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Dare - 78% match to FM

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This UK melodic rock quintet was formed in 1987 by ex-Thin Lizzy keyboard player Darren Wharton. The band’s name was derived from Wharton’s christian name, a suggestion made by Lemmy of Motörhead. Relocating to Manchester after Lizzy’s demise, it took Wharton six months to find musicians on his own wavelength. He eventually teamed up with Vinny Burns (guitar Read more

Giant - 67% match to FM

Genres: Pop / Rock Soundtracks
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Originating from Nashville, USA, Giant developed in the mid-80s when seasoned session guitarist Dann Huff (15 November 1960, Nashville, Tennessee, USA) met with keyboard player Alan Pasqua on various projects, notably Whitesnake’s 1987 album. However, it was not until 1988 that Giant evolved into a fully fledged unit, with Huff’s younger brother, David, joining as Read more

Harem Scarem - 64% match to FM

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

House of Lords - 61% match to FM

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

Magnum - 47% match to FM

Genres: Funk Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
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King Kobra - 45% match to FM

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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After departing as the drummer of Ozzy Osbourne’s band in 1984, Carmen Appice (15 December 1946, Staten Island, New York, USA) decided to form his own outfit under the King Kobra moniker. Enlisting the services of four relative unknowns, Mark Free (vocals), David Michael-Phillips (guitar), Mike Sweda (b. 18 April 1960, Gowanda, New York, USA; guitar) and Johnny Rod (b. Read more

Danger Danger - 43% match to FM

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

Bad English - 40% match to FM

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

Survivor - 38% match to FM

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This sophisticated melodic US rock band was put together by guitarists Jim Peterik (formerly of the Ides Of March) and Frankie Sullivan in 1978. Recruiting vocalist Dave Bickler, they recorded their self-titled debut as a three-piece. This featured a potpourri of ideas that had no definite direction or style. They expanded the band to a quintet in 1981, with the addition of Mar Read more

Night Ranger - 37% match to FM

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This talented and sophisticated American pomp-rock group released a string of first-class albums between 1982 and 1988. Featuring Jack Blades (vocals, bass), Brad Gillis (guitar, ex-Ozzy Osbourne), Alan Fitzgerald (keyboards, ex-Montrose), Kelly Keagy (drums) and Jeff Watson (guitar), they gigged in and around their home town of San Francisco as an extension of Gillis’ clu Read more

Saraya - 35% match to FM

Decades Active: 1980s 1990s
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Formed in 1987 by vocalist Sandi Saraya and keyboard player Gregg Munier, this US rock band originally travelled under the title Alsace Lorraine. With the addition of Tony Rey (guitar), Gary Taylor (bass) and Chuck Bonfarte (drums), they changed their name to Saraya. Fusing influences such as Heart, the Pretenders and Pat Benatar, they recorded a self-titled debut for PolyGram Read more

Stan Bush - 34% match to FM

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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This US singer first came to prominence with the country/rock band Boulder. Bush went solo in 1983, recording a self-titled album that invited comparisons to the sophisticated pop rock style of Billy Squier and John Parr. He linked up with the band Barrage in 1987 to pursue a more hard rock direction. Read more

Heartland - 33% match to FM

Genres: Country & Bluegrass Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Based in Huntsville, Alabama, this US country band rose to prominence on the national scene in 2006 with the number 1 hit, ‘I Loved Her First’. Jason Albert (vocals), Mike Myerson (lead guitar), Craig Anderson (rhythm guitar), Keith West (bass/vocals), Todd Anderson (drums) and Chuck Crawford (fiddle/vocals) had begun playing together in the late 90s, but despite buil Read more

Bonfire - 32% match to FM

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

Nelson - 32% match to FM

Genres: Classical Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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The twin sons of early rock ‘n’ roll star Rick Nelson and wife Kris, Matthew and Gunnar Nelson were born on 20 September 1967, Los Angeles, California, USA. Musically inclined as children, the boys learned to play bass and drums as well as singing. Their father booked studio time for them on their 12th birthday, and they recorded a self-penned song with vocal backing Read more


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