Monthly Archives: November 2010
The 80′s. When men looked like women and women tried to keep up. One of my favorite band names, VIXEN originally formed in 1980 in Los Angeles and played the club scene for seven long years before breaking out with the release of their self-titled debut.
Did you know the first single and VIXEN’S biggest hit “Edge of a Broken Heart” was written by Richard Marx? (He makes a cameo appearance in the video).
That debut album sold millions, but like a lot of hair bands at the end of the decade, their follow up ‘Rev It Up’ (1990) didn’t fare as well. VIXEN broke up the following year.
The multi-Platinum thrash/rock band ANTHRAX, fresh off the Jagermeister Music Fall Tour where they shared the stage with co-headliners Slayer and Megadeth, have been working on a brand new album, the band’s first with Joey Belladonna singing the vocals since 1991′s “Persistence of Time.” The album is expected out in 2011, and Scott Ian, Frank Bello and Belladonna sat down to talk about it.
There is always a little bit of controversy when talking about the biggest names in thrash metal. I know I have been taken to task on a few occasions by my references to the so-called “Big Four.” I freely admit that as much as I love metal, I am not the most knowledgeable about its history. So what? I know what I like and I recognize the bands who have influenced my love of the genre for so many years. Read More
When Guns N’ Roses performed at the Sweden Rock Festival in Sölvesborg this summer, Swedish national TV station SVT was there and they recently posted a video of Axl Rose’s dressing room and backstage area.
From their concert last month in Belgrade, Serbia, it was revealed that GUNS N’ ROSES’ tour rider requested that Axl’s dressing room be all black and decorated with fresh roses, and that champagne, vodka, tequila, red wine and beer be available in the room.
In addition, Axl also wanted fresh roses, 18 each of red and white, in the band’s dressing room, along with “black napkins, a blender, a juice maker, a tea kettle, paper tissues, 18 glasses for wine and champagne, 15 glasses for stiff drinks, 40 paper glasses, six cutlery sets, two bottle openers and corkscrews, and one large and two smaller bread knives.”
Check out the video here from SVT.