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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 [...]
ROB ZOMBIE

ROB ZOMBIE

ROB ZOMBIE (1966–PRESENT). Multi-talented Rob Zombie (Robert Cummings) might well be considered a heavy metal renaissance man, if that’s not too confining a way to put it. The one-time production assistant for Pee Wee’s Playhouse has experienced a multitude of successes over the past two decades, from overseeing the rise of White Zombie and his own solo musical career, to writing and directing two feature films, as well as directing music videos, designing album artwork, to designing a ride Read more [...]
JACKYL

JACKYL

JACKYL (1991–PRESENT). Jesse James Dupree (vocals), Jeff Worley (guitar), Jimmy Stiff (guitar), Tom Bettini (bass), Chris Worley (drums). Playing heavy rock in the early nineties, Georgia’s Jackyl were automatically categorized by the industry as hair metal, but their roots were more in the boogie rock that informed much of Southern rock, and they were in many ways misunderstood by many potential fans. Nonetheless, enough rock fans got the message to support the band as they released a 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 [...]