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Friday 10 November 2023

MOTLEY CRUE debut-album 'Too Fast For Love' was released 42 years ago today, on November 10th 1981

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Get ready to rev up your engines and dive headfirst into the electrifying world of 'Too Fast for Love' by Motley Crue!

 

Initially released on November 10th in 1981, this album is a raucous celebration of the glam metal era, a time when excess was the name of the game. From the opening chords of 'Live Wire,' the Crue declares their presence with a raw, unapologetic energy that sets the tone for the entire ride.

 

The album doesn't just deliver hard-hitting rock; it's a sonic manifesto of rebellion, freedom, and unbridled passion. With tracks like "Too Fast For Love" and "Public Enemy #1" Motley Crue isn't just a band; they're an attitude, a lifestyle. Vince Neil's vocals soar with a gritty edge, Nikki Sixx's bass lines pulse with intensity, and Mick Mars' guitar riffs cut through the air like a chainsaw. Tommy Lee's powerhouse drumming adds the heartbeat to this sonic adventure.

 

'Too Fast For Love' is more than an album; it's a time capsule that captures the essence of an era. So buckle up, because Motley Crue is about to take you on a wild, high-octane journey through the neon-lit streets of glam metal, where every note is a declaration of independence and every beat is an invitation to live fast and loud!

 

The release was damn near as pivotal as Van Halen's 1978 eponymous bow in the shaping of '80s hard rock. These charms are even more evident on the original version of 'Too Fast For Love', which the Los Angeles band self-released.

 

The first pressing edition of only 900 vinyl copies was released on November 10, 1981, on the band's own Leathür Records label.

 

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Obviously this low quantity initial pressing is highly sought after and easily reach a price above $1000 whenever it (rarely) is being offered for sale. You can recognize the true 1st pressing by these characteristics:

 

- Band name and album title is written in white on the front.
- The record labels are white with black lettering.
- LR-123 printed on the spine of the cover.
- Very thick and stiff cover.
- Vince has extra big hair on the back cover and on the insert photo. The hair was touched up so it would show up against the white background, just a little too much (reportedly Vince couldn't believe his eyes when he saw it!)
- There are no sunglasses in the middle of the back cover as can be seen on both the second and third pressing.
- Nikki's arms are crossed at his chest on the insert photo, he's pointing his arm straight out on the second and third press.

 

 

Tracklisting Leathür version:

 

A1        Live Wire  3:16
A2        Public Enemy #1  4:23
A3        Take Me To The Top  3:46
A4        Merry-Go-Round  3:27
A5        Piece Of Your Action  4:40

 

B1        Starry Eyes  4:30
B2        Stick To Your Guns  4:20
B3        Come On And Dance  3:11
B4        Too Fast For Love  4:11
B5        On With The Show  4:04

 

 

The 1st pressing immediately sold out and the album was re-printed in December of 1981. The 2nd pressing was for 4000 copies and there was a few alterations, which can help you identify this pressing:

 

- Band name and album title is written in red on the front cover.
- The record labels are white with black lettering.
- Vince's big hair has been fixed on the back cover and on the insert number two, but there is a difference between Vince Neils hair
on the insert of the first press and "second press, insert number one", they are not identical.
- Sunglasses are featured on the back cover.
- Inner paperbag is white with big centerhole.
- On the inside of the cover there is a few millimetre gap in the seam that you can't see from the outside.
- The inside of the cover is unbleached and has a light brown natural paper color look.
- Insert photo is a little bit darker than on the third press.
- The 'B' in the matrix-number DK-1004-B looks like the number 3 if you don't look carefully.

 

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This 2nd issue came with two different inserts:
In insert number one Nikki Sixx has his arms crossed (same insert as included in the 1st pressing).
In insert number two Nikki Sixx is pointing his arm straight out.

 

It's unclear why some copies came with the different inserts, perhaps there was some stock left over from the 1st printing of the album and those were used up first.

 

 

As the 2nd pressing also quickly sold out, a 3rd pressing was ordered in early 1982. Again there was a few alterations, which can help you to identify it:

 

-Black labels with white print & red logo

-Title appears as "Too Fast For Löve" on center labels.

-Released with a black & white liner sheet showing the bands photograph on one side and the lyrics on the other.

-Vinyl is mounted inside plain white innersleeve with no plastic liner.

 

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In 2005 the band did a faithful re-release of the Leathür version on the Hip-O Select label, and that issue was based on this 3rd pressing of the original album.

 

 

Elektra Records signed the band in 1982, at which point the album was remixed and partially re-recorded. This re-release (which came out in the U.S. on August 20th 1982) features a different track listing and slightly different artwork (e.g., red lettering on the cover and a different interior photograph of the band), has become the standard version from which all later reissues derive.

 

 

Tracklisting Elektra version:

 

A1        Live Wire    3:14
A2        Come On And Dance    2:45
A3        Public Enemy #1    4:20
A4        Merry-Go-Round    3:22
A5        Take Me To The Top    3:43

 

B1        Piece Of Your Action    4:38
B2        Starry Eyes    4:30
B3        Too Fast For Love    3:22
B4        On With The Show    4:00

 

 

Motley Crue crafted the original 'Too Fast For Love' on a shoestring budget, setting it apart from grandiose rock debuts otherwise financed by big labels. This album exudes a charming garage vibe, even with the Elektra version's touch-up by renowned British producer Roy Thomas Baker, known for his collaborations with Queen and the Cars. The Leathür Records mix features a shaggier, possibly more European feel. German engineer Michael Wagener, later famed for his work with Skid Row and mixing of Metallica's 'Master Of Puppets,' gives it a distinct vocal reverb and altered background vocals.

 

In terms of audio, the master and remix don't differ significantly between Leathür and Elektra versions, sounding remarkably alike.

 

The most glaring change, though, is Elektra's exclusion of the standout track "Stick To Your Guns". This Kim Fowley song, a relic from Nikki Sixx's pre-Mötley days, underwent quite a transformation with a witchy intro, cowbell riff-fest, and metallic jam.

 

Kim Fowley, an infamous Sunset Strip fixture and manager of female rock pioneers Runaways, reportedly asked a young Nikki Sixx to write material for new-wave stars Blondie to record. Sixx came up with "Stick to Your Guns," which he sold to Fowley for $100 and 50 percent publishing. So maybe it was a publishing issue which in the end prevented Elektra from including the cut on the remixed version?

 

While 'Too Fast For Love' only reached number 77 on the Billboard 200 album chart in the United States upon release in 1982, it would ultimately reach platinum status in 1987, selling more than 1.00.000 copies.

 

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Artwork revealed + audio of new ACE FREHLEY single "10,000 Volts" now online! UPDATED NOV. 28TH: FULL TRACK ADDED Today November 27th saw the release of an audio sample of the upcoming ACE FREHLEY single, "10,000 Volts". "10,000 Volts" is the first single track off the upcoming album of the same name, to be released via the MNRK Music Group (formerly eOne Music) on February 24th 2024. Ace Frehley, iconic guitarist and one of the founding members of the legendary rock band KISS, is a musical force known for his electrifying performances and distinctive guitar prowess. Born Paul Daniel Frehley on April 27, 1951, in The Bronx, New York, he rose to fame as...
Published 27 November 2023 at 21:01
ANNIHILATOR ‘Fun Palace – The Re-Recordings’ - we still have copies of the 12" vinyl available STILL AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY FROM METAL DEPARTMENT: ANNIHILATOR 'Fun Palace - The Re-Recordings' 12" vinyl single Specially mastered re-recorded versions of 4 Annihilator classics for the first time released on vinyl. These re-recordings were made in 2012 and features the line-up of: Vocals: David Padden Guitar, Bass, Backing Vocals: Jeff Waters Drums: Mike Harshaw Bass Guitar: Alberto Campuzano Tracklisting: A1 Fun Palace 5:35 A2 Set The World On Fire 4:25 B1 Alison Hell 5:09 B2 Never, Neverland 5:25 Both black vinyl & limited edition yellow marbled vinyl are available right now. ORDER HERE
Published 27 November 2023 at 12:10
ANNIHILATOR ‘Fun Palace – The Re-Recordings’ - we still have copies of the 12" vinyl available STILL AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY FROM METAL DEPARTMENT: ANNIHILATOR 'Fun Palace - The Re-Recordings' 12" vinyl single Specially mastered re-recorded versions of 4 Annihilator classics for the first time released on vinyl. These re-recordings were made in 2012 and features the line-up of: Vocals: David Padden Guitar, Bass, Backing Vocals: Jeff Waters Drums: Mike Harshaw Bass Guitar: Alberto Campuzano Tracklisting: A1 Fun Palace 5:35 A2 Set The World On Fire 4:25 B1 Alison Hell 5:09 B2 Never, Neverland 5:25 Both black vinyl & limited edition yellow marbled vinyl are available right now. ORDER HERE
Published 27 November 2023 at 12:07
Unreleased professional live KISS-footage from Lisabon, Portugal 1983 surfaces online Previously unreleased professionally recorded KISS live footage from 1983 has just been posted online. 'The Lick It Up World Tour' was a concert tour by American hard rock band KISS, in support of their eleventh studio album 'Lick It Up'. It was the last tour to feature lead guitarist Vinnie Vincent. The tour began at the Pavilhao de Cascais in Cascais, Portugal on October 11, 1983 when they performed for the first time ever without the use of their trademark make-up. It was also the band's first ever performance in Portugal. It is from this concert that the unreleased footage comes,...
Published 26 November 2023 at 14:45
Unreleased professional live KISS-footage from Lisabon, Portugal 1983 surfaces online Previously unreleased professionally recorded KISS live footage from 1983 has just been posted online. 'The Lick It Up World Tour' was a concert tour by American hard rock band KISS, in support of their eleventh studio album 'Lick It Up'. It was the last tour to feature lead guitarist Vinnie Vincent. The tour began at the Pavilhao de Cascais in Cascais, Portugal on October 11, 1983 when they performed for the first time ever without the use of their trademark make-up. It was also the band's first ever performance in Portugal. It is from this concert that the unreleased footage comes,...
Published 26 November 2023 at 14:20
Ex KISS guitarist VINNIE VINCENT's new singer offers insights into plans for 2024 In March of 2023, former KISS guitarist Vinnie Vincent announced a listening party for a new studio album titled 'Judgment Day (Guitarmageddon Pt. I)', the first under the Vinnie Vincent Invasion name in 35 years. Though former vocalist Robert Fleischman will be featured as the vocalist on this album, Vincent introduced Scott Board as his new singer, with whom he performed at the listening party in May of 2023. Vincent also confirmed that 'Judgment Day (Guitarmageddon Pt. I)' could be released towards the end of 2023. However, less than a week after Board was revealed as the band's new singer, Vincent...
Published 25 November 2023 at 20:42
Ex KISS guitarist VINNIE VINCENT's new singer offers insights into plans for 2024 In March of 2023, former KISS guitarist Vinnie Vincent announced a listening party for a new studio album titled 'Judgment Day (Guitarmageddon Pt. I)', the first under the Vinnie Vincent Invasion name in 35 years. Though former vocalist Robert Fleischman will be featured as the vocalist on this album, Vincent introduced Scott Board as his new singer, with whom he performed at the listening party in May of 2023. Vincent also confirmed that 'Judgment Day (Guitarmageddon Pt. I)' could be released towards the end of 2023. However, less than a week after Board was revealed as the band's new singer, Vincent...
Published 25 November 2023 at 20:36
Unreleased 2010 SLASH demo featuring CHESTER BENNINGTON now available online A long fabled demo-track titled "Crazy" featuring SLASH and the late LINKIN PARK frontman CHESTER BENNINGTON has finally come to light. The demo was recorded by Slash, Chester Bennington, drummer Matt Starr (of MR. BIG) and bassist Doug Pinnick (of KING'S X). Slash has previously discussed this unreleased Bennington collaboration in a 2018 interview with Variety magazine. He said at the time: "When I was doing my first solo record, I worked with a lot of different people, some of whom, for whatever reason, didn't end up on the record. One was with Chester. We did a song and LINKIN PARK...
Published 25 November 2023 at 18:01
Unreleased 2010 SLASH demo featuring CHESTER BENNINGTON now available online A long fabled demo-track titled "Crazy" featuring SLASH and the late LINKIN PARK frontman CHESTER BENNINGTON has finally come to light. The demo was recorded by Slash, Chester Bennington, drummer Matt Starr (of MR. BIG) and bassist Doug Pinnick (of KING'S X). Slash has previously discussed this unreleased Bennington collaboration in a 2018 interview with Variety magazine. He said at the time: "When I was doing my first solo record, I worked with a lot of different people, some of whom, for whatever reason, didn't end up on the record. One was with Chester. We did a song and LINKIN PARK...
Published 25 November 2023 at 17:46
GUNS N' ROSES' 'The Spaghetti Incident?' album turns 30, released on November 23rd 1993 'The Spaghetti Incident?' was the 5th studio album by American hard rock band GUNS N' ROSES, released on November 23rd 1993. The album is composed of covers of older punk rock, hard rock, and other songs. 'The Spaghetti Incident' was the only studio album to feature rhythm guitarist Gilby Clarke, who replaced original Guns N' Roses member Izzy Stradlin (with some of Stradlin's parts featured on the album) during the band's "Use Your Illusion" tour in 1991, as well as the last album to feature guitarist Slash, bassist Duff McKagan, and drummer Matt Sorum, following their departures in 1996 and 1997,...
Published 23 November 2023 at 15:48
GUNS N' ROSES' 'The Spaghetti Incident?' album turns 30, released on November 23rd 1993 'The Spaghetti Incident?' was the 5th studio album by American hard rock band GUNS N' ROSES, released on November 23rd 1993. The album is composed of covers of older punk rock, hard rock, and other songs. 'The Spaghetti Incident' was the only studio album to feature rhythm guitarist Gilby Clarke, who replaced original Guns N' Roses member Izzy Stradlin (with some of Stradlin's parts featured on the album) during the band's "Use Your Illusion" tour in 1991, as well as the last album to feature guitarist Slash, bassist Duff McKagan, and drummer Matt Sorum, following their departures in 1996 and 1997,...
Published 23 November 2023 at 15:46
CANDLEMASS recalls rare performance with Papa Emeritus III from GHOST Today CANDLEMASS posted a throwback photo from when they performed together with Papa Meritus III from GHOST at the Gefle Metal Festival in 2016. Classic collaboration by these 2 giants of Swedish Metal! Do you have the ultra limited 10" single 'HOUSE OF DOOM' they did together, featuring the '9 Minute Ultra Doom Version' exclusive to this release?? It's still available in very limited quantities.... ORDER HERE
Published 23 November 2023 at 13:00
CANDLEMASS recalls rare performance with Papa Emeritus III from GHOST Today CANDLEMASS posted a throwback photo from when they performed together with Papa Meritus III from GHOST at the Gefle Metal Festival in 2016. Classic collaboration by these 2 giants of Swedish Metal! Do you have the ultra limited 10" single 'HOUSE OF DOOM' they did together, featuring the '9 Minute Ultra Doom Version' exclusive to this release?? It's still available in very limited quantities.... ORDER HERE
Published 23 November 2023 at 12:58
ALICE COOPER teams up with IRON MAIDEN for online game event IRON MAIDEN's 'Legacy Of The Beast' free-to-play mobile game has announced another major in-game collaboration, this time with ALICE COOPER. After numerous successful partnerships in recent times (previously having collaborated with DISTURBED, ANTHRAX, ARCH ENEMY, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and MOTÖRHEAD), 'Legacy Of The Beast' is thrilled to immortalize Cooper in the game. This exciting joint effort has resulted in a dungeon event named 'Road Rats Forever'. The 'Road Rats Forever' dungeon experience will guide enthusiasts and gamers along a thoroughfare with Cooper and Phantom Eddie, the distinctive mascot of Iron Maiden, as they confront a group that has transformed an...
Published 23 November 2023 at 12:20
ALICE COOPER teams up with IRON MAIDEN for online game event IRON MAIDEN's 'Legacy Of The Beast' free-to-play mobile game has announced another major in-game collaboration, this time with ALICE COOPER. After numerous successful partnerships in recent times (previously having collaborated with DISTURBED, ANTHRAX, ARCH ENEMY, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and MOTÖRHEAD), 'Legacy Of The Beast' is thrilled to immortalize Cooper in the game. This exciting joint effort has resulted in a dungeon event named 'Road Rats Forever'. The 'Road Rats Forever' dungeon experience will guide enthusiasts and gamers along a thoroughfare with Cooper and Phantom Eddie, the distinctive mascot of Iron Maiden, as they confront a group that has transformed an...
Published 23 November 2023 at 12:08
SABATON to tour as support for JUDAS PRIEST in the U.S. SABATON have announced a Spring 2024 U.S. tour in support of JUDAS PRIEST. The "Invincible Shield" outing kicks off April 18th in Wallingford, Connecticut, and runs through May 22nd in Syracuse, New York. Tickets are available now. APRIL 2024: 18 - Toyota Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford, CT 19 - Prudential Center, Newark, NJ 21 - Santander Arena, Reading, PA 24 - Cross Insurance Center, Bangor, ME 25 - MGM Music Hall at Fenway, Boston, MA 27 - Covelli Centre, Youngstown, OH 28 - Everwise Amphitheatre at White River State Park, Indianapolis, IN MAY 2024: 01 - Rosemont Theatre, Rosemont, IL 02 -...
Published 23 November 2023 at 09:56
SABATON to tour as support for JUDAS PRIEST in the U.S. SABATON have announced a Spring 2024 U.S. tour in support of JUDAS PRIEST. The "Invincible Shield" outing kicks off April 18th in Wallingford, Connecticut, and runs through May 22nd in Syracuse, New York. Tickets are available now. APRIL 2024: 18 - Toyota Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford, CT 19 - Prudential Center, Newark, NJ 21 - Santander Arena, Reading, PA 24 - Cross Insurance Center, Bangor, ME 25 - MGM Music Hall at Fenway, Boston, MA 27 - Covelli Centre, Youngstown, OH 28 - Everwise Amphitheatre at White River State Park, Indianapolis, IN MAY 2024: 01 - Rosemont Theatre, Rosemont, IL 02 -...
Published 23 November 2023 at 09:50
SAXON set to release 24th album 'Hell, Fire And Damnation' in January of 2024 Official statement on upcoming album 'Hell, Fire And Damnation' from SAXON: "Biff Byford, lead singer and founder-member reminisces when asked about the title: "I've had that saying in my head since I was a small boy because my dad used to say it when he was upset," Biff smiles. "He used to say, 'Hell, fire, and damnation, what's tha' been doing now?!' when I was 'messing up his cabbage patch' or carving things into the kitchen table. It was a very 'Yorkshire' saying back in the day." The title track unleashed today is a superlative British Heavy Metal classic exploring the...
Published 23 November 2023 at 08:54
SAXON set to release 24th album 'Hell, Fire And Damnation' in January of 2024 Official statement on upcoming album 'Hell, Fire And Damnation' from SAXON: "Biff Byford, lead singer and founder-member reminisces when asked about the title: "I've had that saying in my head since I was a small boy because my dad used to say it when he was upset," Biff smiles. "He used to say, 'Hell, fire, and damnation, what's tha' been doing now?!' when I was 'messing up his cabbage patch' or carving things into the kitchen table. It was a very 'Yorkshire' saying back in the day." The title track unleashed today is a superlative British Heavy Metal classic exploring the...
Published 23 November 2023 at 08:54
BOB DAISLEY vs. THE OSBOURNES feud continues - will the 'Holy Grail' tapes ever be released? Yesterday November 11th 2023 former OZZY OSBOURNE bassist Bob Daisley responded to Ozzy's recent claim that "the quality is fucking dreadful" when talking about the so-called 'Holy Grail' recordings of the original BLIZZARD OF OZZ band ft. Randy Rhoads. As the nickname suggests, the 'Holy Grail' tapes have long been the stuff of legends. According to Bob Daisley, there's approx. 8 whole hours of Randy's playing that fans never got to experience, and it was all recorded during the 'Blizzard Of Ozz' and 'Diary Of A Madman' writing sessions between December 8, 1979 and March 23, 1981. During the latest episode...
Published 12 November 2023 at 11:22
BOB DAISLEY vs. THE OSBOURNES feud continues - will the 'Holy Grail' tapes ever be released? Yesterday November 11th 2023 former OZZY OSBOURNE bassist Bob Daisley responded to Ozzy's recent claim that "the quality is fucking dreadful" when talking about the so-called 'Holy Grail' recordings of the original BLIZZARD OF OZZ band ft. Randy Rhoads. As the nickname suggests, the 'Holy Grail' tapes have long been the stuff of legends. According to Bob Daisley, there's approx. 8 whole hours of Randy's playing that fans never got to experience, and it was all recorded during the 'Blizzard Of Ozz' and 'Diary Of A Madman' writing sessions between December 8, 1979 and March 23, 1981. During the latest episode...
Published 12 November 2023 at 11:21
ALICE COOPER reveals his Top 5 horror movies of all time If there's someone we can rely on to possess a keen eye for chilling movies, it's the son of a preacher who dons a straitjacket and embellishes stages worldwide with abundant artificial blood, serpents, the undead, and intricate devices for torture and execution. Indeed, we're referring to the true pioneer of shocking rock performances, ALICE COOPER, who, throughout his professional journey, has integrated horror as a pivotal component of both his on-stage acts and overall persona. In a discussion with NME magazine, the performer showcased his enduring fascination with the eerie, specifically in the realm of cinema. He disclosed his top...
Published 11 November 2023 at 21:10
ALICE COOPER reveals his Top 5 horror movies of all time If there's someone we can rely on to possess a keen eye for chilling movies, it's the son of a preacher who dons a straitjacket and embellishes stages worldwide with abundant artificial blood, serpents, the undead, and intricate devices for torture and execution. Indeed, we're referring to the true pioneer of shocking rock performances, ALICE COOPER, who, throughout his professional journey, has integrated horror as a pivotal component of both his on-stage acts and overall persona. In a discussion with NME magazine, the performer showcased his enduring fascination with the eerie, specifically in the realm of cinema. He disclosed his top...
Published 11 November 2023 at 21:10
KISS' 'Rock And Roll Over' album turns 47, released on November 11th 1976 'Rock And Roll Over' was the fifth studio album from KISS. It was recorded at the Star Theatre in Nanuet, New York and released by Casablanca Records on November 11th 1976. In the fiery crucible of 1976, KISS forged a sonic masterpiece that would reverberate through the corridors of rock history. Enter the raucous realm of 'Rock And Roll Over', an album that encapsulates the very essence of the flamboyant, larger-than-life spirit that defines the legendary rock band. Bursting onto the scene like a pyrotechnic-laden comet, KISS unleashed this gem as their fifth studio album, propelling themselves into the stratosphere of...
Published 11 November 2023 at 20:15
KISS' 'Rock And Roll Over' album turns 47, released on November 11th 1976 'Rock And Roll Over' was the fifth studio album from KISS. It was recorded at the Star Theatre in Nanuet, New York and released by Casablanca Records on November 11th 1976. In the fiery crucible of 1976, KISS forged a sonic masterpiece that would reverberate through the corridors of rock history. Enter the raucous realm of 'Rock And Roll Over', an album that encapsulates the very essence of the flamboyant, larger-than-life spirit that defines the legendary rock band. Bursting onto the scene like a pyrotechnic-laden comet, KISS unleashed this gem as their fifth studio album, propelling themselves into the stratosphere of...
Published 11 November 2023 at 20:15
Today we remember Philip Taylor, the heartbeat of MOTORHEAD - passed away on November 11th 2015 Philip John Taylor, fondly known as "Philthy Animal" Taylor among fans, was a true powerhouse behind the drums, driving the thunderous rhythms of MOTÖRHEAD's iconic music. With relentless energy and ferocity, he laid the foundation for the band's unmistakable sound. His indomitable spirit and drumming prowess left an indelible mark on the world of rock and metal. Philthy Animal Taylor's legacy lives on in the hearts of fans, a testament to his enduring impact on the music that continues to inspire and electrify generations. September 21st 1954 - November 11th 2015, may he Rest In Peace. Watch Philty perform onstage with...
Published 11 November 2023 at 18:39
Today we remember Philip Taylor, the heartbeat of MOTORHEAD - passed away on November 11th 2015 Philip John Taylor, fondly known as "Philthy Animal" Taylor among fans, was a true powerhouse behind the drums, driving the thunderous rhythms of MOTÖRHEAD's iconic music. With relentless energy and ferocity, he laid the foundation for the band's unmistakable sound. His indomitable spirit and drumming prowess left an indelible mark on the world of rock and metal. Philthy Animal Taylor's legacy lives on in the hearts of fans, a testament to his enduring impact on the music that continues to inspire and electrify generations. September 21st 1954 - November 11th 2015, may he Rest In Peace. Watch Philty perform onstage with...
Published 11 November 2023 at 18:33
KISS '(Music From) The Elder' turns 42, released today November 10th 1981 '(Music From) The Elder' was the ninth studio album by American rock band KISS, released on the Casablanca Records label on November 10th 1981. The album marked a substantial departure from their previous output with a full-on concept and orchestral elements. '(Music From) 'The Elder was the first album to feature new drummer Eric Carr and the final album to feature original guitarist Ace Frehley (until their 1998 reunion album 'Psycho Circus'). 'The Elder' stands as a testament to the band's willingness to defy expectations. When released in 1981, this conceptual album showcased a matured musical direction, steering away from the...
Published 10 November 2023 at 22:12
KISS '(Music From) The Elder' turns 42, released today November 10th 1981 '(Music From) The Elder' was the ninth studio album by American rock band KISS, released on the Casablanca Records label on November 10th 1981. The album marked a substantial departure from their previous output with a full-on concept and orchestral elements. '(Music From) 'The Elder was the first album to feature new drummer Eric Carr and the final album to feature original guitarist Ace Frehley (until their 1998 reunion album 'Psycho Circus'). 'The Elder' stands as a testament to the band's willingness to defy expectations. When released in 1981, this conceptual album showcased a matured musical direction, steering away from the...
Published 10 November 2023 at 21:49
MOTLEY CRUE debut-album 'Too Fast For Love' was released 42 years ago today, on November 10th 1981 Get ready to rev up your engines and dive headfirst into the electrifying world of 'Too Fast for Love' by Motley Crue! Initially released on November 10th in 1981, this album is a raucous celebration of the glam metal era, a time when excess was the name of the game. From the opening chords of 'Live Wire,' the Crue declares their presence with a raw, unapologetic energy that sets the tone for the entire ride. The album doesn't just deliver hard-hitting rock; it's a sonic manifesto of rebellion, freedom, and unbridled passion. With tracks like "Too Fast For Love" and "Public...
Published 10 November 2023 at 17:41
Happy birthday to TOMMY THAYER of KISS, born on November 7th 1960 Happy birthday to Thomas Cunningham Thayer (born November 7, 1960). Tommy Thayer is a name that resonates with rock and roll enthusiasts all around the globe, known for his electrifying presence on stage as the lead guitarist of the iconic band KISS. With his signature style and boundless energy, Tommy has carved out a unique place in the world of rock music, captivating audiences with his dazzling guitar skills and infectious charisma. Born on November 7, 1960, in Portland, Oregon, Tommy Thayer's journey through the music industry is a testament to his unwavering dedication and passion for the craft. His love...
Published 7 November 2023 at 10:32
Happy birthday to TOMMY THAYER of KISS, born on November 7th 1960 Happy birthday to Thomas Cunningham Thayer (born November 7, 1960). Tommy Thayer is a name that resonates with rock and roll enthusiasts all around the globe, known for his electrifying presence on stage as the lead guitarist of the iconic band KISS. With his signature style and boundless energy, Tommy has carved out a unique place in the world of rock music, captivating audiences with his dazzling guitar skills and infectious charisma. Born on November 7, 1960, in Portland, Oregon, Tommy Thayer's journey through the music industry is a testament to his unwavering dedication and passion for the craft. His love...
Published 7 November 2023 at 10:31
CANDLEMASS 'The Pendulum' rare AUTOGRAPHED 12" vinyl still available CANDLEMASS 'The Pendulum' yellow vinyl 12" EP - we still have a few copies of the extremely AUTOGRAPHED 12" single available! 2020 vinyl 12" EP release featuring 6 tracks. Limited edition pressed on yellow vinyl in just 100 copies. Includes printed insert, album is personally autographed by the whole band on the front of the sleeve in bold silver ink. Tracklisting: A1 The Pendulum A2 Snakes Of Goliath (Unreleased Demo) A3 Sub Zero (Unreleased Demo) B1 Aftershock (Unreleased Demo) B2 Porcelain Skull (Unreleased Demo) B3 The Cold Room (Unreleased Demo) ORDER HERE
Published 6 November 2023 at 20:39
CANDLEMASS 'The Pendulum' rare AUTOGRAPHED 12" vinyl still available CANDLEMASS 'The Pendulum' yellow vinyl 12" EP - we still have a few copies of the extremely AUTOGRAPHED 12" single available! 2020 vinyl 12" EP release featuring 6 tracks. Limited edition pressed on yellow vinyl in just 100 copies. Includes printed insert, album is personally autographed by the whole band on the front of the sleeve in bold silver ink. Tracklisting: A1 The Pendulum A2 Snakes Of Goliath (Unreleased Demo) A3 Sub Zero (Unreleased Demo) B1 Aftershock (Unreleased Demo) B2 Porcelain Skull (Unreleased Demo) B3 The Cold Room (Unreleased Demo) ORDER HERE
Published 6 November 2023 at 20:33
DEMON 'Night Of The Demon' - we still have a few copies of the limited picture-disc available Limited edition LP picture-disc reissue of Demon's classic 1981 debut album. 'Night of The Demon' is a highly enjoyable example of what the more melodic side of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal had to offer. Picture-disc edition in a die-cut sleeve, personally autographed by vocalist Dave Hill on the inside of the sleeve. Tracklisting: A1 Full Moon (Instrumental) 1:33 A2 Night Of The Demon 3:16 A3 Into The Nightmare 3:58 A4 Father Of Time 4:09 A5 Decisions 3:40 B1 Liar 3:13 B2 Big Love 4:14 B3 Ride The Wind 2:48 B4 Fool To Play The Hard Way 4:01 B5...
Published 3 November 2023 at 13:45
DEMON 'Night Of The Demon' - we still have a few copies of the limited picture-disc available Limited edition LP picture-disc reissue of Demon's classic 1981 debut album. 'Night of The Demon' is a highly enjoyable example of what the more melodic side of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal had to offer. Picture-disc edition in a die-cut sleeve, personally autographed by vocalist Dave Hill on the inside of the sleeve. Tracklisting: A1 Full Moon (Instrumental) 1:33 A2 Night Of The Demon 3:16 A3 Into The Nightmare 3:58 A4 Father Of Time 4:09 A5 Decisions 3:40 B1 Liar 3:13 B2 Big Love 4:14 B3 Ride The Wind 2:48 B4 Fool To Play The Hard Way 4:01 B5...
Published 3 November 2023 at 13:43
MICK MARS releases video for first track off upcoming debut solo-album Former MOTLEY CRUE guitarist Mick Mars has just released his debut solo single "Loyal To The Lie". The song is the first track to emerge from Mars' upcoming debut solo album, 'The Other Side Of Mars', which will be released on February 23rd 2024 via the guitarist's own label. According to a statement accompanying news of the album's release, 'The Other Side Of Mars' will find the guitarist heading into new and uncharted territory, tearing through caustic, modern metal, conjuring gothic-tinged soundscapes, and digging into anguished, slow-burning power balladry alongside unspooling bluesy, cinematic instrumental workouts and is studded with slide guitars,...
Published 2 November 2023 at 17:13
MICK MARS releases video for first track off upcoming debut solo-album Former MOTLEY CRUE guitarist Mick Mars has just released his debut solo single "Loyal To The Lie". The song is the first track to emerge from Mars' upcoming debut solo album, 'The Other Side Of Mars', which will be released on February 23rd 2024 via the guitarist's own label. According to a statement accompanying news of the album's release, 'The Other Side Of Mars' will find the guitarist heading into new and uncharted territory, tearing through caustic, modern metal, conjuring gothic-tinged soundscapes, and digging into anguished, slow-burning power balladry alongside unspooling bluesy, cinematic instrumental workouts and is studded with slide guitars,...
Published 2 November 2023 at 17:05
BONE BAG featuring son of SAXON guitarist releases first single & video SAXON guitarist Doug Scarratt's son Jamie has a great new song & video out with his band BONE BAG! That's Jamie on bass and vocals (he also played drums and produced this track)... "The Queen of Manipulation" is the debut single from BONE BAG, a British hard rock band combining hooky melodies and hard hitting rhythms drenched in analogue psychedelia. "The Queen of Manipulation" is the first insight into the world of BONE BAG, giving viewers a glimpse of the overarching themes present in their music. Expect surreal comedy, dream-like visuals and mesmerising performances throughout. Here is the official video for...
Published 2 November 2023 at 16:13
BONE BAG featuring son of SAXON guitarist releases first single & video SAXON guitarist Doug Scarratt's son Jamie has a great new song & video out with his band BONE BAG! That's Jamie on bass and vocals (he also played drums and produced this track)... "The Queen of Manipulation" is the debut single from BONE BAG, a British hard rock band combining hooky melodies and hard hitting rhythms drenched in analogue psychedelia. "The Queen of Manipulation" is the first insight into the world of BONE BAG, giving viewers a glimpse of the overarching themes present in their music. Expect surreal comedy, dream-like visuals and mesmerising performances throughout. Here is the official video for...
Published 2 November 2023 at 16:11
PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS releases video for "Maniac" Former MOTORHEAD guitarist PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS have a new video out for the track "Maniac", full of live and backstage footage. The band has a big UK tour lined up for November & December of 2023, you can catch them here: 21.11.23 UK - Stoke-on-Trent / The Sugarmill 22.11.23 UK - Glasgow / Garage 23.11.23 UK - Leeds / Warehouse 24.11.23 UK - Manchester / The Bread Shed 25.11.23 UK - Derby / The Hairy Dog 26.11.23 UK - Oxford / O2 Academy Oxford 28.11.23 UK - Exeter / Phoenix 29.11.23 UK - London / O2 Academy Islington...
Published 2 November 2023 at 15:50
PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS releases video for "Maniac" Former MOTORHEAD guitarist PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS have a new video out for the track "Maniac", full of live and backstage footage. The band has a big UK tour lined up for November & December of 2023, you can catch them here: 21.11.23 UK - Stoke-on-Trent / The Sugarmill 22.11.23 UK - Glasgow / Garage 23.11.23 UK - Leeds / Warehouse 24.11.23 UK - Manchester / The Bread Shed 25.11.23 UK - Derby / The Hairy Dog 26.11.23 UK - Oxford / O2 Academy Oxford 28.11.23 UK - Exeter / Phoenix 29.11.23 UK - London / O2 Academy Islington...
Published 2 November 2023 at 15:48
New biography on JIMI HENDRIX to be released in hard-cover format on November 8th 2023 On November 8th 2023, a new biography book on Jimi Hendrix will be unleashed on the world. 'JIMI' is the ultimate tribute to the greatest guitar player in rock and roll history, celebrating what would have been Jimi Hendrix's 80th birthday on November 27, 2022. This comprehensive visual celebration is an official collaboration with Jimi's sister, Janie Hendrix, and John McDermott of Experience Hendrix L.L.C. 'JIMI' significantly expands on the authors' previously published titles, including 'An Illustrated Experience', and features a new introduction by Janie, extensive biographical texts, and a trove of lesser known and never-before-published photographs, personal memorabilia, lyrics, and...
Published 2 November 2023 at 15:26
New biography on JIMI HENDRIX to be released in hard-cover format on November 8th 2023 On November 8th 2023, a new biography book on Jimi Hendrix will be unleashed on the world. 'JIMI' is the ultimate tribute to the greatest guitar player in rock and roll history, celebrating what would have been Jimi Hendrix's 80th birthday on November 27, 2022. This comprehensive visual celebration is an official collaboration with Jimi's sister, Janie Hendrix, and John McDermott of Experience Hendrix L.L.C. 'JIMI' significantly expands on the authors' previously published titles, including 'An Illustrated Experience', and features a new introduction by Janie, extensive biographical texts, and a trove of lesser known and never-before-published photographs, personal memorabilia, lyrics, and...
Published 2 November 2023 at 15:24
New big ADAM AND THE METAL HAWKS feature on Metaltalk.net Photo: Joseph Carlucci News broadcaster Metaltalk.net has just published a major feature on ADAM AND THE METAL HAWKS, including a great track-by-track review of the new album - here's an excerpt from the article: "Over the last few years, there has been a noticeable growth in new UK bands reverting back to a more classic rock sound that emanated from bands back in the 1970s and 1980s. Interestingly, this trend has not currently arisen in the United States. However, that could be about to change. Adam And The Metal Hawks (AMH) are waving the banner for classic US rock." READ FULL...
Published 1 November 2023 at 18:07
New big ADAM AND THE METAL HAWKS feature on Metaltalk.net Photo: Joseph Carlucci News broadcaster Metaltalk.net has just published a major feature on ADAM AND THE METAL HAWKS, including a great track-by-track review of the new album - here's an excerpt from the article: "Over the last few years, there has been a noticeable growth in new UK bands reverting back to a more classic rock sound that emanated from bands back in the 1970s and 1980s. Interestingly, this trend has not currently arisen in the United States. However, that could be about to change. Adam And The Metal Hawks (AMH) are waving the banner for classic US rock." READ FULL...
Published 1 November 2023 at 17:55
Today we remember GLEN BUXTON, lead-guitarist for the original ALICE COOPER group R.I.P. Glen Edward Buxton (November 10, 1947 - October 19, 1997) Glen Buxton, the enigmatic guitarist of the Alice Cooper Group, was a pivotal figure in the world of rock music during the 1970s. Born on November 10, 1947, in Akron, Ohio, Buxton's contributions to the band's unique sound and stage presence played an integral role in shaping the shock rock genre and cementing Alice Cooper as a legendary act. Buxton's journey in the Alice Cooper Group began in the 1960s when he joined forces with Vincent Furnier, who later adopted the stage name Alice Cooper. Buxton's guitar work, characterized by...
Published 19 October 2023 at 09:53
Today we remember GLEN BUXTON, lead-guitarist for the original ALICE COOPER group R.I.P. Glen Edward Buxton (November 10, 1947 - October 19, 1997) Glen Buxton, the enigmatic guitarist of the Alice Cooper Group, was a pivotal figure in the world of rock music during the 1970s. Born on November 10, 1947, in Akron, Ohio, Buxton's contributions to the band's unique sound and stage presence played an integral role in shaping the shock rock genre and cementing Alice Cooper as a legendary act. Buxton's journey in the Alice Cooper Group began in the 1960s when he joined forces with Vincent Furnier, who later adopted the stage name Alice Cooper. Buxton's guitar work, characterized by...
Published 19 October 2023 at 09:48
OZZY OSBOURNE set to re-release 1983's classic 'Bark At The Moon' album on vinyl On November 15th 2023 OZZY OSBOURNE will re-release the 1983 album 'Bark At The Moon' on vinyl. This 40th anniversary edition of his classic 3rd solo studio album will be pressed on standard black vinyl and will include a bonus poster. Tracklisting: Side A: Bark at the Moon You're No Different Now You See It (Now You Don't) Rock 'N' Roll Rebel Side B: Centre of Eternity So Tired Slow Down Waiting For Darkness PRE-ORDER HERE 'Bark At The Moon' was a truly great album and especially stood out due to the stunning visual aspect of the cover artwork. Exactly 40...
Published 18 October 2023 at 20:21
OZZY OSBOURNE set to re-release 1983's classic 'Bark At The Moon' album on vinyl On November 15th 2023 OZZY OSBOURNE will re-release the 1983 album 'Bark At The Moon' on vinyl. This 40th anniversary edition of his classic 3rd solo studio album will be pressed on standard black vinyl and will include a bonus poster. Tracklisting: Side A: Bark at the Moon You're No Different Now You See It (Now You Don't) Rock 'N' Roll Rebel Side B: Centre of Eternity So Tired Slow Down Waiting For Darkness PRE-ORDER HERE 'Bark At The Moon' was a truly great album and especially stood out due to the stunning visual aspect of the cover artwork. Exactly 40...
Published 18 October 2023 at 20:11
Australia's unusual love affair with the KISS song "Shandi" Australia's love affair with the iconic rock band KISS is no secret, but it's a peculiar fascination with one particular song, "Shandi," that stands out. Released as a single in 1980 off the 'Unmasked' album, "Shandi" quickly became a fan favorite Down Under and remains a staple in KISS's Australian performances. In 1980 it reached number 5 on the Australian charts. The song would also prove to be a hit in other countries as well, making the Top Ten in three other countries - but in the U.S. it only made it to no. 47 on the charts. The song's popularity...
Published 18 October 2023 at 19:40
Australia's unusual love affair with the KISS song "Shandi" Australia's love affair with the iconic rock band KISS is no secret, but it's a peculiar fascination with one particular song, "Shandi," that stands out. Released as a single in 1980 off the 'Unmasked' album, "Shandi" quickly became a fan favorite Down Under and remains a staple in KISS's Australian performances. In 1980 it reached number 5 on the Australian charts. The song would also prove to be a hit in other countries as well, making the Top Ten in three other countries - but in the U.S. it only made it to no. 47 on the charts. The song's popularity...
Published 18 October 2023 at 19:40
SABATON enters the race for a Grammy Award 2024 You may have noticed all the "For your Grammy Award consideration" posts going the rounds on social media lately. But what is that exactly? This is not, as many believe, an actual Grammy Award nomination - the nominations will not be announced until next month. Instead, it is a way of the artists and their representatives to wave the flag and say "Hey, we are here, we'd like a Grammy thank you!". It's Grammy season, a prestigious event that forever bestows the title of "Grammy Award Winner" or "Nominee" upon an artist. In contrast to the Billboard Awards, which primarily relies...
Published 18 October 2023 at 18:23
SABATON enters the race for a Grammy Award 2024 You may have noticed all the "For your Grammy Award consideration" posts going the rounds on social media lately. But what is that exactly? This is not, as many believe, an actual Grammy Award nomination - the nominations will not be announced until next month. Instead, it is a way of the artists and their representatives to wave the flag and say "Hey, we are here, we'd like a Grammy thank you!". It's Grammy season, a prestigious event that forever bestows the title of "Grammy Award Winner" or "Nominee" upon an artist. In contrast to the Billboard Awards, which primarily relies...
Published 18 October 2023 at 18:08
ADAM AND THE METAL HAWKS new album 'Hurry Up And Wait' now available for orders in Europe Photo: Joseph Carlucci U.S. social media sensation ADAM AND THE METAL HAWKS (AMH) new album 'Hurry Up And Wait' is now available to order online in Europe. Love music that rocks hard and makes you wanna throw your fists in the air and sing along?? Look no further: ADAM AND THE METAL HAWKS has you covered, and then some. With the launch of their self titled debut album in April of 2020, it didnt take long for their online videos and social media madness to draw the attention of over 6 million fans worldwide. AMH is basically what happens when massive...
Published 17 October 2023 at 19:32
ADAM AND THE METAL HAWKS new album 'Hurry Up And Wait' now available for orders in Europe Photo: Joseph Carlucci U.S. social media sensation ADAM AND THE METAL HAWKS (AMH) new album 'Hurry Up And Wait' is now available to order online in Europe. Love music that rocks hard and makes you wanna throw your fists in the air and sing along?? Look no further: ADAM AND THE METAL HAWKS has you covered, and then some. With the launch of their self titled debut album in April of 2020, it didnt take long for their online videos and social media madness to draw the attention of over 6 million fans worldwide. AMH is basically what happens when massive...
Published 17 October 2023 at 19:32
TWISTED SISTER's Jay Jay French will be doing a live chat on Instagram on October 23rd TWISTED SISTER's Jay Jay French has just announced that he will be doing a live chat on Instagram on October 18th 2023 - this is YOUR chance to ask him anything! "You're Invited to an Exclusive Twisted Sister Live Chat! In celebration of the documentary "We Are Twisted F*cking Sister" now streaming on Thunderflix, mark your calendars! Join us for a live chat on Instagram with founding member Jay Jay French and our metal allies from The Pit. Follow Thunderflix and The Pit on Instagram to get notified when we go live. Dive in on October 18th, 12PM ET / 5PM...
Published 16 October 2023 at 17:31
TWISTED SISTER's Jay Jay French will be doing a live chat on Instagram on October 23rd TWISTED SISTER's Jay Jay French has just announced that he will be doing a live chat on Instagram on October 18th 2023 - this is YOUR chance to ask him anything! "You're Invited to an Exclusive Twisted Sister Live Chat! In celebration of the documentary "We Are Twisted F*cking Sister" now streaming on Thunderflix, mark your calendars! Join us for a live chat on Instagram with founding member Jay Jay French and our metal allies from The Pit. Follow Thunderflix and The Pit on Instagram to get notified when we go live. Dive in on October 18th, 12PM ET / 5PM...
Published 16 October 2023 at 17:18
JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE 'Paris 1968: Live At L'Olympia Theatre' to be released on vinyl in November From the Dagger Records archives comes 'Paris 1968: Live At L'Olympia Theatre' - available on vinyl exclusively from Amazon.com on November 10th 2023. 'Paris 1968: Live At L'Olympia Theatre' features a fiery live performance that highlight Jimi Hendrix's rapidly evolving music repertoire as the rock trio embarked on a worldwide tour in support of their sophomore release, 'Axis: Bold As Love'. The album is a rousing performance at Paris' famed L'Olympia Theatre on January 29, 1968, marking The Experience's third performance at the venue in just over a year. 'Paris 1968' is highlighted by two rousing Blues classics "Killing Floor" and...
Published 16 October 2023 at 16:45
JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE 'Paris 1968: Live At L'Olympia Theatre' to be released on vinyl in November From the Dagger Records archives comes 'Paris 1968: Live At L'Olympia Theatre' - available on vinyl exclusively from Amazon.com on November 10th 2023. 'Paris 1968: Live At L'Olympia Theatre' features a fiery live performance that highlight Jimi Hendrix's rapidly evolving music repertoire as the rock trio embarked on a worldwide tour in support of their sophomore release, 'Axis: Bold As Love'. The album is a rousing performance at Paris' famed L'Olympia Theatre on January 29, 1968, marking The Experience's third performance at the venue in just over a year. 'Paris 1968' is highlighted by two rousing Blues classics "Killing Floor" and...
Published 16 October 2023 at 16:44
20 years ago: Ex KISS guitarist BRUCE KULICK is shot in Hollywood, CA 20 years ago this weekend: On October 15th 2003, Bruce Kulick attended a concert by MÖTLEY CRÜE vocalist Vince Neil at the Key Club on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, and left the with a friend at 1:30 a.m. As he walked down the Strip, he heard gunshots. He looked down to see a hole through his leather pants, right above the knee. Next thing he noticed, blood was oozing down his leg. Kulick heard a second bullet whiz past his ear and realized he'd just been grazed in his head by it. One other person was shot in the foot. The...
Published 16 October 2023 at 15:44
20 years ago: Ex KISS guitarist BRUCE KULICK is shot in Hollywood, CA 20 years ago this weekend: On October 15th 2003, Bruce Kulick attended a concert by MÖTLEY CRÜE vocalist Vince Neil at the Key Club on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, and left the with a friend at 1:30 a.m. As he walked down the Strip, he heard gunshots. He looked down to see a hole through his leather pants, right above the knee. Next thing he noticed, blood was oozing down his leg. Kulick heard a second bullet whiz past his ear and realized he'd just been grazed in his head by it. One other person was shot in the foot. The...
Published 16 October 2023 at 15:45
'Alive II', the second seminal live album from KISS turns 46, released on October 14th Released on October 14th 1977, 'Alive II' is a monumental live album by the iconic American hard rock band KISS. Serving as the follow-up to their highly successful 'Alive!' album from 1975, this record captures the electric energy and theatrical spectacle that made KISS legendary performers in the 1970s. 'Alive II' showcases KISS at the peak of their glam rock and hard rock powers. It features explosive renditions of classic hits like "Detroit Rock City," "Love Gun," and "I Want You", complete with the band's signature pyrotechnics, blood-spitting, and explosive stage presence. The album provides a front-row seat to the theatricality...
Published 14 October 2023 at 13:36
'Alive II', the second seminal live album from KISS turns 46, released on October 14th Released on October 14th 1977, 'Alive II' is a monumental live album by the iconic American hard rock band KISS. Serving as the follow-up to their highly successful 'Alive!' album from 1975, this record captures the electric energy and theatrical spectacle that made KISS legendary performers in the 1970s. 'Alive II' showcases KISS at the peak of their glam rock and hard rock powers. It features explosive renditions of classic hits like "Detroit Rock City," "Love Gun," and "I Want You", complete with the band's signature pyrotechnics, blood-spitting, and explosive stage presence. The album provides a front-row seat to the theatricality...
Published 14 October 2023 at 13:26
KISS' perhaps heaviest album, 'Creatures Of The Night', turns 41 years old Released in October of 1982 (on either the 13th or 25th, depending on whom you believe), 'Creatures Of The Night' is a seminal album by the legendary American hard rock band KISS. Their tenth studio album (not counting the four solo LP's) featured a return to a loud, solid heavy metal style, it also included one of the heaviest drum sounds ever captured in the studio up to this point. By 1982, Ace Frehley had quit the band. His appearance on this album's cover was purely to reassure fans (and not least their record label, for contractual reasons). Guitarist Vinnie Vincent...
Published 13 October 2023 at 18:29
KISS' perhaps heaviest album, 'Creatures Of The Night', turns 41 years old Released in October of 1982 (on either the 13th or 25th, depending on whom you believe), 'Creatures Of The Night' is a seminal album by the legendary American hard rock band KISS. Their tenth studio album (not counting the four solo LP's) featured a return to a loud, solid heavy metal style, it also included one of the heaviest drum sounds ever captured in the studio up to this point. By 1982, Ace Frehley had quit the band. His appearance on this album's cover was purely to reassure fans (and not least their record label, for contractual reasons). Guitarist Vinnie Vincent...
Published 13 October 2023 at 18:24
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