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Metallica- Black Album- James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett

Metallica (affectionately known as "The Black Album" in the same way The Beatles had been dubbed "The White Album"), Metallica's birthday boy lead guitarist Kirk Hammett (18th) and lead throat James Hetfield show how the band sits atop the family tree of hard rock/heavy metal evolution.

Peter Gabriel- So

(cont)...It was not until stumbling into the broadcast media/entertainment business that I got to witness,up close and personally,individual musicians who have been given enormous powers of influence ,through the modern phenomenon of celebrity,by the very people who they entertain. Case in point is this week's classic rock interview : 25 years ago,ex-Genesis lead singer Peter Gabriel had a cult following after four studio solo albums, with his most significant creation being the ground-breaking "Shock the Monkey" video. But with the May 1986 release of So (#1 UK,#2 U.S.,over 5 million sold;4 Grammy nominations including Album and Record of the Year for the #1 hit "Sledgehammer"), Peter Gabriel was vaulted into international pop stardom with all of its attendant door-opening , barrier-eliminating amenities...(more)