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|Thrill of a Lifetime|
|Studio album by|
|Genre||AOR, heavy metal, glam metal|
|Producer||Carmine Appice, Duane Hitchings, Spencer Proffer|
|King Kobra chronology|
Thrill of a Lifetime is the second album (and the last to feature Mark Free on vocals) by the American hard rock band King Kobra, released in 1986 by Capitol Records. The album features "Iron Eagle (Never Say Die)", the theme song of the 1986 film Iron Eagle .
All tracks by King Kobra, except where indicated
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Joseph Fidler Walsh is an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter. In a career spanning more than 50 years, he has been a member of three successful rock bands: James Gang, Eagles, and Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band. Walsh was also part of the New Zealand band Herbs. In the 1990s, he was a member of the short-lived supergroup The Best.
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