Kane Roberts


Kane Roberts

Infobox musical artist |
Name = Kane Roberts


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Background = solo_singer
Birth_name = Robert William Athas
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Instrument = Guitar, Vocals
Occupation = Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Video game designer, Guitarist, Body builder
Genre = Hard rock, Glam metal, Heavy metal
Years_active = 1985–present
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Associated_acts = Alice Cooper, Steve Vai, Status Quo, Berlin, Rod Stewart, Desmond Child
URL = [http://www.kaneroberts.com Official website]
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Kane Roberts (born Robert William Athis) is a heavy metal guitarist best known for his tenure in Alice Cooper's band during the late 1980s. He has also performed as a solo act.

Roberts is notable for his Rambo-like physique [ [http://www.kaneroberts.com/ok.html Kane Roberts - Images ] ] and his usage of an electric guitar shaped like a machine gun.

Career

Roberts was the guitarist who played on Alice Cooper's Constrictor and Raise Your Fist and Yell and their respective tours. He is the man responsible for Alice's metal years in the late '80s as he co-wrote nearly every track from those albums. Just by being on stage, he was a part of the show with his huge physique and rocket shooting guitars.

After "Raise Your Fist", Kane released his first solo album, "Kane Roberts", which featured Alice lyrics on 'Full Pull'. He then guested on Trash , playing guitar on "Bed Of Nails". He then released a second solo album Saints and Sinners.

While he is primarily a guitar player, Roberts is also a vocalist, with incredible range,Fact|date=March 2008 as is evident on his solo projects.
Saints and Sinners| contained Bon Jovi-penned "Does Anybody Really Fall In Love Anymore?", previously recorded by Cher as well.

He also played on the Bob Ezrin produced Count Three And Pray album by Berlin, and a Rod Stewart album. He helped on backing vocals on Steve Vai's "Sex & Religion"album. He also co-wrote "Take It Off" With Paul Stanley and Bob Ezrin which appeared on Kiss' Revenge Album.

He contributed to albums by Status Quo (Quo), Steve Vai (Sex & Religion) and Desmond Child (Discipline).

Roberts took a long hiatus from music after his second solo album, but returned in 1999 with a band called Phoenix Down, named for a life potion in the PlayStation video game Final Fantasy VII, one of Roberts' favorite games. Phoenix Down recorded only one album, entitled "Under A Wild Sky". Fans of both say that much of the record is inspired by the game.

After several years away from the music industry, working in graphic arts and as a video game programmer, Roberts began work on a new album, "Touched", in 2006. According to his website [http://www.kaneroberts.com kaneroberts.com] it is not yet available.

Discography

with Alice Cooper

*"Constrictor"- 1986
*"Raise Your Fist and Yell"- 1987
*"Trash"- 1989

Solo career

*"Kane Roberts" - 1987
*"Saints And Sinners" - 1991
*"Under A Wild Sky" (with solo band Phoenix Down) - 1999
*"Touched" - 2006

External links

* [http://www.kaneroberts.com Official Website]

References

* [http://www.kaneroberts.com/ok.html]


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