Paint It Black ~ The Rolling Stones

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The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London in 1962. The first settled line-up consisted of Brian Jones (guitar, harmonica), Ian Stewart (piano), Mick Jagger (lead vocals, harmonica), Keith Richards (guitar), Bill Wyman (bass), and Charlie Watts (drums). Stewart was removed from the official line-up in 1963 but continued as occasional pianist until his death in 1985. …

Through the Fire and Flames ~ DragonForce

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DragonForce is a British power metal band based in London, England. Formed in 1999, the group is known for its long and fastguitar solos, fantasy-based lyrics, and electronic sounds in their music to add to their retro video game-influenced sound. As of August 2014, DragonForce have released six studio albums, one live album and one demo. DragonForce was founded in …

The Grand Illusion ~ Styx

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Styx is an American rock band from Chicago that became famous for its albums from the mid-1970s and early 1980s. They are best known for melding the style of pop rock with the power of hard-rock guitar, strong ballads and elements of international musical theater. Styx is best known for the hit songs “Lady” (#6, 1973), “Come Sail Away” (#8, …

Shadows ~ Red

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Red (also stylized R3D) is an American rock band from Nashville, Tennessee, formed in 2004. The band’s lineup consists of singer Michael Barnes, guitarist Anthony Armstrong, and bassist Randy Armstrong. They are known for their Christian rock music which incorporates other sounds such as alternative rock, alternative metal, hard rock, heavy metal and post-grunge. Jasen Rauch and Andrew Hendrix were …

Man of Constant Sorrow ~ Dan Tyminski

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Dan Tyminski is an American bluegrass composer, vocalist, and instrumentalist. He is a member of the band Alison Krauss and Union Station and has released two solo albums, Carry Me Across the Mountain (2000), on the Doobie Shea Recordslabel, and Wheels (2008), on the Rounder Records label. He is best known for his updated version of the song “Man of …

How Soon Is Now? ~ The Smiths

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The Smiths were an English rock band formed in Manchester in 1982. The band consisted of vocalist Morrissey, guitaristJohnny Marr, bassist Andy Rourke and drummer Mike Joyce. Critics have called them the most important alternative rock band to emerge from the British independent music scene of the 1980s. Q magazine’s Simon Goddard argued in 2007 that The Smiths were “the one …

Shots ~ Imagine Dragon

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Imagine Dragons is an American rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada. The band gained exposure following the release of their debut studio album, Night Visions (2012) and first single “It’s Time”. They released a second studio album in February 2015 entitled Smoke + Mirrors. Night Visions peaked at number two on the weekly Billboard 200 chart and led to a …

Sober ~ Tool

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Tool is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1990. Since their inception, the band’s line-up has included drummer Danny Carey, guitarist Adam Jones, and vocalist Maynard James Keenan. Since 1995, Justin Chancellor has been the band’s bassist, replacing their original bassist Paul D’Amour. Tool is known to have rigorous touring schedules in support of their albums, …

Takin’ Care of Business ~ Bachman-Turner Overdrive

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Bachman–Turner Overdrive is a Canadian rock group from Winnipeg, Manitoba, that had a series of hit albums and singles in the 1970s, selling over 7 million albums in that decade alone. Their 1970s catalogue included five Top 40 albums and six U.S. Top 40 singles (ten in Canada). The band has sold nearly 30 million albums worldwide, and has fans affectionately …