Line-up: David Fefolt (vocals), Doug Marks (guitars, bass), Matt Sorum (drums), Dave Tolley (keyboards)
Fletchanator's comment: Hawk were one of the many LA-based bands, and were led by guitarist Doug Marks, who went on build a fortune in learn-at-home guitar instructional videos. Earlier versions of the band included Scott Travis (Judas Priest) and Lonnie Vincent (BulletBoys). By 1986 he had assembled a new line-up of hired guns including future The Cult/GNR/Velvet Revolver drummer Matt Sorum.
Despite their glam appearance, Hawk were melodic heavy metal in the style of Dio (singer Fefolt has a great Ronnie James-esque voice), with Marks taking centre-stage with his kickass shredding.