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 hard rock supergroup. Formed by former Foreigner lead singer Lou Gramm, former Sweet Savage, Dio, Whitesnake, Riverdogs, (currently 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. Rick Seratte (Whitesnake, Foreigner, Poco, Rick Springfield) joined the band for this performance with backup vocals and playing keyboards. 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 rejoining Foreigner in 1992.

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


Shadow King only had one official studio release, their 1991 eponymous debut album. Although Gramm, Turgon, and Campbell contributed the song "One Dream" to the Highlander II: The Quickening soundtrack in 1991, the track was officially credited to The Lou Gramm Band.

Shadow King[edit]

Shadow King
Shadow King 1991 album cover.jpg
Studio album by Shadow King
Released October 1, 1991
Genre Rock
Length 43:44
Label Atlantic
Producer Keith Olsen
Singles from Shadow King
  1. "I Want You"
    Released: 1991

Shadow King released their self-titled debut album on October 1, 1991 for Atlantic Records. The album was produced by Keith Olsen, who had previously worked with Gramm when he produced Foreigner's Double Vision. The album produced only one single, "I Want You", as well as a music video for the song before they would disband the next year.

All songs written by Lou Gramm and Bruce Turgon except where noted.

Track listing
No. Title Writer(s) Length
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"     4:46
8. "Danger in the Dance of Love"     3:57
9. "No Man's Land"     4:12
10. "Russia"   Gramm, Vivian Campbell 3:45


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