Axel Rudi Pell (born June 27, 1960) is a German
guitar player, playing melodic heavy metal. He started off with the band
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 The Crest and was released on
April 26' 2010 in North America and April 23' 2010 in Germany.
SPV Records released a live DVD...