A few weeks back I discovered the band, Alestorm and their brand of Pirate Metal. Another interesting band I discovered recently is Metalachi, they bill themselves as the first and only metal mariachi band.
One of my all time favorite bands is Pearl Jam. From the time I first heard "Jeremy", I have always enjoyed the band's music. Today in 1998 one of my favorite albums of Pearl Jam's, "Yield" was released.