Black Sabbath formed in Aston (Birmingham), England in 1968 under the name Polka Tulk Blues Company (soon shortened to "Polka Tulk"), and later were called Earth, playing blues rock and hard rock.
Guitarist Tony Iommi was greatly influenced both by Hank Marvin's heavy guitar performances in the ba
Metallica was easily the best, most influential heavy metal band of the '80s, responsible for bringing the music back to Earth. Instead of playing the usual rock star games of metal stars of the early '80s, the band looked and talked like they were from the street. Metallica expanded the limits of th
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