Hayley Nichole Williams (born Hayley Nichole Williams; born December 27, 1988, Meridian, Mississippi) is the vocalist of the American rock band Paramore.
At the age of 13, she moved from her hometown of Meridian with her family to Franklin, Tennessee due to problems at school. In her new school, she met her brothers Josh and Zach Farro (later a solo guitarist and drummer Paramore). Back in school, she tried to get into the funky cover band The Factory, where he played Jeremy Davis (later, Paramore bass player). Continue reading
Nightwish is a Finnish metal band performing songs primarily in English. It was founded by Tuomas Holopainen in 1996 in the city of Kitee. The early work of Nightwish was distinguished by a combination of the female opera vocals of the former vocalist Tarja Turunen, a keyboard and symphonic arrangement and a heavy guitar base of power metal. This style is most often defined as power metal and symphonic metal.
I still remember how I once bought the first Nightwish album, Angels Fall First, on a cassette. It was a rainy October day, but as soon as I finished listening to the recording, two rainbows appeared in the sky. I had never before seen a rainbow in the fall, especially two at once. Continue reading
Megadeth is an American thrash metal band from the city of Los Angeles, California, formed in 1983. The band was founded by guitarist and vocalist Dave Mustaine and bass player David Ellefson after Mustain was fired from Metallica. Since then, Megadeth has released 15 studio albums. The group is one of the most commercially successful thrash metal bands, selling over 50 million albums worldwide, including a Grammy-nominated multi-platinum album, Countdown to Extinction. In the United States alone, Megadeth received seven platinum, five gold albums and nine Grammy nominations as the best heavy metal artist. The group broke up in 2002 after Mustaine severely damaged the radial nerve, but after physiotherapy, in 2004 Mustaine restored the group that released The System Has Failed album that same year, which started at number 18 on the hit parade of popular albums. Billboard Magazine. Continue reading