Le groupe a vendu des millions de disques et a reçu une grande
attention par beaucoup de médias et dans le monde entier à leur époque.
Les Jackson 5 deviennent l'une des grandes "légendes" de l'histoire de
la musique et "laissent une trace" aujourd'hui grâce à leurs plus grands
tubes comme I Want You Back, I'll Be There ou encore ABC.
The Jackson 5 or Jackson Five; later known as The Jacksons) was an American popular music family group from Gary, Indiana. Formed in 1964 under the name the Jackson Brothers, the founding members were Jackie, Tito and Jermaine. Marlon and Michael would later join, and the band's name would be changed to The Jackson 5. After participating in talent shows and the chitlin' circuit, they entered the professional music scene in 1967 signing with Steeltown Records and releasing two singles. In 1969 they left Steeltown Records in order to sign with Motown.
Natalie Jane Imbruglia (/ɪmˈbruːliə/; Italian: [imˈbruʎʎa]; born 4 February 1975) is an Australian singer-songwriter, model and actress. In the early 1990s, she played Beth Brennan in the Australian soap opera Neighbours. Three years after leaving the programme, she began a singing career, with the cover and hit "Torn".
On 3 December 2014, Imbruglia announced plans to release a newly
recorded album of songs originally performed by male artists. The album,
her first since 2009's Come To Life, is scheduled for release in July 2015, to be followed by an album of original material.
Les critiques Stephen Thomas Erlewine et J. Scott McClintock écrivent que « les meilleures chansons de Hall & Oates étaient remplies d’accroches et de mélodies solides qui suivaient les traditions de la soul sans en être l’esclave en intégrant des éléments new wave et hard rock ».
Durant certaines tournées et concerts, des musiciens de soul et de
blues reconnus ont joué au sein du groupe. Alors que la réputation du
duo est due à sa série de succès dans les classements pop dans les
années 1980, Hall & Oates est aussi reconnu pour sa capacité à
croiser les frontières de plusieurs styles.
Leur « appropriation naturelle et accrocheuse de la soul de Philadelphie leur fit connaitre un énorme succès commercial » dans les années 1970 et 1980 aux États-Unis. Le groupe est surtout connu pour ses six succès numéro un dans le Billboard Hot 100 : Rich Girl, Kiss on My List, Private Eyes, I Can’t Go for That (No Can Do), Out of Touch et Maneater,
leur titre-phare sorti en 1982, de même que bien d’autres titres qui
ont figuré dans le Top 40 pop américain. Ils l’atteignirent pour la
dernière fois en 1990, et lentement le public se détourna du groupe,
bien que formellement celui-ci ne se soit pas séparé ; il a continué à
enregistrer et à partir en tournée.
Au total, le groupe a eu 34 simples dans les classements du Billboard Hot 100 américain. Hall & Oates remporta sept disques de platine certifiés par la Recording Industry Association of America, ainsi que six disques d’or. Une compilation des meilleurs titres sortis en 2001 sous le label RCA. En 2003, Hall et Oates ont intégré le Songwriters Hall of Fame. Billboard Magazine plaça Hall & Oates à la 15e place sur leur liste des 100 plus grands artistes de tous les temps, et premier dans leur classement des duos. VH1 mit le groupe à la 99e place sur sa liste des 100 plus grands artistes de tous les temps.
Daryl Hall and John Oates, known more commonly as Hall & Oates, are an American musical duo from Philadelphia.
Daryl Hall is generally the lead vocalist of the pairing, and also plays a wide range of musical instruments. John Oates also plays a range of instruments, but primarily plays electric guitar
and provides backing vocals as well as occasional leads. The two also
write most of the songs they perform, either separately or in
collaboration. They achieved their greatest fame from the late 1970s to
the mid-1980s with a fusion of rock and roll and rhythm and blues, which they dubbed "rock and soul". Critics Stephen Thomas Erlewine and J. Scott McClintock write,
"at their best, Hall & Oates' songs were filled with strong hooks
and melodies that adhered to soul traditions without being a slave to
them by incorporating elements of new wave." While much of their
reputation is due to the sustained pop-chart run in the 1980s, they
continue to record and tour, and remain respected by various artists for
their ability to cross stylistic boundaries.
In 2003, Hall and Oates were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Billboard magazine had Hall & Oates at No. 15 on their list of the 100 greatest artists of all time and the No. 1 duo, while VH1 placed the duo as No. 99 on their list of the 100 greatest artists of all time. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April 2014.
Garbage a sorti une série de hit-singles entre 1995 et 1996, incluant les simples Queer, Stupid Girl et Only Happy When It Rains. Leur premier album Garbage a reçu un succès critique et commercial : il s'est écoulé à plus de quatre millions d'exemplaires de par le monde. Leur deuxième album Version 2.0 paru en 1998 est arrivé en tête des charts anglais.
Despite critical acclaim, Garbage's 2001 third album Beautiful Garbage failed to match the commercial success achieved by its predecessors. Garbage quietly disbanded amidst the troubled production of fourth album Bleed Like Me, but ultimately regrouped to complete the album, which was released in 2005 and peaked at a career-high No. 4 in the US. The band cut short their concert tour in support of Bleed Like Me announcing an "indefinite hiatus", emphasizing that they had not broken up, but wished to pursue personal interests. The hiatus was briefly interrupted in 2007, as Garbage recorded new tracks for greatest hits retrospective Absolute Garbage. Garbage ultimately regrouped in 2011, and released fifth album Not Your Kind of People in 2012 via the band's own independent label, Stunvolume Records.
Donald Jay Fagen (born January 10, 1948) is an American musician and songwriter, best known as the co-founder (along with partner Walter Becker) and lead singer of the rock band Steely Dan.
Following the initial breakup of Steely Dan in 1981, he launched a
long-running, if sporadic, solo career in 1982, spawning four albums to
date. The fourth album, Sunken Condos, was released on October 16, 2012. In 1993, Fagen and Becker reunited and have since toured and released albums as Steely Dan.
The Dambuilders was an indie rock band that began in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, in 1989 and later relocated to Boston.
They released seven LPs and a number of EPs before breaking up in 1998.
Members have gone on with other musical projects, most notably the
band's violinist/vocalist, Joan Wasser, as Joan as Police Woman.
Membre du groupe Velvet Underground de 1965 à 1968, il démarre en 1970 une carrière solo. Si ses travaux les plus connus sont orientés vers le rock, il aborde tout au long de sa carrière de nombreux styles musicaux différents.
Badfinger were a Britishrock band that originally consisted of Pete Ham, Mike Gibbins, Tom Evans and Ron Griffiths. The band evolved from an earlier group called The Iveys that was formed in 1961 by Ham, Ron Griffiths and David "Dai" Jenkins in Swansea, Wales. They were the first group signed by the Beatles' Apple label in 1968 as The Iveys. In 1969, Griffiths left and was replaced by Joey Molland, and the band renamed itself Badfinger. In 1970, the band engaged American businessman Stan Polley
to manage their commercial affairs. Over the next five years the band
recorded several albums for Apple and toured extensively, before they
became embroiled in the chaos of Apple Records' dissolution.
They signed to Warner Bros., but Polley's financial machinations resulted in a lawsuit by Warner over missing escrow account money. Warner's consequent withdrawal from market of the 1974 album, Wish You Were Here
(seven weeks after its release), cut off the band's income. Three days
before his 28th birthday, on 24 April 1975, Ham committed suicide by
hanging himself, leaving a note that included damning comments about
Over the next three years, surviving members struggled to rebuild
their personal and professional lives against a backdrop of lawsuits.
The albums Airwaves (1979) and Say No More
(1981) floundered, as Molland and Evans see-sawed between cooperation
and struggle in attempts to revive and capitalise on the Badfinger
legacy. Having seen Ham's body after Ham's wife had called him, Evans
reportedly never got over his friend's suicide, and was quoted as saying
in darker moments, "I wanna be where he is." On 19 November 1983, Evans also took his own life by hanging.
La composition d'AC/DC subit beaucoup de changements avant la sortie du deuxième album en Australie, T.N.T., en 1975. Elle est ensuite restée inchangée jusqu'à ce que Mark Evans soit remplacé par Cliff Williams en 1977. En 1979, le groupe connaît un succès mondial avec son tube Highway to Hell. Le chanteur et co-parolier Bon Scott meurt le ,
noyé dans ses propres vomissements, après une nuit de forte
consommation d'alcool. Le groupe envisage alors la dissolution mais
l'ancien chanteur de Geordie, Brian Johnson, est choisi comme remplaçant de Bon Scott. La même année, le groupe sort l'album Back in Black, leur plus grand succès mondial à ce jour. L'album suivant, For Those About to Rock We Salute You, a aussi beaucoup de succès et est le premier de leurs albums à atteindre la première place des ventes aux États-Unis. La popularité d'AC/DC commence à diminuer en 1983, date à laquelle Phil Rudd quitte le groupe pour fonder à Sydney sa société de transport en hélicoptère. Le batteur du groupe est alors Simon Wright jusqu'en 1989, puis Chris Slade, jusqu'au retour de Phil Rudd en 1994. C'est à partir de 1996 que la popularité du groupe remonte.
L'avant dernier album du groupe, Black Ice, sorti le , est leur plus grand succès dans les charts depuis For Those About to Rock, atteignant la première place dans de nombreux pays.
Leur dernier album est Rock Or Bust, sorti le 28 novembre 2014 en Australie et le 2 décembre 2014 à l'international.
En 2008, AC/DC recense plus de 200 millions d'albums vendus à travers le monde dont 71 millions aux États-Unis
durant ses 39 ans d'existence, et est considéré comme un pionnier du
hard rock pour toutes les générations depuis l'existence du groupe. Les
ventes de Back in Black sont estimées à 50 millions d'exemplaires dans le monde, ce qui en fait le deuxième album le plus vendu au monde derrière Thriller de Michael Jackson. En 2010, l'album recense 22 millions d'exemplaires vendus aux États-Unis, où il est le 5e album le plus vendu.
AC/DC est classé 4e dans le classement des 100 meilleurs groupes de hard rock sur le site VH1
(bien que ce classement soit censé classer seulement des artistes de
hard rock, il comprend des artistes de plusieurs genres de rock). AC/DC
est aussi classé 7e des meilleurs groupes de heavy metal de tous les temps selon VH1. En 2004, le groupe est classé 72e dans la liste des 100 meilleurs groupes musicaux de tous les temps du magazine Rolling Stone.
AC/DC are an Australian hard rock band, formed in November 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young, who continued as members until Malcolm's illness and departure in 2014. Commonly referred to as a hard rock or blues rock band, they are also considered pioneers of heavy metal and are sometimes classified as such, though they have always dubbed their music as simply "rock and roll".
AC/DC underwent several line-up changes before releasing their first album, High Voltage,
on 17 February 1975; Malcolm and Angus were the only original members
left in the band. Membership subsequently stabilised until bassist Mark Evans was replaced by Cliff Williams in 1977 for the album Powerage. Within months of recording the album Highway to Hell, lead singer and co-songwriter Bon Scott
died on 19 February 1980 after a night of heavy alcohol consumption.
The group considered disbanding, but buoyed by support from Scott's
parents, decided to continue and set about finding a new vocalist. Ex-Geordie singer Brian Johnson was auditioned and selected to replace Scott. Later that year, the band released the new album, Back in Black,
which was made as a tribute to Bon Scott. The album launched them to
new heights of success and became their all-time best-seller.
The band's next album, For Those About to Rock We Salute You, was their first album to reach number one in the United States. AC/DC declined in popularity soon after drummer Phil Rudd was fired in 1983 and was replaced by future Dio drummer Simon Wright. The band experienced a resurgence in the early 1990s with the release of The Razors Edge. Phil Rudd returned in 1994 after Chris Slade, who was with the band from 1989 to 1994, was asked to leave in favour of him, and contributed to the band's 1995 album Ballbreaker. Stiff Upper Lip was released in 2000 and was well received by critics. The band's studio album, Black Ice,
was released on 20 October 2008 and was the second-highest-selling
album of that year. It was their biggest hit on the charts since For Those About to Rock, eventually reaching No.1 on all charts worldwide.
The band's line-up remained the same - their longest unchanged line-up -
until 2014 with Malcolm Young's retirement and Rudd's legal troubles.
AC/DC had sold more than 200 million records worldwide, including
71.5 million albums in the United States alone, making them the tenth-best-selling band in the United States and one of the world's best-selling bands of all time.Back in Black has sold an estimated 50 million units worldwide, making it the fifth-highest-selling album by any artist
– and the third-highest-selling album by any band. The album has sold
22 million units in the US alone, where it is the sixth-highest-selling
album of all time. AC/DC ranked fourth on VH1's list of the "100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock" and were named the seventh "Greatest Heavy Metal Band of All Time" by MTV. In 2004, AC/DC ranked No. 72 on the Rolling Stone list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time".
Producer Rick Rubin, who wrote an essay on the band for the Rolling
Stone list, referred to AC/DC as "the greatest rock and roll band of all
time." In 2010, AC/DC were ranked number 23 in the VH1 list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time".
Acceptance is an American alternative rock band from Seattle, Washington, formed in 1998. They released their first EP, Lost for Words, in 2000, followed by Black Lines to Battlefields in 2003 (this EP was also re-released with live bonus tracks). Their only album, Phantoms, was released in 2005.
On January 26, 2015, it was announced that Acceptance had reunited.
The band consists of Jason, Christian, Kaylan, Garrett, Ryan, and Nick.
They released their first song in over ten years called "Take You Away"
on May 8, 2015.
Bad English était un supergroupe de hard rock américain et britannique formé en , réunissant le claviériste Jonathan Cain de Journey avec le chanteur John Waite et le bassiste Ricky Phillips, ses anciens collègues de The Babys.
Parmi ses principaux succès on peut citer The Distance, Never There, Sheep Go to Heaven, Rock 'n' Roll Lifestyle, No Phone, Short Skirt/Long Jacket ainsi que leur reprise de I Will Survive de Gloria Gaynor.
Cake was formed in 1991 by McCrea, DiFiore, Greg Brown, Frank French and Sean McFessel, who soon left and was replaced by Nelson. Following the self-release of its debut album, Motorcade of Generosity, the band was signed to Capricorn Records in 1995 and released its first single, "Rock 'n' Roll Lifestyle", which hit number 35 on the Modern Rock Tracks music chart and was featured on MTV's 120 Minutes; French and Nelson then left the band, and were replaced by Todd Roper and Victor Damiani. Cake's second album, 1996's Fashion Nugget, went platinum on the strength of its lead single, "The Distance".
Following a tour of Europe and the United States, both Brown and
Damiani announced they were leaving Cake, which led to speculation about
the band's future; McCrea eventually recruited Xan McCurdy to take over
on guitar, and persuaded Nelson to return.
While Damageplan was promoting the album at a concert on December 8, 2004 at the Alrosa Villa in Columbus, Ohio, a man named Nathan Gale
climbed on stage and killed lead guitarist Darrell and three others,
and wounding another seven, before being shot dead by police officer James Niggemeyer.
Although no motive was found, some witnesses claimed Gale blamed the
brothers for Pantera's breakup and believed that they had stolen his
lyrics. The band's manager confirmed there are unreleased Damageplan
recordings, although they have not surfaced, and the band has not
performed since the incident. Abbott and Zilla have joined the band Hellyeah, and Lachman joined The Mercy Clinic.
Face to Face est un groupepunk rockaméricain, originaire de Victorville, en Californie,
formé en 1991 par le chanteur Trever Keith. Initialement connu sous le
nom de Zero Tolerance, Keith est le seul membre d'origine restant du
groupe. Le groupe est signé au label Dr. Strange Records, puis avec Fat Wreck Chords. Face to Face atteint son pic de popularité avec son album Big Choice.
Face to Face se sépare officiellement en septembre 2004, à la suite
de divergences musicales. Dès lors, les membres jouent dans des projets
post-Face to Face, comme Legion of Doom, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, The Offspring et Saves the Day. En avril 2008, Face to Face joue pour la premirèe fois depuis quatre ans au Glasshouse de Pomona, en Californie. Le groupe continue ses performances, et fait paraître un septième album, Laugh Now, Laugh Later, le 17 mai 2011. Au fil de sa carrière, Face to Face a vendu plus de 750 000 albums dans le monde.
Face to Face officially split up in September 2004, allowing the band members time to focus on other projects. During that time all the band members played in a number of post-Face to Face projects including Legion of Doom, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, The Offspring and Saves the Day.
In April 2008, after a four year hiatus, Face to Face performed
together for the first time at The Glasshouse in Pomona, California. Since then, the band has continued to perform and has released two more studio albums.