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FM - 86% 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

Krokus - 60% 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

Montrose - 55% match to Axe

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 2000s
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After working with Van Morrison, Boz Scaggs and Edgar Winter, guitarist Ronnie Montrose (Colorado, USA) formed Montrose in San Francisco in the autumn of 1973. Comprising vocalist Sammy Hagar (b. Samuel Roy Hagar, 13 October 1947, Monterey, California, USA), bass player Bill Church and drummer Denny Carmassi, they signed to Warner Brothers Records in 1973 and released their Read more

House of Lords - 53% 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 - 50% match to Axe

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
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Bonfire - 49% 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

Danger Danger - 49% 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

Magnum - 49% match to Axe

Genres: Funk Heavy Metal Heavy Metal Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
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Dokken - 48% match to Axe

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This Los Angeles, USA heavy metal band was put together by vocalist Don Dokken (29 June 1953). His first break came when producer Dieter Dierks recruited him to supply (eventually unused) back-up vocals on the Scorpions’Blackout in 1982. Dierks then allowed Dokken the remaining studio time to produce demos. These rough recordings impressed Carrere Records enough to sec Read more

Helix - 48% match to Axe

Genres: Blues Heavy Metal Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
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Aldo Nova - 47% match to Axe

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Aldo Caparucio. Nova is a virtuoso guitarist of Italian descent. He arrived on the rock scene in 1982 with a self-titled debut of melodic AOR/pomp-rock that incorporated elements of Boston and Styx, with production offered by Blue Öyster Cult’s Sandy Pearlman. Momentum was lost, however, with Subject, a disjointed and ultimately disappointing concept album. Twitch Read more

Autograph - 47% match to Axe

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s
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Kix - 44% match to Axe

Genres: Documentaries Heavy Metal Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s
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Harem Scarem - 43% 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

Triumph - 43% 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


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