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 at least 3 dozen of heavy metal albums.


  BERNIE MARSDEN a British Rock and Blues Guitarist, known for his work with the "Whitesnake" band. Bernie Marsden's music career started in the early 1970's and has been active until today (2018). He has performed in many different bands , which include: UFO, Cozy Powell's Hammer, Babe Ruth, Paice Ashton Lord, Whitesnake, The Moody Marsden Band, The Snakes, The Company of Snakes.

Biff Byford - Vocals

  Biff Byford (real-name: Peter Rodney Byford) born in the year 1951 in Honley, West-Yorkshire in England. Lead singer in the bands “Son of a Bitch” from 1977 until 1978, followed by SAXON from 1977 until now.

Bill Metoyer 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 drummer with the British Heavy Metal "Black Sabbath" from 1969 until 2012 with several breaks inbetween during which he performed with bands like: Bill Ward (Band), Black Sabbath , Day of Errors, Max Havoc, Mythology, The Mezmerist, The Rest.

  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 is an experienced and well-known mastering engineer, he has mastered thousands of music records. He has been vice-president of Sterling Sound, vice-president and chief engineer at Masterdisk and in 1993 owned his own mastering

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") a famous British Rock and Heavy Metal singer, who has been lead vocals in bands like "Iron Maiden", Samson, Speed, Styx and other bands. During his career he has used different aliases like "Bruce Bruce" or "Bruce Dickinson". Here is a summary of his career.