YMMV: Axel Rudi Pell
- Crowning Music of Awesome
- Ear Worm
- Epic Riff: The cookers foremost, but especially the epics.
- Face of the Band: Obviously. The band is called Axel Rudi Pell, after its guitarist. Their music isn't credited as his solo work, however.
- First and Foremost.
- Growing the Beard: When Johnny Gioeli joined, they had become a much more unique and cohesive band. It didn't hurt their popularity, either, considering that Gioeli's voice is heard all the time in Sonic the Hedgehog games. He joined in 1998, and still performs with the band to this day, making him their longest-standing vocalist.