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 1989

Screamer Magazine September 1989
Issue: September 1989. Featuring: White Lion. Also Included Badlands, Testament, Jason Bonham, Stage Dolls, Bang Tango, Death Angel, Silent Rage, Guardian, Babylon and Much More

Screamer Magazine August 1989

Screamer Magazine August 1989
Issue: August 1989. Featuring: Motley Crue. Also Included Gene Simmons, LA Guns, Faster Pussycat, Great White, Tesla, Kix, Junkyard, Accept, Kreator, Princess Pang and Much More.

Screamer Magazine July 1989

Screamer Magazine July 1989
Issue: July 1989. Featuring: Great White. Also Included Faster Pussycat, Bang Tango, Tora Tora, Leatherwolf, Kix, Faith No More, Extreme, Mother Love Bone, Sea Hags and Much More.

Screamer Magazine June 1989

Screamer Magazine June 1989
Issue: June 1989. Featuring: Warrant. Also Included WASP, Mr. Big, Skid Row, Queensryche, Little Caesar, Vixen, Dark Angel and Much More.

Screamer Magazine May 1988

Screamer Magazine May 1988
Issue: May 1988. Featuring: Poison. Also included Bang Tango, Tuff, Odin, Barren Cross, XYZ, Max Havoc and Much More.

Screamer Magazine January 1988

Screamer Magazine January 1988
Issue: January 1988. Featuring: Leatherwolf. Also includes Def Leppard, Megadeth, TSOL, Jetboy, Reinkus Tide 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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