Pre-Metal Sounds – The Seeds of Heavy Metal

This year we celebrate 50 years of Heavy Metal, whose birth is credited to Black Sabbath, who released their self-titled debut on February 13, 1970 and quickly followed that up with “Paranoid” released on September 18, 1970. “Paranoid” featured the title track, “Iron Man” and “War Pigs”, three of the all time enduring classics. Sabbath did not spontaneously combust out of a vacuum. The 1960’s had many artists who were planting seeds, and cultivating the …

Rage Against The Machine, Judas Priest, Bon Jovi Lead Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominations

Judas Priest [© Matt Bishop Photo for The Rock Revival]

(TRR) – The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced nominees for the Class of 2018. The list of nineteen nominees includes Bon Jovi, Dire Straits, Judas Priest, Rage Against The Machine, MC5, J. Geils Band, Radiohead, The Cars, vintage rock ‘n’ roll outfit The Zombies and others. Nine of this year’s nominees are up for their first nominations including Rage Against The Machine …