Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Popular Musicians Since by David Freeland

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In the early 1990s, they helped launch the rap-metal movement, but gradually found their audience wane after changing vocalists. Mutual interest in comic books, skateboarding, and aggressive music brought guitarist Scott Ian and bassist Dan Lilker together to form Anthrax in 1981 in New York City. They were soon joined by drummer Charlie Benante, guitarist Dan Spitz, and several vocalists, until they settled on Neil Turbin. With the band’s chugging heavy metal attack and Turbin’s superhuman howls they sounded like a neophyte version of Judas Priest or Iron Maiden.

It scored three major hits, and went on to sell some 4 million copies, and the group was named Band of the Year by Rolling Stone magazine. In late 1992 the band contributed the song “Revolution” to the soundtrack of the highly anticipated movie Malcolm X. com. M AT T H I M E S Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Popular Musicians Since 1990 29 Ashanti ASHANTI Born: Ashanti S. Douglas; Glen Cove, New York, 13 October 1980 Genre: R&B, Hip-Hop Best-selling album since 1990: Ashanti (2002) Hit songs since 1990: “Always on Time,” “Foolish” T he guest-appearance cameo has long been a means of introducing a new voice into the worlds of rhythm and blues and rap.

In the next three years the new Allman Brothers Band released two more highly regarded recordings, Shades of Two Worlds (1991) and Where It All Begins (1994), proving that the band was back to stay. Yet, their spirited live shows continued to bring the band most of its praise. New Spot The Firing of Dickie Betts Light Following a vote by the three founding members of the Allman Brothers, longtime guitarist Dickie Betts, the other living founder, was informed by fax in May 2000 of his firing from the band.

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