It was back in 1980 that Mike Wilton happened upon Scott Rockenfield in a record store
called Easy Street Records. Both were big fans of a new band from England called Iron
Maiden, and soon they had hooked up to form Cross Fire, a band that would also include
a young Chris Degarmo. Their original bass player, Dave Hovland, was later replaced
by a high school friend of Scott's called Eddie Jackson. At this point, Cross Fire
became The Mob, taking their name from the Ronnie James Dio-era Black Sabbath album.