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|Rock Music Artist Roster|
|38 Special||Air Supply||ACDC||Bad Company||Billy Idol |
|Billy Squier||Blue Oyster Cult||Blues Traveler||Bob Dylan||Bob Seger|
|Bon Jovi||Brian Setzer||Bruce Hornsby||Bryan Adams||Carlos Santana|
|Cheap Trick||Chris Isaak||Creed||Doobie Brothers||Eddie Money |
|Greg Kihn||Guns and Roses||Heart||Huey Lewis||Jackson Browne|
|James Taylor||Joan Jett||Journey||Kansas|
|Motley Crue||Pat Benatar||Peter Frampton||Poison||Rolling Stones|
|Sammy Hagar||Steely Dan||Wrld Class Rockers||ZZ Top|
*These are just some of the Artist we profile but we can get a hold of just about Celebrity Musician upon request. Call 650-348-7972 -Speak to one of our knowledgeable agents.
38 Special was formed in 1977 and has been going strong more than 25 years later. The members that founded the band included Van Zant and Don Barnes on vocals and guitar, Ken Lyons on bass, Jeff Carlisi on guitar, Jack Grondin on drums, and Steve Brookins on drums. 38 Special, most known for their hits "Hold on Loosely," "If I'd Been the One," and "Caught up in You," has had top-ten hits, gold and platinum albums, and sold-out numerous stadium tours.
Air Supply is a soft-rock duo consisting of Graham Russell on guitar and Russell Hitchcock as lead vocalist. The duo formed in Melbourne, Australia and released their debut album “Air Supply,” in 1975. Following their debut album they released fifteen more albums, “The Whole Thing’s Started,” “Love & Other Bruises,” “Life Support,” “Lost in Love,” “The One That You Love,” “Now and Forever,” “Hearts in Motion,” “The Earth Is…” “The Vanishing Race,” “News from Nowhere,” “The Book of Love,” “Yours Truly,” Across the Concrete Sky,” “The Singer and the Song,” and “Mumbo Jumbo.” Their hit songs include, “Lost in Love," "Every Woman in the World," “All Out of Love,” “The One that You Love,” and “Sweet Dreams.” The rock duo has had many worldwide hits and their music has been featured in film and television.
AC/DC, an Australian rock band, formed in 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young, they have remained the core of the band. Classified as hard rock, they are considered pioneers of heavy metal. They are arguably the greatest hard rock band ever. Their greatest hits include Back in Black Dirty, Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, Hells Bells, You Shook Me All Night Long, Let There Be Rock, Highway to Hell, T.N.T, and For Those About to Rock. AC/DC ranked fourth on VH1's list of the "100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock" In 2010, AC/DC were ranked number 23 in the VH1 list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time".
Bad Company from England is the most acclaimed band of the classic rock era. Front man, Paul Rodgers along with drummer, Simon Kirke and Mick Ralphs are the key members of this super-group. They are a straight-ahead, no-frills rock n roll band that resulted in the creation of some of the most timeless rock anthems ever. Bad Company enjoy top 40 success with their songs; Bad Company, Can't Get Enough, Good Lovin' Gone Bad and Feel Like Makin' Love.
Billy Idol released the self-titled album Billy Idol in 1982. The successful videos for 'White Wedding' and 'Dancing With Myself' launched him into the spotlight. However, in 1990 at the time of the release of his album Charmed Life, Billy was in a motorcycle accident and almost lost a leg. Despite the accident, the album was a success and was the fourth album in a row to achieve platinum sales. Billy Idol’s ‘Greatest Hits’ was released in 2001 and sold more than half a million copies in the U.S. Idol is currently working on new material.
Billy Squier is an American rock musician who had a series of hits in the 1980s. He has released nine albums including, “Tale of the Tape,” “Don’t Say No,” “Emotions in Motion,” “Signs of Life,” “Enough Is Enough,” “Hear & Now,” “Creatures of Habit,” “Tell the Truth,” and Happy Blue.” “Don’t Say No,” went three times Platinum, “Emotions in Motion” went two times Platinum, and “Signs of Life” went Platinum, all in the United States and Canada. Squire’s most well known songs are, "Big Beat,” “The Stroke,” “Everybody Wants You,” “Don't Say You Love Me," and “Tied Up.”
Blue Öyster Cult from NY Long Island, best known for rock n roll’s greatest guitar riff from their all time blockbuster hit, (Don't Fear) The Reaper. The haunting riff has withstand the test of time and has even become a Guitar Hero song lineup. Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser and Eric Bloom music continues to be played on AOR-friendly radio stations as well as in movies, television shows and commercials, and even during sporting events. Their other unforgettable hits also include Burnin' for You, Godzilla, and Cities on Flame.
John Popper, the Blues Traveler frontman first started to play the harmonica when he was a teenager. Popper and drummer Brendan Hill first met in 1983, and guitarist Chan Kinchla in 1986, then bassist Bobby Sheehan in 1987. The boys shared a fascination with the Blues Brothers and then became the Blues Traveler. The band signed a record deal with A&M in the year 1989 and their self-titled album was released that year. In the band's first years, they build their reputation by constantly touring and soon had devoted followers. The grapevine method worked to their advantage and 1994's Four generated two Top 10 singles, "Run-around" and "Hook," and then went on to sell six million copies. Blues Traveler recorded a collection of their older songs and was released in October of 2007. Next, they released a new studio album, North Hollywood Shootout, which was released in August 2008.
Bob Dylan has been a dominant figure in music for five decades. He has spawned numerous esteemed folk rock albums. Out of his 35 studio albums, he has had 12 go Platinum and 19 go Gold. Some of his most successful albums are, “The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan,” “Bringing It All Back Home,” “Highway 61 Revisited,” “Blonde on Blonde,” “John Wesley Harding,” “Nashville Skyline,” “Blood on the Tracks,” and “Desire.” Bob Dylan has had major success with all of his music, but his chart topping hits are, “Like a Rolling Stone,” “Rainy Day Women #12 & 35,” “Lay Lady Lay,” and “Positively 4th Street.” Dylan has won 11 Grammy Awards, was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
In 1976, Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band achieved a national breakout album, Night Moves. In his classic raspy voice, Bob Seger wrote and sang songs about blue-collar life, this is exemplary of heartland rock which he is known for. His many hits, includes Night Move, We've Got Tonight, Against the Wind, Old Time Rock and Roll and Like a Rock. With a career spanning five decades, Seger continues to perform and record today. Seger was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, and the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2012.
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Bon Jovi, the Super-group from New Jersey consists of lead singer, Jon Bon Jovi, guitarist Richie Sambora, keyboardist David Bryan, drummer Tico Torres. The band created several rock anthems such as You give Love a Bad Name, Livin' on a Prayer, Wanted Dead or Alive, and Runaway. Their hit making formula comes from the songwriting partnership of Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora and Desmond Child. Bon Jovi have performed more than 2,600 concerts in over 50 countries for more than 34 million fans and were inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2006.
Brian Setzer, "a punk rocker grinning across a gorgeous Gretsch splashed through the neon of the 80’s scene with a sound that channeled the earliest primal yelps of rock n’ roll. Then in the 90's when every guy within a fedora’s throw of Hollywood wanted to form a swing band, Setzer massed a bloody orchestra and launched a blistering assault on all the zoot-suited mannequins cruising the scene." -(temporary excerpt from Brian Setzer's Facebook page)
Bruce Hornsby is a singer, pianist, and songwriter who is best known for the 1980s hit "The Way It Is.” He has released five solos albums, “Harbor Lights,” “Hot House,” “Spirit Trail,” “Piano Jazz,” and “Intersections.” Some of his hit singles are, “Mandolin Rain,” “The Way It Is,” "The Show Goes On" and "The Road Not Taken." Hornsby has been nominated for four Grammy Awards and has had many multiplatinum albums.
Bryan Adams is a Canadian rock singer, guitarist, and bassist who has had major success for his music. He has released 10 studio albums including, “Bryan Adams,” “You Want It You Got It,” “One a Day Like Today,” and “Room Service.” His award winning singles are, “(Everything I Do) I Do It for You,” and “Cuts like a Knife.” Adams has won Grammy Award, 20 Juno Awards, and was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame in March of 2011.
In 1966, Carlos Santana formed the Santana Blues Band, which encompassed a blend of Latin rock, jazz, blues, and salsa. The group has released eight multi-platinum records securing their spot as a household name in music. Santana has won 53 awards including an American Music Award, a Billboard Century Award, and ten Grammy Awards. Santana was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame and has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Rolling Stone also ranked Carlos Santana number 15 on their list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time in 2003.
Cheap Trick may be one of the most covered bands of all time. Since the 70s they’ve been blending elements of pop, punk and even metal in a way that is instantly catchy and recognizable. With timeless classics such as “I Want You to Want Me,” “Surrender,” and “The Flame,” CHEAP TRICK are a musical institution. -(temporary excerpt from Cheap Trick's website)
Chris Isaak has finally created the album he's always wanted to make. Beyond the Sun, Isaak's first Vanguard Records release out Oct. 18 is truly a labor of love. As a child spinning his parents 45s in their Stockton, California home, this deeply committed artist has been obsessed with the glory days of Memphis' Sun Studio and the visionary artists who got their starts there including Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis all of them discovered and nurtured by the late, great Sun Records founder Sam Phillips. (temporary excerpt from Chris Isaak's website)
Creed is an American rock band that was formed in Tallahassee, Florida in 1995. The band became popular right off the bat, releasing three consecutive multi-platinum albums, My Own Prison, “Human Clay,” and “Weathered.” The band is currently comprised of lead vocalist Scott Stapp, guitarist Mark Tremonti, bassist Brett Hestla, and drummer Scott Phillips. Creed has woman a Grammy Award for their song, “With Arms Wide Open” and Billboard ranked them as the 18th best artist of the 2000s.
There’s no separating the unparalleled legacy of the Doobie Brothers from their latest release World Gone Crazy. In a sense, World Gone Crazy is an analogy for the Doobie Brothers as a whole. With founding members Tom Johnston and Pat Simmons, and 30 year-plus veterans John McFee and Michael Hossack, the Doobies have perfectly honored the band’s legacy with an offering that grows in unexpected new directions. (temporary excerpt from Doobie Brothers's website)
Eddie Money burst onto the scene with his eponymous debut album in 1977. Fans immediately fell in love with Money’s sound, and the album, which went double platinum, featured hits like “Baby Hold On” and “Two Tickets to Paradise.” Money followed the success of his debut album with a stream of Top 40 hits, as well as some of the era’s most creative videos for songs like “Think I’m in Love” and “Shakin.” In 1986, Money released Can’t Hold Back, which featured the classic, Grammy-Nominated duet with Ronnie Spector, “Take Me Home Tonight.” The song reached number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album went platinum and also featured the hit “I Wanna Go Back.” (temporary excerpt from Eddie Money's website)
Foreigner is a British-American rock band formed in 1976 by Mick Jones, Lou Gramm, and Ian McDonald. The band’s current members are Mick Jones, Thom Gimbel, Jeff Pilson, Kelly Hansen, and Michael Bluestein. They have released 9 studio albums, with the first 6 going multi-platinum. Their multi-platinum albums include, “Foreigner,” “Double Vision,” “Head Games,” “4,” “Agent Provocateur,” and “Inside Information.” Some hit singles include, “Hot Blooded,” “Double Vision,” and “Juke Box Hero.”
Greg Kihn began his career in his hometown of Baltimore, MD, working in the singer/songwriter mold, but switching to straightforward rock & roll when he moved to San Francisco in 1974. In 1976, after his debut on the compilation Beserkley Chartbusters, he recorded his first album with his own band, which consisted of Ronnie Dunbar (guitar), Steve Wright (bass), and Larry Lynch (drums). Through the '70s, he released an album each year and built a strong cult following through constant touring, becoming Beserkley's biggest seller. In 1981, he earned his first bona fide hit with the Top 20 single, "The Breakup Song (They Don't Write 'Em)," from the "RocKihnRoll" album. He continued in a more commercial vein through the '80s with a series of pun-titled albums: "Kihntinued" (1982), "Kihnspiracy" (1983), "Kihntageous" (1984), and "Citizen Kihn" (1985). GK's most recent project is the release of his latest book, "Carved in Rock," a collection of short stories written by musicians such as Ray Manzarek (The Doors), Pete Townsend (The Who) and Joan Jett. Kihn is also the #1 rated morning drive time jock for Clear Channel's KFOX station (San Jose/San Francisco).
Guns N’ Roses is an American hard rock band formed by Axl Rose, Slash, Izzy Stradlin, Duff McKagan, and Steven Adler, in 1985. The lineup now consists of Axl Rose, Dizzy Reed, Tommy Stinson, Chris Pitman, Richard Fortus, Ron Thal, Frank Ferrer, and DJ Ashba. The band has released six studio albums, “Appetite for Destruction,” “G N’ R Lies,” “Use Your Illusion 1,” “Use Your Illusion 2,” “The Spaghetti Incident?” and “Chinese Democracy.” They have sold more than 100 million albums worldwide and have won four American Music Awards, four MTV Video Music Awards, and two World Music Awards.
Heart is an American rock band who shot to fame in the 1970s. The band consists of Ann Wilson, Nancy Wilson, Ben Smith, Craig Bartock, Debbie Shair, and Kristian Attard. Their debut album “Dreamboat Annie” went multi-platinum and since then they have released seven other multi-platinum albums. Their singles, “These Dreams,” “Alone,” and “How Can I Refuse” all peaked at number one on the U.S singles charts. Heart has sold more than 35 million albums and VH1 ranked them at number 57 on their list of 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock.
Huey Lewis & the News, a San Francisco based group became one of America's most popular rock bands of the '80s. The band members consist of Huey Lewis, Johnny Colla, Sean Hopper, Bill Gibson, John Pierce, Stef Burns, Marvin McFadden, Rob Sudduth, and Johnnie Bamont. Inspired by British pub rock and R&B, the album,” Picture This” was released early in 1982 and became a hit on the strength of the Top Ten single "Do You Believe in Love." “Sports,” the group's third album, was released in the fall of 1983 and it also became a multi-platinum success. Their songs, "Heart and Soul," "I Want a New Drug,” "The Heart of Rock & Roll,” and "If This Is It," all became Top Ten hits. The band has won five American Music Award, two Grammy Awards, and one BRIT Award.
Jackson Browne is an American folk rock singer who has released 13 studio albums and sold over 17 million albums in the U.S alone. Among his most successful are “The Pretender,” “Running on Empty,” and “Hold Out.” He also has written and recorded several momentous songs including, “These Days,” “Running On Empty,” “The Pretender,” and “Lawyers in Love.” Jackson Browne is the winner of a Grammy Award and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004.
James Taylor is a folk rock singer who achieved breakthrough success in the1970s with the album “Sweet Baby James.” Taylor has had 13 U.S Billboard Top 10 Albums and his hit singles are, “Fire and Rain,” “Handy Man,” and “You’ve Got a Friend.” His greatest hits album went Diamond and has sold 12 million copies in the U.S alone. Taylor has won eight Grammy Awards and was also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000.
Joan Jett is an American rock singer, songwriter, and guitarist. Best known for her work with Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, that included their hit cover, “I Love rock ‘n’ Roll,” which was number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for three months. Her other number one songs include, “Crimson and Clover,” “I Hate Myself for Loving You,” “Do You Want to Touch me,” “Love Is All Around,” “Light of Day,” “Little Liar,” and “Bad Reputation.” Jett has three albums that have been certified platinum and she has been referred to as the "Queen of Rock 'n' Roll" many times during her career.
In 1978, Journey debuted with their album titled, Infinity. The album went platinum with the strength of two hit singles, "Wheel In The Sky" and "Lights," which helped make raising cigarette lighters necessary at Journey’s concerts. After releasing a live album, Journey released Escape, scoring them three Top Ten hit singles, highlighting Perry's tenor with, "Who's Crying Now," "Don't Stop Believin'," and "Open Arms." The band received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in January 2005. That year Journey released another album titled, Generations, and started their 30th anniversary tour.
Fusing the complexity of British prog rock with an American heartland sound representative of their name, Kansas were among the most popular bands of the late '70s; though typically dismissed by critics, many of the group's hits remain staples of AOR radio play lists to this day. In 1976, on the strength of the smash hit "Carry On Wayward Son," the album reached the Top Five and sold over three million copies. 1977's Point of Know Return was even more successful, spawning the monster hit "Dust in the Wind."
Motley Crue is an American heavy metal band formed in 1981 by Nikki Sixx and Tommy Lee, and was later joined by Mick Mara and Vince Neil. They have been called the “World's Most Notorious Rock Band” and have sold over 80 million albums worldwide. Their platinum albums are “Too Fast for Love,” “Shout at the Devil,” “theatre of Pain,” “Girls, Girls, Girls,” and “Dr. Feelgood.” Their hit singles are “Dr. Feelgood,” “Without You,” and “Girls, Girls, Girls.” Motley Crue has won an American Music Award and was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2006.
Pat Benatar was one of the first female rock singers in 1979. She is a four-time Grammy Award winner and has six platinum albums and four gold albums. Her greatest hit singles such as, "Heartbreaker," "Fire and Ice," "Treat Me Right," and "Hit Me With Your Best Shot," has made her a certified rock’n’roll superstar. Pat Benatar has always been best in a live situation and two recent concert tours have given a whole new generation of fans a chance to see one of the great rock belters of all time.
Peter Frampton was one of the biggest arena rock stars of the '70s, making his name
largely on the double-LP concert set Frampton Comes Alive! Frampton was one of several '70s rock artists to break through to a wide audience with a live album, he'd
recorded several previous albums and built a following through extensive touring, in the process honing an exciting concert presence. That helped Frampton Comes Alive! become the best-selling live
album of all time, with eventual sales of over six million units in the U.S. and over 16 million copies worldwide. His hits include "Baby, I Love Your Way", "Show Me the Way", and an edited version of "Do You Feel Like We Do" to name a few.
Poison is an American glam metal band that rose to fame in the 1980s, selling 15 million records in the U.S. alone. The band was formed in 1983 by Bret Michaels, Rikki Rockett, and Bobby Dall. Since its formation, C.C. DeVille has joined the lineup. They have released seven albums, “Look What the Cat Dragged In,” “Open Up and “Say…Ahh!” “Flesh & Blood,” “Native Tongue,” “Crack a Smile…and More!” “Hollyweird,” and “Poison’d!” They are most famous for their hit rock songs, “Every Rose Has Its Thorn,” Unskinny Bop,” and “Something to Believe In.”
The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in 1962 and are among the most successful bands in the history of music. The band consists of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, and Ronnie Wood. The have released 29 studio albums with “Some Girls,” “Tattoo You,” “Steel Wheels,” and “Voodoo Lounge.” Their smash hits are “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction,” “Get Off of My Cloud,” “Paint It, Black,” “Honky Tonk Women,” and “Angie.” The Rolling Stones have won 8 Grammy Awards and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989.
Sammy Hagar, also known as “The Red Rocker” is a singer, guitarist, and songwriter. He first gained success in the 1970s with the rock band, Montrose. Hagar then became a solo sensation with his hits, “I Can’t Drive 55,” "There's Only One Way to Rock", and "Three Lock Box." After a successful run with the band Van Halen, Hagar was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Steely Dan is an American rock band whose popularity peaked in the late 1970s after the release of seven studio albums. The band took a hiatus in 1981 and resumed playing live concerts in 1993. After they regrouped, they released two more albums, the first of which earned them a Grammy Award for Album of the Year. Steely Dan has sold over 30 million albums worldwide and in March 2001 were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Nick St. Nicholas, former member of Steppenwolf, began his quest combining the talents of some of the most prominent musicians from the greatest bands in the world. The end result of his efforts is the formation of the World Class Rockers. The band is comprised of famous musicians from bands like Journey, Toto, Steppenwolf, and Santana. As one of the elite drummers in music history, Aynsley Dunbar is best known as the original drummer for Journey, writing hit songs like “Wheel In The Sky.” Alex Ligertwood, one of the finest vocalists in rock history, was the lead vocalist of Santana, and now The World Classic Rockers. Rosilee, a Gospel music sensation with a strong voice, very similar to Janis Joplin, joined the group to perform Joplin hits. Fergie Frederiksen, former lead singer of Toto, joined the band as the lead singer, singing his hits like “Rosanna.” Michael Monarch, the founding member and lead guitarist of Steppenwolf joined the group to perform Steppenwolf greatest hits. Together, The World Classic Rockers perform hit songs from the bands they originally were apart of, making them sound better than they ever have before!
ZZ Top is an American rock band that was formed in 1969 by Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, and Frank Beard. The bands’ most successful albums are “Eliminator,” “Afterburner,” “Recycler,” and “Antenna,” going Diamond or multi-platinum. Their hits include “Tube Snake Boogie,” “Legs,” “Sleeping Bag,” and “Stages.” They have won three VMA Awards and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004. ZZ Top has sold over 50 million albums worldwide and VH1 ranked then at number 44 in its list of the "100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock".
*These are just some of the Artist we profile but we can get a hold of just about Celebrity Musician upon request. Call 650-348-7972 -Speak to one of our knowledgeable agents.