American Dog - Mean

American Dog was formed in 1999 in Columbus, Ohio, featuring ex-Salty Dog (Geffen Records) and Dangerous Toys (Columbia) bassist Michael Hannon on Vocals and Electric Bass, Steve Theado on Guitars and Vocals and Keith Pickens on Drums and Vocals. The sound is a very coarse high-energy hard rock with a blues base, which is often compared to 70's era Ted Nugent with the power and grit of Motorhead. Although the band appeals to a wide demographic, American Dog is especially popular with the biker set. They've played some of the biggest biker events in the world, including Sturgis and many Easyrider events in the States, the Hamburg Harley Days Event in Germany, and the Rock and Blues Custom Show in England. They are also popular in the "rust-belt" where they play to enthusiastic crowds in such cities as Columbus, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, Chicago, Indianapolis, and Louisville. They have shared the stage with David Allan Coe, UFO, Rose Tattoo, Billy Idol, Nazareth, Ratt, LA Guns, .38 Special and Molly Hatchet to name a few. American Dog have Nine European tours under their belts and have enjoyed tremendous success in Germany, France, Holland, England, Switzerland, Spain and Belgium. With over 35,000 CD's sold and a DVD release, the American Dog attack shows no signs of slowing.

Rating 8/10

by Barry Gennard

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