I think this may actually HELP Rocklahoma, but it doesn't bode well for metal fans who can't make the journey to sacred metal ground in Oklahoma each year. The attendance for the RATT/Poison shows across the country were released today and the results are not very good. I'm sure the Crue, Ozzy, and Metallica could draw more fans, but the days of the hair metal world tour might be over. It's a damn shame because our metal pretty much invented the world tour. Check the statistics…Continue
True glam this week, as Warran't Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich is the call. I remember seeing the Down Boys video for the first time and thinking these guys could well be one of my favorite bands in the 80's. That quickly faded, but I still really like this record and the releases that came from it. Everyone remembers the big three--Heaven, Down Boys, Sometimes She Cries--but my favorite track on the record could be the excellent… Continue
this is the greatest thing ever. Hardcore Maiden fans already know this, I'm sure, but I just found out that Bruce Dickinson is also a commercial airline pilot for a charter service in the UK. I linked the article below from the British newspaper a couple years back, and he seems like an interesting guy. But yeah -- how fucking cool would it be to charter a plane with Bruce Dickinson flying it, and insist that he not dress in his pilot clothes but instead full-on Maiden stage costume? How…Continue
Lyrical Challenge, no further ado:
1. Caught a lonely lady,
crying on a cigarette.
2. And I can do you favors,
but then you'll do whatever I like.
3. Everything starts to spin
Loaded on Gin.
Ohhhh yeah. Three from the heart of our metal and the heart of the 80's. Answer quick folks, maybe we'll catch Ms. Landrum away from her computer!
My count so…Continue
The Electric Boys. These guys formed in 1988 and fused a heavy funk sound with the foundation of our metal. It was a novel concept and produced some great songs on their debut release Funk O Metal Carpet Ride. The band enjoyed success in Europe (particularly England) but by the time they teamed with Mr. Big here in the states for a tour in the early 90's the band had fallen prey to lineup changes and the grunge movement. The song that you probably…Continue
Saturday....In the park....Naw, that's a good one by Chicago but it's definitely not our OMSOTW. This week's highlight song comes off of Use Your Illusion II, the second of a set of albums that I have not held back on as far as criticism over the years. These records signified to me that the end of the great sound that GNR brought on Appetite was over and they were moving towards Axl's vision of a prog rock punk band. Or...something like that I guess. I haven't been able to figure out what…Continue
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time around here and with all the talk of Deviltry and Simmonsry I think a KISS record is a great choice. I coversated (is that a word?) with Slam and he concurs. Slam hates KISS. He hates Maiden, Megadeth, and Judas Priest too. Slam has been my friend for a long time, but he's like Andy Rooney. You hate his stances, tastes, and traits...but you love the guy. When you take into account he listens to the Scissor Sisters regularly, it makes his existence… Continue
We're gonna slow it down once again for this version of WSRH and go to the high altar of rock ballads upon which Mr. Jovi sits. There were a couple of ballad producers during the eighties that could rival Bon Jovi (Def Lep, Whitesnake come to mind) but I guess extended periods of being exposed to New Jersey will teach a guy how to access his inner pain. Living In Sin is overlooked in their ballad department so we'll start with that one. It's… Continue
today, and a happy birthday to our leader A.R. I turn 34 in Jan. Alicia so hang in there. I really believe that our resident Aussie Daveo is a 98 year old Croc Dundee that would party and metal us all under the table if need be:)....Young at heart girl, young at heart. Birthday girl is in the lead here, so come strong guys:
1. Long nights leave me stranded,
Black visions, danger signs.
2. All alone in here,
But he's not the only…Continue
Europe. Evokes emotion on each side of the equation, this band does. You either hate them or like them. I used to hate them, but now I like them so I've seen both sides of the spectrum. Ok....where do I start with these guys. I guess we'll start (and mention in the middle and end with) the Final Countdown. We're destined to hear it at NBA games for the rest of the universe's existence, so we should know a little bit of history on the band behind it. Formed in Stockholm in the late seventies,…Continue
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Hailing from Burnley (two minutes from where I live), David Readman is best known as the vocalist who replaced Andi Deris in Pink Cream 69. If life
was fair after the release of this, his first solo effort he would be
known as a huge star. Sadly I suspect that won’t happen because radio
and television here in the UK aren’t interested in a) rock music and b)
artists with real talent.…
In honor of my imminent trip to see Mr Neil in a few hours, it's appropriate that this OMSOTW come from Motley Crue. Shout at the devil is my all time favorite Motley Crue album, but this week the tune comes from the self titled album. Live Wire was the song I think all of us discovered when we truly wanted to start smoking, drinking, screwing, and pissing off our parents. I know it was for me. It (along with Master of Puppets) was one of the first songs that brought out the…Continue
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On this AOTW, we're comin' heavy. This is by far Motorhead's heaviest record, and it's certainly one of their best. Even if the record wasn't good, it would make this weekly feature on the name alone. The two tracks I think of when I think of Motorhead are their two most famous ones (Ace of Spades and Eat the Rich) but Deaf Forever and Orgasmatron off of this record sums up what Lemmy is. In your face, heavy, hard driving, uncompromising, skull… Continue