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JOE SATRIANI

JOE SATRIANI

JOE SATRIANI (1956–PRESENT). Among the key metal guitar heroes and virtuosos who usually shun playing with egotistical frontmen, Satriani is a rare example of a guitar innovator of the eighties and nineties who still maintains his relevance to the present day. Satriani started as a sideman, playing with Mick Jagger and Deep Purple before starting off on his own, and quickly became a solo artist, specializing in dynamic and fluid solos that are more artistic than merely musical wanking. Most of Read more [...]
SAIGON KICK

SAIGON KICK

SAIGON KICK (1988–97). Matt Kramer (vocals), Jason Bieler (guitar/vocals), Tom Defile (bass), Phil Varone (drums). Initially a hard rock outfit out of Miami, Saigon Kick was formed in 1988 by lead vocalist Matt Kramer, guitarist Jason Bieler, bassist Tom Defile, and drummer Phil Varone. The band signed with Atlantic subsidiary Third Stone Records in 1990 after gigging around the southeast and released their self-titled first album that same year. A breakthrough of sorts occurred in 1992 Read more [...]
WISHBONE ASH

WISHBONE ASH

WISHBONE ASH (1969–PRESENT). Andy Powell (guitar/vocals), Ted Turner (guitar/vocals, replaced by Laurie Wisefield, Jamie Crompton, Phil Palmer), Martin Turner (bass/vocals, replaced by John Wetton, Trevor Bolder, Mervyn Spence, Andy Pyle, many others), Steve Upton (drums, replaced by Ray Weston, Mike Sturgis, others). Wishbone Ash are on the periphery of metal, along with bands such as Uria Heep who seemed to fall more in the art rock camp at times. The band started as a project of guitarists Read more [...]
TED NUGENT

TED NUGENT

TED NUGENT (1948–PRESENT; PERFORMING 1967–PRESENT). Ted Nugent is a quintessentially American guitar hero, one part gunslinger, one part carnival barker, always courting controversy and enjoying turning up his nose at convention (including having eschewed drugs and alcohol), even if he has in recent years gotten more attention for his politically conservative views. After starting his career with the psychedelic outfit the Amboy Dukes, Nugent hit the road as a solo act in 1975 where he found Read more [...]