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Little Angels - 84% match to Thunder

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This UK heavy rock quintet was formed in Scarborough, Yorkshire, England, during 1985, originally under the title Mr Thrud. Comprising Tony Jepson (vocals), Bruce John Dickinson (10 May 1968, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Scotland; guitar), Mark Plunkett (bass), Jimmy Dickinson (keyboards) and Dave Hopper (drums), they were a youthful outfit, whose energy and enthusiasm in the live se Read more

Magnum - 48% match to Thunder

Genres: Funk Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
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The Almighty - 42% match to Thunder

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This Scottish hard rock quartet was formed in 1988 by vocalist and guitarist Ricky Warwick (husband of Vanessa, hostess of Headbanger’s Ball on MTV, and formerly a member of New Model Army), guitarist Tantrum, bass player Floyd London and drummer Stumpy Munroe. Along with Little Angels, Quireboys and the Dogs D’Amour, the Almighty spearheaded a revival in UK heavy roc Read more

The Wildhearts - 38% match to Thunder

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Following his sacking from the Quireboys in January 1989 and a brief tenure with the Throbs, UK guitarist/songwriter Ginger (David Walls, 17 December 1964, South Shields, Tyne & Wear, England) set about forming the Wildhearts with ex-Tattooed Love Boys guitarist Cris ‘CJ’ Jagdhar (b. 27 December 1967, England), drummer Andrew ‘Stidi’ Stidolph (b. Tyn Read more

Great White - 31% match to Thunder

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

The Answer - 31% match to Thunder

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Influenced by such guitar-heavy, blues-influenced classic rock greats as Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple, Northern Ireland’s the Answer started turning out loud, rowdy rock in 2000. The group earned a local following and, in 2002, a coveted spot playing Ireland’s Witness Festival. The Answer’s debut, RISE, appeared in 2006, earning positive reviews in the press, lea Read more

Damn Yankees - 30% match to Thunder

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

Dare - 29% match to Thunder

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

Harem Scarem - 29% match to Thunder

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Canadian heavy rock band formed in 1987 by Harry Hess (Harold Hess, 5 July 1968, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada; vocals, keyboards, guitar), Mike Gionet (bass), Pete Lesperance (b. 13 October 1968, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada; guitar, vocals) and Darren Smith (drums, vocals). Hess and Smith had played together in Blind Vengeance prior to launching a new project with their friends Read more

FM - 28% match to Thunder

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

Giant - 28% match to Thunder

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

Pretty Maids - 26% match to Thunder

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

David Lee Roth - 25% match to Thunder

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

House of Lords - 25% match to Thunder

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

Blue Murder - 24% match to Thunder

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock
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