Can You Name Each Member of These '80s Bands?

By: Heather Cahill
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Their music defined the decade - ranging from rock, pop, metal and more. They're the bands you grew up with, and the bands you still listen to today, but the music is only half of it! The members of these bands were guitarists, drummers, and vocalists that made each track unique. Without them, there is no music! What is your favorite '80s band?

Can you name the members of Rush? How about Black Sabbath's vocalist? Maybe you can even name each member of the Eurythmics? You'll find bands of all different genres in this quiz. Make sure you know a little bit about each band member!

Do you know who the vocalist for the Pet Shop Boyz is? Can you name the missing person from a list of Iron Maiden members? Do you think you can identify the member who is not part of Journey? Band members come and go, making it a bit harder to remember their roles in the band!

Many '80s band members not only played in their bands but also embarked on their own solo careers. They've made a name for themselves and they will always be remembered for their incredible music. So, if you think you're an expert on all types of '80s bands, take the quiz to see your score!

Which of the following is from Duran Duran?

Simon Le Bon is the lead singer of Duran Duran. The other band members were Nick Rhodes, Roger, John and Andy Taylor

Who is missing from this list of Depeche Mode members? Andy Fletcher, Martin Gore, Dave Grahan...

Alan Wilder is missing from the list of Depeche Mode band members. He played various instruments from the beginning of the '80s until the mid-'90s.

Who has played the drums for Van Halen since their start?

Alex Van Halen played drums since the start of the band. The other members of the band in the '80s included his brother Eddie, David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar.

Which band member was part of Metallica since the band's beginning?

Lars Ulrich was part of Metallica since the bands beginning along with James Hetfield. The band had many different members in the '80s, including David Mustaine and Jason Newsted.

Who is the lead singer of U2?

Bono is the lead singer of U2. The rest of the band in the '80s consisted of Larry Mullen Jr., The Edge and Adam Clayton who are all still with the band today.

Which of the following musicians is from Def Leppard?

Phil Collen is one of the members of Def Leppard. He joined the band in the early '80s and he is still part of it today.

Who is missing from this list of Motley Crue band members? Mick Mars, Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil...

Tommy Lee was missing from the list of Motley Crue members. He played drums from the beginning and left the band briefly in 2000.

Which band member was only with Bon Jovi from their start until the mid-'90s?

Alec John Such was with Bon Jovi for this period of time along with Jon Bon Jovi, Tico Torres, Richie Sambora and David Bryan. He was the bass guitar player for the band.

Who plays bass guitar in Tears for Fears?

Curt Smith plays bass for Tears for Fears. Roland Orzabal is the only member who has been in the band for the entire time. He and Smith still play with the band today.

Who is missing from this list of AC/DC members from the '80s? Angus Young, Malcolm Young, Phil Rudd, Brian Johnson, Simon Wright...

Cliff Williams is missing from the list of AC/DC members. He played bass for the band starting in the late '70s and has also embarked on a few of his own side projects.

Who played guitar in Guns N' Roses?

Slash played guitar in Guns N' Roses. The other members of the band in the '80s included Axl Rose and Duff McKagan.

Which of the following musicians were with R.E.M. since the band's beginning?

All three members listed were part of R.E.M. since the band's beginning. Other members in the '80s included Bill Berry and Buren Fowler.

Which member of Blondie was not part of the band in the '80s?

Tommy Kessler joined Blondie is 2010 and was not part of the band in the '80s . The band has had many members throughout the years but Debbie Harry, Chris Stein and Clem Burke have been there the entire time.

Who played drums for The Smiths in the '80s?

Mike Joyce played drums for The Smiths. The other members at the time were Morrissey, Andy Rourke and Johnny Marr.

Who was the drummer for Aerosmith?

Joey Kramer played drums for Aerosmith. The other members of the band in the '80s were Steven Tyler, Brad Whitford, Joe Perry and Tom Hamilton.

Which member of The Replacements is missing from this list? Tommy Stinson, Slim Dunlap, Bob Stinson...

Chris Mars is missing from this list. The Replacements broke up in 1991 but they have had reunions since then. They are remembered for hits like "Color Me Impressed."

Who is the guitarist for Eurythmics?

David A. Stewart is the guitarist for Eurythmics. The other member of the band is Annie Lennox. The band's breakout song was "Sweet Dreams."

Who is the lead vocalist for Pet Shop Boyz?

Neil Tennant is the lead vocalist for Pet Shop Boyz. The band had plenty of hits that shot them to fame, like "West End Girls" and "Always on my Mind."

Which of the following is not a member of a-ha?

Gene Simmons was not in a-ha. The band was from Norway and had hits like "Take On Me" and "Hunting High and Low."

Which member of Judas Priest was the vocalist for the group?

Rob Halford was the vocalist for Judas Priest. The other members who were with the band in the '80s were Ian Hill and Glenn Tipton.

Which member of Iron Maiden is missing from this list? Steve Harris, Adrian Smith, Bruce Dickinson, Dave Murray, Clive Burr

Nicko McBrain is missing from this list. He played drums for the band starting in 1982 and is still playing with the band today.

Which of the following is not a member of Culture Club?

Angus Young is not a member of Culture Club, but a member of AC/DC. The missing member is Roy Hay, who plays a number of instruments in the band.

Who is no longer a member of Bananarama?

Jacquie Sullivan is no longer part of Bananarama. She left in 1991 and pursued her own ventures, eventually becoming a yoga teacher.

Which band member was with Poison for its entire duration?

All of these were part of Poison since the beginning. Other members from the '80s were Matt Smith and C.C. DeVille.

Who is the lead vocalist for Led Zeppelin?

Robert Plant is the lead vocalist for Led Zeppelin. The band's last major album came out in 1982 and since then, they have come together for many reunions.

Who is the vocalist for Black Sabbath?

Ozzy Osbourne is the vocalist for Black Sabbath. Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler were the other main members of the band.

Which member of The Police is the lead vocalist?

Sting is the lead vocalist of The Police. He also plays many instruments, including the guitar and keyboard. The band has had many hits, such as "Every Breath You Take."

Who is the drummer for Pink Floyd?

Nick Mason is the drummer for Pink Floyd. He has been with the band for its entirety and has also ventured out to work on his own solo projects.

Which member of The Go-Gos in the '80s is missing from this list? Jane Weidlin, Gina Schock, Kathy Valentine, Margot Olavarria, Charlotte Caffey...

Belinda Carlisle is missing from this list. She was a founder of The Go-Gos and she also had her own solo singing and acting careers.

Which member of Men At Work was with the band since its beginning?

Colin Hay has been with Men at Work since the beginning. The rest of the band members in the '80s included Jerry Speiser, John Rees and Ron Strykert.

Which member of The Clash passed away?

Joe Strummer of The Clash died in 2002. His bandmates included Nicky Headon, Mike Jones and Paul Simonon, who were all with the band from its start.

Which member of Queen plays the drums?

Brian May plays drums for Queen. The band has had many different guests and members since the loss of vocalist Freddie Mercury.

Who is the vocalist for Rush?

Geddy Lee is the vocalist for Rush. He also worked on side projects and has been awarded many honors.

Which member was not part of Journey in the '80s?

Arnel Pineda was not a member of Journey in the '80s. Pineda became part of Journey after Neal Schon invited him to audition.

Which member of Motorhead played guitar?

Phil Campbell played guitar for Motorhead. The other members of the band were Ian Kilmister and Mikkey Dee, along with many other members who left the band.

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