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Styx - 89% match to Foreigner

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This Chicago, Illinois, USA-based quintet is widely believed to be responsible for the development of the term pomp-rock (pompous, overblown arrangements, with perfect-pitch harmonies and a very full production).Styx evolved from the bands Tradewinds and TW4, but renamed themselves after the fabled river from Greek mythology, when they signed to Wooden N Read more

Lou Gramm - 85% match to Foreigner

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Lou Grammatico, 2 May 1950, Rochester, New York, USA. Vocalist Lou Gramm possesses one of the great hard rock voices, and rose from small beginnings with late 60s group Poor Heart and Black Sheep to fame and fortune with Foreigner. After the enormous success of Agent Provocateur, however, Gramm’s desire for more upbeat, guitar-based songs led him to write solo material Read more

Journey - 84% match to Foreigner

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This US rock outfit was formed in 1973 by ex-Santana members Neal Schon (27 February 1954, San Mateo, California, USA; guitar) and Gregg Rolie (b. 1948; keyboards), with the assistance of Ross Valory (b. 2 February 1949, San Francisco, California, USA; bass, ex-Frumious Bandersnatch), George Tickner (rhythm guitar, vocals; ex-Frumious Bandersnatch) and Prairie Prince (b. 7 M Read more

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Bad Company - 82% match to Foreigner

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This solid, highly acclaimed UK heavy rock outfit was formed in 1973, with a line-up comprising Paul Rodgers (17 December 1949, Middlesbrough, North Riding of Yorkshire, England; vocals), Simon Kirke (b. 28 July 1949, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England; vocals/drums), Mick Ralphs (b. Michael Geoffrey Ralphs, 31 May 1944, Hereford, Herefordshire, England; vocals/guitar) and Boz Read more

Boston - 78% match to Foreigner

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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As a result of home made demos recorded in the early 70s by enterprising MIT engineering graduate Tom Scholz (Donald Thomas Scholz, 10 March 1947, Toledo, Ohio, USA), one of the finest AOR albums of all time was created. The initial batch of tapes were recorded with Barry Goudreau (b. 29 November 1951, Boston, Massachusetts, USA; guitar), Jim Masdea (drums) and Ron Patti (vo Read more

Loverboy - 73% match to Foreigner

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Canadian hard rock outfit formed in 1978 by Mike Reno (Joseph Michael Rynoski, 8 January 1955, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; vocals), Paul Dean (b. 19 February 1946, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; guitar), Doug Johnston (b. 19 December 1957, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; keyboards), Scott Smith (b. Donald Scott Smith, 13 February 1955, d. November 2 Read more

Night Ranger - 67% match to Foreigner

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

Billy Squier - 63% match to Foreigner

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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12 May 1950, Boston, USA. Having gained valuable experience as guitarist in the power-pop group Sidewinders, Squier, who had also appeared in the less celebrated Magic Terry And The Universe, formed his own band under the name of Piper and recorded two albums for A&M Records during the late 70s. He dissolved Piper in 1979 and signed a solo contract with Capitol Records. Read more

Eddie Money - 60% match to Foreigner

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Edward Joseph Mahoney, 2 March 1949, New York City, New York, USA. Legend has it that Brooklyn native Edward Mahoney was a New York police officer when first discovered by promoter Bill Graham (he was, in fact, a NYPD typist). Nevertheless, under Graham’s managerial wing, Mahoney became Eddie Money and produced two hit singles in ‘Baby Hold On’ and ‘Two T Read more

Survivor - 60% match to Foreigner

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

Triumph - 56% match to Foreigner

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

Def Leppard - 55% match to Foreigner

Genres: Children's Music Heavy Metal Music Theme Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This perennially popular UK hard rock band was formed in 1977 in Sheffield, Yorkshire by Pete Willis (16 February 1960, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England; guitar), Rick Savage (b. 2 December 1960, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England; bass) and Tony Kenning (drums), as Atomic Mass. They assumed their current name when Joe Elliott (b. 1 August 1959, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England; vocals Read more

Heart - 55% match to Foreigner

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This durable US rock band features the talents of sisters Ann (19 June 1951, San Diego, California, USA) and Nancy Wilson (b. 16 March 1954, San Francisco, California, USA). The elder sister had released two singles as Ann Wilson And The Daybreaks on a local label in 1967. After a series of unreleased demos she took her sister to Vancouver, Canada, in search of a backing ban Read more

Sammy Hagar - 54% match to Foreigner

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Samuel Roy Hagar, 13 October 1947, Monterey, California, USA. Hagar is a singer, guitarist, and songwriter whose father was a professional boxer. Legend has it that Elvis Presley persuaded him not to follow in his father’s footsteps, and instead he started out in 60s San Bernardino bands the Fabulous Castillas, Skinny, Justice Brothers and rock band Dust Cloud. He joine Read more

Damn Yankees - 52% match to Foreigner

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1989, the Damn Yankees were one of several supergroups, including Bad English, to emerge in the USA towards the end of the decade. ex-Styx guitarist/vocalist Tommy Shaw had already been writing with the larger-than-life guitarist and solo artist Ted Nugent and they were soon joined by Jack Blades on bass and vocals (from the recently demised Night Ranger) and Michael Read more


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