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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 'H': 14 bands in database

Glenn Hughes (United Kingdom)Hagar Schon Aaronson Shrieve (United States)
Hammersmith (Canada)Hanoi Rocks (Finland)
Hawkwind (United Kingdom)Head Machine (United Kingdom)
Hocus Pocus (United Kingdom)Hollywood Vampires (United States)
Horse (United Kingdom)HSAS (United States)
Humble Pie (United Kingdom)Hustler (United Kingdom)
Randy Holden (United States)Sammy Hagar (United States)
 

Hard Rock artists starting with 'H': 149 artists in database

Adrian HawkinsAlan Hurtz
Alex Van HalenAli Halmatoglu
Allan HoldsworthAshley Holt
Bernd HohmannBill Ham
Bill HurdBob Hall
Bob HodgesBob Horne
Brent HarknettBrian Howe
Cees HoogerheideChas Hodges
Chico HuffChiko Hige
Chris HillenmeyerChris Holmes
Coffi HallColin Hodgkinson
Costello HautamäkiCyril Havermans
Danny HoweDave Hewitt
Dave HlubekDave Holland
David HindsDavid Jon Hinson
De Lisle HarperDerek Hilland
Derek HughesDerek St. Holmes
Dieter HornsDon Hartman
Doug HastingsDuane Hitchings
Dusty HillEddie Van Halen
Edwin HamiltonEirik Hauksson
Ellie HopeErik Halager
Ernst HerznerFelix Hans
Gary HicksGary Holland
Gary Pickford-HopkinsGeff Harrison
Georg HülsmannGeorge Hatcher
Gerd HochGlenn Hughes
Greg HiggsGregg Hoffman
Hans van HemertHardy Hepp
Henner HoierHerbert Hildebrandt
Higo HiroshiIan Hatton
Ian HunterJan Hammer
Jason HartJasper "Hutch" Hutchinson
Jenne HaanJesse Harms
Jet HarrisJez Huggett
Jim HessJimmy Hall
Jimmy HendersonJimmy Hush
Joe HasselvanderJoel Hoekstra
John HalseyJohn Harrison
John HobbsJon Hiseman
Jon HydeKeef Hartley
Keith HaleKelly Hansen
Ken HensleyKenny Holton
Kent HenryKurt Hauenstein
Kurt HerkenbergLászló Harmat
Leeja HerreraLes Hicks
Malcolm HarkerManfred Heilmann
Martin HonemeyerMatt Hughes
Michael HarrisMick Halls
Mick HawksworthMick Hodgekinson
Mick HopkinsNiall Hone
Nicky HopkinsOllie Halsall
Owen HalePaul Hayles
Paul HooperPete Hurley
Peter HarrisPeter Hecht
Peter HeckenbergPeter Hesslein
Peter HodgsonRandall Hall
Randy HoldenRandy Hope-Taylor
Randy Jo HobbsReid Hudson
Richard HopkinsRick Harrison
Rob HornbuckleRobby Heibl
Robert HartRobert Hausehildt
Robert HeatonRoger Hicks
Roger Hook Ron Hood
Ron HurstSérgio Hinds
Sammy HagarScott Hoffman
Sher-Z HarunaSimon House
Steve HaynesSteve Holland
Steve HollySteve Hopgood
Stevie HillTad Hough
Ted HigginsTim Hinckley
Tom HarrisTom Hill
Tommy HansenTony Hymas
Vale HamanakaWarren Ham
Wolfgang Van Halen

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