Poison

WHAT DOES A METALHEAD LOOK LIKE?

Once upon a time, there was a lot of pressure on metalhead to look the part. Teased hair, leather jackets, denim vests (with back patches, of course), and merch out the wazoo were nearly ubiquitous. I refuse to believe that everyone in the ’80s didn’t look like this all the time. (Photo credit: edgebeat.com) That was the ’80s though, and

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WHY ARE THERE SO MANY SONGS ABOUT RAPE?

Ladies and gentlemen, I have some alarming news for you. While browsing DarkLyrics.com, I discovered a terrifying fact: that approximately 100% of metal songs made in the ’80s are about rape. That percentage might seem high, but I assure you it is only mildly exaggerated. Whereas nowadays bands who write songs about rape tend to depict it as brutal and

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FROM THE VAULT – RIK FOX INTERVIEW

(c) Michael Richard Sneeburger Today’s From The Vault is an interview with bassist, Rik Fox who will take us on a trip back through his life, his experiences in the music industry in NY and LA, his tenure in WASP, Steeler, Sin and Surgical Steel and much, much more.

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TOP TEN GUILTIEST METAL PLEASURES

Photo credit: 8tracks.com The other day, I was talking to a friend of mine about our musical guilty pleasures. Now, I don’t really believe in feeling guilty about liking something harmless, so I have to come up with guilty pleasures in a roundabout, detached sort of way. I have no qualms sharing with all of you that I sang Hanson’s

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LITA FORD INTERVIEW

Note: The day after I conducted the interview around which this article is written, my three-month old hard drive crashed, vaporizing not only my entire music collection but also the MP3 of my interview with Lita Ford. Each quotation in the article below was remembered verbatim, and frankly, you just don’t forget the subject matter you cover when you talk

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LITA FORD CONFIRMS NEW ALBUM RELEASE DATE

Lita Ford has announced that her new album Living Like A Runaway will be released on June 19th in North America on SPV/Steamhammer. The album will be available in four different options:  a double LP, limited edition CD, standard CD and digital download. Lita said of the new album: 

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HAPPY METAL BIRTHDAYS – MARCH 15

Today in metal news we wish a Happy Metal Birthday to three musicians who need no further introduction:  BRET MICHAELS The 49 year old solo artist and lead singer of Poison who is currently on his own solo tour, announced that Poison would be joining Def Leppard for a must-see summer tour. Michaels writes on his official website that the tour will be a “live, interacitve, music extravaganza.” Bret is also

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WHAT DOES A METALHEAD LOOK LIKE?

Once upon a time, there was a lot of pressure on metalhead to look the part. Teased hair, leather jackets, denim vests (with back patches,

WHY ARE THERE SO MANY SONGS ABOUT RAPE?

Ladies and gentlemen, I have some alarming news for you. While browsing DarkLyrics.com, I discovered a terrifying fact: that approximately 100% of metal songs made

FROM THE VAULT – RIK FOX INTERVIEW

(c) Michael Richard Sneeburger Today’s From The Vault is an interview with bassist, Rik Fox who will take us on a trip back through his life,

TOP TEN GUILTIEST METAL PLEASURES

Photo credit: 8tracks.com The other day, I was talking to a friend of mine about our musical guilty pleasures. Now, I don’t really believe in

LITA FORD INTERVIEW

Note: The day after I conducted the interview around which this article is written, my three-month old hard drive crashed, vaporizing not only my entire

HAPPY METAL BIRTHDAYS – MARCH 15

Today in metal news we wish a Happy Metal Birthday to three musicians who need no further introduction:  BRET MICHAELS The 49 year old solo artist