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Top Bands In America

There are many bands in the music industry, but only some can be considered the top bands in America. Who are the top bands in America and why? Find out who they are and why they belong on the list.

Bon Jovi

Bon Jovi have been together since the 1980s. The band was started by lead singer Jon Bonjovi. They have had numerous hits over the years. Some of their hits include “You Give Love A Bad Name”, “Living On A Prayer”, “I’ll Be There For You”, “It’s A My Life”, as well as many other hit songs. They have released multiple platinum selling cds as well as platinum selling singles. They have won numerous awards throughout different decades. They still continue to tour around the country as well as the rest of the world.

Aerosmith

Aerosmith was formed in the 1970s. Steven Tyler is the lead singer of the band. The have sold millions of cds over the years. Their hits include “Walk This Way”, “Dude Looks Like A Lady”, “Don’t Want To Miss A Thing”, as well as many others. They still continue to tour even though Steven Tyler took a break from the band to become a judge on American Idol.

Maroon 5

Maroon 5 was formed during the 00’s. They have had hit cds as well as hit singles since their debut. They have won Grammys, American Music Awards, Billboard Awards as well as other awards. Their hits include “This Love”, “Harder To Breathe”, “She Will Be Loved”, “Makes Me Wonder”, “Moves Like Jagger”, as well as other hit songs. Lead singer Adam Levine is a judge on the singing reality show “The Voice”, but the band is still together.

One Republic

One Republic was formed in 2002. They have multiple cds as well as hit singles. Their hit single “Apologize” put the band on the map. Their hits include “Stop and Stare”, “Say (All I Need)”, “Come Home”, “All The Right Moves” as well as other hits. The lead singer Ryan Tedder has written hits for other artists over the years.

The Eagles

The Eagles were formed in 1971. They are one of the most successful bands of all time. Their greatest hits cd was one of the best selling cds of all time. Their hits include “Hotel California”, “Take It Easy”, “Witchy Woman”, “Best Of My Love”, “One Of These Nights”, as well as others. The band broke up in the 80’s and reunited in 1994. They have stayed together and are touring.

Foo Fighters

The Foo Fighters were founded by former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl. He formed the band after the death of fellow Nirvana bandmade Kurt Cobain. The Foo Fighters debuted in 1995. They have numerous cds and have won Grammy awards. Over the years, they have sold over 11 million copies of their cds. The band is still together and are in the studio preparing for a new cd.

The Roots

The Roots was formed in 1987. They have released multiple cds over the years. They won Grammy awards, Image awards, and Rolling Stones awards. Their hit includes “You Got Me” (featuring Erykah Badu). They are currently featured as the house band on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. They also released a new cd.

Metallica

Metallica was formed in 1981 by drummer Lars Ulrich. They released nine studio cds. They have 37 singles including “Whiplash”, “Jumping The Fire”, “Eye Of The Beholder”, “Enter Sandman”, “The Unforgiven”, as well as many others. The band has been through numerous member changes, but they are still together. They will be releasing their tenth cd in 2015.

These are all the top bands in America. All of these bands have had several hit cds and singles among them. They have each won awards for their work and deserved to be picked as the best.

 

 

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Side Jobs when in a Music Career

Being in a band is a great way to explore creativity through the art of music. Many bands usually have several members and these members all play together simultaneously. Often there is a lot of noise and for that reason there needs to be a studio space to work. So how do band members juggle their time between practicing the art of music and working in a job. In this article we will take a look at the options for jobs available when one is trying to simultaneously develop their career in a band.

Bar work

Bar work is often a good job to take on when one is in a band. Bar work is often based in the evening and can leave the daytime for practice sessions. A bar job is also a good job for a member of a band as it means the individual does not need to dress up smart and can arrive looking cool and casual. After having a practice session at a studio this may be ideal.

Warehouse work

Warehouse work is often rather flexible and will meet the needs of individuals who have practice sessions at random times of the day. Because warehouses usually run 24 hours a day, around-the-clock, individuals have the option of working in a number of different shifts. If an individual wishes to work night shifts so that they can concentrate on the music during the day then this will be possible. working in a warehouse doesn’t require a ton of skills however training for a forklift licence can be very valuable and increase rate of pay.

Night club

If the individual wishes to get more involved in the music scene in which they are participating, they may wish to work in a nightclub or venue that they have a desire to play, in order to make connections and start networking. If the individual is serious about the music that they are investing the time into then making connections and building a network in this way can be crucial. However, the individual should still make sure they have time to practice their art and music.

Freelance work

If the idea of freelance work appeals to a musician then they should be able to find a wide range of different jobs on the Internet which they can advertise their freelancing services for. Freelance work covers a wide range of different sectors and individuals can choose from writing to graphics or even music design.

Life should be enjoyed to the fullest and being in a band with a group of other like-minded individuals is a great way to do this well. Individuals who wish to progress in a band should consider working in different jobs, so as to develop several different income streams. They will then be able to develop their musical career without any other things getting in the way.

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