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The Counting Crows

The Counting Crows

Counting Crows is an American rock band from Berkeley, California. Formed in 1991, the band consists of Jim Bogios (drums), David Bryson (guitar), Adam Duritz (lead vocals), Charlie Gillingham (keyboards), David Immerglück (guitar), Millard Powers (bass), and Dan Vickrey (guitar).

Counting Crows gained popularity following the release of its debut album, August and Everything After (1993). Featuring the breakthrough hit single “Mr. Jones” (1993), the album sold more than seven million copies in the United States. The band received two Grammy Awards nominations in 1994, one for Best Rock Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal (for “Round Here”) and one for Best New Artist.

Other hit singles include “Rain King”, “A Long December”, “Hanginaround”, and a cover version of Joni Mitchell’s “Big Yellow Taxi”.

Counting Crows received a 2004 Academy Award nomination for the single “Accidentally in Love”, which was included in the film Shrek 2. The band has sold more than 20 million albums and is known for its dynamic live performances.

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Black Sabbath

Black Sabbath

Black Sabbath were an English rock band formed in Birmingham in 1968 by guitarist Tony Iommi, drummer Bill Ward, bassist Geezer Butler, and vocalist Ozzy Osbourne. They are often cited as pioneers of heavy metal music.

The band helped define the genre with releases such as Black Sabbath (1970), Paranoid (1970), and Master of Reality (1971). The band had multiple line-up changes following Osbourne’s departure in 1979, with Iommi being the only constant member throughout its history.

After previous iterations of the group called the Polka Tulk Blues Band and Earth, the band settled on the name Black Sabbath in 1969. They distinguished themselves through occult themes with horror-inspired lyrics and down-tuned guitars.

Signing to Philips Records in November 1969, they released their first single, “Evil Woman” in January 1970. Their debut album, Black Sabbath, was released the following month. Though it received a negative critical response, the album was a commercial success, leading to a follow-up record, Paranoid, later that year. The band’s popularity grew, and by 1973’s Sabbath Bloody Sabbath, critics were starting to respond favourably.

Osbourne’s excessive substance abuse led to his firing in 1979. He was replaced by former Rainbow vocalist Ronnie James Dio. Following two albums with Dio, Black Sabbath endured many personnel changes in the 1980s and 1990s that included vocalists Ian Gillan, Glenn Hughes, Ray Gillen, and Tony Martin, as well as several drummers and bassists.

Martin, who replaced Gillen in 1987, was the second longest-serving vocalist and recorded three albums with Black Sabbath before his dismissal in 1991. That same year, Iommi and Butler were rejoined by Dio and drummer Vinny Appice to record Dehumanizer (1992).

After two more studio albums with Martin, who replaced Dio in 1993, the band’s original line-up reunited in 1997 and released a live album Reunion the following year; they continued to tour occasionally until 2005. Other than various back catalogue reissues and compilation albums, as well as the Mob Rules-era lineup reunited as Heaven & Hell, there was no further activity under the Black Sabbath name for six years. They reunited in 2011 and released their final studio album and nineteenth overall, 13 (2013), which features all of the original members except Ward. During their farewell tour, the band played their final concert in their home city of Birmingham on 4 February 2017.

Black Sabbath have sold over 70 million records worldwide as of 2013, making them one of the most commercially successful heavy metal bands. They were ranked by MTV as the “Greatest Metal Band” of all time and placed second in VH1’s “100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock” list. Rolling Stone magazine ranked them number 85 on their “100 Greatest Artists of All Time”.

Black Sabbath were inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006. They have also won two Grammy Awards for Best Metal Performance, and in 2019 the band were presented a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

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America

America

America is a rock band that was formed in London in 1970 by Dewey Bunnell, Dan Peek, and Gerry Beckley. The trio met as sons of US Air Force personnel stationed in London, where they began performing live.

Achieving significant popularity in the 1970s, the trio was famous for its close vocal harmonies and light acoustic folk-rock sound. The band released a string of hit albums and singles, many of which found airplay on pop/soft rock stations.

The band came together shortly after the members’ graduation from high school in the late 1960s. In 1970 Peek joined the band, and a record deal with Warner Bros followed. In 1972 America released their debut album, America. The album included the transatlantic hits “A Horse with No Name” and “I Need You”. Their follow-up album, Homecoming (1972) included the single “Ventura Highway”.

Over the next several years the band continued to release hit songs, including “Muskrat Love” on Hat Trick (1973), “Tin Man” and “Lonely People” on Holiday (1974), and “Sister Golden Hair” and “Daisy Jane” on their 1975 record Hearts. In 1975 America released History: America’s Greatest Hits, a compilation of hit singles, which was certified multiplatinum in the United States and Australia.

Peek left the group in 1977 and their commercial fortunes declined, though they returned to the top 10 in 1982 with the single “You Can Do Magic”.

The band’s final Top 40 hit was “The Border”, which reached no. 33 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1983. The group continues to record material and tour regularly. Its 2007 album Here & Now was a collaboration with a new generation of musicians who have credited the band as an influence.

America won a Grammy Award for Best New Artist and were nominated for Best Pop Vocal Group at the 15th Annual Grammy Awards in 1973. The group was inducted into the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2006 and received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2012.

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Alice Cooper

Alice Cooper

Alice Cooper (born February 4, 1948) is an American rock musician and singer. Originally, there was a band called Alice Cooper led by a singer named Vincent Damon Furnier.

The band was one of the creators of a very theatrical and violent type of heavy metal music that was designed to shock and would come to be known as “shock rock.”

In 1974, Furnier legally changed his name to Alice Cooper and started making solo music. Cooper’s solo career began with the 1975 album Welcome to My Nightmare. Over the years Cooper has played many different musical styles.

Alice Cooper is known for his social and witty persona offstage. The Rolling Stone Album Guide referred to him as the world’s most “beloved” heavy metal entertainer. He helped to shape the sound and look of heavy metal. Cooper is also credited as being one of the first to bring movie-like looks to the rock concert stage in the late 1960s.

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AC/DC

AC/DC

AC/DC is a hard rock band from Australia. They formed in Sydney, Australia in November 1973. AC/DC has sold an estimated 200 million albums worldwide, including 68 million in the United States of America.

The two primary founders of the band, Malcolm Young and Angus Young, developed the idea for the band’s name after their sister Margaret saw the initials “AC/DC” written on a sewing machine. “AC/DC” is an abbreviation for “alternating current/direct current,” which refers to the two different types of charges used in electricity.

The band chose the name because of their energetic “electrical” style of playing rock and roll. Even though AC/DC considers their music style simply as “rock and roll”, AC/DC are often considered pioneers of heavy metal.

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Guitar Tabs

From A like AC/DC to Z like ZZ Top… here are the tablatures of a few folk, rock, hard rock and metal bands I love.

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