Axel Rudi Pell

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Axel Rudi Pell
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Background information
Born (1960-06-27) 27 June 1960 (age 59)
Bochum, Germany[1]
Genres
InstrumentsGuitar
Years active1981–present
LabelsSPV
Associated acts
Websiteaxel-rudi-pell.de

Axel Rudi Pell (born 27 June 1960)[2] is a German heavy metal guitar player. He commenced his musical career with Steeler (1984–88) before leaving in 1988 for a solo career.[3] During this time, he has played with such drummers as Jörg Michael and Mike Terrana, and singers Charlie Huhn,[3] Johnny Gioeli, Jeff Scott Soto, and Rob Rock.

SPV Records released a live DVD on 25 February 2008, titled Live over Europe, which includes the full performance from the Rock Hard Festival in 2007, and comes with a bonus disc which includes live footage from Pell's own archive.[4]

He is currently a lead guitarist for an unnamed backing band he founded as a solo work.

Band members[edit]

[5]

Current
  • Axel Rudi Pell — guitar (1989–present)
  • Johnny Gioeli — lead vocals (1997–present)
  • Ferdy Doernberg — keyboards (1997–present)
  • Volker Krawczak — bass guitar (1989–present)
  • Bobby Rondinelli — drums (2013–present)
Past
Vocals
Bass
Drums
Keyboards
  • Georg Hahn (1989)
  • Rüdiger König (1989)
  • Kai Raglewski (1991–92)
  • Julie Greaux (1993–96)
  • Christian Wolff (1997)
Timeline

Discography[edit]

With Steeler[edit]

Solo[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Wild Obsession (1989)[3]
  • Nasty Reputation (1991)[3]
  • Eternal Prisoner (1992)
  • Between the Walls (1994)
  • Black Moon Pyramid (1996)
  • Magic (1997)
  • Oceans of Time (1998)
  • The Masquerade Ball (2000)
  • Shadow Zone (2002)
  • Kings and Queens (2004)
  • Mystica (2006)
  • Diamonds Unlocked (2007) (cover album)
  • Tales of the Crown (2008)
  • The Crest (2010)
  • Circle of the Oath (2012)
  • Into the Storm (2014)
  • Game of Sins (2016)
  • Knights Call (2018)

Compilations[edit]

Live[edit]

  • Made in Germany (1995)
  • Knights Live (2002)
  • Live on Fire (2013)
  • Magic Moments: 25th Anniversary Special Show (2015)
  • XXX Anniversary Live (2019)

DVDs[edit]

  • Knight Treasures (Live and More) (2002)
  • Live Over Europe (2008)
  • One Night Live (2010)
  • Live on Fire (2013)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Axel Rudi Pell". Axel-rudi-pell.de. Retrieved 19 November 2019.
  2. ^ "Discographie Axel Rudi Pell". Lescharts.com. Retrieved 19 November 2019.
  3. ^ a b c d e Colin Larkin, ed. (1995). The Guinness Who’s Who of Heavy Metal (Second ed.). Guinness Publishing. p. 272. ISBN 0-85112-656-1.
  4. ^ "Axel Rudi Pell Announces Live Over Europe DVD". Archived from the original on 7 February 2008.
  5. ^ Axel Rudi Pell in the Encyclopaedia Metallum

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