Joe Leste (vocals) Kyle Stevens (guitar) Mark Knight (guitar) Kyle Kyle (bass) Tigg Ketler (drums)
Bang Tango was formed in Los Angeles. They were the first 80's metal band to incorporate funk into its sound before the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Faith No More made it acceptable to do so. They recorded Live Injection in 1987. Their major-label debut, Psycho Cafeé, was issued in 1989, and MTV'S Headbanger's Ball gave some air time to their single/video "Someone Like You," but the album failed to get the break it deserved.
Original Lineup Derek- Vocals Danny De La Rosa- Guitar Ron Freschi- Guitar Robb Reid-Bass Jamey Pacheco- Drums
Formed in 1986, Babylon A.D. Are from the Bay Area in California. They caught the attention of Arista Records president and industry music power house Clive Davis who signed them thanks to their three song demo and home made video. Their self-titled album was released in 1990 Nothing Sacred following two years later. In 1999 the band signed with Apocalypse Records and released American Blitzkrieg.
Original Line Up John Bush (vocals) David Pritchard (guitar) Phil Sandoval (guitar) Joey Vera (bass) Gonzo (drums)
Formed in 1980, Armored Saint specialized in an in your face type of metal that was compared to such British Heavy Metal acts as Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, and Saxon. The quintet issued a three-track self-titled EP on the Metal Blade label in 1983, before signing on with Chrysalis in 1983. The band continues to put out new albums.
Graham Bonnet- vocals Danny Johnson- guitars Gary Shea- bass Jimmy Waldo- keyboards Jan Uvena- drums
Alcatrazz was formed by lead singer Graham Bonnet. The band is most famous for introducing guitar gods Yngwie J. Malmsteen and Steve Vai to the world. After a brief stint in Richie Blackmores Rainbow. (He briefly was brought in to replace Ronnie James Dio) Richie Blackmore fired Bonnet. Down but not out he then formed Alcatrazz.
Asia formed in the early 1980s, They were a true supergroup Featuring members of such rock bands as King Crimson-John Wetton , Emerson, Lake & Palmer- Carl Palmer,Yes-Steve Howe and Geoff Downes from the Buggles. Their debut album Asia hit the top of the charts. Hit singles included, "Heat of the Moment." and "Only Time Will Tell".
Originating from the New York Metal scene, Anthrax blended punk, speed metal and rap and created their own unique sound. Songs like "I'm the man" showcased the band's sense of humor. Over the years Anthrax has changed lineups a few times, but the band continues to stay true to their fans. ANTHRAX WEB SITE
Myles Goodwyn guitarist/vocals David Henman guitar Jimmy Henman bass Ritchie Henman drums
April Wine formed in late 1969 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, but soon moved to Montreal. "Fast Train," their first hit,debuted in 1971 the same year as their self-titled debut album. Their have been many line up changes over the years. The band is still together APRIL WINE WEBSITE
Andrew began writing at age 17, W.K. was already recording his own material. He moved to New York a year later,and his friends passed his demo on to various labels, including Bulb. They released W.K.'s debut EP "Girls Own Juice" in 2000 and that fall Party Til You Puke EP. The buzz around W.K.'s mix of pop and metal got the attention of Island/Def Jam in the U.S. His first major label release was 2001's Party Hard EP and then the full length album "I get Wet"in late 2001.
Layne Staley vocals Jerry Cantrell guitar Mike Starr bass Sean Kinney drums
Layne Staley formed the initial version of the band during high school in the mid 1980's, He called the group Alice N Chains. Staley and Jerry Cantrell met in 1987. Columbia Records signed the group in 1989 Early in 1990, the label released the We Die Young EP which did very well. The Seattle grunge scene was at it's peek and the record company began marketing the band as a grunge act. They released their self titled debut and soon after Dirt. Which were all huge successes In April 2002, sadly, Layne Staley was found dead due to a lethal overdose of cocaine and heroin. Making a reuinon of the original Alice In Chains impossible. ALICE IN CHAINS LINK
Alice Cooper released their first album, Pretties for You, in 1969. The album was not a huge Success, and their second album failed to chart. For the next year, the group invented their unique stage show which became Alice Cooper's trademark. The U.K. Killer, released late in 1971, went gold album. Released in the summer of 1972, School's Out was Alice Cooper's breakthrough record, selling over a million copies. Alice and his band still tour to this day releasing new material.ALICE COOPER'S OFFICIAL SITE
Aldo Nova signed with CBS Records in the early 1980's. His 1982 debut album, Fantasy, featured two hit singles Foolin' Yourself and Fantasy. He has also produced such acts as Celine Dion and has collaberated with Jon Bon Jovi. ALDO NOVA LINK
Steven Tyler Vocals Joe Perry Guitar Tom Hamilton Bass Joey Cramer drums Brad Whitford Guitar
Aerosmith was formed in 1970 by Steven Tyler and Joe Perry after they met in NH. Steven was the original drummer. They relocated to Boston in late 1970.The group got their big break signing a record contract with Columbia in 1972. Aerosmith's self-titled debut album was released in 1973,featuring the song Dream On which would become a hit years later. After the band broke up due to internal struggle and problems with addiction They managed to create one of rock history's biggest comebacks. In the 80's they recorded "Walk this way" with RUN DMC and spawned the rock/rap genre. Their comback album Permanant Vacation helped bring the band back from the dead. They have been releasing albums ever since and continue to tour! AEROSMITH'S OFFICIAL SITE
original vocals Bon Scott died 1980 Brian Johnson, vocals Angus Young, guitar Cliff Williams, bass Malcolm Young, guitar Phil Rudd, drums
AC/DC OFFICIAL SITE Band Formed in 1973 in Australia by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young. The band's chauffeur, Bon Scott, became their lead vocalist when their singer, Dave Evans, would not go onstage. The group released two albums, High Voltage and TNT in their native Australia in 1974 and 1975. AC/DC suffered a great tradgedy when Bon Scott died on February 20, 1980. He died of an alcohol overdose. The band carried on as best they could. They hired a new singer Brian Johnson and recorded Back in Black, which would become their biggest album, selling over ten million copies in the U.S. They have released albums as currently as 2000.
Vocalist Udo Dirkschneider formed Accept in Solingen, Germany, in the early '70s, the band line up included guitarists Wolf Hoffman and Gerhard Wahl, bassist Peter Baltes, and drummer Frank Friedrich. They struggled for many years being told their music was too heavy and not marketable. They made a major breakthrough in 1982 with their album Restless and Wild. In 1985 Udo left Accept to pursue a solo project. He later rejoined the group, but it officially disbanded in 1996. ACCEPT WEBSITE