"Forgotten" Hair Metal Guitarists

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  1. SL_22

    SL_22 Member

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    Being from New Orleans & a fan of the genre, you're likely familiar with Steve Blaze & Lillian Axe. They were a favorite of mine. Always thought Stevie was a fantastic player. Good backing vocalist & heckuva nice guy as well.



    A couple other guys I haven't seen mentioned:

    Fernando von Arb of Krokus.



    brooke st. james of tyketto

     
  2. Billy Moss

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    I saw him at the US festival. QR was a hair metal band back then.
     
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  3. Caretaker

    Caretaker Silver Supporting Member

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    Listen to the 3 Vandenberg albums before Whitesnake.
     
  4. Billyzoom1

    Billyzoom1 Silver Supporting Member

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    Love that wide vibrato.
     
  5. Billyzoom1

    Billyzoom1 Silver Supporting Member

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    Holy crap how could I never have heard of this guy. What a monster.
     
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  6. Smacky the Frog

    Smacky the Frog Gold Supporting Member

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    Glad to hear the guys from Black n Blue were mentioned as I heard a couple of their songs today and forgot how good their playing was/is.

    Another shout out to Le Tekro of TNT. I think they opened for Stryper or Twisted Sister at one point during the 80's and he did a great guitar solo. Would walk over to a guitar on a mic stand, leave it while it looped in the background, then moved over to the next guitar. Eventually there were three guitars on stands playing melodies while he grabbed a guitar and solo'd over it. That was cool to hear and see.

    No idea how he did it. Have loopers been around that long?
     
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    Yeah, seeing Kim Mitchell and Ian Crichton mentioned here was jarring, since neither is metal and were parts of bands active in the '70s.
     
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    Here I thought Ted Cruz was the guitar player from Stryper between his time as the Zodiac Killer and his run for the 2016 Republican nomination.
    [​IMG]
     
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    hair metal is a pretty nebulous term. A lot of Mitchell’s big hits (Go For a Soda, Rock and Roll Duty, All we Are, Patio Lanterns, etc) can be easily placed besides other glam rock hits of the era.
     
  12. BMF Effects

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    Rock City Angels had so many guitarists pass through that I cannot recall the two that played on "Young Man's Blues" but I really dug those guys. Lukas Janklow from The Lost as well.
     
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    Enuff Z’nuff got a bad rap. They were lumped in with the Poison’s and Warrant’s and their record company made them wear those ridiculous outfits. But they were a great power pop band in the vain of Cheap Trick.
     
  14. Guitarfool

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    A great era for rock guitar playing

    ... Listen to that solo just rip
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    ... And this has great feel and melodic runs



    I love ALL styles of music and pride myself on having different taste in music, but the guys from that ERA and style were just fantastic guitarists

    :eeks
     
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  15. Doomrider78

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    It's also a pointless and meaningless term which didnt even apply to many if the bands who were pigeonholed by it.

    That type of music had nothing to do with glam rock, except for the image. Musically, it was very different.
     
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  16. plexified

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    Never Forgotten :)

    Maybe we 'missed' a few....


    Michael Romeo - Symphony X

    Ken Dubman - Prophet

    Dave DiPietro - T.T. Quick

    Bob Specht - Xenon










     
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  17. AlanH

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    Kyoji Yamamoto of Vow Wow

     
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    Harry Cody! From Shotgun Messiah:

     
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    one can only hope this will happen to the 'djent' generation.
    take note kiddies; music trends don't stand the test of time.
    good music does.
     
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  20. DustyRhodesJr

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    I posted the above part earlier and no one was able to answer, and I could not
    remember.

    I knew I would remember once I saw the name or band, and there you have it!

    None other than the favorite of Zakk Wylde, Mr. Dave Dipietro!

    (I dont know why I was thinking Paul was the name)

    @JohnGalt thanks for your guess, you were on the right path
     

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