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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 [...]


VIXEN (1980–91, 1998 2001–PRESENT). Janet Gardner (vocals/guitar, replaced by Jenna Piccolo), Jan Kuehnemund (guitar), Liza Carbe (bass, replaced by Pia Maiocco, Share Pedersen, Lynne Louise Lowrey), Laurie Hedlund (drums, replaced by Roxy Petrucci, Kat Kraft). Vixen was one of the few all-female heavy metal bands that men appreciated not just for their looks but also for their prodigious chops, particularly guitarist Kuehnemund who formed the band back in 1980. Vixen played Los Angeles Read more [...]


POISON (1986–PRESENT). Brett Michaels (lead vocals), C. C. Deville (guitar), Bobby Dall (bass), Rikki Rocket (drums). Not unlike Kiss, one of their influences, Poison, is a quintessentially American band, who, with a modicum of talent and huge amount of determination rose to the top of the rock heap in the 1980s with a series of solid albums of hook-filled, feel-good rock tunes. Poison formed in Los Angeles in 1984 when Michaels, Rocket, and Dall, (all recently relocated from Harrisburg, Read more [...]