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Faith No More


FAITH NO MORE (1982–98). Various, then Chuck Mosley (vocals, replaced by Mike Patton); various, then Jim Martin (guitar, replaced by Trey Spruance, Dean Manta, John Hudson); Roddy Bottum (keyboards); Billy Gould (bass); Mike Bordin (drums). Faith No More was an avant-garde mixture of punk, funk, and metal, along with avant jazz. They are best known for their two defining anthems, “We Care a Lot” and “Epic,” both with different vocalists. The band started in 1982 with the core group of Read more [...]
Dave Drainman


DISTURBED (1996–PRESENT). Dave Drainman (vocals), Dan Donegan (guitar), Fuzz (bass), Mike Wengren (drums). Disturbed are a heavy metal band with a debt to early metal and mainstream thrash-like bands such as Pantera. The band started out in Chicago in the late nineties. Drainman’s unique vocal style helped gain them a huge following in the Midwest, eventually getting them signed in 2000 to the small Giant label, who released their first album, The Sickness. While the first album Read more [...]


DEFTONES (1995–PRESENT). Chino Moreno (vocals), Stephen Carpenter (guitar), Chi Cheng (bass), Abe Cunningham (drums). Playing in a style not unlike that of their contemporaries Korn and Limp Bizkit, the Deftones have been parlaying their brand of metal since 1988 when they first formed in Sacramento, California, featuring vocalist Chino Moreno, guitarist Stephen Carpenter, bassist Chi Cheng, and drummer Abe Cunningham. Beginning in a more conventional style, the band drew influence from Read more [...]


BEATALLICA (2001–PRESENT). James Lennfield (vocals/guitar), Greg Hammetson (guitar/vocals), Kiff McBurtney (bass/vocals), Ringo Lars (drums). Beatallica are a faux heavy metal cover band that perform Beatles songs in the style of Metallica. While the concept may sound silly or strained, the mixture actually seems to make sense on songs such as “Sandman,” a Metallica-esque cover of “Taxman,” “… And Justice for All My Lovin’,” and especially on the hilarious “Ktulu” (“He’s Read more [...]