Life is what happens when you are making other plans~ John Lennon
An eye for an eye will make the whole world blind~Gandhi
The time is always right to do what is right~ Martin Luther King Jr.


Tuesday, December 5, 2017

December birthdays

Since it's December, time to say Happy Birthday

Ozzy Osbourne
-Birth name: John Michael Osbourne
-DOB: 12/3/1948
-Where: Aston, Birmingham, England
-The first band he joined was Rare Breed, where he first met Geezer Butler, who had originally played guitar before switching to bass
Phil Collen
-Birth name: Phillip Kenneth Collen
-DOB: 12/8/1957
-Where: London, England
-The only member of Def Leppard besides guitarist Vivian Campbell who doesn't hail from Sheffield
Simon Helberg
-Birth name: Simon Maxwell Helberg
-DOB: 12/9/1980
-Where: Los Angeles, California
-His paternal grandparents were Polish Jews who survived the Holocaust
Cliff Williams
-Birth name: Clifford Williams
-DOB: 12/14/1949
-Where: Romford, Essex, England
-In 1977, he replaced original AC/DC bassist Mark Evans
Stevie Young
-Birth name: Stephen Crawford Young
-DOB: 12/11/1956
-Where: Glasgow, Scotland
-He replaced his uncle, Malcolm Young, in September 2014 due to his dementia diagnosis
Rick Savage
-Birth name: Richard Savage
-DOB: 12/2/1960
-Where: Sheffield, England
-In January 1994, he suffered from a short bout of Bell's Palsy. He was able to regain most of the feeling in the right side of his face later on. So if you notice in interviews why it seems he is talking out of the left side of his mouth, that's why!
Richard Hammond
-Birth name: Richard Mark Hammond
-DOB: 12/19/1969
-Where: Solihull, West Midlands, England
-On one episode of Top Gear, James May and Jeremy Clarkson kept saying Richard was American because they said he owns a Ford Mustang, a Dodge Charger, he likes to put cheese on everything
Dave Murray
-Birth name: David Michael Murray
-DOB: 12/23/1956
-Where: Edmunton, London, England
-Other than Steve Harris, Dave Murray has been in the band the longest
Lemmy Kilmister
-Birth name: Ian Fraser Kilmister
-DOB: 12/24/1945
-Where: Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England
-DOD: 12/28/2015
-Where: Los Angeles, California (prostate cancer, cardiac arrhythmia, congestive heart failure)
-He was known for his habit of wearing mostly or all black clothes, his gravelly voice, his handlebar mustache/muttonchops and his lyrics, which were usually critical of religion
Lucy Liu
-Birth name: Lucy Alexis Liu
-DOB: 12/2/1968
-Where: Queens, New York
-Her mother, Cecilia, is a biochemist from Beijing while her father Tom, is a civil engineer from Shanghai

Friday, December 1, 2017

Top 50 Hard Rock/Metal Frontwomen

It's high time that rock and metal gets a little estrogen boost. Here's how we can get that. Here are the Top 50 Hard Rock/Metal Frontwomen.

BTW, I'm not sure who compiled this list at Loudwire, but some of the women on this list do not belong. Whoever compiled this list needs a serious education in what is actually hard rock and heavy metal. Courtney Love, Shirley Manson and Gwen Stefani DO NOT BELONG on this list because they are neither hard rock or heavy metal. I'm sure a lot of these ladies would agree

50
-Jill Janus (Huntress)
49
-Mlny Parsons (Royal Thunder)
48
-Onielar (Darkened Nocturn Slaughtercult)
-Onielar's real name is Yvonne Wilczynska
47
-Taylor Momsen (The Pretty Reckless)
46
-Anette Olzon (Nightwish)
45
-Morgan Lander (Kittie)
44
-Kat Katz (Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Salome)
43
-Simone Simons (Epica)
42
-Emily Armstrong (Dead Sara)
41
-Lacey Sturm (Flyleaf)
40
-Janet Gardner (Vixen)
39
-Brody Dalle (Sourpuss, The Distillers)
38
-Sabina Classen (Holy Moses)
37
-Runhild Gammelsaeter (Thor's Hammer, Khlyst)
36
-Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy, The Agonist)
35
-Karyn Crisis (Crisis, Gospel of the Witches)
34
-Skin (Skunk Anansie)
33
-Floor Jansen (After Forever, ReVamp, Nightwish)
32
-Otep Shamaya (Otep)
31
-Wendy O. Williams
30
-Kim McAuliffe (Girlschool)
29
-Kathleen Hanna (Bikini Hill)
28
-Jarboe (Swans)
27
-Donita Sparks (L7)
26
-Julie Christmas (Made Out of Babies, Battle of Mice)
25
-Sharon den Adel (Within Temptation)
24
-Shirley Manson (Garbage)

23
-Anneke van Giersbergen (The Gathering, Agua de Annique)
22
-Nina Hagen
21
-Exene Cervenka (X)
20
-Maria Brink (In This Moment)
19
-Gwen Stefani (No Doubt)
18
-Doro Pesch (Warlock)
I just had to add this image. Lemmy is in it, for those awesome Motorhead fans!!
17
-Angela Gossow (Arch Enemy)
16
-Tarja Turunen (Nightwish)
-Nightwish must have had a lot of vocalists
15
-Cristina Scabbia (Lacuna Coil)
14
-Pat Benatar
13
-Siouxsie Sioux (The Banshees)
12
-Courtney Love (Hole)
11
-Chrissie Hynde (The Pretenders)
-I truly do not like her. She basically says that any woman who is raped that it's basically her fault! And this woman can't sing, just my opinion
Yikes! Time is most definitely NOT on her side!! But then again, has it ever been?
10
-Lzzy Hale (Halestorm)
9
-Grace Slick (Jefferson Airplane)
-Right, the girl who wanted to name her kid God!
8
-Amy Lee (Evanescence)
7
-Lita Ford (The Runaways, solo)
6
-Patti Smith
5
-Ann Wilson (Heart)
4
-Joan Jett (The Runaways, solo)
3
-Debbie Harry (Blondie)
2
-Stevie Nicks (Fleetwood Mac)
1
-Janis Joplin
BTW, I'm adding one I think should definitely be on here.

Lauren Harris
-It's certainly not easy growing up with Iron Maiden bassist/founding member Steve Harris as your dad, especially if you plan on trying to make it in the music business on your own terms. But this awesome lady of rock or metal, depending on what you consider her music to be, can prove that she doesn't ride on her dad's coattails or even last name to fame