King's X is an American hard rock / heavy metal band noted for its spiritual lyrics and sophisticated musical styles which include, but are not limited to, blues, progressive rock, grunge and psychedelic. The group traces its beginnings to 1980, when Doug Pinnick and Jerry Gaskill, who had previously met while recording and touring with Phil Keaggy and touring with the band Petra, recruited Ty Tabor to join them.
Extreme is a rock band consisting of singer/guitar virtuoso Nuno Bettencourt, singer/lyricist Gary Cherone, bassist/singer Pat Badger and drummer Kevin Figueiredo. The band first formed in 1985 in Boston with then drummer Paul Geary (who later got replaced by drummer Mike Mangini) until the band decided to go on an indefinite hiatus that ended up lasting more than 10 years (1996 - 2006). The band's influences range from the progressive hard rock and elaborate multi-vocals parts of Queen, the energy of Aerosmith and Van Halen, as well as Beatlesque pop and a Led Zeppelin organic feeling.
Red Hot Chili Peppers are a funk rock band who are based in Hollywood, California and was formed in 1983, in Los Angeles, California. Since 1998, the band has consisted of founding members Anthony Kiedis (vocals) and Michael "Flea" Balzary (bass) along with longtime members John Frusciante (guitar) and Chad Smith (drums). The band initially formed for a one-off support act for a friend's band, calling themselves Tony Flow And The Miraculously Majestic Masters Of Mayhem.
Abdi Behravanfar(Persian: عبدي بهروانفر) (born 1975) is an Iranian guitar player and he plays harmonica in country blues style with Fleming Khoshghadami. In 2000 he formed a band named Mud Band with 5 other members. They performed 4 concerts in blues rock and folk rock styles. Behravanfar made music for 4 short films,the one called "Gone Far Away" won the prize for the best music in JAVAN festival film in Iran. He also collaborated with Mohsen Namjoo on his Toranj album.
Dan Reed Network are a modestly successful funk-rock band from Portland, Oregon.
Consisting of singer and guitarist Dan Reed, guitarist Brion James, bassist Melvin Brannon II, drummer Dan Pred and keyboardist Rick DiGuiarllonado, the Dan Reed Network started off in 1984, and released three studio albums (Dan Reed Network, Slam and Heat) before their unofficial breakup in 1993.
The band were renowned to their fans as excellent live performers, and they capitalised on this by releasing a two-disc live album (Live At Last! Halfway Around The World) in 1997.
Parliament was originally The Parliaments, a doo-wop group based out of George Clinton's Plainfield, New Jersey barber shop. The name was soon abandoned due to legal issues with Revilot and Atlantic Records, and most of the same people recorded under the name Funkadelic, which consisted of The Parliaments' backing musicians. Billy "Bass" Nelson is credited with creating the name Funkadelic. He also switched from 6-string guitar to bass, creating room for his childhood friend Eddie Hazel to join the group.
Gov't Mule is a southern rock/jam band formed in 1994 as a side project to The Allman Brothers Band, but has taken on a life of its own. Like many jam bands, Gov't Mule does not get much radio airplay but is popular due to constant touring and intense fan loyalty. When the Allman Brothers Band reformed in 1989 in response to the popularity of the Dreams box set, Warren Haynes was added on lead guitar and Allen Woody on bass.
1. http://outinthedesert.bandcamp.com/album/so-little from los angeles. 2. There are several bands having gone by the name "Badlands", the most famous being the late '80s hard rock band formed by former Black Sabbath vocalist Ray Gillen. Badlands was a short-lived rock band founded by Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Jake E. Lee and Black Sabbath members Ray Gillen and Eric Singer. Badlands also featured bassist Greg Chaisson. After the first Badlands album, Eric Singer was replaced by Jeff Martin. Eric Singer later played drums on the Greg Chaisson solo album It’s About Time.