Kix (sometimes stylized as KIX) is an American glam metal and hard rock band that achieved popularity during the 1980s. Led by frontman Steve Whiteman and bassist Donnie Purnell, the band's classic line-up was rounded out by drummer Jimmy "Chocolate" Chalfant and guitarists Ronnie "10/10" Younkins and Brian "Damage" Forsythe. Kix covered AC/DC, Aerosmith, April Wine, Led Zeppelin, and others before signing with Atlantic Records in 1981. Since peaking in the late-1980s, band members have continued to intermittently record and tour, including the Rocklahoma festival in 2008 in Oklahoma. In addition, they are a consistent presence at the annual M3 Rock Festival in the band's home state of Maryland.


LabelsAtlantic, East West, CMC International, Loud and Proud Records
RelatedFunny Money, The Blues Vultures, The Snakehandlers, Rhino Bucket, Jeremy and the Suicides, Jeremy L. White, Souls at Zero, Wrathchild America, Silent Old Mtns
Previous membersDonnie Purnell Tee Tunes Donnie Spence Terry Brady Sam Smith David "Stargazer" Bumbalough Brad Divens Anton Fig Mike Slamer Kip Winger John Luce Beau Hill Jimi K. Bones Paul Chalfant Roger Studner Pat DeMent Aaron Isaacs Ned Meloni Will Hunt Vince Tricarico John Allen
MembersRonnie "10/10" Younkins Brian "Damage" Forsythe Steve Whiteman Jimmy "Chocolate" Chalfant Mark Schenker Bob Paré
Years of activity1977–1996, 2003–present

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