Chris Holmes

Musician + Piper + Saint
Born Jun 23, 1958

Christopher John Holmes is a musician who was born June 23, 1958 in Glendale, California and grew up in La Canada, California. Together with Blackie Lawless and Randy Piper, he was one the founding members of the heavy metal band W.A.S.P.

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    Daily Mail (UK) - Apr 16, 2013
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    Guardian (UK) - Mar 07, 2013


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Chris Holmes.


1958 Birth Born on June 23, 1958.


1982 24 Years Old 1 More Event
Holmes was a member of W.A.S.P. first from 1982 to 1990, and again from 1996 to 2002.


1996 38 Years Old In 1996 Holmes rejoined W.A.S.P., and remained lead guitarist until 2001. … Read More


2003 45 Years Old After Holmes returned to Los Angeles in late 2003, he began working with several Southern California-based metal groups, producing and contributing guitar tracks.
2007 49 Years Old In 2007, Holmes was involved with the filming of a Randy Rhoads documentary directed by Peter M. Margolis, which has yet to be released.


2009 51 Years Old 1 More Event
Holmes appears briefly in a 2009 episode of VH1's Rock Docs, "Do It For The Band: The Women of Sunset Strip."
2010 52 Years Old In 2010, he joined Where Angels Suffer with Randy Piper on guitar, Steve Unger (Metal Church) on bass, Rich Lewis (Animal), on vocals, and Stet Howland on drums (Blackfoot, Lita Ford, Killing Machine, Belladonna, Impellitteri, Sister and W.A.S.P.). … Read More
2012 54 Years Old 1 More Event
On November 26, 2012, Chris released his first solo album Nothing to Lose and decided to produce, manage and distribute it himself along with his wife Catherine Sarah Holmes. … Read More
2015 57 Years Old On May 2nd, 2015, Chris Holmes released his second album worldwide and had his first concert in Nantes, France with his new band 'Mean Man' which consists of Thomas Cesario Guitar, Pascal Bei Bass and Folkert Beukers on the drums. … Read More
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