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This month's nominees are...

 

Black Crowes

The brothers Robinson formed this group which combined heavy classic rock and blues influences. Their 1990 debut was a smash hit and the band continued to make records on and off for many years. Their touring base continues to combine hippies, rock fans and a whole lot of stoners but always a packed house.

 

 

Boston

Their debut album is considered one of the greatest albums of all time with every song becoming radio staples. Their second album was just as big and then lawsuits and egos got in the way. A few more albums were made and the band continues to tour with an ever changing lineup. Lead singer Brad Delp passed away in 2007.

 

 

Electric Light Orchestra

A very unique group that combined classical music, rock, some disco elements and pop for a string of hit songs in the mid to late seventies. Creator Jeff Lynne effectively broke up the group in 1986 but various one off shows and releases have continued as recently as this year.

 

 

Pink Floyd

Arguably one of the most important acts in rock history. Originally a psychedelic group, the loss of lead singer Syd Barrett lead to the band to record some of the most quintessential albums ever. Their 1970s output still sells millions of copies each year and the band, if they reformed, would still pack stadiums. The band released an album of mostly instrumentals last month. 

November 2014

1985-Present

Lead Singer: Axl Rose

Lead Guitar: Slash

Rhythm Guitar: Izzy Stradlin

Bass: Duff McKagan

Drums: Steve Adler

 

BIGGEST SELLING ALBUMS: HIGHEST CHARTING BILLBOARD SONGS:

Appetite for Destruction

18x Platinum

Released 1987

Sweet Child of Mine

Reached #1

Lies

5x Platinum

Released 1988

November Rain

Reached #3

Use Your Illusion 1

7x Platinum

Released 1991

Patience

Reached #4

Use Your Illusion 2

7x Platinum

Released 1991

Paradise City

Reached #5

The Spaghetti Incident

Platinum

Released 1992

Welcome to the Jungle

Reached #7

Chinese Democracy

Platinum

Released 2008

 

 

Welcome to the Jungle

Live from the Ritz | 1988

 

November Rain

Live Toyko | 1992

 

 

Knockin' on Heaven's Door

Live from London Freddie Mercury Tribute | 1992

 

October 2014

1987-1994

Singer/Guitar: Kurt Cobain

Bass: Krist Novoselic

Drums: Dave Grohl

 

BIGGEST SELLING ALBUMS: HIGHEST CHARTING BILLBOARD SONGS:

Nevermind

11x Platinum

Released 1991

Come As You Are

Reached #3

Unplugged

6x Platinum

Released 1994

About a Girl

Reached #3

In Utero

5x Platinum

Released 1993

All Apologies

Reached #4

Bleach

Platinum

Released 1989

Heart Shaped Box

Reached #4

Incesticide

Platinum

Released 1992

In Bloom

Reached #5

 

Smells Like Teen Spirit

Reached #7

 

Where Did You Sleep Last Night?

New York | 1993

 

Smells Like Teen Spirit

London | 1992

 

 

Lithium

Italy | 1994

 

September 2014

1970-1991

LEAD VOCALS:  Freddie Mercury

GUITAR: Brian May

BASS: John Deacon

DRUMS: Roger Taylor

 

 

BIGGEST SELLING ALBUMS: HIGHEST CHARTING BILLBOARD SONGS:

News of the World

4x Platinum

Released 1977

Crazy Little Thing Called Love

Reached #1

The Game

4x Platinum

Released 1980

Another One Bites the Dust

Reached #1

A Night at the Opera

3x Platinum

Released 1975

Bohemian Rhapsody

Reached #2 (1991)

A Day at the Races

2x Platinum

Released 1976

We Are the Champions/We Will Rock You

Reached #4

Jazz

2x Platinum

Released 1978

Bohemian Rhapsody

Reached #9 (1975)

Self Titled

Gold

Released 1973

Body Language

Reached #11

2

Gold

Released 1974

Killer Queen

Reached #12

Sheer Heart Attack

Gold

Released 1974

Somebody to Love

Reached #13

Hot Space

Gold

Released 1982

You're My Best Friend

Reached #16

The Works

Gold

Released 1984

Radio Ga Ga

Reached #16

A Kind of Magic

Gold

Released 1986

Under Pressure

Reached #29

 

Somebody to Love

Live at Milton Keynes Bowl | 1982

 

Bohemian Rhapsody

Montreal | 1982

 

 

Killer Queen

Dutch Top of the Pops | 1974

 

August 2014

The Doors

1965-1973

LEAD VOCALS:  Jim Morrison

KEYBOARDS: Ray Manzarek

DRUMS: John Densmore

GUITAR: Robby Krieger

 

BIGGEST SELLING ALBUMS: HIGHEST CHARTING BILLBOARD SONGS:

The Doors

5x Platinum

Released 1967

Light My Fire

Reached #1

LA Woman

2x Platinum

Released 1971

Hello, I Love You

Reached #1

Strange Days

Platinum

Released 1967

Touch Me

Reached #3

Waiting for the Sun

Platinum

Released 1968

Love Her Madly

Reached #11

Soft Parade

Platinum

Released 1969

People Are Strange

Reached #12

Morrison Hotel

Platinum

Released 1970

Riders on the Storm

Reached #14

 

Hello, I Love You

Live from the Hollywood Bowl |  Los Angeles | 1968

 

Break on Through

Isle of Wight Festival | 1970

 

 

The Crystal Ship / Light My Fire

American Bandstand | 1967

 

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July 2014

Bon Jovi

1983-Present

LEAD VOCALS:  Jon Bon Jovi

GUITAR: Richie Sambora

KEYBOARDS/PIANO: David Bryan

DRUMS: Tico Torres

 

BIGGEST SELLING ALBUMS: HIGHEST CHARTING BILLBOARD SONGS:

Slippery When Wet

12x Platinum

Released 1986

You Give Love a Bad Name

Reached #1

New Jersey

7x Platinum

Released 1998

Livin' on a Prayer

Reached #1

Crossroads

4x Platinum

Released 1994

Bad Medicine

Reached #1

Crush

2x Platinum

Released 2000

I'll Be There For You

Reached #1

Keep the Faith

2x Platinum

Released 1992

Born to Be My Baby

Reached #1

Bon Jovi

Platinum

Released 1984

Lay Your Hands On Me

Reached #7

7,800 Degree Fahrenheit

Platinum

Released 1985

Living in Sin

Reached #9

These Days

Platinum

Released 1995

Runaway

Reached #39

Lost Highway

Platinum

Released 2007

 

Have a Nice Day

Platinum

Released 2005

 

Bounce

Gold

Released 2002

 

The Circle

Gold

Released 2010

 

 

Livin' on a Prayer

Russia | 1989

 

Runaway

Japan | 1984

 

 

It's My Life

VH1 | 2000

 

June 2014

AC/DC

1973-Present

LEAD SINGER: Brian Johnson

LEAD GUITAR: Angus Young

RHYTHM GUITAR: Malcolm Young

BASS: Cliff Williams

DRUMS: Paul Rudd

 

BIGGEST SELLING ALBUMS: HIGHEST CHARTING BILLBOARD SONGS:

Back in Black

22x Platinum

Released 1980

Money Talk

Reached #23

Highway to Hell

7x Platinum

Released 1979

You Shook Me All Night Long

Reached #35

Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap

6x Platinum

Released 1976

Back in Black

Reached #37

Who Made Who

5x Platinum

Released 1986

Let's Get It Up

Reached #44

The Razors Edge

5x Platinum

Released 1990

Highway to Hell

Reached #47

For Those About To Rock We Salute You

4x Platinum

Released 1981

 

High Voltage

3x Platinum

Released 1976

 

Black Ice

2x Platinum

Released 2008

 

Ballbreaker

2x Platinum

Released 1996

 

Let There Be Rock

2x Platinum

Released 1977

 

Still Upper Lip

Platinum

Released 2000

 

Powerage

Platinum

Released 1978

 

Flick of the Switch

Platinum

Released 1983

 

Fly on the Wall

Platinum

Released 1985

 

Blow Up Your Video

Platinum

Released 1988

 

 

TNT

Australian TV | 1976

 

Highway to Hell

German TV | 1979

 

 

Hells Bells

Houston | 1983

 

MAY 2014

Led Zeppelin

1968-1980

LEAD SINGER: Robert Plant

GUITAR: Jimmy Page

BASS: John Paul Jones

DRUMS: John Bonham

 

BIGGEST SELLING ALBUMS: HIGHEST CHARTING BILLBOARD SONGS:

Led Zeppelin 4

23x Platinum

Released 1971

Whole Lotta Love

Reached #4

Physical Graffiti

16x Platinum

Released 1975

Black Dog

Reached #15

Led Zeppelin 2

12x Platinum

Released 1969

Immigrant Song

Reached #16

Houses of the Holy

11x Platinum

Released 1973

Dyer Maker

Reached #20

 

Led Zeppelin

8x Platinum

Released 1969

Fool in the Rain

Reached #21

In Through the Out Door

6x Platinum

Released 1970

Trampled Under Foot

Reached #38

Presence

3x Platinum

Released 1976

 

Coda

Platinum

Released 1982

 

 

Dazed and Confused

Live from Royal Albert Hall | London | 1970

 

 

Black Dog

Live in New York City | 1973

 

 

Stairway to Heaven

Live Aid | 1985 Reunion

 

APRIL 2014

TOOL

1990-Present

LEAD SINGER: Maynard James Keenan

GUITAR: Adam Jones

DRUMS: Danny Carey

BASS: Paul D'Amour / Justin Chancellor

 

BIGGEST SELLING ALBUMS: HIGHEST CHARTING BILLBOARD ROCK SONGS:

Aenima

3x Platinum

Released 1996

The Pot

Reached #1

Released 2006

Undertow

2x Platinum

Released 1993

Schism

Reached #2

Released 2001

Lateralus

2x Platinum

Released 2001

Vicarious

Reached #2

Released 2006

10,000 Days

Platinum

Released 2006

Jambi

Reached #7

Released 2007

Opiate

Platinum

Released 1992

Sober

Reached #13

Released 1993

 

Sober

Live from Reading Festival | England | 1993

 

 

Jambi

Multiple Sources from a Superfan | 2010-2012

 

 

No Quarter (Cover)

Sacremento | 1999

 

 

Rage Against the Machine with Maynard James Keenan

October 1999

 

March 2014

Aerosmith

1970-Present

LEAD SINGER: Steven Tyler

GUITAR: Joe Perry

BASS: Tom Hamilton

GUITAR: Brad Whitford

DRUMS: Joey Kramer

 

BIGGEST SELLING ALBUMS: HIGHEST CHARTING BILLBOARD SONGS:

Toys in the Attic

8x Platinum

Released 1975

I Don't Want to Miss a Thing

Reached #1

Pump

7x Platinum

Released 1989

Angel

Reached #3

Get a Grip

7x Platinum

Released 1993

Janie's Got a Gun

Reached #4

Permanent Vacation

5x Platinum

Released 1987

Love in an Elevator

Reached #5

Rock

4x Platinum

Released 1976

Dream On

Reached #6

Get Your Wings

3x Platinum

Released 1974

Jaded

Reached #7

Aerosmith

2x Platinum

Released 1973

What It Takes

Reached #9

Draw the Line

2x Platinum

Released 1977

Walk This Way

Reached #10

Nine Lives

2x Platinum

Released 1997

Cryin'

Reached #12

Just Push Play

Platinum

Released 2001

Dude (Looks Like a Lady)

Reached #14

Night in the Ruts

Platinum

Released 1979

Rag Doll

Reached #17

 

DUDE (LOOKS LIKE A LADY) - MTV VMAS 1988

 

 

TRAIN KEPT A ROLLIN' - MIDNIGHT SPECIAL TV SHOW 1974

 

 

CRYIN' - LIVE FROM HOLLAND - 1994

 

 

February 2014

ZZ Top

1969-Present

GUITARS/VOCALS: Billy Gibbons

BASS/VOCALS: Dusty Hill

DRUMS: Frank Bear

 

BIGGEST SELLING ALBUMS: HIGHEST CHARTING BILLBOARD SONGS:

Eliminator

10 million copies

Released 1983

Legs

Reached #8

Afterburner

5 million copies

Released 1985

Sleeping Bag

Reached #8

Antenna

1 million copies

Released 1994

Tush

Reached #20

Recycler

1 million copies

Released 1994

Stages

Reached #21

Deguello

1 million copies

Released 1979

Rough Boy

Reached #22

 

CHEAP SUNGLASSES – UK TV - 1980

 

 

TUSH – German TV - 1980

 

 

LA GRANGE - 1982

 

January 2014

Van Halen

1978-Present

LEAD SINGERS: David Lee Roth / Sammy Hagar / Gary Cherone

LEAD GUITAR: Eddie Van Halen

BASS: Michael Anthony / Wolfgang Van Halen

DRUMS: Alex Van Halen

 

BIGGEST SELLING ALBUMS: HIGHEST CHARTING BILLBOARD SONGS:

1984

10 million copies

Released 1984

Jump

Reached #1

Van Halen

10 million copies

Released 1978

Why Can't This Be Love

Reached #3

5150

6 million copies

Released 1979

When It's Love

Reached #5

Van Halen 2

5 million copies

Released 1979

Oh, Pretty Woman

Reached #12

OU812

4 million copies

Released 1988

I'll Wait

Reached #13

Diver Down

4 million copies

Released 1982

Panama

Reached #13

For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge

3 million copies

Released 1991

Finish What Ya Started

Reache #13

Balance

3 million copies

Released 1995

Dance the Night Away

Reached #15

Women and Children First

3 million copies

Released 1980

Dreams

Reached #22

Fair Warning

2 million copies

Released 1981

Love Walks In

Reached #22

 

RUNNING WITH THE DEVIL – US Festival - 1983

 

 

LOVE WALKS IN – Live from New Haven - 1986

 

 

ERUPTION – Fresno California - 1978

 

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