, 1985s Sacred Heart, was commercially successful, Campbell had become disillusioned by the groupsdirection and split from the group a year later. Just prior to Campbells exit, the entire Dio band helped organizeHear n Aid, an all-star assembly of heavy metal artists that recorded a track called "Stars," which helped fightworld hunger (a subsequent album was issued as well, collecting previously unreleased live tracks from a few ofthe days top hard rock acts). Former Giuffria guitarist Craig Goldy took Campbells place, resulting in suchreleases as 1986s live EP Intermission and 1987s Dream Evil, which retained the groups headbangingaudience, but failed to expand upon it as its previous releases had.
  11. 11. Black Sabbath are an English rock band, formed in Aston, Birmingham in 1969 by OzzyOsbourne (lead vocals), Tony Iommi (guitar), Geezer Butler (bass guitar), and Bill Ward (drums).The band has since experienced multiple line-up changes, with Tony Iommi the only constantpresence in the band through the years. Originally formed in 1968 as a heavy blues rock bandnamed Earth and renamed to Black Sabbath in 1969,[1] the band began incorporating occult andhorror-inspired lyrics with tuned-down guitars and achieving multiple platinum records in the1970s. Despite an association with occult and horror themes, Black Sabbath also composedsongs dealing with social instability, political corruption, the dangers of drug abuse andapocalyptic prophesies of the horrors of war.Black Sabbath are cited as pioneers of heavy metal.[2][3] The band helped define the genre withreleases such as quadruple-platinum Paranoid, released in 1970.[4] They were ranked by MTV asthe "Greatest Metal Band" of all time,[5] and placed second in VH1s "100 Greatest Artists of HardRock" list, behind Led Zeppelin.[6] Rolling Stone called the band "the heavy-metal kings of the70s".[7] They have sold over 15 million records in the United States[8] and over 70 million recordsworldwide.[9] Black Sabbath were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006, and wereincluded among Rolling Stones list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.[10]Vocalist Ozzy Osbournes heavy alcohol and drug usage led to him being fired from the band inApril 1979, after which he began a successful solo career, selling over 55 million albums. He wasreplaced by former Rainbow vocalist Ronnie James Dio. After a few albums with Dios vocals andsongwriting collaborations, Black Sabbath endured a revolving line-up in the 1980s and 1990sthat included vocalists Ian Gillan, Glenn Hughes, Ray Gillen and Tony Martin. In 1992, Iommi andButler rejoined Dio and drummer Vinny Appice to record Dehumanizer. The original line-upreunited with Osbourne in 1997 and released a live album Reunion. The line-up featuring Iommi,Butler, Dio, and Appice reformed in 2006 under the moniker Heaven & Hell until Dios death on16 May 2010.On 11 November 2011, the original band members announced that they were reuniting andrecording a new album.[11] The band are scheduled to perform a headlining slot at the DownloadFestival on 10 June 2012, followed by a world tour.[12] On 2 February 2012, Ward announced thathe would not participate in the Black Sabbath reunion unless he was given a "signable contract."The following day, the other group members announced they had "no choice but to continuerecording without him," but said "our door is always open" for Ward to return to the band
  12. 12. Formed in 2006 after late-era Black Sabbath membersRonnie James Dio, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, and VinnyAppice reunited after a 15-year hiatus for three new trackson the DioYears compilation, Heaven & Hell, named afterSabbaths first recording with Dio in 1980, toured under themoniker in 2007 and released the two-disc CD/DVD Livefrom Radio City Music Hall later that year. The bands firstfull-length studio recording, Devil You Know, arrived in2009. However, in November of that year Dios wife,Wendy, announced that Dio was suffering from stomachcancer, although indicating that the disease was in its earlystages and expressing hope for a full recovery and return toperforming. Nevertheless, Heaven & Hell subsequentlycanceled their summer 2010 touring plans and, sadly,Ronnie James Dio succumbed to the disease on May 16,2010, at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX.
  13. 13.  The Rock and roll hand symbol or the Devil Horns was a symbol of respect for the bands This was a very popular sign used by The Great Italian Rock Singer Ronnie James Padavona(Dio) in the late 1970’s then soon after some bands started using it
  14. 14. R.J. Dio – "I doubt very much if I would be the first onewho ever did that. Thats like saying I invented thewheel, Im sure someone did that at some other point.I think youd have to say that I made it fashionable. Iused it so much and all the time and it had become mytrademark until the Britney Spears audience decidedto do it as well. So it kind of lost its meaning with that.But it was...I was in Sabbath at the time. It was symbolthat I thought was reflective of what that band wassupposed to be all about. Its NOT the devils sign likewere here with the devil. Its an Italian thing I gotfrom my Grandmother called the "Malocchio". Its toward off the Evil Eye or to give the Evil Eye,depending on which way you do it. Its just a symbolbut it had magical incantations and attitudes to it andI felt it worked very well with Sabbath. So I becamevery noted for it and then everybody else started topick up on it and away it went. But I would never say Itake credit for being the first to do it. I say because Idid it so much that it became the symbol of rock androll of some kind."[7]
  15. 15.  Many Rock and roll bands dressed in denim ,Leather And Lace They Had big hair and a lot wore makeup And some of them were covered in tattoos
  16. 16.  Rock and roll also served as a business as well as a hobby The merchandising and ticket sales for these bands led half of the money to them and another half to their companies Merchandising of t shirts and licensed band materials as well as signatures always costed people extra so the bands can make money Some bands will only sign new stuff or get pictures with VIPs
  17. 17.  One of the largest Bands in the business of Rock and Roll was Kiss Kiss was a huge logo for all fans of Rock and roll in the 1970’s and still today They have one of the largest online stores They run and support a lot of charities Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons are seen on television a lot Their bass player Gene Simmons is the co founder of the band and a huge business man Kiss became known as The Hottest Band in the World and they started music in 1973
  18. 18.  The 1950’s was the time period where most Rock And Roll began to form It was a form of Classic ,Blues,Swing, And Jazz styles It started a revolution for all kinds of rock and metal
  19. 19.  60’s rock was rock music from the 1960’s It was music that was cross between pop,rock,and classical styles It was another very popular era for music
  20. 20.  70’s Rock is a rock that started in the 1970’s It was an awesome era for music It was a era of peace love and music 50’s and 60’s rock revolutionized this movement It was an era of all kinds of rock and disco music
  21. 21.  80’s Rock was a very popular rock in the 1980’s Hair bands were some of the most popular type of rock in that decade Lots of rockstars were covered in tattoos ,wore denim and leather,some even wore lace It was a very progressive time period for rock and roll
  22. 22.  This is the rock of the 1990’s A mixture of all kinds of rock
  23. 23.  The very first Woodstock concert brought many hippies and people to celebrate a lot of awesome bands in a 3 night show This influenced rock because all bands were heard live together for the first time It was a concert of peace music and love
  24. 24.  Peace & Love is the largest festival[1][dead link] in Sweden and the only one with an outspoken message of Solidarity, Diversity and Understanding [2], which runs through the whole event. It started in 1999 and is located in Borlänge, Sweden. The festival is a part of an organization which is involved in other projects besides the festival in Borlänge. The concept of the Peace & Love festival is to spread the message of Diversity, Solidarity and Understanding. It’s about crossing borders and bringing differing cultures from near and afar together and trying to get people to change their attitudes towards themselves and others. The Peace & Love festival was first held in 1999, as a reaction to the ongoing violence. The first festival was held at a club in central Borlänge, with about 900 attendees. Since then the festival has been held at different locations i central Borlänge. The Peace & Love festival is still one of Scandinavias fastest-growing festivals. In 2006 there were 15,000 visitors per day, with over 37,000 people attending in total. The 10th Peace & Love festival was in 2008 and had a record of 25000 visitors, which made them the second biggest festival in Sweden. [edit] 2008 From the Latin pax, meaning "freedom from civil disorder," the English word came into use in various personal greetings from c.1300 as a translation of the Hebrew shalom. Shalom, cognate with the Arabic "salaam", has multiple meanings: safety, welfare, prosperity, security, fortune, friendliness. The personalized meaning is reflected in a nonviolent lifestyle, which also describes a relationship between any people characterized by respect, justice and goodwill. This later understanding of peace can also pertain to an individuals sense of himself or herself, as to be "at peace" with ones own mind attested in Europe from c.1200. The early English term is also used in the sense of "quiet", reflecting a calm, serene, and meditative approach to the family or group relationships that avoids quarreling and seeks tranquility — an absence of disturbance or agitation. In many languages the word for peace is also used a greeting or a farewell, for example the Hawaiian word Aloha, as well as the Arabic word Salam . In English the word peace is used as a farewell, especially for the dead as in Rest In Peace, RIP. Peace of God" redirects here. For the medieval movement, see Peace and Truce of God. Gari Melchers, Mural of Peace, 1896. The Peace symbol in 1701 displayed by Pope Clement XI. Religious beliefs often seek to identify and address the basic problems of human life, including the conflicts between, among, and within persons. Christians claim Jesus of Nazareth to be the "Prince of Peace", the Messiah Christ who established a Kingdom of Peace where persons, societies, and all of creation are to be healed of evil. For persons to enter this Kingdom and experience peace, Christians believe that one must develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, who stated: "Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden light." (Matthew 11:28-30) Buddhists believe that peace can be attained once all suffering ends. To eliminate suffering and achieve this peace, they follow a set of teachings called the Four Noble Truths — a central tenet in Buddhist philosophy. Islam means the way of life to attain peace. The word "Muslim" means the person who submits to Allah in Peace. The submission to Allah (the Arabic proper noun for "The God", One and Only) is based on humility. An attitude of humility within ones own self cannot be accomplished without total rejection of violence and attitude of alliance towards peace. See also: Catholic peace traditions and Peace in Islamic philosophy
  25. 25.  Psychedelic rock was a popish rock that started in the late 1960’s It was when every thing was Tie dye One of the first ever rock styles to emerge It was way before classic rock and British pop was a huge influence It sparked a revolution for all types of rock and metal after the woodstock of 69
  26. 26.  Classic Rock dates back to early 1950’s It is said that it formed from classical music, blues, folk and hard riffs. Most classic rock bands created their own style by using scales and chords in their own range to make their own music . This kind of music brought forth leeway to our music today Classic Rock sparked creativity for all rock styles beyond their ability
  27. 27.  British pop also played a big role in rock and roll It gave them a easy melody to use with all their music It began in the early 1960’s in Britain
  28. 28.  Instrumental rock was a soothing rock with no lyrics Some of this type influenced every kind of genre and a lot of awesome solos and shredding It was very popular among everyone because even though there were no lyrics it had meaning
  29. 29.  Progressive Rock in the 1970’s combined all kinds of Rock Together to form a unique sound These bands influenced the glam metal and hair metal and all of the metal of today
  30. 30.  Glam metal started in the late 1960’s early 70’s Glam metal was a unique style all on its own This genre was a huge influence to millions of bands today because the music was so energetic and definitely related to power metal and European black metal
  31. 31.  Shock rock is another popular style of rock that began in the early 1970’s Most of them had unique props when they were on stage It was like glam metal but a little different Most of these bands wore all black and were dressed up Some wore makeup Screamin Jay Hawkins was one of the first influences to this kind of rock
  32. 32.  In the early 1980’s Hair metal took its place in rock Hair metal featured guys with big hair and lots of makeup Hair metal was energetic and led to power metal
  33. 33.  Doom metal is one of the first types of heavy metal it evolved in the early 1970’s It is a dark sounding metal with distorted sound
  34. 34.  After The Wars from the 1950’s to 1980’s the Europeans played a tole in a very heavy style of metal This type of metal had violent and disturbing lyrics This music was banned in US because it was against peoples religions and the lyrics led some people to suicide These bands were so bad and violent they burnt churches in European countries after touring They do bring influence to some of the heaviest metal today
  35. 35.  Power Metal brought forth the power in rock of today It was more powerful and energetic than any other type of Rock This rock had people air guitaring the riffs It is very popular among teens and adults for years The Game Dungeons and dragons was believed to give these bands ideas of props on stage and for music videos
  36. 36.  Ballad Rock was the soft touch to rock music that many bands use to remain famous
  37. 37.  Folk rock combines folk music with rock to make it creative Many metal bands are doing this today All the different folk music instruments make a unique touch to all rock music Folk rock also lead to a metal style called Viking Metal They also use some celtic styles in there as well
  38. 38.  Folk Metal is a type of metal that originated in European countries It started in the late 1980’s early 90’s It was Power metal that was very heavy with a twist of folk and classical music alot of the bands sang in all different kinds of languages including English This type of music is also known as Viking metal Most of these bands dress in plated armor and carry weapons as props for performance
  39. 39.  Indie rock began in the late 80’s early 90’s Indie rock was a type of alternative rock that had a new age style It was cross between alternative and modern rock It also had some grunge influence as well
  40. 40.  In the early 1990’S grunge rock began to form It was a style of rough rock combined with distorted riffs and down tuned instruments It first emerged in Seattle Washington The Ramones was a punk band that influenced this kind of music Grunge is still popular in forms of music from the 1990’s and up
  41. 41.  Nu metal in the 1990’s combined Rap with rock to create a new mix of music It was believed to come from bands like Anthrax and Slayer and other forms of thrash metal It created a direction for our modern rock of today
  42. 42.  Punk rock has emerged since the early 1970’s It plays a huge tole in the rock of today It created a rowdy kind of music that is found in todays metal and rock The Ramones and mc5 influenced punk music largely
  43. 43.  Country ,Blues , and Jazz is combined to make southern Rock Southern rock began in the early 1970’s and made leeway to all rock bands of today
  44. 44.  This movement led to many music acts and led to what we call reggae rock Reggae rock is a style of reggae Bob Marley styles and rock to create a new alternative to rock Also known as stoner rock
  45. 45.  Electronic Rock is Rock Music that you can dance too It was a genre that came about in the late 1970’s early 80’s It brought forth Dubstep Metal
  46. 46.  Pop rock was a popish kind of rock It is a genre that has been around since the 1960’s A very popular kind of rock of today
  47. 47.  Dubstep metal is a new modern style of rock that puts rock and electronic music together
  48. 48. 1. Thunderkiss Robot Rock 65( Rob Zombie- Thunderkiss 65 and Daft Punk-Robot Rock)2. Rock and roll will take you through the sandstorm ( Skrillex-Rock and roll will take you to the mountain and Darude-Sandstorm)3. Scary Monsters and nice Robot men ( Scorpions-Robot man and Skrillex-Scary monsters and nice sprites4. Mr.Roboto can feel the beat ( Styx-Mr.Roboto and Darude-I Can feel the beat5. Icarus on wings of steel one more time-( Kansas-Icarus borne on wings of steel and Daftpunk- one more time6. Run to the hills with funk-(Iron maiden –run to the hills and Daftpunk- Da Funk)7. I Can’t dance to the music ( Genesis-I can’t dance and Daft punk-Musique)8. Turbo Lover around the world ( Judas Priest –Turbo lover and Daft Punk –Around the world9. Party rockin in the free world (Lmfao –Party rock anthem and Neil Young Rockin in the free world)10. Im dio and I know it- Lmfao and dio11. Sorry for kick starting my heart (Motley crue –kickstart my heart and Lmfao Sorry for party rocking12. Leave it technologic daft punk and yes13. Money harder better faster stronger –Pink floyd and Daft punk14. Shake Shake senora there’s a bungle in the jungle-Jethro tull and Pitbull15. Satellites I like them –The hooters and Pitbull16. Rio Rain over me- Duran duran and Pitbull17. Jump And get ready to rumble-Van halen and Jock jams18. It’s the final countdown out of control-Europe and darude19. Viva la vida if I could fly-Coldplay and Joe satriani
  49. 49.  Blues Rock is a style that combines blues and rock together It is another more commonly used rock
  50. 50.  Mainstream rock was rock that was in between progressive and alternative styles Mainstream rock began in the late 80’s early 90’s It was a very powerful genre
  51. 51.  Alternative rock combines many styles of music together with rock and roll and is on a lot of radio stations The most common rock genre of today
  52. 52.  Gospel Rock also plays a role in Rock styles today Many classic rock bands wore crosses to show they were religious so over religious people wouldn’t feel offended by their music Black Sabbath was the first band that followed that movement Gospel is rock that is religion friendly
  53. 53.  Pete Townsend of The Who was the first rock artist to start smashing guitars Ronnie James Dio created the rock and roll hand symbol Iron Maiden first did the ohwheyohwheyoh! On the stage Kiss was the first band to dress up in costumes on the stage Little Richard was the first artist to wear make up
  54. 54.  Thrash metal is in between Hard and Heavy Metal It began in the late 1980’s It is a very popular and still modern rock of today
  55. 55.  Symphonic Metal was a style that has started in the 1990’s It is still very popular today It is a mixture of classical and folk and hard rock Most symphonic bands had female singers Some did not Most came from Europe It combines keyboards and guitars together
  56. 56.  Finnish symphonic metal also played a huge part Similar to Symphonic metal but way deeper sound It was like high end power metal A very popular genre of rock today It started in late 1990’s and early 2000’s
  57. 57.  New age is a type of instrumental rock with nature sounds It began in the late 1980’s It is a soothing kind of rock with alternative style With a pop style too
  58. 58.  Neoclassical is instrumental classical music mixed with modern rock to make a very unique sound It is very similar to symphonic rock It is one of the most underrated genres of rock and roll It also shows some bits of blues and folk in this style as well It began in European Countries Uli Jon Roth started this genre when he started his sky orchestra project Trans Siberian orchestra from Russia followed after
  59. 59.  Girl bands began in the late 1970’s to 1980’s They were rock bands of all girls Just as popular as the guy bands
  60. 60.  Soft Rock is a soft Rock created from soul ,blues , and classical music Soft rock is very popular in alternative music today It began as early as the late 60’s to 1970’s
  61. 61.  Arena Rock is the most energetic kind of rock out there Arena rock is usually performed in huge arenas It began in the late 1980’s and is still very popular in todays world of rock and metal It is another type of hair metal
  62. 62.  Modern rock is our present day kind of rock with a mix between heavy and soft rock and classical rock It is the most popular rock genre played on the radio today The modern metal is metal that is a mixture of all types of metal and most of it is death metal or folk metal
  63. 63.  These are album covers that got banned due to content and were replaced with band pictures It was due to government laws Some of these were banned from stores until the cover was changed It was all part of making better content even though the bands thought the covers were not offensive
  64. 64.  American Rock is Rock that originated in America It is the most common type of rock music heard on the radio today
  65. 65.  Canadian Rock is a genre of Rock that originated in Canada Some of the most popular new and old bands made very good music from Canada Canadian Rock was a mixture of all kinds of rock genres in French and English
  66. 66.  British metal is a type of genre that is hair metal or power metal that came from Britain It started in early 1970’s and still popular today
  67. 67.  German Hard rock was a type of hard rock that originated in Germany and the lyrics were in German It was a unique genre although some of these bands sing in English as well as German and other languages Scorpions was one of the very first German hard rock bands they began in 1965 and Rudolf Schenker was their founder
  68. 68.  The Scorpions are a rock band from Hannover, Germany formed in 1965 by guitarist Rudolf Schenker, who is the bands only constant member.[9][10][11] They are known for their 1980s rock anthem "Rock You Like a Hurricane" and many singles, such as "No One Like You", "Send Me an Angel", "Still Loving You", and "Wind of Change". The band was ranked #46 on VH1s Greatest Artists of Hard Rock program.[12] "Rock You Like a Hurricane" is also #18 on VH1s list of the 100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs.[13] On January 24, 2010, after 46 years of performing, the band announced that they will be retiring after touring in support of their new album Sting in the Tail.[14][15] The band sold over 100 million albums worldwide.[16] Rudolf Schenker, the bands rhythm guitarist launched the band in 1965. At first, the band had beat influences and Schenker himself did the vocals. Things began to come together in 1970 when Schenkers younger brother Michael and vocalist Klaus Meine joined the band. In 1972, the group recorded and released their debut album Lonesome Crow, with Lothar Heimberg on bass and Wolfgang Dziony on drums. During the Lonesome Crow tour, Scorpions opened for upcoming British band UFO. Near the end of the tour, the members of UFO offered guitarist Michael Schenker the lead guitar job, an offer which he soon accepted. Uli Roth, a friend of the Schenker brothers, was then called in temporarily to finish off the tour. The departure of Michael Schenker led to the breakup of the band. In 1973, Uli Roth, who had helped Scorpions complete the Lonesome Crow tour, was offered the role as lead guitarist, but turned the band down, preferring instead to remain in the band Dawn Road. Rudolf Schenker eventually decided that he wanted to work with Roth, but did not want to resurrect the last Scorpions lineup. He attended some of Dawn Roads rehearsals and ultimately decided to join the band, which consisted of Roth, Francis Buchholz (bass), Achim Kirschning (keyboards) and Jürgen Rosenthal (drums). Roth and Buchholz persuaded Rudolf Schenker to invite Klaus Meine to join on vocals, which he soon did. While there were more members of Dawn Road than Scorpions in the band, they decided to use the Scorpions name because it was well known in the German hard rock scene and an album had been released under that name.[
  69. 69.  Some of these bands grew tired of not having enough fans so they start having reality shows about their life It soon draws more attention to their fans They do it so that people can see what their life is like and support them for why they put themselves on television with their families or if they are looking for friends there are a lot of reasons behind it
  70. 70.  Jazz Rock was a beginning style of rock that incorporated jazz with rock It began as early as the 1950’s Lou Armstrong was one of the big influences of this type of rock
  71. 71.  Latin Rock was a form of rock and latin music together to make a unique sound
  72. 72.  Many rock and Roll Artists appeared in movies That also brought by to their fame They were very famous in hollywood
  73. 73. Steven Siro Vai (born June 6, 1960) is anAmerican guitarist, songwriter and producer Vai began playing guitar in 1973, at the age ofwho has sold over 15 million albums. Afterstarting his career as a music transcriptionist for 13.[2] In 1974, he took guitar lessons fromFrank Zappa, Vai recorded and toured in guitarist Joe Satriani and played in local bands,Zappas band for two years, from 1980 to 1982.The guitarist began a solo career in 1983, has one of which was called "The Steve Vais". Hereleased eight solo albums and won three was influenced by guitarists including JimiGrammy Awards. Vai has also recorded andtoured with Public Image Ltd., Alcatrazz, David Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Brian May, Jimmy Page,Lee Roth and Whitesnake. Vai has been a Glen Buxton,[3] and jazz fusion guitarist Allanregular touring member of the G3 Concert Tourwhich began in 1996. In 1999 Vai started his own Holdsworth. Vai attended the Berklee Collegerecord label Favored Nations, intending to of Music, afterwards recording a promotionalshowcase as he describes, "...artists that have piece for them in which he spoke aboutattained the highest auditioning for Frank Zappa at age 20.performance level on theirchosen instruments."[1]Steve Vai also designed the ibanez universea seven string jem
  74. 74.  Many guitarists had their own designs Some had personalized parts and strings on their guitars They had 6 or more strings or multiple pick ups
  75. 75.  If you want to learn some cool facts about some of the most influential guitarists watch these next few slides If you can care less about skip to the end of the PowerPoint it would be cool if you did watch it Ill even throw in some cool videos on youtube and a guitar solos quiz The videos on youtube are of Uli jon roth These guitarists are some of the greatest ones in history and some even designed their own unique instruments to take the quiz at the end of the powerpoint some questions about these guitarists are in there Enter at your own Riff!!!!!!!!!
  76. 76.  Ulrich Roth was born December 18 1954 in Dusseldorf West Germany He is commonly known as Uli Jon Roth He is a very famous German guitarist It was believed that uli ‘s influences came from classical artists blues ,and Jimi hendrix style guitar playing He was one of the first musicians and songwriters to begin the genre known as neo classical metal He first appeared as a guitarist for his first band Dawn Road in 1973 Shortly after since scorpions guitarist Michael Schenker left scorpions uli and dawn road became part of Scorpions After Scorpions album Tokyo tapes in 1978 Uli left the band to form his own cool band known as Electric Sun that had 3 albums and featured him on lead guitar and vocals in 1979 The first electric sun album in 1979 Earthquake was dedicated to jimi hendrix Fire wind in 1981 the second album was dedicated to Anwar el sedat an assassinated Egyptian president that tried to make peace in the middle east Beyond the astral skies the third Electric Sun in 1985 was dedicated to Martin Luther King Uli has always used a Stratocaster when he was with Dawn Road,Scorpions,and Electric Sun In the 1980s, Roth commissioned construction of custom guitars with additional frets from master luthier Andreas Demetriou. Andreas developed the concept adding many unique specifications. Uli Jon Roth has had five of these "Sky" guitars handcrafted by the British luthier. To be able to emulate the high notes of a violin, all of the Sky Guitars contain extra frets. The first Sky Guitar (used on the album Beyond the Astral Skies) has 30 frets. Later versions of the Sky Guitar overcame the problem of the higher register frets becoming too narrow by widening the frets by whole steps for the highest notes. In an April 2001 Guitar Player Magazine interview, Roth reports that the guitars are either fretless above the 30th fret or have whole step fret spacing above the 27th fret, with 35 effective (half step) frets. All of the Sky guitars with frets have extensive fretboard scalloping as is favored by Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen (who was influenced greatly by Roth) and many neoclassical metal guitarists. The Sky guitars pickups are custom 4-coil humbuckers made by John Oram, with one guitar having an Oram pickup hidden under the 24th fret.[3] The guitars named Mighty Wing and Destiny have 7 strings and the others have 6 strings. The 7th string is a low B.[4] Roth preferred amplifier is currently the Framus Dragon, and he uses a stalk mounted Vibesware guitar resonator (sustainer) to introduce infinite sustain during solos[5] both live, and on the song "Benediction" from "Under a Dark Sky“.
  77. 77. Electric Sun was a music group formed by Uli Jon Roth inHannover Germany after his departure from the Scorpionsin 1978. They recorded three albums between 1979 and1985. he played a fender Stratocaster at this timeThe first album, Earthquake, was released in 1979 andfeatures guitarist/vocalist Roth, bassist Ule Ritgen anddrummer Clive Edwards. Edwards departed quickly afterrecording the first album.Fire Wind came next in 1981, featuring new drummerSidhatta Gautama. The band toured for a few yearsafterwards. While the first two albums were a trio format,the third album was more of an ensemble project. Veterandrummer Clive Bunker, formerly of Jethro Tull, appeared, asdid Ritgen, vocalist Michael Flexig (have a look below) andguest vocalist Nicky Moore, as well as an array of additionalvarious singers and orchestral musicians. Another feature ofthe album was the invention of Roths Sky Guitar.The name Electric Sun was retired in 1986, and Uli Jon Rothcontinued to pursue his classical-inspired rock under hisown name, as well as focus on other artistic area
  78. 78.  Uli Jon Roth created his own orchestra with him on the sky guitar called the sky orchestra They covered a lot of classical pieces in a neoclassical way this began in the early 1980’s He also did some experimental things with the album transcendental sky guitar Metamorphosis of Vivaldis four seasons was one of his most popular sky orchestra albums Sky of Avalon appeared in his newest albums under a dark sky and Prologue to symphonic legends He mainly used his famous sky guitar the might y wing for these albums
  79. 79.  The sky guitar was designed by ex scorpions German guitarist Uli Jon Roth aka Ulrich Roth he has been playing for over 50 years and does a lot of neoclassical and blues rock It might have been one of the first 7 strings out there It had 34 frets and lots of octave and pentatonic ability It had a unique body and was a very versatile instrument he can play anything with it it had a tone cross between a violin ,mandolin,and guitar and every fret on it was spaced out by octaves so that he can reach higher notes easier than his strat He had 5 of them for different songs His favorite was known as the Mighty Wing and Dolphin was the very first one that was seen he designed it in the early 1980’s and started the sky orchestra with his 7 string sky guitar within the last 20 years Uli started having Dean Guitars make models of it for 10 to 12,000 Dollars in 6 or 7 string models they call it the Uli Roth Sky there were only 50 of these special guitars to be sold
  80. 80.  Steven Siro Vai (born June 6, 1960) is an American guitarist, songwriter and producer who has sold over 15 million albums. After starting his career as a music transcriptionist for Frank Zappa, Vai recorded and toured in Zappas band for two years, from 1980 to 1982. The guitarist began a solo career in 1983, has released eight solo albums and won three Grammy Awards. Vai has also recorded and toured with Public Image Ltd., Alcatrazz, David Lee Roth and Whitesnake. Vai has been a regular touring member of the G3 Concert Tour which began in 1996. In 1999 Vai started his own record label Favored Nations, intending to showcase as he describes, "...artists that have attained the highest performance level on their chosen instruments Vai mailed Frank Zappa a transcription of Zappas "The Black Page", an instrumental for drums, along with a tape of Vais guitar playing. Zappa was so impressed that in 1979, he hired him to transcribe a number of his guitar solos, including some on the Joes Garage album and the Shut Up n Play Yer Guitar series. These transcriptions were published in 1982 in The Frank Zappa Guitar Book. After being hired as a transcriber, Vai did overdubs on many of the guitar parts for Zappas album You Are What You Is. He became a full-fledged band member, going on his first tour with Zappa in the autumn of 1980. One of those early shows with Vai on guitar, recorded in Buffalo, was released in 2007. While touring with Zappas band, Vai sometimes asked audience members to bring musical scores and see if he could sight-read them on the spot. Zappa referred to Vai as his "little Italian virtuoso" and listed him in the liner notes as performing "stunt guitar" or "impossible guitar parts". Vai was a featured artist on the 1993 recording Zappas Universe. In 2006 he returned to Frank Zappa as a special guest on Dweezil Zappas Zappa Plays Zappa tour, alongside friends from his early years with Zappa. After leaving Zappa in 1982 he moved to California, where he recorded his first album Flex-Able, in 1983 (released January 1984) and performed in a couple of bands. In 1985 he replaced Yngwie Malmsteen as lead guitarist in Graham Bonnets Alcatrazz, with whom he recorded the album Disturbing the Peace. Later in 1985, he joined former Van Halen front man David Lee Roths group to record the albums Eat Em and Smile (released July 1986) and Skyscraper (released 1988). In 1986, Vai played with John Lydons Public Image Ltd on their album Album. In 1989, Vai joined Whitesnake, replacing Vivian Campbell. When Adrian Vandenberg injured his wrist shortly before recording was to begin for the album Slip of the Tongue, Vai played all the guitar parts. Vai played on the Alice Cooper album Hey Stoopid, along with Joe Satriani on the song "Feed my Frankenstein." Vai continues to tour regularly, with his own group and with his one-time teacher and fellow guitar instrumentalist friend Joe Satriani on the G3 series of tours. Former David Lee Roth and Mr. Big bassist Billy Sheehan joined him for a world tour. In 1990, Vai released his critically acclaimed solo album Passion and Warfare. The song "For the Love of God" was voted #29 in a readers poll of the 100 greatest guitar solos of all time in Guitar World magazine. In 1994, Vai began writing and recording with Ozzy Osbourne. One track from these sessions, "My Little Man", was released on the Ozzmosis album. Despite Vai penning the track, he does not appear on the album, with his guitar parts replaced by Zakk Wylde. Another track, "Dyin Day", appeared as an instrumental on Vais Fire Garden album. Vais band members in the 90s included drummer Mike Mangini, guitarist Mike Keneally, and bassist Philip Bynoe. In 1994 Vai received a Grammy Award for his performance on the Frank Zappa song Sofa from the album Zappas Universe.
  81. 81.  Steven J. "Steve" Morse (born 28 July 1954) is an American guitarist and composer, best known as the founder of the Dixie Dregs, and the guitar player in Deep Purple since 1994. Morses career has encompassed rock, country, funk, jazz, classical, and fusion of these musical genres. In addition to a thriving solo career, he enjoyed a brief stint with Kansas in the mid 80s. Morses father was a minister and his mother a classically trained pianist; both were also psychologists. The family moved to Tennessee, then Ypsilanti, Michigan, where Morse spent his childhood. Although familiar with piano and clarinet, Morse ultimately became interested in guitar after seeing a gentleman finger picking a Dixie melody at a county fair.[citation needed] Morse worked briefly with his brother Dave in a band called The Plague until the family moved to Augusta, Georgia. In the late 60s, he played in a band called Three—named on the day of a local battle of the bands (and finishing 2nd)-- with his older brother; and 12 yr. old keyboardist William Gerald (Jerry) Wooten, a student at the same junior high as, though 1 grade earlier than, the 13 yr. old guitarist. Wooten, at Morses suggestion (after a tryout—with tentative pointers of the solo- and bass-key style on the Doors "Light My Fire", at the home of the young Morse) added bass keys (as well as melodic blues scales learned from Steve) to the band—and was known casually as "Steves Little Brother", by schoolmates and denizens of a local psychedelic youth club, "The Green Onion" where—along with Legion Halls and church functions— the early band performed. Enrolled in the Academy of Richmond County, he met bassist Andy West and, together, they formed the nucleus of the Dixie Grit, adding keyboardist Johnny Carr, guitarist and vocalist Frank Brittingham with Dave Morse drumming. However, this effort was short lived, since covering Led Zeppelin, Cream and the like limited their ability to get higher-paying jobs at local dance halls. West and Morse continued to play as a duet billed as the Dixie Dregs until Morses expulsion from school in the 10th grade (for refusing to cut his hair) enabled his enrolment at the esteemed University of Miami School of Music. During the 1970s, the University of Miami played host to a number of future influential musicians, including Bruce Hornsby, Pat Metheny, Chuck Schuldiner, Jaco Pastorius and others. Andy West also enrolled at the University of Miami and, with Morse, drummer Bart Yarnall, keyboardist Frank Josephs and violinist Allen Sloan, collaborated in a lab project entitled Rock Ensemble II. Rehearsing and performing Morses compositions at the University of Miami brought some attention to his credibility as a composer and player. The group compiled a recording used for promotional efforts in 1975. This recording was eventually released as The Great Spectacular in 1997.
  82. 82.  Robert William Gary Moore (4 April 1952[1] – 6 February 2011), was a Northern Irish musician, most widely recognised as a blues singer and guitarist. In a career dating back to the 1960s, Moore played with artists including Phil Lynott and Brian Downey during his teens, leading him to memberships with the Irish bands Skid Row and Thin Lizzy on three separate occasions. Moore shared the stage with such blues and rock luminaries as B.B. King, Albert King, Colosseum II, George Harrison and Greg Lake, as well as having a successful solo career. He guested on a number of albums recorded by high profile musicians, including a cameo appearance playing the lead guitar solo on "Shes My Baby" from Traveling Wilburys Vol. 3. Moore died in his sleep of a heart attack[2] in his hotel room while on holiday in Estepona, Spain, in February 2011. Moore started performing at a young age, having picked up a battered acoustic guitar at the age of eight. He got his first quality guitar at the age of 14, learning to play the right-handed instrument in the standard way despite being left-handed. He moved to Dublin in 1968 at the age of 16. His early musical influences were artists such as Albert King, Elvis Presley, The Shadows and The Beatles. Later, having seen Jimi Hendrix and John Mayalls Bluesbreakers in his home town of Belfast, his own style was developing into a blues-rock sound that would be the dominant form of his career in music. Moores greatest influence in the early days was guitarist Peter Green of Fleetwood Mac who was a mentor to Moore when performing in Dublin. Greens continued influence on Moore was later repaid as a tribute to Green on his 1995 album Blues for Greeny, an album consisting entirely of Green compositions. On this tribute album, Moore played Greens 1959 Les Paul Standard guitar which Green had lent to Moore after leaving Fleetwood Mac. Moore ultimately purchased the guitar, at Greens request, so that "it would have a good home".[5] Moore performing at the Manchester Apollo, 1985 While less popular in the US, Moores work "brought substantial acclaim and commercial success in most other parts of the world – especially in Europe".[6] Throughout his career, Moore was recognised as an influence by many notable guitarists including Vivian Campbell,[7] Patrick Rondat,[8] John Norum, Paul Gilbert,[9] Gus G, Slash, Orianthi, Joe Bonamassa, Adrian Smith, Doug Aldrich, Zakk Wylde,[10] Randy Rhoads, John Sykes and Kirk Hammett[11] He collaborated with a broad range of artists including Phil Lynott, George Harrison, Trilok Gurtu, Dr. Strangely Strange, Colosseum II, Travelling Wilburys, Albert Collins, Jimmy Nail, Mo Foster, Ginger Baker, Jack Bruce, Jim Capaldi, B.B. King, Bob Dylan, Vicki Brown, Cozy Powell, Rod Argent, the Beach Boys, Ozzy Osbourne, Paul Rodgers, Keith Emerson, Roger Daltrey, Albert King and together with Colosseum II with Andrew Lloyd Webber on the composers Variations album in 1978. He experimented with many musical genres, including rock, jazz, blues, country, electric blues, hard rock and heavy metal.[12] In 1968, aged 16, Moore moved to Dublin to join the group Skid Row with Noel Bridgeman and Brendan "Brush" Shiels. It was with this group that he earned a reputation in the music industry, and his association with Phil Lynott began.[3] 3][4] [
  83. 83.  Thin Lizzy are an Irish rock band formed in Dublin in 1969. Two of the founding members, drummer Brian Downey and bass guitarist/vocalist Phil Lynott met while still in school. Lynott assumed the role of frontman and led them throughout their recording career of twelve studio albums. Thin Lizzy are best known for their songs "Whiskey in the Jar", "Jailbreak" and "The Boys Are Back in Town", all major international hits still played regularly on hard rock and classic rock radio stations. After Lynotts death in 1986, various incarnations of the band have emerged over the years based around guitarists Scott Gorham and John Sykes, though Sykes left the band in 2009. Lynott, Thin Lizzys de facto leader, was composer or co-composer of almost all of the bands songs, and the first black Irishman to achieve commercial success in the field of hard rock music. Thin Lizzy boasted some of the most critically acclaimed guitarists throughout their history, with Downey and Lynott as the rhythm section, on the drums and bass guitar. As well as being multiracial, the band drew their members not only from both sides of the Irish border but also from both the Catholic and Protestant communities during The Troubles. Their music reflects a wide range of influences, including country music, psychedelic rock, and traditional Irish folk music, but is generally classified as hard rock or sometimes heavy metal. Rolling Stone magazine describes the band as distinctly hard rock, "far apart from the braying mid-70s metal pack".[1] Allmusic critic John Dougan has written that "As the bands creative force, Lynott was a more insightful and intelligent writer than many of his ilk, preferring slice-of-life working-class dramas of love and hate influenced by Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Bruce Springsteen, and virtually all of the Irish literary tradition."[2] Van Morrison, Jeff Beck and Jimi Hendrix were major influences during the early days of the band, and later influences included American artists Little Feat and Bob Seger. Contents [hide] Thin Lizzy were founded one night in late December 1969 in Dublin, Ireland, when Belfast guitarist Eric Bell met up with organist Eric Wrixon in a pub and found that they shared an ambition to form a group. Both musicians had previously played with Them, fronted by Van Morrison.[3] The same night, they went to see the band Orphanage, which featured vocalist Phil Lynott and drummer Brian Downey. Bell and Wrixon introduced themselves after the gig and suggested the four of them form a band together. Lynott and Downey were aware of Bells good musical reputation,[4] and agreed with the condition that Lynott play bass guitar as well as sing, and that they perform some of his own compositions. [3] In July 1970, Thin Lizzy released a single, "The Farmer"/"I Need You", on EMI with the B-side written by John Dardis, who owned Trend Studios where the single was recorded. The single only sold 283 copies and is now a collectors item. [3] Wrixon left the band before the singles release, meaning there was a greater share of income for the three remaining members.[4] He moved to Europe before returning to Belfast, rejoining his old band, Them.[5] By the end of the year, Thin Lizzy were signed to Decca Records and they travelled to London in January 1971 to record their debut album, Thin Lizzy. The album sold moderately well but did not chart in the UK despite airplay and support from influential DJs John Peel and Kid Jensen.[3] Around March 1971, the band permanently relocated to London, before the release of the unsuccessful "New Day" EP in August.[5] Despite poor sales, Decca agreed to finance the bands second album Shades of a Blue Orphanage, released in March 1972. Like the previous LP, the songs were filled with Lynotts personal anecdotes and references to his life in Dublin and the people he knew there. Musically the style was Celtic, with little warning of the hard rock direction that the band were to take in the future. [3] Again, the album did not chart in the UK. In mid-1972, Thin Lizzy were asked to record an album of Deep Purple covers, which was released under the title Funky Junction Play a Tribute to Deep Purple. No mention was made of Thin Lizzy on the record. Vocals and keyboards were handled by members of another band, Elmer Fudd, and a few instrumental tracks composed by the band were also included on the album. [4] The album was released in January 1973. [edit] "Whiskey in the Jar"
  84. 84.  Jerome John "Jerry" Garcia (August 1, 1942 – August 9, 1995) was an American musician who was best known for his lead guitar work, singing and songwriting with the band the Grateful Dead.[1][2] Though he disavowed the role, Garcia was viewed by many as the leader or "spokesman" of the group.[1][2][3][4] One of its founders, Garcia performed with the Grateful Dead for their entire three- decade career (1965–1995). Garcia also founded and participated in a variety of side projects, including the Saunders-Garcia Band (with longtime friend Merl Saunders), Jerry Garcia Band, Old and in the Way, the Garcia/Grisman acoustic duo, Legion of Mary, and the New Riders of the Purple Sage (which Garcia co-founded with John Dawson and David Nelson).[1] He also released several solo albums, and contributed to a number of albums by other artists over the years as a session musician. He was well known by many for his distinctive guitar playing and was ranked 13th in Rolling Stones "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" cover story.[5] Later in life, Garcia was sometimes ill because of his unstable weight, and in 1986 went into a diabetic coma that nearly cost him his life. Although his overall health improved somewhat after that, he also struggled with heroin and cocaine addictions,[3][4] and was staying in a California drug rehabilitation facility when he died of a heart attack in August 1995.[
  85. 85.  Mark Freuder Knopfler, OBE (born 12 August 1949) is a Scottish-born British guitarist, singer, songwriter, record producer and film score composer. He is best known as the lead guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter for the British rock band Dire Straits, which he co-founded in 1977. After Dire Straits disbanded in 1995, Knopfler went on to record and produce six solo albums, including Golden Heart (1996), Sailing to Philadelphia (2000), and Get Lucky (2009). He has composed and produced film scores for eight films, including Local Hero (1983), Cal (1984), and The Princess Bride (1987).[1] In addition to his work with Dire Straits and as a solo artist and composer, Knopfler has recorded and performed with many prominent musical artists, including Phil Lynott, Chet Atkins, The Chieftains, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris, Jools Holland, Sonny Landreth, and Van Morrison. He has produced albums for such artists as Tina Turner, Bob Dylan, and Randy Newman. Knopfler is one of the most respected fingerstyle guitarists of the modern rock era, and was ranked 27th on Rolling Stone magazines list of 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.[2] Knopfler and Dire Straits have sold in excess of 120 million albums to date.[3][4] A four-time Grammy Award winner, Knopfler is the recipient of the Edison Award and the Steiger Award, and holds three honorary doctorate degrees in music from universities in the United Kingdom. Mark Freuder Knopfler was born on 12 August 1949 in Glasgow, Scotland, to an English mother and Hungarian Jewish father—an architect whose anti-fascist sympathies forced him to flee from his native Hungary.[7] The family settled in Knopflers mothers home town of Blyth, Northumberland in North East England when he was 7 years old. He and his younger brother David attended Gosforth Grammar School. Inspired by his uncle Kingsleys harmonica and boogie-woogie piano playing, he wanted to buy an expensive Fiesta Red Fender Stratocaster just like Hank Marvins, but had to settle for a £50 twin-pick-up Höfner Super Solid.[8] During the 1960s, he formed and joined schoolboy bands and listened to singers like Elvis Presley and guitarists Chet Atkins, Scotty Moore, B.B King, Django Reinhardt, Hank Marvin, and James Burton. At 16, he made a local TV appearance as part of a harmony duo, with his classmate Sue Hercombe.[8] In 1968, after studying journalism for a year at Harlow Technical College,[8][9] Knopfler was hired as a junior reporter in Leeds for the Yorkshire Evening Post.[10] Two years later, he decided to further his studies, and went on to graduate with a degree in English at the University of Leeds.[11] In April 1970, while living in Leeds, Knopfler recorded a demo disk of an original song hed written, "Summers Coming My Way". The recording included Mark Knopfler (guitar and vocals), Steve Phillips (second guitar), Dave Johnson (bass), and Paul Granger (percussion). Johnson, Granger, and vocalist Mick Dewhirst played with Mark in the band Silverheels. Upon graduation in 1973, Knopfler moved to London and joined a High Wycombe-based band called Brewers Droop, appearing on the album The Booze Brothers. One night while spending some time with friends, the only guitar available was an old acoustic with a badly warped neck that had been strung with extra-light strings to make it playable. Even so, he found it impossible to play unless he finger-picked it. He said in a later interview, "That was where I found my voice on guitar." After a brief stint with Brewers Droop, Knopfler took a job as a lecturer at Loughton College in Essex—a position he held for three years. Throughout this time, he continued performing with local pub bands, including the Café Racers.[12] He also formed a duo with long-time associate bluesman Steve Phillips called The Duolian String Pickers. By the mid-1970s, Knopfler devoted much of his musical energies to his group, the Café Racers. His brother David moved to London, where he shared a flat with John Illsley—a guitarist who changed over to bass guitar. In April 1977, Mark gave up his flat in Buckhurst Hill and moved in with David and John. The three began playing music together, and soon Mark invited John to join the Café Racers. [13] [ 5][6]
  86. 86.  Riley B. King (born September 16, 1925), known by the stage name B.B. King, is an American blues guitarist and singer-songwriter. Rolling Stone magazine ranked him at No. 6 on its list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time.[1] According to Edward M. Komara, King "introduced a sophisticated style of soloing based on fluid string bending and shimmering vibrato that would influence virtually every electric blues guitarist that followed."[2] King was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987 King was born in a small cabin on a cotton plantation outside of Berclair, Mississippi, to Albert King and Nora Ella Farr on September 16, 1925. In 1930, when King was four years old, his father abandoned the family, and his mother married another man. Because Nora Ella was too poor to raise her son, King was raised by his maternal grandmother Elnora Farr in Kilmichael, Mississippi.[3] Over the years, King has developed one of the worlds most identifiable guitar styles. He borrowed from Blind Lemon Jefferson, T-Bone Walker and others, integrating his precise and complex vocal-like string bends and his left hand vibrato, both of which have become indispensable components of rock guitarists vocabulary. His economy and phrasing has been a model for thousands of players, from Eric Clapton and George Harrison to Jeff Beck. King has mixed traditional blues, jazz, swing, mainstream pop and jump into a unique sound. In Kings words, "When I sing, I play in my mind; the minute I stop singing orally, I start to sing by playing Lucille." King grew up singing in the gospel choir at Elkhorn Baptist Church in Kilmichael. At age 12, he purchased his first guitar for $15.00[3] although another reference indicates he was given his first guitar by his cousin, Bukka White. In 1943, King left Kilmichael to work as a tractor driver and play guitar with the Famous St. Johns Quartet of Inverness, Mississippi, performing at area churches and on WGRM in Greenwood, Mississippi.[4][5] In 1946, King followed his cousin Bukka White to Memphis, Tennessee. White took him in for the next ten months.[3] However, King shortly returned to Mississippi, where he decided to prepare himself better for the next visit, and returned to West Memphis, Arkansas, two years later in 1948. He performed on Sonny Boy Williamsons radio program on KWEM in West Memphis, Arkansas where he began to develop a local audience for his sound. Kings appearances led to steady engagements at the Sixteenth Avenue Grill in West Memphis and later to a ten-minute spot on the legendary Memphis radio station WDIA. Kings Spot, became so popular, it was expanded and became the Sepia Swing Club. Initially he worked at the local R&B radio station WDIA as a singer and disc jockey, where he gained the nickname Beale Street Blues Boy, later shortened to Blues Boy and finally to B.B.[6][7] It was there that he first met T-Bone Walker. "Once Id heard him for the first time, I knew Id have to have [an electric guitar] myself. Had to have one, short of stealing!", he said.[8 In 1949, King began recording songs under contract with Los Angeles-based RPM Records. Many of Kings early recordings were produced by Sam Phillips, who later founded Sun Records. Before his RPM contract, King had debuted on Bullet Records by issuing the single "Miss Martha King" (1949), which did not chart well. "My very first recordings [in 1949] were for a company out of Nashville called Bullet, the Bullet Record Transcription company," King recalls. "I had horns that very first session. I had Phineas Newborn on piano; his father played drums, and his brother, Calvin, played guitar with me. I had Tuff Green on bass, Ben Branch on tenor sax, his brother, Thomas Branch, on trumpet, and a lady trombone player. The Newborn family were the house band at the famous Plantation Inn in West Memphis." [9] Performing with his famous guitar, Lucille King assembled his own band; the B.B. King Review, under the leadership of Millard Lee. The band initially consisted of Calvin Owens and Kenneth Sands (trumpet), Lawrence Burdin (alto saxophone), George Coleman (tenor saxophone),[10] Floyd Newman (baritone saxophone), Millard Lee (piano), George Joyner (bass) and Earl Forest and Ted Curry (drums). Onzie Horne was a trained musician elicited as an arranger to assist King with his compositions. By his own admission, he cannot play chords well[11] and always relies on improvisation. This was followed by tours across the USA with performances in major theaters in cities such as Washington, D.C., Chicago, Los Angeles, Detroit and St. Louis, as well as numerous gigs in small clubs and juke joints of the southern US states. In the winter of 1949, King played at a dance hall in Twist, Arkansas. In order to heat the hall, a barrel half-filled with kerosene was lit, a fairly common practice at the time. During a performance, two men began to fight, knocking over the burning barrel and sending burning fuel across the floor. The hall burst into flames, which triggered an evacuation. Once outside, King realized that he had left his guitar inside the burning building. He entered the blaze to retrieve his beloved guitar, a Gibson semi-hollow electric. Two people died in the fire. The next day, King learned that the two men were fighting over a woman named Lucille. King named that first guitar Lucille, as well as every one he owned since that near-fatal experience, as a reminder never again to do something as stupid as run into a burning building or fight over women.
  87. 87.  Richard Williams (born February 1, 1950) is the guitarist for the rock band Kansas, and has been with them since their 1974 self-titled debut album. Williams lost his right eye in a childhood fireworks accident. He wore a prosthetic eye for many years, but now wears an eye patch instead. In the beginning, Williams shared guitar duties with keyboardist/guitarist Kerry Livgren. In the late 1980s, he shared the stage with guitar virtuoso Steve Morse instead. Years later, after some personnel changes in Kansas, Williams found himself as the only guitar player. While Livgrens sound could be described as virtuosic and bright, Williams style was well balanced with his melodic and mellow sound. Williams and Phil Ehart are the only two members of Kansas who have never left the band, and have been present for all Kansas albums to date. Among the songs he co-wrote with the band are "Can I Tell You", "No Room for a Stranger", and the hit "Play the Game Tonight".
  88. 88.  The Ibanez Jem was played by Steve Vai Steve Vai experimented with guitars for years His Favorite was his 7 string Jem He had them in many colors including borax swirl He even named his guitars He has a bunch of them The parts and sustain on the Jem gave him lots of Tonality in His Playing and they are famous for the cutaway
  89. 89.  The fender strat is another very famous guitar it is played by millions of musicians worldwide Eric Johnson was one of the coolest artists to play stratocasters for his lifetime He plays a unique style of music with his strats Since the late 1950’s strats have been one of the number one solid body electric guitars They were designed by Leo Fender
  90. 90.  Clarence Leonidas "Leo" Fender (August 10, 1909 – March 21, 1991) was an American inventor who founded Fender Electric Instrument Manufacturing Company, or "Fender" for short. He left the company in the late 1960s, and later founded two other musical instrument companies, MusicMan and G&L Musical Instruments. The guitars, bass guitars, and amplifiers he designed from the 1940s on are still relevant: the Fender Telecaster (1949) was the first mass-produced electric guitar; the Fender Stratocaster (1954) is among the worlds most iconic electric guitars; the Fender Precision Bass (1951) set the standard for electric bass guitars; and the Fender Bassman amplifier, popular enough in its own right, became the basis for later amplifiers (notably by Marshall and Mesa Boogie) that dominated rock and roll music. Clarence Leonidas Fender ("Leo") was born on August 10, 1909, to Clarence Monte Fender and Harriet Elvira Wood, owners of a successful orange grove located between Anaheim and Fullerton, California. From an early age, Fender showed an interest in tinkering with electronics. When he was 13 years old, his uncle, who ran an automotive-electric shop, sent him a box filled with discarded car radio parts, and a battery. The following year, Leo visited his uncles shop in Santa Maria, California, and was fascinated by a radio his uncle had built from spare parts and placed on display in the front of the shop. Leo later claimed that the loud music coming from the speaker of that radio made a lasting impression on him. Soon thereafter, Leo began repairing radios in a small shop in his parents home. In the spring of 1928, Fender graduated from Fullerton Union High School, and entered Fullerton Junior College that fall, as an accounting major. While he was studying to be an accountant, he continued to teach himself electronics, and tinker with radios and other electrical items but never took any kind of electronics course. After college, Fender took a job as a deliveryman for Consolidated Ice and Cold Storage Company in Anaheim, where he later was made the bookkeeper. It was around this time that a local band leader approached Leo, asking him if he could build a public address system for use by the band at dances in Hollywood. Fender was contracted to build six of these PA systems. In 1933, Fender met Esther Klosky, and they were married in 1934. About that time, he took a job as an accountant for the California Highway Department in San Luis Obispo. In a depression government change-up, his job was eliminated, and he then took a job in the accounting department of a tire company. After working there six months, Leo lost his job along with the other accountants in the company.
  91. 91.  Eric Johnson (born August 17, 1954) is an American musician, songwriter, and vocalist from Austin, Texas. Best known for his electric guitar skills, Johnson is also a highly proficient acoustic, lap steel, resonator, and bass guitarist as well as an accomplished pianist and vocalist. Johnson has mastered a wide array of musical genres evidenced by the many different styles incorporated in both his studio and live performances including rock, blues, jazz, fusion, soul, folk, New Age, classical, and country and western.[1] Guitar Player magazine has called Johnson "one of the most respected guitarists on the planet".[2] Johnsons stylistic diversity and technical proficiency with the guitar have been praised by Bill Hicks.[3] His 1990 platinum-selling, full-length album, Ah Via Musicom, produced the single, "Cliffs Of Dover", for which Johnson won the 1991 Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance.[4
  92. 92.  Yngwie Johann Malmsteen (English pronunciation: /ˈ ɪŋveɪ ˈmɑˈlmstiˈn / ING-vay MAHLM-steen, born June 30, 1963) is a Swedish guitarist, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and bandleader. Malmsteen became known for his neo-classical playing style in heavy metal. Steve Huey of Allmusic stated that, "Yngwie Malmsteen is arguably the most technically accomplished hard rock guitarist to emerge during the 80s."[1] Yngwie malmsteen was born Lars Yngwie Lannerback in Stockholm,Sweden Ritchie Blackmore and Uli Jon Roth were huge influences to him He started guitar when he was 10 years old He has been playing for over 50 years He plays fender stratocasters his favorite one is called the duck because it is a blonde 1972 strat that has donald duck stickers on the back. It is a normal single coil with seymour duncan pickups Malmsteen has stated that he prefers Stratocasters from the period of 1968-1972; he claims that the bigger headstock on these generates more sustain. Malmsteen customizes his guitars by fitting a brass nut, removing the middle string tree and scalloping the fretboard. Malmsteen previously disconnected the tone controls on his guitars but has said that he no longer does this. Malmsteen has previously used DiMarzio pickups - most notably the HS3 and the HS4 (Formerly known as the YJM). Malmsteen would use an HS3 in the bridge and the HS4 in the middle and neck positions. He now uses his signature Seymour Duncan YJM Fury pickups which have been out for the past couple of years or so. In his earlier recordings, Malmsteen used an HS3 in the neck and bridge positions and a disconnected stock fender in the middle. Malmsteen had also use a Fender Telecaster in a tour when in England, 1997.
  93. 93. Blackmore was born at Allandale Nursing Home, Weston-super-Richard Hugh "Ritchie" Blackmore (born 14 Mare, Somerset, South WestApril 1945) is a British guitarist and songwriter, England, but moved to Heston, Middlesex (now Greater London)who is known as one of the first guitarists to at the age of two. Although thefuse classical music elements with blues surname Blackmore is thought to be of English origin, his father wasrock.[1] He began his professional career as a of Welsh ancestry and his motherstudio session musician and was subsequently of English.[2] He was 11 when he got his first guitar. His fathera member of Deep Purple, after which bought it for him on certainBlackmore established a successful career conditions, including learning how to play properly, so he tookfronting his own band Rainbow, and later classical guitar lessons for a year.[3]progressed to the traditional folk rock project While at school he did well at sports including the javelin.Blackmores Night. Blackmore left school at age 15 and started work as an apprentice radio mechanic at nearby Heathrow Airport. He was given guitar lessons by Big Jim Sullivan.
  94. 94.  Matthias Jabs (born October 25, 1955) is a German guitarist and songwriter. He is one of the guitar players for the heavy metal band Scorpions Before joining the Scorpions, Jabs played for the bands Lady, Fargo and Deadlock. Jabs was hired to join the Scorpions upon the departure of guitarist Ulrich Roth in August 1978. Jabs was discovered by Francis Buchholz, who helped him learn mathematics.[1] However Michael Schenker, younger brother of Scorpions rhythm guitarist/songwriter Rudolf Schenker had made the decision to leave his own band UFO, and expressed interest at re-joining the Scorpions as lead guitarist. Michael Schenker had already been a member of the Scorpions and left the band after the recording of their first album Lonesome Crow in 1972. As a result, Jabs was dismissed very shortly after joining the band. However, Michael Schenker proved to be very unreliable during this time period and would frequently be absent from the bands live shows. This caused the Scorpions to contact Jabs at the last minute to fill in for Michael. After too many absences, Michael Schenker left and Jabs was permanently reinstated as lead guitarist for the Scorpions, which he has been ever since. This is why the Scorpions 1979 album Lovedrive featured guitar tracks recorded by both Jabs and Michael Schenker. Jabs playing style was a large part of Lovedrives fresher, newer, heavier sound. This "Van Halen-like"[2] sound would become the bands signature as it would propel them into superstardom in the 1980s. In the year 2000, he was awarded the city of Hanover plaque. During the 1980s, he had a 1963-64 black Fender Stratocaster, called his "trouble guitar". It had had a Floyd Rose floating bridge and a Bill Lawrence L90 pickup. The guitar was featured on many tracks that needed a tremolo, including "Blackout". A copy of this guitar (with a black Gibson humbucker) is seen on the Make a Difference Foundation video filmed in Russia. This event had other guests including Ozzy Osbourne and Gorky Park. Jabs favours Gibson Explorer guitars, he even designed a model for them, called the Explorer 90 (due to the body being 90% the size of a regular Explorer) in the late 1980s. He also has a signature Fender Stratocaster dubbed the "Jabocaster". Nowadays, Jabs and the rest of the Scorpions play the German-made Dommenget brand of guitars. All of the bands signature models made by them. His most recent signature guitar is his "Mastercaster" which was used mostly on stage and on their Humanity - Hour 1 album. Jabs is also notable for using a Talk box on some songs (such as "The Zoo" on Animal Magnetism, "To Be No. 1" on Eye II Eye, "Money and Fame" (Crazy World), "Can You Feel It" (Unbreakable), and "Media Overkill" (Savage Amusement) ). Jabs replaces the Marshall amplification logo on his amplifier cabinets with his own name, in the same font style as the Marshall logo. Besides Marshall, Matthias also uses Wizard cabinets, Hiwatt, Engl, Fender Prosonic and Soldano amplifiers and cabinets, Kitty Hawk preamps, Dunlop picks, and Seymour Duncan JB pickups. Back in the 1980s, he used marshall JCM 800 2210 amplifiers which you can see on the World Wide Live DVD. Jabs also currently uses Ovation 6 and 12 string acoustic guitars, Daddario strings (which are tuned to E-flat and D), and talk boxes from Heil. In 2010, Cort Guitars collaborated with Matthias to develop his own signature line of electric guitars called the Garage 1 and Garage 2.
  95. 95.  David Jon Gilmour,[1] CBE, D.M. (born 6 March 1946) is an English rock musician and multi-instrumentalist who is best known as the guitarist, one of the lead singers and main songwriters in the progressive rock band Pink Floyd. It is estimated that as of 2011, the group has sold over 230 million albums worldwide, including 74.5 million units sold in the United States.[2] In addition to his work with Pink Floyd, Gilmour has worked as a producer for a variety of artists, and has enjoyed a successful career as a solo artist. Gilmour has been actively involved with many charities over the course of his career. In 2003, he was appointed CBE for his charity work and was awarded with the Outstanding Contribution title at the 2008 Q Awards.[3] In 2011, Rolling Stone Magazine ranked him No. 14 in their list of the greatest guitarists of all time.[4]
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