Motley Crue

Wed
18
Oct

‘Cause & Effect: MOTLEY CRUE’ Author Chris Akin Explores Classic Album

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CAUSE & EFFECT: MOTLEY CRUE ~ AUTHOR CHRIS AKIN EXPLORES THE IMPACT OF THIS MONUMENTAL YET TUMULTUOUS RELEASE ON MOTLEY CRUE FANS 
 
By Chris Akin CLEVELAND - Acclaimed rock critic and controversial host of The Classic Metal Show Chris Akin has authored his latest book CAUSE & EFFECT: MOTLEY CRUE due November 24. 
 
"MOTLEY CRUE '94 has been the subject of conversation with so many people in my life," states Chris Akin "since the day it was released back in March of '94. That has never waned. Even after all this time, there are people with such hard opinions of it one way or the other. For me, writing CAUSE & EFFECT: MOTLEY CRUE allowed me to share thoughts and feelings about this monumental release with a larger portion of people that still care after all this time. Whether it's remembering personal stories that many of these songs had or revisiting the history of MOTLEY CRUE in their most tumultuous moment, CAUSE & EFFECT: MOTLEY CRUE allowed me to share the experience of one of my all-time favorite releases with the masses." 
 
Chris Akin continues his series of cause/effect books. "The first was about Metallica's BLACK album, said Akin.  "The other titles I'm working on are about Judas Priest's TURBO, Megadeth's RISK and Nine Inch Nails' THE FRAGILE.  I wanted to write these to profile releases that changed something dramatically. With the BLACK album, it changed not only Metallica's fanbase, but how heavy music was played on the radio.  With the second book in the series MOTLEY CRUE, it divided the fanbase, as well as leading all their contemporaries down a path that failed nearly all of them.  That said, with this album, it's my favorite thing that says "MOTLEY CRUE" on the cover.  I think the public just got it wrong with this one."
 
 
Pre-Orders for CAUSE & EFFECT: MOTLEY CRUE  are available in various packages:
 
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RELEASE DATE: November 24, 2017
 
 
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Thu
22
Jun

MOTLEY CRUE's Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx Celebrate Triple X Anniversary Of Girls Girls Girls

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Dallas, TX - JUNE 21, 2017. North American syndicated rock radio show IN THE STUDIO with Redbeard: The Stories Behind History’s Greatest Rock Bands  goes one on one with Vince Neil and Nikki Sixx for the sometimes hilarious, sometimes shocking story behind Motley Crue’s four million-seller Girls Girls Girls.
 
A product of the ‘80s Hollywood Sunset Strip, Motley Crue were the quintessential LA hair metal band. Their string of hit albums and crossover songs on radio and MTV was only matched by their over the top live show, mounting legal bills and alarming drug use. By 1987 the band was dancing on a fine line between real life or death. Nikki Sixx and Vince Neil share their stories with IN THE STUDIO producer and host Redbeard.
 
“We were a mess. I know we didn’t go overseas (on Girls Girls Girls tour), because the management said, ‘You guys go, and somebody’s not coming back. Or if they do, they’re coming back in a body bag... We were operating like a punk band! We were completely out of control.”  - Nikki Sixx
 
"I remember my first gig. It was at my parents' house. First time I ever sang in front of anybody. I was in a band called Rock Candy. I thought my parents were going out of town for the night. So I had a small party of like 500 people (laughs). We're just jamming away, the place is packed, people jumping off the roof into the pool... It was a good time, but then my parents came home."  - Vince Neil
 
MOTLEY CRUE Girls, Girls, Girls @ 30/ IN THE STUDIO with Redbeard interview program is available now to stream at: http://www.inthestudio.net/online-on-demand/motley-crue/
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Tue
14
Jun

One On One With Mitch Lafon - ALAN NIVEN & Q5

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LINK TO INTERVIEW:� https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlh5Mp1Pduc

Former Guns N' Roses & Great White manager, Alan Niven, as well as Q5 lead singer Jonathan K join Mitch in this special YouTube only edition of One On One With Mitch Lafon

In the show's opening interview, former Guns N' Roses & Great White manager, Alan Niven, discusses his current projects (Razer, Chris Buck and more), Izzy Stradlin, Muhammad Ali, Axl Rose, AC/DC, Slash, Mötley Crüe, the Return of Guns N' Roses, Mark Kendall, Great White, Bruce Springsteen and his vast musical history.

(Alan Niven interview recorded June 13th 2016.)

Quotes from the interview:

Comparing Axl Rose & Muhammad Ali (time 17.19): "I saw them both as anti-authoritarian. I saw them both as champions of individuality. Champions of the worth of every individual. In terms of fame, I think there was a similarity - they were both heavyweights."

Mötley Crüe (time 36.41): "What does Mötley Crüe stand for? Excess? Greed? What are they? Young republicans?"Ala

Axl (time 37.36): "When he wrote Civil War - I was thrilled. Absolutely thrilled. I thought this was a major step to him joining the pantheon of the greats who inspired me to be involved in this. Your Dylans. Your Lennons. Your Marleys and I thoroughly believed that my friend from Lafayette was going to join that pantheon."

In the show's second interview singer Jonathan K of Q5 discusses his band's new album New World Order, Floyd Rose, what went right and what went wrong for Q5 over the years, their classic Steel The Light album, being covered by Great White and a lot more.

Quote from the interview: Hopes for the band (1hr 29.20): "The game plan is we want to tour Europe again... Do as many records as people will want to listen from us."

Q5's official Facebook is: https://www.facebook.com/q5official

 

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Thu
19
Nov

One On One With Mitch Lafon - TOM WERMAN Part 2

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Producer Tom Werman joins Mitch in episode 169 of One On One With Mitch Lafon for an 'encore performance'.
 
Producer Tom Werman returns! In our second interview with Tom, we covered many things including L.A.Guns, Dokken, Poison, Ted Nugent, Theatre Of Pain (Motley Crue), the Motley song that was inspired by the James Bond theme, Jeff Scott Soto, Foo Fighters, Cheap Trick, his Stonover Farm Bed & Breakfast and more.
 
Quotes from the interview:
 
On Dokken: "George and Don were not the best of friends. In fact, it just appeared that it was Don against everyone else, but he was the writer. He went for the more romantic song and the other guys wanted to rock."
 
"I did not get along with George Lynch. We had a very divisive engineer. He set us against against one another in very very devious ways. He was a real bad guy." Motley Crue: "We had to do Theatre Of Pain quickly."
 
Poison: "Rikki Rockett is the only musician that has ever turned to me and said, 'I understand that I'm not a very good drummer or I'm not the greatest drummer in the world, but I try.' And he did. He just stayed at it, at it and at it. He had the greatest work attitude."
 
Working with Poison: "We recorded digitally - I knew there'd be a huge amount of punching in and fixing this and fixing that."
 
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Mon
09
Nov

One On One With Mitch Lafon - TOM WERMAN

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Producer Tom Werman joins Mitch in episode 166 of One On One With Mitch Lafon. Tom discusses how he became a producer, offers his thoughts about ghost musicians, Nikki Sixx, Dee Snider and Rick Nielsen. He also looks back on classic albums by Stryper, Mötley Crüe, Glass Tiger, Cheap Trick, Love/Hate, Twisted Sister and more.
 
Quotes from the interview:

Stryper: "They were not equipped to compete in that hard rock arena because they had a mission. I loved the guys. We had a great time. They're wonderful people; really good people all of them. I don't want to take anything away from them, but I do think that they had to work a little harder because it wasn't just 'let's rock'."

Dee Snider: "I have never come across anyone who approaches the hypocrisy of Dee Snider. He was Mr. X until we finished the album than he was Mr Y."

Mötley Crüe: "Vince and Nikki (in the beginning) were not that accomplished at their craft. Tommy and Mick - I thought were amazing."

Dokken: "George Lynch was pure genius. He's probably the best lead guitarist I've ever worked with."

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Wed
12
Aug

One On One With Mitch Lafon - ROGER GLOVER

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In episode 136 of One On One With Mitch Lafon, Mitch is joined by legendary DEEP PURPLE bassist, Roger Glover.

Roger sits down with Mitch to discuss the progress of his upcoming book, the band's latest live releases From The Setting Sun (In Wacken), …To The Rising Sun (In Tokyo), the most recent studio album Now What!, working with producer Bob Ezrin, his opinion of Whitesnake's The Purple Album, the Rock N' Roll Hall Of Fame, producing, the possibility of once again working with Ritchie Blackmore,Ian Gillan's time in Black Sabbath, working at the legendary Le Studio in Morin Heights (Quebec), what compels them to make new music, the story behind Smoke On The Water, working on Judas Priest's Sin After Sin, and much more

Quotes from the interview:

On making a new album: "It keeps and grows your audience. We can play the old classics with pride, but we are songwriters and you don't stop doing what you do."

Ritchie Blackmore: "He's probably the most important musician I have ever worked with."

On working with Judas Priest: "They were the next wave after Sabbath, Purple, Zeppelin era, but they weren't very happy. I said, 'what's going on?' They said, 'we want to produce ourselves.' So, I left the project."

The Rock N' Roll Hall Of Fame: "If you had asked me 40 years ago if I wanted to be in the Rock N' Roll Hall Of Fame I'd have gone, 'Oh Gosh what a dream'..."

This episode is co-hosted by ALICE COOPER guitarist, TOMMY HENRIKSEN. Tommy talks Roger Glover, offer details into the upcoming Mick Mars of Mötley Crüe solo album, The Hollywood Vampires album with Alice Cooper and more.

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Tue
14
Jul

One On One With Mitch Lafon - JOHN CORABI

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In episode 122 of One On One With Mitch Lafon, Mitch is joined by THE DEAD DAISIES, John Corabi.

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John sits down with Mitch to discuss the band's latest album REVOLUCION, joining the band, his 'audition' gigs with the band in Cuba, continuing his solo career, working with Mick Mars, the KILLER DWARFS' Russ Dwarf, his time with RATT and Motley Crue and much more.

On Mötley Crüe wanting to change the name of the band when he joined: "That album would have been massive had it been any other name, but Mötley. The band wanted to change the name. There was NC for New Crüe. Nikki had always wanted to call a band, Christmas. We didn't want to call it Mötley Crüe."

This episode is co-hosted by FIREHOUSE guitarist, Bill Leverty.

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Mon
27
Apr

Double Stop Podcast - Producer TOM WERMAN

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This week on the Double Stop Podcast is Producer Tom Werman.
 
Tom walks us through his legendary producing career, from Cheap Trick to Motley Crue, and Twisted Sister to Dokken. He talks about his early days in music, and his rise to famed music Producer multiple hit records under his belt.
He also addresses criticism by Cheap Trick, Twisted Sister and Motley Crue over his production style, and discusses his challenges working with George Lynch on the "Tooth and Nail" CD.
He also covers the film Rock Star, and how helpful Jeff Pilson was in the studio. And finally, we discuss his retirement from the music business, and his latest venture - a luxury Bed & Breakfast in Massachusetts called Stoneover Farm.

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Thu
19
Feb

MOTLEY CRUE 'The Final Tour': Australian & New Zealand Announced

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Legendary rock icons Mötley Crüe have, at last, confirmed dates for the highly anticipated Australian and New Zealand leg of their Final Tour, bringing along shock-rocker Alice Cooper as very special guest.

Tour dates:

Vector Arena, Auckland - Saturday May 9
Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne - Tuesday May 12
Allphones Arena, Sydney - Saturday May 16
Entertainment Centre, Brisbane - Tuesday May 19
Entertainment Centre, Adelaide - Thursday May 21
Perth Arena, Perth - Saturday May 23

On sale info (Auckland show):

My Live Nation pre-sale begins 2pm Tuesday Feb 24.
General Sale begins 10am Monday March 2.

On sale info (Australian shows):

My Live Nation pre-sale begins 10am Monday March 2.
General Sale begins 11am Wednesday March 4.

For the full list of dates and ticketing information, head to the tour page here: http://lvna.co/ripmotleycrue

 
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Wed
21
Jan

MOTLEY CRUE Announce Final Tour Dates + New Single

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Motley Crue announced today on Fox and Friends the details of their final performance. This will mark the end of their touring career and will conclude their two year Final Tour cycle at the end of 2015 on New Year’s Eve, December 31 at Staples Center in their hometown of Los Angeles where the band’s career began 34 years ago. The band will be celebrating this week’s big announcement with a performance on The Tonight Show on 1/22.

After thirty-four years performing together, the 2015 leg of the Final Tour will see the band play Japan in February, then Australia/New Zealand in spring. In June Motley Crue will say farewell to the European Festival circuit with 3 massive performances at Download (UK), Sweden Rock (Sweden) and Novarock (Austria) Festivals before taking their can’t-miss show back to the U.S., Canada, and Mexico this summer for 34 final North American shows due to tremendous fan demand.

The band’s exclusive VIP Packages (including opportunities to meet band members, exclusive merchandise and more) and Fan Club pre-sales for these dates start tomorrow, Wednesday 1/21 at 10am est, with a special Citicard member pre-sale beginning at 5pm est the same day. For more info, visit http://motleyVIP.com/ For more information on the fan club, and to join, visit http://fanclub.motley.com

A special Crüe Year’s Eve LA Travel Package will also be available for the LA show (the band’s Final show)! For more information or to book your travel package call 1-800-Rock-Air or visit MotleyCrueTravelPackages.com.

 
 
 

"All Bad Things" - New Song + Video

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Crue for your Tuesday...get "All Bad Things", the brand new track from Motley Crue, on iTunes and Amazon.

Check out the official video below highlighting Motley Crue's 34 year career!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

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Motley Crue's Greatest Hits FREE on Google Play (This Week Only)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To celebrate #TheFinalTour and as a thank you to our fans, we partnered up with Google Play to offer our fans Motley Crue's Greatest Hits for FREE (THIS WEEK ONLY)  Click here to download it now (U.S. only): Motley Crue's Greatest Hits 

 

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Wed
15
Oct

Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil, Mick Mars InTheStudio For 25th Anniversary Of Dr. Feelgood

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Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil, Mick Mars Make House Call InTheStudio For 25th Anniversary Of Motley Crue's # 1 Album Dr. Feelgood

Dallas, TX - Oct 14, 2014.  North American syndicated Rock radio show and website InTheStudio with Redbeard: The Stories Behind History's Greatest Rock Bands  celebrates the 25th anniversary of Motley Crue's 1989 #1 seller Dr. Feelgood.

The '80s was a decade of excess and Motley Crue was its poster child and willing participant.  Their reckless abandonment and debauchery has been well documented, but what makes the Motley Crue story so fascinating is that with all the increasing mayhem came an unbelievable string of hit songs and albums.

The Crue's 1987 album Girls, Girls, Girls was a #4 seller despite the band's drug and alcohol- fueled crazy existence, but eventually, one by one, the members of Motley Crue all found help for their substance issues. With the newly found clarity, the songs which Nikki Sixx composed and which singer Vince Neil, piledriver drummer Tommy Lee, and guitar monster Mick Mars recorded including 'Kickstart My Heart', 'Same Ol' Situation', 'Without You' and the groove thing 'Dr. Feelgood' blew every previous Motley Crue standard away, notching the # 1 album in America with over six million albums sold.

Sobriety didn't stop the party on the road though, but it did allow them to remember it! The Dr. Feelgood tour would become the band's biggest production ever,as Nikki Sixx tells InTheStudio host Redbeard.

'Dr. Feelgood tour, at the time 1989 ,(cost) $325,000 a week just to break even. A million two a month, and were gone for fifteen months. So we spent about $20 million just entertaining.  So anything after that was ours.  'Wow, you need a better business plan.  What's your exit strategy?  Pee in the corner and blow everything up'.' (laughs)

Motley Crue 'Dr. Feelgood' /InTheStudio interview is available now to STREAM at: 'http://www.inthestudio.net/redbeards-blog/motley-crue-dr-feelgood-25th-anniversary-nikki-sixx-vince-neil-mick-mars/'

Direct Link to InTheStudio broadcast affiliate radio station list: 'http://www.inthestudio.net/radio-stations/ 'www.inthestudio.net/radio-stations'

Motley Crue website: 'http://www.motley.com'

InTheStudio website: 'http://www.inthestudio.net'

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Mon
13
Oct

TOTO, JUDAS PRIEST & MOTLEY CRUE For Sweden Rock Fest 2015

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Late Saturday night, in front of a live audience of 2000 Rockbåten rock cruise passengers, the first acts confirmed for next year's Sweden Rock Festival were announced. 19 out of a total of around 90 acts were presented in a nine minute video trailer which can be seen here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNLaUBVKW2A

Mötley Crüe have announced their retirement after December 31st 2015. This summer, their show at Sweden Rock Festival will be their only in Scandinavia.  

Judas Priest have always received a royal welcome by the Sweden Rock audience, so it is no wonder that their only show in Sweden next summer will be played in Sölvesborg. 

Toto have been around for 35 years, but have never played the Sweden Rock Festival. Next summer, the wait is over!

Backyard Babies put their career on ice indefinitely in the spring of 2010. Soon, they will be back with a new album and their return to the stages will begin at Sweden Rock, where the band has never set foot before. "We are absolutely psyched!" comments front man Nicke Borg and guitarist Dregen. 

HammerFallD-A-D and Dark Tranquillity are Sweden Rock audience favourites and we are happy to have them back.  Thrash metal legends Nuclear Assault have not played in Sweden in more than 20 years but are now making their only Scandinavian appearance next year at Sweden Rock. Nearly 40 years have passed since the original line-up of Lucifer's Friend played together. The group were pioneers of heavy 70´s hard rock - now they are reunited. With John Lawton (ex-Uriah Heep) on vocals, of course.

Also announced are The AngelsExciterRock GoddessH.E.A.TWolfThe QuireboysDelainTorsson and Steve n' Seagulls.

The remaining 70 artists will be announced as they get confirmed throughout the autumn and winter. Tickets and more info can be found at www.swedenrock.com

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Wed
17
Sep

Photographer GENE KIRKLAND Unearths Rare, Never-Before-Seen Images of Rock History's Greatest Moments

 
Legendary Photographer GENE KIRKLAND Unearths Rare, Never-Before-Seen Images of Rock History's Greatest Moments

- Available as Limited Edition Prints via www.BLACKLIGHTNINGGALLERY.com


 
Legendary rock n' roll photographer Gene Kirkland, who is recognized worldwide for photographing the biggest names in rock and metal throughout the 80's and 90's, has opened up his archives for the first time in history! Twelve months ago, Kirkland teamed up with Black Lightning Gallery (www.BlackLightningGallery.com) to unearth a generous stash of shots that had remained hidden and locked away since those glory days ' many spanning back nearly twenty years!

Black Lightning Gallery undertook what can only be described as a painstaking labor of love to curate, restore and unveil these rare images. In addition, they worked to select iconic, renowned shots to be released as limited edition fine art prints (see below for more info).

Kirkland, in association with Los Angeles' Black Lightning Gallery, has unveiled the first selection of images from the collection, including Guns N' Roses during the 'Sweet Child 'O Mine' video shoot, Ozzy Osbourne backstage with a white dove, Iron Maiden at Long Beach Arena in 1985, Motley Crue during the 'Girls, Girls, Girls' video shoot, Randy Rhoads, Steve Vai with David Lee Roth, Metallica with Cliff Burton, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Van Halen and many more.

MAKE THESE PRINTS YOUR OWN!

Visit Black Lightning Gallery now via BlackLightningGallery.Com and experience their brand new online presence! The new site features many exclusive images, hand signed by Gene Kirkland himself, which are all available to the public for purchase as limited numbered editions. The website has many fan bonuses including exclusive looks at images of backstage passes from the shows, personal memories from Gene Kirkland and many more.

***Once the numbered limited editions sell out, there will not be reprints! More historic images will be added over time.

'I hope you enjoy looking back at these amazing memories as much as I enjoyed capturing them. These photographs hold very dear memories of a glorious time and I am proud to have them available to fans worldwide.' - Gene Kirkland, Photographer

'Black Lightning Gallery is honored to be working with Gene in releasing these seminal works in the history of Rock and Roll. As huge music fans ourselves it's incredible to see these frames and just as exciting for us to know fans would have a chance to own one.' ' Rohan Ocean, Black Lightning Gallery
 
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Iron Maiden at Long Beach Arena in 1985

 
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Fri
04
Jul

MICHAEL WAGENER INTERVIEW - THE DOUBLE STOP PODCAST

This week the Double Stop Podcast interviews Michael Wagener. He tells them all about his early days as an original member of Accept, joining the army, early work as a producer with Dokken, Great White, Accept and Motley Crue, plus later work with Brighton Rock, Ozzy, White Lion, Extreme and Skid Row. He goes into detail about how he got George Lynch's guitar tone in Under Lock and Key, what happened to his original mixes of Ozzy's Ozzmosis album, and the recording of the kazoo solo for Saigon Kick.
 
 
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Wed
02
Jul

PUBLISHING IN AUGUST - THE BIG BOOK OF HAIR METAL BY MARTIN POPOFF

PUBLISHING IN AUGUST - THE BIG BOOK OF HAIR METAL By Martin Popoff
 
 
In this ultimate guide, 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 hanger-ons 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, Motley Crue, 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, 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.
 
ISBN: 9780760345467
$30.00
224 pages, 528 color & 52 b/w photos
Hard Cover/Laminated
 

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