Axe was a hard rock band from Florida, originally formed in the late '70s by former members of Babyface.
The lineup had originally been Bobby Barth (guitar, lead vocals), Edgar Riley (keyboards, backing vocals), Mike Turpin (bass), and Bob Miles (drums). Later, Mike Osbourne was added as second guitarist, and Teddy Mueller replaced Miles on drums. They released three albums of polished pomp-metal, and reached the charts with their third, Offering, but Osbourne was killed in an automobile accident in 1984. After Axe disbanded, Barth joined Blackfoot before mounting Axe again late in the '80s with help from Andy Parker, formerly the drummer for UFO. ~ William Ruhlmann & John Bush, Rovi