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Uriah Heep

URIAH HEEP

URIAH HEEP (1970–80, 1982–PRESENT). Trevor Bolder (bass/vocals, 1977– 1981; 1983–present), Mick Box (guitar/vocals, 1970–present), Russell Gilbrook (drums/vocals, 2007–present), Phil Lanzon (keyboards/ vocals, 1986–present), Bernie Shaw (lead vocals, 1986–present). “If this group makes it I’ll have to commit suicide. From the first note you know you don’t want to hear any more…”—Melissa Mills, Rolling Stone magazine, reviewing Uriah Heep’s debut album in 1970. Heavy Read more [...]
UPPER CRUST

UPPER CRUST

UPPER CRUST (1995–PRESENT). Lord Bendover (vocals/guitar), Duc D’istortion (guitar), Count Basie (bass), Jackie Kickassis (drums). Upper Crust dress like eighteenth-century French fops and play like AC/DC. The band, consisting of Lord Bendover (“perpetually at your service”) on guitar and vocals, Count Basie on bass and vocals, the Duc D’istortion on guitar and vocals, and Jackie Kickassis on drums, plays what could be a one-note joke superbly, with songs that celebrate the virtues of Read more [...]
UFO

UFO

UFO (1971–PRESENT). Classic lineup: Phil Mogg (vocals), Michael Schenker (guitar), Pete Way (bass), Andy Parker (drums), Paul Raymond (keyboards/guitar). While never a huge draw in the States, UFO reached legendary status in Europe and remain one of the more solid metal acts of the seventies still active in the new millennium. Debuting in 1971 with a “space rock” sound featuring extended song structures, UFO at first found little success in their native U.K., although they generated Read more [...]