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Kix - 100% match to Great White

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s
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Ratt - 91% match to Great White

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This heavy metal band was formed in Los Angeles, California, USA, by Stephen Pearcy (vocals), Robbin Crosby (4 August 1959, San Diego, California, USA, d. 6 June 2002, Los Angeles, California, USA; guitar), Warren DeMartini (guitar), Juan Croucier (bass), and Bobby ‘The Blotz’ Blotzer (drums). They evolved out of 70s band Mickey Ratt, transmuting into their present Read more

Britny Fox - 85% match to Great White

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This ‘glam-metal’ quartet was formed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA in summer 1985 by vocalist ‘Dizzy’ Dean Davidson (ex-World War III drummer) and former Cinderella guitarist Michael Kelly Smith. With the addition of bass player Billy Childs and drummer Tony Destra (also ex-Cinderella) they recorded the In America demo which landed them a major recordin Read more

L.A. Guns - 85% match to Great White

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This US hard rock band was originally formed in 1983 by guitarist Tracii Guns (20 January 1966, USA), vocalist Axl Rose, bass player Ole Beich, and drummer Rob Gardner. Guns, Rose and Gardner subsequently appeared in the original line-up of Guns N’Roses, before Guns left to re-form his own band with Gardner, Beich and vocalist Michael Jagosz. The quartet recorded an EP Read more

Bulletboys - 84% match to Great White

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s
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Tesla - 84% match to Great White

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Originally known as City Kid, this blues-based, hard rock quintet were formed in Sacramento, California, USA. Named after the scientist Nikola Tesla, Jeff Keith (12 October 1958, Texarkana, Arkansas, USA; vocals), Tommy Skeoch (guitar/vocals), Frank Hannon (b. 1965, Los Angeles, California, USA; guitar/keyboards), Brian Wheat (bass/vocals) and Troy Luccketta (drums) came tog Read more

Dokken - 82% match to Great White

Genres: Heavy Metal 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

Damn Yankees - 78% match to Great White

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

White Lion - 78% match to Great White

Genres: Heavy Metal Latin Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This US hard rock band was formed in Brooklyn, New York, during 1983, by Mike Tramp (Michael Trampenau, 14 January 1961, Copenhagen, Denmark; lead vocals, ex-Mabel) and Vito Bratta (b. 1 July 1961, Staten Island, New York, USA; guitar, ex-Dreamer). After a series of false starts, they signed to Elektra Records with Felix Robinson (bass, ex-Angel) and Nicki Capozzi (drums) co Read more

Winger - 78% match to Great White

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This melodic US AOR/hard rock act was formed by experienced session musicians Kip Winger (22 May 1961; bass, vocals) and Paul Taylor (keyboards, guitar) following their work together on Alice Cooper’s Constrictor tour. Enlisting lead guitarist Reb Beach and drummer Rod Morgenstein (ex-Dixie Dregs), the quartet chose the name Sahara, but were forced to change to Winger a Read more

Black 'N Blue - 75% match to Great White

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formerly known as Boogie Star, Black ‘N’ Blue were formed in Portland, Oregon, USA, in 1981. After a series of line-up shuffles, the band stabilized with Jaime St. James (vocals), Tommy Thayer (guitar), Jeff Warner (guitar), Patrick Young (bass) and Peter Holmes (drums). Relocating to Los Angeles in 1982, they forged a contract with Geffen Records and delivered their Read more

Cinderella - 73% match to Great White

Genres: Heavy Metal Music Theme Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA-based band was formed in 1983 by Tom Keifer (guitar/vocals), Eric Brittingham (bass) and Michael Kelly Smith (guitar) and Tony Destra (drums). The latter pair soon left to form Britny Fox, and it was a line-up comprising Keifer, Brittingham, Jeff LaBar (ex-White Foxx) and Jody Cortez that signed to PolyGram Records. The label acted on Jon Bo Read more

Dangerous Toys - 73% match to Great White

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This group was formed by ex-Onyx members Scott Dalhover (guitar), Mike Watson (bass) and Mark Geary (drums) in Texas in 1987. With the recruitment of ex-Watchtower vocalist Jason McMaster, the band signed to CBS Records and debuted with a self-titled album in 1989. This revealed strong Guns N’Roses and Aerosmith influences, alongside their previous techno-thrash style. Sho Read more

XYZ - 72% match to Great White

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Keel - 71% match to Great White

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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US-born vocalist Ron Keel started his career in 1983 with Steeler, who also temporarily featured future guitar hero Yngwie Malmsteen. After one self-titled album on Shrapnel Records, he dissolved the band to go solo. Forming a typical Kiss / Aerosmith -styled band with musicians Brian Jay (guitar), Marc Ferrari (guitar), Kenny Chaisson (bass) and Dwain Miller (drums), Keel obta Read more


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