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Hi All, I'm trying to complete a list of classic pop metal era bands that come from each of the 50 U.S. States. But I'm struggling with a huge number of States. Can anyone help with some names for blank States or better bands for single represented states?

Alabama – McQueen Street

Alaska - Pandemonium

Arizona - Tuff

Arkansas – Mutha’s Day Out

California – Dokken; Faster Pussycat; Great White; Guns N’ Roses; L.A. Guns; Motley Crue; Ratt; Slaughter; Stryper; Warrant

Colorado – Jag Panzer

Connecticut – Steelheart

Delaware

Florida – Roxx Gang; Rock City Angels; Saigon Kick

Georgia - Jackyl

Hawaii - Aaronsrod

Idaho

Illinois – Enuff Z’Nuff; Diamond Rexx; D’Molls

Indiana – Sweet F.A.

Iowa

Kansas - Banshee

Kentucky - Bride

Louisiana – Baton Rouge; Lillian Axe; Zebra

Maine

Maryland – Kix; Child’s Play

Massachusetts – Extreme; Aerosmith

Michigan – Alice Cooper; Ted Nugent

Minnesota – Vixen; Hericane Alice

Mississippi

Missouri – The Front

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada – Beau Nasty

New Hampshire

New Jersey – Bon Jovi; Skid Row; Trixter; Saraya

New Mexico – Femme Fatale

New York – Danger Danger; White Lion; Winger; Kiss

North Carolina – Cry of Love

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma – For Love Not Lisa

Oregon – Black ‘N Blue

Pennsylvania – Britny Fox; Cinderella; Heaven’s Edge; Poison; Dirty Looks; Tangier

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee – Every Mother’s Nightmare; Roxy Blue; Tora Tora

Texas – Dangerous Toys

Utah

Vermont

Virginia - FireHouse

Washington – Heart; Soundgarden; Mother Love Bone

West Virginia – Wrathchild America

Wisconsin

Wyoming

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I grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  My dad ran a local night club for a few years, so I was fortunate to see a lot of bands before I was of legal drinking age.  Not many of those bands gained fame outside of the Midwest region of the U.S.  But a few of the acts may be recognizable to some forum members.  

  • Moxy Roxx - (featured Brooke Lynne (St. James) of Tyketto and Hector (Jackie) Ramos of Hericane Alice, Bangalore Choir and Bad Moon Rising)
  • Warp Drive - band leader Mark Woerpel was in an earlier version of Moxy Roxx
  • Bad Boy - featured Steve Grimm on vocals/guitar who later had a solo band as well
  • Problem Child
  • Fortress - changed their name to Eliot when they relocated to California
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I thought Firehouse was from North Carolina. I've never heard of For Love Not Lisa. I would probably go with Erotic Suicide for Oklahoma. You should add Dirty Rhythm to Oregon.

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2 hours ago, Jacob M. said:

I thought Firehouse was from North Carolina. 

Indeed; started out as White Heat in the North & South Carolina club scene. 👍

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Update... a few are tenuous links... but hey, if I can't find definitive I will go with individual band members from certain States.

 

Alabama – McQueen Street

Alaska - Pandemonium

Arizona - Tuff

Arkansas – Mutha’s Day Out

California – Dokken; Faster Pussycat; Guns N’ Roses; L.A. Guns; Motley Crue; Ratt; Slaughter; Stryper; Warrant

Colorado – Jag Panzer

Connecticut – Steelheart

Delaware - Crystal Roxx

Florida – Roxx Gang; Rock City Angels; Saigon Kick

Georgia - Jackyl

Hawaii - Aaronsrod

Idaho - Justin Sayne

Illinois – Enuff Z’Nuff; Diamond Rexx; D’Molls

Indiana – Sweet F.A.

Iowa - JRK

Kansas - Banshee

Kentucky - Bride

Louisiana – Baton Rouge; Lillian Axe; Zebra

Maine - Hessian

Maryland – Kix; Child’s Play

Massachusetts - Extreme; Aerosmith

Michigan – Alice Cooper; Ted Nugent

Minnesota – Vixen; Hericane Alice

Mississippi - Biloxi

Missouri – The Front

Montana - Great White

Nebraska - 3D In Your Face

Nevada – Beau Nasty

New Hampshire - Dio

New Jersey – Bon Jovi; Skid Row; Trixter; Saraya

New Mexico – Femme Fatale

New York – Danger Danger; White Lion; Winger; Kiss

North Carolina – Cry of Love, FireHouse

North Dakota - Hollywood Trix

Ohio - Love Gunn

Oklahoma – Erotic Suicide

Oregon – Black ‘N Blue

Pennsylvania – Britny Fox; Cinderella; Heaven’s Edge; Poison; Dirty Looks; Tangier

Rhode Island - Blindside Thunder

South Carolina - Maniax

South Dakota - Crash Alley

Tennessee – Every Mother’s Nightmare; Roxy Blue; Tora Tora

Texas – Dangerous Toys

Utah - Starbreaker

Vermont - 8084

Virginia - Giuffria 

Washington – Heart; Mother Love Bone

West Virginia – Wrathchild America

Wisconsin - Moxy Roxx

Wyoming - Full Blown Mosey

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Utah doesnt have many known hair or pop metal bands, they did have a couple really killer bands though, starting with my buddy Brook's band who put out an album in 93,

Slut's Crazy

Megattack

Sojourn

Royal Bliss

Hard Knox (Psychos R Us)

Tommy Had a Vision

Stormhaven

Shadow

Loud Silence

Lixx

Cirkus

Rocket From The Crypt

The Used

Terra

Danger Alley

FireEye

 

i also met a kid(a man now) many years ago named Jake Rogers who was playing a one man show at the age of 15, pretty good he went onto form and sing for a killer band called Visigoth, I lost touch with him after this album but heard that Metal Blade had signed them.

 

So theres some, I'm sure ive left out a few, but I think by in large I got the best ones in there, none outrageously well known, and these arent just Salt Lake this is the whole state, if I think of anymore i'll let you know.

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