Archive for October, 2007

Velvet Revolver Biography

October 18, 2007

Velvet Revolver is an American hard rock super group that formed in 2002. It’ is composed of members that came from other well known bands. Its guitarist Slash, bassist Duff McKagan and drummer Matt Sorum came from the band Guns N’ Roses while vocalist Scott Weiland came from Stone Temple Pilots and guitarist Dave Kushner from the punk band Wasted Youth. Velvet Revolver was formed when the three former Guns N’ Roses members decided to put up a new band when they played together at a benefit conc…

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Survivor Biography

October 18, 2007

Survivor is an American rock band that was formed in 1977. Its core members were keyboardist Jim Peterik and guitarist Frankie Sullivan. The band enjoyed considerable success during the 80’s with their brand of adult-oriented rock sound that produced several chart topping singles for the band. When the band was formed in 1977, the line up was composed of Jim Peterik and Frankie Sullivan along with vocalist Dave Bickler, bassist Dennis Johnson and drummer Gary Smith. The band had its start playin…

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Dave Matthews Band Biography

October 11, 2007

Dave Matthews Band is an American rock band that was formed in 1991 by its namesake vocalist, Dave Matthews. The band first formed in Charlottesville, Virginia and was primarily composed of Dave Matthews on guitars and vocals, saxophonist LeRoi Moore, bassist Stefan Lessard, electric violinist Boyd Tinsley and drummer Carter Beauford. Although not considered as a member of the band officially, keyboardist Butch Taylor has also been a constant fixture in many Dave Matthews Band performances since…

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Nine Inch Nails Biography

October 11, 2007

Nine Inch Nails, or NIN, is an American industrial rock band that hailed from Cleveland, Ohio. It was founded by Trent Reznor, the band’s vocalist and principal songwriter, in 1988. The band officially has only member, Reznor, while other members of the band are usually composed of musicians hired by Reznor to play on live performances. Reznor started Nine Inch Nails while working as an assistant engineer and janitor at Right Track Studios. Reznor got permission from the studio owner to record s…

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Deftones Biography

October 11, 2007

Deftones is an experimental alternative rock band that hailed from Sacramento, California. The original band was formed when high school students Stephen Carpenter, Abe Cunningham, and Chino Moreno began to jam together sometime in 1988. Carpenter handled guitar, Cunningham the drums and Moreno on vocals. The trio eventually added bassist Chi Cheng to complete their lineup. They decided to call themselves Deftones. The band began by playing on local clubs opening up for some of the more establis…

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Alice in Chains Biography

October 11, 2007

Alice in Chains is an American rock band that hailed from Seattle, Washington in 1987. They became one of the most commercially successful rock bands coming from the Seattle grunge music scene. They were able to sell over 14 million albums in the US alone and have been considered as one of the most influential rock bands that gave way to the emergence of the grunge scene. The group was formed when guitarist and song writer Jerry Cantrell met Layne Staley met at a party sometime in 1987. Cantrell…

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Twisted Sister Biography

October 5, 2007

Twisted Sister is an American heavy metal band that hailed from New York City. The band had its roots when guitarist Jay Jay French joined a band called Silverstar in 1973 which later on changed their name to Twisted Sister. The other members of the band eventually left with French getting guitarist Eddie “Fingers” Ojeda, drummer Kevin John Grace and bassist Kenny Neill to reform the band’s line up in 1975. Twisted Sister then began taking the glam rock direction in their performances but withou…

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Linkin Park Biography

October 5, 2007

Linkin Park is an American rock band that hailed from California. It was formed in 1996 by high school friends, Mike Shinoda, Brad Delson and Rob Bourdon. They later on recruited Joe Hahn, Dave Farrell and Mark Wakefield to complete the band that they initially called Xero. They started to record and produce songs in Shinoda’s makeshift studio cum bedroom but began to get frustrated when they failed to land any record deal. This led to Wakefield, acting as their vocalist to leave the band to sea…

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Motley Crue Biography

October 5, 2007

Motley Crue is an American heavy metal band that hailed from Los Angeles, California. The band formed in 1980 when bassist Nikki Sixx began rehearsing with drummer Tommy Lee. The two decided to look for other members and got guitarist Mick Mars. It was Mars who was credited for giving the band its name, Motley Crue. The trio then was able to recruit Vince Neill to handle the vocalist spot in the band. The band went on to release a single under their own label Leathur Records in 1980. The band th…

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Poison Biography

October 5, 2007

Poison is an American glam metal band that hailed from Pennsylvania. The band had its origins pegged sometime in 1984 when vocalist Bret Michaels, guitarist Matt Smith, bassist Bobby Dall, and drummer Rikki Rockett were in a band named Paris. The group went to Los Angeles in 1985 and began playing at the local club circuit there. They later on changed their name to Poison. Smith shortly after left the band to attend to personal issues and was replaced by C.C. DeVille on guitar duties for the ban…

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