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RockBoar.com 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 'B': 46 bands in database

Babe Ruth (United Kingdom)Back Street Crawler (United States)
Bad Co (United Kingdom)Bad Company (United Kingdom)
Baker Gurvitz Army (United Kingdom)Band of Talabene (Australia)
Bandit (United Kingdom)Bandy Legs (United Kingdom)
Battered Ornaments (United Kingdom)Bauer, Garn & Dyke (Germany)
Beast (United Kingdom)Beck, Bogert & Appice (United Kingdom)
Bedlam (United Kingdom)Bel Ami (Germany)
Big Bertha (United Kingdom)Big Wheel (Netrherlands)
Billion Dollar Babies (United States)Black Cat Bones (United Kingdom)
Black Sabbath (United Kingdom)Black Seep (United States)
Black Sheep (United States)Black Widow (United Kingdom)
Blackfeather (Australia)Blackmore's Rainbow (United Kingdom)
Blonde on Blonde (United Kingdom)Bloodrock (United States)
Bloontz (United States)Bloontz All Star Blues Band (United States)
Blue Cheer (United States)Blue Planet (Netrherlands)
Boss (Australia)Boz (United Kingdom)
Boz People (United Kingdom)Brain Police (United States)
Bulldogg (Germany)Bullfrog (Germany)
Bum (United Kingdom)Buster Brown (Australia)
Eric Burdon (United Kingdom)Eric Burdon Band (United Kingdom)
Ginger Baker (United Kingdom)Ginger Baker And His Baker Gurvitz Army (United Kingdom)
Ginger Baker's Airforce (United Kingdom)Jeff Beck (United Kingdom)
Jeff Beck Group (United Kingdom)John "Rabbit" Bundrick (United States)
 

Hard Rock artists starting with 'B': 173 artists in database

Aalon ButlerAdrian Bar
André BuserAndy Bierne
Art BauschArthur Brown
B.B. "Queen" BordenBeeb Birtles
Bev BevanBill Baron
Bill BartlettBob Bond
Bob BurnsBob Marlette
Boz BurrellBrian Bassett
Bud BeadleChris Booth
Christoph BarutzkyChuck Burgi
Cliff BennettCliff Burton:
Clive BoxClive Brooks
Clive BunkerColin Bass
Colin BurgessConny Bloom
Craig BlairCriston Barker
Dale BuchnerDamon Butcher
Dana BuckDaniel Baeder
Danny Joe BrownDario Bortolin
Dave BallDave Bidwell
Dave BlakeDave Boorman
Dave BrockDave Brown
Dave BurtonDavid Batchelor
David BeckDavid Buck
David ByronDek Boyce
Dennis BellingerDennis Bryon
Denny BallDenny Burgess
Derek BrooksDieter Bauer
Don BarnesDon Brewer
Donny BaldwinDoran Beattie
Douglas BlakeEdna Bejarano
Eric BurdonFrank Beard
Geezer ButlerGeoff Bate
Geoff BrittonGeorge Bellas
George BiondoGinger Baker
Glen BuxtonGordon Barton
Graham BondGraham Bonnet
Graham BroadGreg Brown
Hajo BornHannes Bauer
Hanno BruhnHans Brandeis
Harry BrusHarvey Bainbridge
Herbert BornholdtHowie Blauvelt
Jack BassJack Bruce
Jackie BrunoJames Beck
Jamie BlackJason Bonham
Jeff BeckJeff Boyne
Jennifer BattenJimmy Bain
Jo BurtJohn "Rabbit" Bundrick
John BarbataJohn Booth
John ButlerJon Blackmore
Julian Paul BrownKeith Baker
Keith BonsorKenny Beveridge
Konstatin BommariusLászló Benkő
Larry ByromLee Brossman
Luiz de BoniMarillo Buelli
Marty BalinMatt Betton
Michael BluesteinMichael Bolton
Michael BruceMichael Des Barres
Mick BoltonMick Bower
Mick BoxMike Baird
Mike BaronMike Bonafede
Mike BordinNick Bold
Noel BridgemanOla Brunkert
Patrick BurrowsPaul Barrett
Paul BlissPaul Burgess
Peet BeckerPete Bailey
Pete BallPete Barnacle
Pete BremyPeter Bardens
Peter BeckerPeter Brewer
Peter BrotzmannRainer Baumann
Randy BachmanReb Beach
René BergRex Bullen
Richard BaileyRick Bozzo
Rick BrewerRik Blanz
Ritchie BlackmoreRob Bailey
Robbie BrennanRobert Baur
Román BarRon Bausch
Sam BrownShawn Beamer
Steve BraySteve Brookins
Steve ByrdStuart Brooks
Terry BozzioTim Blake
Tim BogertTom Bee
Tommy BolinTony Beard
Tony BraunagelTrevor Bolder
Trevor BurtonVicki Brown
Walter BratengeierWilbur Bascomb
Willie BathWolfgang Behrmann
Wolfgang Brock

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