"...My great guitarist Armick sold his guitar to buy some heroin, so we fired him. We asked Sandy (Pearlman, producer Blue Oyster Cult, The Dictators, Shakin Street) if he knew of a great lead guitarist so, yeah he called Ross the Boss... and that was the beginning of our grand success." - Fabienne Shine
Female Singer Fabienne Shine formed Shakin Street in Paris, France in 1975. They had already recorded an album (Vampire Rock) and had modest success in France before Ross the Boss joined them in 1979.
With Ross on board, they recorded the self-titled "Shakin' Street" album and toured Europe and the US in 1980 on the legendary "Black and Blue Tour" with Black Sabbath and Blue Oyster Cult.
"One of the best albums of the 80's. Melodic metal, with few peers. Really impressive female wolf yelps, and Ross The Boss the guitar god. He fired notes off a Les Paul, like an M-16 spits copper-coated death." - Ulver, Shakin' Street Fan
The live album "Live and Raw" was recorded on this tour where Ross the Boss met Joey DeMaio and formulated the idea for his for his next band, Manowar. Ross left Shakin' Street shortly thereafter.
In June 2004, The band was reunited for one show at the Olympia in Paris. Old friendships were rekindled and new music was recorded. Fabienne's second solo album, "Fabienne Shine and The Planets" released in 2007, featured special guests including Ross The Boss, and Albert and Joe Bouchard of Blue Oyster Cult/Blue Coupe.
In 2008 Ross played with Shakin' Street at the Sweden Rock fest. The band released another full-length album in 2009 called "21st Century: Love Channel".