People in Rock music with their first name starting with the letter "B"

This web-page list people have played an important role in the evolution of rock music as musician, producer, sound engineer, mastering engineer, artwork artist, photographer or just by hanging around.

  Bernie Grundman - Mastering Engineer from Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA and has been very successful. Between 1982 and 1990 he has been mastering several dozen of heavy metal albums. He has worked with many famous musicians and has been credited on a number of hit albums. Grundman is known for his expertise in the mastering process, and his studio is considered to be one of the best in the industry. He has won several Grammy Awards for his work and is highly regarded in the music industry.


  BERNIE MARSDEN a British musician, songwriter, and producer who is best known for his work as the guitarist for the legendary hard rock band, Whitesnake. He was born on May 7, 1951, in Buckinghamshire, England.

Marsden began his music career in the late 1960s and early 1970s as a member of various bands, including "Skinny Cat" and UFO. In 1978, he joined Whitesnake, which was led by David Coverdale at the time. During his time with the band, Marsden co-wrote some of their most famous songs, including "Here I Go Again" and "Fool for Your Loving."

After leaving Whitesnake in the mid-1980s, Marsden continued to work as a session musician and producer. He also released several solo albums, including "And About Time Too" and "Look at Me Now."

Throughout his career, Marsden has been recognized as one of the most talented guitarists in the hard rock genre. He has been praised for his technical skill, his ability to write catchy and memorable riffs, and his contributions to the development of the hard rock sound in the 1980s.

Biff Byford - Vocals

  Biff Byford (real-name: Peter Rodney Byford) born in the year 1951 in Skelmanthorpe, Win England. Lead singer in the bands “Son of a Bitch” from 1977 until 1978, followed by being lead-singer in the SAXON band

 Byford formed Saxon in 1977 and has been a constant member of the band ever since. Over the years, Saxon has become one of the most influential bands in the New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement, and Byford's powerful voice and charismatic stage presence have been a key part of their success.

In addition to his work with Saxon, Byford has also worked on various solo projects and collaborated with other musicians. He has been widely recognized for his contributions to the heavy metal genre, and has been referred to as one of the most influential heavy metal singers of all time.

Byford is known for his unique vocal style, which features a blend of powerful and melodic singing, and his distinctive stage presence and energy have made him a popular figure among heavy metal fans around the world.

Bill Metoyer a well-known American music producer and sound engineer who has worked in the heavy metal genre. He has produced and engineered albums for a number of notable heavy metal bands, including Slayer, Armored Saint, and Cryptic Slaughter.

 Metoyer is known for his expertise in capturing the raw energy and intensity of heavy metal music, and for his ability to bring out the best in the bands he works with. His work has helped to define the sound of heavy metal and has had a significant impact on the genre.

 In addition to his production and engineering work, Metoyer has also been involved in other aspects of the music industry, including music education and artist development. He is highly regarded by musicians and fans alike for his contributions to the heavy metal genre, and continues to be an influential figure in the world of heavy metal music.during the 1980s he was Vice-President and in-house sound-engineer of Metal Blade Records. As such he has produced and taken care of the sound of many Heavy Metal bands. Most notable: Flotsam and Jetsam, Fates Warning, Helstar, Savage Grace, Tyrant, Slayer, Trouble, Sacred Reich, Armored Saint, Atrophy, Abattoir, Bitch, D.R.I, Dark Angel, Cryptic Slaughter, Lääz Rockit, Morbid Angel, Omen, Lizzy Borden, Mentors and many others.

  Bill Ward (Full-name: William Thomas Ward) an English drummer and percussionist, best known as a founding member of the heavy metal band Black Sabbath. He played with Black Sabbath from their formation in 1969 until 1980 and again from 1983 to 1985 and from 1990 to 1992. He has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Black Sabbath.

  Ward was born in Birmingham, England in 1948, and began playing drums at a young age. In 1969, he co-founded Black Sabbath with guitarist Tony Iommi, bassist Geezer Butler, and singer Ozzy Osbourne. Over the course of their career, Black Sabbath released numerous hit albums and became one of the biggest and most influential heavy metal bands of all time.

  Ward's drumming is characterized by its power, precision, and versatility, and he is widely recognized as one of the greatest drummers in the history of heavy metal. He is known for his innovative use of syncopation, his ability to create complex rhythms, and his use of unconventional drumming techniques, such as using drumsticks and bare hands.

  In addition to his work with Black Sabbath, Ward has also collaborated with numerous other artists, including Vinny Appice, Max Cavalera, and Chris Slade. He has been awarded numerous accolades for his contributions to the genre, and his contributions to heavy metal and rock music continue to be celebrated and recognized by fans and industry professionals alike.

  Bob Broglia a British sound engineer who has (during the 1980s) been responsible for recording the sound of Heavy Metal for bands like: Baron Rojo, Panzer, Samson, White Spirit.

  Bob Daisley is a Bass guitar player from Sydney, Australia and has a very long career as musicians in bands like "Black Sabbath" , "Ozzy Osbourne" , "Rainbow" , "Yngwie J. Malmsteen", "Gary Moore (Band)", "Uriah Heep" and many other bands.

  Bob Defrin - As director, graphic designer and head of art for Atlantic records, Bob Defrin has been responsible for the album covers of many Heavy Metal bands during the 1980s.

  The list of Hard Rock or Heavy Metal albums he produced between 1980-1990 is here

1978 If You Want Blood You've Got It, Ac/Dc
1978 Powerage, Ac/Dc
1982 Records, Foreigner
1983 Shout At The Devil , Motley Crue ,
1983 Siogo, Blackfoot
1984 Stay Hungry, Twisted Sister ,
1984 Tooth And Nail, Dokken ,
1985 Power Of The Night, Savatage ,
1985 Stay Hard, Raven (Gbr,Usa)
1986 Fight For The Rock, Savatage ,
1986 The Dark, Metal Church ,
1987 Fighting The World, Manowar ,
1987 Frehley's Comet - Frehley's Comet
1987 Hall Of The Mountain King, Savatage ,
1987 License To Kill, Malice ,
1987 Life's A Bitch, Raven (Gbr,Usa)
1987 Love Is For Suckers, Twisted Sister ,
1989 Climbin' The Walls, Wrathchild America ,
1989 Practice What You Preach, Testament ,
1989 Race Against Time, Banshee
1989 Skid Row (Self-Titled), Skid Row
1990 Oppressing The Masses, Vio-Lence ,
1990 Souls Of Black, Testament ,
1990 Vicious Rumors (Self-Titled). Vicious Rumors (Band)
1991 Horrorscope, Overkill ,
1991 Slave To The Grind, Skid Row
1991 Streets: A Rock Opera, Savatage ,

  Bob Ludwig Bob Ludwig is an American mastering engineer and record producer. He is widely regarded as one of the best mastering engineers in the music industry, and has worked with a diverse range of artists across various genres, including classical, rock, pop, and jazz.

Ludwig has been active in the music industry since the 1970s and has worked on numerous critically acclaimed and commercially successful albums, including records by Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, and many others. He has also been recognized for his contributions to the industry and has won several Grammy Awards for his work.

Throughout his career, Ludwig has been known for his technical expertise, attention to detail, and his ability to bring out the best in recordings. He has also been a strong advocate for the preservation of audio quality and has worked to promote the use of high-quality analog and digital technologies in the recording and mastering process.

Overall, Bob Ludwig is a highly respected and accomplished mastering engineer who has made a significant impact on the music industry through his work with many of the biggest and most influential artists of our time.

Bob Miles was drummer in Babyface (1973-1979) and Axe (1979-1983).

Bob Reich (Manager) of the all-female band "BlackLace" for their album "Unlaced"

  Bob Rock a music producer and sound engineer from Winipeg, Canada who has worked with several major heavy metal bands including: Aerosmith , Krokus , Metallica, Motley Crue , and many others.

  Bobby Barth is an American singer, guitarist, music producer and started his musical career in the band "Wakefield". Around 1973 Barth left "Wakefield" and founded the band called "Babyface". Babyface evolved over the year from Babyface, into Alien and finally Axe. Starting as a studio musican and guest musican he performed with the band "Blackfoot" during 1984-1985.

  Brian Slagel is the founder and CEO of Metal Blade Records. Slagel is known for giving Metallica their first break in 1982, with an appearance on Metal Massacre, a compilation album on Metal Blade, and has since released seminal albums by Slayer, Mercyful Fate, Cannibal Corpse, Fates Warning, Amon Amarth and The Black Dahlia Murder, among others. Use this link to access a list of heavy metal albums produced by Brian Slagel during the 1980s

1982 Damnation Alley (EP), Bitch (USA)
1982 Flight of the Demon (EP), Demon Flight
1983 Be My Slave, Bitch (USA)
1983 Life: Live (Live album), Thin Lizzy
1983 Show No Mercy, SLAYER
1983 The Dominatress (EP), Savage Grace
1984 Assassin (Single), Trouble (USA)
1984 Battle Cry, OMEN (USA)
1984 Day of the Saxons (EP), Witchkiller
1984 Fist Held High, Thrust
1984 Give 'Em the Axe (EP), Lizzy Borden
1984 Haunting the Chapel (EP), Slayer
1984 Haunting the Chapel (LP), Slayer
1984 King of the Dead, Cirith Ungol
1984 Night on Bröcken, Fates Warning (USA)
1984 Trouble (USA), Trouble (USA)
1984 War and Pain, Voivod
1985 Animosity, Corrosion of Conformity (USA)
1985 Hell Awaits, Slayer
1985 Love You to Pieces, Lizzy Borden
1985 Tales of Terror, Hallows Eve (USA)
1985 The Murderess Metal Road Show, Lizzy Borden
1985 The Skull, Trouble
1985 The Spectre Within, Fates Warning
1985 Warning of Danger, Omen
1985 You Axed for It!, Mentor
1986 Awaken the Guardian, Fates Warning
1986 Death & Insanity, Hallows Eve (USA)
1986 Depths of Death, Sentinel Beast
1986 Doomsday for the Deceiver, Flotsam and Jetsam
1986 Menace to Society, Lizzy Borden
1986 One Foot in Hell, Cirith Ungol
1986 Speed of Light, Sound Barrier (USA)
1986 The Curse, Omen
1986 This Island Earth, Dr Know
1986 Up the Dose, Mentor
1987 Do Or Die, Viking
1987 Fire in the Rain, Masi
1987 Flotzilla (Single), Flotsam and Jetsam (USA)
1987 Ignorance, SACRED REICH (USA)
1987 Nightmares (EP), Omen
1987 Nightmares, OMEN (USA)
1989 A Rose by Any Other Name (EP), Bitch (USA)
1989 Man of Straw, Viking
1989 Master of Disguise, Lizzy Borden
1989 Perfect Symmetry, Fates Warning
1989 Princess Pang - Princess Pang
1989 The Best of Omen: Teeth of the Hydra, Omen
1991 Parallels, Fates Warning (USA)

Brigitte Dumont, - Album cover design Sortilege's debut album

Bruce Buchhalter is an American Sound and Mixing engineer, who has worked on the albums for the Heavy Metal bands: Hades, Iron Maiden and Keel.

  Bruce Dickinson (real-name: Paul Bruce Dickinson) an English singer, songwriter, and musician, best known as the lead vocalist for the heavy metal band Iron Maiden. He was born on 7 August 1958, in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England. He first rose to prominence as the lead singer of Iron Maiden in 1981, and was with the band for over a decade, contributing to many of their most popular and critically acclaimed albums, including "The Number of the Beast," "Powerslave," and "Fear of the Dark."

 In addition to his work with Iron Maiden, Dickinson has also pursued a successful solo career, releasing several critically acclaimed albums and performing in a variety of styles, including heavy metal, hard rock, and classical music. He has been praised for his powerful and distinctive voice, as well as his versatility as a singer, songwriter, and performer.

 Some of the other bands he has performed in are: Samson from 1977 to 1981, Speed late 1970s, Shots in the Dark early 1980, and solo recordings.

 Aside from his musical career, Dickinson is also known for his entrepreneurial ventures and his interests in a variety of other pursuits. He is a licensed pilot, and has flown a number of historic aircraft, including the Spitfire, a World War II fighter plane. He is also an author and public speaker, and has been involved in various humanitarian and environmental causes over the years.

 Overall, Bruce Dickinson is widely regarded as one of the most influential and talented musicians of his generation, and his impact on the world of heavy metal music will continue to be felt for many years to come. Here is a summary of his career.