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0-9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Picture     The introduction of guitar distortion during the mid 60s created a common ground for blues-influenced rock and psychedelia. The result was an aggressive riff-oriented rock sound.  The wider tonalities offered by distortion and fuzz tone, coupled with the larger, more aggressive role of drums and bass, helped bring about hard rock. The Yardbirds set the stage perfectly for the development of this sound, with their experimental sounds and increasingly unconventional arrangements. The Who also laid the groundwork with their anarchic approach to rhythm and their thick choral guitar voicings. Led Zeppelin, Cream, Jimi Hendrix, Steppenwolf, and Deep Purple expanded on thevform.  Over the years, artists like Van Halen, AC/DC, Tesla, and Guns’N’Roses have carried on the spirit of hard rock/heavy metal.1]

    As hard rock became denser and more aggressive-sounding, fans, began grouping for a way to describe the new attitudes. The designation heavy metal  emerged, originating from William Burrough’sNaked Lunch” and later used in Steppenwolf’s biker anthem “Born to be Wild”. Black Sabbath, with their stripped-down half-speed themes of gloom and doom, laid the groundwork for metal as a stage for the exploration of theme concerning evil.1]

1. "All Music Guide. The Best CD's, Albums & Tapes. The Expert's guide to the best releases from thousands of artists in all types of Music". Edited by Michael Erlewine, Vladimir Bogdanov, Chris Woodstra.  Publisher: Miller Freeman Books, ISBN 0-87930-331-X. p. 10

Hard Rock bands starting with 'J': 4 bands in database

Jefferson Starship (United States)Jeronimo (Germany)
Jethro Tull (United Kingdom)Judas Priest (United Kingdom)

Hard Rock artists starting with 'J': 64 artists in database

Andy JezowskiAnthony Jones
Barney JamesBengt Jenssen
Beni JaegerBilly Joel
Bob JacksonBob James
Bobby JacobsBrian Johnsone
Brian JohnsonBrian Johnston
Brian JonesChris Johnson
Chris JonesCleve Judge
Cliff JacksonClive John
Clive JonesDanny Johnson
David JacobsonDavid John
Dennis JohnEggert Johannsen
Frank JarnachGareth Johnson
Gary JustinGeorge Jones
Gerry JimerfieldGreg Jordan
Harvey JanssenJürgen Schäfer
Jeanette JacobsJeff Jacobs
Jeff JonesJens Johansson
Joe EstesJohn Grant
John JoneJohn Lovatt
John TrotterKenney Jones
Larry JunstromLeigh Johnston
Martin JacksonMichael Just
Michael Lee JacksonMick Jones
Mick JonesMick Jones
Micky JonesMike Jungkman
Neale JohnsNeil Jones
Nick JuddPredrag Jakovljević
Ray JonesRoss Jeffries
Rudy JürsScott Johnston
Shauna JensenTodd Jensen
Tony JohnsonVic Johnson

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