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.
What do you get when you combine 80s Glam Metal with Classic Rock, Boogie-Woogie, and some punk sprinkled in for good measure? You get The Midnight Devils! I’m personally very excited about the revival in 80s style Hard Rock and Metal and The Midnight Devils are no exception.
Late Warrant frontman Jani Lane once referred to Joey Allen as one of the most underrated guitarists in Rock — a moniker that remains true to this day.
By the time he was 23 years old, Simon Daniels was already an established musician in his native Brazil. Determined to achieve international success, however, Daniels flocked to Los Angeles in 1985 in hopes of capitalizing on a booming music scene.
Mike Tramp put pen to paper on a lifetime contract to Rock ‘N’ Roll nearly five decades ago. Tramp, a native of Copenhagen, Denmark, first arrived in New York City in 1982 with his band Lion, intent on fulfilling his dream of becoming a rock star.
Though heavily influenced by Southern Rock heavyweights ZZ Top, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and The Allman Brothers as a budding guitarist, Brian Forsythe would tap into his musical prowess over the years, most notably with Maryland-based Hard Rock band Kix.
Before invigorating German Heavy Metal powerhouse Accept with his New Jersey zest over a decade ago, Mark Tornillo was all but detached from the music industry.