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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 [...]
Night Ranger

NIGHT RANGER

NIGHT RANGER (1982–PRESENT). Jack Blades (vocals/bass), Brad Gillis (guitar), Jeff Watson (guitar), Kelly Keagy (drums/vocals), Alan Fitzgerald (keyboards). With their breakout hit “Don’t Tell Me You Love Me” from their debut Dawn Patrol hitting the airwaves in 1982, Night Ranger quickly became one of the most popular rock bands of the era. The band combined the twin guitar attacks of ex-Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Brad Gillis and Jeff Watson—both of whom were masters of their instruments—with Read more [...]
FOGHAT

FOGHAT

FOGHAT (1972–PRESENT). Classic lineup: Dave Peverett (lead vocals, guitar), Rod Price (lead and slide guitar), Roger Earl (drums), Craig McGreggor (bass). While not a heavy metal band per se, Foghat’s massive success in the 1970s with their heavy yet accessible brand of boogie rock made them one of the most popular hard rock bands of the seventies, and their classic live album Foghat Live was an important precursor to the development of arena rock. Formed in 1972 in England by former Read more [...]
THE AMBOY DUKES

THE AMBOY DUKES

THE AMBOY DUKES (1965–75). Bob Lenhert (vocals, replaced by John Drake, Rusty Day), Ron Medeiros (guitar, replaced by Ted Nugent), Gary Hicks (guitar, replaced by Steve Farmer), Dick Treat (bass, replaced by Bill White, Greg Arama), Gail Uptadale (drums, replaced by Dave Palmer), Rick Lober (keyboards, replaced by Andy Soloman). The Amboy Dukes were a psychedelic rock group from Detroit, Michigan, that pioneered a proto-metal and psychedelic combination. They are perhaps best known as being Read more [...]