Waysted

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Waysted
2007-10-23 UFO, Kantine, Koeln, Pete Way, IMG 7203.jpg
Background information
OriginUnited Kingdom
GenresHard rock, heavy metal
Years active1982–1987, 2003–2020
LabelsChrysalis, Cargo Studios, Majestic Rock, Music for Nations, Bernett Records, Zoom Club Records
Associated actsUFO
Def Leppard
Tyketto
Britny Fox
Websitehttp://www.waysted.co.uk/
MembersPete Way
Fin Muir
Chris George
Paul "RD" Haslin
Jason Poole

Waysted were a British heavy metal band, formed by the UFO bass guitarist Pete Way and the Scottish rocker Fin Muir (Ian Muir) in 1982. Recruiting Frank Noon (formerly with Def Leppard), Ronnie Kayfield and Paul Raymond, Waysted signed to Chrysalis Records and released Vices in 1983.[1]

The band has gone through multiple line up changes over the years, with members leaving, rejoining and leaving again, as well as periods of complete dormancy while Way pursued other projects.[1] The band then split up in 1987,[1] but then reformed in 2003.

In 2008, Waysted were touring the UK in support of their new album The Harsh Reality. However, the outfit has not released any new material since that time.[2]

Way died on 14 August 2020 from injuries sustained in an accident.

Discography[edit]

  • Vices (1983) No. 78 UK
  • Waysted – EP (1984) No. 73 UK
  • The Good the Bad the Waysted (1985)
  • Save Your Prayers (1986) No. 185 US
  • Wilderness of Mirrors (2000)
  • You Won't Get Out Alive (2000)
  • Back from the Dead (2004)
  • The Harsh Reality (2007)
  • Totally Waysted (2008)[3][4]

Current members[edit]

  • Pete Way – bass guitar (1982–1987; 2003–2020; died 2020)
  • Fin Muir – vocals (1982–1985; 2003–2020)
  • Chris George – guitar (2004–2020)
  • Paul "RD" Haslin – drums (2003–2020)
  • Jason Poole – guitar (2007–2020)

Former members[edit]

  • Neil Wilkinson – guitar (2007)
  • Danny Vaughn – vocals, tambourine (1985–1987)
  • Johnny Dee – drums (1985–1987)
  • Jimmy DiLella – keyboards, piano, guitar (1985–1987)
  • Paul Raymond – keyboards, guitar (1982–1984)
  • Ron E. Kayfield – guitar (1982–1983)
  • Frank Noon – drums (1982–1984)
  • Barry Bennedetta – guitar (1984)
  • Decca Wade – drums (1984)
  • Neil Shepard – guitar (1984)
  • Andy Parker – drums (1984–1985)
  • Paul Chapman – guitar (1984–1987; 2003–2004)
  • Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor – drums (1985)
  • Jerry Shirley – drums (1985)
  • Martin Chaisson – guitar (1987)
  • Eric Gamens – guitar (1987)
  • Jon Deverill – vocals (1987)
  • Steve Harris – bass (1987 live guest member only)
  • Joey Belladonna – vocals (1987 live guest member only)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Colin Larkin, ed. (1995). The Guinness Who’s Who of Heavy Metal (Second ed.). Guinness Publishing. pp. 384/5. ISBN 0-85112-656-1.
  2. ^ "Waysted | Album Discography". AllMusic. Retrieved 26 November 2019.
  3. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 594. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  4. ^ "Waysted". Billboard.com. Retrieved 26 November 2019.

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