Sebastian Bach Discusses Rolling Stone's 'Top 10 Metal Bands Of All Time' Poll

Former Skid Row singer Sebastian Bach was featured on episode 405 of "Hoppus On Music", the Fuse TV talk show hosted by Mark Hoppus.

Sebastian Bach Discusses Rolling Stone's 'Top 10 Metal Bands Of All Time' Poll
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According to Blabbermouth.net, former Skid Row singer Sebastian Bach was featured on episode 405 of "Hoppus On Music", the Fuse TV talk show hosted by Blink-182 bassist/vocalist Mark Hoppus. Bach joined writer/comedian Geoff Garlock and stand-up comedian and television personality Sherrod Small on a panel to discuss Rolling Stone magazine's recently released online readers' poll of "The Top 10 Metal Bands Of All Time". You can now watch the segment below. "The Top 10 Metal Bands Of All Time", according to readers of Rolling Stone magazine: 01. Metallica 02. Dream Theater 03. Black Sabbath 04. Iron Maiden 05. Slayer 06. Megadeth 07. Judas Priest 08. Led Zeppelin 09. Pantera 10. Tool Regarding the No. 1 choice, Metallica, Rolling Stone writes, "Metallica fans love to complain. They complained when the band made a video for 'One' in 1989. They complained two years later when they scored a giant crossover hit with 'Enter Sandman'. They really went nuts a few years later when they cut their hair, put a photo of blood and semen on their album cover and recorded with Marianne Faithfull. They complained when the band waged war against Napster, and again in 2003 when they made the drums sound all crazy on 'St. Anger'. 2008's 'Death Magnetic' was supposed to be a return to form, but fans complained about Rick Rubin's ultra-compressed mix of the album. How does the band respond to that? They record an album with Lou Reed that most of their hardcore fans are guaranteed to hate. The band has always done exactly what they felt like doing, and it's no coincidence they still pack stadiums all over the world. They must have been doing something right all of these years."

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    SydBareass
    Battman1993 wrote: THIS LIST IS BULLSHIT MRTALLICA IS NOT #1
    Yeah, dude, Mr. Tallica sucks. He gave me an F on my final exam.
    Pagan_Poetry
    It's neat to see that he picked a lot of unknown bands that aren't usually on these lists.
    Audio-of-Being
    Am I the only person on this planet who doesn't consider Zep to be metal? They may have had influence on metal bands, but a metal influence is not akin to a metal band.
    LordRyur
    Eifler121 wrote: 1. or 2. Led Zeppelin 2. or 1. Black Sabbath 3. or 4.Tool 4. or 3. Iron Maiden 5. Early Metallica, strictly 6. Priest if they MUST be included.
    If they MUST be included? Why add that, OF COURSE one of the best Heavy Metal bands should be included when choosing "The Best Heavy Metal Bands", and they'd sure as hell be above Iron Maiden, Led Zeppelin, and Tool, all three of which are SEVERELY overrated, and only one of which is actually Metal, and good.
    sheriff_nein
    Pagan_Poetry wrote: It's neat to see that he picked a lot of unknown bands that aren't usually on these lists.
    i lol'd
    Eifler121
    SO is this like, the bands that are the best as far as being a metal band is concerned, or is this the best bands that can be considered heavy metal? If it's the latter, how the hell do you justify ANY of these bands being over Black Sabbath or Led Zeppelin? 1. or 2. Led Zeppelin 2. or 1. Black Sabbath 3. or 4.Tool 4. or 3. Iron Maiden 5. Early Metallica, strictly 6. Priest if they MUST be included. And if those can be considered Metal, than Soundgarden and Alice in Chains can certainly be included, probably amongst the Tool/Iron Maiden area.
    Glass Prisoner
    DT are my favourite band, and I love to see them get some respect because they totally deserve it. But in terms of overall influence, popularity and impact on the genre - words I associate with "greatness", in these polls - surely Maiden, Priest and Sabbath should be higher? Nice to see a Rolling Stone poll that isn't utter fecal leakage, though. In fact, all of these bands are awesome.
    Crim_Graveyard
    Why is Priest 7?! Dream Theatrer is overrated anyway. I'm not getting into the Metallica thing either.
    LordRyur
    Eifler121 wrote: Tool gets overrated by a lot of people on this website, but they're one of the few progressive bands that don't sound like they're trying too hard to be progressive. Judas Priest is very much on the brink of being a hair band. The only thing missing is the actual hair. They'd be the best of the hair bands; however, I find their music to be very cheesy and flamboyant nine times out of ten. Led Zeppelin is one of a few untouchable bands. Some of their later stuff wasn't that great, but few bands touch the diversity they displayed, and even fewer do it with such expertise. Their folk music was phenomenal, their riffs are second to only the Ozzy era Sabbath, and John Paul Jones is one of the most underrated musicians ever. He rarely gets acknowledged for his bass skills, and gets acknowledged for his skills as a multi-instrumentalist even less. Iron Maiden has some great stuff, but they have a lot of stuff that sounds exactly the same, and that Blaze guy was horrible.
    I'd hardly even call Tool progressive, and they aren't even a Metal band. Metal is cheesy. Have you ever even listened to it? Calling Judas Priest a hair band is like calling any Heavy Metal band a hair band. It's simply stupid. The only time they actually came close to being Hair Metal was the '80s, which is a load a poo-poo and is generally disregarded. But there's still their entire '70s, '90s, and 2000's discography that sheer numbers alone would blow away most bands, without even pointing out its some of the highest quality Metal ever, and Rob's voice is one of the best. Led Zeppelin wasn't even the best '70s Rock band, let alone one of the best Metal bands of all time. Blaze was not horrible. His vocals are good, the only reason the Blaze albums suck was because the band as a whole gave up and made shit music. Iron Maiden is a great band, but Judas Priest is still better.
    Eifler121
    LordRyur wrote: Eifler121 wrote: 1. or 2. Led Zeppelin 2. or 1. Black Sabbath 3. or 4.Tool 4. or 3. Iron Maiden 5. Early Metallica, strictly 6. Priest if they MUST be included. If they MUST be included? Why add that, OF COURSE one of the best Heavy Metal bands should be included when choosing "The Best Heavy Metal Bands", and they'd sure as hell be above Iron Maiden, Led Zeppelin, and Tool, all three of which are SEVERELY overrated, and only one of which is actually Metal, and good.
    I disagree completely. Tool gets overrated by a lot of people on this website, but they're one of the few progressive bands that don't sound like they're trying too hard to be progressive. Judas Priest is very much on the brink of being a hair band. The only thing missing is the actual hair. They'd be the best of the hair bands; however, I find their music to be very cheesy and flamboyant nine times out of ten. Led Zeppelin is one of a few untouchable bands. Some of their later stuff wasn't that great, but few bands touch the diversity they displayed, and even fewer do it with such expertise. Their folk music was phenomenal, their riffs are second to only the Ozzy era Sabbath, and John Paul Jones is one of the most underrated musicians ever. He rarely gets acknowledged for his bass skills, and gets acknowledged for his skills as a multi-instrumentalist even less. Iron Maiden has some great stuff, but they have a lot of stuff that sounds exactly the same, and that Blaze guy was horrible.
    Dime6String
    Dream Theater and Led Zepplin have NO business on this list! PERIOD! They are NOT Metal!!
    Maiden95
    "I would be scrounging to pick a Top 5 Heavy Metal list, but one of them I'd put on my list would be Dragonforce."....What a f**
    Eirien
    LordRyur wrote: Not even going to talk about all the glaring flaws in this list, and just say: any list that's supposed to be about the "Best Metal bands", or something similar, that has Pantera on it should be disregarded immediately, and the maker should be removed from his job, and never allowed to work with music again.
    Nice tantrum, I've never met any toddlers who have even heard of Pantera so kudos little one.
    Dardar1989
    Sorry, Zeppelin are not a metal band. They have influenced metal no more than blues rock, hard rock and folk rock, and rock in general.
    LordRyur
    Eirien wrote: LordRyur wrote: Not even going to talk about all the glaring flaws in this list, and just say: any list that's supposed to be about the "Best Metal bands", or something similar, that has Pantera on it should be disregarded immediately, and the maker should be removed from his job, and never allowed to work with music again. Nice tantrum, I've never met any toddlers who have even heard of Pantera so kudos little one.
    You're right. Pantera is for Junior High kids and nothing more. But hey, not my fault Pantera is generally considered one of the worst Metal bands ever by Metalheads who actually know more than 5 bands, and have a good chunk of knowledge on the genre. Again: Anyone who puts them on a "Best Metal Band of All Time!" list clearly doesn't know a thing about Metal.
    LordRyur
    Glass Prisoner wrote: But in terms of overall influence, popularity and impact on the genre - words I associate with "greatness", in these polls - surely Maiden, Priest and Sabbath should be higher?
    They're also missing Motorhead and Venom, two equally influential bands right up there with Sabbath and Priest, not to mention Venom's first three or four albums are some of the best Metal ever made, and not many can come close to Motorhead's first.. 5 albums. All five bands should be higher than Metallica, and definitely Dream Theater. I mean, you COULD get off saying "DREAM THEATER PIONEERED PROG METAL", but Fates Warning, Racer X, and other such acclaimed Prog Metal pioneers did it far, far, far better.
    Eirien
    Dream Theater coming second on lists like this is why they are such a joke. I'm a fan, and I would never be stupid enough to put them on a top ten metal bands list. What kind of idiots read Rolling Stone anyway?
    LordRyur
    Not even going to talk about all the glaring flaws in this list, and just say: any list that's supposed to be about the "Best Metal bands", or something similar, that has Pantera on it should be disregarded immediately, and the maker should be removed from his job, and never allowed to work with music again. And Metallica turning into a bunch of idiots shouldn't make them number 1, either.
    Eifler121
    LordRyur wrote: Eifler121 wrote: Tool gets overrated by a lot of people on this website, but they're one of the few progressive bands that don't sound like they're trying too hard to be progressive. Judas Priest is very much on the brink of being a hair band. The only thing missing is the actual hair. They'd be the best of the hair bands; however, I find their music to be very cheesy and flamboyant nine times out of ten. Led Zeppelin is one of a few untouchable bands. Some of their later stuff wasn't that great, but few bands touch the diversity they displayed, and even fewer do it with such expertise. Their folk music was phenomenal, their riffs are second to only the Ozzy era Sabbath, and John Paul Jones is one of the most underrated musicians ever. He rarely gets acknowledged for his bass skills, and gets acknowledged for his skills as a multi-instrumentalist even less. Iron Maiden has some great stuff, but they have a lot of stuff that sounds exactly the same, and that Blaze guy was horrible. I'd hardly even call Tool progressive, and they aren't even a Metal band. Metal is cheesy. Have you ever even listened to it? Calling Judas Priest a hair band is like calling any Heavy Metal band a hair band. It's simply stupid. The only time they actually came close to being Hair Metal was the '80s, which is a load a poo-poo and is generally disregarded. But there's still their entire '70s, '90s, and 2000's discography that sheer numbers alone would blow away most bands, without even pointing out its some of the highest quality Metal ever, and Rob's voice is one of the best. Led Zeppelin wasn't even the best '70s Rock band, let alone one of the best Metal bands of all time. Blaze was not horrible. His vocals are good, the only reason the Blaze albums suck was because the band as a whole gave up and made shit music. Iron Maiden is a great band, but Judas Priest is still better.
    How Judas Priest can be considered metal and Tool isn't, I have no idea. What would Tool be then? Saying Tool is not progressive is amongst the stupidest things I've ever heard. If they are anything, they are a progressive band. Black Sabbath and Pink Floyd are the only bands in the 70's that I could even see comparing to Zeppelin in greatness. Blaze's vocals are horrendous.