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The Rise, Fall and Rebirth of Hair Metal

Author : Christopher Hilton
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 128 pages
File Size : 47,9 Mb
Release : 2020-03-21
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 0578654032

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The Rise, Fall and Rebirth of Hair Metal

Author : Christopher Hilton
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 128 pages
File Size : 45,7 Mb
Release : 2020-03-21
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 0578320134

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The Rise, Fall and Rebirth of Hair Metal by Christopher Hilton Pdf

An intoxicating chronicle detailing the sensational arc of one of the history's most polarizing and successful musical genres-the '80s-born hard rock and heavy metal circus affectionately known as Hair Metal. Spotlighting bands such as Mötley Crüe, Bon Jovi, and many others, prepare for an electrifying journey of enormous highs, unspeakable lows, and the improbable comeback of one of rock 'n' roll's most extraordinary and influential eras.Rising from the gutters of Los Angeles in the early '80s, an explosive new style of music was unrelentingly thrust upon the world. Fusing the rebellious aggression of traditional heavy metal with upbeat hooks and melodies, "Hair Metal" would emerge over the coming decade as one of the most successful and dominant forces the music industry had ever seen.Defined by shredding guitars, flamboyant frontmen, fist-pumping anthems, and an extravagant fashion sense, bands like Def Leppard and Guns N' Roses dominated the landscape, selling millions of albums and playing to sold-out arenas of frenzied fans across the globe. "Sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll" was taken to new extremes as excess in all forms ruled supreme in one gloriously outrageous celebration.Then, seemingly out of nowhere in the early '90s, Hair Metal violently imploded in a stunningly mind-blowing fall from grace. The genre struggled with near-extinction for the better part of the decade as Grunge served as a new God to worship, representing the complete antithesis of everything '80s rock had come to symbolize. Many hair bands futility attempted to change with the times; most simply disintegrated.Finally, at the turn of the century, Hair Metal miraculously sprung back to a renewed lease on life, rising from the ashes and establishing a stable platform upon which it has proudly stood to service its legion of devoted followers for the past twenty years.Strap in for Hair Metal's thrilling ride, with an in-depth look at the music, artists, and behind-the-scenes stories comprising an extraordinary era that impacted millions of lives. A time when real-life rock 'n' roll was truly more remarkable than fiction.

Nothin' But a Good Time

Author : Justin Quirk
Publisher : Unbound Publishing
Page : 223 pages
File Size : 41,6 Mb
Release : 2020-09-03
Category : Music
ISBN : 9781789651362

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From 1983 until 1991, Glam Metal was the sound of American culture. Big hair, massive amplifiers, drugs, alcohol, piles of money and life-threatening pyrotechnics. This was the world stalked by Bon Jovi, Kiss, W.A.S.P., Skid Row, Dokken, Motley Crue, Cinderella, Ratt and many more. Armed with hairspray, spandex and strangely shaped guitars, they marked the last great era of supersize bands. Where did Glam Metal come from? How did it spread? What killed it off? And why does nobody admit to having been a Glam Metaller anymore?

American Hair Metal

Author : Steven Blush
Publisher : Feral House
Page : 178 pages
File Size : 53,8 Mb
Release : 2006
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781932595185

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American Hair Metal by Steven Blush Pdf

Extravagant visual tribute to the spandex, rouge and eyeliner days of 80s glam rock glory. Colour photographs, interviews, lyrics and keepsakes of the uninhibited teased-hair days of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll. Steven Blush edited the successful punk rock history American Hardcore (Feral House) and also wrote the screenplay to the feature-length documentary of the same name that debuted at Sundance and will be distributed by Sony Pictures Classics.

A Hair Metal Journey

Author : Metal Mike
Publisher : Metal Mike
Page : 214 pages
File Size : 44,8 Mb
Release : 2023-10-09
Category : Music
ISBN : 8210379456XXX

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80’s Glam Metalcast podcaster, “Metal” Mike, takes the reader on a journey through Hair Metal’s highs and lows, from 1986 to 1991. “A Hair Metal Journey” is loaded with stories about Metal’s glory days from past and current members of bands like KISS, RATT, Winger, Dokken, Britny Fox and more! You get a peak behind the scenes of Hair Metal’s classic albums and tours. All along the way, the author looks at back at his own 80’s adolescent journey, going to EPIC concerts, and keeping up with all the head banging fandom that came along with this legendary genre! The rockers tell similar stories that help paint the picture of what it took for them to get to the top and stay there. It seemed liked the party would stay wild forever until it all came to a clashing halt in 1991. Many reflect on the challenges they faced as Hair Metal got bloated and Grunge emerged. “It’s a breath of fresh air to see someone like Mike release a book that is based on true research and experience.This guy knows his stuff when it comes to Glam Metal. He is a true fan of the genre and proves without a doubt, that his knowledge is deep and genuine. He knows how to ask the right questions and give credit where it is due to the bands who created this genre of Rock music. Great job Mike!!!!” - Steve Blaze (Lillian Axe) “80’s Glam Metalcast podcaster Metal Mike knows what people want to hear about when he does interviews. That’s what makes his interviews interesting and fun to read.” - Olivier (Editor-In-Chief, Sleaze Roxx) “Mike the 80’s Metal Man will take you back 40 years. Back when the music had balls, the hair had spray, and bands knew how to party their arses off and entertain a crowd for a cheap price. Bring me back Mike!” - Doc “Killdrums” Wacholz (Savatage/Reverence) “From one Hair Metal fanatic to another, Mike’s knowledge, passion, and commitment to Rock n Roll’s most exciting, flamboyant, and decadent era is completely unparalleled” - Rob Wylde (Midnite City/Ex Tigertailz) “Hair Metal Mike knows his shit! He knows how to take you on a trip to way back when. He’s always tasteful in how he gets the artists and readers involved.” - Chris Laney (Pretty Maids) "Mike’s passion for ‘80s hard rock shines through in his writing. He digs deep and knowledgeably into the noteworthy details behind the bands, their music, and the genre as a whole. If I had a question about hair metal, Mike would be one of the first guys I would call. Any fan would do well to join him for a spirited trip down memory lane!" -Christopher P. Hilton (Author of The Rise, Fall and Rebirth of Hair Metal) “I love Metal Mike’s insights into the history, songwriting, and musicianship of my favorite bands. I’ve always been a fan of this music… but I’ve never learned so much as I have from Mike. That’s what makes this book so fantastic. It’s not only packed with more insight, knowledge, and appreciation than could ever fit in a single podcast episode, it’s chock full of Mike’s personal stories and experiences. This is a book not just for the Metalcast audience, but for anyone who loved this music when it first came out… and still loves it today.” - Chad Gervich (Co-Executive Producer, “I Wanna Rock: The 80s Metal Dream)

The Cambridge Companion to Metal Music

Author : Jan-Peter Herbst
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Page : 415 pages
File Size : 55,6 Mb
Release : 2023-10-31
Category : Music
ISBN : 9781108845861

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The Cambridge Companion to Metal Music by Jan-Peter Herbst Pdf

Exploring the musical styles and cultures of metal, this Companion is an indispensable introduction to this popular and distinctive genre.

Bang Your Head

Author : David Konow
Publisher : Crown
Page : 498 pages
File Size : 45,7 Mb
Release : 2002-11-12
Category : Music
ISBN : 9780609807323

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“Bang your head! Metal Health’ll drive you mad!” — Quiet Riot Like an episode of VH1’s Behind the Music on steroids, Bang Your Head is an epic history of every band and every performer that has proudly worn the Heavy Metal badge. Whether headbanging is your guilty pleasure or you firmly believe that this much-maligned genre has never received the respect it deserves, Bang Your Head is a must-read that pays homage to a music that’s impossible to ignore, especially when being blasted through a sixteen-inch woofer. Charting the genesis of early metal with bands like Black Sabbath and Iron Maiden; the rise of metal to the top of the Billboard charts and heavy MTV rotation featuring the likes of Def Leppard and Metallica; hitting its critical peak with bands like Guns N’ Roses; disgrace during the “hair metal” ’80s; and a demise fueled by the explosion of the Seattle grunge scene and the “alternative” revolution, Bang Your Head is as funny as it is informative and proves once and for all that there is more to metal than sin, sex, and spandex. To write this exhaustive history, David Konow spent three years interviewing the bands, wives, girlfriends, ex-wives, groupies, managers, record company execs, and anyone who was or is a part of the metal scene, including many of the band guys often better known for their escapades and bad behavior than for their musicianship. Nothing is left unsaid in this jaw-dropping, funny, and entertaining chronicle of power ballads, outrageous outfits, big hair, bigger egos, and testosterone-drenched debauchery.

Hair Metal Hall of Fame

Author : Brad Groghan
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 91 pages
File Size : 41,5 Mb
Release : 2019-12-14
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 1674842414

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Hair Metal Hall of Fame is a book featuring the greatest hair metal, hair band, arena rock and sleaze rockers of all time. These are the bands (and musicians) that accomplished the most of all the amazing bands of the era. We got tired of the genre not being properly represented in the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame....so we created our own Hall of Fame, highlighting bands like Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Bon Jovi, Dokken, LA Guns, KIX, Poison and the best of the rest!!!

The Big Book of Hair Metal

Author : Martin Popoff
Publisher : Quarto Publishing Group USA
Page : 227 pages
File Size : 55,7 Mb
Release : 2014-08-15
Category : Music
ISBN : 9781627883757

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The Big Book of Hair Metal by Martin Popoff Pdf

In the 1980s, heavy metal went mainstream. The dark themes and brain-busting riffage of bands like Black Sabbath and Deep Purple suddenly fell out of favor—replaced by a new legion of metalheads whose themes of girls, partying, girls, drugs, and girls were presented amid shredding solos and power ballads and who were somehow more acceptable to the masses. In this ultimate guide to the subgenre, acclaimed heavy-metal journalist Martin Popoff examines hair metal in an all-encompassing oral history jacked up by a kaleidoscope of outrageous and previously unpublished quotes, anecdotes, photos, and memorabilia. The Big Book of Hair Metal features the observations of dozens of musicians, producers, promoters, label execs, and hangers-on in examining hair metal’s rise and fall as well as all the bands that kept Aqua Net in business through the Reagan recession: Twisted Sister, Bon Jovi, Poison, Mötley Crüe, Ratt, Warrant, Great White, Whitesnake, Cinderella, Vixen, Skid Row, L.A. Guns, Guns N’ Roses, and dozens more. In crafting a narrative of hair metal, Popoff also examines the factors that contributed to the movement’s rise (including MTV, Reagan’s “morning in America,” and a general move toward prudish morals); the bands that inspired it (the Sweet, New York Dolls, Alice Cooper, and KISS, for a start); and the scenes that nurtured it (the Sunset Strip, anyone?). The ride finally ended circa 1991, when hair metal was replaced by grunge, but what a ride it was. Here it is in all of its primped-up glory.

Can't Slow Down

Author : Michaelangelo Matos
Publisher : Hachette Books
Page : 480 pages
File Size : 43,8 Mb
Release : 2020-12-08
Category : Music
ISBN : 9780306903359

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A Rolling Stone-Kirkus Best Music Book of 2020 The definitive account of pop music in the mid-eighties, from Prince and Madonna to the underground hip-hop, indie rock, and club scenes Everybody knows the hits of 1984 - pop music's greatest year. From "Thriller" to "Purple Rain," "Hello" to "Against All Odds," "What's Love Got to Do with It" to "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go," these iconic songs continue to dominate advertising, karaoke nights, and the soundtracks for film classics (Boogie Nights) and TV hits (Stranger Things). But the story of that thrilling, turbulent time, an era when Top 40 radio was both the leading edge of popular culture and a moral battleground, has never been told with the full detail it deserves - until now. Can't Slow Down is the definitive portrait of the exploding world of mid-eighties pop and the time it defined, from Cold War anxiety to the home-computer revolution. Big acts like Michael Jackson (Thriller), Prince (Purple Rain), Madonna (Like a Virgin), Bruce Springsteen (Born in the U.S.A.), and George Michael (Wham!'s Make It Big) rubbed shoulders with the stars of the fermenting scenes of hip-hop, indie rock, and club music. Rigorously researched, mapping the entire terrain of American pop, with crucial side trips to the UK and Jamaica, from the biz to the stars to the upstarts and beyond, Can't Slow Down is a vivid journey to the very moment when pop was remaking itself, and the culture at large - one hit at a time.

Denim and Leather

Author : Michael Hann
Publisher : Constable
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 43,6 Mb
Release : 2023-02-09
Category : Music
ISBN : 1472134109

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Denim and Leather by Michael Hann Pdf

In the late 1970s, aggressive, young bands are forming across Britain. Independent labels are springing up to release their music. But this isn't the story of punk. Forget punk. Punk was a flash in the pan compared to this. This is the story of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, a musical movement that changed the world. From this movement - given the unwieldy acronym NWOBHM - sprang streams that would flow through metal's subsequent development. Without NWOBHM there is no thrash metal, no death metal, no black metal. Without the rise of Iron Maiden, NWOBHM's standard bearers, leading the charge to South America and to South Asia, metal's global spread is slower. Without the NWOBHM bands - who included Def Leppard, Motorhead, Judas Priest, Diamond Head and many others - the international uniform of heavy metal - the 'battle jacket' of a denim jacket with sleeves ripped off, and covered with patches (usually sewn on by the wearer's mum), worn over a leather biker jacket - does not exist: 'Denim and leather brought us all together,' as Saxon put it. No book has ever gathered together all the principals of British heavy rock's most fertile period: Jimmy Page, Rick Allen, Michael Schenker, Robert John 'Mutt' Lange, Ritchie Blackmore, Rick Savage, Phil Collen, David Coverdale, Cronos, Biff Byford, Joe Elliott, Rob Halford, Ian Gillan, Phil Mogg, Robert Plant, Tony Wilson, Lars Ulrich, Pete Waterman to name a few. In Denim and Leather, these stars tell their own stories - their brilliant, funny tales of hubris and disaster, of ambition and success - and chart how, over a handful of years from the late 1970s to the early 1980s, a group of unlikely looking blokes from the provinces wearing spandex trousers changed heavy music forever. This is the definitive story about the greatest days of British heavy rock.

Dokken: Into The Fire And Other Embers Of 80s Metal History.

Author : James Curl
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 242 pages
File Size : 44,7 Mb
Release : 2020-05
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 0578669498

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Dokken: Into The Fire And Other Embers Of 80s Metal History. by James Curl Pdf

A book about iconic 80s hard rock band Dokken. The book offers exclusive interviews with band members and people who worked with Dokken and covers some of L.A.'s famous Sunset Strip history.

Black Metal

Author : Dayal Patterson
Publisher : Feral House
Page : 496 pages
File Size : 46,8 Mb
Release : 2013-11-25
Category : Music
ISBN : 9781936239764

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Black Metal by Dayal Patterson Pdf

Here is the most comprehensive history yet of this fascinating offshoot of extreme heavy metal.

Soundtrack of Our Youth

Author : Hall Laurel
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 547 pages
File Size : 42,7 Mb
Release : 2018-09-21
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 1723741914

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Soundtrack of Our Youth by Hall Laurel Pdf

More than 450 pages celebrating the history of the hair metal / sleaze rock music era. Book includes more than 50 interviews with superstar musicians like Billy Sheehan and members of bands from Warrant, Twisted Sister, Winger, White Lion, L.A. Guns, Dokken, Danger Danger, Kix, Tora Tora, Junkyard, Dangerous Toys, Autograph, Pretty Boy Floyd and several others. We've done an extensive year-by-year breakdown of each year between 1981-2017. Also included are rankings of the top 1,000 songs of all time and the top 350 albums of all time. As well as several other features stories on the hair metal / hair band genre.

Entertain Us

Author : Craig Schuftan
Publisher : HarperCollins Australia
Page : 585 pages
File Size : 49,9 Mb
Release : 2012-06-01
Category : Music
ISBN : 9780730497561

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The Rise and Fall of Alternative Rock in the Nineties In 1990 alternative music was where it belonged - underground. It left the business of rock stardom to rock stars. But by 1992 alternative rock had spawned a revolution in music and style that transformed youth culture and revived a moribund music industry. Five years later, alternative rock was over, leaving behind a handful of dead heroes, a few dozen masterpieces, and a lot more questions than answers. What, if anything, had the alternative revolution meant? And had it been possible - as so many of its heroes had insisted - for it to be both on MtV and under the radar? Had it used the machinery of corporate rock to destroy corporate rock? In ENtERtAIN US! Craig Schuftan takes you on a journey through the nineties - from Sonic Youth's 'Kool thing' to Radiohead's 'Kid A', NEVERMIND to ODELAY, Madchester to Nu-Metal, Lollapalooza to Woodstock '99 - narrated in the voices of the decade's most important artists. this is the story of alternative rock - the people who made it, the people who loved it, the industry that bought and sold it, and the culture that grew up in its wake - in the last decade of the twentieth century.