Since the dawn of recorded history, we’ve been wired to fight - whether it was fighting for survival on the African savannah tens of thousands of years ago, or fighting with our siblings for the remote.
We’re captivated by stories of adversaries battling it out for supremacy.
Whether it was David and Goliath, Achilles and Hector, Michaelangelo and Leonardo Davinci, or even Larry Bird and Magic Johnson, the struggle for superiority is one we can all innately relate to.
And these battles have played themselves out many times in the world of music, leaving us not only with some great tunes for the ages, but also with some incredible stories. Each week on this show, we’ll deep dive into these stories and unpack battles between musicians that were sometimes fought with album and concert sales, words and fists, and other times, with bullets.
For over half a century, the boys next door otherwise known as The Beatles, have been duking it out with the bad boys of rock n roll, The Rolling Stones.
The intense rivalry between the east coast rapper, Notorious BIG and the west coast’s 2Pac Shakur was drawn to an abrupt and premature end bullet-induced end, resulting in inextricably linked murder cases that remain unsolved to this very day.
And in the world of heavy metal, it’s difficult to look past the ego, and drug-fueled bitterness that long drove a wedge between thrash metal icons Metallica and Megadeth.So tune up and plug in, as I take you inside these rivalries and more.
This... is the Battle of the Bands.