The finest collection of musical artists and bands in the world, including…
Drawing equally from horror films, entertainment and garage rock, Alice Cooper pioneered a theatrical band of hard rock that was designed to shock. The group created a unique show that continues to tour regularly performing shows worldwide that feature electric chairs, guillotines, fake blood and boa constrictors.
Heavy metal band Iron Maiden formed in the mid 1970’s and have to date sold over 85 million records worldwide. Even with little to no radio or television support, Iron Maiden are considered one the of most successful heavy metal bands of all time. After 46 shows in 25 countries playing to over one million fans in 2013 alone, the band show no signs of slowing down or losing their passion.
Selling over 45 million albums to date, English heavy metal band Judas Priest are considered the second greatest metal band of all time. The band saw a resurgence in the 2000’s including worldwide tours, being inaugural inductees into the VH1 Rock Honours in 2005, and receiving a Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance in 2010.
Formed in 2000 American rock band Kings of Leon achieved initial success in the UK with nine Top 40 singles and two BRIT Awards in 2008. Their third Album, Because of the Times, became their first platinum selling album in the United States and was also the best-selling album of 2008 in Australia. The singles ‘Sex on Fire’, ‘Use Somebody’ and ‘Notion’ all peaked at number one on the Hot Modern Rock Chart.
MÖTLEY CRÜE are recognised as the world’s most notorious rock band. Forming in the 80’s they laid the foundation for their inimitable career with their genre-bending music. The band has sold 100 million albums globally and has reached seven platinum or multi-platinum certifications. Besides their influencing music, MÖTLEY CRÜE’s image has pioneered an attitude, fashion sense and lifestyle, influencing a legion of fans who have copied their look. 2014 marked the onset of the MÖTLEY CRÜE swan song, their final world tour, which will take the band all the way through to the end of 2015.
In the mid-1970’s Motorhead began a journey that would change the Rock & Roll scene forever. Through tenacity, hard work, and ability to create an original sound, Motorhead quickly became one of the most popular bands in the world with a fan-base that is second to none. Typically classified as heavy metal, their fusion of punk rock into the genre helped to pioneer speed metal and thrash metal music. Motorhead have now sold more than 15 million albums to date.
Being the third most successful artist in the history of the American charts, behind only Elvis Presley and the Beatles, Elton John has had 56 top 40 singles. He achieved an unprecedented seven #1 albums in a three and a half year period (1972-1975) and received the Grammy Legend Award in 2001. Elton John has now had three of his albums inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.
British-American musician and songwriter Slash, best known as the former lead guitarist of American hard rock band Guns N’ Roses, re-established himself as a mainstream performer in the mid to late 2000’s when he cofounded the Supergroup Velvet Revolver. Slash has since released three solo albums including, Slash (2010), Apocalyptic Love (2012) and World on Fire (2014). The release of his latest album has brought him some of the best critical acclaim of his career.
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