Blog Posts - 80s Rock



Loudness: Japanese Taste of Glam Metal

Alive and kicking today, Loudness–a Japanese heavy metal and glam metal band–has a stellar thirty-five year history having been formed in 1981 by guitarist Akira Takasaki and drummer Munetaka Higuchi.  They are the first Japanese glam me...
by Glam Rock Artists on Aug 1, 2016

Ranking The Albums: Bruce Springsteen (15 - 11)

He meekly crawled onto the scene in 1973 with an album that received little fanfare. He would journey forward to become one of the most famous musicians in the history of rock and roll. What has been left behind so far is a body of work that not many...
by The Rock and Roll Guru on Feb 8, 2016

Motley Crue retires: the end of sex, drugs, rock and roll, and the emergence of SIXX:AM

If you haven’t heard the songs, you’ve probably seen the titles. “Girls, Girls, Girls”, “Dr. Feelgood”, “Shout At the Devil” (my personal favorite). Like much of the ’80s, this was music for the t...
by Inventing Ben Wand on Dec 15, 2015

Review: Quiet Riot - Well Now You're Here, There's No Way Back

Fans seeking the definitive Quiet Riot documentary that unveils even the tiniest of details about the band’s history will not find it in Well Now You’re Here, There’s No Way Back. Those fans would be best suited watching the Quiet Riot episode...
by The Rock and Roll Guru on Nov 23, 2015

Reflections On...New Jersey

In 1988 Ryo Vie was an inexperienced romantic in bloom who also had an obsession with music. Music had been my life since the age of 3. It was always a part of my world, always there for me, and never let me down. Music was something that always made...
by The Rock and Roll Guru on Nov 16, 2015

Concert Review: Rush - June 27, 2015

In what may have been my last opportunity to see the band live (their words, not mine), I had the honor of witnessing Rush at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. As with previous Rush concerts, I was completely mesmerized and left in awe of...
by The Rock and Roll Guru on Nov 9, 2015

Monsters Of Rock Cruise Announces 2016 Lineup

This February’s Monsters Of Rock Cruise has me real hopeful for bands that will appear at M3 in 2016. Usually a lot of bands that play the Monsters Of Rock Cruise find their way to M3. This year’s lineup for the cruise looks incredible! There are...
by The Rock and Roll Guru on Nov 1, 2015

Review - Tuff Luck: A Documentary About A Band That Almost Made It

Some of the greatest bands in the music industry are ones that most people have never heard of. It’s an unfortunate bi-product of the industry. Only so many bands can get the proper level of promotion. Only certain bands have the magical stroke of...
by The Rock and Roll Guru on Aug 19, 2015

Quiet Riot: Well Now You're Here, There's No Way Back

At this year’s M3 Rock Festival (review coming soon), Quiet Riot was all the talk. Not only is the extremely talented Jizzy Pearl singing for them now, but there were also many questions around their new documentary. When is it coming out? Has it b...
by The Rock and Roll Guru on May 13, 2015

Megadeth Working On Their 15th Studio Album

PledgeMusic is excited to announce their partnership Megadeth. The band has entered the studio to begin recording their 15th album and they want to bring you along for the ride.Megadeth is a thrash metal band from Los Angeles, California. The group w...
by The Rock and Roll Guru on Apr 19, 2015

British Heavy Metal and Glam Podcast

“NO WAY! IT’S NEVER GONNA DIE!” from “Metal Mad” by Japanese Glam Rockers LOUDNESS   YEAH. ABSOLUTELY.  Heavy Metal and Glam Metal are never gonna die! AND HERE IS the LATEST, GREATEST, SUPERSONIC, BREAKNECK, SCREAMIN’ for a BLUE STREAK...
by Glam Rock Artists on Apr 8, 2015

The Greatest Album Is...Women And Children First

Every band that has been around for a while and released great records runs into this debate; what is their greatest album? The greatest album is…is a column dedicated to tackling that age old question. What is the greatest album recorded by Van Ha...
by The Rock and Roll Guru on Apr 8, 2015

Warner Brothers Signs Duran Duran To Global Recording Contract

Warner Bros. Records (WBR) announced that it has signed a global recording contract with international superstars Duran Duran. Singer Simon Le Bon, keyboardist Nick Rhodes, bassist John Taylor, and drummer Roger Taylor have just completed work in Lon...
by The Rock and Roll Guru on Mar 30, 2015

Steel Panther On Larry King Now

Ever since I saw them at M3, I have been a big fan of Steel Panther and their style of raunchy rock, a homage to 80s glam metal. Recently, the band appeared on Larry King Now talking about everything from their party rock, to their thoughts on pop ar...
by The Rock and Roll Guru on Mar 20, 2015

The Breakfast Club Celebrates 30th Anniversary

This Spring - the Brat Pack is back! The Breakfast Club is celebrating the film’s 30th anniversary this year!No other director captured adolescents coming to age quite like John Hughes. His 1985 hit film The Breakfast Club centers around five stude...
by The Rock and Roll Guru on Mar 10, 2015

Monsters Of Rock Cruise Approaching Fourth Sellout

Miami, FL – THE MONSTERS OF ROCK CRUISE, the world’s largest and longest running Heavy Metal and Hard Rock cruise, has only 34-cabins available before selling out its fourth consecutive year. Tickets for the remaining 34-cabins aboard this musica...
by The Rock and Roll Guru on Mar 1, 2015

Review: Extreme - Pornograffitti Remastered

Ever since I first heard the piano notes and a woman’s voice crying out “Francis…!” I have been in love with Extreme’s second album. I owned the original on cassette before upgrading to CD years later. And now, the band has released a remas...
by The Rock and Roll Guru on Jan 14, 2015

The Greatest Album Is...Pump

Every band that has been around for a while and released great records runs into this debate; what is their greatest album? The greatest album is…is a column dedicated to tackling that age old question. What is the greatest album recorded by Aerosm...
by The Rock and Roll Guru on Jan 7, 2015

Devil City Angels - Debut Album Available For Pre-Order

Rock's newest supergroup, Devil City Angels, announced today that their debut album is now available for pre-order through PledgeMusic, the world's leading direct-to-fan platform. Although the album is not set to arrive until early 2015, Devil City A...
by The Rock and Roll Guru on Dec 30, 2014

Extreme II: Pornograffitti Gets 25th Anniversary Treatment

Extreme II: Pornograffitti (A Funked Up Fairy Tale) first came out on A&M Records in August 1990, the follow-up to the band’s 1989 debut. The album is considered, according to the newly penned liner notes by Metal Hammer’s Malcolm Dome contai...
by The Rock and Roll Guru on Dec 10, 2014


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