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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 'P': 14 bands in database

Cozy Powell (United Kingdom)Cozy Powell's Hammer (United Kingdom)
Painter (Canada)Panta Rei (Sweden)
Panther (Germany)Patto (United Kingdom)
Pentagon (Germany)Planet Us (United States)
Playmates (Sweden)Plum Nelly (United States)
Popol Ace (Norwey)Private Eye (Canada)
Propeller (Germany)Pussy (United Kingdom)
 

Hard Rock artists starting with 'P': 106 artists in database

Ace PhilbeckAlan Powell
Andy ParkerArtimus Pyle
Billy PowellBobby Pickett
Bruce ParrottBruno Perosa
Butch PotterCaesar Perrig
Carlos PatrícioChad Peery
Chris PerryChristine McVie
Clark PerryColin Pattenden
Cozy PowellDai Pritchard
Danny PeyronelDave Palmer
Dave PetersDave Punshon
Davey PattisonDavid Paramor
David PatonDavid Phelps
Dean ParksDehner E. Patten
Dennis PennagaDerek Pelecci
Derek PellicciDick Powell
Dickie PetersonFlavio Pimenta
Frank PerryFranklin Paolillo
Gábor PresserGary Peters
Gary PihlGary Porterhouse
Ged PeckGeoff Prime
Guy PrattHarry Poulos
Heiner PudelkoIan Paice
Júlio PereiraJeff Pilson
Jerre PetersonJerry Penrod
Jim PensonJim Porteus
Jimmy PageJochen Peters
Joe PerryJohn Peckhart
John PierceJohn Proud
John PurdellJon Plotel
Jonathan PierceKen Pustelnik
Kevin PrattLee Pickins
Linnie PatersonMac Poole
Malcolm PoolMaria Popkievitch
Mario PargaMartin Pugh
Matt PiucciMichael Palmer
Mike ParnellMike Patto
Nigel PegrumOle Wedel Petersen
P.J. ProbyPattrick Pelzer
Peter ParksPino Palladino
Pip PylePoli Palmer
Prairie PrinceRachel Pratt
Randy PrattRic Prince
Rick ParnellRod Price
Romek ParolSandy Picker
Simon PhillipsSketa Pereira
Skip PrestStefan Piesnack
Steve PetreySteve Price
Steven PalmerTerry Poole
Thomas PalmkvistTim Partridge
Tim PiperTom Parker
Victor PerainoViv Prince
Wez PriceZé Portugal
 

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