Rock history is session. Let’s take a glimpse at the most prominent rock and roll bands that have blasted through history. Rock ‘n Roll is not a term that was coined for My Chemical Romance, Avenged Sevenfold or Linkin Park but for legends such as The Beatles and Elvis Presley. Starting around the 50s, singers such as Chuck Berry and Elvis Presley improvised and created a wave — a genesis — of rock music that was influenced by the country, jazz and blues music of the time.
In the 60s and 70s, The Beatles, The Doors, Jimi Hendrix and Queen appeared. Called the fathers of modern and popular music, they paved the course of music. Everyone in the world can recognise The Beatles‘ mop-top haircut. No one can deny their godlike prowess in music. Many people have been influenced by them — Foo Fighters, Nirvana, Def Leppard, you name it. They paved another road in rock music as well — a harder, grittier road with dragons to slay and lions to ride: the road to heavy metal.
Led Zeppelin, ACDC, Black Sabbath and Deep Purple are among those who contributed to the inception of heavy metal, rock music‘s greatest, strongest, mightiest son. Referred to as the Metal Gods, they have influenced and enlightened many. What seemed to be just a subgenre of rock, later turned out to be a tremendous moving force. Heavy metal now has many subgenres, ranging from art metal to thrash metal. It has created a nation of metalheads. Despite heavy metal being a genre on its own, many metalheads still recognise the bands that started rock music. Without The Beatles, there’d be no Metallica. Without Queen, there’d be no Slayer. Without Elvis Presley, there’d be no Lemmy Kilmister.