Wildside is an American hair metal band formed in 1988 by founders Brent Woods, Drew Hannah, Benny Rhynedance. Originally called "Young Gunns", the 5 piece lineup included Drew Hannah (vocals), Brent Woods (lead guitar), Benny Rhynedance (rhythm guitar), Marc Simon (bass guitar), Jimmy Darby. (drums).
The group played the clubs of Hollywood from 1988 through 1990 when they were signed to Capitol Records under the charge of Hale Milgram. Slated to be "the next big thing" by the label, they immediately began recording their album. The band chose Van Halen Producer, Andy Johns to create their record. Recorded at Eddie Van Halen's home studio, Wildside was historically the first outsider to use the famed "5150" recording studio. After a 1992 release of Under The Influence, and 2 years of solid touring, music was making a big change and Wildside was caught in the middle of it. Capitol Records was making changes to their lineup and both the label and the band agreed it was time to part. In 1994, a second album would be released under an independent label without guitarist Woods, who went on to join the Vince Neil project. In 2004 Wildside regrouped to play back to back sold out performances in Salt Lake City, Utah. The lineup consisted of Drew Hannah (vocals), Brent Woods (guitars), Marc Simon (bass) and Jimmy Darby (drums). This lineup went on to do several more shows in Los Angeles over the years. In 2008 Wildside played to a sold out crowd at the famous [Roxy Theater] in Hollywood, CA. Now, after 25 years Wildside is still playing together (with only the 4 members mentioned earlier).