Yes indeed, ladies and gentleman, another band named
after a big cat. The original name of this band was "Lyon".
Lion formed in 1983 in Los Angeles by some veteran rockers and their
debut was a single released on the Friday the 13th Part 4
soundtrack called "Love is a Lie." They also had
soundtrack credit for the movie The Wraith, starring Charlie
Sheen. American fans of this band may not know
that the band did have a 1986 album, released in Japan only, called
Power Love, which made them an instant hit (in Japan, that is). Lion also recorded the title track for the
original Transformers movie. It was Lion's 1987 official US debut release,
Attraction, that was their most successful release.
Their 1989 release, Trouble in Angel City, included the Slade
cover song "Lock Up Your Daughters" as well as the re-release of the
1986 Power Love songs.
In 1989, the band ran into trouble after the drummer
broke his neck in a motorcycle accident. Shortly after, they
disbanded. Members of the band ended up on other band projects
that might have familiar names, such as White Lion, Dio, Whitesnake,
Dirty Looks, and House of Lords among others The drummer, Mark
Edwards, actually went on to become a stock broker (probably the best
move considering the market for new hair metal). At the time of this writing, the Lion Discography
was as follows:1986: Power Love
1987: Dangerous Attraction
1989: Trouble in Angel City