Chris Van Dahl (born Chris Korstjens; also known as Roxy Dahl) is a rock musician notable for singing on the L.A. Guns album American Hardcore. Van Dahl grew up in Detroit, Michigan, but moved to Los Angeles, California to try to make it in the music business. In the early 1990s, prior to joining L.A. Guns, Van Dahl was the singer in another Los Angeles band – the glam metal band Cherry St. At this time, Van Dahl went by the stage name Roxy Dahl. He left Cherry St. in 1991 to form a new band, Boneyard. This group recorded a four-track demo, but never released a full album. So, in 1993, Van Dahl rejoined Cherry St., bringing Boneyard bassist "Redd" Rosell with him. That year, Cherry St. released the album Squeeze It Dry on JRS Records. In 1995, Van Dahl was recruited to be the singer for L.A. Guns. He sang on their 1996 album American Hardcore. Van Dahl also sang on the subsequent tour, but was let go from the band in 1997. After this, he formed The Vow with his former Boneyard compatriots Pauly Alvarez and Bobby Holder. In 2000, he joined a short-lived incarnation of Jizzy Pearl's band Love/Hate as a bassist, but it did not last the year. Next, Van Dahl formed a band with former Kid Rock guitarist Kenny Olson. The band, named Pack of Wolves, also featured Adam Kurry (former Legs Diamond bassist) who Van Dahl had played with in The Vow. In 2005, Van Dahl moved to Austin, Texas and hooked up with former Cherry St. guitarist Taz to form a new band, Black Beauties. Chris has a nephew Josh Tomalia who also is in a band called Steal Vengeance which he cofounded with friend Mike Doyle.
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