BADLANDS - USA

Badlands - 1989 - Atlantic
Voodoo Highway - 1991 - Atlantic
Dusk - 1999 - Pony Canyon


  
 
Members

S= Black Sabbath, Blue Murder, Phenomena>>RAY GILLEN>>George Lynch, Sun Red Sun
G= Rough Cutt, Ratt, Ozzy Osbourne>>JAKE E. LEE [ JAKEY LOU WILLIAMS]>>Solo, Bourgeois Pigs
B= Surgical Steel>>GREG CHAISSON>>Blindside Blues Band, Red Dragon Cartel
D= Black Sabbath, Gary Moore, Lita Ford>>Eric Singer>>Alice Cooper - Surgical Steel, St. Michael, Racer X>>JEFF MARTIN>>Blindside Blues Band



History

The prevalent amount of wife swapping and nomadic begaviour brought this particular bunch of metal veterans together only to see them go into a blues direction. The albums weren't particularly successful. Reports had it that Gillen only got the gig after his mother got hold of Lee on the telephone. It was also Gillen who brought old colleague Singer into the fold. The band was signed indirectly to Atlantic via Titanium, the label of the editor of Hit Parader. Sadly the illness of Gillen, who secretly suffered from AIDS, meant a lack of tour support and the eventual dissolution of Badlands. The band attempted to stay afloat and bring in singers like Debbie Holliday and John West (later Artension) to no avail. Dusk was originally supposed to be called Demo and was not billed as a tribute to Gillen to respect the wishes of Gillen's family. Gillen had passed away December 1, 1993 in New York from AIDS.

Dusk was reissued in 2004. Greg Chaisson joined Red Dragon Cartel following the departure of bassist Ron Mancuso from that latter band.

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