Monday, September 20, 2010

Hayley Nichole Williams Lead Vocal and Keyboard of Paramore




Hayley Nichole Williams (born December 27, 1988) is an American singer and songwriter. She is the lead vocalist and keyboardist[5] of Paramore.

Background information
Birth name Hayley Nichole Williams
Born December 27, 1988 (1988-12-27) (age 21) Meridian, Mississippi, U.S.
Genres Alternative rock, emo, pop punk
Occupations Musician, singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitar, keyboards, piano, drums
Years active 2004–present
Associated acts Paramore

n 2002, at the age of 13, Williams moved from her hometown, Meridian, Mississippi, to Franklin, Tennessee, where she met fellow band members Josh Farro and Zac Farro in school. Shortly after arriving, she began taking vocal lessons with Brett Manning. While still in school, she tried out for a local funk cover band called The Factory where she met Jeremy Davis. In 2005, John Janick, founder of record label Fueled by Ramen, signed a contract with them.[9]

In 2007, Williams appeared in the music video for "Kiss Me" by New Found Glory.

In the 2007 Kerrang! Readers' Poll she finished second to Evanescence's Amy Lee in the "Sexiest Female" category, going on to win the first place spot for "Sexiest Female" a year later in the 2008 poll, and again in the 2009 poll. She also appears as a playable character in the video game Guitar Hero World Tour.

Williams wrote and recorded the song "Teenagers", which was featured in the soundtrack for the film Jennifer's Body. After the release of "Teenagers", Williams stated that she had no plans to establish herself as a solo artist. In 2010, she appeared on the tracks "Airplanes" and "Airplanes (Part II)" from alternative rapper B.o.B's debut album, B.o.B Presents: The Adventures of Bobby Ray. "Airplanes", later released as a single, peaked within the top twenty in sixteen countries, including number one peak positions in the United Kingdom and New Zealand.

Source : wikipedia

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Dave Murray a member of Iron Maiden as a Guitar Player




David Michael "Dave" Murray is an English guitarist and songwriter best known as one of the original members of the heavy metal band Iron Maiden. He joined the band just two months after their inception in 1975. Murray developed an interest in rock music when he was 15 after hearing Voodoo Chile by Jimi Hendrix on the radio. From then on, everything changed. He got his first guitar and would practice along with records up to seven hours a day. He formed his first band, a trio called Stone Free which also included Adrian Smith (Guitar/Vocals) who later became a member of Iron Maiden. From there, Murray played with a number of different bands before meeting Steve Harris and joined Iron Maiden for the first time in 1976. He briefly left the band following an argument with then vocalist Dennis Wilcock. Murray again teamed with Adrian Smith in a band called Urchin. During this short tenure with the band, Murray recorded one single titled "She's A Roller". Following the single, Murray left Urchin and returned to Iron Maiden, replacing Terry Wapram. Wilcock left the band shortly after Murray's return. Murray's solo guitar style throughout his career has been mainly based on the legato technique. Examples of this can be heard in Iron Maiden songs such as "Phantom of the Opera", "Lightning Strikes Twice", through to their 2006 studio release A Matter of Life and Death.

Source : wikipedia

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