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Deep Purple - 100% match to Rainbow

Genres: Documentaries Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Deep Purple evolved in 1968 following sessions to form a band around former Searchers drummer Chris Curtis (Christopher Crummey, 26 August 1941, Oldham, Lancashire, England). Jon Lord (b. 9 June 1941, Leicester, Leicestershire, England; keyboards) and Nick Simper (b. 3 November 1945, Norwood Green, Southall, Middlesex, England; bass), veterans, respectively, of the Artwoods Read more

Dio - 83% match to Rainbow

Genres: Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Uriah Heep - 61% match to Rainbow

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The critics have scoffed and generally poured derision on Uriah Heep over the years, but the band have sold millions of records and have had five US Top 40 albums. A technically brilliant heavy rock band, they deserve most credit for continuing despite over 40 personnel changes and two deaths along the way.The band was formed by David Byron (David Gar Read more

Whitesnake - 61% match to Rainbow

Genres: Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This UK-based heavy rock band has been led throughout its career by David Coverdale (22 September 1951, Saltburn-By-The Sea, North Yorkshire, England). The lead vocalist with Deep Purple since 1973, Coverdale left that unit in 1976 and recorded two solo albums, Whitesnake and Northwinds. Shortly afterwards, he formed a touring band from musicians who had played on those reco Read more

Elf - 56% match to Rainbow

Genres: Heavy Metal
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s
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This US heavy rock unit was formed in 1967 by vocalist Ronnie James Dio (Ronald Padavona, 10 July 1940, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA) with cousin Dave Feinstein on guitar, plus Gary Driscoll (drums), Doug Thaler (keyboards) and Nick Pantas (guitar). They worked under the name Electric Elves until 1970 when the entire band was involved in a car crash, in which Pantas died a Read more

UFO - 48% match to Rainbow

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
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Alcatrazz - 46% match to Rainbow

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This US band were heavy metal exponents in the Deep Purple tradition. Formed by ex-MSG and Rainbow vocalist Graham Bonnet (12 December 1947, Skegness, Lincolnshire, England) in 1983, the initial line-up featured virtuoso guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen (b. Lars Johann Yngwie Lannerback, 30 June 1963, Stockholm, Sweden), former New England members Jimmy Waldo (keyboards) and Gary Read more

Black Sabbath - 45% match to Rainbow

Genres: Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Group members Terry ‘Geezer’ Butler (17 July 1949, Birmingham, England; bass), Tony Iommi (b. Anthony Frank Iommi, 19 February 1948, Aston, Birmingham, England; guitar), Bill Ward (b. William Ward, 5 May 1948, Aston, Birmingham, England; drums) and Ozzy Osbourne (b. John Michael Osbourne, 3 December 1948, Aston, Birmingham, England; vocals) were originally known as Read more

Heaven & Hell - 43% match to Rainbow

Genres: Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
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Nazareth - 39% match to Rainbow

Genres: Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1968 in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, Nazareth evolved out of local attractions the Shadettes. Dan McCafferty (William McCafferty, 14 October 1946, Edinburgh, Scotland; vocals), Manny Charlton (b. 25 July 1941, La Linea, Spain; guitar), Pete Agnew (b. 14 September 1946, Dunfermline, Scotland; bass) and Darrell Sweet (b. 16 May 1947, Bournemouth, England, d. 30 April Read more

Judas Priest - 38% match to Rainbow

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This enduring heavy metal outfit was formed in Birmingham, England, in 1969, by K.K. Downing (Kenneth Downing, 27 October 1951, West Bromwich, Warwickshire, England; guitar) and close friend, Ian Hill (b. 20 January 1951, England; bass). As another hopeful, struggling young rock band, they played their first gig in Essington in 1971 with a line-up completed by Alan Atkins (b Read more

Accept - 33% match to Rainbow

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This German heavy rock quintet originally comprised Udo Dirkschneider (vocals), Gerhard Wahl (guitar) and Wolf Hoffman (10 December 1959, Mainz, Germany; guitar), Frank Friedrich (drums) and Peter Baltes (bass). Formed in 1976 in their home town of Solingen, Jorg Fischer replaced Wahl in 1978. The band’s power metal sound was characterized by Dirkschneider’s guttur Read more

Saxon - 31% match to Rainbow

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in the north of England in 1976, Saxon were originally known as Son Of A Bitch and spent their early days paying dues in clubs and small venues up and down the UK, with Peter ‘Biff’ Byford (5 January 1951, Barnsley, England; vocals), Graham Oliver (b. 6 July 1952, Mexborough, England; guitar), Paul Quinn (guitar), Steve Dawson (b. Steven Dawson, 1951, Englan Read more

Yngwie Malmsteen - 31% match to Rainbow

Genres: Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Lars Johann Yngwie Lannerback, 30 June 1963, Stockholm, Sweden. This Swedish guitar virtuoso was the originator of the high-speed, technically precise, neo-classical style that developed during the 80s. Influenced by Jimi Hendrix, Ritchie Blackmore and Eddie Van Halen, Malmsteen first picked up a guitar at the age of five and had formed his first band, Powerhouse, by the tim Read more

Glenn Hughes - 30% match to Rainbow

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
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