Iggy Pop (born James Newell Osterberg) played in several Ann Arbor, Michigan-area bands as a teenager, including The Iguanas and later The Prime Movers. The Prime Movers nicknamed Osterberg 'Iggy' in reference to his earlier band.
Osterberg was first inspired to form The Stooges after meeting blue
Drawing from a tradition that embraces excess -- whether it be in poetry, rock 'n' roll, life, or all of the above -- Patti Smith brings passion and wit to her rough-edged, anarchist music. Her songs recall the lives of such debauched, ecstatic souls as Rimbaud, Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, and James
Led Zeppelin is hailed as the ring leader of the heavy metal bands. Jimmy Page, Jon Bonham, Robert Plant, and John P. Jones sold over 50 million records in their career together. Their guitar style drew heavily on the blues and British folk music, while mythology and fantasy influenced their lyrics
Black Flag was a hardcore punk band formed in 1976 in southern California, largely as the brainchild of Greg Ginn: the guitarist, primary songwriter and sole continuous member through multiple personnel changes. They are widely considered the first hardcore punk band.
Black Flag forged a uniqu