Top Ten Facts that Would Probably Surprise Rock/Metal Fans


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1Led Zeppelin Has Almost 25 Rip-Offs

Do you expect we are surprised by this when you write this everywhere.

Your facts are changeable So these are not facts

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2All Along the Watchtower by Jimi Hendrix is a Cover

Original: Bob Dylan (1967) I (and I think many other people) prefer Jimi Hendrix's version - somekindofaguy

3Glam/Alternative/Nu/Industrial Metal Genres Aren't Metal Genres

@RecklessGreed - I partly agree with you. I agree that everybody can listen to everything. But you have to agree with me that it's very annoying and misleading to see non-metal songs/bands/artists on metal lists, especially in the top 10. And this happens too often to be neglected. - Metal_Treasure

"Considered as Hard Rock, but actually Glam Metal" Remember you said Hard-Rock and Glam-Metal are different genres. You change your facts.

According to encyclopaedia metallum and the biggest metalheads, these genres aren't really metal genres. - somekindofaguy

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4Metal Music is Mostly Based on Classical Music

I confirm the author of this list asked me whether it's correct to say "Metal Music is Mostly Based on Classical Music" and I said "yes" because it's true - metal is rock music inspired by classical. He didn't steal anything because this isn't even my idea - many metal fans know that metal is closely related to classical. - Metal_Treasure

No. It isn't. It's based mostly on rock.

Stealing Metal_Treasure's ideas

Imagine, I did this list with the help and consent of Metal_Treasure... do you have any more complaints? - somekindofaguy

Yeah, even the death metal, too! - somekindofaguy

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5I Love Rock N Roll by Joan Jett is a CoverV1 Comment
6Robert Plant Doesn't Like Stairway to Heaven

Robert Plant didn't like the song because he had to sing in often - zxm

He once said about it: "that bloody wedding song" - somekindofaguy

7Black Sabbath's Paranoid, War Pigs and Sweet Leaf Aren't Metal Songs

"Psychedelic" means the effect of "revealing to the psyche," though such "revelation" is usually illusory. This is not limited to drugs. Frequencies of sound and rhythm (including percussion) can have distinct psychotropic effects, often as profound and no less transformative (and not necessarily in a good way) than dope. Much of metal has this effect, and is, therefore, psychedelic.

Why don't you explain just WHAT about "War Pigs" makes it "blues based." Compare its structure to some blues progression. Is it Chicago style? Memphis? East Texas? Delta? Like most metalheads, you really don't know what you're talking about.

Paranoid is a poppy song with a heavy riff, War Pigs is blues based, Sweet Leaf is psychedelic. Songs with pop/blues/psychedelic elements wouldn't be metal songs. - somekindofaguy

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8The First Guitar Song with Guitar Distortion is Goree Carter's Rock Awhile (1949)

Good grief. How many times can you be wrong? Les Paul was using tube distortion in 1940.

9Whiskey in the Jar by Thin Lizzy is a Cover

Original: irish traditional song - somekindofaguy

10Deep Purple's "Child in Time" Intro Has a Little Bit Resemblance for It's a Beautiful Day's "Bombay Calling" Intro Which Was Admitted by Jon Lord that He Used It.V1 Comment
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1. All Along the Watchtower by Jimi Hendrix is a Cover
2. Led Zeppelin Has Almost 25 Rip-Offs
3. Robert Plant Doesn't Like Stairway to Heaven
1. Led Zeppelin Has Almost 25 Rip-Offs
2. Metal Music is Mostly Based on Classical Music
3. Glam/Alternative/Nu/Industrial Metal Genres Aren't Metal Genres



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