Lone Star was a Welsh rock band formed in Cardiff, Wales in 1975. An embryonic line-up consisted of former Iona members, Kenny Driscoll
and Tony Smith (8)
, former Quest bassist Ray Jones, and drummer Jim Mathews. The band took on the Lone Star moniker in early 1975 with the addition of new rhythm section, Pete Hurley on bass and Dixie Lee on drums, and noted guitarist Paul "Tonka" Chapman (a cousin of famed Welsh rocker Dave Edmunds), whose credits included the bands Universe, Skid Row (where he had replaced Gary Moore), Kimla Taz, and most notably, UFO, first in a short-lived 1974 dual guitar configuration alongside Michael Schenker and later playing on four of the band's studio albums from 1978-83 as well as continuing with UFO bassist Pete Way in the band Waysted. Canadian keyboardist Rick Worsnop completed the line-up.