Rock’s greatest frontmen
In today’s blog The london guitar school wants to take a look at some of the greatest rock performers of all time
Freddie Mercury initially found success with Queens second album “Queen 2” and their hit single “seven seas of rye.”
Along with guitarist Brian May, bassist John Deacon and drummer Roger Taylor, Freddie Mercury and Queen went on to become one of Britain’s most successful bands. Their most famous hit, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ remains the longest running number one for 20 years.
Mercury’s solo work included material for the soundtracks to ‘Electric Dreams’ and ‘Metropolis’. His version of ‘The Great Pretender’ was a hit in 1987. He recorded an album and single, ‘Barcelona’, with opera diva Montserrat Caballe, for the Barcelona Olympics.
Freddie Mercury eventually passed away due to AIDS in 1991, he didn’t admit he was dieing of the virus until the day before his death.
In 1995, the last Queen album, ‘Made In Heaven’ was released, which made use of some of the unfinished work Mercury left unused before he died.
Long before his hit reality Tv show that made him famous even with moms around the world Ozzy was the crazy frontman of the most influential metal band that ever lived, Black Sabbath. So many bands have been influenced by Black Sabbath it’s hard to imagine heavy metal without them. Ozzy then fronted his own extremely successful solo career with guitarist ‘Zakk Wylde’ joining him, what a team!!
Also often known for biting the head of a living bat, lets just remember him for stuff like this in the video below
When Guns n Roses eventually disbanded, all be it unofficially Axl Rose became secluded and didn’t do much for ages until 2004 when he toured sporadically. In 2008 the much anticipated Chinese documentary album was released with new band members.