Michigan-born guitarist and musician Jack White has widely been regarded as one of the best guitarists of all time. Although he’s had a successful solo career and his hand in a number of various bands, he’s best known as half of the duo, The White Stripes. White has collected a whopping 12 Grammys over his illustrious career.
He’s known for his wild energy on stage and the mastery of his craft. jack is also associated with his former wife, Meg White who was best known for her outrageous sense of dress. She would be seen wearing only black, white, and red.
Successful as both a solo artist and a ¼ of the group Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young, Neil Young carved out a name for himself amongst generations of music lovers. The Canadian/American Singer-Songwriter started his illustrious career in the 1960s and has since continued to crank out beloved hits.
The singer has received numerous Grammy awards over the years and has been twice inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Young is known for his weeping tune and his solo folkie characteristics and although he is already well in his 70s, he continues to play his music in concert and spread his words to the world.
The outrageously talented British alt-rock band hit popularity with their first single, “Creep,” released in 1992. The band achieved international recognition with the release of the album “OK Computer” in 1997. Radiohead has become a household name, with hits such as “Karma Police,” “Fake Plastic Trees,” and “15 Steps” known by fans and non-fans alike.
Their live shows are heavy on the lighting aspect and their expert musicianship. Radiohead has a different style in their music. Three of the five members play guitar and make a point of it when composing their lyrics. It was only later in their career that they decided to add more instruments to their song and give other sounds center stage.
Rage Against the Machine
Formed in 1991 in Los Angeles, California, Rage Against The Machine's (RATM) rock songs focus heavily on both their political and revolutionary views. Their self-titled album, released in 1992, was listed by Rolling Stone as number 368 in the list of ‘The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.’ Their live shows invoke the anarchy and politically fueled vibe their music expresses.
Rage Against the Machine was also about hip-hop and heavy metal, and their sometimes-hard-to-listen-to sound became one of the leading tunes in their music field. They were known to have "problematic music" as they never sparred in words against corporate America.
My Morning Jacket
With an experimental/psychedelic style, My Morning Jacket has amassed quite a following since the start of the band in 1998. The band has been known to give festival sets the length of two full studio albums. In 2008, the band took the stage and played a 21-song show (120 minutes), left the stage for an intermission, and returned for another 14 songs.
This is largely unheard of, with encores generally lasting for three or four songs at most. The vocalist Jim James, alongside Tom Blankenship, and Patrick Hallahan created what is known as psychedelic music which seemed to be controversial to some.