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James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix (born Johnny Allen Hendrix;

November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American guitarist

and singer-songwriter. He is widely considered to be the greatest

guitarist

in musical history and one of the most influential musicians of his era

across a range of genres.

After initial success in Europe with his group The Jimi Hendrix

Experience, he achieved fame in the United States following his 1967

performance at the Monterey Pop Festival. Later, Hendrix headlined

the iconic 1969 Woodstock Festival and the 1970 Isle of Wight Festival.

He often favored raw overdriven amplifiers with high gain and treble

and helped develop the previously undesirable technique of guitar

amplifier feedback.


                                                          BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN

Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen (born September 23, 1949),

nicknamed "The Boss," is an American singer-songwriter who records

and tours with the E Street Band. Springsteen is widely known for his

brand of heartland rock, poetic lyrics, and Americana sentiments centered

on his native New Jersey.

Springsteen's recordings have included both commercially accessible

rock albums and more somber folk-oriented works. His most successful

studio albums, Born in the U.S.A. and Born to Run, showcase a talent for

finding grandeur in the struggles of daily American life; he has sold

more than 65 million albums in the United States and 200 million

worldwide and he has earned numerous awards for his work, including

20 Grammy Awards, two Golden Globes and an Academy Award.

He is widely regarded by many as one of the most influential

songwriters of the 20th century, and in 2004, Rolling Stone Magazine

ranked him as the 23rd greatest artist of all time in its 100 Greatest

Artists of All Time list.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruce_Springsteen       

                                      CHRISSIE HYNDE-THE PRETENDERS

Christine Ellen "Chrissie" Hynde (born 7 September 1951 Akron, Ohio)

is an US musician best known as the leader of the rock/new wave band

the Pretenders. She is a singer, songwriter, and guitarist, and has been

the only constant member of the band throughout its history.

 

 

http://en.wikipedia.

org/wiki/Chrissie_Hynde           

 

 

Band Residents
Male Singer Joe Strummer (Clash)
Female Singer Chrissie Hynde (Pretenders)
Guitar Robert Quine
Keyboards Jerry Harrison (Talking Heads,                                           Music Myspace Comments
                     1977-80)
Bass Tina Weymouth (Talking Heads)
Drums Stomu Yamashta
String/Wind Peter Gordon
Composer Bruce Springsteen

 

THE REPLACEMENTS

The Replacements were an American punk rock band formed in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1979, and are considered pioneers of alternative rock. The band was composed of guitarist and vocalist Paul Westerberg, guitarist Bob Stinson, bassist Tommy Stinson, and drummer Chris Mars for most of their career. Following several critically acclaimed albums, including Let It Be and Tim, Bob Stinson was fired in 1986 and the band experienced several line-up changes; Slim Dunlap joined as lead guitarist and Steve Foley replaced Chris Mars in 1990. Towards the end of the band's career, Westerberg exerted more control over their creative output. The group disbanded in 1991, with the members ultimately pursuing various projects. The Replacements never experienced any significant commercial success but have influenced a variety of alternative rock acts.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Replacements_

%28band%29

PRINCE

Prince (born Prince Rogers Nelson; June 7, 1958) is an American singer,

songwriter, musician, and actor. He has produced ten platinum albums

and thirty Top 40 singles during his career. He established his own recording

studio and label; writing, self-producing and playing most, or all, of the

instruments on his recordings. In addition, he has been a "talent promoter"

for the careers of Sheila E., Carmen Electra, The Time and Vanity 6 and

his songs have been recorded by these artists and others (including

Chaka Khan, The Bangles, Sinéad O'Connor, and even Kim Basinger).

He also has several hundred unreleased songs in his "vault".

Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Prince developed an interest in music

at an early age, writing his first song at age seven. After recording songs

with his cousin's band 94 East, seventeen-year-old Prince recorded several unsuccessful demo tapes before releasing his debut album, For You, in 1978.

His 1979 album, Prince, went platinum due to the success of the singles

"Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad?" and "I Wanna Be Your Lover".

His next three records, Dirty Mind (1980), Controversy (1981), and 1999

(1982) continued his success, showcasing Prince's trademark of prominently

sexual lyrics and incorporation of elements of funk, dance and rock music.

In 1984, he began referring to his backup band as The Revolution and

released the album Purple Rain, which served as the soundtrack to his film

 debut of the same name.

http://en.wikipedia.org/

wiki/Prince_%28musician%29

 

 

                                                             KATE BUSH

Kate Bush (born Catherine Bush 30 July 1958) is an English singer

-songwriter, musician and record producer. Her eclectic musical style

and idiosyncratic vocal style have made her one of the United Kingdom's

most successful solo female performers of the past 30 years. Bush was

signed by EMI at the age of 16 after being recommended by Pink Floyd's

David Gilmour. In 1978, at age 19, she topped the UK Singles Chart for

four weeks with her debut single "Wuthering Heights", becoming the

first woman to have a UK number-one with a self-written song. She

was also the most photographed woman in the United Kingdom the

following year.

After her 1979 tour—the only concert tour of her career—Bush released

the 1980 album Never for Ever, which made her the first British solo

female artist to top the UK album charts and the first female artist ever

to enter the album chart at No. 1.In 1987, she won a BRIT Award for

Best British Female Solo Artist. She has released ten albums, three of

which topped the UK Albums Chart, and has had twenty-five UK Top

40 hit singles including "Wuthering Heights", "Running Up that Hill",

"King of the Mountain", "Babooshka", "The Man with the Child in His

Eyes", and "Don't Give Up" (a duet with Peter Gabriel)—all of which

reached the Top 10.                                  

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kate_Bush              

 

REM

 

R.E.M. was an American rock band formed in Athens, Georgia, in

1980 by singer Michael Stipe, guitarist Peter Buck, bassist Mike Mills

and drummer Bill Berry. One of the first popular alternative rock bands,

R.E.M. gained early attention due to Buck's ringing, arpeggiated guitar

style and Stipe's unclear vocals. R.E.M. released its first single,

"Radio Free Europe", in 1981 on the independent record label Hib-Tone

. The single was followed by the Chronic Town EP in 1982, the band's

first release on I.R.S. Records. In 1983, the group released its critically

acclaimed debut album, Murmur, and built its reputation over the next

few years through subsequent releases, constant touring, and the support

of college radio. Following years of underground success, R.E.M.

achieved a mainstream hit in 1987 with the single "The One I Love".

The group signed to Warner Bros. Records in 1988, and began to

espouse

political and environmental concerns while playing large arenas

worldwide.

 

1987

 

Band Swans
Male Singer John Brannon (Laughing Hyenas)
Female Singer Lisa Gerrard (Dead Can Dance)
Guitar Joe Baiza (Saccharine Trust, Universal Congress)
Keyboards David Sylvian
Bass Gabriel Katz (Blind Idiot God)
Drums Dale Crover (Melvins)
String/Wind Eric Ungar (Alter Natives)
Composer Bob Mould (Husker Du)

 

AXL ROSE (GUNS AND ROSES)

 W. Axl Rose (born William Bruce Rose; February 6, 1962) is an American singer-songwriter and musician. He is the lead vocalist and only remaining original member of the hard rock band Guns N' Roses, with whom he enjoyed great success and recognition in the late 1980s and early 1990s, before disappearing from the public eye for several years. In 200resurfaced with a new line-up of Guns N' Roses at Rock in Rio 3, and subsequently played periodic concert tours, before releasing the long-delayed album Chinese Democracy in 2008. Rose has been named one of the greatest singers of all time by various media outlets, including Rolling Stone and NME.


1988

 

 




 

1989

 

Band Flaming Lips
Male Singer Axl Rose (Guns And Roses)
Female Singer Sinead O'Connor
Guitar David Grubbs (Squirrel Bait, Bastro, Gastr Del Sol)
Keyboards Keith Leblanc (Tackhead)
Bass Juliana Hatfield (Blake Babies)
Drums Rey Waysham (Scratch Aid, Rapeman, Jesus Lizard)
String/Wind Christopher Tunney (Dogbowl)
Composer Jim Steinman (Meat Loaf, Pandora's Box)

 


1990

 

Band Royal Trux
Male Singer Nick Cave
Female Singer Enya
Guitar Brian McMahan (Squirrel Bait, Slint)
Keyboards Page McConnell (Phish)
Bass Ethan Buckler (Slint)
Drums Britt Walford (Slint)
String/Wind Ken Field (Birdsongs Of The Mesozoic)
Composer Nick Cave

 


1991

 

Band Slint
Male Singer Guy Picciotto (Fugazi)
Female Singer Courtney Love (Hole)
Guitar Kirk Hammet (Metallica)
Keyboards Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails)
Bass Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
Drums John McEntire (Bastro, Seam, Tortoise)
String/Wind Lisa Germano
Composer Foetus

 



 


1992

 

Band Ministry
Male Singer Kurt Cobain (Nirvana)
Female Singer Kat Bjelland (Babes In Toyland)
Guitar Keiji Haino
Keyboards Scott Ayers (Pain Teens)
Bass Chris Novoselic (Nirvana)
Drums Vincent Signorelli (Swans)
String/Wind Kevin Martin (God)
Composer Kramer

 


1993

 

Band Nirvana
Male Singer Chris Cornell (Soundgarden)
Female Singer Mia Zapata (Gits)
Guitar Duane Denison (Jesus Lizard)
Keyboards Eli Janney (Girls Against Boys)
Bass Johnny Temple (Girls Against Boys)
Drums Dave Grohl (Scream, Nirvana)
String/Wind QBert (Invisibl Skratch Piklz)
Composer Trey Anastasio (Phish)

 


1994

 

Band Jesus Lizard
Male Singer Tod Ashley (Cop Shoot Cop)
Female Singer Delores O'Riordan (Cranberries)
Guitar Kim Thayil (Soundgarden)
Keyboards Katharine Gifford (Stereolab)
Bass Les Claypool (Primus)
Drums Stanley Demeski (Feelies, Luna)
String/Wind Jane Scarpantoni
Composer Stephin Merritt (Magnetic Fields) and Lisa Germano

 



 


1995

 

Band Morphine
Male Singer Alain Jourgensen (Ministry)
Female Singer Bjork
Guitar Andy Hawkins (Blind Idiot God)
Keyboards Michael Van Portfleet (Lycia)
Bass Mark Sandman (Morphine)
Drums Jim Kimball (Laughing Hyenas, Mule)
String/Wind Dana Colley (Morphine)
Composer Neil Hagerty (Royal Trux)

 


1996

 

Band Mercury Rev
Male Singer Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam)
Female Singer Jane Jarboe (Swans)
Guitar Doug Martsch (Built To Spill)
Keyboards Robin Amos (Cul De Sac)
Bass Fred Erskine (June Of 44)
Drums Rick Brown (Fish And Roses, Run On)
String/Wind Brandan Bell (Bugskull)
Composer Jon Spencer

 


1997

 

Band Shellac
Male Singer Michael Patton (Faith No More)
Female Singer Beth Gibbons (Portishead)
Guitar Alan Licht (Run On)
Keyboards Tim Taylor (Brainiac)
Bass Doug McCombs (Eleventh Dream Day, Tortoise)
Drums Brad Elrod (Today Is The Day)
String/Wind Warren Ellis (Dirty Three)
Composer Sam Rosenthal (Black Tape For A Blue Girl)

 


1998

 

Band Tortoise
Male Singer Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees)
Female Singer Polly Harvey
Guitar Jeff Parker (Tortoise)
Keyboards John Herndon (Tortoise)
Bass Tony Levin (King Crimson)
Drums Damon Che Fitzgerald (Don Caballero)
String/Wind David Oumet (Motherhead Bug, Cop Shoot Cop, Firewater, Sulfur)
Composer Beck

 


1999

 

Band Bardo Pond
Male Singer Jonathan Davis (Korn)
Female Singer Tori Amos
Guitar Ian Williams (Don Caballero, Storm & Stress)
Keyboards Mark Degli Antoni (Soul Coughing)
Bass Melvin Gibbs (Rollins Band, Arto Lindsay)
Drums Yuval Gabay (Soul Coughing, Firewater)
String/Wind Amy Denio (sax, accordion)
Composer Daniel Vahnke (Vampire Rodents)

 



 


2000

 

 


2001

 

Band Fugazi
Male Singer Mark Linkous (Sparklehorse)
Female Singer Natacha Atlas (Transglobal Underground)
Guitar John Dragonetti (Jack Drag)
Keyboards Walter Martin (Jonathan Fire Eater, Walkmen)
Bass Reggie "Fieldy" Arvizu (Korn)
Drums Toby Dammit
String/wind Fred Lonberg-Holm (Terminal 4, Boxhead)
Composer Michael Krassner (Boxhead Ensemble)

 


2002

 

Band Lullaby For The Working Class
Male Singer Jamie Stewart (Xiu Xiu)
Female Singer Hope Sandoval
Guitar Scott Tuma (Souled American)
Keyboards Matt Kadane (Bedhead, Silkworm)
Bass Ryan Hembrey (Boxhead Ensemble)
Drums Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater),
String/wind Arrington DeDionyso (Old Time Relijun)
Composer Squarepusher

 


2003

 

Band Xiu Xiu
Male Singer Alan Dubins (Khanate)
Female Singer Azita Youssefi (Scissor Girls)
Guitar Carl Hultgren (Windy & Carl)
Keyboards Noel Harmonson (Comets on Fire)
Bass Sasha Frere-Jones (Ui)
Drums Glenn Kotche (Wilco, Loose Fur)
String/wind Miss Murgatroid (accordion)
Composer Rufus Wainwright

 


2004

 

Band Fiery Furnaces
Male Singer Johnny Whitney (Blood Brothers)
Female Singer Eleanor Friedberger (Fiery Furnaces)
Guitar Jack Rose (Pelt)
Keyboards Anthony Gonzalez (M83)
Bass Fred Chalenor (Caveman Shoestore)
Drums Rey Washam (Scratch Acid, Rapeman, Ministry)
String/wind Adam Pierce (Dylan Group, vibraphone)
Composer Masaki Batoh (Ghost)

 


2005

 

Band Black Dice
Male Singer Serj Tankian (System Of A Down)
Female Singer Muffin Spencere (Brassy)
Guitar Tom Carter (Charalambides)
Keyboards Sasha Bell (Ladybug Transistor)
Bass Brian Gibson (Lightning Bolt)
Drums Blake Fleming (Laddio Bolocko)
String/wind Hiromichi Sakamoto (Ghost, vlc)
Composer Sufjan Stevens

 


2006

 

Band Arcade Fire
Male Singer Tunde Adebimpe (TV On The Radio)
Female Singer Neko Case
Guitar Josh Homme (kyuss)
Keyboards Chris Abrahams (Necks)
Bass Ryan Hembrey (Boxhead Ensemble)
Drums Josh Blair (Orthrelm, (Supersystem)
String/wind Kazuo Ogino (Ghost, fl)
Composer Otomo Yoshihide (Ground Zero)

 


2007

 

Band Mars Volta
Male Singer Johnny Whitney (Blood Brothers)
Female Singer Joanna Newsom
Guitar Ben Weinman (Dillinger Escape Plan)
Keyboards David-Andrew Sitek (TV On The Radio)
Bass Stephen O'Malley (Sunn O))) )
Drums Chris Corsano (Six Organs Of Admittance)
String/wind Carla Kihlstedt (Tin Hat Trio, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum)
Composer Justin Broadrick (Godflesh, Final, Jesu)

 


2008

 

Band Khanate
Male Singer Damian Abraham (Fucked Up)
Female Singer Amanda Palmer (Dresden Dolls)
Guitar Takaakira Goto (Mono)
Keyboards Hiroshi Higashi (Acid Mothers Temple)
Bass Liam Wilson (Dillinger Escape Plan)
Drums Zach Hill (Hella)
String/wind Daniel Higgs (jew's harp, Lungfish)
Composer Panda Bear (Animal Collective)

 


2009

 

Band Acid Mothers Temple
Male Singer Antony Hegarty
Female Singer Alison Mosshart (Kills)
Guitar Makoto Kawabata (Acid Mothers Temple)
Keyboards Erik Engstrom (Horse the Band)
Bass Justin Chancellor (Tool)
Drums Kid Millions (Oneida)
String/wind Andrew Bird
Composer Dan Deacon

 


2010

 

Band Titus Andronicus
Male Singer Daniel Martin-McCormick (Black Eyes, Mi Ami)
Female Singer Anna Homler
Guitar Li Jianhong
Keyboards Ian Adams (Ponys)
Bass Chris Wolstenholme (Muse)
Drums Joey Jordison (Slipknot)
String/wind Clare Hubbard (Caethua, sax, violin, keyboards)
Composer Elegi

 

 

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Janis Lyn Joplin (January 19, 1943 – October 4, 1970) was an American singer,

songwriter, painter, dancer and music arranger. She rose to prominence in the late

1960s as the lead singer of Big Brother and the Holding Company and later as a

solo artist with her backing groups, The Kozmic Blues Band and The Full Tilt

Boogie Band. At the height of her career she was known as The Queen of Rock

and Roll as well as The Queen of Psychedelic Soul. Rolling Stone magazine ranked

Joplin number 46 on its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time in 2004, and

number 28 on its 2008 list of 100 Greatest Singers of All Time.








  
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