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TRIUMPH (1975–93; 2007–PRESENT). Rik Emmett (guitar/vocals), Mike Levine (bass), Gil Moore (drums/vocals). While the Canadian power trio Triumph were often compared to their fellow Canadians Rush, due to their three-person format and high-pitched vocal range that singer-guitarist Rik Emmett and Rush’s Geddy Lee shared, Triumph was a much more mainstream hard rock/metal band with far fewer prog-rock tendencies. Their melodic songwriting helped them to become one of the few Canadian hard rock Read more [...]


POISON (1986–PRESENT). Brett Michaels (lead vocals), C. C. Deville (guitar), Bobby Dall (bass), Rikki Rocket (drums). Not unlike Kiss, one of their influences, Poison, is a quintessentially American band, who, with a modicum of talent and huge amount of determination rose to the top of the rock heap in the 1980s with a series of solid albums of hook-filled, feel-good rock tunes. Poison formed in Los Angeles in 1984 when Michaels, Rocket, and Dall, (all recently relocated from Harrisburg, Read more [...]