Originally Posted by strange_wings
I love Rainbow
Ronnie James Dio's voice is great and all, but some of Rainbow's catchiest songs were with Joe Lynn Turner (who is still making a lot of great music).
Do you know/like UFO and Uriah Heep, too? They seem to be under appreciated, but both are great bands.
I always thought that "Man on the Silver Mountain" was a Dio song and not Rainbow.
Joe Lynn Turner is pretty good singer, I like his stuff with Rainbow.
UFO is another classic band. They had some pretty notable members, too. Michael Schenker (left the Scorpions to join), Pete Way (later helped form the band Fastway with "Fast" Eddie Clark after he left Motorhead) and Larry Wallis who later helped to found the aforementioned Motorhead. UFO has a ton of good songs. They were another one of the early metal/hard rock bands.
I'm not all that familiar with Uriah Heap.
I'm not familiar with 311 either so I clicked on AnneRiceBowl's links. They have a nice sound, not exactly my cup of tea but they are good.