The band released a self-titled debut (on Polygram) in 1988 and received a lot of flack for their sound. In truth, Kingdom Come sound pretty similar to Led Zeppelin, but I think allegations of theft and fraud are a bit too harsh and certainly unfair.
Someone recently posted on Metal Sludge that Kingdom Come will be at Rocklahoma 2008. This seems like a long-shot to me, but I suppose anything can happen.
These days, band members include founder and vocalist/guitarist Lenny Wolf, guitarist Eric Foerster, bassist Frank Binke, and drummer H. Thiesbrummel.
I've always liked the song "Get It On." Since it's initial release in 1988, it has remained Kingdom Come's most famous tune.
Like every good glam band (yes, I'm calling them glam!) Kingdom Come had some incestuous tendencies. Original drummer James Kottak left the band not long after achieving a little success. He went on for a brief stint with Warrant and joined the Scorpions for awhile. (If you've read Tommyland then you know Kottak is married to Tommy Lee's sister).
You might also be surprised to learn that Kingdom Come has released several albums over the years.
Here's another fun fact: Kingdom Come teamed up with Dokken for the Defenders of Rock 2007 tour. That's only a little ironic I suppose because some critics say Kingdom Come sound not only like Led Zeppelin but also Dokken.
In case you don't know (or don't remember, or are trying to forget!) here's a couple of clips of Kingdom Come. The first is "Get It On."
Here's the video for "Do You Like It."
The comments under both videos - especially for "Get It On" - are pretty humorous.
So, do you like Kingdom Come?