Complete List Of Damm Yankees Band Members

Damm Yankees Band Members

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The supergroup Damm Yankees was formed in 1989. The group quickly made its mark in the music industry with a blend of hard rock and arena rock that resonated with a wide audience. Their significance in the music business is underscored by their successful self-titled debut album Damm Yankees, released in 1990, which was certified double platinum in the U.S. The album featured the hit single “High Enough,” showcasing the band’s ability to blend powerful rock anthems with compelling balladry.

Damm Yankees didn’t last a long time. They only released two full-length studio albums, including their debut and the follow-up, Don’t Tread, in 1992. Despite their brief discography, the supergroup’s impact was significant, thanks to the individual members’ fame and the collective’s cohesive sound. The band drew inspiration from the hard rock and glam metal scenes of the 1980s, with influences from each member’s previous endeavors in bands like Styx, Night Ranger, and Ted Nugent’s solo work.

Tommy Shaw

Tommy Shaw has always been everybody’s favorite musician in Styx. At least for me he was. The band Styx really took off when Tommy Shaw joined the group. Yet for a short period of time, Tommy Shaw left the band and joined up with crazy Ted Nugent to form Damn Yankees. Tommy Shaw, renowned for his work with the rock band Styx, became a pivotal member of Damn Yankees upon its formation in 1989. Shaw’s role as guitarist and vocalist was instrumental in defining the supergroup’s sound, contributing to both of their albums, Damn Yankees (1990) and Don’t Tread (1992). His songwriting prowess and distinctive voice played a significant role in hits like “High Enough.” Beyond Damn Yankees, Shaw’s career has been marked by his continued success with Styx and his solo projects, further cementing his status as a rock icon.

Jack Blades

Jack Blades brought his bass playing and vocal talents to Damn Yankees at the group’s inception. Previously a member of Night Ranger, Blades’ experience contributed heavily to the band’s harmonious and energetic style. He played on both of the band’s studio albums and was key in crafting some of their most memorable tracks. Outside Damn Yankees, Blades has enjoyed a successful career with Night Ranger and as a solo artist, also collaborating with other musicians in various projects, including the Shaw-Blades duo with Tommy Shaw.

Ted Nugent

Ted Nugent, known for his explosive guitar playing and strong stage presence, and also many other things which were not going to get into here, joined Damn Yankees, adding a hard-edged rock sound that complemented the group’s melodic style. It was fun watching crazy Ted in those damn Yankee videos. Nugent’s contributions to Damn Yankees and Don’t Tread were marked by his signature guitar solos and energetic performances. A rock veteran, Nugent had already achieved significant success as a solo artist with hits like “Cat Scratch Fever” before joining the supergroup. His career outside Damn Yankees has continued with solo releases and involvement in various musical and non-musical endeavors which like I said, we’re not going to get into.

Michael Cartellone

Michael Cartellone, the drummer for Damn Yankees, was the last piece of the puzzle, joining the band as they formed. His drumming was foundational to the band’s rhythm section on both Damn Yankees and Don’t Tread, showcasing his versatile playing style. After the band’s hiatus, Cartellone found success with Lynyrd Skynyrd, becoming a permanent member and contributing to their legacy. His career highlights the versatility and skill he brings to the drum kit, making him a sought-after musician in the rock genre.

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