Bow Wow Biography
There are two artists with the name Bow Wow, for the Japanese hard rock/heavy metal act (see Ｂｏｗ Ｗｏｗ)
1. Shad Gregory Moss (born March 9, 1987 in Columbus, Ohio), better known by his stage name Bow Wow, is an American rapper and actor signed to Cash Money Records. He started rapping in 1993 and was noticed by rapper Snoop Dogg, who gave him his stage name then signed him to Death Row Records, and in 1998, at the age of eleven, Bow Wow was introduced to record producer Jermaine Dupri, who has since helped shape his career. He has since released six albums, including a collaboration album with good friend Omarion, Face Off. His seventh studio album, The Transition Of Shad Moss, will be released in 2010.
2. Bow Wow (バウワウ) - Legendary heavy metal act from Tokyo, Japan. Led by guitarist/vocalist Kyoji Yamamoto (山本恭司), the band formed in 1975. Started out as a melodic classic/hard rock band in the mid ‘til late 70’s, they quickly made a name for themselves and were touring with popular acts of the time, such as Kiss and Aerosmith. Yamamoto proved himself early on as an accomplished guitarist developing the “hammer technique” long before Eddie Van Halen made it popular. In the early 80’s Bow Wow changed their sound to a energetic heavy metal sound, fueled with powerful guitar riffs and fast-driven baselines. Spreading their wings internationally, Bow Wow played the Reading festival in Britain and the world famous Montreux Jazz festival in 1982. To capitalize on this venture, Roadrunner Records released the “Asian Volcano” album across Europe. Their presence would be felt on the continent still further with the licensed releases of “Warning From Stardust” in September 1982 on the Heavy Metal label and “Holy Expedition” through Roadrunner in July 1983. Both of these records drew significant media praise, initiating the start of considerable fan support in the Western world. Later on, in 1984, when they changed their band name to Vow Wow, they also changed the line-up and style to a more melodic and commercial side. Please change your tags to Ｂｏｗ Ｗｏｗ.
Kyoji Yamamoto (山本恭司) - vocal & lead guitar
Mitsuhiro Saito (斎藤光浩) - vocal & guitar
Toshihiro Niimi (新美俊宏) - drum
Daisuke - bass