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Origin:  Los Angeles, California, USA 
Years active: 1967 - present
Members: John Kay, Danny Johnson, Michael Wilk, Ron Hurst

Steppenwolf is a rock band that helped establish heavy metal music in the late 1960s
along with bands like Blue Cheer and Iron Butterfly. The band was formed in 1967 in Los
Angeles by vocalist John Kay, guitarist Michael Monarch, bassist Rushton Moreve,
keyboardist Goldy McJohn and drummer Jerry Edmonton after the dissolution of its predecessor, The Sparrows.
The band has sold more than 25 million units worldwide, releasing 8 gold albums and
13 Hot 100 singles, including three top-10 hits in "Born to Be Wild", '"Magic Carpet Ride",
and "Rock Me". Steppenwolf enjoyed worldwide success from 1968 to 1974,
but clashing personalities led to the end of the core lineup. Today, frontman John
Kay is the only original member left, having served as lead singer for almost all of the 40
years since 1967. Kay has stated that there will be no more Steppenwolf tours, but according
to band manager Charlie...					

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