45 Years Ago: Billy Joel Goes Metal With Attila

Hard rock and metal were hot in 1970. Spurred by the groundbreaking success of Led Zeppelin the year before and the rise of gloomy upstarts Black Sabbath and a rejuvenated Deep Purple , it seemed like a bunch of heavy new bands were itching to be heard. The music was so hot at the dawn of the decade that artists everywhere wanted in on the action, even a struggling singer-songwriter from Long Island named Billy Joel , who swapped his classical piano for a Hammond B-3 organ and formed the short-lived proto-metal duo Attila with drummer John Small. The […]

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