Cryer - A 1980's rock band (as opposed to Metal) from Birmingham, heavily influenced by Deep Purple. Released a self financed single, titled "The Visionary" by the winner of a local radio contest. Broke up, then had an album released under the name "Force" so reformed. Then broke up again. Guitarist Stu now plays in comedy tribute band "Ian The Goat Sings Black sabbath". They are better than the name would suggest. Graham careless now sings in the band bat hat harry www.myspace.
Formed in Oakland California as the Persuaders, Derek Davis (vocals), Ron Freschi (guitar) Jamey Pacheco (drums) Danny De La Rosa (guitar) and Robb Reid (bass) were in childhood and rival bands until they eventually evolved into Babylon A.D (www.babylonad.com). Later as a band, they caught the attention of Arista Records president and industry music mogul Clive Davis who signed them at a showcase in Los Angeles thanks to their impressive three-song demo, home made video and consistent sold out performances in San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Phil Lewis is the current vocalist for American sleaze rock band L.A. Guns. He was born on January 9, 1957 in London, England, although he sometimes claims his birthdate as June 6, 1966 (666). Prior to joining L.A. Guns Lewis has also worked with Girl (featuring Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen), New Torpedos, and Torme. While temporarily out of L.A. Guns, he sang for the bands Filthy Lucre and the Liberators. Phil was engaged to model and actress Britt Ekland in the late 70's and early 80's
Wig Wam is a Norwegian rock band, which is dedicated to the Glam rock, Glam metal and imitates the style of typical American rock bands from the 1980s. Wig Wam come from Norway, more specifically the county of Østfold, and they were founded in 2001. Before their establishment the band members were already active in the music business, playing in bands like Dream Police, Artch, Sha-Boom, Ole Evenrud, Heads'N Tails and Alien, or as solo artists.
Def Leppard in many ways were the definitive hard rock band of the '80s. There were many bands that rocked harder and were more dangerous than the Sheffield quintet but few others captured the spirit of the times quite as well. Emerging in the late '70s as part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, the group actually owed more to the glam rock and metal of the early '70s -- their sound was equal parts T. Rex, Mott the Hoople, Queen, and Led Zeppelin.
There are at least 2 bands/artists with the name Vamps. 1) VAMPS is a Japanese rock unit by Hyde (lead vocalist of L'Arc~en~Ciel) and K.A.Z (guitarist of Oblivion Dust, hide with Spread Beaver and Spin Aqua). HYDE and K.A.Z have been working together since HYDE's third solo album FAITH, which was released in 2006. In early spring 2008, they announced the name-change for HYDE's solo project - and officially formed a band. One of the reasons being to give more credit to K.A.Z for his work. Thus VAMPS was born.
Jeff Scott Soto has been involved in bands included Yngwie Malmsteen, Panther, Axel Rudi Pell, Eyes, Talisman, Takara, Humanimal, Human Clay, Kryst The Conqueror, Redlist, The Boogie Knights and Soul Sirkus. By the time he reached his mid-30’s, Jeff Scott Soto had already spent twenty years splitting his time between recording studios and concert stages around the world. From heavy metal and funk to AOR and pop, Jeff has done it all.
There are at least two bands and one artist named Tuff.
1) a hair metal group from Arizona, USA
2) an industrial punk group from Sweden
3) an experimental hardcore techno/rhythmic noise artist from Kuopio, Finland
4) a gangsta rapper 1) Formed in Phoenix, Arizona, the band, which consisted of Jim Gillette (vocals), Jorge DeSaint (guitar), Todd Chase (bass) and Michael Lean (drums), decided to relocate to Hollywood and released a four song EP.