Hard Rock Band Name Generator

Congratulations on deciding to start your very own hard rock or heavy metal band.  Your first step in global domination is choosing a triumphant band name that doesn’t suck. Please take advantage of the Gears of Rock’s official hard rock band name generator below.  Use the first letter of your first name to find the…

New Metallica Song 2014 – Live Debut South America

Update: “The Lords of Summer” was performed live for the first time this weekend during Metallica’s South America Tour By Request. The new song is over 8 minutes long and similar in style to the thrashier tracks on “Death Magnetic.” The intro is reminiscent of “Cyanide” and “Broken, Beat, and Scarred.” James Hetfield and Kirk…

Top 100 Greatest Hard Rock Drummers of All-Time

How do you accurately determine the best drummers in the history of hard rock and heavy metal? You can’t! On this list you will find 100 awesome drummers that have raised the standards of drumming. The order is far from perfect, but one thing that each of these musicians have in common is that each…

Top 10 Rob Zombie Songs of All-Time

Rob Zombie writes the catchiest hooks in hard rock. He’s a true artist backed by a sick band.  When you go to a Rob Zombie concert, you get a real rock show experience that is always worth the price of admission. Here are the best Rob Zombie songs from his solo career. #1.  “Demon Speeding”…

Why Does Hard Rock Music Suck Today?

You might find yourself asking the question:  Why does hard rock and heavy metal music suck today?  Or:  Why are the old bands so much better than the new bands?  In this post, we will look at the mistakes commonly made by hard rock bands in the current era. Overproduction Bands today fall in to…

Top 10 Greatest Hard Rock Songs of All-Time

What makes a great hard rock song? It takes killer guitar riffs, ear-splitting bass, thunderous drums, and a vocal performance that cannot be replicated by a mere mortal. Here are 10 masterful compositions of hard rock and early heavy metal for your ultimate mix tape. #10.  “Painkiller” Judas Priest - Painkiller (1990) #9.  ”Mr. Crowley” Ozzy Osbourne…

#72. Deftones / Best Bands of All-Time / Top 100

Arguably the most original hard rock band of the past 3 decades, the Deftones rank #72 on the Gears of Rock’s Top 100 Hard Rock and Heavy Metal Bands of All-Time.  This band invented a fresh style of metal in the 90s that is intense, emotional, melodic, and downright cool.  The best songs by the…