If you ever wanted a quick reference to where your favorite hair metal band got their start, check out this Hair Metal History Map put together by Phil D.
Phil writes… “I spent dozens of hours putting it together and now, I’m trying to share it with those who would appreciate it! It is a work in progress and I would love any suggestions or input!”
Band choices were made based on the look, subject matter, attitude, lifestyle, time period, influence, affiliated bands, radio/TV play, and Phil’s memory.
Click on any band photo to see where they are from. You can also click the ‘Timeline’ tab that will show the hair metal movement origins in 1977 and where it grew across the U.S. and Europe through 1994.
Thanks for the great work Phil!
Since METAL SHOP signed online in 2003, Bruce Pulley has been a constant presence as the station imaging voice.
Listeners never knew his name, but those pipes became familiar as he boomed “Who wants to rock?!” or “Kickin’ your ass with 80’s metal and hard rock!”
Blessed with the perfect rock radio voice, he gives METAL SHOP that larger than life sound, a sound he honed in a radio career that included KLOS in Los Angeles, CA and KUFO in Portland, OR.
Sadly, Bruce passed away on Sunday.
He was a good guy and a lot like the rest of us, a fan of hard rock looking for a good time.
After I received the news Monday, I went to the archive of all the audio Bruce recorded for METAL SHOP over the years and put together some outtakes. He liked to have fun, had a great sense of humor and was always solid at his work.
He will continue to be the image voice of METAL SHOP for the foreseeable future. I will miss him. R.I.P. Bruce and condolences to your family.