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« on: August 12, 2016, 10:17:09 AM »
FireHouse is an American glam metal band formed in Charlotte, North Carolina, in 1989.[1] The band reached stardom during the early 1990s with hit singles like "Don't Treat Me Bad" "Reach For The Sky" and "All She Wrote", as well as their signature ballads "I Live My Life for You", "Love of a Lifetime", and "When I Look Into Your Eyes". At the 1992 American Music Awards, FireHouse won the award for Favorite Heavy Metal/Hard Rock New Artist. They were chosen over Nirvana and Alice in Chains.

As the 1990s progressed, the band remained very popular in Asia, mainly in countries like Japan, Thailand, India, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, and Singapore. They also maintained popularity in South America and Europe.FireHouse continued to release new material throughout the late 1990s and into the early 2000s, most of which has successfully charted in Japan. The band has also continued to tour internationally as of 2007, having participated twice in the annual Rock Never Stops Tour with other bands of the 1980s. FireHouse is estimated to have sold over 7 million albums worldwide since their debut.

Originally composed of vocalist C. J. Snare, guitarist Bill Leverty, drummer Michael Foster, and bassist Perry Richardson, the band has maintained its original members with the exception of Richardson, who departed in 2000. Richardson was replaced three times before current bassist Allen McKenzie was given the position in 2004.

Origin   Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.
Genres   Glam metal
Hard rock
Heavy metal
Years active   1989–present

Members   C. J. Snare
Bill Leverty
Michael Foster
Allen McKenzie

Past members   Perry Richardson
Bruce Waibel
Dario Seixas

Here are some of Their Best:

Love Of A Lifetime

When I Look Into Your Eyes

Don't Treat Me Bad

Reach For The Sky

Here For You

I Live My Life For You

All She Wrote


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« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2016, 11:28:20 AM »
I saw them perform sometime in the early to mid 2000s and they were solid. The opening to Overnight Sensation, with the long sustained wail over a badass riff, always reminded me of Queen of the Reich.
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« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2016, 01:42:08 PM »
Very good band, I saw them guys a few times. I saw both the Rock Never Stops tours. They were great shows, I think it was Firehouse, Cinderella, Ratt and maybe Warrant. I think Quiet Riot was on one of those packages too, I'll have to check my ticket stubs. They were on a couple M3 lineups too, can't remember if I got there early enough to catch them there or not. A few great power ballads and they can rock out when they want to as well.
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« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2017, 04:01:45 AM »
Wow, there's a blast from the past!  I remember when they played clubs around Charlotte as White Heat before changing to FireHouse to avoid their name sounding like Whitesnake, White Lion, Great White, etc.  There was a radio contest (WXRC, I think) that solicited votes for band names from a list - I wish I could remember what the some of the other potential names were because FireHouse didn't sound metal enough for me at the time :D