Though his extensive production credits span over a near-fifty-year career and will forever remain rooted in the annals of Rock history, Ron Nevison continues to leave his mark on the music industry.
Though heavily influenced by Southern Rock heavyweights ZZ Top, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and The Allman Brothers as a budding guitarist, Brian Forsythe would tap into his musical prowess over the years, most notably with Maryland-based Hard Rock band Kix.
Like most Rock-influenced teenagers growing up in the 1970s, the source of Chris Hager’s musical roots were Alice Cooper and Black Sabbath. However, it wasn’t until the San Diego-based guitarist connected with singer Stephen Pearcy in 1976, that his vision of assembling a band poised for relevance began to come into focus.
Amid a budding New York music scene, Greg D’Angelo hardly experienced a shortage of labor in the early 1980s.
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.