The first rebellion started in 1986. Hailing from New Jersey, Skid Row has since risen to the thrashy tune of top-ten singles, gold and multi-platinum sales and Billboard No.1 Album Slave to the Grind. Refusing to grow old, Skid Row’s combination of classic dual-guitars, charismatic vocals and “us-against-them” mentality, helped propel the band to lasting heights in the late 80’s, early 90’s and today.
Big-haired, leather-wearing rockers, Warrant gained international popularity with their double-platinum debut Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich. Glam metal in nature, the band’s catchy, yet melodic sound, has blazed the trail for over 30 years of sweet surprises, including five albums reaching world-wide success with international sales of over 10 million.
When former member of Alice Cooper’s band, bassist Kip Winger formed his own group in 1986, Winger was born. The American heavy-metal band soared to popularity through their employment of glam metal and progressive metal elements. In 1990, Winger was nominated for the American Music Award’s “Best New Heavy Metal” band.
Quiet Riot is an American heavy metal band founded in Los Angeles in 1973 by guitarist Randy Rhoads and bassist Kelly Garni. In 1983, Quiet Riot released their breakthrough album Metal Health, which is known for being the first heavy metal album to top the Billboard album chart. Despite several lineup changes and brief breakups, Quiet Riot continued to record and tour with new music scheduled to be released coinciding with their upcoming 2022 tour.