House of Lords refers to the
upper house of the British parliament.
Somehow I don't think these guys were ever in public service.
House of Lords was the brain child of veteran rocker Gregg Giuffria.
Gregg had a demo record ready to release under his current band (called
Giuffria), and it was Gene Simmons production company that took an
interest in the album, but only if Giuffria changed the name of the band
to House of Lords and hired a new vocalist.
The House of Lords debut release hit the shelves in 1988, and the band
toured with Cheap Trick and the Scorpions to promote it. This album
actually did pretty well, with the single "I Want to be Loved" reaching
number 58 on the Hot 100. Their second release, Sahara, was heavier than
the band's debut release, and featured guest appearances by Mike Tramp
(White Lion), Chris Impellitteri (Impellitteri), Doug Aldrich (Lion), and Ron Keel (Keel). You
may remember the songs "Can't Find My Way Home" and "Remember My Name"
from that album, which both charted.
Post 1992, House of Lords continued producing, although
as time went on, even Giuffria left the band. But the singer,
James Christian, has remained in the band, so the sound is still classic
House of Lords. At the time of this writing, the band was still
active. The House of Lords Discography was as follows:1988: House of Lords
1992: Demons Down
2004: The Power and the Myth
2006: World Upside Down
2007: Live in the UK
2008: Come to My Kingdom
2009: Cartesian Dreams
2011: Big Money