Dust

Dust was an American northeast power trio that released two albums, Dust and Hard Attack, on Kama Sutra in 1971/72. Members: Richie Wise (electric guitar, acoustic guitar, vocals), Marc Bell [Marky Ramone] (drums), Kenny Aaronson (bass, steel guitar, Dobro, bottleneck guitar) Background Dust formed in 1969 in New York City when guitarist Richie Wise teamed […]

Crack

Crack was the supposed name of an American hard-rock/psych band whose music was released on the album Day of Doom by the Tiger Lily tax scam label in 1976. Members: Andrea Borega (lead vocals, synthesizer, percussion), Darryl Kaye (backing vocals, flute, guitar, bass, harp) Day of Doom was one of more than 50 albums issued […]

Lodestar

Lodestar were an American hard-rock band from Springfield, Ohio, that released an eponymous album on self-press Lodestar Records Limited in 1979. Members: Kenny Aronhalt (lead vocals), Joe Dooley (lead guitar, mandolin), Alex Rossito (rhythm guitar, harmony vocals), Vince Craim (bass, guitar), Mark Craim (drums, percussion) Lodestar issued their singular album in 1979 on their namesake […]

Totty

Totty was an American hard-rock/boogie band from Tulsa that released two albums on self-press Our First Record Company between 1977 and 1981. The band centered on the musical partnership of brothers Dennis and Bryon Totty. Members: Dennis Totty (guitar, vocals, piano, synthesizer), Byron Totty (bass, vocals, synthesizer), George Cooper (drums), David Blue (drums), Roger Roden […]

Bad Axe

Bad Axe was an American hard-rock band from Los Angeles that made a test-press album in 1976 on Earth Breeze Productions, followed by a 1977 standalone single on Progrezzive Records. Bad Axe gained cult status after a 2004 reissue on Hexamon Records. Members: Stacy Moreland (vocals), Dave Carruth (guitar), Dana Strum (bass), Steve Ward (drums) […]

ZZ Top

ZZ Top is an American hard-rock/blues trio from Houston that released five albums on London Records between 1971 and 1976, scoring FM evergreens with “Tush” and “La Grange.” After the frontal pair of guitarist/singer Billy Gibbons and bassist Billy Etheridge grew long, matching beards, the band signed to Warner Bros and released another five albums […]

Ratt

Ratt are an American hard-rock/metal band from San Diego that released a self-titled EP on Music for Nations in 1983, followed by five albums on Atlantic between 1984 and 1990. Members: Stephen Pearcy (vocals), Robbin Crosby (guitar, vocals, 1981-91), Joey Cristofanilli (bass, 1981-82), Warren DeMartini (guitar, vocals, 1982-92), Marq Torien (guitar, vocals, 1982), Juan Croucier […]

Legs Diamond

Legs Diamond was an American hard-rock band from San Francisco that made the 1977 Mercury albums Legs Diamond and A Diamond Is a Hard Rock, followed by the 1979 Cream Records release Fire Power. They returned with the 1984–86 Target/Metronome titles Out on Bail and Land of the Gun. Members: Michael Prince (keyboards, guitar, vocals), […]

Fiona

Fiona Flanagan (born Sept. 13, 1961) is an American hard-rock vocalist from Phillipsburg, N.J. who released three albums on Atlantic between 1985 and 1989, followed by a fourth on Geffen in 1992. Discography: Fiona (1985) Beyond the Pale (1986) Heart Like a Gun (1989) Squeeze (1992)

Dokken

Dokken are an American hard-rock/metal band from Los Angeles that released four albums on Elektra between 1984 and 1988. Members: Don Dokken (vocals, guitar), Mick Brown (drums), Greg Leon (guitar, 1977-78), George Lynch (guitar, 1978-88, 1992-98), Juan Croucier (bass, vocals, 1978-82), Jeff Pilson (bass, vocals, guitar, piano, Mellotron, 1984-99) Discography: Breakin’ the Chains (1981 • […]

Griffin

Griffin was an American metal band from San Francisco that released two albums between 1984 and 1986 on the German Steamhammer label. The first of those, Flight of the Griffin, appeared stateside on Shrapnel Records. Members: William Rodrick McKay (vocals), Mike “Yaz” Jastremski (guitar), Rick Cooper (guitar), Thomas “Hawk” Mayberry (bass), Rick Wagner (drums) Discography: […]

Exodus

Exodus are an American metal band from San Francisco that released the album Bonded by Blood on Torrid/Music for Nations in 1985, followed by two 1987/89 albums on Combat and another pair on Capitol during the early 1990s. Members: Tom Hunting (drums, vocals, 1979-89, 1997-2005, 2007-present), Kirk Hammett (guitar, 1979-83), Tim Agnello (guitar, 1979-80), Keith […]

Marcus

Marcus was an American hard-rock band from Detroit that released a self-titled album on United Artists in 1976. They were the namesake of frontman Marcus Malone. Bassist Tim Bogert (Vanilla Fudge, Cactus, Beck Bogart & Appice) played bass on two tracks. Members: Marcus Malone (vocals), Gene Bloch (guitar), Randall David (guitar), Jack Weber (guitar), Tim […]

Aviator

This entry is for the mid-’80s American hard-rock band Aviator. For the earlier art-rock supergroup with Jack Lancaster and John G. Perry, click here. Aviator were an American melodic-rock band from New York that released a self-titled album on RCA in 1986. This marked the fourth recorded pairing between guitarist Richie Cerniglia and drummer Michael […]

White Lion

White Lion were an American metal band from NYC that released the album Fight to Survive on Grand Slamm Records in 1985, followed by three albums on Atlantic between 1987 and 1991. Members: Mike Tramp (vocals), Vito Bratta (guitar, 1983-91), Nicki Capozzi (drums, 1983-84), Felix Robinson (bass, 1983-84), Dave Spitz (bass, 1984), James LoMenzo (bass, […]

Wild Dogs

Wild Dogs were an American metal band from Portland, Ore., that released two albums on Shrapnel in 1983/84, followed by Reign of Terror on Enigma in 1987. Members: Matt McCourt (vocals, bass), Mike Varney (guitar), Michael Brown (guitar), Pete Laufmann (drums), Michael Furlong (vocals), Jeff Mark (guitar), Danny Kurth (bass), Rick Bartell (bass), Deen Castronovo […]

Whiplash

Whiplash were an American metal band from Passaic, NJ, that released three albums on Roadracer between 1986 and 1989. Members: Tony Portaro (guitar, vocals), Tony Scaglione (drums, 1983-87, 1996, 1998-99, 2010-11), Mike Orosz (vocals, 1984), Pat Burns (bass, 1984), Rob Harding (bass, 1984), Tony Bono (bass, 1985-93, 1998-99), Joe Cangelosi (drums, 1987-93) Discography: Power and […]

Watchtower

Watchtower were an American metal band from Austin that released the album Energetic Disassembly on self-press Zombo Records in 1985, followed by Control and Resistance on Noise International in 1989. Members: Doug Keyser (bass), Rick Colacula (drums), Billy White (guitar, 1982-86), Travis Allen (vocals, 1982), Jason McMaster (vocals, 1982-88, 1999-2009), Ron Jarzombek (guitar, 1987-present), Mike […]

Warlord

Warlord were an American metal band from San Jose, Calif., that released the 1983 EP Deliver Us and the 1984 album And the Cannons of Destruction Have Begun…, both on Metal Blade. Members: Destroyer [William J. Tsamis] (guitar), Thunder Child [Mark Zonder] (drums), Joe Hall (bass, 1980-81), Jerry Alcevia (keyboards, 1981), Damien King I [Jack […]

Alcatrazz

Alcatrazz were a multi-national metal band formed in Los Angeles by English vocalist Graham Bonnet (Marbles, Rainbow) and Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen. With this lineup, the band released the 1983 album No Parole From Rock ‘n’ Roll on RCA and a 1984 live album on Rocshire. Malmsteen’s place was taken by Steve Vai for the […]

Vyper

Vyper were an American metal band from Kansas City, Mont., that released the 1984 album Prepared to Strike, followed by the 1985 EP Afraid of the Dark, both on Greenworld Records. Members: Christy Black (vocals), Jacky Foxx (guitar), Robbie Saint (guitar), Rik Brock (bass), Michael Scott (drums) Discography: Prepared to Strike (1984) Afraid of the […]

Vicious Rumors

Vicious Rumors were an American metal band from Santa Rosa, Calif., that released two albums on Shrapnel/Roadrunner between 1985 and 1988, followed by a pair of albums on Atlantic during the early 1990s. Members: Geoff Thorpe (guitar), Mark Tate (vocals, 1980-82), Walt Perkins (drums, 1980-82), Jim Cassero (guitar, 1980-83), Jeff Barnacle (bass, 1980-85), Jim Lang […]

Slayer

Slayer are an American metal band from Huntington Park, Calif., that released two albums and an EP on Metal Blade/Roadrunner between 1983 and 1985, followed by three albums and a live double-disc on Def Jam/American between 1986 and 1991. Members: Kerry King (guitar), Tom Araya (vocals, bass), Jeff Hanneman (guitar, 1981-2013), Dave Lombardo (drums, 1982-86, […]

Savatage

Savatage are an American metal band from Tampa, initially known as Avatar, that released the EP City Beneath the Surface and the album Sirens on Florida small-press Par Records in 1983. Between 1985 and 1995, the band released eight albums on Atlantic. Members: Steve Wacholz (drums, 1983-94), Criss Oliva (lead guitar, vocals, 1983-93), Jon Oliva […]

Queensrÿche

Queensrÿche were an American metal band from Bellevue, Wash., that released an EP and three albums on EMI America between 1983 and 1988, followed by three further titles on the label during the subsequent decade. Members: Michael Wilton (guitar, backing vocals), Eddie Jackson (bass, backing vocals), Scott Rockenfield (drums, percussion, keyboards), Chris DeGarmo (guitar, backing […]

Overkill

Overkill are an American metal band from Old Bridge, NJ, that released seven albums on Megaforce and Atlantic between 1985 and 1994, followed by titles on CMC, eOne, Steamhammer, and Nuclear Blast during the subsequent quarter-century. Members: D.D. Verni (bass), Rat Skates (drums, 1980-87), Bobby Ellsworth [aka Blitz] (vocals), Robert Pisarek [aka Riff Thunder] (guitar, […]

Metallica

Metallica is an American metal band that spearheaded the US thrash scene with the 1983–84 albums Kill ‘Em All and Ride the Lightning. They shot to fame with their 1986 Elektra release Master of Puppets and its 1988 two-record followup …And Justice for All. Members: Lars Ulrich (drums), James Hetfield (guitar, vocals), Hugh Tanner (guitar, […]

Metal Church

Metal Church were an American metal band from San Francisco that self-issued a cassette EP in 1981, followed by three albums on Elektra between 1984 and 1989. Members: Kurdt Vanderhoof (guitar, 1980-87, 1998-2009, 2012-present), Kirk Arrington (drums, 1982-2006), Craig Wells (guitar, 1982-94), Duke Erickson (bass, 1982-2001), David Wayne (vocals, 1982-88, 1998-2001), John Marshall (guitar, 1988-2001), […]

Megadeth

Megadeth were an American metal band from Los Angeles that released the album Killing Is My Business… And Business Is Good! on Combat in 1985, followed by seven further studio albums on Capitol during the subsequent 14-year period. Members: Dave Mustaine (guitar, vocals), David Ellefson (bass, 1983-2002, 2010-present), Greg Handevidt (guitar, 1983-84), Dijon Carruthers (drums, […]

Manowar

Manowar were an American metal band from Auburn, NY, that released the album Battle Hymns on Liberty Records in 1982, followed by 12 further studio albums on assorted labels over the subsequent three decades. Members: Joey DeMaio (bass, keyboards), Eric Adams (vocals), Karl Kennedy (drums, 1980), Ross the Boss (guitar, 1980-88), Donnie Hamzik (drums, 1982-83, […]

Manilla Road

Manilla Road were an American metal band from Wichita, Kan., that released eight albums on Roadster and Black Dragon between 1980 and 1990. Members: Mark Shelton (guitar, vocals, 1977-2018), Ben Munkirs (drums, 1977-78), Robert Park (guitar, 1977-79), Scott Park (bass, 1977-90), Myles Sipe (drums, 1979), Rick Fisher (drums, 1979-83), Randy Foxe (drums, 1984-90) Discography: Invasion […]

King’s X

King’s X were an American hard-rock band from Houston that released six albums on Atlantic between 1988 and 1996, followed by further titles on Metal blade during the subsequent decade. Members: Doug Pinnick (vocals, bass), Ty Tabor (vocals, guitar), Jerry Gaskill (vocals, drums) Discography: Out of the Silent Planet (1988) Gretchen Goes to Nebraska (1989) […]

Icon

Icon were an American metal band from Phoenix that released two albums on Capitol in 1984/85, followed by a self-released cassette title and a third proper album on Megaforce in 1989. Members: Stephen Clifford (vocals), Dan Wexler (guitar), John Aquilino (guitar), Tracy Wallach (bass), Pat Dixon (drums), Kevin Stoller (keyboards), Jerry Harrison (vocals), Drew Bollman […]

Dio

Dio were an American metal band fronted by namesake veteran hard-rock vocalist Ronnie James Dio (Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath). The band released four albums on Warner Bros. between 1983 and 1987, followed by titles on Reprise, Steamhammer, and Spitfire during the subsequent two decades. Members: Ronnie James Dio (vocals), Vivian Campbell (guitar, 1982-86), Jimmy Bain […]

Death Angel

Death Angel were an American metal band from San Francisco that self-released two EPs between 1983 and 1985, followed by two albums on Enigma in 1987/88 an a third on Geffen in 1990. Members: Rob Cavestany (lead guitar, vocals), Andy Galeon (drums, vocals, 1982-2009), Dennis Pepa (bass, vocals, 1982-2008), Gus Pepa (rhythm guitar, 1982-91), Mark […]

Brocas Helm

Brocas Helm were an American metal band from San Francisco that released the album Into Battle on Steamhammer in 1984, followed by Black Death on self-press Gargoyle in 1988. Members: Bobbie “Dark Rider” Wright (guitar, vocals), John Grey (guitar), Tom “T-bone” Behney (guitar), James Schumacher (bass), Jack Hays (drums) Discography: Into Battle (1984) Black Death […]

Agent Steel

Agent Steel were an American metal band from Los Angeles that released two albums and an EP on Combat Records between 1985 and 1987. Members: Juan García (guitar, 1984-87, 1998-present), Silvio Golfetti (guitar, 1984), Mark Marshall (guitar, 1984), Sill Simmons (guitar, 1984), John Gott (guitar, 1984), Kurt Colfelt (guitar, 1984-85), George Robb (bass, 1984-86), John […]

Primevil

Primevil were an American hard-rock/psych band from Indiana that self-pressed a standalone single in 1972 and followed it with the album Smokin’ Bats at Campton’s on local-press 700 West in 1974. Members: Dave Campton (vocals), Larry Lucas (guitar), Jay Wilfong (guitar), Mark Sipe (bass), Mel Cupp (drums) Discography: “Too Dead to Live” / “Fantasies” (1972) […]

Law

Law were an American hard-rock/funk band from Youngstown, Ohio, that released a self-titled album on GRC in 1975, followed by two albums on MCA in 1977. The band toured its first album as an opening act for Bad Company. Years later, BC vocalist Paul Rodgers used Law as the inspiration for his early ’90s band […]

Arc Angel

Arc Angel were an American melodic/hard-rock band from New Haven, Conn., that released a self-titled album on Portrait in 1983. The members previously recorded together in the 1970s-era bands Jasper Wrath, Zoldar & Clark, and Arden House. Frontman/multi-instrumentalist Jeff Cannata later released a string of albums under his surname and reactivated the Arc Angel nameplate […]

Full Moon

Full Moon were an American hard-rock band from Hummelstown, Penn., that released a self-titled album on small-press Montagne Records in 1980, followed by a standalone single on local-indie Baldwin in 1982. Members: John Fischer (guitar, backing vocals), Joseph Fischer (lead vocals, guitar), Joe Wilhelm (bass), Alan Hetzel (drums) Discography: Full Moon (1980) “Cross Country Man” […]

Cactus

Cactus was an American hard-rock|blues band that released four albums between 1970 and 1972 on Atco. Drummer Carmine Appice and bassist Tim Bogert hailed from psych-rockers Vanilla Fudge. After Cactus, the pair teamed with guitarist Jeff Beck in the power-trio Beck, Bogart and Appice. Members: Carmine Appice (drums), Tim Bogert (bass, 1970-2008), Rusty Day (vocals, […]

Storm

Storm were an American hard-rock band from Orange County, Calif., that released a self-titled album on MCA in 1979, followed by a second eponymous album on Capitol in 1983. Members: Jeanette Chase (vocals, piano, bass), Lear Stevens (guitar, synthesizer, vocals), David Devon (drums, ?-1982), Ronni Hansen (bass, keyboards), Jimmy Monroe (drums, 1982-83), Eric Nielson (drums, […]

Steel

Steel were an American hard-rock/psych band that released a self-titled album on Epic in 1971. Members: Carl Sims (vocals), Duane Hitchings (organ, piano, keyboard), Roland Robinson (bass, vocals), Steve Busfield (guitar, vocals), Jerry Norris (drums, vocals) Discography: Steel (1971)

Stark Naked

Stark Naked were an American hard-rock/psych band from Levittown, NY, that released a self-titled album on RCA Victor in 1971. Members: Richard Belsky (lead guitar), Paul Venier (keyboards, vocals, percussion), Lyne Bunn (vocals, percussion), John Fragos (drums, percussion, gong), Jim Monahan (vocals, guitar), Tom Rubino (bass) Discography: Stark Naked (1971)

Starfire

Starfire were an American hard-rock/psych band from California that released a self-titled album on Crimson Records in 1974. Members: Chris Muis (vocals), Robert Mitchell (guitar, backing vocals), Robert Sephton (bass, backing vocals), Dennis Hovenden (drums), Randy Kelley (keyboards) Discography: Starfire (1974)

James Gang

The James Gang was an American hard-rock band that debuted with the 1969 Bluesway release Yer’ Album, followed by four studio albums and a live disc on ABC Records, including the popular 1970/71 titles Rides Again and Thirds. Two songs, “Funk #49” and “Walk Away,” remain staples of classic rock radio. Multiple guitarists passed through […]

Zerfas

Zerfas were an American hard-rock/psych band from Indianapolis that released a self-titled album on 700 West in 1973. Members: Dave Zerfas (drums, percussion, vocals), Herman Zerfas (keyboards, vocals), Mark Tribby (bass, guitars, vocals), Steve Newbold (bass, guitars) Discography: Zerfas (1973)

Derringer

Derringer were an American hard-rock band from New York that released three studio albums and two live discs on CBS-subsidiary Blue Sky between 1976 and 1978. Namesake guitarist/vocalist Rick Derringer had a string of solo albums to his credit as well as time with Johnny Winter, Edgar Winter, and ’60s pop-rockers The McCoys. Bassist Kenny […]

The Pepper Porter Band

The Pepper Porter Band were an American hard-rock band from Seattle that released the album Invasion on local-press First American in 1980. Members: Pepper Porter (guitar, backing vocals), Steve Teasley (bass, lead vocals), Paul Rieland (lead vocals, keyboards), Rob Reuber (rhythm guitar, backing vocals), Nelson McFarlan (drums), Dave Horton (guitar), Fred Horton (drums), Ken Huseby […]

Blackjack

Blackjack were an American hard-rock band from New York that released two albums on Polydor in 1979/80. Guitarist Bruce Kulick briefly joined the Good Rats before scoring a long-term gig with Kiss. Frontman Michael Bolton released a pair of hard-rock solo albums and ultimately achieved superstardom as an adult-contemporary balladeer. Bassist Jimmy Haslip has worked […]

Axis

Axis were an American hard-rock trio from Shreveport, La., that released the album It’s a Circus World on RCA Victor in 1978. Guitarist/vocalist Danny Johnson and drummer Vinny Appice hailed from Derringer. Johnson later replaced Yngwie Malmsteen in Alcatrazz. Appice joined the Mob Rules lineup of Black Sabbath and proceeded to the band of vocalist […]

Stepson

Stepson were an American hard-rock band from Seattle that released a self-titled album on ABC in 1974. Three-fourths of the band hailed from Portland, Ore., psych-rockers Touch. Guitarist Joey Newman had also been in Blue Mountain Eagle. Members: Len Fagan (drums), Bruce Hauser (bass, vocals), Jeff Hawks (lead vocals), Joey Newman (guitar, vocals) Discography: Stepson […]

Streets

Streets were an American hard-rock band that released two albums on Atlantic between 1983 and 1985. The band was assembled in 1981 in Atlanta, Ga., by once-and-future Kansas vocalist Steve Walsh and erstwhile City Boy guitarist Mike Slamer. Members: Steve Walsh (vocals, keyboards), Mike Slamer (guitar), Billy Greer (bass, vocals), Tim Gehrt (drums) Discography: 1st […]

Nitzinger

Nitzinger was an American hard-rock band from Fort Worth, Texas, that released the 1972–73 Capitol albums Nitzinger and One Foot in History, followed by the 1976 20th Century release Live Better Electrically. Members: John Nitzinger (guitar, lead vocals), Linda Waring (drums, vocals), Curly Benton (bass, vocals), Bugs Henderson (guitar, vocals) Discography: Nitzinger (1972) One Foot […]

Coven

Coven were an American hard-rock band from Chicago that released the albums Witchcraft Destroys Minds & Reaps Souls on Mercury in 1969, followed by two further albums on MGM and Buddah between 1971 and 1974. Members: Jinx Dawson (vocals), Mike “Oz” Osborne (bass), Jim Nyeholt (organ, piano), Jim Donlinger (guitar), Chris Nielsen (guitar, vocals), Rick […]

Ram Jam

Ram Jam were an American hard-rock band from NYC that released two albums on Epic in 1977/78. Guitarist Bill Bartlett and bassist Howie Blauvelt respectively hailed from the ’60s pop-psych bands The Lemon Pipers and The Hassles. Members: Bill Bartlett (guitar), Howie Blauvelt (bass), Myke Scavone (vocals), Peter Charles (drums), Gregg Hoffman (guitar, 1976, 1994), […]

Goliath

Goliath was an American hard-rock band from Louisville, Ken., that released the album Hot Rock & Thunder on local-press Bridges in 1975. Earlier material, recorded circa 1970, was issued on CD nearly four decades after the fact by archivists Gear Fab. Members: Dave Wood (grand piano, Moog, clavinet, vocals), Paul Bays (lead guitar, vocals), Jim […]

Nuclear Assault

Nuclear Assault were an American metal band from Queens, NY, that issued two titles on Relativity-subsidiary Combat in 1986/87, followed by Survive on I.R.S. in 1988. Members: John Connelly (vocals, guitar), Mike Bogush (guitar, 1984), Scott DuBoys (drums, 1984), Glenn Evans (drums, 1984-2008), Anthony Bramante (guitar, 1985-91, 2001-02), Dan Lilker (bass, 1985-92, 2002-08), Dave DiPietro […]

Blue Cheer

Blue Cheer was an American hard-rock band that released six albums between 1968 and 1971 on Philips. They first recorded as a power-trio with guitarist Leigh Stephens, who plays on the 1968 albums Vincebus Eruptum and Outsideinside. The former contains an amplified cover of “Summertime Blues,” often cited as the world’s first heavy metal recording. […]

Blackfoot

Blackfoot were an American hard-rock/boogie band from Jacksonville, Fla., that released the album No Reservations on Island in 1975, followed by Flyin’ High on Epic in 1976. Between 1979 and 1984, the band released five albums and a live disc on Atco. Members: Rickey Medlocke (vocals, guitar, Dobro, guitar synthesizer, percussion, drums, 1969-97), Charlie Hargrett […]

The Runaways

The Runaways were a teenage, all-female American hard-rock band that released four studio albums between 1976 and 1978 on Mercury. Guitarist-singers Joan Jett and Lita Ford each went onto solo chart success in the 1980s. Members: Joan Jett (vocals, guitar, bass, 1975-79), Sandy West (drums, vocals, 1975-79), Michael Steele (vocals, bass, 1975), Lita Ford (guitar, […]

Piper

Piper was an American hard-rock band that released the 1976–77 albums Piper and Can’t Wait on A&M. Piper contains “Who’s Your Boyfriend? (I Got a Feelin’),” which singer–guitarist Billy Squier re-recorded for his 1980 debut solo album; the prelude to his 1981–84 chart run. Members: Billy Squier (vocals, guitar), Danny McGary (bass), Richie Fontana (drums), […]

Van Halen

Van Halen were an American hard-rock band from Pasadena, Calif., that released six albums on Warner Bros. between 1978 and 1984 with original vocalist David Lee Roth, followed by four albums on the label with ex-Montrose singer Sammy Hagar. Members: Eddie Van Halen (guitar, piano, keyboards), Alex Van Halen (drums), David Lee Roth (lead vocals, […]

Racer X

Racer X were an American metal band from Los Angeles that released three studio albums and two live discs on Shrapnel between 1986 and 1999, followed by four titles on Universal during the early 2000s. Members: John Alderete (bass), Jeff Martin (vocals), Paul Gilbert (guitar, 1985-88, 1999-2002), Harry Gschoesser (drums, 1985-86), Bruce Bouillet (guitar, 1986-89), […]