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Jack Blades (Night Ranger/Damn Yankees)
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  • Jack Blades (Night Ranger/Damn Yankees)

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    Bass
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    Rock
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    ML3045 Bass Boomers

    Besides his key role as a founding member of Night Ranger, Jack Blades founded the supergroup Damn Yankees with Ted Nugent and Tommy Shaw (Styx) and enjoyed two multiplatinum-selling albums, Damn Yankees and Don’t Tread, with chart-topping singles and videos.

    In 1995, Jack released the now classic Hallucination CD with Tommy Shaw under the name Shaw/Blades. He has also co-written songs with artists such as Aerosmith, Cher, Alice Cooper, and Ozzy Osbourne, to name a few. He even joined in on the filming and recording of Ringo Starr’s “VH1 Storytellers.”

    In 2004, Jack released his first solo album, Jack Blades, featuring Shaw, his Night Ranger bandmates and others, and co-wrote and recorded a #1-charting multiplatinum Japanese album, TMG, featuring that country’s favorite son, Tak Matsumoto of the mega-group B’z. Jack and his Damn Yankees cohort Tommy Shaw have recorded an album of their favorite tunes from the 60s and 70s. The album, entitled Influence was released in March 2007 on the new VH1 classic label.

    In 2012, Blades released the highly successful follow-up to his first solo album, Rock N Roll Ride. Never one to sit idly by, Jack is putting the finishing touches on a new super-group project with Deen Castronovo and Doug Aldrich, to be released in 2015.

    At his studio in Northern California, Jack has produced Great White and Ted Nugent, amongst many others. Jack appeared in a starring role for the rock musical “Rock Of Ages” during its' Las Vegas run and performed at the 2012 Republican National Convention.

    For more information please visit Jack Blades’ official Facebook page or his official website at www.JackBlades.net.

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