Lillian Axe is a hard rock band from New Orleans who write and perform music from acoustic ballads to full out heavy metal anthems. Four studio recordings were released (Lillian Axe, Love + War, Poetic Justice, and Psychoschizophrenia) before they disbanded in 1995. In 1999, they reunited and released a B-side recording, Fields of Yesterday, and a live CD, Live 2002. The best known line-up is Ron Taylor (lead vocals), Steve Blaze (lead guitar, keyboards, backing vocals), Jon Ster (rhythm guitar, keyboards, backing vocals), Rob Stratton (bass guitar), and Danny King (drums). Their biggest hits are "Dream Of A Lifetime", "Misery Loves Company" and "Nobody Knows" from their Robbin Crosby produced self-titled debut, "Show A Little Love", "All's Fair In Love And War", "She Likes It On Top", "Ghost Of Winter" and "My Number" from their 1990 album Love + War, "True Believer", "No Matter What" (Badfinger cover), "Body Double" and "See You Someday" from their 1992 album, Poetic Justice which peaked on the Billboard Top Heatseekers at #28 and "Crucified", "Deepfreeze" and "Moonlight In Your Blood" from Psychoschizophrenia. They also are known for their Christmas cover of Ann and Nancy Wilson's "Here is Christmas" which was released as a single and appears as a bonus track on the Japan edition of Psychoschizophrenia.
After several lineup changes the band released Waters Rising featuring lead singer Derrick LeFevre, in 2007. LeFevre remains lead singer on the June 2009 release, Sad Day on Planet Earth.
On May 16, 2010, in Erwinville, LA, the band became the first hard rock act to be inducted into The Louisiana Music Hall of Fame.
On June 23, 2010, Ronny Munroe, formerly of Metal Church, replaced Derrick LeFevre as lead vocalist.
On October 5, 2010, Ronny Munroe has announced his departure from Lillian Axe.
XI:The Days Before Tomorrow is the eleventh release from Louisiana Music Hall of Fame members, Lillian Axe, and marks the debut of new lead vocalist Brian Jones of Jackson, Mississippi.
The album was recorded in Covington, LA at Sound Landing Studios with longtime cohorts, Rob Hovey and David Heintz and was produced by Steve Blaze and mixed by platinum producer, Sylvia Massy (Tool, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sevendust, Johnny Cash, Tom Petty and Prince).