With an active career spanning over 40 years (particularly as the holy trinity of Lee, Lifeson, and Peary from 1974 onwards) Rush are one of the most influential progressive rock bands of all time. Their unfettered experimentation in the rock realm helped pioneer concept albums, lengthy tracks, and synthesisers in prog rock. They also delved … Continue reading 255: RUSH
With their accessible, but flashy and fun sound, Van Halen’s arrival on the scene brought rock back to the mainstream. Brothers Eddie and Alex Van Halen, with the help of bassist Michael Anthony, and front man David Lee Roth together were a force of nature. David Lee Roth was essentially the prototypical glam front man, … Continue reading 161: VAN HALEN
It’s bombastic, it’s fun, and it’s solid straightforward rock. It often gets overlooked - Kiss will forever be seen as a gimmick band, after all - but a band can’t get by on incredible showmanship alone. The music has to be strong enough to lift it up, and the longevity Kiss has seen speaks for itself.
Iron Maiden’s legacy symbolises all that is good in heavy metal. They are a multigenerational band with admiration that is passed from father to son and beyond, with an incredible back catalogue spanning over 45 years.