Gogmagog (band)

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Not to be confused with Gog and Magog or Gog Magog Downs.
Gogmagog
Origin London, England
Genres Hard rock
Years active 1985
Labels Food for Thought
Associated acts Iron Maiden
Di'Anno
Atomic Mass
Def Leppard
Roadhouse
Whitesnake
Black Sabbath
White Spirit
John Sloman's Badlands
Paul Di'Anno's Battlezone
Past members Paul Di'Anno
Pete Willis
Janick Gers
Neil Murray
Clive Burr

Gogmagog were a British supergroup put together by British record producer Jonathan King that featured former Iron Maiden members Paul Di'Anno and Clive Burr, former White Spirit and Gillan guitarist Janick Gers (who would later join Iron Maiden in 1990), original Def Leppard guitarist Pete Willis, and bassist Neil Murray, who has played in over 30 bands, including Whitesnake, Black Sabbath, and John Sloman's Badlands. Two of the songs recorded were written by King; the third by composer Russ Ballard. Originally, the supergroup was to contain David Coverdale, John Entwistle and Cozy Powell, however this line up "wasn't working out", according to Di Anno.[1] Paul also insists that he hated the finished product and that he "only did it for the money" [2]


All that was ever released of this was the three-song I Will Be There EP in 1985. The title track was originally written and recorded by Ballard on his 1981 album Into the Fire. The name of the group comes from the legendary giant Gogmagog described in the 12th Century by Geoffrey of Monmouth. The artists rehearsed for some days before the sessions and it was all recorded in just three hours one afternoon.

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