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OriginAtlanta, Georgia
GenresGlam metal[1]
Years active1986–1990
LabelsEpic, Imagine Entertainment
WebsiteBlonz Myspace page
Past membersNathan Utz (vocals)
Steve Taylor (guitars)
Dennis Ogle (guitars, keyboards)
Michael Fandino (bass)
Aaron Tate (drums, percussion)

Blonz was a glam metal band from Atlanta, GA that formed in 1986. They were signed by Lenny Petze (Cheap Trick/Boston) in the wake of glam metal's explosive popularity, recorded one album for Epic Records, and then disappeared. The album was recorded at Southern Tracks studio in Atlanta, produced by Steve Walsh and Phil Ehart of the band Kansas, and engineered by Brendan O'Brien.


  • Nathan Utz - vocals
  • Steve Taylor - guitars
  • Dennis Ogle - guitars, keyboards
  • Michael Fandino - bass
  • Aaron Tate - drums, percussion

Background and name[edit]

According to a 1990 interview with Hit Parader, vocalist Nathan Utz "was sitting around trying to come up with a name that would really represent us. In the middle of the night it hit me; I started running through the halls yelling at the guys that we've got to call ourselves The Dirty Blonds. We first went under that name until we shortened it to Blonz." Utz claimed it to be a fluke that "we all have blond hair; even when we got Aaron & Michael in the band, they had blond hair. I think somebody was trying to tell us something."


  • Blonz (1990)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Crigler, Pete (February 2015). "Hair Metal". Perfect Sound Forever. Archived from the original on June 27, 2015. Retrieved July 13, 2016.