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Some Of My Favorite Rock Bands

  • Nov 10, 2010

While it's hard to make any list of "favorites," I have to admit that this particular list was quite easy to make.  I'll listen to almost anything you put in front of me, but when it comes time for me to really rock out, these bands always find a way onto my playlist.  I hope you enjoy.

Youuuuu wanted the best! Youuuuuu got the best! The hottest band in the land: KISS!! With quick, catchy tunes and a sound that has morphed with the times yet always sounds fresh, KISS has been rocking for nearly forty years and they show no signs of slowing down.

Def Leppard
Other than KISS, no band gets as much airplay at my home, in my car, or while outside firing up the pit than Def Leppard. Def Leppard brings back a ton of memories from my youth.
Motley Crue
Motley Crue was one of the first bands that my parents forbid me to listen to. They were also one of the first bands whose albums I snuck into the house! From tunes like "Shout At The Devil" to "Girls, Girls, Girls," there was plenty of reason for my parents to protest, but, God love'em, I just couldn't resist these guys!
I cut my teeth on albums like "Permanent Vacation" and "Pump," so it's no surprise that Aerosmith makes this list. Sure, since the 90's they've primarily been known for their power ballads, but tunes like "Walk This Way" and "Rag Doll" are what make them one of my favorites!
Molly Hatchet
Being born and raised in the South, I've had plenty of exposure to some great southern rock. However, while most folks would list Lynyrd Skynyrd as their favorite southern rockers, I've always leaned a lot harder toward the more metal-sounding Molly Hatchet!
Let's face it, most Christian rock groups are created to be an alternative to a popular secular group. Petra took a stand and started making original Christian rock with their own unique sound. The band had numerous lineup changes but the two steadiest pieces were guitarist Bob Hartman and vocalist John Schlitt. They called it quits after thirty-three years but will always stand as true pioneers in Christian music.
The Prince of Darkness has been around for quite a long time. As a member of Black Sabbath, he helped create some of the most legendary songs in rock history. He has done the same as a solo artist with tunes like "Crazy Train" and "No More Tears." The crazy thing about all of this, he's still producing hits!
The Thunder From Down Under have always stuck to the simple rule of keeping it simple. If you like dirty, gritty hard rock, AC/DC is the band for you. Not only have they survived the loss of one of rock's most recognizable voices with the death of frontman Bon Scott, they've managed to remain a chart topper to this day.
While the "Black" album put them onto the mainstream map, Metallica's earlier albums are what made them legendary. If you have never heard the albums "Ride The Lightning," "Kill'em All," or "Master of Puppets," check them out. You're in for a treat!
Black Crowes
As much as I love hard rock and heavy metal, I'm a country boy at heart, and southern rock always fits the bill with me. The Black Crowes have a bit more soul in their sound than a lot of fellow rockers might be turned off by, but they don't know what their missing! The Black Crowes, in my opinion, deserve a lot more credit for keeping southern rock fresh and viable when many other, better established acts are simply cranking out the same music over and over to cash in.

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November 19, 2010
Great list and a few walks down memory lane....had my first real kiss in the backseat of a church van on the way to a Petra concert and then, voila! My first boyfriend lol...I'm a much bigger fan of Aerosmith's rockier tunes and Motley Crue is a family fave, so I heard it growing up with my older cousins. Thanks for sharing!
November 19, 2010
Great list!! I have many happy memories from AC/DC (from my old partying days); I love Aerosmith and Deff Leppard, loved Motley Crue and had just about every album they made. Ozzy I can do without, but The Black Crowe's "She Talks To Angels" is on my MP3.  My favorite Metallica song is "Sad But True" along with a few others.  Thanks for sharing!!
November 18, 2010
heck yeah!! Love this list!!
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