Tag Archives: heavy metal



DOKKEN (1982–PRESENT). Classic lineup: Don Dokken (vocals), George Lynch (guitar), Jeff Pilson (bass), Mick Brown (drums). One of the stalwarts of the hair metal scene of the 1980s, Dokken rose to prominence on the basis of strong songwriting and the presence of a bona fide guitar hero in guitarist George Lynch. With their rockers and power ballads, the band was a fixture on MTV in the eighties and enjoyed a string of best-selling albums through the decade. Rising from the L.A. metal scene, Read more [...]
Dave Drainman


DISTURBED (1996–PRESENT). Dave Drainman (vocals), Dan Donegan (guitar), Fuzz (bass), Mike Wengren (drums). Disturbed are a heavy metal band with a debt to early metal and mainstream thrash-like bands such as Pantera. The band started out in Chicago in the late nineties. Drainman’s unique vocal style helped gain them a huge following in the Midwest, eventually getting them signed in 2000 to the small Giant label, who released their first album, The Sickness. While the first album Read more [...]


DIO (1982–PRESENT). Ronnie James Dio (vocals), Vivian Campbell (guitar), Jimmy Bain (bass), Vinnie Appice (drums). Dio is the primary solo band for Ronnie James Dio, former lead singer of numerous classic heavy metal bands, including Black Sabbath, Elf, Rainbow and Heaven and Hell. Although Ronnie James Dio had been in the music industry sporadically for almost two decades, Dio had been primarily known as frontman in bands dominated by various strong guitar players who believed that the lead Read more [...]