Tag Archives: art rock

WISHBONE ASH

WISHBONE ASH

WISHBONE ASH (1969–PRESENT). Andy Powell (guitar/vocals), Ted Turner (guitar/vocals, replaced by Laurie Wisefield, Jamie Crompton, Phil Palmer), Martin Turner (bass/vocals, replaced by John Wetton, Trevor Bolder, Mervyn Spence, Andy Pyle, many others), Steve Upton (drums, replaced by Ray Weston, Mike Sturgis, others). Wishbone Ash are on the periphery of metal, along with bands such as Uria Heep who seemed to fall more in the art rock camp at times. The band started as a project of guitarists Read more [...]
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 [...]
QUEENSRŸCHE

QUEENSRŸCHE

QUEENSRŸCHE (1983–PRESENT). Classic lineup: Geoff Tate (vocals), Chris DeGarmo (guitar), Michael Wilton (guitar), Eddie Jackson (bass), Scott Rockenfield (drums). Unlike the many pop metal bands that served as their contemporaries, Seattle’s Queensrÿche drew their inspiration more from progressive European metal bands and art rock groups like Pink Floyd and Queen, developing their own unique sound during the 1980s. Hitting their stride with the albums Operation: Mindcrime and its followup, Read more [...]