American Dog was formed in 1999 in Columbus, Ohio, Featuring ex-Salty Dog (geffen) bassist Michael Hannon on Vocals and Electric Bass, Steve Theado on Guitars and Vocals and Keith Pickens Drums and Vocals. The sound is a very coarse high energy hard rock with a blues base which gets comparisons with '70's era Ted Nugent with the power and grit of Motorhead. American Dog is best known in the biker circuit (They've played Sturgis and many Easyriders events) where they've played shows with a wide variety of artists uch as David Allan Coe, Rose Tattoo, Billy Idol, Nazareth and Molly Hatchet. American Dog have ten European tours under their belts, doing the best in Germany, France and Belgium. They are 'rust-belt' heroes in the midwest of the U.S.