White Lion

Genres: Comedy Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": hard rock hair metal 80s rock classic rock Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
Links online: Lyrics Wikipedia

Biography

This US hard rock band was formed in Brooklyn, New York, during 1983, by Mike Tramp (Michael Trampenau, 14 January 1961, Copenhagen, Denmark; lead vocals, ex-Mabel) and Vito Bratta (b. 1 July 1961, Staten Island, New York, USA; guitar, ex-Dreamer). After a series of false starts, they signed to Elektra Records with Felix Robinson (bass, ex-Angel) and Nicki Capozzi (drums) completing the line-up. However, the label was unhappy with the recording of Fight To Survive and after refusing to release the album, terminated their contract. RCA Records picked up the release option and the album finally surfaced in Japan in 1984. By this stage, James Lomenzo (b. 13 January 1959, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA) and Greg D’Angelo (b. 18 December 1963, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA) had taken over bass and drums, respectively, on a permanent basis. The album did in fact meet with favourable reviews, some critics comparing Mike Tramp to David Lee Roth and...

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