Tag: Mötley Crüe

  • Book What The Cat Dragged In: A New Look At Glam Metal

    Book What The Cat Dragged In: A New Look At Glam Metal

    Glam metal.  Perhaps one of the most thoroughly ignored genres of music of the last forty years. The trouble is, when your music is a silo of strange, make-up-infested faux-cowboys with ludicrous hair, flaming codpieces and guitars featuring primary colours that even The Wiggles would find garish, it’s very difficult to get anyone to take […]

  • Could Heavy Rock Be Just A Teeny-Weeny Bit Sexist?

    Could Heavy Rock Be Just A Teeny-Weeny Bit Sexist?

    I’m putting heavy rock on trial! Have your say! Twenty five years on from the peak of heavy rock’s commercial popularity in 1988, this series asks why heavy rockers no longer dominate the charts and seeks to highlight the crimes that Heavy Rock is accused of, and give you the cases for and against. At […]

  • Is Heavy Rock Guilty Of The Worst Lyrics Ever…? The Case For The Prosecution

    Is Heavy Rock Guilty Of The Worst Lyrics Ever…? The Case For The Prosecution

    I’m Putting Rock On Trial! Have Your Say! It is the 25th anniversary of Bon Jovi’s first UK number one album, “New Jersey” – a moment when heavy rock had confirmed its place in the mainstream, capping the momentum built by the likes of Bon Jovi, Def Leppard (number 1 in the US with “Love […]

  • London’s Rock Venues: Now And Then…

    London’s Rock Venues: Now And Then…

    Let me set the scene: 1987. As yuppies carrying brick-sized mobile phones drank Champagne, wearing garish pin-striped suits and highlights in their hair, London enjoyed the benefits of a booming economy as well as its unfortunate side effects. These included a widening gap between the haves and have-nots, and the ghastly sight of yuppies wearing […]

  • Bieber Meltdown Latest: He’s Not The First Pop Star This Has Happened To…

    Bieber Meltdown Latest: He’s Not The First Pop Star This Has Happened To…

    Noel Redding, the Jimi Hendrix Experience bass player had a handy quote for anyone who wanted to enter the music business and who asked his advice: “Study law. Buy a gun…” Not a stun gun though, presumably. What with Rhianna allegedly “romping with £5,000 strippers” (I say allegedly – it must be true – I […]

  • Ratt v Crüe: Who’s best?

    Ratt v Crüe: Who’s best?

    I like Motley Crue. I like Ratt. But which is best? There’s only one way to find out….. Actually, it’s a pretty easy question isn’t it? (no – it’s not “neither”). Not only have Motley Crue sold millions, they have had at least two books in the best-seller lists and have had far more cultural […]