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Loverboy - 100% match to Night Ranger

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

Damn Yankees - 95% match to Night Ranger

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

Sammy Hagar - 91% match to Night Ranger

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

Winger - 90% match to Night Ranger

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

Triumph - 86% match to Night Ranger

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

Danger Danger - 73% match to Night Ranger

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 - 70% match to Night Ranger

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

Great White - 70% match to Night Ranger

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This Los Angeles, California, USA-based heavy metal band was formed (as Dante Fox) in 1981 by Jack Russell (5 December 1960, Montebello, California, USA; vocals), Mark Kendall (b. 29 April 1957, Loma Linda, California, USA; guitar), Lorne Black (bass) and Gary Holland (drums). Changing their name to Great White, they adopted a no-frills approach from the start, relying on th Read more

Survivor - 65% match to Night Ranger

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

Lou Gramm - 64% match to Night Ranger

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

Honeymoon Suite - 63% match to Night Ranger

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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A Canadian hard rock quintet of Johnny Dee (guitar, vocals), Derry Grehan (lead guitar), Dave Betts (drums), Gary Lalonde (bass) and Ray Coburn (keyboards), Honeymoon Suite formed in 1982 and set about establishing the strong club following that accompanied them throughout their career. Their debut release was a self-financed single, ‘New Girl Now’, which sold in suff Read more

Billy Squier - 62% match to Night Ranger

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

Dokken - 62% match to Night Ranger

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

Aldo Nova - 61% match to Night Ranger

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

Tesla - 61% match to Night Ranger

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


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