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Spread Eagle

SPREAD EAGLE

SPREAD EAGLE (1989–94). Ray West (vocals), Paul DiBartolo (guitar), Rob De Luca (bass), Tommi Gallo (drums). Featuring a down and dirty streetwise image that was akin to an east coast version of Guns N’ Roses, New York City’s Spread Eagle should have had a chance to rival that band in some of its popularity, but coming late in the game they never quite had the chance to show what they were capable of. Releasing their stellar self-titled debut in 1990, the band stood out with a gritty Read more [...]
Warrant

WARRANT

WARRANT (1989–PRESENT). Jani Lane (vocals), Erik Turner (guitar), Joey Allen (guitar), Jerry Dixon (bass), Steven Sweet (drums). One of the last pop metal bands of the eighties to hit it big before the emergence of grunge and alternative rock put an end to the scene, Warrant emerged from same Sunset Strip rock scene that Guns N’ Roses and Poison came from. After making a local splash with their derivative yet tuneful metal, the band signed with Columbia Records, releasing their debut, Dirty 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 [...]
GREAT WHITE

GREAT WHITE

GREAT WHITE (1981–PRESENT). Jack Russell (vocals), Mark Kendall (guitar), Michael Lardie (keyboards/guitar), Tony Montana (bass), Audie Desbrow (drums). Most active during the height of the pop metal boom in Los Angeles in the midand late-1980s, Great White were in fact much more old school, tapping into the blues-infused tradition of classic rock bands like Bad Company, Mott the Hoople, and Led Zeppelin. Still, they fit in with the other bands of the era because of their solid musicianship, Read more [...]