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Linkin Park
Essential Album: Hybrid theory The first in its genre, this band has changed the way rock music is followed the world over. Their ability to have a fusion of rap/hip hop and conventional rock totally rules.

Bryan Adams
Essential Album: Waking up the Neighbours This singer has had numerous successes for over three decades and still continues to rock even at the age of fifty. We salute Canada’s greatest export in music.

Essential Album: Gold Mix Hard Rock with over-the-top appearance and stage antics and you get the fathers of glitter-punk.

The Police
Essential Album: Every Breath You Take: The Classics The Police distinguished themselves by being able to be successful in the mainstream playing experimental rock.

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Essential Album: Deja Vu More than any other group of their time, they endeared themselves to a generation of youth with their lyric themes and an eclectic variety of musical styles.

Sex Pistols
Essential Album: Never Mind The Bollocks, Here’s The Sex Pistols Their short life as a rebellious and proudly controversial punk band was out of proportion to the huge influence they had on pop culture in England.

Essential Album: Very Best Of Yes In spite of more than the usual number of major personnel changes, this group has had a long and successful career.

Essential Album: Only The Beginning Formed in 1967, Chicago became one of the most successful orchestral rock groups and is still active four decades later.

Lynyrd Skynyrd
Essential Album: Skynyrd’s Innyrds Described by All Music Guide as “the definitive Southern Rock band,” they reunited ten years after the deaths of three original members in a 1977 plane crash, and still perform today.

Skid Row
Essential Album: Skid Row One of the best hard rock acts from the late eighties to the nineties Skid Row’s raw energy and Sebastian Bach’s screeching vocals made them a show stopper and a future hall of famer.

The Cranberries
Essential Album: No Need To Argue The group was one of the most successful rock acts of the 90’s and sold over 12.5 million albums in the United States alone.

Essential Album: Platinum Collection The band that put the glitter in Glitter Rock is second only to the Beatles in album sales in the UK.

Essential Album: Five Man Acoustical Jam Tesla’s music is often referred to as heavy metal, but is better described as hard rock with a bluesy feel. One of the most talented bands around.

Essential Album: Permanent Waves Rush is considered one of rock’s best live bands, in addition to cranking out 30 albums over 30 years.

Black Sabbath
Essential Album: We Sold Our Soul For Rock And Roll One of the long lasting and most successful groups is credited as the first Heavy Metal band. Ozzy’s breakthrough started with the band.

Deep Purple
Essential Album: Very Best Of Deep Purple They shuffled personnel and musical styles until they became one of the most successful bands on the concert and recording circuit.

Creedence Clearwater Revival
Essential Album: Chronicle At the height of the British Invasion, they were the leading American rock band.

Essential Album: Still loving you Scorpions are a heavy metal/hard rock band from Hanover, Germany which have survived the rigours of travelling and rock music for over forty years and has sold over 75 million albums worldwide.In this case we will let the statistics do the talking.
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August 08