Axe (1979-1948, 1989-present) is a Hard Rock band from USA.
tarting off as Babyface, Axe formed in 1979 with Edgar Riley (vocals), Bobby Barth (guitar), Mike Turpin (bass), Teddy Mueller (drums) and Mike Osbourne (guitar) they would release a trio of superbly crafted albums on 'MCA' and 'Atco' in the form of Axe (1979), Living On The Edge (1980) and Offering (1981). In 1984 the cracks in their armor was beginning to show when vocalist Riley was killed in a car crash causing the band to dissolve. Barth then joined Blackfoot for a short time in 1985 before reforming Axe in 1989 with ex-U.F.O. drummer Andy Parker.