House of Pain (Faster Pussycat song)
"House of Pain" is a power ballad by American rock band Faster Pussycat. The song was released as the final single from the album Wake Me When It's Over; the song is the most popular by the band, peaking at no. 28 on the Billboard Hot 100. A music video was filmed for the song, directed by Michael Bay. 7" singleUS 12" singleSpain 12" singleUK 12" singleCassette singleEP single Faster PussycatTaime Downe – lead vocals Greg Steele – guitar, backing vocals Brent Muscat – guitar Eric Stacy – bass guitar Mark Michals – drums, percussionAdditional musiciansJimmy Zavala – harmonica
Frankie Banali is an American rock drummer, best known for his work with multi-platinum heavy metal band Quiet Riot and is the only member remaining from the band's classic lineup. He has been the band's manager since 1994, he played drums in the heavy metal band W. A. S. P. as well as with Billy Idol. Banali was a touring drummer for Faster Pussycat and Steppenwolf. Frankie Banali was born on November 14, 1951, in Queens, New York City, New York, to Italian immigrants and Martha Banali. In 1975, he moved to Los Angeles, where he spent four years playing drums with various bands, including Steppenwolf with Nick St. Nicholas and Goldy McJohn. In 1979, along with bassist Dana Strum, was in secret rehearsals with Quiet Riot guitarist Randy Rhoads and Ozzy Osbourne as the latter was looking for a guitar player to launch a new band. In 1980, he joined forces with Kevin DuBrow and formed DuBrow with a revolving door of musicians, before settling with former Snow guitarist Carlos Cavazo and bassist Chuck Wright.
After Rudy Sarzo replaced Wright, DuBrow changed the name of the group to Quiet Riot. After signing with Pasha Records in September 1982, Banali and Quiet Riot found success with Metal Health, released six months after signing their deal with Pasha Records. In November 1983, only eight months after its release, Metal Health reached the #1 spot on the Billboard 200 charts, making it the first heavy metal album to go #1 on the charts. Metal Health sold over 10 million copies worldwide and help usher in the decade of heavy metal hair rock. By the time Condition Critical was released in July 1984, tensions began to break Quiet Riot apart, but Banali held on, through lineup changes and a diminishing fan base. By 1989, Quiet Riot disbanded after touring in support of their self-titled album, released in October 1988. Around the time of recording their self-titled album, he played drums for W. A. S. P.'s The Headless Children album. After Quiet Riot disbanded, he rejoined W. A. S. P. to tour in support of the album.
In 1990, Banali was called in by Faster Pussycat to replace the fired Mark Michals, during their tour in support of their 1989 album Wake Me When It's Over. After his mother's death in November 1990, Banali regrouped and formed a band called Heavy Bones with guitarist Gary Hoey, they released only one album before disbanding. In 1993, Banali rejoined Quiet Riot. In 1994, he took over as the band's manager, overseeing the band's business decisions. After three albums and more lineup changes, Quiet Riot disbanded in 2003. Banali and DuBrow reformed Quiet Riot in October 2004 with bassist Chuck Wright and new guitarist Alex Grossi, they released one album with the lineup, Rehab in 2006, before the untimely death of DuBrow in November 2007. Banali announced the dissolving of Quiet Riot on January 14, 2008, it would not be until September 2010 that Banali reformed Quiet Riot with Grossi. They hired Mark Huff, but was let go in January 2012. While Keith St. John went in to fulfill the tour dates, they hired Scott Vokoun in March 2012.
In November 2013, Vokoun was replaced by Jizzy Pearl. And in June 2014, Quiet Riot released their first album in eight years. In mid-2010, Banali had an online fundraiser via Kickstarter with his fiance Regina Russell Banali for the seed money for production of a documentary about the band, titled Quiet Riot - Well Now You're Here There's No Way Back, a film she both produced and directed; the final amount raised was nearly $24,000, The film premiered at the Newport Beach Film Festival on April 29, 2014. On January 18, 2017 Frankie was inducted into the Hall of Heavy Metal History for his contribution to Heavy Metal drums. Frankie Banali's main influences include John Bonham, Buddy Rich, Simon Phillips, Dennis Chambers, Vinnie Colaiuta. Frankie's father, died from cancer in 1974. Frankie's mother, died after an eight-year battle with breast cancer, on November 14, 1990, Frankie's 39th birthday. Frankie married his first wife, Karen, in 1994. On February 17, 1997, his daughter, was born. On April 14, 2009, Karen died from heart failure at the age of 40.
On November 11, 2015, Frankie married his second and current wife Regina Russell Banali, who produced and directed a documentary about Quiet Riot called Quiet Riot - Well Now You're Here There's No Way Back. Vic Vergeat Band Hughes/Thrall East Of Eden's Gate Metal Health Condition Critical QR III QR Terrified Down To The Bone Alive And Well Guilty Pleasures Rehab Quiet Riot 10 Road Rage The Headless Children The Crimson Idol Still Not Black Enough Unholy Terror Dying for the World The Neon God: Part 1 - The Rise The Neon God: Part 2 - The Demise Heavy Bones Afterlife Sabian APX Cymbals Milkweed Official website
Steve Riley (drummer)
Steve Riley is an American rock and glam metal drummer, best known being the drummer of L. A. Guns and W. A. S. P.. After graduating high school in the 70's, Riley moved to Los Angeles to pursue a music career. In 1979, he joined a revival of Steppenwolf, but the lineup broke up that year. In 1985, Riley joined W. A. S. P. and performed on The Last Command and Inside the Electric Circus, as well as the live album Live... In the Raw. Riley left the band to join L. A. Guns in 1987, as part of the band's "classic" lineup alongside guitarists Tracii Guns and Mick Cripps, vocalist Phil Lewis and bassist Kelly Nickels, he appeared on the albums Cocked & Loaded, Hollywood Vampires. Riley was fired from the band in 1992, he returned in 1994. In 2006, there were two L. A. Guns lineups, Phil Lewis's and Tracii Guns's. Riley was a member of Lewis's lineup. Roadmaster The Lawyers The B'zz The Right to Rock The Last Command Inside the Electric Circus Live... In the Raw L. A. Guns Cocked & Loaded Hollywood Vampires Cuts American Hardcore Wasted EP Shrinking Violet Man in the Moon Waking the Dead Rips the Covers Off Tales from the Strip Covered in Guns Hollywood Forever L.
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Mother Love Bone
Mother Love Bone was an American rock band that formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1987. The band was active from 1987 to 1990. Frontman Andrew Wood's personality and lyrics helped to catapult the group to the top of the burgeoning late 1980s/early 1990s Seattle music scene. Wood died only days before the scheduled release of the band's debut album, thus ending the group's hopes of success; the album was released a few months later. Mother Love Bone was established in 1987 by ex-Green River members Jeff Ament, Bruce Fairweather and Stone Gossard, ex-Malfunkshun frontman Andrew Wood and ex-Ten Minute Warning and Skin Yard drummer Greg Gilmore; the group was formed in 1987 out of the cover band Lords of the Wasteland which featured Wood, Gossard and Malfunkshun drummer Regan Hagar. By early 1988 the band had added Fairweather, replaced Hagar with drummer Greg Gilmore and changed its name to Mother Love Bone; this new line-up set about recording and playing area shows and by late 1988 had become one of Seattle's more promising bands.
Wood's exuberant on-stage personality, outlandish clothes and dreamy lyrics helped bring attention to the band. In the 1996 grunge documentary, Hype!, Seattle engineer Jack Endino called Wood "the only stand-up comedian frontman in Seattle," a reference to Wood's playful style of interacting with Mother Love Bone fans. In November 1988, the band signed to PolyGram subsidiary Polydor/Stardog and recorded their debut EP; as part of their contract, PolyGram created the Stardog Records imprint for the band. In March 1989, the group issued its debut EP, becoming the first of the new crop of Seattle bands to have a release on a major label; the record sold well and increased the hype surrounding the band. John Book of AllMusic said the "record contributed to the buzz about the Seattle music scene."In late 1989, the group returned to the studio to record its debut album, Apple. Despite some initial difficulties, the record was on time for its projected March 1990 release. Only days before Apple was slated to be released, frontman Andrew Wood, who had a long history with drug problems, overdosed on heroin and was left braindead.
After spending two days in the hospital on life support to allow friends and family to say goodbye, Wood died bringing the group to an end. The album would see release that year on July 19, 1990. Kim Neely of Rolling Stone said that the album "succeeds where countless other hard rock albums have failed, capturing the essence of what made Zep immortal – dynamics, kids! – and giving it a unique Nineties spin." In the months following Wood's death and Ament would be approached by Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell, asked if they would be interested in recording a single containing two songs he had written in tribute to Wood. The project turned into an entire album and the group took the name Temple of the Dog, a reference to a line in the lyrics of the Mother Love Bone song, "Man of Golden Words."Gossard and Ament would join Eddie Vedder and Mike McCready to form Pearl Jam, one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed rock bands of the 1990s. Fairweather remained inactive but joined Seattle based psychedelic rock band Love Battery, replacing Tommy Simpson on bass in 1992.
He played on two of the band's albums and many of its tours before leaving that band as well and dropping off the radar. In 2006, he resurfaced with Garrett Shavlik and Dan Peters. Gilmore's profile dropped following Mother Love Bone's demise. Between 1992 and 1994, he drummed with the band Chubby Children, reuniting with former bandmates from 1982–1985, Brian Fox and Garth Brandenburg. Out of the band came a handful of unreleased recordings, he participated in the reunion of his former band Ten Minute Warning in 1998, was credited with providing'inspiration' for the song "Never the Machine Forever" on Soundgarden's studio album, 1996's Down on the Upside. The song came out of a jam session Thayil had with Gilmore. In April 2011, Kevin Wood teamed up with hard rock band Lace Weeper to record Mother Love Bone's "Crown of Thorns" in commemoration of 21 years since Andrew's death; the single was released on Kevin's Wammybox Records. On April 14, 2010, the four surviving members of Mother Love Bone reunited for the first time in 20 years as part of a sold-out "Brad and Friends" evening at Seattle's Showbox.
The songs featured were part of the band's core repertoire from their early days, including "Stardog Champion," "Holy Roller," "Gentle Groove" and a cover of the Argent song "Hold Your Head Up," a favorite encore from the band's early club days around Seattle. As well as being influential to grunge, they are considered early pioneers in the alternative metal genre. Andrew Wood – lead vocals, keyboard, tambourine Bruce Fairweather – lead and rhythm guitar, backing vocals Stone Gossard – rhythm and lead guitar, backing vocals Jeff Ament – bass, backing vocals Greg Gilmore – drums Regan Hagar - drums 1990 - "Stardog Champion" 1990 - "Holy Roller" 2016 - "Captain Hi-Top" List of alternative rock artists Mother Love Bone at AllMusic Mother Love Bone Official website
Between the Valley of the Ultra Pussy
Between the Valley of the Ultra Pussy is an album of industrial remixes of Faster Pussycat songs from the late 1980s and early 1990s, released after they reunited for a tour in 2001. Lead singer Taime Downe had always favored industrial rock and had been recording in that style since Faster Pussycat's break-up. "Arizona Indian Doll" "Bathroom Wall" "Little Dove" "Poison Ivy" "Smash Alley" "Out with a Bang" "Body Thief" "House of Pain" "Cathouse" "Where There's a Whip, There's a Way" "Slip of the Tongue" "I Was Made for Lovin' You" "Blood" Taime Downe: lead vocals Greg Steele: guitar Brent Muscat: guitar Eric Stacy: bass guitar Brett Bradshaw: drums Mark Michals: drums
Ace Von Johnson
Ace Von Johnson is the lead guitarist in the Glam metal band Faster Pussycat. and the Rhythm Guitarist for L. A. Guns. Johnson was a member of punk and metal bands such as Cheap Sex, the U. S. Bombs, the Generators, Unwritten Law and Murphy's Law. In 2010, he performed on an alternative version of the song "Hollywood Tonight" for the posthumous Michael Jackson album "Michael"; the track was produced by Jackson collaborator Ron "Neff-U" Feemster, but was not released. Annually since 2012, he has performed with Faster Pussycat on the Monsters of Rock cruise. Two such cruises sailed in 2016 and one each in 2017 and 2018, with Faster Pussycat performing on each, making them the only band to appear on every MoR cruise to this point. In May 2015, he appeared alongside two of his Faster Pussycat bandmates on VH1 Classic's That Metal Show in the "Stump The Trunk" segment. In August 2015, he performed at Riki Rachtman's's Cathouse Live, a festival that reunited many of the bands from the Cathouse nightclub's heyday, held at Irving Meadows Amphitheater in Irvine, CA.
In the year, he served as musical director at the Rock and Shock horror and music festival in Worcester, Massachusetts. Since its inception in January 2015, he has been a regular featured performer at Ultimate Jam Night, a weekly music showcase first held at Lucky Strike Live before moving to the Whisky a Go Go, both in Hollywood, CA. Official website Ace Von Johnson on IMDb