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

Bad4Good was a heavy 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, 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 AI, 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.

Thomas McRocklin was in the music video for Steve Vai's song 'The audience is listening' he played Steve Vai as a kid. This was on Steve Vai's Passion and Warfare album in 1990. He also is a successful instagram guitarist with 190,000 followers as of April 2020. He is from Newcastle, England.

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

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