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Christopher Guest (as Nigel Tufnel) in the hit 1984 movie This Is Spinal Tap.

SPINAL TAP

SPINAL TAP (1964–1982-FICTIONAL, 1984, 1992, 2001, 2007, 2009–PRESENT). David St. Hubbins, played by Michael McKean (vocals/guitar), Nigel Tufnel, played by Christopher Guest (guitar), Derek Smalls, played by Harry Shearer (bass), Mick Shrimpton, played by R. J. Parnell (drums, usually Mick Shrimpton, or his brother Rick, many other previous drummers died in accidents, including bizarre gardening accidents, so too many to mention here), Viv Savage, played by David Kaff (keyboards). Spinal Read more [...]
ZOLAR X

ZOLAR X

ZOLAR X (1973–81, 2004–PRESENT). Zory Zenith (vocals, replaced by Ygar Ygfarrist (guitar/vocals), Eon Flash (drums, synths), Qazar Quanotr (synths). Zolar X were a proto metal band from Los Angeles who claimed to be from Venus. When the tales of the Sunset Strip and glam metal are told, one band usually is sadly, and tragically, forgotten. One of the key bands to help create the glam look and aesthetic in the early seventies was this band of (perhaps) dead-serious alien imitators, who Read more [...]
QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE (1998–PRESENT). Josh Homme (guitar/ vocals), Troy van Leeuwen (guitar/keyboards), Joey Castillo (drums), various others. Without a doubt one of the most innovative hard rock bands at work in the new millennium, Queens of the Stone Age rose from the ashes of stoner rock pioneers Kyuss. After Kyuss’s breakup, Homme left the California desert for Seattle, where he played with a variety of bands, most notably Screaming Trees as touring guitarist. Beginning work on Read more [...]
OM

OM

OM (2003–PRESENT). Al Cisneros (bass/vocals), Chris Hakius (drums, replaced by Emil Amos). Om is an avant-garde noise/drone/art metal band formed by former members of legendary stoner rock band Sleep. After Sleep’s Jerusalem album (considered by many critics to be a classic of the genre), guitarist Matt Pike departed to form the brutally heavy High On Fire while his former bandmates Al Cisneros and Chris Hakius formed the more experimental Om. If the music of Sleep, where a single song Read more [...]