The list author says: "I got to thinking about the sad state of music nowadays (the industry itself; the no talent, auto-tune, one off, money grabbing singles; hip-hop, etc) and thought to myself 'What music would you deem as essential to someone who wanted to know what rock was all about. Something that would give a firm foundation to todays youth. And this is the list I came up with in 5 minutes. It's greatest hits heavy, because it can be. Remember, it's about schooling the unschooled.
1. Visit melodicrock.com 2. Buy Classic Rock Magazine 3. Go to www.grooveshark.com and legally listen to most, if not all, of these artists for free and then spend your hard earned dollars wisely. 4. Visit wolfgangsvault.com to listen to some great concerts"
"Let's just go with the whole collection here. There's a reason they still get enough radio play today as they did back in the day. They defined heavy metal, brought blues to the masses, and expanded our horizons with there blending of mediterrean music into song structures."