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Soundgarden

SOUNDGARDEN

SOUNDGARDEN (1984–97). Chris Cornell (vocals), Kim Thayil (guitar), Hiro Yamamoto (bass, replaced by Ben Shepherd), Scott Sundquist (drums, replaced by Matt Cameron). Soundgarden were a heavy/metal grunge band from Seattle and one of the most successful bands to emerge from the explosion of grunge in the early nineties. The band started out by pairing the two “black” bands together, adding elements of both Black Sabbath and Black Flag to a sound that became increasingly commercialized Read more [...]
TAD

TAD

TAD (1988–99). Tad Doyle (vocals/guitar), Gary Thorstensen (guitar), Kurt Danielson (bass), Steve Weid (drums, replaced by Rey Washam, Josh Sinder, Mike Mongrain). Tad were one of the best to what were called the “grunge” bands from the Pacific northwest and were best known for the raw aggressive guitar sound and for butcher Tad Doyle, whose girth rivaled that of Leslie West of the band Mountain. Although Tad were lumped in with the grunge explosion, they were essentially a skuzzy metal Read more [...]
ROB ZOMBIE

ROB ZOMBIE

ROB ZOMBIE (1966–PRESENT). Multi-talented Rob Zombie (Robert Cummings) might well be considered a heavy metal renaissance man, if that’s not too confining a way to put it. The one-time production assistant for Pee Wee’s Playhouse has experienced a multitude of successes over the past two decades, from overseeing the rise of White Zombie and his own solo musical career, to writing and directing two feature films, as well as directing music videos, designing album artwork, to designing a ride Read more [...]
Rage Against the Machine

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE (1991–2000, 2007–PRESENT). Zack de la Rocha (vocals), Tom Morello (guitar), Tim Commerford (bass), Brad Wilk (drums). Despite the limited amount of time that Rage Against the Machine was around during their limited life span, the band was enormously influential and their combination of hip-hop sound effects (all created by Tom Morello’s guitar, along with the maniac screeching and rapping of frontman Zack De La Rocha) created a new sound that made the heavy styling Read more [...]