|Genres:||Heavy Metal Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||hard rock heavy metal hair metal 80s rock|
|Decades:||1980s 1990s 2000s|
This US pop metal band was formed in New Jersey in 1986 by Dave The Snake Sabo (16 September 1964, Perth Amboy, New Jersey, USA; guitar) and Rachel Bolan (b. James Southworth, 9 Feburary 1966, Perth Amboy, New Jersey, USA; bass). Canadian vocalist Sebastian Bach (b. Sebastian Philip Bierk, 3 April 1968, Freeport, Bahamas; ex-Madam X), Scotti Hill (b. Scott Lawrence Mulvehill, 31 May 1964, Manhasset, New York, USA; guitar) and Rob Affuso (b. Robert James Affuso, 1 March 1963, Newburgh, New York, USA; drums) completed the most stable line-up after Matt Fallon (b. 30 September 1965, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA; vocals) and Kurtis Jackson (guitar) had passed through the ranks. Influenced by Kiss, the Sex Pistols, Ratt and Mötley Crüe, the bands rise to fame was remarkably rapid. The break came when they were picked up by Bon Jovis management (Sabo was an old friend of Jon Bon Jovi) and offered the support slot on their US...