Each day, I'll write about something from the world of music that begins with the letter of the day.
A is easy. Tons and tons and tons of things start with the letter A, which is great. Here, I'm showcasing my randomness when it comes to music. I love almost all genres, love almost all time frames. Love it all.
Primarily known as the front man for Guns N' Roses, he was a rare bad boy in the time of hair bands. He wasn't so much about the guyliner and hairspray, he just rocked. Hard.
Raised in a very strict Pentecostal household, he's proof that the more you try to repress your children, the more they will rebel. He's the last remaining member of the band.
He's been in trouble for almost as many years as he's been singing, and has been an almost constant source of fodder for the press. Abused as a child, he's often said there's a reason he tends to act like a two year old.
I don't know what the hell has happened to this poor woman, but it's transformed her into one of the most powerful vocalists of this generation. She can take a broken heart and turn it into rage, revenge or renewal.
Her voice is deep and soulful, and for as passionate as she is when she sings, she has a light and fun sense of humor. A self-deprecating one at that. Combine it with the fact that she's evidence that strong, beautiful, successful women can shop in the plus section, and she's got an instant fan base all over the world.
I have a bit of a girl crush on her.
I love them. I just love them. I've managed to successfully brainwash my son into loving them too. They rock hard, raw and edgy...and they've been around forever.
If you lived in San Diego when Trevor Hoffman was pitching and you don't hold a special place in your heart for this song, I don't want to know you anymore. Seriously.
She's drop dead gorgeous, she confuses the hell out of people, she's magnificent and she has one of the purest voices in all of music. I adore her.
She sang with a bunch of bands for many years, but I think we all know she never needed the backup. She's a humanitarian, an activist, a powerful voice in a world of apathy and distance.