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 August 1991

Screamer Magazine August 1991
Issue: August 1991. Featuring: Metallica. Also Included Anthrax, Chrissy Steele, Havana Black, Noisy Mama, Primus, Saraya, Vicious Rumors, No Alibi and Much More.

Screamer Magazine June 1991

Screamer Magazine June 1991
Issue: June 1991. Featuring: Skid Row. Also Included Poison, Slaughter, BulletBoys, Baton Rouge, Fishbone, Godflesh, Hall Aflame, Junkyard, Kik Tracee, Kix, Mind Funk, Warrior Soul and Much More.

Screamer Magazine May 1991

Screamer Magazine May 1991
Issue: May 1991. Featuring: Bang Tango. Also Included Poison, Blackeyed Susan, Contraband, Mordred, No Sweat, Queensryche, Southgang, Tattoo Rodeo, Thunder and Much More

Screamer Magazine January 1991

Screamer Magazine January 1991
Issue: January 1991. Featuring: Tesla. Also Included Scorpions, Slaughter, Damn Yankees, Death Angel, Heaven's Edge, Rhino Bucket, Sweet F.A., Vio Lance and Much More.

Screamer Magazine December 1990

Screamer Magazine December 1990
Issue: December 1990. Featuring: Cinderella. Also Included Bang Tango, Extreme, Jet Boy, Eyes, Lynch Mob, Nevada Beach, Sepultura, Two Bit Thief, Annihilator and Much More.

Screamer Magazine September 1990

Screamer Magazine September 1990
Issue: September 1990. Featuring: Anthrax. Also Included Every Mother's Nightmare, Queensryche, Vixen, Annihilator, Cry Wolf, Mother Love Bone, Savatage, Shy England, Yngwie Malmsteen and Much More.

Screamer Magazine May 1990

Screamer Magazine May 1990
Issue: May 1990. Featuring: Faster Pussycat. Also Included Alice Cooper, Bang Tango, Flotsam and Jetsam, Sacred Reich, Ace Frehley, Balaam and the Angle, Bonham, Circus of Power, Company of Wolves, Death Angel, Dogs D' Amour, Doro Pesch, Enuff Z' Nuff, Stevie Salas and Much More

Screamer Magazine February 1990

Screamer Magazine February 1990
Issue: February 1990. Featuring: Bang Tango. Also Included Slaughter, The Cult, Lost Boys, Ace Frehley, Gun, Love Hate, Shotgun Messiah and Much More

Screamer Magazine January 1990

Screamer Magazine January 1990
Issue: January 1990. Featuring: The Cult. Also Included Kiss, LA Guns, Mr. Big, Tora Tora, Dangerous Toys, Lord Tracy, Mike Monroe, Raging Slab, Testament, Tim Karr, Voivod, XYZ and Much More.

Screamer Magazine October 1989

Screamer Magazine October 1989
Issue: October 1989. Featuring: LA Guns. Also Included Winger, Mr. Big, Tora Tora, Dangerous Toys, Vain, MSG, Sea Hags, Loudness, Dirty Looks, Killer Dwarfs, Cats in Boots, Kings X, D.A.D.S, Nuclear Assault, Annihilator, Queir Boys, Steve Stevens Atomic Playboys 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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