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Axe - 53% match to Magnum

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The USA rock band Babyface comprised Edgar Riley (vocals), Bobby Barth (guitar), Mike Turpin (bass) and Bob Miles (drums); in 1979 they recruited Mike Osborne (22 December 1979, d. 21 July 1984) as second guitarist and Teddy Mueller as the replacement for Miles on drums, and realising Babyface was an inappropriate moniker, they wisely changed their name to Axe. Purveying hig Read more

Dare - 49% match to Magnum

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

FM - 39% match to Magnum

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

Jimi Jamison - 37% match to Magnum

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
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Pretty Maids - 37% match to Magnum

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This long-running Danish heavy metal quintet was formed in 1981 by vocalist Ronnie Atkins (Paul Christensen) and guitarist Ken Hammer (b. Kenneth Hansen). Taking their musical brief from British acts Deep Purple, Judas Priest and UFO, their style was such that enthusiasm often outweighed originality. The band has undergone numerous line-up changes, with Atkins and Hammer ini Read more

Thunder - 35% match to Magnum

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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UK hard rock quintet heavily influenced by Bad Company and the Rolling Stones. Thunder evolved from the ashes of Terraplane, with the surviving nucleus of Danny Bowes (14 April 1960, England; vocals), Luke Morley (b. 19 June 1960, England; guitar) and Gary James (b. 19 June 1960, England; drums) recruiting Mark Luckhurst (bass) and Ben Matthews (b. 21 July 1963, England; gui Read more

House of Lords - 33% match to Magnum

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

Sunstorm - 33% match to Magnum

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Saga - 29% match to Magnum

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Giant - 28% match to Magnum

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

Asia - 25% match to Magnum

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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Virgin Steele - 25% match to Magnum

Genres: Heavy Metal
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Comprising David DeFeis (vocals, keyboards), Jack Starr (guitar), Joe O’Reilly (bass) and Joey Ayvazian (drums), US rock band Virgin Steele were always likely to appeal to heavy metal purists. Like Manowar, they eschewed any considerations of subtlety in favour of excess - be it in musicianship or stage appearance. The band made its debut for Music For Nations in 1983, the Read more

Hardline - 24% match to Magnum

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This US hard rock act evolved from a songwriting partnership between brothers Johnny and Joey Gioeli (vocals and guitar, respectively, both ex-Brunette) and ex-Santana, Journey and Bad English guitarist Neal Schon. Bad English drummer Deen Castronovo joined, and completed the rhythm section by drafting in childhood friend Todd Jensen (ex-David Lee Roth; bass). Double Eclipse wa Read more

King Kobra - 23% match to Magnum

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
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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

Gotthard - 22% match to Magnum

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
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