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GWAR

GWAR

GWAR (1985-PRESENT). Oderus Urungos (vocals/guitar), numerous (guitar), too many (guitar), lots (bass), many more (drums). GWAR is perhaps the most ridiculous band in metal history, but then again they may just be the logical conclusion to the silliness that has marked much of metal since its origins. The band members dress in bizarre and vulgar costumes that resemble a Las Vegas show on acid and spew forth fluids and goo onstage while staging mock executions and occasionally playing actual music. The Read more [...]
GUNS N’ ROSES

GUNS N’ ROSES

GUNS N’ ROSES (1985–PRESENT). Axl Rose (vocals), Slash (guitar, replaced by Robin Finck, Buckethead, Robert Finck, sometimes together in later years, now Finck), Izzy Stradlin (guitar, replaced by Gilby Clarke, Paul Tobias, Richard Fortus, Ron Thal), Duff McKagan (bass, replaced by Tommy Stinson), Steven Adler (drums, replaced by Matt Sorum, Josh Freese, Bryan Mantia, Frank Ferrer, Dizzy Reed (keyboards since 1990), and Chris Pittman (keyboards, programming, since 1998). Guns N’ Roses Read more [...]
GRIM REAPER

GRIM REAPER

GRIM REAPER (1979–87). Steve Grimmett (vocals), Nick Bowcott (guitar), Dave Wanklin (bass), Mark Simon (drums). Part of the New Wave of British heavy metal, Grim Reaper had some of the talent but not quite the presence to be true contenders. Still, they did manage to put out a few albums that satisfied metal fans of the eighties. Coming together in 1979, the band placed a song on 1981’s Heavy Metal Heroes compilation, and then went on to win a battle of the bands competition, claiming Read more [...]
GREAT WHITE

GREAT WHITE

GREAT WHITE (1981–PRESENT). Jack Russell (vocals), Mark Kendall (guitar), Michael Lardie (keyboards/guitar), Tony Montana (bass), Audie Desbrow (drums). Most active during the height of the pop metal boom in Los Angeles in the midand late-1980s, Great White were in fact much more old school, tapping into the blues-infused tradition of classic rock bands like Bad Company, Mott the Hoople, and Led Zeppelin. Still, they fit in with the other bands of the era because of their solid musicianship, Read more [...]