"Forgotten" Hair Metal Guitarists

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  1. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules Former Lyricist for Calhoun Tubbs

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    So did i! And, seeing them up close at Bogarts many times, with the whole back of the stage lined wall to wall with Marshal stacks. That was pretty cool too. :)
     
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  2. Bankston

    Bankston Supporting Member

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    I played a gig with Rowan about four years ago when he was with Bang Tango.
     
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    Bankston Supporting Member

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    Scott is a badass. Very cool dude also.

    Another great guy who can play his tail off is Stevie Blaze from Lillian Axe.
     
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    Has Rob Marcello been mentioned? Phenomenal shredder. Another Swede, too.

     
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    I’d say he/Sharon would have done to Randy what they did to Bob Daisley. Who’s to say Randy wouldn’t have ended up leaving the band after the 2nd album?
     
  6. Bankston

    Bankston Supporting Member

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    Finally got through the rest of this thread. It's funny to read a lot of these names as "forgotten" when they're still very active and touring constantly. But I've played shows with a bunch of these cats the past few years, which is a sad commentary on the state of their careers, haha

    Andy and Dime were already name players in Texas before they hit the big time.

    Mick Sweda's other project is still one of my favorite Glam Metal albums:



    Two names I haven't seen are Brent Woods and Benny Rhynedance from Wildside. They have the unique distinction of having recorded their debut major label record at 5150. Brent is still active as a touring pro. Benny is an awesome dude.

     
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    Don't want to stray too far OT, as this is a great thread. But seems a tough gig working for those guys. As a kid, there was always this outward impression presented that getting a run with Ozzy was the chance of a lifetime. Ozzy wouldn't have got a long way without some of the talent that he has worked with, right from Iommi. Guess he is not the only singer to have winged that.

    Haven't read Rudy Sarzo's book (just some excerpts online), but thought he implied that RR was very unhappy, and was going to leave the Osbourne's setup after the BOO tour.

    RR was keen to study classical apparently, and did not want to do the "Speak of the Devil" Sabbath cover album. I rate Carlos Cavarzo, but could have imagined RR and Rudy teaming back up with Quiet Riot, the music with a vocalist of Kevin DuBro's quality (RIP) - would have got my money.
     
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    Despite being extremely out of it at the time, Ozzy does remember and has often talked about it in interviews. Also recounts it briefly in his autobiography. Basically Sharon's dragging him to the studio day after day to listen to this parade of shredders, but Ozzy's mostly just slumped in the corner drooling on himself. Then one day, Randy walks in with a "practice amp" (always been curious as to exactly what that meant in 1980-ish; could have been 100W Boogie for all Ozzy would have known LOL.) By some accounts they're in his hotel room; in the auto-biography they're at the studio. Anyway, Randy asks whether it would be OK if he warms up before the audition, Ozzy says "knock yourself out." Randy starts doing some fingering exercises, presumably arpeggios or whatever. Ozzy says, "Stop!" Randy says, "What's wrong?", thinking he's screwed up somehow. Ozzy says, "You've got the gig."

    Agree, Steve Stevens would have been a great fit for DLR.

    Also clearly (and tragically) documented in Ozzy's book, that the night before Randy was killed, he sat down with Ozzy and told him he didn't want to be a rock star any more. He wanted to go to university and intended to do so right after the tour was over.

    As s***** as Ozzy and Sharon have been to some of their staff (though it's interesting to consider Ozzy's perspective here, too) I don't think they would have shafted Randy. I get the impression that Randy was a special case - family, essentially. But who knows what a couple of decades of "normal" might have brought on? Instead, Randy became a martyr just when Ozzy was closest with him.
     
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    Stinky Kitty Silver Supporting Member

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    Absolutely
     
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    John Hurtt Silver Supporting Member

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    David Victor and Chris Dodge of Velocity. Pat Torpey played drums on the album. David Victor played in Boston for a while.

     
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    Right on, I was way into Psychoschizophrenia when it came out, much more so than the debut.
     
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    A couple of local guys I always thought were underated

    David DiPietro from TT Quick
    Ken Dubman from Prophet
    Tony "Bruno" Rey. Saraya/Danger Danger

    Not local but Chris Oliva. Savatage
     
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    Who could forget the mighty Punky Mendoza from my Scottish homeboys Heavy Pettin’ ?

     
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    I always loved Mick Sweda's playing on both Bulletboys albums. To me, he had unique phrasing and killer tone.
    Ronnie LeTekro is another favorite of mine. TNT's 'Tell No Tales' is loaded with amazing guitar work.
    Robert Sarzo's (Rudy's brother) playing on Hurricane's first two albums is awesome.
    I know we all know Doug Aldrich, but his work on Hurricane's third album is great too.

    A few more that I dig:
    Derek Frigo - Enuff Z'nuff
    Dann Huff
    Tim Kelly - Slaughter Didn't care for his overly processed tone, but he ripped.
    He's not really hair metal, but everyone should know who Stevie Salas is.
    Frank Hannon & Tommy Skeoch - one of my favorite bands
    Keith Douglas - Tora Tora
     
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    Even though David Chastain always flew a bit under the radar, he really put out a lot of great music in the 80s.
    I was fortunate I got to see the band Chastain (with Leather) twice. Was never able to see CJSS.


    I don't think Doug Marks has been mentioned yet. Dude is living in a house in the Hollywood Hills thanks to Metal Method, but he had a band called Hawk back in the day-



    (That's Scott Travis of Racer X and Judas Priest on drums)
     
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    Craig Small from 9.0, was a Shrapnel band, he was and still is amazing. Check his clips on YouTube.
     
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    Derek Frigo (Enuff z Nuff) (at least on the first album, 1988)

     
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    Also don't forget that he and George Lynch produce albums together.
     
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    On the heavier side, but the guitar players in Vicious Rumors and Apocrypha were pretty good!!
     
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    I have no doubt they would have shafted him too had he not died a legend.
     

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