Rock/Metal Anniversary – 25 Years of Stone Temple Pilots’ ‘Core’

When they burst on the scene, they were initially written off as a joke.  A wanna be Seattle band from San Diego (which by the way is a lot cloudier and cooler than one might think).  Either way, whether the critics hated them or not, the people loved them.  Continue reading Rock/Metal Anniversary – 25 Years of Stone Temple Pilots’ ‘Core’

Metal Anniversary – 30 Years of ‘Hysteria’

I can’t believe it’s been 30 years of Def Leppard’s landmark album ‘Hysteria’ (because it’s such a fresh record).  In fact, there’s a ton of metal anniversaries this year.  1987 was a great year for heavy music.  Albums from Whitesnake, Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Guns N Roses, Faster Pussycat, Black Sabbath, The Cult, Dio, Dokken, Aerosmith, Kingdom Come, KISS, Testament and countless other bay area thrash bands.  Continue reading Metal Anniversary – 30 Years of ‘Hysteria’

Metal Anniversary – 30 Years of ‘Appetite For Destruction’

18 months ago if you told me that I’d be writing twice a week about Guns N Roses and that they’re pretty much back in every way I would have called ya crazy.  But lo and behold, here I am talking about G N’ Fuckin’ R for the second consecutive time this week.  The subject is of a different matter, that of celebrating a great album that gave way to a new fashion style of the late 80’s Sunset Strip scene. Continue reading Metal Anniversary – 30 Years of ‘Appetite For Destruction’

32 Years Ago This Day, Megadeth Unleash ‘Killing is My Business…And Business is Good’

After a humiliating and cruel firing from Metallica, founding member Dave Mustaine returned to Los Angeles steamed and pissed.  His goal?  Form a new and better Metallica.  With even faster tempos and upped musicianship more commonly seen in the Jazz world.  The result?  Megadeth! Continue reading 32 Years Ago This Day, Megadeth Unleash ‘Killing is My Business…And Business is Good’