80s

Fugitive

There is more than one "Fugitive": (1) Fugitive was formed in November 1990 inspired by such groups as Led Zepplin, Whitesnake, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Mororhead, iron Maiden to name a few - firmly planting their roots in the british rock scene. As bands like Thunder and Skin appeared on the scene, Fugitive found like minded musicians willing to give it all to keep the "British Rock" band alive.

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Bon Jovi

Bon Jovi is a hard rock band from Sayreville, New Jersey. Fronted by lead singer and namesake Jon Bon Jovi (born John Francis Bongiovi, Jr.), the group originally achieved large-scale success in the 1980s. Bon Jovi formed in 1983 with lead singer Jon Bon Jovi, guitarist Richie Sambora, keyboardist David Bryan, bassist Alec John Such, and drummer Tico Torres. Other than the departure of Alec John Such in 1994 (which pared the lineup down to a quartet), the lineup has remained the same for the past 27 years.

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Howard Jones

There are three persons with this name. 1. Howard Jones (born John Howard Jones on February 23, 1955) is an English singer and songwriter. He is the eldest of three boys. His birthplace is Southampton, England, and he spent his early years in High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire, and attended the Royal Grammar School. He now lives with his family in Somerset, England. When he was young, he used to give piano lessons. One of his clients was a girl named Jan Smith, who he later married. Whilst working with her, a vehicle crashed into their van, injuring Jan.

The Pretenders

The Pretenders are a rock band who came to prominence during the punk and new wave movement of the late 1970s due to their innovative songwriting and charismatic performances. The original band consisted of group founder, songwriter, vocalist, and rhythm guitarist Chrissie Hynde, lead and rhythm guitarist James Honeyman-Scott, bassist Pete Farndon, and drummer Martin Chambers. Save for Hynde, a native of Akron, Ohio, the original band members were all from the U.K.

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Def Leppard

Def Leppard are an English rock band from Sheffield, who formed in 1977 during the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. Largely on the strength of their albums Pyromania and Hysteria, Def Leppard became one of the top-selling rock bands throughout the 1980s, selling over 65 million albums worldwide, including over 35 million in the United States alone. Rick Savage (bass), Pete Willis (guitar), and Tony Kenning (drums), all students at Tapton School in Sheffield, formed a band called Atomic Mass in 1977.

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Aslan

There are three bands with the name Aslan. The first is Aslan, is a a rock band from Dublin, Ireland. Formed in the mid-late 80's. The band features Christy Dignam (Vocals), Joe Jewel (Guitar), Tony McGuinness (Bass), Billy McGuinness (Harmonica, Keyboards, Percussion, Guitar) and Alan Downey (drums). Over the course of their career Aslan have played many different styles of music, ranging from pop, acoustic rock, rock etc. The band are also known as one of the hardest working bands in Ireland, playing (generally) at least one gig a week.

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Hoodoo Gurus

-- Not to be confused with the Spanish band The Gurus Hoodoo Gurus (sometimes just shortened to 'Gurus') are an Australian rock band which used influences from seventies power pop, bubblegum pop, Beatle-esque harmonies, psychedelia and grungy garage rock. They formed in Sydney in 1981. Dave Faulkner, Rod Radalj and James Baker were originally from Perth. Baker and Radalj were original members of The Scientists, Faulkner and Baker were also members of The Victims in 1977-79.

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Warrant

There is more than one artist with this name : 1) Warrant is an 80s Heavy / Speed Metal band from Germany.
Warrant is a German speed metal band that formed in 1983 in Düsseldorf. The band's original line-up was Jörg Juraschek (vocals and bass), Thomas Klein (guitar) and Lothar Wieners (drums). Oliver May (guitar) followed shortly afterwards. In early 1985, Warrant released the EP First Strike and the LP The Enforcer. They went on tour with Warlock later that year. The band soon split up, with Juraschek and May going on to form Punchline and Wieners forming Monroxe.

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RPM

RPM (Revoluções por Minuto) was a successful Brazilian rock/new wave band formed in 1983 by Paulo Ricardo (vocals, guitar) and Luiz Schiavon (keyboard) with Fernando Deluqui (guitar) and Charles Gavin (drums). Gavin (formerly of Ira!) soon left to join Titãs and was replaced by Paulo P.A. Pagni. RPM was extremely popular between 1986-87, breaking numerous records in the Brazilian music industry and eventually selling over 3 million albums.

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