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At least three bands are known under the name XYZ.

1. XYZ was a hook-laden heavy metal band. They were considered the unofficial house band of the Los Angeles nightclub The Whiskey in the mid 80’s, but major success eluded them.
XYZ began in Los Angeles, California, with members Terry Ilous (vocals), Bobby Pieper (guitar), Patt Fontaine (bass) and Joey Pafumi (drums). An early development deal with Atlantic records led to the recording of their debut album, which quickly got radio play with the hits “Inside Out” and “What Keeps Me Loving You.” “Rainy Days” was then released in 2005. After that false start, Ilous and Fontaine regrouped with new members Marc Diglio (guitar) and Paul Monroe (drums). Don Dokken produced the debut that included the killer single “Inside Out,” but unfortunately few people seemed interested. The follow-up, “Hungry,” did even worse commercially, and by 1992, Diglio and Monroe had been replaced by Tony Marcus and Joey Shapiro respectively. The final tour dates were performed, and the group called it a day.
Ilous went on to form Cage with former King Kobra member Jeff Northrup before recording as Flynn. Fontaine and Shapiro worked together on a band called Puzzle Gut.
Ilous and Monroe re-teamed in early 2000 (with Diglio helping to write), and with the addition of Northrup and former Quiet Riot and Great White bassist Sean McNabb, released the exceptional comeback album Letter To God in early 2003.

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  • litex_fen

    I want a new album!!! These guys are awesome!!! [3]

    28 May 3:25pm Reply
  • bekzilla

    Awesome ballads!!

    22 May 5:33pm Reply
  • thrashidolatry

    They did a great job on their debut, very overlooked band if you ask me.

    16 May 1:10pm Reply
  • Red-haired92

    ''Just A Friend''. This song is so touching....

    15 Nov 2013 Reply
  • METALLER1992

    Re-Kramer, forget. Band is awesome! Old good hard rock.

    16 Oct 2013 Reply
  • RevolutionECW

    Одной буквой ошиблись ребята :( Надо было называть группу ХУЙ и весь этот стиль!!!

    10 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Freyja__

    Never too late <3 The best ballad ever. [2]

    19 Apr 2013 Reply
  • RaichelGlam

    Rainy Days ♥

    5 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Re-Kramer

    I want a new album!!! These guys are awesome!!! [2]

    2 Mar 2013 Reply
  • crownanchor

    ok

    26 Feb 2013 Reply
  • DavidAlejo97

    I want a new album!!! This guys are awesome!!!

    15 Jan 2013 Reply
  • borifilico

    eX Yes & Zeppelin

    7 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Cokefloyd

    Made For Love

    1 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Stayll

    Never too late <3 The best ballad ever

    26 Sep 2012 Reply
  • Re-Kramer

    I love this band so much! I'd like them to put out lots o' more music!

    27 Aug 2012 Reply
  • MontBelt

    Souvenirs. <3 [4] one of the best ballads ever written!

    2 Jun 2012 Reply
  • ez4u2c1961

    if anyone is looking for more of Terry llous vocals get the new Great White Elation cd may 22 is when it is suppose to be out I heard some sample tracks at amazon and I think it's going to be worth spending a few dollars on, it has at least one ballad maybe 2 it all sounds great and Terry still has it, he's the new vocalist for the band so it's all Terry lol

    20 May 2012 Reply
  • VianONE

    kind of music what I want listen when driving my car

    18 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Justyna001

    People Y U NO listen to XYZ?!

    3 Mar 2012 Reply
  • hairmetalfan63

    Not one of my favorite song!

    11 Aug 2011 Reply
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