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A.H.M.A.D. will be performing at Orange County featuring John Grundbäck on Bass, Jack Burton on Drums, Erika Renee on Vocals & A.H.M.A.D. on Guitar.
Also Performing is Love/Hate with an all star lineup featuring Robbie Crane (RATT/Lynch Mob), Kerri Kelli (Slash/ Alice Cooper), Matt Starr (Ace Frehley) and of course, founding member/vocalist Jizzy Pearl (RATT/ L.A. Guns). This will be Love/Hate's ONLY southern California appearance before their European tour.
We're also going feature up to 7 of today's coolest hard rocking southern California bands as well. Throw in food on our patio, free parking and cheap booze. It's another Hollywood night in Santa Ana without the Hollywood prices and traffic. Presented by The House Of Metal. See you there!
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A.H.M.A.D. is a Los Angeles based Rock Band that was named after it's founding member, guitar player and songwriter "A.H.M.A.D.". The band has generated much excitement since it's formation! He was soon joined by John Grundbäck on Bass & Jack Burton on Drums. The band tours occasionally w/ Johnny B. Frank (from Kingdom Come) on the Bass.
Throughout the years, shows and releases A.H.M.A.D. has earned a loyal fan following of 100,000 + fans on facebook, twitter, myspace
In 2012 they recently ranked #1 in the Slash Guitar Center competition.
A.H.M.A.D. has toured the United States supporting acts such as Dizzy Reed from Guns N Roses, Dokken, Stephen Pearcy from RATT, Faster Pussycat, Love/Hate...etc
The Examiner said "A.H.M.A.D. is quickly ascending the SoCal music scene. Edgy, hard, and everything Rock ‘n Roll. They are what any hard music fan wants. They have been making noise since they started and after seeing them on stage I can understand why. Put them on your list of bands to see, starting with their upcoming show February 1st at the Whisky in Hollywood opening as direct support for the legendary Stephen Pearcy."
Stephanie Shira from Babble and Beat Magazine said " An obvious influence is Lebanese guitarist A.H.M.A.D. musical upbringing. Some songs from their album sound like what would happen if Jimmy Page and the Rahbani brothers worked together. A.H.M.A.D. is a talented guitarist and has a magnetic stage presence that could attract a fourteen year old girl and an 85 year old man equally."
Meukus from Roadrunner Records said "I was pleasantly surprised to hear an instrumental. F*ck, I don't hear those often enough as I probably should. Your sound truly speaks for itself. 10/10"
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Love/Hate is a guitar oriented blues based hard rock band that successfully incorporated elements of psychedelic, punk and funk into their brand of music. Labeled themselves the "stoopidist band in the world", while the Los Angeles media dubbed them the "most important local band since Guns N'Roses".
Originally formed in L.A. by high school friends Jon E. Love (guitar), Skid Rose (bass) and Joey Gold (drums) and known as Data Clan, an 80s new wave band. Shortly after the addition of vocalist Jizzy Pearl, they changed the band's name as well as musical direction. In 1988 they finally received a major label and two years later released their debut album. They toured behind AC/DC and became a major hit in the UK, but success in America eluded them. By late 1992 they had lost their label deal as well as Love.
The band recruited guitarist Darren Housholder and forged ahead with an independent record label. Even with the return of Love in 1994 the band was falling apart due to infighting. Pearl left half way through the recording of Livin' Off Layla, and BulletBoys front man Marq Torien was brought in to finish the album's vocal tracks. Pearl went on to front L.A. Guns for a short period of time before landing the front man slot in Ratt in early 2000. The band just could never break open in America, but to this day they have a strong and loyal following in Europe.
The Love/Hate moniker continues to be revived for the occasional live gig, especially in Europe, with varying line-ups.