Profile of Belinda Carlisle

Belinda Carlisle

Born on August 17, 1958, Belinda Carlisle showed her inclination to music very early on. Initially, she was just another aspiring singer who lives in Hollywood, California. Before focusing on her singing career, Belinda first became a member of her school’s cheerleading squad. This was the start of Belinda’s topsy-turvy ride in … Read more

Artist Profile: Pink Floyd

Formed in 1965 in London, Pink Floyd was a rock band that became popular from London’s underground music scene in the late ‘60s. Since then, the group became one of the most influential and commercially successful bans in the music industry. The band was initially composed of Roger Waters on bass, Nick … Read more

Artist Profile: Judas Priest

Formed in West Bromwich, England in 1969, Judas Priest is a heavy metal band that is often hailed as one of the greatest metal bands of all time. Even if the band had some few line-up changes throughout their career, they still managed to be successful and sold over 50 million copies … Read more

Artist Profile: Chicago

Formed in Chicago, Illinois, in 1967. Chicago was a rock band that was originally named Chicago Transit Authority. They began performing jazz fusion music with politically charged lyrics but later changed to a softer sound and produced several hit ballads. During the ‘70s and the ‘80s, Chicago enjoyed great success and was … Read more

Artist Profile: Toto

Formed in 1977 in Los Angeles, California, Toto is a rock band that is currently composed of David Paich on keyboards and vocals, Steve Lukather on guitars and vocals, Joseph Williams on lead vocals, and Steve Porcaro on keyboards. Aside from being a rock band, Toto is also known for their different … Read more

Artist Profile: Sonic Youth

Formed in New York, City in 1981, Sonic Youth was a rock band that was composed of Kim Gordon on bass, Thurston Moore on guitars, Lee Ranaldo on guitars and vocals, and Steve Shelley on drums. Sonic Youth emerged from the American underground music scene and they are known for their use … Read more

Artist Profile: Ozzy Osbourne

Born as John Michael Osbourne in 1948, Ozzy Osbourne is an English songwriter, actor, and singer who rose to fame during the ‘70s. He was originally known as the frontman of the heavy metal band, Black Sabbath and it is also during that time when he earned the title “The Prince of … Read more

Artist Profile: Iron Maiden

Formed in Leyton, East London in 1975, Iron Maiden is a heavy metal band that released over thirty-nine albums throughout their career, including twelve live albums, sixteen studio albums, seven compilation albums, and twelve live albums. Even if the band experienced several line-up changes, they still managed to achieved success during the … Read more

Artist Profile: Beastie Boys

Formed in New York City in 1981, the Beastie Boys was a hip hop group that is composed of Adam Yauch on vocals and bass, Michael Diamond on vocals and drums, and Adam Horovitz on vocals and guitar. Beastie Boys started as a hardcore punk band but they eventually made a full … Read more

Artist Profile: Motley Crue

Formed in Los Angeles, California in 1981, Motley Crue is a rock band that is composed of Tommy Lee on drums, Mick Mars on lead guitars, Nikki six on bass, and Vince Neil on lead vocals. The band has sold over 100 million albums worldwide throughout their career that’s why they are … Read more

Artist Profile: Scorpions

Formed on 1965, Scorpion is a German rock band that is composed of Rudolf Schenker on rhythm guitar, Herman Rarebell on drums, Matthias Jabs on lead guitar, Klaus Meine on vocals, and Francis Buchholz on bass. Throughout the ‘80s, Scorpions received several critical and positive reviews from music critics. They also experienced … Read more

Artist Profile: Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine

Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine is an American band that plays Latin-influenced music. The band was formed in 1975 by Gloria Estefan’s husband, Emilio Estefan Jr., and it was originally known as the Miami Latin Boys before they changed their name into Miami Sound Machine in 1977. In this article, we … Read more

Artist Profile: Pixies

Formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1986, Pixies are an alternative rock band that was composed of Joey Santiago on lead guitar, Kim Deal on bass and back-up vocals, Black Francis on vocals and rhythm guitar, and David Lovering on drums. Pixies are known for being one of the bands that rose to … Read more

Artist Profile: REO Speedwagon

Formed in Champaign, Illinois in 1967, REO Speedwagon is a rock band that gained popularity in the United States during the ‘70s and throughout the ‘80s. During their career, REO Speedwagon sold over 40 million records and spawned several hit songs such as Keep on Loving You and Can’t Fight This Feeling. … Read more

Artist Profile: The Go-Go’s

The Go Gos

Formed in Los Angeles, California in 1978, The Go-Go’s is an American new-wave band that became famous in the early 1980s. They were the first all-female band who wrote their own songs played their own instruments and top Billboard charts. Their debut album was considered to be a cornerstone album of US … Read more

Artist Profile: Sade

Artist Profile: Sade

Sade is an English band that was formed in 1982 in London whose music features the elements of sophisti-pop, quiet storm, soul, and smooth jazz. The band is composed of Paul Denman, Stuart Matthewman, Andrew Hale, and Sade Adu. Throughout their career, the band has won four Grammy Awards for Best New … Read more

Artist Profile: Thompson Twins

The Thompson Twins was a British new wave/ mainstream pop group that was formed in 1977. They gained popularity in 1983 when they scored a string of hits in the United States, United Kingdom, and all around the world. Ten years later, the band decided to change their name from Thompson Twins … Read more

Whitesnake

Whitesnake

Formed by former Deep Purple member, David Coverdale in 1978, Whitesnake was an English rock band that is consist of Bernie Mardsen, David Coverdale, Neil Murray, Mick Moody, Jon Lord, and David Dowle. They are responsible for the hit albums “Ready an’ Willing”, “Come an’ Get It”, “Saint & Sinners”, and “Slide … Read more

Van Halen

Van Halen

Formed in Pasadena, California in 1972, Van Halen is a hard rock band that is composed of David Lee Roth on vocals, Alex Van Halen on drums, Eddie Van Halen on guitars, and Michael Anthony on bass. They were one of the most successful bands from the 80s. Throughout their career, they … Read more

Tears for Fears

Tears for Fears

Formed by British musicians Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith in 1981, Tears for Fears was founded after Smith’s and Orzabal’s first band, Graduate, disbanded. In the early 1980’s, Tears for Fears was known for being one of the new wave synthesizer bands but later they changed their genre into mainstream rock and … Read more

The Pretenders

The Pretenders

Formed in Hereford, England in March of 1978, The Pretenders is an American-British rock band that is composed of Chrissie Hynde on lead vocals and rhythm guitars, Martin Chambers on drums and percussion, James Honeyman-Scott on lead guitars and keyboards, and Pete Farndon on bass and backup vocals. Over the course of … Read more

The Smiths

Formed in Manchester in 1982, The Smiths are composed of Steven Morrissey as their vocalist, Johnny Marr as their guitarist, bassist Andy Rourke and Mike Joyce as their drummer. In 2002, The Smiths were hailed as “the most influential artist ever” and was included in the Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 … Read more

The Human League

The Human League

Formed in Sheffield, England in 1977, The Human League is an English synth-pop band that rose to fame because of their album “Dare”.  Their hit singles include “Don’t You Want Me”, “Mirror Man”, “Human”, “The Lebanon”, and “Tell Me When”. The band originally consisted of Martyn Ware, Ian Craig Marsh, and Philip … Read more

The Cure

The Cure

Formed in 1976 in Crawley, West Sussex, The Cure is an English rock band that experienced a lot of line-up changes but still emerged to be one of the greatest bands in the 80s and beyond. They were one of the few bands who started in the 70’s that managed to make … Read more

Spandau Ballet

Spandau Ballet

Formed in Islington, London in 1979, Spandau Ballet is one of the successful bands that came out during the New Romantic era. The band is composed of brothers Martin Kemp and Gary Kemp on guitars, Tony Hadley on vocals, John Keele on drums and Steve Norman on saxophones. Their debut single “To … Read more

Talking Heads

Talking Heads

Formed in 1975 in New York City, Talking Heads was an American rock band that is comprised of David Byrne on lead vocals and guitar, Jerry Harrison on keyboards and guitar, Chris Frantz on drums, and Tina Weymouth on bass. Talking Heads helped paved the way for new wave music to make … Read more

The Police – An Iconic Rock Band

The Police

The Police was a British rock band from London that was formed in 1977. They played a style of rock influenced by reggae, punk, and jazz. The band consisted of Sting as the lead vocals, bass guitar, and primary songwriter, Andy Summers on guitar, and Steward Copeland on drums and percussion. The … Read more

Metallica

Metallica

Formed in 1981 in Los Angeles, California, Metallica is a heavy metal band that was started by James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich. The band is composed of Lars Ulrich on drums, Robert Trujillo on bass, Cliff Burton on guitars, Kirk Hammett on lead guitars, and James Hetfield on vocals. The band has … Read more

R.E.M

R.E.M

Formed in Georgia in 1980, R.E.M is an American rock band that is composed of Bill Berry as the drummer, Peter Buck on guitars, Mike Mills on bass and back up vocals, and Michael Stipe on lead vocals. R.E.M was one of the pioneers of the alternative rock genre. Their single “Radio … Read more

New Order

New Order

Formed in 1980, New Order is an English rock band that was composed of Stephen Morris on drums, Bernard Summer on vocals and guitars, Gillian Gilbert on keyboards and Peter Hook on bass. They were formed after their previous band, Joy Division broke up after the suicide of band member Ian Curtis. … Read more