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THIN LIZZY (1969–84, 1996–2001, 2004–PRESENT). Phil Lynott (vocals/ bass, now John Sykes on vocals), Eric Bell (guitar, replaced by Gary Moore, Brian Robertson, then Moore again, Snowy White, John Sykes), Scott Gorham (guitar), Brian Downey (drums). Thin Lizzy were an earth-shaking legendary band led by bassist and vocalist Phil Lynott and one of the few Irish heavy metal bands to chart and make it big. The band started in 1969 with Lynott, guitarist Eric Bell and drummer Brian Downey. Read more [...]


WHITESNAKE (1978–PRESENT). David Coverdale (vocals), Doug Aldrich (guitar), Reb Beach (guitar), Uriah Duffy (bass), Timothy Drury (keyboards), Chris Frazier (drums). Beginning as a bluesy solo vehicle for former Deep Purple vocalist David Coverdale in the late seventies, Whitesnake would go on to evolve a more hard-rock style and reached their peak as million-selling superstars of MTV in the late eighties. After leaving Deep Purple in 1976, vocalist David Coverdale released a string of Read more [...]
Iron Maiden


IRON MAIDEN (1976–PRESENT). Bruce Dickinson (vocals), Steve Harris (bass), Dave Murray (guitar), Adrian Smith (guitar), Nikko McBrain (drums), Janick Gers (guitar). Arguably the most important and enduring heavy metal group to emerge during the New Wave of British heavy metal in the late seventies and early eighties, Iron Maiden have long specialized in a technically accomplished brand of riff-oriented yet melodic metal that capitalized on the members’ highly polished playing skills and the Read more [...]
Blue Murder


BLUE MURDER (1989–94). Classic lineup: John Sykes (guitar/vocals), Tony Franklin (bass), Carmine Appice (drums). In a number of respects, Blue Murder’s self-titled debut was a more appropriate (and more inspired) follow-up to Whitesnake’s phenomenally successful 1987 Whitesnake album than Whitesnake’s own Slip of the Tongue, released the same year (1989). This is because of John Sykes, whose virtuosic guitar and writing were critical elements in the success of Whitesnake’s commercial Read more [...]