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1) Helix is a Canadian hard rock/heavy metal band that formed in 1974 for a Battle of the Bands contest in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada and is best known for their 1984 single “Rock You”. The original lineup consisted of singer Brian Vollmer, guitarists Brent Doerner and Paul Hackman, bassist Keith Zurbrigg and drummer Brian Doerner. In 1992, Hackman died when the group’s van rolled down a 40-foot enbankment after a concert in Vancouver. The band recorded the song “That Day Is Gonna Come”, as a tribute to Hackman, and the video for the song featured unique Super 8 and video footage shot by Vollmer on the road over the years.

Helix released two independent albums, entitled Breaking Loose and White Lace & Black Leather in 1979 and 1981 respectively. They then signed to Capitol Records and releasing several Canadian hit albums in the ’80s - No Rest For The Wicked, Walkin’ The Razor’s Edge and Long Way To Heaven. Walkin’ the Razor’s Edge sold more than 100,000 copies in Canada and 400,000 internationally.

The lead singer and sole member to remain in the band throughout their career is Brian Vollmer. Currently Brian manages every aspect of the Helix organization from booking tours to distributing Helix merchandise. He also teaches the classical vocal technique Bel Canto in London (where he also lives) as well as singing classical music at weddings and funerals throughout southern Ontario.

Helix has toured with KISS, Aerosmith, Rush, Mötley Crüe, Whitesnake, Night Ranger, Heart, Quiet Riot, W.A.S.P., and Motörhead.


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