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Steve Stevens

STEVE STEVENS

STEVE STEVENS (1959–PRESENT). While a guitarist of many talents, including progressive rock and flamenco, Steve Stevens is without a doubt best known as Billy Idol’s stage and studio foil, where, armed with a Les Paul and a glam rock image borrowed from equal parts Johnny Thunders and Siouxsie Sioux, he has infused the best of the veteran punk rocker’s material with a hard rock edge that helped the two crossover into mainstream success in the 1980s and has continued to drive their career into Read more [...]
SIR LORD BALTIMORE

SIR LORD BALTIMORE

SIR LORD BALTIMORE (1970–73, 2006–PRESENT). Louis Dambra (guitar), Gary Justin (bass), John Garner (drums/vocals). Sir Lord Baltimore were and are now a Brooklyn-based power trio and wellknown as an early version of metal in the late sixties and early seventies. Louis Dambra on guitar and Gary Justin on bass saw an ad in The Village Voice looking for “heavy band to record album.” The story is that the band was named after a minor character in the film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Read more [...]
TESLA

TESLA

TESLA (1985–96; 2000–PRESENT). Jeff Keith (vocals), Frank Hannon (guitar), Tommy Skeoch (guitar), Brian Wheat (bass), Troy Luccketta (drums). With a straight-ahead rock style that owed as much to seventies-era hard rock as it did to the pop metal/hair metal that they found themselves in, Tesla purveyed a no-frills brand of melodic hard rock that won them a significant following durin the group’s late eighties and early nineties heyday. Coming together in 1985 in Sacramento, California, Read more [...]
VANDENBERG

VANDENBERG

VANDENBERG (1982–86). Adrian Vandenberg (guitar), Bert Heerink (vocals), Dick Kemper (bass), Joe Zoomer (drums). Best known as the vehicle that first gave future Whitesnake guitarist Adrian Vandenberg his start, Dutch hard rockers Vandenberg purveyed a somewhat bland yet sometimes catchy melodic rock that gave them a substantial European following, yet failed to break big in the States. While “Friday Night,” the lead single from the band’s 1983 sophomore album Heading for a Storm, Read more [...]