Numerous drummers brought about rolling thunder in the 1980s, but few had the impact of Philly veteran, Johnny Dee.
A tremendous amount of attention is given to Tommy Thayer’s career as KISS’ lead guitarist, and rightfully so. This said, if we dig deeper and peel back the proverbial onion, we uncover an over forty-year career in music through which Tommy Thayer has made a truly massive impact on Hard Rock and Heavy Metal music.
Veteran bassist, Chuck Wright’s career dates back to the 70s, with his trendsetting Progressive Rock outfit, Satyr. Gleaning all the knowledge he could from his early Progressive, and Fusion leanings, Chuck cut his teeth on the circuit, and eventually found himself in a position to join burgeoning Heavy Metal outfit, Quiet Riot, as they were recording their seminal 80s smash record, Metal Health.
There is always going to be “that guy.” You know the type, the one who has to put the genre down, while he sips his imported IPA and reads obscure 19th-century poetry, while his earbuds pump the latest Cage the Elephant or My Bloody Valentine clone into his ears.
There is a common misconception that men dominate the Rock scene. It’s not true. Women have long co-dominated the Rock scene. The real issue is that they simply aren’t properly acknowledged for their achievements. Over the last several years, women have finally begun to speak out against those who oppress, undermine, and relegate them. It is no longer cool, or acceptable, to be a misogynistic alpha male.