Former The Runaway's guitarist Joan Jett began forming the Blackhearts, a backing band for her burgeoning solo career, with manager Kenny Laguna's assistance circa 1979. Since then the roster has included the current lineup of Thommy Price on drums, guitarist Dougie Needles and bassist Enzo Penizzotto and numerous predecessors like Gary Ryan, Eric Ambel, Danny Furious, Lee Crystal and Kasim Sulton.
There are four bands with that name: 1) Roger Taylor's band
2) The Korean band
3) The progressive metal band
4) A Japanese duo
The Cross was a separate band project put together by Roger Taylor (the drummer for Queen) from 1987 to 1991. The four other members were Spike Edney (who went on to form 'Spike's All Stars' - the SAS Band), Clayton Moss, Peter Noone, and Joshua J. McCrae.
There are at least thirteen artists who go by the name Alex: Alex Chu (알렉스)(1) Korean male singer in the group Clazziquai. Recently, he has been in many OST soundtracks, using his English name, Alex. Born and raised in Canada, he speaks Korean and English fluently and often sings in a mixture of Korean and English in his songs. Alex released his first solo album, "My Vintage Romance" in 2008.
Alexander Hanson (born April 28, 1961) is a British stage actor who most recently starred in the high-profile West End revival of The Sound of Music as Captain Georg Von Trapp. He was brought in to replace Simon Shepherd, who bowed out of the show during previews. Hanson had previously originated the role of Khashoggi in London's We Will Rock You.
Monty Python is a comedy troupe of 4 Englishmen (John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Michael Palin, Eric Idle), 1 Welshman (Terry Jones) and 1 American (Terry Gilliam), best known for their legendary and influential sketch comedy show "Monty Python's Flying Circus" (which ran for four seasons from 1969 to 1974). The troupe also wrote and starred in the films "And Now for Something Completely Different" (1971), "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" (1975), "Monty Python's Life of Brian" (1979), "Monty Python Live At The Hollywood Bowl" (1982) and "Monty Python's The Meaning of Life" (1983).
Roger Meddows Taylor was born on 26th July 1949 in King's Lynn, Norfolk, England is best known for being the drummer in famous rock group, Queen. He was the first member of Queen to launch a solo career, although it was not wildly successful. He has released four albums; Fun In Space (1981), Strange Frontier (1984), Happiness? (1994) and Electric Fire (1998). A fifth album, The Unblinking Eye (Everything Is Broken), is due out in 2010.
November 2004, the first annual UK Music Hall Of Fame induction ceremony takes place. As "Queen" are inducted, surviving active members Brian May and Roger Taylor (without bassist John Deacon who retired from the music business in 1997) play the band's double A-side hits, "We Will Rock You" and "We Are the Champions", complete with former "Free" and "Bad Company" frontman Paul Rodgers. The reaction is immense and the crowd waits in eager anticipation for the return of the act as they close the show with Free's classic, "All Right Now", with a little help from "The Polyphonic Spree".