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Bad4Good (from left to right) Zack Young, Danny Cooksey, Thomas McRocklin, and Brooks Wackerman
Background information
OriginUnited States
GenresGlam metal,[1]
Years active1991–1992
Associated actsSteve Vai
Past membersDanny Cooksey
Zack Young
Thomas McRocklin
Brooks Wackerman

Bad4Good was a glam metal band formed in 1991 by guitarist Steve Vai. The band was a quartet of teenagers, the oldest of whom was 16. The group consisted of guitarist Thomas "McRocklin" McLaughlin, bassist Zack Young, drummer Brooks Wackerman, and singer Danny Cooksey.[2][3][4][5][6]

Under Vai's guidance, the band released one album in 1992 called Refugee. The only single released was "Nineteen" and it failed to chart but the music video was featured on MTV for some time. They also went on to tour briefly with Damn Yankees. After the band disbanded, Wackerman went on to play drums for Bad Religion, and now for Avenged Sevenfold, Young plays drums for the band A.I., and Cooksey has had a successful career as a voice over artist and also returned to his roots to play in Los Angeles country and western bands.

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  1. ^ Ramirez, Carlos. "Top 10 Musicians with Hair Metal Pasts". Noisecreep. Retrieved October 9, 2016.
  2. ^ "Bad4Good". Retrieved 8 November 2013.
  3. ^ "Bad 4 Good". Archived from the original on 8 November 2013. Retrieved 8 November 2013.
  4. ^ "About Bad 4 Good". Retrieved 8 November 2013.
  5. ^ "Bad 4 Good Lyrics". Retrieved 8 November 2013.
  6. ^ "BAD 4 GOOD". Retrieved 8 November 2013.

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