This web-page list people who 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.
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.
This list of albums engineered or produced by Jan Nemec
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.
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"
Jeffrey "Jeff" Young an American Guitar player born in 1962 Ann Arbor, Michigan. He started his musical career as a guitar teacher and replaced his student ( Jay Reynolds / Chris Poland ) in the American Thrash Metal band "Megadeth" , with whom he recorded the album "So Far, So Good... So What!."."
Jim Morris ( Sound Engineer, Producer ) is one of the three Morris's brothers ( Jim, Laurel and Tom Morris ) and worked as sound engineer at the "Morris Brothers" Sound Studios . During the 1980s Jim Morris has worked on the hard rock / heavy metal records for bands like Avatar, Nasty Savage, Crimson Glory and others...
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 "
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,
Note: Hipgnosis was an English art design group based in London that specialised in creating cover art for the albums of rock musicians and bands. Notable commissions included work for Pink Floyd, T. Rex, the Pretty Things, Black Sabbath, UFO, 10cc, Bad Company, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, Scorpions, Yes, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Def Leppard, Paul McCartney & Wings, the Alan Parsons Project, Genesis, Peter Gabriel, Electric Light Orchestra, the Police, Rainbow, Styx, Pezband, XTC and Al Stewart.
Joey Belladonna ( Lead Vocals, Drums ) is an American Singer from Oswego, New York and best known as lead singer in the American ( East-Coast ) Thrash Metal band Anthrax. Belladonna has been with Anthrax since 1984 with several long breaks in-between. Besides Anthrax he has also been singing for Belladonna ( Band ), Bible Black, Chief Big Way, Metal All Stars.
John Connelly - Vocals, Guitar. A former roadie of "Anthrax" and friends with "Dan Lilker". Connelly formed together with Lilker the New York Speed/Thrash Metal band "Nuclear Assault" in 1984.
John Camps, - see: João Campos (aka Jean Pierre Camps)
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..
John Sykes a British Guitarist who has played a major role in Heavy Metal / Hard Rock bands: "Badlands", "Tygers of Pan Tang". "Thin Lizzy", " Whitesnake ".
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)
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.