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XYZ

One of the most underrated bands to come out of the late 80's. Don Dokken produced their debut album.

Website: http://www.officialxyz.com
Members: 81
Latest Activity: Dec 12, 2013

~ HISTORY & VIDEOS ~


~ HISTORY ~

XYZ is a Hard rock/hair metal band that first formed in the mid-80's. XYZ started off as the unofficial house band of "The Whiskey", a nightclub in Los Angeles. The original members were, Terry Ilous (vocals), Bobby Pieper (guitars), Patt Fontaine (bass) and Joey Pafumi (drums).

The band played clubs throughout the mid 1980s, and first got a record deal in 1989, with Don Dokken as their producer. Terry Ilous's vocal style on the band's first album was very similar to Dokken's. Ilous and Fontaine then recruited Mark Diglio (guitars) and Paul Monroe (drums) to record a new album, which was produced by Dokken. The album was released in 1989 and contained the hits "Inside Out" and "What Keeps Me Loving You". Videos for both songs were made and got reasonable airplay. However, the album wasn't an overall success, managing to reach only #99 on the billboard charts. Single "Maggy" was used in a Dolph Lundgren movie in 1990 named I Come in Peace. The next album, Hungry, released in 1991, had even less commercial success. Diglio and Monroe left the band and were replaced by Tony Burnett and Joey Shapiro, respectively. After the next tour was finished, the band went its separate ways once again. They have reunited in various incarnations several times since then.

XYZ recently played the Rocklhoma Festival 2008

~ VIDEOS ~

"Inside Out"
"What Keeps Me Loving You" "Face Down in the Gutter"



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Hair Metal Mansion Interview with Pat Fontaine of XYZ

Started by AndrewAxeman Mar 19, 2010.

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XYZ ~ When The Night Comes Down

 

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Nice Day To Die

 

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Lonely Without You

 

 

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XYZ - Inside Out

 

 

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