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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 [...]
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 [...]
Kiss

KISS

KISS (1973–PRESENT). Classic lineup: Paul Stanley (lead vocals/guitar), Gene Simmons (bass/vocals), Ace Frehley (guitar), Peter Criss (drums). One of the most commercially successful rock bands of all time, Kiss were pioneers in developing and exploiting the theatrical potential of heavy metal while simultaneously making it a safe form of mainstream entertainment, creating cartoon- like characters out of the band members and crafting simple and hook-filled party anthems that they delivered Read more [...]
FASTER PUSSYCAT

FASTER PUSSYCAT

FASTER PUSSYCAT (1987–PRESENT). Taime Downe (vocals), Greg Steele (guitar), Brent Muscat (guitar), Eric Stacy (bass), and Brett Bradshaw (drums). Taking their moniker from the similarly sleazy but fun Russ Meyer film Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!, this L.A. party band found some success, catching the last wave of the hair/pop metal scene in the late 1980s, before fading from the spotlight with the coming of grunge and alterative rock in the 1990s. Fronted by vocalist Taime Downe, the Read more [...]