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STRYPER

STRYPER

STRYPER (1982–90; 2003–PRESENT). Michael Sweet (vocals), Oz Fox (guitar), Tim Gaines (bass, Brad Cobb for several records and tours, now Tracy Ferrie), Robert Sweet (drums). During the heyday of the Christian rock scene, most Christian rock bands stayed away from metal and its satanic influences and “rock and roll all night and party every day” ethos. Most bands however, did not have the prostelyzing power, or extreme bad taste in clothing, that the Christian band members in Stryper had. Read more [...]
TSOL

TSOL

TSOL (1979–PRESENT). Metal lineup: Joe Wood (vocals), Marshall Rohner (guitar), Mike Roche (bass), Mitch Green (drums). TSOL (True Sounds of Liberty) were one of the best and most violent of the Southern California hardcore bands of the early eighties. The original lineup featured vocalist Jack Grisham, bassist Mike Roche, guitarist Ron Emory, and drummer Mitch Todd Barnes. They played a successful balance of punk and what would eventually be called goth. The band was a success, but by the late Read more [...]
NEW YORK DOLLS

NEW YORK DOLLS

NEW YORK DOLLS (1971–77, 2004–PRESENT). David Johansen (vocals), John Gezale, aka Johnny Thunders (guitar), Rick Rivets (guitar, replaced by Syl Sylvain), Arthur “Killer” Kane (bass), Billy Murcia (drums, replaced after death by Jerry Nolan). New York Dolls were among the fathers of the punk and glam movements and their blues-based style and glitter/drag image went a long way to inspiring numerous bands musically, and in particular, the L.A. Sunset Strip scene. It would be difficult Read more [...]
NASHVILLE PUSSY

NASHVILLE PUSSY

NASHVILLE PUSSY (1996–PRESENT). Blaine Cartwright (vocals/guitar), Ruyter Suys (guitar), Corey Parks (bass, replaced by Karen Cuda), Jeremy Thompson (drums). Nashville Pussy is a Grammy-nominated band who ape both the best elements of Southern rock and Motorhead, along with a powerful stance on female sexual gratification. (The cover of their best record, Let Them Eat Pussy, shows two fans of the band pleasuring the female guitarist and bass player). The band is also known for its Read more [...]