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Vixen

VIXEN

VIXEN (1980–91, 1998 2001–PRESENT). Janet Gardner (vocals/guitar, replaced by Jenna Piccolo), Jan Kuehnemund (guitar), Liza Carbe (bass, replaced by Pia Maiocco, Share Pedersen, Lynne Louise Lowrey), Laurie Hedlund (drums, replaced by Roxy Petrucci, Kat Kraft). Vixen was one of the few all-female heavy metal bands that men appreciated not just for their looks but also for their prodigious chops, particularly guitarist Kuehnemund who formed the band back in 1980. Vixen played Los Angeles Read more [...]
White Lion

WHITE LION

WHITE LION (1984–91; 2004–PRESENT). Mike Tramp (vocals), Vito Bratta (guitar), James LoMenzo (bass), Greg d’Angelo (drums). New York’s White Lion came together in the late eighties, formed initially by Danish singer Mike Tramp and guitarist Vito Bratta, with drummer Greg D’Angelo and bassist James LoMenzo joining shortly thereafter. Releasing their first album on the independent Grand Slamm label in 1984, they soon inked a contract with Atlantic and released Pride in 1987. The album Read more [...]
Rainbow

RAINBOW

RAINBOW (1975–84). Classic lineup: Ritchie Blackmore (guitar), Ronnie James Dio (vocals), Jimmy Bain (bass), Cozy Powell (drums), Tony Carey (keyboards). Formed in 1975 by former Deep Purple guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, Rainbow was a vehicle that let him explore his musical ideas outside of the democratic confines of his former band. Along with main collaborator vocalist Ronnie James Dio from the band Elf—whose penchant for medieval and mythical imagery seemed to match his own—Blackmore Read more [...]
QUIET RIOT

QUIET RIOT

QUIET RIOT (1977–2007). Kevin DuBrow (vocals), Carlos Cavazo (guitar), Rudy Sarzo (bass), Frankie Banali (drums). Quiet Riot enjoyed a huge burst of success in the early eighties, with a chart-topping album, but their overnight success, which was a long time in coming, would fade sooner than they might have expected. The band had its roots in the late-seventies club scene and was the band that Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Randy Rhoads cut his teeth with. The band released a pair of records with Columbia Read more [...]