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THE AMBOY DUKES

THE AMBOY DUKES

THE AMBOY DUKES (1965–75). Bob Lenhert (vocals, replaced by John Drake, Rusty Day), Ron Medeiros (guitar, replaced by Ted Nugent), Gary Hicks (guitar, replaced by Steve Farmer), Dick Treat (bass, replaced by Bill White, Greg Arama), Gail Uptadale (drums, replaced by Dave Palmer), Rick Lober (keyboards, replaced by Andy Soloman). The Amboy Dukes were a psychedelic rock group from Detroit, Michigan, that pioneered a proto-metal and psychedelic combination. They are perhaps best known as being Read more [...]
ALICE COOPER

ALICE COOPER

ALICE COOPER (1968–PRESENT). Alice Cooper (vocals), Mike Bruce (guitar, later replaced by many others), Glen Buxton (later replaced by many others), Dennis Dunaway (bass, later Prakash John, followed by many others), Neal Smith (drums, later Penti Glan, and others). Alice Cooper started out as a hard rock band formed by high school friends in Phoenix, Arizona, under such names as The Earwigs, The Spiders, and The Nazz. A few years later, in 1969, using the Alice Cooper name, they settled Read more [...]
ALCATRAZZ

ALCATRAZZ

ALCATRAZZ (1982–87; 2007–PRESENT). Classic lineup: Graham Bonnet (vocals), Yngwie Malmsteen (guitar, 1982–83), Jimmy Waldo (keyboards), Gary Shea (bass), Jan Uvena (drums), Steve Vai (guitar, 1984–85), Danny Johnson (guitar, 1985–86). Alcatrazz is perhaps best remembered as the group that launched shredmeister Yngwie Malmsteen into international prominence. Formed in 1982, the band featured ex-Rainbow and Michael Schenker vocalist Graham Bonnet, bassist Gary Shea, and keyboardist Read more [...]
ACDC

AC/DC

AC/DC (1973–PRESENT). Malcolm Young (guitar), Angus Young (guitar), Bon Scott (vocals, 1974–79), Brian Johnson (vocals, 1979-present), Cliff Williams (bass), Phil Rudd (drums). One of the most influential hard rock bands of all time, AC/DC have built their reputation on a less-is-more approach, doing more with three (or four) chords than most groups could do with many more and influencing scores of imitators during their three-decade-plus reign. Unique among hard rock/heavy metal bands Read more [...]