Six Degrees of Dio: W.A.S.P.

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Ah yes, W.A.S.P. The band that single-handedly brought Tipper Gore to American prominence. While a lot of their albums have been 80’s cheesefests but 1992’s The Crimson Idol still stands as one of my favorite albums.

Longtime friend Mitch sent in this way from W.A.S.P. to Ronnie James Dio.

1.Blackie Lawless was in Sister with Nikki Sixx in 1976.
2.Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue co-wrote Public Enemy #1 with Lizzie Grey.
3.Lizzie Grey was in London with Fred Coury.
4. Fred Coury was in Arcade with Stephen Pearcy.
5.Stephen Pearcy was in Ratt (previously Mickey Ratt) with Jake E. Lee.
6.Jake E. Lee was in Dio for a short time, though only recorded rehearsal tapes.

That is six however I was able to find a shorter way. Frankie Banali of Quiet Riot played on both The Headless Children and Crimson Idol with W.A.S.P. Frankie was in Quiet Riot with bass player Rudy Sarzo and Rudy played bass in Dio.

Now here’s W.A.S.P. with my favorite track from The Crimson Idol, “Chainsaw Charlie (Murders in the New Morgue)”

Again, if you can think of a band or act that can be connected to Dio let me know and I’ll use it for a future post.

All hail his name m/
All hail his name m/

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