Because the basics are so fundamental and important, I’ve been contemplating an alphabet book for the children of the born-to-rock baby-boomer generation. I’ve got the text worked out below. Now all I need is a graphic designer, a copyright expert, and a publisher.
Should be as simple as ABC.
A is for . . .
AC/DC, Aerosmith, and Alice in Chains;
Amon Amarth, Alter Bridge, and All That Remains
B is for . . .
Black Sabbath, Boston, and the Beatles;
Bon Jovi, Breaking Benjamin, and Baroness
Black Tide, Black Spiders, and Black Sunshine;
Black Water Rising, Black Veil Brides, and Black Stone Cherry;
Black Label Society, Black Country Communion, and the Black Crowes
C is for . . .
Cream, Creed, and Cinderella;
Coldspell, Cold, and Chickenfoot
D is for . . .
Deep Purple, Def Leppard, and Daughtry;
Dream Theater, Dragonforce, and Disturbed
E is for . . .
Evanesence, Everclear, and Evergrey;
Eden’s Curse, Europe, and Extreme
F is for . . .
Foreigner, Fleetwood Mac, and Frampton;
Framing Hanley, Fall Out Boy, and Foo Fighters
Firebird, Fireflight, Firehouse, Firewind, and FireWölfe
G is for . . .
Guns ‘n’ Roses, Great White, and Gotthard;
Good Charlotte, Goo Goo Dolls, and Gus G
H is for . . .
Hammerfall, Hendrix, and Hardline;
Houston, House of Lords, and Halford
I is for . . .
Iron Maiden, Impelliterri, Incubus, Iommi, and Insomnium
J is for . . .
Judas Priest, Jag Panzer, and Joan Jett;
Jay Jesse Johnson, Journey, and John 5
K is for . . .
Kid Rock, Kiss, and Killswitch Engage;
Kamelot, Khymera, and the Kinks
L is for . . .
Lynyrd Skynyrd, Loverboy, and Linkin Park;
Lacuna Coil, Lynch Mob, and the Letter Black
M is for . . .
Metallica, Megadeth, and Manowar;
Motörhead, Mastodon, and Mr. Big
N is for . . .
Nickelback, Nightwish, and Nirvana;
Night Ranger, Nelson, and Nevermore
O is for . . .
Ozzy Osbourne, Opeth, and Orianthi
P is for . . .
Poison, Pantera, and Pearl Jam;
Periphery, Petrucci, and Paul Gilbert
Q is for . . .
Queensrÿche, Queen, and Quiet Riot
R is for . . .
Rainbow, Rush, and Randy Rhoads;
Rhapsody, Redemption, and the Rolling Stones
Red Fang, Red Goodbye, and Red Line Chemistry;
Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
S is for . . .
Satriani, Saxon, and the Scorpions;
Soundgarden, Stryper, and Slash
T is for . . .
Thin Lizzy, Tesla, and Tokyo Blade;
Trivium, TNT, and Taddy Porter
U is for . . .
Uriah Heep, U.F.O., Unruly Child, U2, and Unearth
V is for . . .
Van Halen, Velvet Revolver, and Volbeat;
Van Zant, Vai, and Victory
W is for . . .
Whitesnake, Warrant, and Weezer;
Wolfmother, Winger, and the Who
X is for . . .
Xandria, Xorigin, and Symphony X
Y is for . . .
Yngwie Malmsteen, Yellowcard, and Yes
Z is for . . .
Zeppelin, Zakk Wylde, and ZZ Top