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Are you a fan of the band Hed PE? If so then you might be interested in the musicians/bands that influenced them. There are several including the following:

Beastie Boys
The US hip-hop group is from NY and formed during 1981. The group has consisted of the same members for most of its career. The band was originally a hardcore punk band formed in 1978. The band became successful when it switched to hip-hop and released their first album “Licensed to Ill.” The group has sold 50 million albums worldwide and 2 6million in the US. It’s been the best-selling rap group since billboard started collecting sales data for albums in 1991. In 2012 the Beastie Boys became the third rap group inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Black Sabbath
The English rock band was formed in 1968 and the original banded members included Ozzy Osbourne. The group is often credited as pioneers of the genre of heavy metal. The group’s albums in the early 1970s helped to define the new genre. The band has also experienced many line-up changes throughout its history. It’s named after the movie “Black Sabbath.”

The band’s first show took place in August 1969. The band released its first single and album “Black Sabbath” in February 1970. The album received negative reviews but succeed commercially. Within time the band started receiving more positive reviews.

Bob Marley
Marley was a Jamaican singer, musician, and songwriter who became a global icon. He combined music styles including reggae, rocksteady, and ska. Marley started in 1963 with the music group The Wailers. He created a vocal/songwriting style that helped Marley become famous worldwide. Later the Wailers released some of the world’s first reggae records.

Marley started a solo career when the Wailers ended in 1974. He moved to England, which resulted in the 1977 album “Exodus.” This would launch a career that made Marley one of the all-time best-selling artists. He’s sold over 75 million records. In fact, “Exodus” remained on the British album charts for over one year. The album included singles including “Exodus,” “Jamming,” “Waiting in Vain,” and “One Love.” He then released the album titled “Kaya” in 1978. Marley’s compilation album “Legend” was released in 1984 and went on to become the all-time best-selling reggae LP.

HEM
This band is from New York City. The band’s sound has been described as folk, indie, roots, and Americana. The songs also bridge various types of music including 1800s parlor music, gospel, Appalachian folk, European art song, classical, and jazz. The band started in 1999 and has released six albums.
Led Zeppelin
The English rock band formed in 1968 in London. The band is credited as one of the bands that contributed to the formation of the heavy metal genre. However, the band’s style included various influences like blues, folk, and others.

Le Zeppelin wasn’t very popular with critics at first. However, it achieved big record sales with albums released from 1969 to 1979. The song “Stairway to Heaven” is one of the most popular rock music songs ever and helped the band to become popular.