Happy Top Five Tuesday! The following is a list of five of my favorite bands.
1) METALLICA. Their music inspired me to pick up the guitar at age 15 and play my heart out. I’m currently 33 and am proud to say I’m still committed to playing my heart out.
2) Pantera. Dimebag, their late great guitarist, had a profound impact on my strumming technique. Sadly, he was gunned down by a schizophrenic ex-marine at a show back in late 2004. R.I.P Dimebag.
3) Iron Maiden. They’ve been playing their brand of melodic power metal since the early 1970s and show no signs of slowing down.
4) Tool. I’ve learned a lot of interesting chord variations just from listening to Tool’s guitarist Adam Jones. Tool has always been tough to categorize and that’s what I like most about them.
5) Bush. I used to listen to their debut album, Sixteen Stone, 20 times a day during the mid 1990s. Gavin Rossdale’s searing raw vocals combined with overly distorted powerchords were just too powerful to ignore.
What are some of YOUR favorite bands?