Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Glam MetalAppearance: http://www.rockband.com/uploads/user-generated-content/100687/rendertron/The_20Gavinners-3000x2000_1.jpg
(LARGE IMAGE WARNING!)Members:
From left to right in the photo:
Eddie "Sir Shredsalot" Sherman -- Guitar
Barry Beatnix -- Drums
Travis Tenorman -- Vocals
Hugo Hexxor -- BassLabel:
Silver Hammer RecordsStaff:
Maxwell Edison -- Manager
Billy Shears -- Sound Technician
"Father" Paul Mackenzie -- Public Relations
Danny Steel, Aaron Smith, Acey Dici, Edward Riggs -- RoadiesCareer History:
Travis Tenorman was the son of 70s teen idol Barry Tone Tenorman, who wrote chart-topping single after chart-topping single before joining Hair Metal band The Bed Hangers in the 80s with moderate success. Barry and his band fell out of favor when Grunge rolled around in 90s and became a shadow of his former self.
Still, Travis had some very big shoes to fill, but his low self-esteem caused him to buckle and he got a job at a rock and roll-themed restaurant, where he met then-employee Eddie Sherman and regular patrons Barry Beatnix and Hugo Hexxor. They soon became friends and discovered that they all played different instruments, and Travis still never completely gave up his dream of singing.
Hugo invited them to his makeshift studio, and a few jam sessions later, they produced their first song, "Renegade Rocker". When they released it to the public, it became a hit around town, and it was decided they should stay together and start a band. Part of their first song's lyrics, "I'm a-rockin' here all night" was often misheard as "I'm a rockaneer all right", so they turned this mondegreen into their band's name: The Rockaneers.
They went to the nearest record company and presented them with their hit. Maxwell Edison of Silver Hammer Records was impressed and signed them up and became their manager. Over the next few months they recorded and published their self-titled debut album of 17 songs in addition to "Renegade Rocker", it and a few others hitting nationwide charts after the album's release. They gained local publicity by performing live on the stage of the restaurant they used to work at, and just less than a year later they produced a second album before going on a tour around the United States, sharing the spotlight with a few other bands. During the tour it was leaked to the public that Hugo Hexxor was a recovering alcoholic, and that Barry Beatnix used to be involved with a street gang that was particularly notorious in the city he grew up in. After their tour, they produced a third album consisting entirely of covers of other rock band's songs, with mixed reactions among fans and critics. To make up for those that didn't like it, they have stated that they will produce a two-disk album of entirely original songs in the near future.