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Damn Yankees Biography

Last updated: 01/16/2013 11:00:45 AM

In 1989, the combination of Night Ranger's Jack Blades, Styx's Tommy Shaw, the motor city madman Ted Nugent, and a young power drummer Micheal Cartellone formed the rock band Damn Yankees. These rock idols went double-platnuim on their debut self-titled album. Then in 1992 they went platnuim with their "Don't Tread On Me" album, which the title song received extensive coverage at the Barcelona Olympic Games. These talented rockers wasted no time after the release of their debut album and launched a mega world tour that "yanked" the world by storm with their wide range of talent. Crowds went wild for hits like the fast blood-rushin' "Comin' Of Age", their self-titled "Damn Yankees", and the chart-topping rock ballad "High Enough". After their long year and a half tour of the "Damn Yankees" album, they went back in the studio to record the "Don't Tread On Me" album then they went right back out on tour. The release of their second album wasn't as big of a hit as the first album, but came out with such hits as the self-titled "Don"t Tread On Me", "Mister Please", and such ballads as "Where You Goin' Now" and "The Silence Is Broken"