Burning Rain

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Late-'70s blues rock and Sunset Strip-kissed pop-metal from this L.A.-based quartet led by veteran guitarist Doug Aldrich.
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Burning Rain
Based out of Los Angeles, California, hard rock outfit Burning Rain draw from a well dirtied by classic late-'70s blues-rock and Sunset Strip-kissed pop-metal. Formed in 1998 by seasoned guitarist Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake, Lion, Dio, Hurricane), vocalist Keith St. John (Big Trouble, Medicine Wheel), drummer Alex Makarovich (Steelheart), and bassist Ian Mayo (Bangalore Choir), the band issued a pair of well-received albums (1999's Burning Rain and 2000's Pleasure to Burn) in Japan and Europe before going on an indefinite hiatus due to the Aldrich's busy touring and recording schedule with Whitesnake and Dio. In 2013, Aldrich and St. John brought the band out of semi-retirement with a new album, Epic Obsession, which featured a new rhythm section consisting of bass player Sean McNabb (Dokken) and drummer Matt Starr (Ace Frehley).