Max Webster

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
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Decades: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This Toronto, Canada-based group was formed by guitarist Kim Mitchell, who had worked with various bands over the years, including MC5 and Alice Cooper. Mitchell was very much the central figure owing to his onstage showmanship and guitar ability. He was backed by Dave Myles on bass, Terry Watkinson on keyboards and Gerry McCracken on drums. The UK proved a hard nut to crack, but they tried hard in 1979 with two albums and a single, ‘Paradise Skies’, which featured guest appearances from fellow Canadians Rush. For some reason, British audiences turned their back on the band and most of the tour was cancelled. 1980’s Universal Juveniles brought back some dignity but their career and songwriting was on the wane, and by 1982 they had split up. Mitchell continued as a solo artist.

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