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Poison - 100% match to Def Leppard

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Music Theme Heavy Metal
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This US heavy rock band was formed in Pennsylvania, in the spring of 1983 by Bret Michaels (Bret Michael Sychak, 15 March 1963, Butler, Pennsylvania, USA; vocals) and Rikki Rockett (b. Richard Allan Ream, 8 August 1961, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA; drums). They were soon joined by Bobby Dall (b. Robert Harry Kuykendall, 2 November 1958, Miami, Florida, USA; bass) and Ma Read more

Warrant - 90% match to Def Leppard

Genres: Pop / Rock Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
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A product of the late 80s Los Angeles, California, USA club scene, hard rock band Warrant was formed in 1984 by guitarist Erik Turner (Eric Benjamin Turner, 31 March 1964, Omaha, Nebraska, USA). The early line-up of the band included Jerry Dixon (b. 15 September 1967, Pasadena, California, USA; bass), Adam Shore (vocals), Josh Lewis (b. Joshua Cohen, 15 October 1967, Chicago Read more

Whitesnake - 88% match to Def Leppard

Genres: Pop / Rock Heavy Metal Music Theme
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This UK-based heavy rock band has been led throughout its career by David Coverdale (22 September 1951, Saltburn-By-The Sea, North Yorkshire, England). The lead vocalist with Deep Purple since 1973, Coverdale left that unit in 1976 and recorded two solo albums, Whitesnake and Northwinds. Shortly afterwards, he formed a touring band from musicians who had played on those reco Read more

Cinderella - 84% match to Def Leppard

Genres: Pop / Rock Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Children's Music
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This Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA-based band was formed in 1983 by Tom Keifer (guitar/vocals), Eric Brittingham (bass) and Michael Kelly Smith (guitar) and Tony Destra (drums). The latter pair soon left to form Britny Fox, and it was a line-up comprising Keifer, Brittingham, Jeff LaBar (ex-White Foxx) and Jody Cortez that signed to PolyGram Records. The label acted on Jon Bo Read more

Ratt - 84% match to Def Leppard

Genres: Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Heavy Metal Documentaries Pop / Rock
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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

Dokken - 81% match to Def Leppard

Genres: Pop / Rock Heavy Metal Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Documentaries
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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

Tesla - 78% match to Def Leppard

Genres: Pop / Rock Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts
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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

Van Halen - 76% match to Def Leppard

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Heavy Metal Music & Radio
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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

Winger - 76% match to Def Leppard

Genres: Pop / Rock Heavy Metal
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This melodic US AOR/hard rock act was formed by experienced session musicians Kip Winger (22 May 1961; bass, vocals) and Paul Taylor (keyboards, guitar) following their work together on Alice Cooper’s Constrictor tour. Enlisting lead guitarist Reb Beach and drummer Rod Morgenstein (ex-Dixie Dregs), the quartet chose the name Sahara, but were forced to change to Winger a Read more

Mötley Crüe - 74% match to Def Leppard

Genres: Pop / Rock Music Theme Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Soundtracks Comedy Heavy Metal
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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

Bon Jovi - 69% match to Def Leppard

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Spoken Word Music Theme Heavy Metal Holiday & Seasonal Music & Radio
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This commercial hard rock band, formed in New Jersey, USA, is fronted by Jon Bon Jovi (John Francis Bongiovi Jnr., 2 March 1962, Perth Amboy, New Jersey, USA; vocals). His four co-founders were Richie Sambora (b. Richard Stephen Sambora, 11 July 1959, Perth Amboy, New Jersey, USA; guitar, ex-Message), David Bryan (b. David Rashbaum, 7 February 1962, Edison, New Jersey, USA; Read more

Damn Yankees - 69% match to Def Leppard

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts
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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

Europe - 68% match to Def Leppard

Genres: Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Spoken Word Heavy Metal
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This Swedish heavy rock outfit enjoyed brief international success in the late 80s. The origins of the band can be traced back to 1978, when Joey Tempest (Joakim Larsson, 19 August 1963, Stockholm, Sweden; vocals/keyboards), John Norum (b. 23 February 1964, Vardö, Norway; guitar), and Tony Reno (b. Tony Niemstö; drums) joined Peter Olsson in Force. Olsson quit the Read more

Night Ranger - 68% match to Def Leppard

Genres: Pop / Rock Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
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This talented and sophisticated American pomp-rock group released a string of first-class albums between 1982 and 1988. Featuring Jack Blades (vocals, bass), Brad Gillis (guitar, ex-Ozzy Osbourne), Alan Fitzgerald (keyboards, ex-Montrose), Kelly Keagy (drums) and Jeff Watson (guitar), they gigged in and around their home town of San Francisco as an extension of Gillis’ clu Read more

Skid Row - 65% match to Def Leppard

Genres: Pop / Rock Heavy Metal Soundtracks
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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 Lawren Read more

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