Axel Rudi Pell
(Born June 27
) is a German
guitar player, playing melodic heavy metal. He started off with the band Steeler
) before leaving to start his solo career in 1989
with the eponymous band Axel Rudi Pell. During this time, he has played with such drummers as Jörg Michael
, Mike Terrana
and singers Jeff Scott Soto
and Rob Rock
. He plays a classic traditional melodic heavy metal, predictably guitar-heavy but less flashy than Yngwie Malmsteen
, with an emphasis on softer ballads as evidenced by three separate ballad compilations over the years.
Axel Rudi Pell's latest album is a cover album, Diamonds Unlocked, which was released on September 28, 2007 through SPV Records.
SPV records will release a new Axel Rudi Pell DVD on February 25th, to be titled Live Over Europe, which includes the full performance from the Rock Hard Festival in 2007, and comes with a bonus disc which includes live footage from Pell's own archive.
- See also Axel Rudi Pell albums