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There are multiple artists under this name: 1) U.K. were a short-lived British progressive rock supergroup active from 1977 through 1980. In September 1976, singer/bassist John Wetton formerly of the British Psychedelic band Family (with Roger Chapman and Rick Grech) and drummer Bill Bruford, both alumni of King Crimson, worked on forming a band with Yes keyboardist Rick Wakeman. The project was stopped by Wakeman's label. According to Bruford, "A&M Records were unwilling to let their 'star,' Wakeman, walk off with a used, slightly soiled King Crimson rhythm section, and the idea failed."

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Howlin' Circus

“Conjuring images of cattle ranching in the Summer, Howlin’ Circus combine raucous guitars with melodic vocals, tales of trepidation and unexpected harmonies. Shedding leaves on London’s Autumnal high it wasn’t until the Winter that the band formed, after co-writers Jamie Harper and Jafar Hassan brought forth their love for blues, rock ‘n’ roll and poetry. It is in this era of instant gratification that the band, completed soon after by the bass and drums of Charles Sanders and Ramy Kozman...

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The Nine Tails

The Nine Tails are the product of gritty blues infused classics such as Led Zeppelin and The Stooges, combined with the essence of contemporary East London. At first listen The Nine Tails sound more like they fell out of a garage in Detroit in 1970 rather than a cramped flat in Hackney circa 2010. But with wall-to-wall harmonies, charmingly filthy vocals and what could possibly be described as obscene guitar licks, The Nine Tails do as many an Englishman before – taking the quintessentially American art form of Rock N Roll and infusing it with British swagger.

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Orianthi

Orianthi Panagaris (born 22 January 1985), better known simply as Orianthi, is a Greek Australian musician, singer-songwriter and guitarist. She is perhaps best known for being Michael Jackson's lead guitarist for his ill-fated "This Is It" concert series, and as the lead guitarist in Alice Cooper's live band. Her debut single "According To You" peaked at #3 in Japan, #8 in Australia and #17 in the US; her second album, "Believe", received a worldwide release in late 2009.

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No Island

There are two bands called No Island: The first is an independent rock band based in Vancouver, Canada; the second is hardcore band based in Glasgow, Scotland that chose the same name 2 years later. 1. Vancouver-based No Island delivers a new brand of rock that blurs the lines between genres and generations. With carefully-crafted original songs and a unique sound complimented by keyboards and saxophone, No Island’s approach to rock is catchy, powerful, and sophisticated all at once.

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Van Halen

Van Halen is a band which formed in 1972 in Pasadena, California, United States. The band was originally called Mammoth and changed their name to Van Halen by 1974. The band's first studio album, "Van Halen", released in 1978, is widely regarded as a milestone in rock music. With this first release, the band, featuring David Lee Roth on vocals, Michael Anthony on bass, and Dutch-born Edward Van Halen on guitars (and also keyboards later) and brother Alex Van Halen on drums, established itself as a leader in the emerging and commercially successful U.

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G3

G3 is an almost annual live music show and concert tour featuring three select guitarists of the generation; hence its name. It was created by guitarists Joe Satriani and Steve Vai in 1996. Since its inception G3 has featured many guitarists including: Yngwie Malmsteen, John Petrucci, Robert Fripp, Eric Johnson, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Uli Jon Roth, Michael Schenker, Adrian Legg, Paul Gilbert and many other special guests, including Steve Lukather, Steve Morse and drummer Mike Portnoy. There are three official live releases of G3:

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Curtis Whitefinger

Independent minger/mongwriter from Nottingham, UK. Rock/folk-rock/powerpop. Has written hundreds of songs, released several albums. Releases music for free via www.curtiswhitefinger.co.uk. Please download and share. "Blows a lot of the big boys out of the water.....If Bob Dylan had grown up on Shane Meadows' estate he would sound like this." - Subba-Cultcha magazine "Uniquely irreverent humour" - This City Magazine

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ROCK REVOLUTION

Rock Revolution is Boss Mick V - Lead Vocals and Rhythm Guitar, Michael Night - Lead Guitar, BJ Stix - Drums, and Doug - Bass. They started in 2003 when Michael Night told his friend BJ Stix to learn drums because they were starting a band. Soon after Boss Mick V was added as a front man because he is in fact pure rock and roll and Tony Teems was brought in to play Bass. After a Tony Teems got kick out Doug was brought in on bass because he could play and was around.

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Funkadelic

Funkadelic was originally the backing band for the doo wop group, The Parliaments. The band was added in 1964, primarily for tours, and consisted of Frankie Boyce, Richard Boyce and Langston Booth. They enlisted in the army in 1966, and George Clinton (the leader of Parliament) recruited Billy Bass Nelson and Eddie Hazel in 1967, then also adding Tawl Ross and Tiki Fulwood. Due to legal difficulties between Clinton and Revilot, The Parliaments' label...

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