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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 [...]
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 [...]


CINDERELLA (1983–PRESENT). Tom Keifer (vocals/guitar), Eric Brittingham (bass), Jeff LaBar (guitar), Fred Coury (drums). An early winner in the hair metal sweepstakes of the 1980s, Cinderella did well, with a series of best-selling albums and MTV videos but should have had a more successful career due to their solid blues-rock roots and general songwriting talents of lead vocalist/guitarist Tom Keifer. With a style that combined the bluesy swagger of Humble Pie and AC/DC with a more pop-oriented Read more [...]