Bang Tango

Bang Tango

Although Bang Tango was often lumped in with the whole `80s glam metal movement (perhaps due to their pretty boy looks and the fact that they hailed from Los Angeles, CA), the hard rockin` quintet was one of the few L.A. glam groups to incorporate funk into its sound — some time before the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Faith No More made it acceptable to do so. Their lineup consisted of Joe Lesté (vocals), Kyle Stevens (guitar), Mark Knight (guitar), Kyle Kyle (bass), and Tigg Ketler (drums)

Vintage Magazines with Bang Tango

Screamer Magazine September 1993

Screamer Magazine September 1993
Issue: September 1993. Featuring: Sebastian Bach of Skid Row. Also Included Winger, Primus, Belladonna, Wildside, Gruntruck, Sacred Reich, Paradise Lost, Floatsam and Jetsam, Suicidal Tendencies, Sepultura, White Zombie and Much More.

Screamer Magazine January 1993

Screamer Magazine January 1993
Issue: January 1993. Featuring: Pearl Jam, White Zombie and Slaughter. Also Included 24-7 Spyz, Blind Melon, Every Mother's Nightmare, Heavy Bones, Skid Row, Warrior Soul, Cathedral, Flotsam and Jetsam, Solitude Aeturnus, Babylon AD and Much More.

Screamer Magazine November 1992

Screamer Magazine November 1992
Issue: November 1992. Featuring: Megadeath. Also Included Alice In Chains, Bad 4 Good, Bang Tango, Blues Saraceno, Firehouse, Tora Tora, Warrant, Testament, Decide, Exodus and Much More.

Screamer Magazine March 1992

Screamer Magazine March 1992
Issue: March 1992. Featuring: Soundgarden. Also Included Agnostic Front, Cannibal Corpse, DAD, Giant, GWAR, Infectious Grooves, Little Angles, Ugly Kid Joe, Yngwie Malmasteen, The Storm, Monkey Paw, Pantera and Much More.

Screamer Magazine February 1992

Screamer Magazine February 1992
Issue: February 1992. Featuring: MSG. Also Included 24-7 Spyz, Armed Forces, Blitzspeer, Hexx, Lillian Axe, Nuclear Valdez, Pyschefunkapus, War Babies and Much More.

Screamer Magazine January 1992

Screamer Magazine January 1992
Issue: January 1992. Featuring: Tesla. Also Included The Almighty, Bangalore Choir, Big House, Britny Fox, Bullet LaVolta, Fishbone, Grave, Primus, Queensryche, Savatage, Scatterbrain, Smashing Pumpkins, Tall Stories and Much More.

Screamer Magazine December 1991

Screamer Magazine December 1991
Issue: December 1991. Featuring: Queensryche. Also Included Bonham, Coroner, Death, Europe, Haunted Garage, Lita Ford, Lucy Brown, Shadow King, Shotgun Messiah, Sweet F.A. and Much More

Screamer Magazine November 1991

Screamer Magazine November 1991
Issue: November 1991. Featuring: Motley Crue. Also Included Warrant, Sound Garden, Danger Danger, Fates Warning, Fudge Tunnel, Infectious Grooves, Voivod and Much More.

Screamer Magazine October 1991

Screamer Magazine October 1991
Issue: October 1991. Featuring: Ozzy Osbourne. Also Included Van Halen, Bang Tango, Craig Goldy, LA Guns, Napalm Death, Ratt, Richie Sambora, Sacred Reich, Sepultura, Sick Of It All, Vinnie Moore and Much More.

Screamer Magazine September 1991

Screamer Magazine September 1991
Issue: September 1991. Featuring: LA Guns. Also Included Guns N' Roses, Skid Row, Armored Saint, Dangerous Toys, Nuclear Assault, Overkill, Screaming Jets, Suicidal Tendencies, The Scream, White Trash, XYZ and Much More

Articles with Bang Tango

Rocklahoma Celebrates 10th Year May 27, 28 & 29; Scorpions, Disturbed, Five Finger Death Punch & Many More

Rocklahoma is celebrating its 10th year on May 27, 28 & 29 at “Catch the Fever” Festival Grounds in Pryor, OK, just outside Tulsa. America’s Biggest Memorial Day Weekend Party–which had 60,000 fans in attendance in 2015–features the best current rock artists and classic bands, with onsite camping amenities and unparalleled VIP packages. The three-day… Read more »


Photos – CATHOUSE LIVE! – Festival Stage – Irvine, CA


Dee Snider To Narrate ‘Attack Of Life: The Bang Tango Movie’

Attack Of Life: The Bang Tango Movie’ director Drew Fortier tells Sleaze Roxx, “I always thought Dee would have been the perfect one to narrate the opening of the film. I actually wrote out the narration as “Dee Snider’s Narration” months ago, just as wishful thinking. I sent his management an e-mail about a week… Read more »


Bang Tango Documentary Release Final Theatrical Trailer

After two years of shooting, almost 300 hours of footage, and over 40 interviews, the film ‘Attack Of Life: The Bang Tango Movie’ is nearing completion. Director Drew Fortier plans on having a rough cut of the film — which also features interviews with with current Joe LeSte fronted line-up of Bang Tango as well… Read more »


Pistol Whipped In The O.C.

Time: A nonspatial continuum in which events occur in apparently irreversible succession from the past through the present to the future.  Over 20 years have passed since most 80s metal bands were in their heyday, but you would never know it by talking to some of them.  It seems that many of their egos were… Read more »


Bang Tango at Malone’s on 4/6/12

Joe Lesté – vocals Scott LaFlamme – guitar Lance Eric – bass Trent Anderson – drums


Pistol Whipping the Boys in Bang Tango

Bang Tango has a long history with Screamer Magazine, dating back to the late 80’s and although Joe Leste’ (vocals) is the only original member of that group, his fellow band mates embody the spirit of the original band.  Scott LaFlamme (guitar), Lance Eric (bass) and Trent Anderson (drums) are all accomplished musicians and are… Read more »


Screamer Magazine September 1993

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Screamer Magazine January 1993

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Screamer Magazine November 1992

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