Amid a budding New York music scene, Greg D’Angelo hardly experienced a shortage of labor in the early 1980s.
Before invigorating German Heavy Metal powerhouse Accept with his New Jersey zest over a decade ago, Mark Tornillo was all but detached from the music industry.
The heralded axman, who proved to be the driving force behind his latest venture, The End Machine: Phase2, shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.
While Mick enjoys retirement life amid the scorching Arizona heat, his brother, dubbed “Mild” Steve Brown by Lynch, captured his brother’s exuberance and thunderous drum fills on The End Machine: Phase 2.
Before achieving mainstream success and earning a spot on the Mount Rushmore of perhaps the most transcendent era in music history, the humble beginnings of Poison were established in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, in 1983.
Praised for the evolution of the multi-fingered tapping technique he once discovered in Seattle in the mid-1970s, Lynch had a prominent hand in introducing a more technical style to the guitar community.
I recently sat down with Rudy to discuss his stint with Ozzy, bond with Randy Rhodes, the reemergence of Rock music in the early 1980s, the impact of Metal Health and sudden rise of Quiet Riot, and more.
If you’ve been searching for a book that chronicles the gradual rise of the Hard Rock and Hair Metal genre of the 1980s, including the compelling backstories of many prominent figures of the era, you’ll want to grab a copy of Nöthin’ But a Good Time and let the good times roll.
Though his journey through the music industry was often hindered by roadblocks and detours, Michael Kelly Smith managed to weather the storm while continually forging ahead in steadfast pursuit of his next endeavor.
To say that Jeff Plate was elated to learn of the positive reviews that his solo project of over 30 years yielded would be an understatement.