1. Ted NugentTed Nugent

    Throughout his lengthy career, guitar wildman and Detroit born Ted Nugent has reveled in the controversy and criticism. It wasn't until the formation of the Amboy Dukes that "the Nuge" got his first taste of stardom. Most famous for anthems, and his standing as one of rock's top live acts. His nonmusical endeavors have caused the most condemnation such as his pro-right wing beliefs, pro-gun advocacy, appreciation of hunting animals, etc. But by the same token, Nugent is a family man and one of the few hard rockers who has admirably stuck by his lifelong anti-drugs and -drink stance throughout his career.

  2. Sebastian BachSebastian Bach

    The onetime frontman for hair-metal hitmakers Skid Row, singer Sebastian Bach was born Sebastian Bierk in the Bahamas on April 3, 1968. The big break hit after signing to Atlantic. Skid Row issued its self-titled debut album in 1989 and earned an opening slot on Bon Jovi's U.S. tour, combined with heavy MTV airplay of the video "Youth Gone Wild," launched the band to stardom, and the singles "18 and Life" and "I Remember You" both reached the Top Ten.

  3. Jason BonhamJason Bonham

    When your father is drummer John Bonham, one of the original members of the legendary rock band Led Zeppelin, music comes easily. When his father died, Jason took his place in a televised, first ever, Led Zeppelin reunion that included Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, and John Paul Jones. Jason went on to tour with Page, and to record the album, Outrider, with him. By 1990, Jason Bonham completed a solo debut album called The Disregard of Timekeeping. One of the tracks from this first effort, "Wait for You," earned him a gold record. In between session gigs, Jason currently puts time and effort into another band of his own, the Jason Bonham Band.

  4. Evan SeinfeldEvan Seinfeld

    Brooklyn born bassist and vocalist Evan Seinfeld started the band Biohazard in 1988. They were one of the first bands to regularly incorporate elements of both hip-hop and hardcore metal into their sound; since their lyrical fare dealt with the harshness of urban life.

  5. Scott IanScott Ian

    Scott "Not" Ian (stage name of Scott Ian Rosenfeld, born December 31, 1963) is the rhythm guitarist for the metal band Anthrax and a former guitarist for the crossover band Stormtroopers of Death. Scott is one of the most influential guitar players to come out of the 1980s. He has hosted The Rock Show on VH1 and has appeared on VH1's I Love The 70's/80's/90's. He is married to singer Pearl Aday, daughter of Meat Loaf.