Shadow King (band)

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Shadow King
Origin Los Angeles
Genres Hard rock
Years active 1990-91
Labels Atlantic Records
Associated acts Foreigner
Def Leppard
Past members Lou Gramm
Vivian Campbell
Bruce Turgon
Kevin Valentine

Shadow King was a rock band. Members included now former Foreigner lead singer Lou Gramm, former Sweet Savage, Dio, Whitesnake, Riverdogs, (and then future Def Leppard) guitarist Vivian Campbell, Lou Gramm's former Black Sheep and then future Foreigner bandmate bass player Bruce Turgon, and drummer Kevin Valentine.

Vivian Campbell and Bruce Turgon both also played with Lou Gramm as a solo artist previous to Shadow King, with Vivian playing on Long Hard Look, and Bruce playing on Ready or Not and Long Hard Look.

They released a self-titled album in 1991. Although plans were made for a tour, they performed only once, at the Astoria Theatre in London, England, on December 13, 1991. Shortly afterward, Vivian Campbell announced he was leaving Shadow King to join Def Leppard. Although replacements were considered, the band members eventually went their separate ways, with Gramm and Turgon joining the reunited Foreigner in 1993.

Reportedly, Lou Gramm guested with Def Leppard on stage in 1992, shortly after Vivian Campbell joined Def Leppard.


  1. What Would it Take (4:20)
  2. Anytime, Anywhere (4:26)
  3. Once Upon a Time (5:23)
  4. Don't Even Know I'm Alive (5:08)
  5. Boy (4:03)
  6. I Want You (4:29)
  7. This Heart of Stone (4:36)
  8. Danger in the Dance of Love (3:57)
  9. No Man's Land (4:12)
  10. Russia (3:45)

Produced by Keith Olsen

  • Highlander II: The Quickening (contributed song "One Dream") (1991)

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