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Aerosmith

Aerosmith is a rock band formed Boston in 1970. The band consists of Steven Tyler (lead vocals), Joe Perry (guitar), Tom Hamilton (bass), Joey Kramer (drums), and Brad Whitford (guitar). Their style is rooted in blues-based hard rock, and have been referred to as "the Bad Boys from Boston" and "America's Greatest Rock and Roll Band".... (Their full Wikipedia)

Adam Sandler

Adam Sandler (born September 9, 1966) is an American comedian, actor, and filmmaker..... (His full Wikipedia)

Ali Farka Toure

Ali Farka Touré was a Malian singer and a renowned musician. He is considered a pioneer of African desert blues, and was twice ranked by major publications as one of the top 100 guitarists int he world. .... (His full Wikipedia)

Alice In Chains

Alice in Chains (AIC) is grunge / heavy metal band formed in Seattle, WA in 1987 by guitarist and vocalist Jerry Cantrell and drummer Sean Kinney .... (Their full Wikipedia)

The Allman Brothers Band

The Allman Brothers Band was an American rock band formed in Jacksonville, Florida in 1969[3] by brothers Duane Allman  and Gregg Allman. Based in Macon, Georgia, their sound features elements of blues, jazz, and country music. They were well known for their live shows which featured jam band-style improvisation and instrumentals. .... (Their full Wikipedia)

American Trash

A hard rock band that was formed by 4 musicians to record a hard rocking album over the course of a few weekends. Not even wikipedia or google has anything on these guys. Direct links are included for you to dive deeper into the artist.

Ammonia

Ammonia was an alternative rock band from Australia formed in 1992. Their sound was a mixture of grunge and guitar pop that they dubbed "Pop Metal". ... (Their full Wikipedia)

Anthrax

Anthrax is an American heavy metal band from NYC. Formed in 1981 the group is considered one of the leaders of the thrash metal scene and a pillar of the genre. ... (Their full Wikipedia)

The Apples In Stereo


The Apples in Stereo are an American rock band associated with Elephant Six Collective. The band's sound is akin to the psychedelic rock of the 1960s, and also gains influence from lo-fi, garage rock, new wave, R&B, bubblegum pop, power pop, punk, electro-pop and experimental styles of music.
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Aretha Franklin

Aretha Louise Franklin was an American singer, songwriter and pianist ; and has been referred to as the "Queen of Soul". ... (Her full Wikipedia)

Arlo Guthrie

Arlo Guthrie is an American folk singer-songwriter, and legend. ... (His full Wikipedia)

At The Drive In

At the Drive-In is a post-hardcore band that formed in 1994. ... (Their full Wikipedia)

Audioslave

Audioslave was a rock supergroup formed in 2001. The four-piece band was made up of band members from both Soundgarden, and Rage Against the Machine. An amazing collection of tallent put forth some great hard funk rock. ... (Their full Wikipedia)

Average White Band


The Average White Band (AWB) are a Scottish funk and R&B band that are best known for their work in the late 70's.
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Bare Jr.

Bare Jr. is a modern 'root rock' band formed in 1998. Releasing two major albums prior to their disbanding in the early 2000's.

Bare Naked Ladies

Bare Naked Ladies are a Canadian Rock band that formed in the early 88. Throughout the 90's and early 00's they gain mainstream success in both Canada and the US.
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The Beach Boys

The Beach Boys are an American rock band from California formed in 1961. Their vocal harmonies, adolescent-themed lyrics, and musical ingenuity has made them an enduring sound through the decades. ... (Their Full Wikipedia)

Beastie Boys

Beastie Boys were a rap rock group from NYC. The bands roots started out as a punk rock band, before turning to rap in the early 80's. They achieved massive success, and notoriety throughout the 80's, 90's and early 00's ... (Their Full Wikipedia)

The Beatles

The Beatles were an English rock band formed in England in 1960. They're considered one of the most influential band of all time ... (Their Full Wikipedia)

Beck

"Beck" David Hansen is a American musician who rose to fame in the early 1990s with his experimental style. ... (His Full Wikipedia)

The Bloodhound Gang

The Bloodhound Gang were an American rap rock band, founded in 1988 as a hip-hop group. Eventually adopting other genres including punk rock, alternative hip hop, rapcore, funk metal, and electronic rock to name a few. ... (Their Full Wikipedia)

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy is a contemporary swing revival band from California, originally formed in 1988 ... (Their Full Wikipedia)

Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday was a Jazz and Swing music singer, she rose to popularity in the 1930's. ... (Her Full Wikipedia)

Billy Joel

Billy Joel is an American singer, pianist, composer and songwriter. Nicknamed the "Piano Man" he's enjoyed a rather successful career since the 70's ... (His Full Wikipedia)

The Black Keys

The Black Keys are an American rock duo from Akron, Ohio. Formed in 2001 the group members are Dan Auerbach (guitar, vocals) and Patrick Carney (drums).
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Blind Mellon

Blind Melon is an American rock band formed in 1990 in Los Angeles, and achieved significant commercial success in the early 90's ... (Their full Wikipedia)

Blink 182

Blink-182 is a skate-punk / pop-punk band formed California, in 1992. They achieved significant commercial success in the late 90's and early 00's. ... (Their full Wikipedia)

Blitzen Trapper

Blitzen Trapper is a expermental folk rock band from Portland, Oregon-based. Formed in 2000, the band's still making music today... (Their full Wikipedia)

Blue Love Monkey

Blue Love Monkey is a blues alt. country act by the musician Rick Nafey, and originated in Los Cerrillos, New Mexico. The name Blue Love Monkey derived from the nick name of Rick, who passed away Oct. 21, 2005. Blue Love Monkey's most recent release 'Kissing Booth' was a compilation of material he'd recorded shortly before his passing. There is not much on the internet about Blue Love Monkey, but you can find links to their work in the 'Artist Links' tab.

The Blues Brothers

The Blues Brothers is a blues and soul band found in 1978 by comedians Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi. Both fronted the band 'in character' as the lead vocalist 'Joliet' Jake Blues (Belushi) and vocalist/harmonica player Elwood Blues (Aykroyd) ... (Their full Wikipedia)

Blues Traveler

Blues Traveler is a rock band that started in New Jersey in 1987. They are considered a key part of the re-emergence of the jam band in the 1990s. They achieved significant commercial success for their work in the early 90's, and continue to put out new music today. ... (Their full Wikipedia)

The Boneshakers

The Boneshakers are a band that was formed by Randy Jacobs and Singer Hillard Atkinson in the 90's. They are known for their blend of blues, funk, rock and R&B. First joining together back in 1997 for a single album release, they've reunited over the years for a sequel albums. ... For more on this artist check their artist links.

Brad Mehldau

Bradford Mehldau is a decorated award winning jazz pianist, composer, and arranger. ... (His full Wikipedia)

The Breeders

The Breeders are an American alternative rock band from Dayton, Ohio. The band was started as a side project from the musicians other band projects, but went on to achieve significant success in their own right. ... (Their full Wikipedia)

The Brian Setzer Orchestra

The Brian Setzer Orchestra (BSO) is a swing and jump blues band formed in 1990 by the Stray Cats frontman Brian Setzer. They gained popularity in 1998 with their album "The Dirty Boogie", and continue to tour today. ... (Their full Wikipedia)

The Browns

The Browns were an American country and folk music vocal trio formed in 1954. They are best known for their 1959 Grammy-nominated hit, "The Three Bells". In 2015 they were inducted to the Country Music Hall of Fame. ... (Their full Wikipedia)

Breaking Benjamin

Breaking Benjamin is an hard rock band from Pennsylvania. Started in '99 by lead singer and guitarist Benjamin Burnley and drummer Jeremy Hummel. The band has gone through a few member changes and an extended hiatus, but continue to tour today. ... (Their full Wikipedia)

Buckcherry

Buckcherry is a rock band from Southern California, formed in '95. The band released two albums Buckcherry, and Time Bomb before disbanding 2002. The band reformed with a changed lineup in 2005, and has continued to perform and create music to date. ... (Their full Wikipedia)

Buzzcocks

Buzzcocks are a punk rock band started in England in '76. They've been an influence on the Manchester music scene since. Their sound of pop elements blended with the energy of punk rock gained them notoriety. After a hiatus through the '80's the band reformed and are still together today. ... (Their full Wikipedia)

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Cake

Cake is an alternative rock band from Sacramento, California, formed in 1991. They achieved significant success in the early to mid 90's, and have continued to tour and release the occasional new song through the years. ... (Their full Wikipedia)

Candy Dulfer

Candy Dulfer is a grammy nominated jazz and pop saxophonist. ... (Her full Wikipedia)

Cherry Poppin' Daddies

The Cherry Poppin' Daddies are an American swing and ska band that formed in Oregon back in 1989. The continue to tour to this day. ... (Their full Wikipedia)

Chicago

Chicago is a rock band from Chicago, Illinois. Originally formed in 1967 the band original name was The Chicago Transit Authority but by '69 had shortened the name to 'Chicago' that we know today. ... (Their full Wikipedia)

Chick Webb's Savoy Orchestra

William Henry "Chick" Webb was an American jazz and swing music drummer and band leader. The Savoy Orchestra was one of those bands. ... (His full Wikipedia)