The Georgia Satellites
An American Southern rock band from Atlanta, Georgia
Founded in 1985 by Rick Richards, Rick Price, singer Dan Baird and drummer Mauro Magellan, the Satellites quickly launched into stardom with hits like “Keep Your Hands to Yourself,” “Battleship Chains”, “Can’t Stand the Pain”, “Hippy Hippy Shake”, and others.
The Georgia Satellites were one of the most ferocious bands of the 1980’s. What set them apart from the other 10,000 groups that cranked their amps to 11, was that their wild riffs and tanked cries came from a quartet that understood it’s place in rock tradition and fought hard to solidify it with each recording.
Critically acclaimed albums and mind-bending performances earned the boys a permanent spot in music history.
After a brief sabbatical following the departure of Baird, The Georgia Satellites returned with a vengeance in 1993. Led by Richards, Price, and joined by drummer Todd Johnston. In 2010 they added Freddy McNeal on guitar, and ‘old friend’ Bruce Smith on bass. They have packed houses around the world with their blistering brand of southern rock.