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Quiet Riot - 100% match to Spinal Tap

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Heavy Metal Heavy Metal Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This US heavy metal band had their ‘five minutes’ of fame in 1983 with a remake of the Slade song, ‘Cum On Feel The Noize’, and a US number 1 album, Metal Health - the first metal album to reach that position in the US charts. However, they were unable to maintain that momentum with subsequent releases. The band formed in 1975 with lanky vocalist Kevin DuBr Read more

Sammy Hagar - 100% match to Spinal Tap

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock 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

Twisted Sister - 89% match to Spinal Tap

Genres: Documentaries Heavy Metal Heavy Metal Holiday & Seasonal Holiday & Seasonal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1973, this New York, USA-based hard rock band’s original purpose was to provide the antidote to the disco music that was saturating the airwaves during the mid-70s. Twisted Sister evolved from a band called Silverstar, but the line-up did not start to take shape until 1976 when founding members Jay Jay French (John Segall, 20 July 1952, USA; guitar) and Kenny Read more

Tesla - 80% match to Spinal Tap

Genres: Heavy Metal 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

David Lee Roth - 79% match to Spinal Tap

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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10 October 1953, Bloomington, Indiana, USA. Roth, the former lead vocalist with US hard rockers Van Halen, first expressed his desire to go solo during a period of band inactivity during 1985. He subsequently recorded a mini-album, Crazy From The Heat, featuring a varied selection of material that was a departure from the straight metal approach of Van Halen. The album was f Read more

Alcatrazz - 74% match to Spinal Tap

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Heavy Metal 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

Motley Crue - 73% match to Spinal Tap

Genres: Heavy Metal Music Theme Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Spoken Word
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This heavy rock band was formed in 1980 by Nikki Sixx (Frank Carlton Serafino Ferranna, 11 December 1958, San Jose, California, USA; bass) and comprised former members of several other Los Angeles-based outfits. Tommy Lee (b. Thomas Bass, 3 October 1962, Athens, Greece; drums) was recruited from Suite 19; Vince Neil (b. Vince Neil Wharton, 8 February 1961, Hollywood, Califor Read more

Dokken - 71% match to Spinal Tap

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock 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

Krokus - 71% match to Spinal Tap

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Solothurn, Switzerland, Krokus appeared in 1974 playing symphonic rock similar to Yes, Genesis and Emerson, Lake And Palmer. After four years and two rather lacklustre albums, they switched to a hard rock style and dropped the frills in favour of a back-to-basics approach in the mode of AC/DC. The most stable early line-up of the band featured Chris Von Rohr (vocals), Read more

Ted Nugent - 70% match to Spinal Tap

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Theodore Nugent, 13 December 1948, Detroit, Michigan, USA. Inspired by 50s rock ‘n’ roll, Nugent taught himself the rudiments of guitar playing at the age of eight. As a teenager he played in the Royal Highboys and Lourds, but this formative period ended in 1964 upon his family’s move to Chicago. Here, Nugent assembled the Amboy Dukes, which evolved from garag Read more

Girlschool - 68% match to Spinal Tap

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The all-female UK heavy metal band had its origins in Painted Lady, founded by teenagers Enid Williams (bass/vocals) and Kim McAuliffe (13 April 1959; guitar/vocals). The remaining members of Painted Lady went on to form Tour De Force. After Kelly Johnson (b. 20 June 1958, d. 15 July 2007; guitar/vocals) and Denise Dufort (drums) had joined in 1978 the name became Girlschool Read more

Van Halen - 66% match to Spinal Tap

Genres: Heavy Metal Music Theme Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The origins of this, one of America’s most successful heavy metal bands, date back to Pasadena, California, in 1973. Eddie Van Halen (Eduard Lodewijk Van Halen, 26 January 1955, Nijmegen, Gelderland, Netherlands; guitar/keyboards), Alex Van Halen (b. Alexander Arthur Van Halen, 8 May 1953, Nijmegen, Netherlands; drums) and Michael Anthony (b. Michael Anthony Sobolewski, Read more

KISS - 65% match to Spinal Tap

Genres: Heavy Metal Music Theme Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Spoken Word
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Following the demise of their previous band Wicked Lester, US heavy rock outfit Kiss was formed in 1972 by Paul Stanley (Stanley Harvey Eisen, 20 January 1952, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA; rhythm guitar/vocals) and Gene Simmons (b. Chaim Witz, 25 August 1949, Haifa, Israel; bass/vocals). The duo went on to recruit Peter Criss (b. George Peter John Criscoula, 20 D Read more

Ratt - 65% match to Spinal Tap

Genres: Heavy Metal 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

Bruce Dickinson - 64% match to Spinal Tap

Genres: Blues Heavy Metal Heavy Metal Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Paul Bruce Dickinson, 7 August 1958, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England. Dickinson left the heavy metal band Samson to join pioneering contemporaries Iron Maiden, replacing Paul Di’Anno in 1981. By the following year Dickinson had fully established himself within the line-up through his performances on the road and on 1982’s UK number 1 album, The Number Of The Beas Read more


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