Hair Metal Mixtape

Being home with my 5 year old during this pandemic, everyday I’m gonna give you a half hour of my favorite hair metal with some local weather and maybe some bits of wisdom.

Hair Metal Mixtape (68)

“Cabin Fever”  Yo, what up? How’s it going? Mixtape 68. Kind of a mixtape bag of stuff that makes sense to me … today.  I really wanted to put Crüe’s Don’t Go Away Mad (Just Go Away) on today’s mixtape and then I heard Ace and Ratt and put them on and then the mix…

HOOKERS & BLOW Feat. GUNS N’ ROSES, QUIET RIOT Members: Cover Of THE ROLLING STONES’ ‘Rocks Off’ Out Now

HOOKERS & BLOW, the project formed by longtime GUNS N’ ROSES keyboardist Dizzy Reed and QUIET RIOT guitarist Alex Grossi, has been hitting the studio to record a covers album, due later this year via Golden Robot Records. Today sees the arrival of the LP’s second single, an inspired cover of THE ROLLING STONES classic “Rocks Off”. HOOKERS & BLOW delivers the track with all the soul, honesty…

DEE SNIDER to Release For The Love of Metal Live Album and DVD/Blu-Ray

It is abundantly clear that right now, music lovers around the world are craving the return of live concert experiences. This summer, legendary heavy metal frontman, actor and radio personality DEE SNIDER has just the thing to keep live music where it belongs – with the fans!July 31, 2020 will mark the release of For The Love Of…

Hair Metal Mixtape (67)

“Point Break” Yo, what up? How’s it going? Mixtape 67; Early nineties (1991-1994) Hair Metal. Probably the breaking point or last chance for most bands because of grunge. The bands that stuck to their sound thru and thru, like Def Leppard and Ozzy still sounded like them and kept rocking like “them”. Everybody else seemed…

New book ‘Dokken: Into The Fire and Other Embers of 80s Metal History’ available

Author James Cull is back with a new book and this time on the mighty Dokken. Cull did multiple interviews with lead vocalist Don Dokken and bassist Jeff Pilson for his book but unfortunately, guitarist George Lynch and drummer “Wild” Mick Brown declined to participate. Amazon indicates: “In 1989, Dokken was at the peak of their musical powers and had shared the stage with bands like AC/DC, Metallica, Aerosmith, Judas Priest, Van Halen, and the Scorpions. But just…

Hair Metal Mixtape (66)

“It’s Not You, It’s Me” Yo, what up? How’s it going? Mixtape 66; Not much to delve into here. Straight up tracks about babes and/or relationships. Thanks for listening. This is Hair Metal Mixtape where I bring you a half hour plus of my favorite and hopefully your favorite 80’s Hair Metal, Glam Band, Sleaze…

David Lee Roth Says Spandex, ’80s “Hair” Era Was Because Of Van Halen

Van Halen‘s influence over the music and look of the ’80s glam metal movement can’t be overstated, and David Lee Roth noted recently that it didn’t go unnoticed by him or his band mates.  Eddie Van Halen‘s innovations in guitar technique were some of the most crucial advances in the instrument since it was electrified,…

12 Times Pop Artists Covered Rock + Metal Songs

It doesn’t happen all that often, but every now and then a pop star/mainstream artist elects to cover something hard and heavy. The results are quite varied, ranging from surprisingly impressive to just plain dreadful and, here, we examine 12 Times Pop Artists Covered Rock and Metal Songs. Counted among the surprises are indie rock…