Feb 2005 Tab - Hells Bells - AC/DC

Infomation About The Band:

Formed: 1973 in Australia

Years Active: 1974 through present.

Group's Main Members: Angus Young, Malcolm Young, Bon Scott, Brian Johnson, Cliff Williams, Phil Rudd, Chris Slade, Simon Wright, Mark Evans, Dave Evans, George Young

AC/DC was formed in December, 1973, in Australia, by guitarist Malcolm Young, whom had just left his last band, Velvet Underground. He saw first hand all the benefits that came with being a rock star, as his older brother, George Young, reach the big time as a member of the popular 1960s band, the Easybeats. He very much wanted to follow in George's footsteps. Malcolm also could see that his younger brother, Angus, was a very talented guitar player, even if he was only 15 years old, and picked him to be the new band's lead guitarist. Because Angus was still a school boy, his sister suggested that he should wear his school uniform on stage; so he did, and in time the look would become his trademark. AC/DC would go through many personnel changes that first year, but by the time they started to play steady gigs all around Australia, the main lineup consisted of lead singer Dave Evans, Rob Bailey on bass, Peter Clark on the drums, along with the two Young brothers. They recorded their first single in 1974 with "Can I Sit Next to You Girl"/"Rockin' In the Parlour". The song was produced by George, as he would also produce their future albums.

AC/DC would soon start recording their debut album, High Voltage, but before that, Clark and Bailey were let go. They hired their bus driver, Bon Scott, to replace Clark on the drums, but shortly after that, Dave Evans was kicked out of the band after he and the Young brothers got into a dispute one night before a show, which resulted in Evans refusing to take the stage. So Scott filled in for him and after that night, took over as the band's lead vocalist. They entered the studio shortly after that, and in just ten days recorded High Voltage. They still had no set drummer or bassist at the time, with Tony Kerrante filling in as the drummer, and George Young playing the bass parts for his brothers on the album. The album was released in Australia in February of 1975. At that time they added drummer Phil Rudd, and bassist Mark Evans. AC/DC was now becoming a bit famous in Australia, and this line-up would stay intact for the next three albums.

Infomation About The Song:

Album: Back In Black

Members who produced Back In Black

Angus Young - Lead Guitar
Brian Johnson - Lead Vocals
Malcolm Young- Rhythm Guitar
Phil Rudd - Drums
Cliff Williams - Bass

Tab Difficulty

Guitar - 8/10
Bass - 6/10

i'll try to write it down into a perfect sonnet or one foolish line
March 2005 Tab - Enter Sandman - Metallica

Infomation about the band:

Current Members:
Lars Ulrich - Drums
James Hetfield - Guitar and Vocals
Kirk Hammett - Guitar
Robert Trujillo - Bass

Past Members:
Cliff Burton - Bass 1981- 86
Dave Mustaine - Guitar 1981- 83
Jason Newsted - Bass 1986 - 2001

Major Releases:
Kill 'em All - 1983
Ride The Lightning - 1984
Master Of Puppets - 1986
And Justice For All - 1988
Metallica - 1991
Load - 1996
ReLoad - 1977
Garage Inc. - 1988
S & M - 1999
St. Anger - 2003

Infomation about the song:


S&M info:
One of a first thought Metallica did not want to put it on the set list because they wouldn't know how their fans would react, but they tried it and it came out pretty good.

The song live:
Enter Sandman was performed at the 1991 MTV Video Music Awards on September 5 in Universal City, CA, at the 1992 Grammy Awards on February 25th 1992 and at the Freddie Mercury Tribute concert, a concert for AIDS awareness on April 20th 1992. And the song has literally been played at every gig since August of 1991.

The video:
The music video for Enter Sandman was shot on July 3th 1991 and was directed by Wayne Isham, on an LA soundstage. There's a long and a short version of it available. The video premiered on July 30th 1991 on MTV.

The covers:
Apocalyptica, Fongus, Foo Fighters, Die Krupps, Motorhead, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Nirvana, Pat Boone and Phish covered Enter Sandman live. Apocalyptica released a cover of this song on their debut album. Dream Theater plays the main riff of Enter Sandman on their live album called Once In A Livetime at the end of the song Peruvian Skies.

The subject matter:
It is a nightmare lullaby which is dealing with the nature of nightmares and a child's fear of entering the dreamscape and being constantly watched by an old man, the sandman.

Tab Difficulty

Guitar - 7/10
Bass - 5/10

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