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SUICIDAL TENDENCIES

SUICIDAL TENDENCIES

SUICIDAL TENDENCIES (1982–94). Mike Muir (vocals), Grant Estes (guitar), Louiche Mayorga (bass), Mike Clark (guitar), Amery Smith (drums). Suicidal Tendencies were/are one of the earliest hardcore punk bands to crossover to a heavy metal style and one of the few to so ardently embrace heavy metal and remain true to the overall metal sound well after the punk revival of the early nineties. The band was started as an allegedly gang-affiliated hardcore band from Venice Beach and put out what many 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 [...]
POWERMAN 5000

POWERMAN 5000

POWERMAN 5000 (1991–PRESENT). Spider One, aka Michael Cummings (vocals), M.33, aka Mike Tempesta (guitar, replaced by Terry Corso, replaced by Dave Pino), Adam 12, aka Adam Williams (guitar, replaced by Johnny Rock, aka Johnny Heatley, replaced by Evan Rodaniche), Dorian 27, aka Dorian Heartsong (bass, replaced by Siggy Sjursen), Al 3, aka Al Pahanish (drums, replaced by AD7, aka Adrian Ost). Powerman 5000 were a nu metal band led by Michael Cummings, aka Spider One, who is Rob Zombie’s Read more [...]
Living Colour

LIVING COLOUR

LIVING COLOUR (1984–95; 2001–PRESENT). Corey Glover (vocals), Vernon Reid (guitar), Muzz Skillings (bass, replaced by Doug Wimbish), Will Calhoun (drums). Living Colour is a hard rock/metal/punk hybrid band led by guitar hero Vernon Reid, along with lead singer Corey Glover, bassist Muzz Skillings and drummer Will Calhoun, who mostly came from jazz backgrounds but also wanted to prove that an all-African-American group could rock as hard as any white group. This went up against the prejudices Read more [...]