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Rock & Roll

At 44, most would think I would have evolved and eventually conformed to the music enjoyed by my peers.  Artists like U2, Bon Jovi and The Police represent the mainstream sound of my generation.  In the 1990s, many of my friends migrated to musicians like Pearl Jam, Nirvana and The Dave Matthews Band.  Today, as we approach middle age, my buddies have embraced the retro sounds of our youth, or have migrated to another genre of music; specifically country.

For me, I have and always will have a passion for an eclectic mix of heavy metal.  In the late 1970s I was captivated by the complex lyrics and riffs of Black Sabbath, Aerosmith, Judas Priest and Van Halen.  In the 1980s, during my high school and college years, it was Ozzy, Iron Maiden, Metallica, Slayer and Guns n’ Roses.  As the 1990s took hold, I progressed to Tool, Rage Against the Machine and my favorite band Pantera.

I am very particular about the music that I purchase now.  Unfortunately, many of my favorite bands have sold out as they try to maximize their personal income before irrelevancy.  The current product is bland, predictable and attempts to appeal to a general audience.  To that point, I continue to investigate new, fresh and progressive sounds that preserve soul of heavy metal.  I also replay much of the classic rock & roll I enjoyed growing up.

A lot has changed in my life over the last 34 years; except my taste in music.

Ozzy and Randy
Ozzy and Randy

My Favorite Music (in no particular order)

My Top Metal Albums


Appetite for Destruction Guns n’ Roses
Far Beyond Driven Pantera
Sabbath Bloody Sabbath Black Sabbath
Women and Children First Van Halen
Blizzard of Oz Ozzy Osbourne
Aenima Tool
Screaming for Vengeance Judas Priest
Ride the Lightening Metallica
Aerosmith (1973) Aerosmith
What Have We Become Seemless


My Top Metal Tracks


25 Years Pantera
I’m Broken Pantera
A National Acrobat Black Sabbath
Lord of This World Black Sabbath
Disposable Heroes Metallica
Stranglehold Ted Nugent
Dying to Meet You Judas Priest
It’s So Easy Guns n’ Roses
Make It Aerosmith
Lifer Down
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