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SNEW is an American hard rock band from Los Angeles, California. The quintet consists of founders Curtis Don Vito (lead singer), Andy Lux (lead guitar), and Mark Ohrenberger (drums), along with Lenny Spickle (rhythm guitar), and Kelly Magee (bass). Formed in 2005, SNEW has released three albums and has sustained a steady tour schedule along the West Coast along with occasional major festival appearances. The band's influences are varied, consisting of Motörhead, Alice Cooper, Ramones, Kiss, AC/DC and MC5.The band features a number of notable past and present members in bass players Willie Basse, Paul Ill and Kelly Magee. Basse was a pioneer in the 80s LA metal scene, where he was the frontman in the influential band Black Sheep, which consisted of Slash, James Kottak, George Lynch. Paul Gilbert, DJ Ashba and Randy Castillo - at various times. According to Slash in his best selling Slash, "I joined a band called BLACK SHEEP with WILLIE BASSE which was a 'RITE OF PASSAGE' for a succession of talented musicians. Willie Basse is a great frontman.". L.A. session musician Paul Ill has played with Bill Ward, Christina Aguilera, Alicia Keys, P!nk and Celine Dion among many others. In 1997, Ill toured with Bill Ward's solo band in support of When the Bough Breaks. SNEW's current bass player, Kelly Magee, was previously a part of the L.A.-based hard rock band Warrior in their Mark III lineup.

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