Creedence Clearwater Revival, frequently referred to as CCR or simply Creedence, was an American roots rock band, fronted by John Fogerty. The band started out as The Blue Velvets, formed by John Fogerty, Doug Clifford, and Stu Cook in El Cerrito, California, United States in the late 1950s. They were an instrumental trio, however during the early '60s they began backing Tom Fogerty, John's older brother, for school dances at El Cerrito High School, on fraternity house gigs and in the recording studio.
Dead Kennedys are a hardcore punk/punk rock band from San Francisco, California. During the 1980s the band gained a large underground following in the international punk music scene. Their music mixed the more experimental elements of English 1970s punk with the raw energy of the 1980s American hardcore punk scene. Dead Kennedys' songs mix the deliberately shocking lyrics of punk with a satirical and sarcastic left-wing commentary on social and political issues.
Eddie Vedder (born Edward Louis Severson III on 23 December 1964) is the lead singer and lyricist for the band Pearl Jam. He has also been involved in other music outside of Pearl Jam, and released his first solo album, a soundtrack to the movie 'Into the Wild' in September 2007.
In the 1980s Vedder sang with several Southern California rock bands, most notably Bad Radio, but rose to fame only after moving to Seattle in 1990 and joining Pearl Jam.
There are at least two artists with the name Dead River. 1. An Australian psychedelic rock band (active from 2011 to present)
2. An American hardcore band (active from 1999 to 2010) 1. Shaunagh Furlong, bartender and drummer, had only seen Bindi Masterson play with her old band, Killerbirds a couple of times when she was asked to start a new band with Bonnie on guitar. Shaunagh and Bindi had "some weird-ass kinda country & western" as their aim then, which wasn't exactly what Bonnie Mercer had been playing in her previous bands (like Grey Daturas & Breathing Shrine)...
There is more than one artist with this name: 1) Turbo is a polish metal band. It was started in January 1980 by Henryk Tomczak (formerly in Stress and Heam, both pioneering polish hard rock groups). The first line-up were formed by Wojciech Hoffmann – guitar, Wojciech Anioła – drums and Wojciech Sowula – vocals. Soon a single was released, the tracks being W środku tej nocy (Deep in the Night) and Byłem z tobą tyle lat (So many years with you).
Maleficent is an alternative band from London, U.K. Formed in 2006 by Maleficent Martini, the beautiful lead vocalist and Mortimer Cain, singer, the band got to the present outfit when Vincent M. Sickx joined, taking care of the music production. The music ranges from upbeat synth driven industrial to progressive metal, going through sleazy R’n’R and dirty soundscapes, with antagonizing double vocals, creating a very unique contraposition between beauty and evil.
The debut Cd Demize was self released in January 2009. Not to be mistaken with the metal band with the same name from Texas, U.S.
Formed way back in 2003 and originally a three piece unit (guitar, baritone and drums with shared vocals out front). The three self released the 'discover mutiny ep', ltd to a 100 copies and sold in hand made artwork. In 2005 three became four with the addition of a bass player and the baritone was soon switched for guitar. The sound quickly broadened out and developed beyond noisy hardcore rock. The four released an album of 7 songs in 2005 some of which were re-working of songs found on the ep. This was also called 'discover mutiny'.
Formed around 1990 in Los Angeles, California, United States, by drummer Danny Carey, guitarist Adam Jones, vocalist Maynard James Keenan, and original bassist Paul d'Amour, Tool is a band that is most noted for combining alternative metal with a wide variety of progressive structures, irregular time signatures and lyrics that range from angry diatribes to meditations on philosophical and social matters.
Formed in 2000, LIQUID SKY first gained attention with their self-released EPs “Adrenochrome” (2001) and “Nightfall” (2003) and album “Bloodline” (2004). Displaying a completely new approach to the ‘female vocals in metal’ genre and featuring songs that showcased a never-before-heard mix of metal ferocity and beautiful melody, these releases helped the band develop and solidify a reputation as Britain’s best-kept metal secret.
Though California X's cartwheeling, low-end-friendly noise has drawn quick comparisons to Dinosaur Jr. (also, it should be repeated, of Amherst, Mass.), lead vocalist Lemmy Gurtowsky shares little in common with J Mascis. Not a whiner or a wailer, the Happy Valley trio's frontman is, like his band's self-titled debut full-length, direct in a way that recalls Bob Mould and Steve Brooks of Torche instead.