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W.A.S.P.

Country of origin:
United States
Location:
Los Angeles, California
Status:
Active
Formed in:
1982
Genre:
Heavy Metal/Hard Rock
Lyrical themes:
Sex, Partying (old), Society, Politics, Religion (new)
Current label:
Demolition Records
Years active:
1982-1989, 1991-1993, 1995-present
While the first official line-up was Blackie Lawless, Randy Piper, Rik Fox and Tony Richards, Fox left within the same year of the band's inception. Lawless himself took over bass duties and Holmes was brought in to handle guitar.

The band's abbreviated nomenclature of W.A.S.P. helped fuel the controversy surrounding the band in their early days (in the same manner that KISS was supposed to be ...
Current
Blackie Lawless Guitars (1982, 1986-present), Vocals (1982-present), Bass (1983-1986, 1989-1992, 1993-1996), Keyboards (1992-present)
See also: ex-Hear 'n Aid, ex-Sister, ex-London, ex-Circus Circus, ex-Killer Kane, ex-New York Dolls
Doug Blair Guitars (lead) (1992-1993, 2001, 2006-present)
See also: Signal2Noise
Mike Duda Bass, Vocals (1996-present)
See also: Hotel Diablo, Stephen Pearcy, ex-Killing Machine
Mike Dupke Drums (2006-present)
See also: Hotel Diablo, ex-Black Holiday, ex-Dizzy Reed, ex-John Mellencamp
Past
Rik Fox Bass (1982)
See also: ex-Sin, ex-Sister, ex-Surgical Steel, ex-Hellion, ex-Warlord, ex-Steeler, ex-Aggressor (USA), ex-Burn, ex-E. Walker Band, ex-Lust, ex-The Martian Rock Band, ex-Thunderball, ex-Virgin / SIN
Don Costa Bass (1982)
See also: ex-Ozzy Osbourne (live), ex-M-80, ex-Dante Fox
Tony Richards Drums (1982-1984)
See also: ex-Sister, DellaVella, ex-Max Havoc, ex-Animal, ex-Dante Fox, ex-Great White
Randy Piper Guitars (rhythm) (1982-1986)
See also: ex-Sister, ex-Animal, Pamela Moore (live), ex-Alice Cooper, ex-Circus Circus, ex-L.A. Rocks, ex-Where Angels Suffer
Chris Holmes Guitars (lead) (1983-1989, 1995-2001)
See also: ex-Hear 'n Aid, ex-Psycho Squad, ex-Sister, Baton Rogue Morgue, Chris Holmes, Stonebreed, Where Angels Suffer, ex-Animal (live), ex-Buster Savage, ex-LA Guns, ex-LAX, ex-Secret Society, ex-Slave, ex-The Big Ball Stars, ex-BulletBoys (live), ex-Phil Lewis's L.A. Guns (live)
Steve Riley Drums (1984-1987)
See also: L.A. Guns, ex-Keel, ex-Roadmaster, ex-Stephenwolf
Johnny Rod Bass (1986-1989, 1992-1993)
See also: King Kobra
Glenn Holland Drums (1987)
See also: The Joneses, ex-Pandemonium, ex-Engines of Aggression, ex-Noize Toys, ex-Redd Kross
Frankie Banali Drums (1989-1995, 2001-2004)
See also: Freakshow, Quiet Riot, ex-Blackthorne, ex-Hear 'n Aid, ex-Heavy Bones, ex-Masi, ex-Steppenwolf, ex-Faster Pussycat (live)
Stet Howland Drums (1991-2001, 2004-2006)
See also: Temple of Brutality, Lita Ford, Where Angels Suffer, ex-Belladonna, ex-Impellitteri, ex-Killing Machine, ex-Violent Storm, ex-Blackfoot
David Chirico Guitars (1993)
See also: Spoiled Rotten
Darrell Roberts Guitars (lead) (2001-2006)
See also: My Acumen, Sintanic, ex-Five Finger Death Punch, ex-Tuff
Mark Zavon Guitars (2006)
See also: Kill Devil Hill, ex-40 Cycle Hum, ex-Ratt
Past (Live)
Patrick Johannson Drums (2006)
Blackie Lawless Guitars (1982, 1986-present), Vocals (1982-present), Bass (1983-1986, 1989-1992, 1993-1996), Keyboards (1992-present)
See also: ex-Hear 'n Aid, ex-Sister, ex-London, ex-Circus Circus, ex-Killer Kane, ex-New York Dolls
Doug Blair Guitars (lead) (1992-1993, 2001, 2006-present)
See also: Signal2Noise
Mike Duda Bass, Vocals (1996-present)
See also: Hotel Diablo, Stephen Pearcy, ex-Killing Machine
Mike Dupke Drums (2006-present)
See also: Hotel Diablo, ex-Black Holiday, ex-Dizzy Reed, ex-John Mellencamp
Rik Fox Bass (1982)
See also: ex-Sin, ex-Sister, ex-Surgical Steel, ex-Hellion, ex-Warlord, ex-Steeler, ex-Aggressor (USA), ex-Burn, ex-E. Walker Band, ex-Lust, ex-The Martian Rock Band, ex-Thunderball, ex-Virgin / SIN
Don Costa Bass (1982)
See also: ex-Ozzy Osbourne (live), ex-M-80, ex-Dante Fox
Tony Richards Drums (1982-1984)
See also: ex-Sister, DellaVella, ex-Max Havoc, ex-Animal, ex-Dante Fox, ex-Great White
Randy Piper Guitars (rhythm) (1982-1986)
See also: ex-Sister, ex-Animal, Pamela Moore (live), ex-Alice Cooper, ex-Circus Circus, ex-L.A. Rocks, ex-Where Angels Suffer
Chris Holmes Guitars (lead) (1983-1989, 1995-2001)
See also: ex-Hear 'n Aid, ex-Psycho Squad, ex-Sister, Baton Rogue Morgue, Chris Holmes, Stonebreed, Where Angels Suffer, ex-Animal (live), ex-Buster Savage, ex-LA Guns, ex-LAX, ex-Secret Society, ex-Slave, ex-The Big Ball Stars, ex-BulletBoys (live), ex-Phil Lewis's L.A. Guns (live)
Steve Riley Drums (1984-1987)
See also: L.A. Guns, ex-Keel, ex-Roadmaster, ex-Stephenwolf
Johnny Rod Bass (1986-1989, 1992-1993)
See also: King Kobra
Glenn Holland Drums (1987)
See also: The Joneses, ex-Pandemonium, ex-Engines of Aggression, ex-Noize Toys, ex-Redd Kross
Frankie Banali Drums (1989-1995, 2001-2004)
See also: Freakshow, Quiet Riot, ex-Blackthorne, ex-Hear 'n Aid, ex-Heavy Bones, ex-Masi, ex-Steppenwolf, ex-Faster Pussycat (live)
Stet Howland Drums (1991-2001, 2004-2006)
See also: Temple of Brutality, Lita Ford, Where Angels Suffer, ex-Belladonna, ex-Impellitteri, ex-Killing Machine, ex-Violent Storm, ex-Blackfoot
David Chirico Guitars (1993)
See also: Spoiled Rotten
Darrell Roberts Guitars (lead) (2001-2006)
See also: My Acumen, Sintanic, ex-Five Finger Death Punch, ex-Tuff
Mark Zavon Guitars (2006)
See also: Kill Devil Hill, ex-40 Cycle Hum, ex-Ratt
Past
Patrick Johannson Drums (2006)
Added by: sirmonarch Modified by: MetalKara
Added on: 2002-07-21 03:00:36 Last modified on: 2014-08-26 08:54:05
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