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The 12 Greatest Heavy Metal And Hard Rock Supergroups Of The Modern Era

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By Doc Coyle (@DocCoyle)

I have a soft spot for supergroups. It gives me the same feeling as when Ghost Rider and the Punisher would crossover into The Amazing Spiderman for a few issues. It’s the same reason why I love the NBA All-Star game, and why I like ice cream with a bunch of stuff in it; Oreos, Reese’s peanut butter cups, cookie dough, and literally everything else. I am a glutton for the things I like, and I fantasize about what they would be like all mashed up. Heavy supergroups are like fantasy football for metal nerds.

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by (@BHSmithNYC)

Dave Grohl’s Greatest Musical Accomplishments

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Today marks the 45th birthday of one of the most talented and successful musicians of the last 25 years, David Eric “Dave” Grohl. A native of the fertile Washington D.C. music scene, Grohl got his start playing drums for seminal hardcore band Scream but that was just the prelude to his real arrival, when he took over the drum chair for North West alt rockers Nirvana. Grohl’s powerhouse drumming were an essential part of the band’s loud and melodic post-grunge rock.

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by (@BHSmithNYC)

Stairway to Tinseltown: Led Zeppelin’s Greatest Movie Moments

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When it comes to classic rock songs used in movie soundtracks, few band are as elusive and carry as much weight as Led Zeppelin. The mystical overlords of hard rock and proto-heavy metal are notoriously picky about what films they license songs to and getting permission from them usually involves a personal screening, lots of begging and a very, very large fee. One of the holiday seasons biggest movies, American Hustle, made excellent use of the Zeppelin classic “Good Times, Bad Times” in its advance trailers though it is not featured in the movie itself and director David O. Russell has also used tracks of theirs in his highly acclaimed movies The Fighter and Silver Linings Playbook. The band can also lay claim to a couple movie soundtracks of their very own for the concert films The Song Remains The Same, filmed during their early ‘70s peak, and Celebration Day, which chronicled their legendary reunion show of 2007.  So as we wind on down the road, our shadows taller than our souls, let’s take a band we all know, and check out Led Zeppelin’s biggest movie moments of all time.