Damn Yankees Celebrate 25th Anniversary In The Studio
. A special online edition of the syndicated radio show In The Studio: The Stories Behind History's Greatest Rock Bands celebrates the 25th anniversary of supergroup Damn Yankees with Tommy Shaw, Jack Blades, Michael Cartellone, and Ted Nugent. The show sent over these details:
The Nineties' first supergroup actually lived up to the hype. The Damn Yankee's self-titled debut sold a whopping two million copies off the backs of melodic rockers "Coming of Age", "Runaway", "Come Again" and the soaring # 3 hit single "High Enough". But how did these guys come together in the first place?
Each frontman had a successful rock pedigree: Motor City MadmanTed Nugent, STYX singer/songwriter/ guitarist Tommy Shaw, and Night Ranger singer/songwriter/bass player Jack Blades. InTheStudio host Redbeard gets the full story on how the group united and spent the next five years making records and touring constantly. It was a unique musical partnership that worked both personally and professionally.
Jack Blades : "When Tommy & I first started singing, suddenly we realized that we were phrasing the same, harmonizing, coming up with the same vocal ideas. It was if we had sung together for ten years."
Tommy Shaw: "The first day of recording Nugent announced that he was taking all of us to hunt bear. So the next morning we showed up bare…naked."
Ted Nugent: "I'm from the Motor City. We're the 'Murder Capital of America' not because we're more violent. It's because we're better shots."
Stream the episode here.