Blue Öyster Cult
American rock band formed on Long Island in Stony Brook, New York, in 1967. Despite the band's impassioned intent to keep astray from the pop world, they are still widely known for their hit singles " The Reaper", "Burnin' for You", and "Godzilla", the band has sold 25 million records worldwide, including 7 million in the United States. The band's innovative fusion of hard rock with psychedelia, World War II, the occult, fantastical story-telling, and intentionally tongue-in-cheek lyrics had a major influence on heavy metal music. Despite, or perhaps due to, their motive to avoid the banality and entrapments of commercial success, the band has developed a cult following and their most popular songs remain classic rock radio staples.