World War III (American Music Corp)

This short-lived American quartet came together when vocalist Mandy Lion and guitarist Tracy G were joined by the former Dio rhythm section of Jimmy Bain (bass) and Vinnie Appice (drums). Their sole,…
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This short-lived American quartet came together when vocalist Mandy Lion and guitarist Tracy G were joined by the former Dio rhythm section of Jimmy Bain (bass) and Vinnie Appice (drums). Their sole, self-titled album displayed an impressive traditional metal style, with Tracy’s G’s superb guitar work complemented by a thunderous backing from the Bain/Appice team, although Lion’s gruff vocals and a lyrical preoccupation with his own sexual exploits and fantasies tended to detract a little from the overall effect. The album met with limited success, and the band dissolved, with Appice returning briefly to Black Sabbath with Ronnie James Dio before being reunited with Tracy G in a revamped Dio band. Lion later turned up in Jake E Lee’s post- Badlands group, Wicked Alliance.