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ESCAPE THE FATE Returns With New Song "H8 MY SELF"

Hard Rock & Metal

With a new label, new band members and new music ESCAPE THE FATE is all about evolution.  With today’s release of the new single…

Listen To New Overkill Song "The Surgeon" Listen To New Overkill Song "The Surgeon"

Hard Rock & Metal

On April 14th, the New Jersey Thrash legends will bludgeon your ears with their twentieth studio album, entitled Scorched via Nuclear Blast Records. Today,…

Hard Rock & Metal

ROXANNE Release Music Video For Debut Single “Keep On Keepin’ On” Featuring Jeff Scott Soto From Their Upcoming Studio Album Stereo Typical  On the heels…

Hard Rock & Metal

Soulfly released their latest album “Totem” back in August of 2022 and now the band is ready to hit the tour circuit in support…

DOPE RELEASE MUSIC VIDEO FOR DEBUT TRACK “BELIEVE” DOPE RELEASE MUSIC VIDEO FOR DEBUT TRACK “BELIEVE”

Hard Rock & Metal

Dope is giving away a free download of their new upcoming album “Blood Money Part Zero”. All you have to do is visit their…

What Do You Get When You Cross Ozzy Osbourne, Wham! And Van Halen? What Do You Get When You Cross Ozzy Osbourne, Wham! And Van Halen?

Hard Rock & Metal

You get an insane musical mashup of Ozzy singing the main lyrics of Black Sabbath’s Children Of The Grave over the music of Wake…

Hard Rock & Metal

L.A. Guns will release their brand new studio album “Black Diamonds” in April 2023 through Frontiers Music. Phil Lewis and Tracii Guns have announced…

Rumors Say That Marty Friedman Will Perform With Megadeth In Japan! Rumors Say That Marty Friedman Will Perform With Megadeth In Japan!

Hard Rock & Metal

Former Megadeth guitarist Marty Friedman is now heavily rumored to be joining the band on stage for their concert in Tokyo on February 27th….

Hard Rock & Metal

Not many bands can say they are releasing their third album thirty-five years after their debut, but not many bands have the history that…

Hard Rock & Metal

Chrissy Steele is a two-time Juno nominee from Victoria, BC, Canada-not a terrible loss considering she was up against Alanis Morrisette and Rush. Her…

PANTERA ANNOUNCE 2023 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES PANTERA ANNOUNCE 2023 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES

Hard Rock & Metal

Pantera, one of the most successful and influential bands in heavy metal history, have announced their long awaited return to the stage. They will…

Hard Rock & Metal

Metallica is back with their second song released from their upcoming new album 72 Seasons. James notes, “‘Screaming Suicide’ addresses the taboo word of…

Check Out George Lynch's New Industrial Metal Side Project "The Banishment" Check Out George Lynch's New Industrial Metal Side Project "The Banishment"

Hard Rock & Metal

The band, a collaboration between guitarist George Lynch (Lynch Mob, The End Machine, ex-Dokken) and programmer and multi-instrumentalist Joe Haze, started in 2011, and…

ALTER BRIDGE Announce New Album, "Pawns & Kings" ALTER BRIDGE Announce New Album, "Pawns & Kings"

Hard Rock & Metal

With 2023 less than three weeks old, acclaimed rockers Alter Bridge are back with a new single and music video to launch the new year. The…

Hard Rock & Metal

Bret Michaels states, “Back In The Day is truly a modern-day throwback to a feel-good road trip anthem. The video reflects the feel of…

Hard Rock & Metal

one of the best box sets that encompass the absolute best sound by one of the best bands to come out of the Sunset…

Hard Rock & Metal

Tempt have released a new video for their cover of Queen’s, We Will Rock You that captures performances on their European tour at iconic…

Hard Rock & Metal

British Heavy Metal legends Saxon unveil the first single, “The Faith Healer”, from upcoming, More Inspirations – set for release on March 24th via Silver Lining Music. Following the…

Watch and Listen To New Video Monochrome by Japan's Babymetal Watch and Listen To New Video Monochrome by Japan's Babymetal

Hard Rock & Metal

Prior to the concept album “THE OTHER ONE” which will be released on March 24, 2023 (Friday), BABYMETAL has revealed that they will simultaneously…

Hard Rock & Metal

The ultimate meeting place for music podcasters, fans, artists, and vendors, ROCKNPOD 2023 Weekend will feature the annual ROCKNPOD Expo which takes place Saturday,…

Alternative – Punk – Electronic

Tom Verlaine, Singer, And Guitarist For Television Dead At 73

Alternative / Punk

Punk, New Wave band frontman Tom Verlaine has died after a brief illness at the age of 73. Although the New York band Television…

Alternative / Punk

Sex Pistols bassist and Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame inductee Glen Matlock has inked a worldwide deal with Cooking Vinyl, which will see…

Alternative / Punk

In celebration of 36 years, MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT will hit the road again after a four-year hiatus. The “Evil Eye…

Alternative / Punk

Nimrod, Green Day’s fifth studio album, was originally released on October 14, 1997. The Billboard Top10 LP declared “Green Days best!” by Kerrang was…

Alternative / Punk

“I’m excited to finally start getting these tracks out for Orgy again. As we move toward a new direction musically speaking, I wanted to put a…

Alternative / Punk

Influential punk band NOFX is known as one of the world’s most controversial and significant punk bands of their time. They are no strangers to pushing…

Public Image Ltd. Release New Song and Will Compete In Eurovision 2023 Public Image Ltd. Release New Song and Will Compete In Eurovision 2023

Alternative / Punk

Public Image Ltd will compete to represent Ireland at Eurovision 2023They will perform a previously unheard song Hawaii on The Late Late Show from 9.30pm on…

Nitzer Ebb's Belief Album Turns 34 Years Old Nitzer Ebb's Belief Album Turns 34 Years Old

Alternative / Punk

34 years ago today, Electronic Industrial Artists, Nitzer Ebb released the album “Belief” through Mute Records on January 9th, 1989, “Belief” is the second…

Pennywise And Suicidal Tendencies To Headline Punk In The Park 2023 Festival Pennywise And Suicidal Tendencies To Headline Punk In The Park 2023 Festival

Alternative / Punk

The all-star music lineup for the debut of Punk In The Park Ventura will feature headlining performances from iconic bands Pennywise and Suicidal Tendencies, along with sets from punk…

SILENCE IS NO REACTION: FORTY YEARS OF SUBHUMANS SILENCE IS NO REACTION: FORTY YEARS OF SUBHUMANS

Alternative / Punk

Formed in Wiltshire, England, in 1980, the Subhumans are rightly held in high regard as one of the best punk rock bands to ever…

Watch Sneak Previews Of Some Of The Items In The New Punk Rock Museum Watch Sneak Previews Of Some Of The Items In The New Punk Rock Museum

Alternative / Punk

It’s been 45+ years since punk rock pogo’d its way into music, fashion, film, and popular culture. March 10th, 2023, The Punk Rock Museum…

Who Are The Big 4 Of Emo Rock? Who Are The Big 4 Of Emo Rock?

Alternative / Punk

Emo music is generally seen as having started in the 1990s. The genre is stereotyped by dark clothing, crazy hair, and depressed lyrics. However,…

The Punk Rock Museum The Punk Rock Museum

Alternative / Punk

What makes The Punk Rock Museum different from any other museum? This museum is owned and operated by the same people whose stories and…

Band Member Explains Surprising Reason For The Cause Of Death For The Specials Singer Terry Hall Band Member Explains Surprising Reason For The Cause Of Death For The Specials Singer Terry Hall

Alternative / Punk

Horace Panter from The Specials has updated his Facebook with the following post explaining what lead to the death of Terry Hall: The Specials….

Terry Hall, Vocalist For 'The Specials' Dead At 63 Terry Hall, Vocalist For 'The Specials' Dead At 63

Alternative / Punk

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing, following a brief illness, of Terry, our beautiful friend, brother and one of the…

Check Out New Video For "Love Me Now" By Industrial Band The True Union Check Out New Video For "Love Me Now" By Industrial Band The True Union

Alternative / Punk

Are you ready for some female fronted powerful industrial metal with a creepy pop/EDM twist? Here comes a hell of a debut EP that…

Siouxsie To Perform Live At The 2023 Latitude Festival Siouxsie To Perform Live At The 2023 Latitude Festival

Alternative / Punk

The Latitude Festival has announced the incredible news that Siouxsie will be joining the festival on the BBC Sounds Stage: Siouxsie’s first ever time…

Alternative / Punk

In the lively spirit of The Holidaze, Curse Mackey will host a livestream event and gathering of f(r)iends from his studio in Tarantula, Texas…

Alternative / Punk

Wattie Buchan, singer for the Exploited collapsed during a recent live show. Buchan who’s 65 years old has been making albums with The Exploited…

Jet Black, Drummer For The Stranglers Dead At 84 Jet Black, Drummer For The Stranglers Dead At 84

Alternative / Punk

The Stranglers have announced that their original drummer, Jet Black (real name Brian Duffy) has passed away. He was one of the founding members…

Rock

Laura Cox Delivers Knockout Blow with New Album “Head Above Water”

Music Reviews

Laura Cox has been blazing a trail on the French and European rock/blues scene over the past 11 years, but she has been largely…

Rock

Considered by many to be one of the best rock guitarists of all time, Beck died peacefully after a short battle with bacterial meningitis….

2 Must-Have Jimi Hendrix Releases 2 Must-Have Jimi Hendrix Releases

Rock

Jimi Hendrix — Burning Desire On these studio recordings with bassist Billy Cox and drummer Buddy Miles in the wake of the dissolution of the…

Tom Petty Estate Pursues Legal Action Against Kari Lake's Use Of "I Won't Back Down" in Campaign Tom Petty Estate Pursues Legal Action Against Kari Lake's Use Of "I Won't Back Down" in Campaign

80s Rock & Pop

Tom Petty Estate Pursues Legal Action Against Kari Lake’s Use Of “I Won’t Back Down” in Campaign

Legendary Rockers Foreigner Announces Farewell Tour Legendary Rockers Foreigner Announces Farewell Tour

80s Rock & Pop

Foreigner hits the tour circuit to bid farewell to a long-running career. The opening band for the tour will be none other than Loverboy….

Gary Moore Gets ‘A Different Beat ’  released on vinyl for the first time as a Deluxe Edition  Gary Moore Gets ‘A Different Beat ’  released on vinyl for the first time as a Deluxe Edition 

Hard Rock & Metal

Gary MooreOfficial deluxe vinyl album re-issue‘A Different Beat ’ released on vinyl for the first time on December 2nd 2022& Deluxe CDhttps://gary-moore.lnk.to/adifferentbeatPR On 2nd December 2022 BMG…

WATCH NEW URIAH HEEP VIDEO FOR “SAVE ME TONIGHT” WATCH NEW URIAH HEEP VIDEO FOR “SAVE ME TONIGHT”

Hard Rock & Metal

British hard rock legends and progenators Uriah Heep announce the release of their 25th studio album, Chaos & Colour, set for release January 27th,…

JOURNEY ANNOUNCES NEW LIVE RELEASE 'LIVE IN CONCERT AT LOLLAPALOOZA' JOURNEY ANNOUNCES NEW LIVE RELEASE 'LIVE IN CONCERT AT LOLLAPALOOZA'

Rock

Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the upcoming release of Journey‘s incredible Lollapalooza performance from Chicago, IL, which took place on July 31, 2021, ‘Live…

arly Rock Legend Jerry Lee Lewis Dies arly Rock Legend Jerry Lee Lewis Dies

Rock

Jerry Lee Lewis has died at the age of 87 from natural causes. Lewis was one of the pioneers of rock n’ roll and…

KANSAS celebrate their 50th anniversary with release of ‘Another Fork In The Road – 50 Years Of Kansas’ KANSAS celebrate their 50th anniversary with release of ‘Another Fork In The Road – 50 Years Of Kansas’

80s Rock & Pop

KANSAS, America’s legendary progressive rock band, will celebrate their 50th anniversary in 2023. To commemorate this landmark occasion, current label InsideOutMusic are pleased to announce Another…

Steve Hackett announces ‘Genesis Revisited Live: Seconds Out & More’ Steve Hackett announces ‘Genesis Revisited Live: Seconds Out & More’

Rock

Legendary guitarist Steve Hackett is pleased to announce ‘Genesis Revisited Live: Seconds Out & More’, the visual document of his 2022 UK tour celebrating the…

Listen To New Song By Journey, "Don't Give Up On Us" Listen To New Song By Journey, "Don't Give Up On Us"

Rock

Rock supergroup Journey has shared the following: While we wait in anticipation of our upcoming album ‘Freedom’ out July 8th, here is our newest…

Pink Floyd Release New Song And Video To Aid Ukraine Pink Floyd Release New Song And Video To Aid Ukraine

Rock

Pink Floyd’s new single, Hey Hey Rise Up – feat Andriy Khlyvnyuk of Ukrainian band Boombox – is out now worldwide. Download / stream…

THE ROLLING STONES TO RELEASE 1977 ALBUM "LIVE FROM THE EL MOCAMBO" THE ROLLING STONES TO RELEASE 1977 ALBUM "LIVE FROM THE EL MOCAMBO"

Rock

THE ROLLING STONES LIVE FROM THE EL MOCAMBO A BRAND NEW ALBUM FEATURING THE LEGENDARY 1977 SHOWS Available officially for the first time and…

Former Kansas Vocalist To Release Solo Album Former Kansas Vocalist To Release Solo Album

80s Rock & Pop

John Elefante sang the lead vocals and performed keyboards on two Kansas albums. He was also a major songwriting contributor (along with lead guitarist/keyboardist/songwriter…

HEART'S ANN WILSON Releasing New 'Fierce Bliss' Solo Album HEART'S ANN WILSON Releasing New 'Fierce Bliss' Solo Album

Rock

Single and music video for GREED out now!https://youtu.be/tO_xfH-zY1E “‘Greed’ is that thing in our animal nature that makes us want MORE, Whether it be…

Rock

According to a statement sent by Nesmith’s family to Rolling Stone magazine (Which you can read here), He died “peacefully and of natural causes,”…

Listen To Sammy Hagar's Son, Andrew Hagar's First Song From Upcoming Debut Album Listen To Sammy Hagar's Son, Andrew Hagar's First Song From Upcoming Debut Album

Rock

Rocker ANDREW HAGAR makes a strong statement with the hard-charging song “Red Light Appetite” and its video, a cinematic + blood-thirsty vampire Western video…

80s Rock & Pop

Watch New Prince Video For "Manic Monday", The Song That He Gave To The Bangles

80s Music Video Of The Day

Prince wrote this massive hit for the Bangles and the original version as recorded by Prince has been un-earthed and was released on the…

Watch New Music Video "Gonna Be You" With Dolly Parton, Belinda Carlisle, Cyndi Lauper, Gloria Estefan & Debbie Harry Watch New Music Video "Gonna Be You" With Dolly Parton, Belinda Carlisle, Cyndi Lauper, Gloria Estefan & Debbie Harry

80s Rock & Pop

80 For Brady is inspired by the true story of four best friends living life to the fullest when they take a wild trip…

Madonna has just announced ‘The Celebration Tour’: 4 decades of music and her greatest hits!! Madonna has just announced ‘The Celebration Tour’: 4 decades of music and her greatest hits!!

80s Rock & Pop

Today, Madonna announced Madonna: The Celebration Tour, in an iconic viral video with a wink to her groundbreaking film Truth or Dare. The video (click here for trailer version) features…

Watch Hilarious New Commercial For Chex Mix Starring Sir Mix-A-Lot Watch Hilarious New Commercial For Chex Mix Starring Sir Mix-A-Lot

80s Rock & Pop

Sir Mix A Lot has returned to spoof his own song and parody the video for “Baby’s Got Back” in this brand new Chex…

80s Rock & Pop

Billy Idol has shared the following info about his Hollywood Walk Of Fame Ceremony and the link to watch it live: Join me in…

Fred White Of Earth, Wind & Fire Dead At 67 Fred White Of Earth, Wind & Fire Dead At 67

80s Rock & Pop

Fred’s brother Verdine White, broke the news of Fred’s death on Instagram with the following post: Dearest Family Friends and Fans….. Our family is…

ANITA POINTER OF THE POINTER SISTERS DEAD AT AGE 74 ANITA POINTER OF THE POINTER SISTERS DEAD AT AGE 74

80s Rock & Pop

The Family of Anita Pointer announced her passing today at the age of 74.   Anita Pointer’s Publicist Roger Neal said, “She was surrounded by family…

Watch The Talking Heads' David Byrne Perform David Bowie's "Let's Dance" With Miley Cyrus Watch The Talking Heads' David Byrne Perform David Bowie's "Let's Dance" With Miley Cyrus

80s Rock & Pop

The Talking Heads vocalist David Byrne made a surprise appearance at “Miley’s New Years’ Eve Party and performed the iconic 80s song “Let’s Dance”…

Watch The New Tiffany Video For "You're My Everything" From Her New Album "Shadows" Watch The New Tiffany Video For "You're My Everything" From Her New Album "Shadows"

80s Rock & Pop

Pop superstar Tiffany returns with her 11th studio album called “Shadows” (Out Now!) Listen to the fantastic new song “You’re My Everything”

80s Rock & Pop

Wall Of Voodoo released their hit single “Mexican Radio” in 1982 and MTV and Alternative/Progressive Radio Stations at the time gave it ample airplay….

80s Rock & Pop

On February 17, 2023, A Flock Of Seagulls will release the 3 CD Deluxe Edition of their debut album with B-Sides, Unreleased Tracks and…

80s Rock & Pop

The Go-Go’s have posted an early video of the band performing way back in 1980 and it’s an awesome piece of rock music history….

Ranked: Billy Idol's Albums "From Best To Worst" Ranked: Billy Idol's Albums "From Best To Worst"

80s Rock & Pop

NPR has released an episode of their podcast BULLSEYE WITH JESSE THORN featuring none other than 80s rocker Billy Idol. The show describes the…

Fleetwood Mac's Christine McVie Dead At 79 Fleetwood Mac's Christine McVie Dead At 79

80s Rock & Pop

Fleetwood Mac’s Christine McVie Dead At 79

Watch This Hilarious Gorilla Recreate 80s Classic"Flashdance" Watch This Hilarious Gorilla Recreate 80s Classic"Flashdance"

80s Rock & Pop

The Dallas Zoo gave this gorilla a kiddie pool for an animal enrichment day. While it’s quite comical on its own, it’s twice as…

80s Rock & Pop

Let’s start by stating that we don’t hate these songs or the artists. However, the videos that accompanied these songs were just plain awful….

Irene Cara Flashdance and Fame Singer, Dead At 63 Irene Cara Flashdance and Fame Singer, Dead At 63

80s Rock & Pop

Irene Cara’s Publicist has posted the following regarding Irene’s death: This is the absolute worst part of being a publicist. I can’t believe I’ve…

Pop Superstar Cher Isn't Turning Back Time With New Boyfriend Who's 40 Years Younger Than Her Pop Superstar Cher Isn't Turning Back Time With New Boyfriend Who's 40 Years Younger Than Her

80s Rock & Pop

pop superstar Cher, who’s 76 years old has let the world know that she has a new boyfriend. A boyfriend named Alexander Edwards who…

Enjoy This Turkey From The 1980s! Enjoy This Turkey From The 1980s!

80s Rock & Pop

MTV blasted out music videos 24/7 during the 80s. Not all of them were great or even marginally good. But some were just plain…

80s Rock & Pop

80s rock superstar Rick Springfield has announced the following special box set to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of his hit album “Working Class Dog”…

Christian Rock & Metal

Christian Rock & Metal

When we think of emo music, we often think of dark clothing and bright colorful hair, gloves with holes for fingers, and emotionally, at…

Listen To Demon Hunter's New Song "Godless" Featuring Judas Priest's Richie Faulkner Listen To Demon Hunter's New Song "Godless" Featuring Judas Priest's Richie Faulkner

Christian Rock & Metal

In the not-so-distant future, tech has overtaken real life in frightening ways. Society has divided. Freedom has died. The vast majority align with a…

The Case For Christian Rock/Metal Bands To Be In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame The Case For Christian Rock/Metal Bands To Be In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

Christian Rock & Metal

Christianity and rock n’ roll are often seen as opposites. The hall of fame representing rock also has a questionable history. For example, Justin…

Listen To "Tonight Is The Night" By The Word66 Listen To "Tonight Is The Night" By The Word66

Christian Rock & Metal

Christian hard rockers The Word66 have just released a new single for their song “Tonight Is The Night” and if you haven’t heard them…

Former Holy Soldier Vocalist Steven Patrick Releases Two Remastered Solo CDs Former Holy Soldier Vocalist Steven Patrick Releases Two Remastered Solo CDs

Christian Rock & Metal

FNA Records are currently taking pre-orders for the 2022 remastered albums “Red Reign” and “Guns & Gold” by former Hold Soldier singer Steven Patrick….

Christian Metal Band, Tourniquet's Drummer And Founder Dead at 62 Christian Metal Band, Tourniquet's Drummer And Founder Dead at 62

Christian Rock & Metal

Tourniquet drummer Ted Kirkpatrick has passed away at the age of 62 from acute lung disease. His wife Christy shared the following info regarding…

Christian Metal Band Bloodgood's Bass Player Michael Bloodgood Suffers Hemorrhagic Stroke Christian Metal Band Bloodgood's Bass Player Michael Bloodgood Suffers Hemorrhagic Stroke

Christian Rock & Metal

Bloodgood have shared the following info about Michael’s death: Dear, Friends – It’s with a heavy heart we share that we lost our beloved,…

Christian Rock & Metal

Former Stryper bassist, Tim Gaines has apparently been the subject of rumors within the Stryper fanbase. Gaines has posted the following on his Official…

Christian Metal Band Bloodgood's Bass Player Michael Bloodgood Suffers Hemorrhagic Stroke Christian Metal Band Bloodgood's Bass Player Michael Bloodgood Suffers Hemorrhagic Stroke

Christian Rock & Metal

Bloodgood has posted the following update via their Facebook page: Dear Friends, Michael Bloodgood has suffered a hemorrhagic stroke and has been airlifted to…

Who Are The Big Four Of Christian Metal? Who Are The Big Four Of Christian Metal?

Christian Rock & Metal

The Big 4 Of Christian Metal

Top 10 Successful Headbanging Bands With A Christian Message Top 10 Successful Headbanging Bands With A Christian Message

Christian Rock & Metal

For this list, a band must have several Christian members, and many of their lyrics must be faith-inspired. The band also has to have…

Yes, Many Christian Rock Fans Enjoy Secular Music Too! Yes, Many Christian Rock Fans Enjoy Secular Music Too!

Christian Rock & Metal

(Editor’s Intro) For some people, the world of Christian rock and the world of music outside that realm are two completely spaces. It’s surprising…

Christian Rock & Metal

The Importance of Stryper In Metal A lot of people just assume Stryper was only big for Christian music. Yes, they paved the way…

Heavy Bands With Christian Messages Who Have Found Commercial Success Heavy Bands With Christian Messages Who Have Found Commercial Success

Christian Rock & Metal

Who says loud music is demonic? Besides the church. And parents. And the black metal fans. And the PMRC. Okay, okay. But the Bible…

Stryper's Michael Sweet Talks About Hypocrisy In The Christian Music Industry Stryper's Michael Sweet Talks About Hypocrisy In The Christian Music Industry

Christian Rock & Metal

Michael Sweet, lead vocalist and guitarist for Christian metal band Stryper has posted the following on his thoughts about the “Christian” music industry on…

Top 15 Christian Metal Bands Of The 80's Top 15 Christian Metal Bands Of The 80's

Christian Rock & Metal

01. Stryper-Stryper has to be at the top of this list. Not because I think they’re the best, but because their contribution to Christian…

Christian Rock & Metal

Michael Sweet (Stryper) and George Lynch (Dokken, Lynch Mob)  have reunited once again to create Unified, the second album by Sweet & Lynch. I…

Christian Rock & Metal

Here’s the latest news direct from Tim Gaines about his dismissal from the Christian metal band Stryper: Howdy folks, Here is a KNAC interview…

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Really Bad Metal Album Covers Of The 80s

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  Battle Axe – Burn This Town Burn this town? More like burn this album cover! Although, apparently this was only supposed to be…

400 + Hard Rock And Metal Bands From The 80s And 90s That You Should Hear 400 + Hard Rock And Metal Bands From The 80s And 90s That You Should Hear

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The 1980s and early 90s saw hard rock and heavy metal go mainstream and reach a large audience worldwide. The genre was split into…

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Some of the greatest punk bands of all time have come from The United Kingdom. While you would practically have to be living under…

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How Many Of These Ratt Facts Do You Know?

Ranked: Extreme's Albums “Best To Worst” Ranked: Extreme's Albums “Best To Worst”

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Extreme’s most well-known line-up included Gary Cherone – lead vocals, Nuno Bettencourt – guitars, keyboards, backing vocals, Paul Geary – drums, and Pat Badger…

Ranked: Cinderella Albums Best To Worst Ranked: Cinderella Albums Best To Worst

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Formed in 1982 by Tom Keifer and Eric Brittingham, Cinderella was one of the biggest bands of the ’80s rock and metal era. Following…

5 Incredible Metal Anime Openings 5 Incredible Metal Anime Openings

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Japan has had an enormous effect on the worldwide entertainment industry. Even Star Wars has been influenced by the legendary Akira Kurosawa. Their music…

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Starting out as a teenager alongside fellow rocker Joan Jett in the now legendary band “The Runaways”, Lita Ford would go on to pursue…

The XS ROCK Top 15 Best Rock Albums Of 2021 The XS ROCK Top 15 Best Rock Albums Of 2021

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#1 Ministry Album: Moral HygieneLabel: Nuclear BlastRelease Date: October 1, 2021 Never one to shy away from expressing his feelings about societal problems, Uncle…

Ranked: Twisted Sister Albums “Best To Worst” Ranked: Twisted Sister Albums “Best To Worst”

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As big of a band as Twisted Sister was, it’s kind of amazing that they only released five full studio albums during their career….

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In no particular order, the top 5 Grunge bands of the 90s were Nirvana, Soundgarden, Alice In Chains, Stone Temple Pilots, and Pearl Jam….

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Many great animes and cartoons have amazing opening themes. Many characters from these shows are also associated with songs because of YouTubers making AMV…

250 Underrated Hard Rock Bands From The 80s And 90s 250 Underrated Hard Rock Bands From The 80s And 90s

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During the 80’s hard rock ruled the airwaves. Quiet Riot’s Metal Health became the first #1 metal album of all time. Soon after the…

80 Lesser Known Hard Rock And Metal Bands From The 80s That Should Have Been Bigger 80 Lesser Known Hard Rock And Metal Bands From The 80s That Should Have Been Bigger

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For every Motley Crue, Def Leppard, and Van Halen, There were many other bands that were really good, but somehow didn’t quite make it…

Should These Songs Have Been Guns 'N Roses' "Ultimate Illusion"? Should These Songs Have Been Guns 'N Roses' "Ultimate Illusion"?

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When Guns N’ Roses released Use Your Illusion I and Use Your Illusion II on the same day back in 1991, a lot of…

Ranked: Ozzy Osbourne's Guitarists "Best To Worst" Ranked: Ozzy Osbourne's Guitarists "Best To Worst"

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If Ozzy Osbourne has done one thing right with his solo career, it’s been employing some of the best hard rock and metal guitarists…

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Motley Crue is a legendary band that became not only one of the biggest bands of the 80s but one of the biggest bands…

80s Rock & Pop

KISS released 8 studio albums during the 1980s. These albums cover a lot of territory including the albums that most likely saved and re-invigorated…

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Australia…the land down under provided some really good metal and hard rock bands during the 1980s. While one of these bands went on to…

The Top 15 Canadian Metal Bands Of The 80s The Top 15 Canadian Metal Bands Of The 80s

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Canada has produced some great metal bands over the years. This list is based on what was considered heavy metal during the 80s. Today,…

The Top 15 Japanese Metal Bands Of The 80s The Top 15 Japanese Metal Bands Of The 80s

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#15 Aion Formed in 1983 by guitarist Izumi Ochiai, Aion started out as a thrash band but would later develop into more of a…

The Top 15 German Metal Bands Of the 80s The Top 15 German Metal Bands Of the 80s

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# 15 Rage Rage actually formed in Germany in 1984 under the name Avenger but changed their name to Rage in 1985 after another…

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Metal has been around for over half a century. Many stars have risen during that time. From the new wave of British heavy metal…

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Sure, everyone who’s a true metal fan knows about “The Big 4” of Thrash, but do you know the other 46 bands that make…

Metal Music Is A Constantly Evolving Art Form Metal Music Is A Constantly Evolving Art Form

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Some of the greatest pioneers of music have been metal artists, ever since the inception of the genre. Black Sabbath, widely credited with creating…

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From the early 2000s to the 2010s emo culture seemed to take over. For some, it was the next big thing. Some considered it…

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