Origin: Los Angeles, California, USA  
Genres: Hard Rock
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Last update/review: January 30, 2010

W.A.S.P.

Led by outrageous frontman Blackie Lawless, WASP emerged from Los Angeles in the early 80's and quickly rose to stardom with their over-the-top live shows and their anthemic, chorus-laden hard rock, which could be likened to a raunchier version of Kiss. Not surprisingly, they drew the ire of the then-new PMRC, an organization that strove to censor album lyrics, but really this just made WASP all the more popular. Throughout the years the band has had its ups and downs, popular periods and not-so-popular periods, and several lineup changes, but Blackie has soldiered on nonetheless.

Current Members

Blackie Lawless (Steven Duren)

bass/vocals/guitars

Doug Blair

guitars

Mike Duda

bass (ex-Killing Machine)

Former Members/Guests

Chris Holmes

guitars

Randy Piper

guitars

Bob Kulick

guitars RIP: May 29, 2020, age 70

Darrell Roberts

guitars (ex-Five Finger Death Punch)

Johnny Rod

bass

Mark Josephson

violin

Tony Richards

drums

Steve Riley

drums

Stet Howland

drums (ex-Killing Machine, ex-Metal Church, Temple Of Brutality)

Frankie Banali

drums (ex-Quiet Riot) RIP: August 20, 2020, pancreatic cancer, age 68

Mike Dupke

drums



Discography



W.A.S.P.  
1984 Capitol
  1. i wanna be somebody
  2. L.O.V.E. machine
  3. the flame
  4. B.A.D
  5. school daze
  6. hellion
  7. sleeping (in the fire)
  8. on you knees
  9. tormentor
  10. the torture never stops
  • Blackie Lawless
  • Chris Holmes
  • Randy Piper
  • Tony Richards



The Last Command  
1985 Capitol
  1. Wild Child
  2. Ballcrusher
  3. Fistful Of Diamonds
  4. Cries In The Night
  5. Blind In Texas
  6. Widowmaker
  7. Running Wild In The Streets
  8. Sex Drive
  9. Last Command
  10. Jack Action
  • Blackie Lawless
  • Chris Holmes
  • Randy Piper
  • Steve Riley



Inside The Electric Circus  
1986 Capitol
  1. Big Welcome
  2. I Don't Need No Doctor
  3. 5 Nasty
  4. Restless Gypsy
  5. Shoot From The Hip
  6. I'm Alive
  7. Easy Livin'
  8. Sweet Cheetah
  9. Manimal
  10. King Of Sodom And Gomorrah
  11. Rock Rolls On
  • Blackie Lawless
  • Chris Holmes
  • Johnny Rod
  • Steve Riley



Live ... In The Raw  
1987 Capitol
  1. Inside The Electric Circus
  2. I Don't Need No Doctor
  3. L.O.V.E. Machine
  4. Wild Child
  5. 5 Nasty
  6. Sleeping (In The Fire)
  7. Manimal
  8. I Wanna Be Somebody
  9. Harder, Faster
  10. Blind In Texas
  11. Scream Until You Like It
  • Blackie Lawless
  • Chris Holmes
  • Johnny Rod
  • Steve Riley



The Headless Children  
1989 Capitol
  1. Heretic (The Lost Child)
  2. The Headless Children
  3. Thunderhead
  4. Mean Man
  5. Neutron Bomber
  6. Mephisto Waltz
  7. Forever Free
  8. Maneater
  9. Rebel In The F.D.G.
  • Blackie Lawless
  • Chris Holmes
  • Johnny Rod
  • Frankie Banali



The Crimson Idol  
1992 Capitol
  1. Titanic Overture
  2. Invisible Boy
  3. Arena Of Pleasure
  4. Chainsaw Charlie (Murders In The New Morgue)
  5. Gypsy Meets The Boy
  6. Dr. Rockter
  7. I Am One
  8. Hold On To My Heart
  9. Great Misconception Of Me
  • Blackie Lawless
  • Bob Kulick
  • Frankie Banali
1992 Readers' Album #17




First Blood, Last Cuts  COMPILATION
1993 Capitol
  1. Animal (I Fuck Like A Beast)
  2. L.O.V.E Machine (remix)
  3. I Wanna Be Somebody (REMIX)
  4. On Your Knees
  5. Blind In Texas (REMIX)
  6. Wild Child (REMIX)
  7. I Don't Need No Doctor (REMIX)
  8. The Real Me
  9. The Headless Children
  10. Mean Man
  11. Forever Free
  12. Chainsaw Charlie
  13. The Idol
  14. Sunset And Babylon
  15. Hold On To My Heart
  16. Rock and Roll to Death



Still Not Black Enough  
1995 Castle
  1. Still Not Black Enough
  2. Somebody To Love
  3. Black Forever
  4. Scared To Death
  5. Goodbye America
  6. Keep Holding On
  7. Rock and Roll to Death
  8. Breathe
  9. I Can't
  10. No Way Out Of Here
  • Blackie Lawless
  • Bob Kulick
  • Mark Josephson
  • Frankie Banali



Kill, Fuck, Die  
1997 Castle
  1. Kill Fuck Die
  2. Take The Addiction
  3. My Tortured Eyes
  4. Killahead
  5. Kill Your Pretty Face
  6. Fetus
  7. Little Death
  8. U
  9. Wicked Love
  10. The Horror
  • Blackie Lawless
  • Chris Holmes
  • Mike Duda
  • Stet Howland
1997 Readers' Album #47




Double Live Assassins  LIVE
1998 CMC
  1. The Medley: On Your Knees, I Don´t Need No Doctor, Hellion, Chainsaw Charlie
  2. Wild Child
  3. Animal (Fuck Like A Beast)
  4. L.O.V.E. Machine
  5. Killahead
  6. I Wanna Be Somebody
  7. U
  8. The Real Me
  9. Kill Your Pretty Face
  10. 10) The Horror
  11. Blind In Texas
  12. The Headless Children
  13. The Idol
  14. Crimson Idol Medley
  15. Little Death
  16. Mean Man / Rock ´n Roll To Death
  • Blackie Lawless
  • Chris Holmes
  • Mike Duda
  • Stet Howland



Helldorado  
1999 CMC
  1. Drive By
  2. Helldorado
  3. Don't Cry (Just Suck)
  4. Damnation Angels
  5. Dirty Balls
  6. High On Flames
  7. Cocaine Cowboys
  8. Can't Die Tonight
  9. Saturday Night Cock Fight
  10. Hot Rods To Hell (Helldorado Reprise)
  • Blackie Lawless
  • Chris Holmes
  • Mike Duda
  • Stet Howland



The Sting  LIVE
2000 Snapper
  1. Helldorado
  2. Electric Circus
  3. Chainsaw Charlie
  4. Wild Child
  5. L.O.V.E. Machine
  6. Animal
  7. Sleeping In The Fire
  8. Damnation Angels
  9. Dirty Balls
  10. The Real Me
  11. I wanna Be Somebody
  12. Blind In Texas
  • Blackie Lawless
  • Chris Holmes
  • Mike Duda
  • Stet Howland



The Best Of The Best  COMPILATION
2000 Snapper
  1. Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting
  2. Animal (Fuck Like a Beast)
  3. I Wanna Be Somebody
  4. L.O.V.E. Machine
  5. On Your Knees
  6. Show No Mercy
  7. Blind in Texas
  8. Wild Child
  9. Sex Drive
  10. 5 N.A.S.T.Y.
  11. Mean Man
  12. Chainsaw Charlie (Murders in the New Morgue)
  13. Unreal
  14. Helldorado
  15. Dirty Balls



Unholy Terror  
2001 Metal-Is
  1. Let it Roar
  2. Hate to love me
  3. Locomotive Man
  4. Unholy Terror
  5. Charisma
  6. Who Slayed Baby Jane
  7. Euphoria
  8. Raven Heart
  9. Wasted White Boys
  • Blackie Lawless
  • Chris Holmes
  • Mike Duda
  • Stet Howland



The Sting: Live At The Key Club  VIDEO
2001 Snapper



W.A.S.P. / The Last Command  COMPILATION
2002 Snapper



Dying For The World  
2002 Sanctuary
  1. Shadow Man
  2. My Wicked Heart
  3. Black Bone Torso
  4. Hell For Eternity
  5. Hallowed Ground
  6. Revengence (Be Thy Name)
  7. Trail Of Tears
  8. Stone Cold Killers
  9. Rubberman
  10. Hallowed Ground (Acoustic)
  • Blackie Lawless
  • Darrell Roberts
  • Mike Duda
  • Frankie Banali
2002 Readers' Album #59




The Neon God: Part 1 - The Rise  
2004 Sanctuary
  1. Overture (Instrumental)
  2. Why Am I Here?
  3. Wishing Well
  4. Sister Sadie (And The Black Habits)
  5. The Rise
  6. Why Am I Nothing?
  7. Asylum #9
  8. The Red Room Of The Rising Sun
  9. What I'll Never Find
  10. Someone To Love Me (All I Need)
  11. X.T.C. Riders
  12. Me & The Devil
  13. The Running Man
  14. The Raging Storm
  • Blackie Lawless
  • Darrell Roberts
  • Mike Duda
  • Stet Howland
  • Frankie Banali
2004 Readers' Album #65




The Neon God: Part 2 - The Demise  
2004 Sanctuary
  1. Never Say Die
  2. Resurrector
  3. The Demise
  4. Clockwork Mary
  5. Tear Down The Walls
  6. Come Back To Black
  7. All My Life
  8. Destiny's To Come
  9. The Last Redemption
  • Blackie Lawless
  • Darrell Roberts
  • Mike Duda
  • Stet Howland
  • Frankie Banali



Dominator  
2007 Demolition
  1. Mercy
  2. Burn
  3. Take Me Up
  4. Heaven's Blessed
  5. Heaven's Hung In Black
  6. Long Long Way To Go
  7. Teacher
  8. Heaven's Hung In Black (Reprise)
  9. Fortunate Son
  • Blackie Lawless
  • Doug Blair
  • Mike Duda
  • Mike Dupke
2007 Readers' Album #34




Babylon  
2009
  1. Crazy
  2. Live To Die Another Day
  3. Babylon's Burning
  4. Burn (Deep Purple cover)
  5. Into The Fire
  6. Thunder Red
  7. Seas of Fire
  8. Godless Run
  9. Promised Land (Chuck Berry Cover)
  • Blackie Lawless
  • Doug Blair
  • Mike Duda
  • Mike Dupke
2009 Readers' Album #15




Golgotha  
2015 Napalm
  1. Scream
  2. Last Runaway
  3. Shotgun
  4. Miss You
  5. Fallen Under
  6. Slaves of the New World Order
  7. Eyes of My Maker
  8. Hero of the World
  9. Golgotha
  • Blackie Lawless
  • Doug Blair
  • Mike Duda
  • Mike Dupke
2015 Readers' Album #15





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