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List: Best Rock N Roll Movies

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I’ve put this list together many times and changed the parameters so much to fit in different films, that it sort of got out of hand. So now, I’ve simplified it to make it easier to define what is a great “rock n roll” movie. No it doesn’t’ have to be all music based, though that would be super simple, instead I’ve made this list based upon movies that used rock music in such a way that it helped to make the movie that much better. I’m not including music documentaries in this or concert films (for example: The Who’s Tommy or The Band’s The Last Waltz).¬† Biopic movies do count and should be included. As always, your participation in adding to this list is more than welcome.

Let’s Begin!!

 

Almost Famous
Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure
Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey
Dazed and Confused
Rock N Roll High School
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Pink Floyd: The Wall
High Fidelity
The School Of Rock
Tenacious D: The Pick Of Destiny
Detroit Rock City
Velvet Goldmine
I’m Not There
Wayne’s World
Wayne’s World 2
The Doors
La Bamba
Spinal Tap
That Thing You Do
Sid and Nancy
The Wedding Singer
24 Hour Party People
200 Cigarettes
Singles
Hedwig And The Angry Inch
Control
American Graffiti
The Blues Brothers
Purple Rain
Grosse Point Blank
The Commitments
The Dirt
Bohemian Rhapsody
Walk The Line
A Star Is Born (all versions)
The Runaways
Get Him To The Greek
Airheads
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story
Rockstar

List: Best Start To Finish Albums

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The other day I was chatting with some friends and one of them was talking about the best start to finish albums. As the discussion went on, a list was being made and I thoguht this one would sure be a fun one. So, lets get this started. Your input is more than welcome on this list. I’m sure it will grow into one hell of a great list.

This list is in NO PARTICULAR ORDER!!!!

Nine Inch Nails- The Downward Spiral
Nine Inch Nails- The Fragile
Nine Inch Nails- With Teeth
Nine Inch Nails- Year Zero
Failure- Fantastic Planet
Deftones- Around The Fur
Deftones- White Pony (Original Release- No the one with Back To School)
Deftones- Diamond Eyes
Pink Floyd- The Dark Side Of The Moon
Pink Floyd- The Wall
Pink Floyd- Wish You Were Here
Alice In Chains- Dirt
Metallica- And Justice For All
Metallica- Master Of Puppets
Metallica- Ride The Lightning
Mastodon- Crack The Skye
The Doors- The Doors
The Smashing Pumpkins- Siamese Dream
The Smashing Pumpkins- Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
Radiohead- OK Computer
Radiohead- Kid A
Tool- Undertow
Tool- Aenima
Tool- Lateralus
Jane’s Addiction- Nothing’s Shocking
Stone Temple Pilots- Purple
Stone Temple Pilots- Core
Led Zeppelin- Led Zeppelin IV
Led Zeppelin- Presence
Soundgarden- Bad Motor Finger
Nirvana- In Utero
Pearl Jam- VS
AC/DC- Highway To Hell
Audioslave- Audioslave
Black Sabbath- Masters Of Reality
Brand New- The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me
Cave In- Jupiter
The Clash- The Clash
Converge- Jane Doe
The Cure- Disintegration
Depeche Mode- Songs Of Faith And Devotion
Depeche Mode- Violator
Down- Down I: Nola
Dredg- El Cielo
Far- Water and Solutions
Helmet- Meantime
Isis- Oceanic
Isis- Panopticon
Joy Division- Unknown Pleasures
Massive Attack- Mezzanine
Neurosis- Through Silver and Blood
Neurosis- Times Of Grace
Neurosis- A Sun That Never Sets
O’Brother- Endless Light
The Dillinger Escape Plan- Calculating Infinity
The Dillinger Escape Plan- One Of Us Is The Killer
Oasis- Definitely, Maybe
Oasis- What’s The Story Morning Glory
Ministry- Psalm 69
Oathbreaker- Rheia
A Perfect Circle- Mer De Noms
Sex Pistols- Nevermind The Bollocks
Slayer- Seasons In The Abyss
The Velvet Underground- The Velvet Underground & Nico
The Velvet Underground- White Light/White Heat

List: Best Rhythm Sections

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Rhythm Sections. The backbone of the band. The ones that are often overlooked in the band. This list is here to make sure they get their due!

As always this list is INCOMPLETE so, add who you think should be considered on this list. And… THIS LIST IS………IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER… (Ain’t nobody got time for DAT!!……. Though if you do I’ll send you a goodie bag of something cool).

Brad Wilk/Time Commerford- Rage Against The Machine/Audioslave
Mitch Mitchell/Noel Redding- The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Mike Starr (RIP)/Mike Inez/Sean Kinney- Alice In Chains
Ed Breckinridge/Riley Breckinridge- Thrice
Troy Sanders/Brann Dailor- Mastodon
Krist Novaselic/Dave Grohl- Nirvana
Liam Wilson/Chris Pennie (former)/Billy Rymer- The Dillinger Escape Plan
Nate Medel/William Goldsmith- Sunny Day Real Estate/Foo Fighters
NateMendel/Taylor Hawkins- Foo Fighters
John Baker Sanders/Barrett Martin- Mad Season
Flea/Jack Irons/Chad Smith- Red Hot Chili Peppers
Cliff Burton (RIP)/Jason Newsted (former)/Robert Trujillo/Lars Ulrich- Metallica
Ben Sheppard/Matt Cameron- Soundgarden
Jeff Ament/Dave Abbruzzese/Jack Irons- Pearl Jam
Jack Bruce/Ginger Baker- Cream
John Paul Jones/John Bonham- Led Zeppelin
Ray Manzarek/John Densmore- The Doors
John Entwistle/Keith Moon- The Who
Dee Dee Ramone/Tommy Ramone- Ramones
Glen Matlock/Paul Cook- Sex Pistols
Paul Simonon/Topper Headon- The Clash
Tom Araya/Dave Lombardo- Slayer
Frank Bello/Charlie Benate- Anthrax
Dave Ellefson/Nick Menza- Megadeth
Geezer Butler/Bill Ward- Black Sabbath
Nate Newton/Ben Koller- Converge
Caleb Scofield/JR Connors- Cave In
Simon Gallup/Lol Tolhurst- The Cure
Chi Cheng (RIP)/Sergio Vega/Abe Cunningham- Deftones
Greg Edwards/Ken Andrews/Kellii Scott- Failure
Jean-Michel Labadie/Mario Duplantier-Gojira
Duff McKagen/Steven Adler (former)/Matt Sorum (former)/Frank Ferrer- Guns N Roses
Alex Katunich (a.k.a. Dirk Lance)/Jose Pasillas- Incubus
Steve Harris/Clive Burr (RIP)/Nicko McBrain- Iron Maiden
Jeff Caxide/Aaron Harris- Isis/Palms
Eric Avery/Stephen Perkins- Jane’s Addiction
Peter Hook/Stephen Morris- Joy Division/New Order
Lemmy/Phil Talyor (RIP)/Mikkey Dee- Motorhead
Ryan Martinie/Matt McDonough- Mudvayne
Nick Cageao/Ben Koller- Mutoid Man
Dave Edwardson/Jason Roeder- Neurosis
Reilly Herrera/Aric Improta- Night Verses
Anton Dang/Michael Martens- O’Brother
Rex Brown/Vinnie Paul- Pantera
Stefan Olsdal/Steve Hewitt- Placebo
Colin Greenwood/Philip Selway- Radiohead
John Fahenstock/Jaime Miller- Snot
Robert DeLeo/Eric Kretz- Stone Temple Pilots
Paul D’Amor (former)/Justin Chancellor/Danny Carey- Tool
Peter Steele/Johnny Kelly- Type O’Negative
Adam Clayton/Larry Mullen Jr- U2
Michael Anthony/Alex Van Halen- Van Halen

Billy Gould/Mike Bordin-Faith No More

List: Best Frontmen

I really like making lists for you all. It’s fun and you all get to join in on the fun by adding to them.

This list of the best frontmen/frontwomen should be a really fun one. I’m basing the list not on singing ability but on how they are able to command the stage and be a reckoning force.¬†Also this list will feature people from bands that you all might not like. So… let us begin.

This List Is In No Particular Order!!!

Phil Anselmo- Pantera/Down/Superjoint/Scour/etc
James Hetfield- Metallica
Ozzy Osbourne- Black Sabbath/Ozzy Solo
Trent Reznor- Nine Inch Nails
Greg Puciato- The Dillinger Escape Plan/Killer Be Killed
Jacob Bannon- Converge
Randy Blythe- Lamb Of God
Zach De La Rocha- Rage Against The Machine
Max Cavalera- Soulfly
Perry Farrell- Jane’s Addiction
Henry Rollins- Black Flag/Rollins Band
Marilyn Manson
Chino Moreno- Deftones/Palms/Crosses/etc
Ian Astbury- The Cult
Maynard James Keenan- Tool/A Perfect Circle/Puscifer
Peter Steele- Type O Negative
Jamey Jasta- Hatebreed
Jonathan Davis- Korn
Brian Molko- Placebo
Joe Duplantier- Gojira
Rob Zombie- Rob Zombie/White Zombie
Keith Buckley- Every Time I Die/ The Damned Things
Scott Weiland- Stone Temple Pilots/Velvet Revolver
Axl Rose- Guns N Roses
Dave Gahan- Depeche Mode
Til Linderman- Rammstein
Mike Patton- Faith No More/Dead Cross/Tomahawk/Peeping Tom/etc
Corey Taylor- Slipknot/Stone Sour
Jon Bon Jovi- Bon Jovi
Dave Grohl- Foo Fighters
Johnny Rotten- Sex Pistols
Morrisey- The Smiths/Morrisey
Jim Morrison- The Doors
Robert Plant- Led Zeppelin
Roger Daltry- The Who
David Bowie
Davey Havok- AFI/Dreamcar/Blaqk Audio
Eddie Vedder- Pearl Jam
Layne Staley- Alice In Chains
Casey Chaos- Amen
James Lynn Strait- Snot
David Draiman- Disturbed
Sully Erna- Godsmack
Jacoby Shaddix- Papa Roach
Wendy O Williams- Plasmatics
Courtney Love- Hole
Darby Crash- The Germs
Glenn Danzig- Danzig/Misfits
Lemmy- Motorhead

List: Best Three Piece Bands

I’ve always been intrigued by bands that have 3 or less members. Sure some of them when they play live add members to fill out their sound, but the core remains those three people. So with that in mind here is a list of the best three piece bands. Note This list is in NO PARTICULAR ORDER.

Beastie Boys
Cream
Thin Lizzy
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Chevelle
Depeche Mode
Green Day
Black Map
Rush
Jimi Hendrix Experience
Failure
ZZ Top
Motorhead
Nirvana
Silverchair
Wild Throne
High On Fire
Placebo
Primus
Dinosaur Jr
Crosby, Stills & Nash
Muse
The Melvins
Sigur Ros
The Police (Even though Sting is a douche)