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FM - 70% match to Axe

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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FM Radio was pioneered in San Francisco by DJ Tom Donahue at stations KMPX and, later, KSAN. It represented a conscious attempt to reject a Top 40-based playlist in favour of album-orientated acts. By the early 70s, this formula had become common and indeed, many such concerns offered as restrictive an output as their AM counterparts. Released in 1978, FM tells the fictional ta Read more

Magnum - 47% match to Axe

Genres: Funk Heavy Metal Heavy Metal Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
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Bang Tango - 45% match to Axe

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This Los Angeles, California, USA quintet was assembled in 1987 from the remnants of several local club circuit rock groups. Comprising Joe LeSte (vocals), Mark Knight (guitar), Kyle Stevens (guitar), Kyle Kyle (bass) and Tigg Ketler (drums), they secured a contract with MCA Records. This followed the release of a highly regarded live mini-album that the group partly financed t Read more

Bonfire - 43% match to Axe

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This heavy metal band was formed in Ingolstadt, Germany. They came together in 1985 from the ashes of Cacumen, which had featured Claus Lessmann (vocals) and Hans Ziller (guitar) in their ranks. Other early members of Bonfire included Horst Maier-Thorn (guitar) and a Dominic Huelhorst (drums), who was sacked and replaced temporarily by Ken Mary from House Of Lords. Edgar Patrik Read more

House of Lords - 42% match to Axe

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This five-piece US heavy rock supergroup was put together by Gregg Giuffria (keyboards, ex-Angel). Augmented by Chuck Wright (bass, ex-Quiet Riot), Ken Mary (drums, ex-Alice Cooper), James Christian (vocals, ex-Canata) and Lanny Cordola (guitar, ex-Giuffria), the line-up was impressive and promised much. With Giuffria in control, the band pursued an overstated melodic approach Read more

Ten - 40% match to Axe

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
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Triumph - 40% match to Axe

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This Canadian power trio formed in Toronto during 1975. Comprising Rik Emmett (10 July 1953, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; guitar/vocals), Gil Moore (b. 12 February 1951, Canada; drums) and Mike Levine (b. 1 June 1949, Canada; bass/keyboards), Triumph shared many similarities to Rush aside from geographical location. All three members were highly accomplished musicians who exper Read more

Danger Danger - 39% match to Axe

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This melodic and atmospheric US hard rock band was formed in 1988 by former Michael Bolton bass player Bruno Ravel. Enlisting the services of Ted Poley (ex-Prophet vocalist), Steve West (drums), Kasey Smith (keyboards) and Tony Rey (guitar), the band’s style lay somewhere between White Lion and Bon Jovi. They were picked up by Imagine Records and debuted with a self-titled Read more

Lita Ford - 39% match to Axe

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Lita Rossanna Ford, 19 September 1958, Streatham, London, England. Raised in Long Beach, California, USA, Ford was one of the original members of the Kim Fowley -conceived Runaways, first joining the band in 1975. In 1980, a disagreement within the ranks over musical direction led to the Runaways’ break-up, leaving Ford to explore a solo career on the US glam-metal circ Read more

Harem Scarem - 38% match to Axe

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Canadian heavy rock band formed in 1987 by Harry Hess (Harold Hess, 5 July 1968, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada; vocals, keyboards, guitar), Mike Gionet (bass), Pete Lesperance (b. 13 October 1968, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada; guitar, vocals) and Darren Smith (drums, vocals). Hess and Smith had played together in Blind Vengeance prior to launching a new project with their friends Read more

Krokus - 38% match to Axe

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Solothurn, Switzerland, Krokus appeared in 1974 playing symphonic rock similar to Yes, Genesis and Emerson, Lake And Palmer. After four years and two rather lacklustre albums, they switched to a hard rock style and dropped the frills in favour of a back-to-basics approach in the mode of AC/DC. The most stable early line-up of the band featured Chris Von Rohr (vocals), Read more

Lillian Axe - 38% match to Axe

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This melodic rock quintet, originally from Michigan, USA, was formed by Ron Taylor (vocals), Steve Blaze (guitar), Jon Ster (guitar, keyboards), Rob Stratton (bass) and Danny King (drums). Initially known as Stiff, the band was taken under the wing of Ratt guitarist Robbin Crosby before changing their name to Lillian Axe. Produced by Crosby, their 1988 debut was a fine amalgam Read more

Russ Ballard - 38% match to Axe

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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31 October 1945, Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire, England. Ballard attended the same secondary modern school as Cliff Richard before joining the Daybreakers, the backing group to Buster Meikle, another local singer (and future mainstay of Unit Four Plus Two). By 1963, with Daybreakers drummer Robert Henrit, Ballard was a member of Adam Faith’s Roulettes in which he played Read more

Autograph - 37% match to Axe

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s
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Bad English - 36% match to Axe

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Towards the end of the 80s, a new generation of ‘supergroups’ emerged from the USA, including Mr. Big, Badlands, Damn Yankees, Alias, and, arguably the most successful of them all, Bad English. The band was formed in 1988 by ex-Babys vocalist and successful solo artist John Waite (4 July 1952, Lancaster, Lancashire, England), ex-Santana and Journey guitarist Neal S Read more


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