Davie Allan is a guitarist best known for his work on soundtracks to teen and biker movies of the 60s. Allan's backing band is almost always the Arrows (Davie Allan & the Arrows). Allan was a pioneer. His most notable contribution is the creation of the fuzz sound. While Link Wray was the pioneer of guitar distortion, Allan pushed it to a new level, distorting his signal so much as to give his guitar tone a buzzing, grinding quality: His penchant for extreme, heavy, noisy guitar work displayed on tracks like Devil's Rumble and King Fuzz presaged 80s acts like Sonic Youth. Allan is also notable for being what has been called the missing link between surf music and the likes of garage rock and 60s punk. By fusing the simple, clean, guitar-focused musicianship of surf with these heavier, tougher, more vocal-centric styles, Allan helped pave the way for the "guitar hero" idiom of rock that dominated the 70s and 80s
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Chas West is a world class singer who first came to worldwide attention as lead vocalist for the hard rock outfit Bonham, the band formed by Jason Bonham, the son of the late Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham. The band's 1989 debut album, The Disregard For Timekeeping, spawned the Top 40 hit Wait For You and was a main staple on MTV. Since that time Chas has been associated with several other projects, most notably as lead vocalist for Foreigner, the NWOBHM band Diamond Head, Lynch Mob (led by former Dokken guitarist George Lynch), 3 Legged Dogg, Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience and most recently the all-star Led Zeppelin Tribute band The Moby Dicks.
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Guitarist Mitch Perry has spent more than 25 tears working alongside some of the most renowned and popular musicians in the world. Through his recording and touring experience with such popular and diverse acts ranging from the Michael Schenker Group to Cher, Mitch has accumulated a vast wealth of knowledge and experience that has inevitably led him to fronting his own projects. Besides the aforementioned artists, Mitch has recorded or played live with the likes of Lita Ford, Talas, Steeler, Heaven, War and Peace, Edgar Winter and so many others.
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Silent Rage has been a South Bay melodic hard rock institution since 1985 w/ founding members EJ Curse, Jesse Damon and Mark Hawkins. In 1987 they released their debut albumShattered Hearts. Gene Simmons of Kiss then signed them to Simmons Records/RCA. and released the album Don't Touch Me There in 1989 to rave reviews. The video for the song Rebel With a Cause got generous airplay on MTV's Head Banger's Ball. The band toured with Black Sabbath in support of the album. Their Bob Ezrin produced third album Still Alive was released in 2002. In 2007 Four Letter Word, produced by former Guns n Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke, was released. It featured appearances by Bruce Kulick (Kiss / Grand Funk Railroad), Bobby Blotzer (Ratt), and Gilby Clark. 2014 sees the band ready to release the 25th anniversary edition of Don't Touch Me There along with newly recorded bonus tracks.
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Michael Levine has more than 25 years experience and having worked with some of modern society’s biggest names and companies. Michael is the founder of Levine Communications Office. As the author of 19 books, including Guerrilla PR – considered the most widely used introduction to Public Relations in the world – Levine is an industry expert who is frequently called upon by national media to provide PR insight into topical news and events. Called by USA Today, “one of Hollywood’s brightest and most respected executives,” Levine has been responsible for public relations campaigns for, among others, Michael Jackson, Barbra Streisand, Charlton Heston, Linda Evans, Jon Voight, Suzanne Somers, Demi Moore and Michael J. Fox. His clients have run from movie & TV stars, to sports heroes, to music figures, comics, producers and multi-national corporations.
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Visionary songwriter, performer and all-around musical pioneer Gary Wright, a former member of the classic rock band Spooky Tooth, has spent more than thirty years shattering conventional ideas about how to make chart-topping rock music. Not only have his classic songs Dream Weaver, Love is Alive and Really Wanna Know You proven their genius by achieving hit status in three different decades; Wright’s musical wizardry has also extended, more than once, to changing the very sound and texture of contemporary pop.
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Brandy Moss-Scott is an American R&B singer from Los Angeles, California. She is best known for her 2002 single I Don't Really Know which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop singles sales chart and stayed in the Top 50 for forty-seven weeks. The song also peaked at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Sales chart. She is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for holding the record of being the first independent artist to debut at #1 on the Billboard Hot R&B Singles chart with the single.
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Jesse Damon is a world renowned singer, guitarist and songwriter born and raised in the South Bay. He first gained acclaim as lead singer / guitarist Silent Rage, a fantastic melodic hard rock band who have released 4 critically acclaimed albums. It was the band's debut album Shattered Hearts that caught the attention of Gene Simmons of Kiss who then signed the band to RCA / Simmons Records for their sophomore effort Don't Touch Me There.From this Jesse formed a lifelong friendship Gene and has even co-written songs with Gene including Thou Shalt Not from the Kiss album Revengefor which Jesse was presented a RIAA Gold Album Award. Jesse has also released for solo albums including his newest 2013 release Temptation in the Garden of Eve. He is also the leader of the blues rock band Electric Caravan featuring former Overkill / Iron Butterfly drummer Kurt Markham.
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Robert began his career as a writer/artist/producer. He produced albums for Mercury, A&M, Columbia and Buddah before beginning a six-year tenure as Director of Talent Acqusition for Chappell Music, where he worked with Eric Clapton, the Bee Gees, Pink Floyd, the Police, Elton John, R.E.M., Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne, Doc Pomus, Thom Bell, and Linda Creed. Eventually in 1985, he opened his own company, which produced worldwide hits with Celine Dion, Alice Cooper, Jennifer Rush, .38 Special, Deep Purple and more. With over 2000 recorded songs to his name and constant new discoveries, Robert is an established and dynamic force in today's popular music business.
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Neil Turbin is an American thrash metal vocalist best known for being the original vocalist for American band Anthrax, appearing on their debut album Fistful of Metal. He is currently the lead vocalist and songwriter of the heavy metal band DeathRiders. DeathRiders was formed in 2001 to support Neil's solo album Threatcon Delta and was named after the song Deathrideroff Anthrax's debut album which Neil wrote in his time as the lead singer of the band. In 2013 the band released the acclaimed album The Metal Beast and has performed with the likes of Michael Angelo Batio, Faster Pussycat, and Phil Lewis of LA Guns. They have also taken part in all-star jams with members of Queensryche, Dio Disciples, Racer X, The Iron Maidens, Michael Schenker Group, Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force, Lizzy Borden, Angra, Hangar, Ring Of Fire, Hurricane, Hellion, Mayday, Anthrax, Badlands and Lita Ford.
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