Nirvana was an American rock band that was formed by singer/guitarist Kurt Cobain and
bassist Krist Novoselic in Aberdeen, Washington in 1987. Nirvana went through a succession
of drummers, the longest-lasting being Dave Grohl, who joined the band in 1990.
Nirvana's brief run ended following the suicide of Cobain in 1994, but various posthumous
releases have been issued since, overseen by Novoselic, Grohl, and Cobain's widow Courtney
Love. Since its debut, the band has sold over 25 million albums in the United States alone,
and over 50 million worldwide.
The Foo Fighters are an American alternative rock band originally formed in 1994 by
Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl as a one-man project following the dissolution of his previous
band. The band got its name from the UFOs and various aerial phenomena that were reported
by Allied aircraft pilots in World War II, which were known collectively as foo fighters. Prior
to the release of the Foo Fighters' 1995 debut album Foo Fighters, which featured Grohl as
the only official member, Grohl drafted bassist Nate Mendel and drummer William
Goldsmith, both formerly of Sunny Day Real Estate, as well as fellow Nirvana touring
bandmate Pat Smear as guitarist to complete the lineup.
Led Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in 1968 that consisted of guitarist Jimmy
Page, singer Robert Plant, drummer John Bonham, and bassist John Paul Jones. With their
heavy, guitar-driven blues-rock sound, Led Zeppelin are regularly cited as one of the
progenitors of heavy metal and hard rock, even though the band's individualistic style drew
from many sources and transcends any one music genre Led Zeppelin did not release songs
from their albums as singles in the United Kingdom, as they preferred to develop the concept
of album-oriented rock.
Eric Patrick Clapton, CBE (born 30 March 1945) is an English guitarist, vocalist, and
songwriter. Clapton is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame once
as a solo artist, and separately as a member of The Yardbirds and Cream. Clapton has been
referred to as one of the most important and influential guitarists of all time. Clapton ranked
fourth in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. and fourth
in Gibson's Top 50 Guitarists of All Time.
Deep Purple are an English rock band formed in Hertford in 1968. Along with Led
Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, they are considered to be among the pioneers of heavy metal
and modern hard rock, although some band members believe that their music cannot be
categorised as belonging to any one genre. They were once listed by the Guinness Book of
World Records as "the loudest pop group", and have sold over 100 million albums
worldwide. Deep Purple were ranked #22 on VH1's Greatest Artists of Hard Rock
Tenacious D is an American rock band that was formed in Los Angeles, California in 1994.
Composed of lead vocalist and guitarist Jack Black and lead guitarist and vocalist Kyle Gass,
the band has released two albums – Tenacious D (2001) and The Pick of Destiny (2006). The
band's studio releases, and more recently its live performances, feature a full band lineup,
including such musicians as guitarist John Konesky, bassist John Spiker and Bad Religion
drummer Brooks Wackerman.