Axel Rudi Pell (Born June 27, 1960) is a german melodic speed/power metal guitarist. He started off with the band Steeler (1984-1988) before leaving to start his solo career in 1989 with the eponymous band Axel Rudi Pell. During this time, he has played with such musicians as JÃ¶rg Michael, Mike Terrana and singers Jeff Scott Soto and Rob Rock. He plays a classic traditional melodic speed/power 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.
An upcoming album called Mystica is due out on August 25, 2006.
= *Axel Rudi Pell (guitars) *Johnny Gioeli (vocals) *Mike Terrana (drums) *Ferdy Doernberg (Keyboards) *Volker Krawczak (Bass)
Vocals *Charlie Huhn (1989) *Rob Rock (1991) *Jeff Scott Soto (1992-1997)
Bass *JÃ¶rg Deisinger (1989) *Thomas Smuszynski (1989)
Drums *JÃ¶rg Michael (1989-1998)
Keyboards *Georg Hahn (1989) *RÃ¼diger KÃ¶nig (1989) *Kai Raglewski (1991-1992) *Julie Greaux (1993-1996) *Christian Wolff (1997)