EPICNESS

by zacharyzendric | created - 01 Oct 2011 | updated - 01 Oct 2011 | Public

1. Steven Tyler

Soundtrack | Be Cool

Steven Tyler was born on March 26, 1948 in Yonkers, New York, USA as Steven Victor Tallarico. He was previously married to Teresa Barrick and Cyrinda Foxe.

Singer for Aerosmith

2. Joe Perry

Soundtrack | Armageddon

As co-founding member, principal co-songwriter, electrifying lead guitarist and co-producer of Aerosmith--America's Greatest Rock & Roll Band--Joe has achieved permanent iconic stature in the pantheon of rock. He has helped to drive his band, over the course of three decades, to sales of more than ...

Lead Guitarist for Aerosmith

3. Brad Whitford

Soundtrack | Grown Ups

Brad Whitford was born on February 23, 1952 in Winchester, Massachusetts, USA as Brad Ernest Whitford. He is an actor, known for Grown Ups (2010), Be Cool (2005) and Wayne's World 2 (1993). He has been married to Kimberly Whitford since November 25, 2006. They have one child. He was previously ...

Rhythm Guitarist for Aerosmith

4. Tom Hamilton

Soundtrack | Armageddon

Tom Hamilton was born on December 31, 1951 in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA as Thomas William Hamilton. He is an actor, known for Armageddon (1998), Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) and Hit and Run (2012). He has been married to Terry Cohen since January 1975. They have two children.

Bassist for Aerosmith

5. Joey Kramer

Actor | Be Cool

Joey Kramer was born on June 21, 1950 in New York City, New York, USA as Joseph Michael Kramer. He is an actor, known for Be Cool (2005), Wayne's World 2 (1993) and Late Show with David Letterman (1993). He has been married to Linda Kramer since October 5, 2009. He was previously married to April ...

Drummer for Aerosmith

6. Axl Rose

Soundtrack | Body of Lies

Born and raised in Lafayette, Indiana, W. Axl Rose is the pure embodiment of decadent late 1980s rockerdom. Brash, slightly misogynistic and notoriously wild, Rose grew up in a maniacally dysfunctional household - molested by his own father at age two; beaten by his abusive stepfather.

When Axl was ...

Singer for Guns N' Roses

7. Slash

Soundtrack | Terminator Salvation

Saul Hudson, mainly known as Slash, was born on July 23, 1965, and was raised in Stoke-on-Trent. Both his parents worked in the entertainment business, his mother being a clothing designer (she did some of David Bowie's costumes) and his father being an art director for a record company. When Slash...

Lead Guitarist for Guns N' Roses

8. Izzy Stradlin

Soundtrack | Terminator Salvation

Izzy Stradlin was born on April 8, 1962 in Lafayette, Indiana, USA as Jeffrey Dean Isbell. Izzy was born in the same town as Axl Rose, and later joined the band, Guns and Roses. His notoriety as the rhythm guitarist and song writer for that band, got him a small role in the Dead Pool (1988) with ...

Rhythm Guitarist for Guns N' Roses

9. Duff McKagan

Soundtrack | Terminator Salvation

Duff McKagan was born on February 5, 1964 in Seattle, Washington, USA as Michael Andrew McKagan. He has been married to Susan Holmes-McKagan since August 28, 1999. They have two children. He was previously married to Linda Johnson and Amanda (Mandy) Brixx.

Bassist for Guns N' Roses

10. Steven Adler

Soundtrack | The Dead Pool

Steven Adler was born on January 22, 1965 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. He has been married to Carolina Ferreira since January 23, 2002. He was previously married to Cheryl Swiderski.

Drummer for Guns N' Roses

11. James Hetfield

Soundtrack | Metallica Through the Never

His parents were divorced, and at a young age, he lost his mother to cancer. He grew up hunting, playing guitar, and was an ordinary quiet kid. Lars Ulrich put out an ad in 1981 in a newspaper asking somebody to jam out and listen to rock music with him and he replied. Lars and James hooked up, and...

Singer and Rhythm Guitarist for Metallica

12. Kirk Hammett

Soundtrack | Spawn

Hammett was born in San Francisco, California on November 18, 1962, to Teofila (Oyao) and Dennis L. Hammett, a merchant seaman. He learned guitar at age 15 and joined Metallica to replace Dave Mustaine in 1982. He has won several Grammys with Metallica and participated in their class action law ...

Lead Guitarist for Metallica

13. Robert Trujillo

Actor | Encino Man

Robert Trujillo was born on October 23, 1964 in Santa Monica, California, USA as Roberto Agustín Miguel Santiago Samuel Trujillo Veracruz. He is an actor, known for Encino Man (1992), Savages (2012) and Spun (2002). He is married to Chloe. They have two children.

Bassist and Backing Vocals for Metallica

14. Lars Ulrich

Actor | Get Him to the Greek

Lars Ulrich was born on December 26, 1963 in Gentofte, Denmark. He has been married to Jessica Miller since 2015. He was previously married to Skylar Satenstein and Debbie Jones.

Drummer for Metallica

15. Jon Bon Jovi

Soundtrack | Young Guns II

Jon Bon Jovi, was born John Francis Bongiovi, Jr. On March 2, 1962, in Perth Amboy, New Jersey to parents John Francis Bongiovi, Sr. and Carol Sharkey.

Family: Jon's mother, Carol Sharkey, was a former model and one of the first Playboy Bunnies. She met Bon Jovi's father after she enlisted in the ...

Singer for Bon Jovi

16. Richie Sambora

Soundtrack | Spaceballs

Richie Sambora is one of music's most talented and respected songwriters, singers, guitarists and producers. As a founding member of Bon Jovi, he has toured the world and collected over 68 gold and platinum albums. In 1998 Sambora released his second solo album, "Undiscovered Soul". The album was ...

Guitarist for Bon Jovi

17. David Bryan

Soundtrack | Memphis the Musical

David Bryan was born on February 7, 1962 in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, USA as David Bryan Rashbaum.

Keyboardist for Bon Jovi

18. Hugh McDonald

Music_department | Welcome to the Dollhouse

Hugh McDonald was born as Hugh John McDonald. He is known for his work on Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995) and Bon Jovi: The Crush Tour (2000). He has been married to Kelli since 2004.

Bassist for Bon Jovi

19. Tico Torres

Soundtrack | Requiem for a Dream

Tico Torres was born on October 7, 1953 in New York City, New York, USA as Hector Samuel Juan Tico Torres. He has been married to Maria Alejandra Marquez since September 23, 2001. They have one child. He was previously married to Eva Herzigova.

Drummer for Bon Jovi

20. Ozzy Osbourne

Soundtrack | Little Nicky

One of the pioneers of heavy metal and one of its most commercially successful and iconic artists, Ozzy Osbourne was born in Birmingham, England, as John Michael Osbourne. After leaving school and having many odd jobs, he ended up in a band with Geezer Butler. This group then split, leading Ozzy ...

Singer for Black Sabbath

21. Tony Iommi

Soundtrack | Iron Man

Tony Iommi was born on February 19, 1948 in Birmingham, England as Frank Anthony Iommi. He has been married to Maria Sjöholm since 1999.

Guitarist for Black Sabbath

22. Geezer Butler

Soundtrack | Iron Man

Geezer Butler was born on July 17, 1949 in Birmingham, England as Terence Butler. He is married to Gloria Butler.

Bassist for Black Sabbath

23. Bill Ward

Actor | Coronation Street

Bill Ward was born in 1967 in Newcastle, England. He is an actor, known for Coronation Street (1960), Robin Hood (2006) and Emmerdale (1972).

Drummer for Black Sabbath

24. Kurt Cobain

Soundtrack | Moulin Rouge!

Kurt Cobain was born on February 20 1967, in Aberdeen, Washington. Kurt and his family lived in Hoquiam for the first few months of his life then later moved back to Aberdeen, where he had a happy childhood until his parents divorced. The divorce left Kurt's outlook on the world forever scarred. He...

Singer and Guitarist for Nirvana

25. Krist Novoselic

Actor | World's Greatest Dad

Krist Novoselic is an American musician, political activist, best known as the bassist and a founding member of the rock band Nirvana. Nirvana achieved massive success, earning multiple gold and platinum awards and touring around the world at sold-out shows.

After Nirvana disbanded following the ...

Bassist for Nirvana

26. Dave Grohl

Soundtrack | Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny

Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters front-man, will always be remembered as the drummer for Nirvana. But, drumming for a great band such as Nirvana is not Dave's only claim in the world of music. Dave's musical career began at age 15 as the guitarist and later as the drummer for a punk band called "Freak Baby...

Drummer for Nirvana as well as the Singer and Guitarist for Foo Fighters

27. Robert Plant

Soundtrack | The Song Remains the Same

Prior to Hobbstweedle (a pickup blues band formed to honour a gig at West Midlands College Of Education) Robert was the frontman for The Band of Joy - featuring Percy, John Bonham, Paul Lockey (bass), Chris Brown (keyboards) and Kevyn Gammond (guitar). The BOJ were on verge of making a record deal ...

Singer for Led Zeppelin

28. Jimmy Page

Soundtrack | The Song Remains the Same

Jimmy Page was born on January 9, 1944 in Heston, Middlesex, England as James Patrick Page. He was previously married to Jimena Gomez-Paratcha, Patricia Ecker and Charlotte Martin.

Guitarist for Led Zeppelin

Bassist for Led Zeppelin

30. John Bonham

Soundtrack | The Song Remains the Same

John Bonham is still regularly voted in polls as the greatest and most influential rock drummer of all time, an opinion which has also been expressed by the likes of Roger Taylor of Queen, Dave Grohl of Nirvana and Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

He started playing drums at the age of five ...

Drummer for Led Zeppelin

31. Joe Elliott

Soundtrack | Last Action Hero

Joe Elliott was born on August 1, 1959 in Sheffield, England as Joseph Thomas Elliott.

Singer for Def Leppard

32. Phil Collen

Soundtrack | Last Action Hero

Phil Collen was born on December 8, 1957 in London, England as Philip Kenneth Collen. He is an actor, known for Last Action Hero (1993), Encino Man (1992) and Coyote Ugly (2000). He has been married to Helen L. Collen since July 16, 2010. He was previously married to Anita Thomas and Jacqueline ...

Lead Guitarist for Def Leppard

33. Vivian Campbell

Soundtrack | Highlander II: The Quickening

Has been with the band since 1992 when the original guitarist, Steve Clark, died in early 1991. Has two daughters, Lily Rose and Una Marigold, with wife Jewels Has played guitar for the Rock 'n' Roll band 'White Snake' and other Rock 'n' Roll groups.

Rhythm Guitarist for Def Leppard

34. Rick Savage

Soundtrack | Last Action Hero

Rick was born on December 2, 1960. Rick was with his high school girlfriend Joy Major until the Hysteria tour. He had a brief relationship with stylist Julianna Roberts during that tour. He started seeing Dara Corcoran in 1990 and married her on November 25, 1993. They seperated in 1995. He filed ...

Bassist for Def Leppard

35. Rick Allen

Soundtrack | Rock of Ages

Rick Allen was born on November 1, 1963 in Sheffield, England as Richard John Cyril Allen. He is an actor, known for Rock of Ages (2012), Balls of Fury (2007) and That's My Boy (2012). He has been married to Lauren Monroe since October 10, 2003. They have one child. He was previously married to ...

Drummer for Def Leppard (one arm)

36. Paul Stanley

Soundtrack | Moulin Rouge!

Paul Stanley is the charismatic front man/lead vocalist/rhythm guitarist/songwriter for hard rock super group KISS, best known for his wailing vocals, high-energy on-stage antics and appeal to female fans. Born Stanley Eisen on January 20, 1952, in Queens, New York, Stanley took a keen interest in ...

Singer and Rhythm Guitarist for KISS

37. Gene Simmons

Actor | Extract

Best known as the fire breathing, blood splitting and larger than life co-founder of hard rock supergroup, KISS. Simmons was actually born Chaim Witz in August 1949 in Haifa, Israel, the son of Hungarian Jewish parents, Flóra "Florence" (Klein or Kovács) and Feri Yechiel Witz. He moved to New York ...

Bassist and Backing Vocals for KISS

38. Ace Frehley

Actor | Detroit Rock City

Former lead guitarist for hard rock super group KISS, best known for his "space ace" character, on stage stagger, cackling laugh and smoking guitar effects. Frehley was born Paul Daniel Frehley on April 27th, 1951 in The Bronx, New York City and received his first electric guitar at age 14. A ...

Lead Guitarist for KISS

39. Peter Criss

Actor | Detroit Rock City

Former drummer for hard rock super-group "KISS", best known for his "cat" character and thumping drum solo's. Criss was born Peter George John Crisscoula on December 20th, 1945 in Brooklyn, New York City. Criss was influenced by the 1940s big band sound, and was quite keen on Gene Krupa's unique ...

Drummer for KISS

Singer for AC/DC

41. Angus Young

Soundtrack | Last Action Hero

Angus Young was born on March 31, 1955 in Glasgow, Scotland. At school, Angus was an unenthusiastic student. His only real academic interest was art wich allowed him some freedom of expression. He gave up school at 15 and went to work for a soft porn magazine called Ribald as a printer. But his ...

Lead Guitarist for AC/DC

42. Malcolm Young

Soundtrack | Last Action Hero

Malcolm Young was born on January 6, 1953 in Glasgow, Scotland as Malcolm Mitchell Young. He was married to Linda. He died on November 18, 2017.

Rhythm Guitarist for AC/DC

43. Cliff Williams

Actor | Private Parts

Cliff Williams was born on December 14, 1949 in Romford, Essex, England. He is an actor, known for Private Parts (1997), AC/DC: Clipped (1991) and AC/DC: Guns for Hire (1983). He has been married to Georganne since 1980. They have two children.

Bassist for AC/DC

44. Phil Rudd

Actor | Private Parts

Phillip Hugh Norman Rudd (born Phillip Hugh Norman Witschke Rudzevecuis, 19 May 1954) is a New Zealand-based Australian drummer, best known for his membership in Australian hard rock band AC/DC from 1975 through 1983, and again from 1994 to 2015. Upon the 1977 departure of bass guitarist Mark Evans...

Drummer for AC/DC

45. Aerosmith

Soundtrack | Armageddon

Aerosmith is an American rock band, sometimes referred to as "the Bad Boys from Boston" since they were formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1970. Aerosmith is the best-selling American hard rock band of all time, having sold more than 150 million records worldwide, including over 70 million records ...

DREAM ON IS THE BEST SONG

46. Guns N' Roses

Soundtrack | Body of Lies

Guns N' Roses is an American hard rock band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1985. The lineup, when first signed to Geffen Records in 1986, consisted of vocalist Axl Rose, lead guitarist Slash, rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin, bassist Duff McKagan, and drummer Steven Adler. Guns N' Roses has ...

SWEET CHILD O' MINE IS THE BEST SONG

47. Metallica

Soundtrack | Mission: Impossible II

Metallica is an American heavy metal band. The band was formed in 1981 in Los Angeles, California by drummer Lars Ulrich and vocalist/guitarist James Hetfield, and has been based in San Francisco, California for most of its career. The group's fast tempos, instrumentals and aggressive musicianship ...

MASTER OF PUPPETS IS THE BEST SONG

48. Bon Jovi

Soundtrack | Spaceballs

Have performed three songs at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in 2003.

LIVIN' ON A PRAYER IS THE BEST SONG

49. Black Sabbath

Soundtrack | Iron Man

Black Sabbath were an English rock band, formed in Birmingham in 1968, by guitarist and main songwriter Tony Iommi, bassist and main lyricist Geezer Butler, drummer Bill Ward and singer Ozzy Osbourne. Black Sabbath are often cited as pioneers of heavy metal music. The band helped define the genre ...

IRON MAN IS THE BEST SONG

50. Nirvana

Soundtrack | Shoot 'Em Up

Nirvana was an American rock band formed by lead singer and guitarist Kurt Cobain and bassist Krist Novoselic in Aberdeen, Washington, in 1987. Nirvana went through a succession of drummers, the longest-lasting and best-known being Dave Grohl, who joined in 1990. Despite releasing only three ...

SMELLS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT IS THE BEST SONG

51. Led Zeppelin

Soundtrack | The Song Remains the Same

Led Zeppelin are a popular British band best known for their iconic "Stairway to Heaven" as well as for co-creating the music genre of heavy metal. Since their nine albums were recorded between 1968 and 1979, Led Zeppelin has been one of the most popular bands of all time, having sold more than 300...

STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN IS THE BEST SONG

52. Def Leppard

Soundtrack | Last Action Hero

Def Leppard is an English rock band formed in 1977 in Sheffield as part of the new wave of British heavy metal movement. Since 1992, the band has consisted of Joe Elliott (lead vocals), Rick Savage (bass, backing vocals), Rick Allen (drums, backing vocals), Phil Collen (guitars, backing vocals), ...

POUR SOME SUGAR ON ME IS THE BEST SONG

53. KISS

Soundtrack | The Nice Guys

KISS is an American rock band formed in New York City in January 1973 by Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Peter Criss, and Ace Frehley. Well known for its members' face paint and stage outfits, the group rose to prominence in the mid-to-late 1970s with their elaborate live performances, which featured ...

ROCK 'N ROLL ALL NITE IS THE BEST SONG

54. AC/DC

Soundtrack | Iron Man

AC/DC is a legendary rock band from Australia, formed in Sydney in 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young. AC/DC have sold more than 200 million records worldwide, including 71.5 million albums in the United States, adding them to the list of highest-certified music artists in the United States ...

BACK IN BLACK IS THE BEST SONG



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