Y&T

The Grey Eagle and Worthwhile Sounds Present

Y&T

Temptation's Wings

Fri, April 21, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$17.00 - $20.00

This event is all ages

STANDING ROOM ONLY

Y&T
Y&T
Before Mötley Crüe, before RATT, even before there was a Metallica, Y&T was slogging away in sweaty rock clubs around America. When the band formed in the early 1970s, little did they know they would set the standard for hard rock bands that trailed. Many of the biggest acts of the '80s became popular opening for headliners Y&T—and cut their teeth on the band, as evidenced by the Y&T mentions in tell-all books by acts such as Metallica and Mötley Crüe.

Born in Oakland, California, Y&T is one of the San Francisco Bay Area's own innovators of the hard rock sound. World-renowned headliners on their own, the band also remained the most requested support act on the hard rock road, touring with icons Ozzy Osbourne, AC/DC, Aerosmith, Mötley Crüe, and more. Whether performing to a festival crowd of fifty-thousand or in an intimate nightclub, Y&T's high-energy set still captivates legions of fans around the globe, proving Y&T's music timeless.

Originally formed as Yesterday and Today, the initial powerhouse quartet—featuring Dave Meniketti (lead guitar/lead vocals), Phil Kennemore (bass), Leonard Haze (drums), and Joey Alves (rhythm guitar)—tore through the '70s and '80s with their own brand of hard rock. After two '70s albums on London Records, they shortened their name to Y&T and released eight albums on A&M in the '80s. Two more albums with Geffen Records marked an era of change with Jimmy DeGrasso (Alice Cooper, Suicidal Tendencies, Megadeth) on drums and Stef Burns (Alice Cooper, Berlin, Huey Lewis) on guitar.

With a discography of 18 albums and three greatest hits collections, Y&T has sold over four million albums since their 1974 inception. The band received extensive airplay with hits such as Forever, Rescue Me, Mean Streak, and Summertime Girls—which played in heavy rotation on MTV. Y&T songs have been featured in a multitude of movies and television shows, including Real Genius, Out of Bounds, Baywatch, and Hunter. After five top 100 albums, songs that tipped into the 40s, two Bammie Awards, and many international television appearances, Y&T's hits are still played on VH1 Classic and classic rock radio stations everywhere.

In 2010, Y&T recorded their first studio album in 13 years, featuring original members Dave Meniketti and Phil Kennemore, with longtime members John Nymann on guitar and Mike Vanderhule on drums.
Temptation's Wings
Battles, berzerkers, bizarre beasts, and bashing skulls. The trials and tribulations of ancient times. Pillaging and reciting grand tales of Bloodshed and Conquest. Trampling the weak and hurdling the dead, we aim to make each song a crushing tale of brutality from start to finish. Thick, roaring guitar tone, a massive, thundering bass tone, and drums that sound as if they were played with a warhammer. These are our sonic weapons of choice to bring our style of thrashy doom to life. We are a no frills, no gimmicks metal band from the shadows of the wicked old mountains of North Carolina. With influences ranging from bluegrass to classical, Amon Amarth to ZZ Top, and everything in between, we're out to bring our own brand of "brootality" to anyone that would lend an open ear. Check out our current EP, "WarMallet: an EP of Brutality", featuring March of the Barbarian Horde, WarMallet, and Conqueror of Giants. It is 21 minutes of ancient, unrestrained fury! And also check out our youtube channel under temptationswingsband.
Venue Information:
The Grey Eagle
185 Clingman Ave
Asheville, NC, 28801
http://www.thegreyeagle.com/