There are at least 3 artists with the name of Badger: 1) The band was co-founded by keyboardist Tony Kaye with David Foster, after Kaye left Yes. Foster had been in The Warriors with Jon Anderson before Anderson co-founded Yes, and Foster later worked with Yes on the production of [album]Time and a Word[/album]. Kaye had worked on a solo project by Foster that was never released. The pair found drummer Roy Dyke, formerly of Ashton, Gardner & Dyke, and Dyke suggested Brian Parrish on guitar. The new band signed to Atlantic Records.
1) The band was co-founded by keyboardist Tony Kaye with David Foster, after Kaye left Yes. Foster had been in The Warriors with Jon Anderson before Anderson co-founded Yes, and Foster later worked with Yes on the production of [album]Time and a Word[/album]. Kaye had worked on a solo project by Foster that was never released.
The pair found drummer Roy Dyke, formerly of Ashton, Gardner & Dyke, and Dyke suggested Brian Parrish on guitar. The new band signed to Atlantic Records.
Badger's first release was the live recording One Live Badger, co-produced by Jon Anderson and Geoffrey Haslam and taken from a show opening for Yes. In the progressive rock genre, five of the songs were co-written by the whole band, with a sixth by Parrish.
By 1974, the band had been reduced to Kaye and Dyke. They recruited bassist Kim Gardner, who had worked with Dyke in Ashton, Gardner & Dyke. Paul Pilnick, formerly of Stealers Wheel, joined on guitar, as did singer Jackie Lomax.
Lomax proceeded to turn them into the type of R&B/soul band he had used on his solo albums. The band became a vehicle for Lomax's songs and singing. During this period, they released one LP, White Lady, on Epic Records, produced by Allen Toussaint. All ten songs were written or co-written by Lomax. Guests on the album included Jeff Beck (contributing a guitar solo to the title track).
However, before the album's release, the band had split into two factions, with Lomax and Gardner leading a short-lived band called White Lady, before Lomax returned to a solo career.
"White Lady" b/w "Don't Pull the Trigger" was released as a single in May 1974.
2) Was a side-project of Terminal Curl's Carter Mullin.
3) Badger is a 4-piece pop'n'roll combo based in the vibrant arctic city of Troms?, Norway. The band came together under the name Badger in 1999, but has existed with its present line-up since 2005: H?vard Stangnes (vocals, guitar), Isak M?seide (bass, vocals), B?rge Figenschau (guitar), and Kim Karlsen (drums).
The ?real? recording debut came in 2000 and the 5-song EP Faster Days, which received plenty of good reviews after its release. The band played the ?by:Larm? festival (Norwegian equivalent to US SXSW and UK In the city) two consecutive years (2000 and 2001).
Summer 2001 Badger took their first trip to the US, to join the International Pop Overthrow festival in Los Angeles, California. They also played the IPO festival in New York December 2001.
In January 2002 Badger's debut album Every Other Sunday was released in Scandinavia and the US. The album was applauded by critics ? and also got to play a part in political life. The mayor of Troms? decided to by 1500 copies of the album to use as representation gifts, something which caused a major political rumble in the local media and political scene. ?When did pop music become worthy spending the tax payers money on?? the mayors' opponents of course asked. The band, on their hand, was impressed with the mayors impeccable taste in music...
Until this point Gunnar Hammer had been the singer in Badger, but decided to leave the band to work as a journalist for NRK (Norwegian Broadcasting Company). H?vard Stangnes filled in for Gunnar for a few gigs in March 2002, and shortly after joined the band with full membership. A few months later drummer Sindre Helmersen ? seduced by capitalism and the free market ? also decided to quit to go and start his own deli (where the band now often meet to enjoy a cup of Troms?'s best coffee). In august 2002 new drummer Kim Karlsen joined the band, and by that completed the present Badger line-up.
In March 2003 the band went into Brygga Studio in Trondheim to record the follow-up to Every Other Sunday. The following summer Badger once again travelled to Los Angeles to join the International Pop Overthrow festival, and promote the new album C'mon girls! In November 2003 C'mon girls! were released in Norway and was very well received among the critics.
The band released the single "I Tell You What You Wanna Hear" in May 2012, and the single "Motorcar" in september 2012. They will release their new album "Stars Guitars and Motorcars" in november 2012
(information copied from their homepage)