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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
Did you know that once John Lennon pulled a condom on a microphone? Or that Noelle Gallagher took to the stage of the Reading festival in a cow costume? And about why the legendary band The Ramones chose such a name for their band?
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Rock Music Facts
It is believed that “Terry and Julie” from the 1967 classic The Kinks song “Waterloo Sunset” is cast by Terence Stamp and Julie Christie.
David Bowie, also known as Robert David Jones, studied painting at Bromley Technical School under the dad of his old friend and rock legend Peter Frampton, Owen. 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