And Led Zeppelin. Even though that music was recorded in 1969 through 1979, it is still classic. Get that Led Zeppelin IV album, listen through, and then compare it to any Kingdumb malady. Physical Graffiti is another excellent album (a double album), and Kashmir is one song destined to become a classic hundreds of years from now (assuming the communists don't go around blowing them all up and slamming people into the gulags for just knowing about those songs).
Funny thing, the jokehovian witlesses were bashing the crap out of Led Zeppelin. Jimmy Page is supposedly a Satanist, and he is into the occult. But, religion is afraid that, upon listening carefully to Stairway to Heaven (yes, that is on the IV album), people are going to wonder if they should even be going to church at all. Hence, they are missing out on what is going to be a classic 500 years from now.
Other groups and acts that are hard rock/heavy metal that I enjoy are Pink Floyd, David Bowie, and Billy Idol. I recommend The Dark Side of the Moon--it wasn't the longest running album in the Top 200 on record for nothing. All the while the jokehovians are snoozing to Barbra Streisand (which I do NOT recommend--too lame, and the good tracks were really Diana Ross (Stoney End), Barry Gibb (Guilty), or Donna Summer (The Main Event and No More Tears), or damning their souls to Kingdumb maladies (even worse), I am enjoying Led Zeppelin and Billy Idol.
I also enjoy rap and funk. Michael Jackson is good soul/disco/funk music. Earth Wind & Fire is also good music, as are some of the classic rap songs. I do not listen for inspiration--just for entertainment. Hence, I can listen to Three-6 Mafia rapping about doing drugs, realizing it's their brains and their livers that they are ruining, not mine. Interestingly, Michael Jackson is another artist that the washtowel lambasted--I feel Off The Wall, Thriller, and Bad are among the top all-time recommended albums.