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Firehouse: Extreme Talent

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Firehouse is a hair metal band that was formed in 1988 in Charlotte, NC. Soon, the band became a part of the fixtures of the east coast club circuit and built themselves a regional audience. One day, an A & R representative from Epic Records was in Charlotte to see a NC band called Diving For Pearls; however, he saw Firehouse and decided to offer them a record contract. In 1990, Firehouse released a self-titled debut album. Some of the hit singles of this album are: “All She Wrote”, “Love of a Lifetime” and “Don’t Treat Me Bad.” In 1991, Firehouse went to the American Music Awards where they won the Best New Hard Rock/Metal Band award over Alice in Chains and Nirvana. They became successful and popular in the United States and overseas.

In 2003, Firehouse released an album called Prime Time and in 2005 they were part of the line-up of the Rock Never Stops Tour. The current members of Firehouse are: C.J. Snare (vocals, keyboards), Bill Leverty (guitars), Michael Foster (drums) and Allen McKenkie (bass). The former members of this band are: Perry Richardson (bass, from 1989 to 1999), Bruce Waibel (bass, from 2000 to 2003) and Dario Seixas (bass, 2003). The discography of Firehouse includes: Firehouse, Hold Your Fire, 3, Good Acoustics, Category 5, Bring ’em Out Live, O2 and Prime Time. Some songs of Firehouse are: “When I Look Into Your Eyes”, “All She Wrote”, “Reach for the Sky”, “Hold the Dream”, “I Live My Life For You”, “Here For You” and “Nothin’ At All.”

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