Though his name has been relegated to a mere footnote in the annals of Rock ‘N’ Roll history over the years, Rob Gardner proved to be an integral ingredient to a formula that spawned two iconic Rock acts in the 1980s.
With Jack Blades, Brad Gillis, and Kelly Keagy — three of the core co-founders — remaining at the forefront, Night Ranger returned to its roots on ATBPO, providing their signature vocal hooks and fiery dual guitar work throughout the 12-track album.
By the time he received the inevitable phone call in May, Bob Paré was prepared to put everything on hold for an opportunity of a lifetime. The veteran guitarist had been hand-picked to become the newest member of Maryland’s treasured Hard Rock act, KIX.
Just like any other night, Mark Evans took center stage radiating his infectious energy, while maintaining impeccable attention to detail. His band, Network, was gearing up to do an original set at Enchante Dance Club, in Cherry Hill, NJ.
Between his powerful backbeat, innate sense of groove, and simplistic approach, Simon Kirke was at the forefront of laying the foundation for a new era of Rock ‘N’ Roll drummers.
Owens took the music world by storm 25 years ago, joining legendary English Heavy Metal act, Judas Priest as a relatively unknown singer. Much to the delight of Priest faithful, Ripper’s fiery vocals and captivating energy captured the essence of the band’s classic sound.
In the 47 years since his departure from ACϟDC, Evans has endured a winding musical journey. He may never elude the ACϟDC label, but these days, he’s thrilled doing things his way, touring the world, producing new music, and making his mark as a solo artist.
The Maltese-born frontman would ultimately rise to prominence with the legendary Swiss rock band Krokus after years of toiling in limbo, but Storace was destined for Rock ‘N’ Roll stardom long before becoming a household name across the globe.
Prior to breaking his silence of more than 30 years to announce his return to the spotlight, Punky Meadows assumed he’d been long forgotten.
Being a multi-faceted drummer has allowed Chris Slade the opportunity to play alongside some of the most notable artists in music history.