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Encyclopedia > Wolfsbane (band)

Wolfsbane was a rock and roll band formed in Tamworth, England containing singer Blaze Bayley, who went on to join Iron Maiden in 1993. Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... Tamworth town centre Tamworth is a historic town and local government district in Staffordshire, UK, located 27 km (17 miles) northeast of Birmingham and 198 km (123 miles) northwest of London. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq... Blaze Bayley Blaze Bayley (born Bayley Cook, on 29 May 1963 in Birmingham, England) is the lead singer for the heavy metal band B L A Z E. He is, however, most known for his role as the lead singer of Iron Maiden from 1994 to 1999. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ...


They signed to Def American records, and Rick Rubin produced their first album, Live Fast, Die Fast. They were the support act for Iron Maiden's UK tour at the time their second album was released. Def American was a record label which was founded by record producer Rick Rubin after he left Def Jam in 1989. ... Frederick Jay Rubin (born 1963), is an American record producer best known for his work with rap and heavy metal, as well as the American series albums with Johnny Cash. ... Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band from East London. ...


They had been dropped by Def American, and been voted the UK's best unsigned act, by the time their fourth album, Massive Noise Injection, was released.


Lineup

  • Blaze Bayley – vocals
  • Jase Edwards – guitar
  • Jeff Hateley – bass
  • Steve "Danger" Ellett – drums

Blaze Bayley Blaze Bayley (born Bayley Cook, on 29 May 1963 in Birmingham, England) is the lead singer for the heavy metal band B L A Z E. He is, however, most known for his role as the lead singer of Iron Maiden from 1994 to 1999. ...

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Wolfsbane - Biography - AOL Music (473 words)
Among the most promising of these was Tamworth's Wolfsbane, who, with their explosive mix of Iron Maiden's heaviness and Van Halen's party attitude, became the first English band to sign with Rick Rubin's highly respected Def American label.
Wolfsbane were formed in Tamworth, England, by singer Blaze Bailey, guitarist Jase Edwards, bassist Jeff Hateley and drummer Steve 'Danger' Ellet around 1986.
After a few years of cutting their teeth as a glammed-up hard rock band, they had developed into a fierce live unit, toughened up their sound, and replaced the hairspray and makeup for a rougher denim and leather image.
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