Tag Archives: pop metal

Slaughter

SLAUGHTER

SLAUGHTER (1988–PRESENT). Mark Slaughter (vocals), Dana Strum (bass), Tim Kelly (guitar, 1988–98), Blas Elias (drums), Jeff Blando (guitar, 1999– present). Slaughter got their start in 1988 with a lineup of former Vinnie Vincent Invasion vocalist Mark Slaughter, bassist/talent scout Dana Strum (Strum was responsible for introducing Ozzy Osbourne to both Randy Rhoads and Jake E. Lee), guitarist Tim Kelly, and drummer Blas Elias. Hitting the pop metal wave with their 1990 debut Stick It to Read more [...]
SKID ROW

SKID ROW

SKID ROW (1989–PRESENT). Sebastian Bach (vocals, replaced by Sean McCabe, Johnny Solinger), Dave “the Snake” Sabo (guitar), Scotti Hill (guitar), Rachel Bolan (bass), Rob Affuso (drums). One of the more ubiquitous of the glam metal bans of the late eighties, Skid Row was as well known for singer Sebastian Bach’s in-your-face presence (he once foolishly wore a T-shirt that said “AIDS Kills Fags Dead” during an interview) as for their catchy pop metal. The band started strong with their Read more [...]
SHOTGUN MESSIAH

SHOTGUN MESSIAH

SHOTGUN MESSIAH (1988–93). Zinny J. San (vocals), Harry K. Cody (guitar), Tim Skold (bass), and Stixx Galore (drums). One of the most talented bands to come out of Sweden in the eighties, Shotgun Messiah took their shot in the days of hair metal and couldn’t quite get the break that they deserved. Originally from Sweden, the band began as glam rockers King Pin, releasing the album Welcome to Bob City. The album was a success, and the band, consisting vocalist Zinny J. San, guitarist Harry Read more [...]
TRIXTER

TRIXTER

TRIXTER (1989–95). Peter Loran (vocals), Steve Brown (guitar), P. J. Farley (bass), Mark “Gus” Scott (drums). New Jersey’s pop-metal rockers Trixter caught a lucky break when their selftitled debut hit in 1990. With videos for the songs “Surrender,” “One in a Million,” and “Give It to Me Good” getting heavy airplay on MTV, the album sold more than half a million copies. The band followed up their debut with 1992’s Hear! and a collection of covers (Undercovers) in 1994, but Read more [...]