What can Metallica, Eagles and Bryan Adam's possibly have in common? Apart from churning out Rock music, all three artists are going to be touring exclusively in America in the month of September.
Metallica was formed in 1981 as a response to an advertisement that drummer Lars Ulrich posted in a local newspaper by James Hetfield. Metallica's music isn't punk rock nor heavy metal. It is barbaric and fierce and has ferocious and bizarre rhythm changes. Metallica never took the typical path to success. In fact in '81 when it all began, massive stardom and selling a zillion records was possibly not on their mind, as they were just getting the ball rolling. But they were aiming at being a success story and they were doing it in a crazy way. What Metallica has achieved is a phenomenal connect with the world. They're associated with music that is anything but mainstream. Metallica's timeline is dynamic and they've done it all. Having worked their way up from nothing, they've etched songs that rocked the world and they continue to rock on.
Moving on to the Eagles...The Eagles have seven number-one singles, five American Music Awards, six Grammys and six number one albums to their credit. They were undoubtedly one of the most successful artists of the 1970s. They specialized in mass appealing, artistically crafted tunes. Their 1976 music CD, 'Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975' was the first ever album to be certified platinum and sold 29 million copies in the U.S., second only to Michael Jackson's Thriller.
Their sound is like the merging of country harmonies with hard-rock guitars and lyrics("One of These Nights" and "Hotel California" are one of the best examples of what was just described). The Eagles forever changed country and rock. They were a band that had so many influences; not just country and rock, but also R&B and folk- and yet they managed to sound so different.
Don Henley and Glenn Frey had established themselves as one of rock's all-time great songwriters. Not forgetting the incredible musical contribution of Radeny Mesiner and Bernie Leadon and late Joe Walsh and Timothy B. Schmit.
"Best Of My Love", "Tequila Sunrise" and "Take it To the Limit" are taken as one of the best pop songs ever written and the audience's reaction to their classics has only cemented their value. Long live the Eagles!