This web-page list people have played an important role in the evolution of rock music as musician, producer, sound engineer, mastering engieer, artwork artist, photographer or just by hanging around.
Jack Skinner is a well-known mastering engineer, working at "Sterling Sound, New York City". During the 1980's he has mastered many albums for Heavy Metal bands, some of them include: Metallica , Exciter , Savatage , Anthrax and many others.
Jacques Hustinx a Dutch musician, producer and co-founder of Rave-On Records. He produced bands like: Astaroth, Evil, H-Bomb, Mercyful Fate, etc.
Jairo Guedes (Lead Guitar) - played with Sepultura from 1985-1987. Jairo has also played in the bands: Guerrilha, The Mist, Overdose, Eminence, Metallica Cover Brazil, The Southern Blacklist.
Jan Němec Bocek
a German Sound Engineer and Producer who has engineered (during the 1980s) while working at the Horus Sound Studio Berlin, he has engineered and/or produced around three dozen of Heavy Metal albums.
1983 Rock Blooded, Rated X
1984 Night Of The Dog, Steeltower
1985 Love Attack, Wildcat
1985 The Slave, Black Tears
1985 Victory, Victory
1986 Heavy Metal (Demo), Mania
1986 Insanity, Pain
1986 Judas (Ep), Helloween
1986 Judas (Single), Helloween
1986 Stronger Than Ever, Digger
1986 War Games, Grave Digger
1987 I Won't Dance (Ep), Celtic Frost
1987 Into The Pandemonium, Celtic Frost
1987 Lost In The City, Domain
1987 Message / Deliverance, Mania
1988 Our Kingdom, Domain
1989 Bad To The Bone (Ep), Running Wild
1989 Death Or Glory, Running Wild
1989 No Mercy, Nighthawk
1989 Pilgrimage, Zed Yago
1990 Wild Animal (Ep), Running Wild
1991 Blazon Stone, Running Wild
1991 Little Big Horn (Ep), Running Wild
1991 The Best The Rest The Rare, Helloween (Deu)
1991 The First Years Of Piracy, Running Wild
Jan Němec Bocek a German Sound Engineer and Producer who has engineered (during the 1980s) while working at the Horus Sound Studio Berlin, he has engineered and/or produced around three dozen of Heavy Metal albums.
Janick Gers a British Guitarists, after his departure from "White Spirit" , Janick continues his musical career by playing in bands like Ian Gillan, Bruce Dickinson, and ultimately, Iron Maiden.
Jason Newsted (fullname: Jason Curtis Newsted ) - Bass, Vocals, Guitar, a founding member of the American Heavy Metal band "Flotsam and Jetsam" in which he was active from 1984 until 1986. In 1986 Jason Newsted joined the American Thrash Metal band "Metallica" in which he remained until 2001 after which he joined the band "Voivod".
A timeline showing in which bands "Jason Newsted" has been active during this musical career from 1982 until 2018.
1982 - Gangster
1982 - Paradox
1982-1983 - Dredlox
1983-1984 - Dogx
1984 - IR8
1984-1986 - Flotsam and Jetsam
1987-2001 - Metallica
1994-1995 - Sexoturica
2000-2002 - Echobrain
2002-2008 - Voivod
2003 - Ozzy Osbourne
2006-2007 - Rock Star Supernova
2012-2014 - Newsted
2016-Today - Would & Steal
Jean-Philippe "Bob" Dumont, (Drums) - founding member of the French Hard Rock/Heavy Metal band: Sortilège
Jeff Glixman a music producer, sound engineer and mastering engineer who has managed the NWOBHM band "Black Sabbath" and during the 1980s Glixman has produced albums for Gary Moore, Kansas, Magnum, Saxon and Yngwie J. Malmsteen.
Jeff Hanneman (real-name: Jeffrey John Hanneman) was born in Oakland, California in January 1964 and founding member of the American Thrash Metal band: Slayer. He performs with Slayer from 1981 until his death in 2013 due to health issues.
Jeff Waxman - Producer, Sound mixer, keyboards of the allbum "BlackLace - Unlaced"
Jimmy Page (Full-name: James Patrick Page) born 1940 in Heston, Middlesex is best known as guitarist with the British Rock bands "The Yardbirds" and "Led Zeppelin". After Led Zeppelin disbanded he joined Robert Plant and Jeff Beck to play in "The Honeydrippers" for a short while.
João Campos aliases Jean Pierre Camps, John Cyriis - has played in many bands using different aliases:
Joachim Peter Schnee, - Photography : "DESTRUCTION - Infernal Overkill"
John Camps, - see: João Campos (aka Jean Pierre Camps)
Joe Petagno is an American artist known principally for creating images used on rock album covers for bands such as Pink Floyd , Led Zeppelin , Nazareth , Sweet, Motörhead, Roy Harper, Marduk, Bal-Sagoth, Autopsy, Attick Demons, Illdisposed and Sodom .
Joe Petagno was born in Portland, Maine and left the United States in 1972. He worked with Hipgnosis before meeting Motörhead's Lemmy in 1975,
John Cyriis - see: João Campos (aka Jean Pierre Camps)
John Scarpati a professional photographer whose photography has appeared on hundreds of album and CD covers for bands and individual musicians. In the 1980s he has photographed Heavy Metal bands including: Rigor Mortis, Sound Barrier, Armored Saint, Ruthless, Rush, Wrathchild America, Eden, Bitch, Stryper, Black Sheeo, Rage, Trauma, Poison and many others..
His career in a nutshell Tygers of Pan Tang and John Sloman's Badlands (1980–1982) Thin Lizzy (1982–1983) Whitesnake (1984-1987) Blue Murder (1988–1994) Solo career (1994–present) Thin Lizzy reformed (1994–2009)
John Syriis, - see: João Campos (aka Jean Pierre Camps)
is founder of the Megaforce record company , is a record producer and discovered and promoted Metallica.
, a music producer and sound engineer from Belgium has produced and engineer various Heavy Metal bands in the 1980's. Bands he has worked with include: Crossfire, Killer, Dark Wizard, Speedway, Fisc, Axe Victims, E.F. Band, Together, Warhead, KAT, FN Guns.
Jon Zazula is founder of the Megaforce record company , is a record producer and discovered and promoted Metallica.
Jos Kloek , a music producer and sound engineer from Belgium has produced and engineer various Heavy Metal bands in the 1980's. Bands he has worked with include: Crossfire, Killer, Dark Wizard, Speedway, Fisc, Axe Victims, E.F. Band, Together, Warhead, KAT, FN Guns.
Juan Garcia, (Guitars) - Founding member of "Abattoir" band.