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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, Anti-religion (mid), Christianity, Politics (now)
Current label:
Napalm 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 Chris 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 ...
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 Band, ex-New York Dolls
Mike Duda Bass, Vocals (1996-present)
See also: Hotel Diablo, ex-Killing Machine, ex-Shanghai, ex-Stephen Pearcy, ex-Vicious Delite
Doug Blair Guitars (lead) (2006-present)
See also: Signal2Noise
Past
Rik Fox Bass (1982)
See also: ex-Surgical Steel, ex-Sin, ex-Steeler, ex-Warlord, ex-Aggressor (USA), ex-Burn, ex-E. Walker Band, ex-The Martian Rock Band, ex-Thunderball, ex-Virgin / SIN / Lust
Don Costa Bass (1982)
See also: ex-Ozzy Osbourne (live), ex-M-80, ex-Damien, ex-Dante Fox
Tony Richards Drums (1982-1984)
See also: ex-Max Havoc, ex-Animal, ex-Dante Fox, ex-DellaVella, ex-Great White
Randy Piper Guitars (1982-1986)
See also: Animal, Pamela Moore (live), ex-Sister, ex-Alice Cooper, ex-Circus Circus, ex-L.A. Rocks, ex-Where Angels Suffer
Chris Holmes Guitars (1983-1989, 1995-2001)
See also: ex-Hear 'n Aid, ex-Psycho Squad, Baton Rogue Morgue, Chris Holmes, Mean Man, Stonebreed, ex-Animal, ex-Sister, ex-Buster Savage, ex-LA Guns, ex-LAX, ex-Secret Society, ex-Slave, ex-The Big Ball Stars, ex-Where Angels Suffer, ex-BulletBoys (live), ex-Phil Lewis's L.A. Guns (live)
Steve Riley Drums (1984-1987)
See also: Steve Riley's L.A. Guns, ex-Keel, ex-L.A. Guns, ex-Roadmaster, ex-Steppenwolf, ex-The B'zz, ex-The Lawyers
Johnny Rod Bass (1986-1989, 1992-1993)
See also: Torchlight Parade (live), King Kobra
Glenn Holland Drums (1987)
See also: The Joneses, ex-Pandemonium, ex-Engines of Aggression, ex-Noize Toys, ex-Redd Kross, ex-Stallion
Frankie Banali Drums (1989, 1991-1992, 1995, 2001-2004)
(R.I.P. 2020) See also: ex-Blackthorne, ex-Hear 'n Aid, ex-Alex Masi, ex-Freakshow, ex-Quiet Riot, ex-Twisted Sister (live), ex-Heavy Bones, ex-Steppenwolf, ex-Faster Pussycat (live), ex-Robert Fleischman (live)
Stet Howland Drums (1991-1993, 1995-2001, 2004-2006)
See also: Killing Machine, Metal Church, ex-Temple of Brutality, 10,000 Views, ex-Belladonna, ex-Impellitteri, ex-Violent Storm, ex-Blackfoot, ex-Four by Fate, ex-Lita Ford, ex-Where Angels Suffer
David Chirico Guitars (1993)
See also: Spoiled Rotten
Darrell Roberts Guitars (lead) (2001-2006)
See also: My Acumen, Sintanic, ex-Salem's Wych, ex-Five Finger Death Punch, ex-Tuff
Mike Dupke Drums (2006-2015)
See also: Hotel Diablo, ex-Quiet Riot (live), ex-Black Holiday, ex-Dizzy Reed, ex-John Mellencamp
Mark Zavon Guitars (2006)
See also: Kill Devil Hill, ex-40 Cycle Hum, ex-Die Laughing, ex-Ratt
Current (Live)
Aquiles Priester Drums (2017-present)
See also: Aquiles Priester | Gustavo Carmo, Edu Falaschi, Hangar, Fábio Laguna (live), Tony MacAlpine (live), ex-Di'Anno, ex-Blackwelder, ex-Freakeys, ex-Midas Fate, About 2 Crash, ex-Angra, ex-Barque of Dante, ex-Noturnall, ex-Paul Di'Anno, ex-Primal Fear, ex-Spartacus, ex-DragonForce (live), ex-Almah (live), ex-Ecos do Silêncio, ex-Lucas Scariotys, ex-Stylo Livre
Brian Tichy Drums (European shows) (2018-present)
See also: T&N, ex-Pride & Glory, ex-Queensrÿche (live), Lynch Mob, S.U.N., Sweet & Lynch, Tak Matsumoto Group, ex-Operation: Mindcrime, ex-Theodore Ziras, ex-Vinnie Moore, ex-Ozzy Osbourne (live), ex-Aluminum Jew, ex-Ana Sidel, ex-B'z, ex-Ball, ex-Billy Idol, ex-Foreigner, ex-Gilby Clarke, ex-Kenny Wayne Shepherd, ex-Nicklebag, ex-Randy Jackson's China Rain, ex-Shaw/Blades, ex-Stevie Salas, ex-The Dead Daisies, ex-TMG, ex-Whitesnake, ex-Aerosmith (live), ex-Glenn Hughes (live), ex-Sass Jordan (live), ex-Seether (live), ex-Slash's Snakepit (live), ex-The Guess Who (live), ex-Velvet Revolver (live)
Past (Live)
Chad Nelson Drums (1987)
Kelly Martella Drums (1987-1988)
See also: ex-Fever, ex-Silent Rage
Doug Blair Guitars (lead) (1992-1993, 2001)
See also: Signal2Noise
Jeremy Spencer Drums (2005)
See also: ex-Cornucopia of Death, Psychosexual, ex-Five Finger Death Punch
Patrick Johansson Drums (2006, 2015)
See also: Clockwork Revolution, Impellitteri, NorthTale, ex-Shades, ex-Without Grief, ex-Rusted Through, ex-DeuxMonkey, Kinlin, ex-Chainwreck, ex-Prey, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, ex-Stormwind, ex-Scudiero, ex-Red Lamb, ex-Takara, ex-Token
Randy Black Drums (2015-2017)
See also: Destruction, Duskmachine, Level 10, ex-Deception, ex-Annihilator, ex-Primal Fear, ex-Rebellion
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 Band, ex-New York Dolls
Mike Duda Bass, Vocals (1996-present)
See also: Hotel Diablo, ex-Killing Machine, ex-Shanghai, ex-Stephen Pearcy, ex-Vicious Delite
Doug Blair Guitars (lead) (2006-present)
See also: Signal2Noise
Rik Fox Bass (1982)
See also: ex-Surgical Steel, ex-Sin, ex-Steeler, ex-Warlord, ex-Aggressor (USA), ex-Burn, ex-E. Walker Band, ex-The Martian Rock Band, ex-Thunderball, ex-Virgin / SIN / Lust
Don Costa Bass (1982)
See also: ex-Ozzy Osbourne (live), ex-M-80, ex-Damien, ex-Dante Fox
Tony Richards Drums (1982-1984)
See also: ex-Max Havoc, ex-Animal, ex-Dante Fox, ex-DellaVella, ex-Great White
Randy Piper Guitars (1982-1986)
See also: Animal, Pamela Moore (live), ex-Sister, ex-Alice Cooper, ex-Circus Circus, ex-L.A. Rocks, ex-Where Angels Suffer
Chris Holmes Guitars (1983-1989, 1995-2001)
See also: ex-Hear 'n Aid, ex-Psycho Squad, Baton Rogue Morgue, Chris Holmes, Mean Man, Stonebreed, ex-Animal, ex-Sister, ex-Buster Savage, ex-LA Guns, ex-LAX, ex-Secret Society, ex-Slave, ex-The Big Ball Stars, ex-Where Angels Suffer, ex-BulletBoys (live), ex-Phil Lewis's L.A. Guns (live)
Steve Riley Drums (1984-1987)
See also: Steve Riley's L.A. Guns, ex-Keel, ex-L.A. Guns, ex-Roadmaster, ex-Steppenwolf, ex-The B'zz, ex-The Lawyers
Johnny Rod Bass (1986-1989, 1992-1993)
See also: Torchlight Parade (live), King Kobra
Glenn Holland Drums (1987)
See also: The Joneses, ex-Pandemonium, ex-Engines of Aggression, ex-Noize Toys, ex-Redd Kross, ex-Stallion
Frankie Banali Drums (1989, 1991-1992, 1995, 2001-2004)
(R.I.P. 2020) See also: ex-Blackthorne, ex-Hear 'n Aid, ex-Alex Masi, ex-Freakshow, ex-Quiet Riot, ex-Twisted Sister (live), ex-Heavy Bones, ex-Steppenwolf, ex-Faster Pussycat (live), ex-Robert Fleischman (live)
Stet Howland Drums (1991-1993, 1995-2001, 2004-2006)
See also: Killing Machine, Metal Church, ex-Temple of Brutality, 10,000 Views, ex-Belladonna, ex-Impellitteri, ex-Violent Storm, ex-Blackfoot, ex-Four by Fate, ex-Lita Ford, ex-Where Angels Suffer
David Chirico Guitars (1993)
See also: Spoiled Rotten
Darrell Roberts Guitars (lead) (2001-2006)
See also: My Acumen, Sintanic, ex-Salem's Wych, ex-Five Finger Death Punch, ex-Tuff
Mike Dupke Drums (2006-2015)
See also: Hotel Diablo, ex-Quiet Riot (live), ex-Black Holiday, ex-Dizzy Reed, ex-John Mellencamp
Mark Zavon Guitars (2006)
See also: Kill Devil Hill, ex-40 Cycle Hum, ex-Die Laughing, ex-Ratt
Current
Aquiles Priester Drums (2017-present)
See also: Aquiles Priester | Gustavo Carmo, Edu Falaschi, Hangar, Fábio Laguna (live), Tony MacAlpine (live), ex-Di'Anno, ex-Blackwelder, ex-Freakeys, ex-Midas Fate, About 2 Crash, ex-Angra, ex-Barque of Dante, ex-Noturnall, ex-Paul Di'Anno, ex-Primal Fear, ex-Spartacus, ex-DragonForce (live), ex-Almah (live), ex-Ecos do Silêncio, ex-Lucas Scariotys, ex-Stylo Livre
Brian Tichy Drums (European shows) (2018-present)
See also: T&N, ex-Pride & Glory, ex-Queensrÿche (live), Lynch Mob, S.U.N., Sweet & Lynch, Tak Matsumoto Group, ex-Operation: Mindcrime, ex-Theodore Ziras, ex-Vinnie Moore, ex-Ozzy Osbourne (live), ex-Aluminum Jew, ex-Ana Sidel, ex-B'z, ex-Ball, ex-Billy Idol, ex-Foreigner, ex-Gilby Clarke, ex-Kenny Wayne Shepherd, ex-Nicklebag, ex-Randy Jackson's China Rain, ex-Shaw/Blades, ex-Stevie Salas, ex-The Dead Daisies, ex-TMG, ex-Whitesnake, ex-Aerosmith (live), ex-Glenn Hughes (live), ex-Sass Jordan (live), ex-Seether (live), ex-Slash's Snakepit (live), ex-The Guess Who (live), ex-Velvet Revolver (live)
Past
Chad Nelson Drums (1987)
Kelly Martella Drums (1987-1988)
See also: ex-Fever, ex-Silent Rage
Doug Blair Guitars (lead) (1992-1993, 2001)
See also: Signal2Noise
Jeremy Spencer Drums (2005)
See also: ex-Cornucopia of Death, Psychosexual, ex-Five Finger Death Punch
Patrick Johansson Drums (2006, 2015)
See also: Clockwork Revolution, Impellitteri, NorthTale, ex-Shades, ex-Without Grief, ex-Rusted Through, ex-DeuxMonkey, Kinlin, ex-Chainwreck, ex-Prey, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, ex-Stormwind, ex-Scudiero, ex-Red Lamb, ex-Takara, ex-Token
Randy Black Drums (2015-2017)
See also: Destruction, Duskmachine, Level 10, ex-Deception, ex-Annihilator, ex-Primal Fear, ex-Rebellion
Added by: sirmonarch Modified by: KingSpooky
Added on: 2002-07-21 03:00:36 Last modified on: 2021-06-17 15:26:37