“Pop and metal aren't friends. Each knows exactly where the other lives and tries to keep its distance. They choose different streets, neighborhoods, zip codes.” ― Dave Mustaine
"If you're ever satisfied the game's over." - James Hetfield
"I'll try anything to sound heavier." -Tony Iommi
Music soothes the soul....music soothes the savage beast. In the case of these axe wielding 'Metal Gods', music releases the savage beast. Yes, releases the savage beast within themselves and everyone around them. The heart and soul they put into their music makes a metal girls heart beat fiercely and releases the savage beast within her. Release your beast and watch the following links....
10.) Born November 19, 1962...Kirk Hammett has been lead guitarist and songwriter for metal rockers, Metallica, since 1983. Before joining Metallica Kirk was with Exodus, a band which he had formed.
9.) Born September 28, 1954 in Spokane, Washington..George is best known for his work with Dokken from 1994-1997. He also formed the band Lynch Mob in 1989 and has been the only permanent band member from the start.
8.) Randy Rhoads was born December 6, 1956 and was killed in a plane crash March of 1982, at the young age of 25. He is best known for his time with Ozzy and Quiet Riot.
7.) Dave Mustaine was born on September 13, 1961, in La Mesa, California. He is best known as the founding guitarist and vocalist for Megadeth. Dave was formerly with Metallica for a brief period, 1982-1983....we'll leave that subject alone.
6.) Synyster Gates was born Brian Elwin Haner, Jr. on July 7, 1981, in Huntington Beach, California. This sexy metal guitarist with 'awesome chops' has been rocking with Avenged Sevenfold since 1999.
5.) 'Dimebag' Darrell was born Darrell Lance Abbott on August 20, 1966, in Arlington, Texas....assassinated December of 2004. 'Dimebag' (along with brother Vinnie Paul) was the founder of heavy metal bands Pantera and Damage Plan.
4.) Steve Vai is considered a virtuoso among guitarists. He was born on June 6, 1960, in Carle Place, New York. Steve spent time with the bands Whitesnake and Alcatrazz. He is still busy writing and producing music.
3.) This metal maniac was born on February 19, 1948 in Handsworth, West Midlands, United Kingdom. Tony has been in the rock scene since 1964. Known as founding lead guitarist for Black Sabbath, Tony is also a fluent keyboard and flutist. He did a brief stint with Jethro Tull in 1968 and is still an active songwriter and producer.
2.) Number two on the list is also the third associated with crazy rocker Ozzy Osbourne. Zakk Wilde was born on January 14, 1967 in Bayonne, New Jersey. In 1998 Zakk formed the band Black Label Society...awesome band!
1.) Born James Marshall Hendrix on November 27, 1942, in Seattle, Washington....Jimi is considered the most influential guitarist of all time. He is one of the plethora of musicians to die at the age of 27. Jimi lives on, and on, and on.....