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SHOTGUN MESSIAH

SHOTGUN MESSIAH

SHOTGUN MESSIAH (1988–93). Zinny J. San (vocals), Harry K. Cody (guitar), Tim Skold (bass), and Stixx Galore (drums). One of the most talented bands to come out of Sweden in the eighties, Shotgun Messiah took their shot in the days of hair metal and couldn’t quite get the break that they deserved. Originally from Sweden, the band began as glam rockers King Pin, releasing the album Welcome to Bob City. The album was a success, and the band, consisting vocalist Zinny J. San, guitarist Harry Read more [...]
TWISTED SISTER

TWISTED SISTER

TWISTED SISTER (1978–87; 2001–PRESENT). Dee Snider (vocals), Jay Jay French (guitar), Eddie Ojeda (guitar), Mark “The Animal” Mendoza (bass), A. J. Pero (drums). Inspired by the images of Kiss and the New York Dolls, New York City’ Twisted Sister made a big splash in the hair metal era with the smash single “We’re Not Gonna Take It.” Although other releases would not meet with the same level of success, the band would go on to a much-loved and entertaining entity for a number of Read more [...]
MÖTLEY CRÜE

MÖTLEY CRÜE

MÖTLEY CRÜE (1981–PRESENT). Vince Neil (1981–1992, 1997–present; lead vocals, replaced by John Corabai), Nikki Sixx (bass), Mick Mars (guitar), Tommy Lee (1981–99, 2004–present; drums, replaced by Randy Castillo, Samantha Maloney). Mötley Crüe are one of the most influential and popular metal bands of the eighties and nineties (if not in the history of American heavy metal), who also may be as well known for their off-the-road escapades with drugs, alcohol, flirtations with the law, 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 [...]