Explaining Classic Rock Bands to Kids
These guys look like they should have hosted a Saturday morning kid's show. They wear tall boots, makeup, and the bassist guy with the long tongue spits blood and breathes fire. If you like Lady Gaga but you don't like all the girl-power junk, boy, will you like Kiss. It's like anime or something.
(See also: The New York Dolls, Twisted Sister)
If your grandpa was all fit and handsome and wore tight jeans and sang a lot about America, he would be Bruce Springsteen. I'm not sure why they call him The Boss, other than the fact that he has a huge band and yells at them to play louder all of the time.
(See also: Tom Petty, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Bob Seger)
What you will find great about Rush is that they make really complicated music with just three dudes. You would think seven guys were onstage. A bassist who plays like a lead guitarist, so they really have two lead guitarists, plus a drummer with a thousand-piece drum kit. If you get into them now, chances are you will never ever get out of them.
(See also: Dream Theater)