Tag: Hair Metal

House of Metal Presents, BANG TANGO, Friday, April 12, 2013, Malone’s Bar and Grill, Santa Ana, CA

House of Metal Presents, BANG TANGO, Friday, April 12, 2013, Malone’s Bar and Grill, Santa Ana, CA During the glory days of The 80s Sunset Strip music scene, Bang Tango got unfairly lumped in with the Hair Metal genre. Granted, the members had jet-black hair, and a bit of eyeliner (in an attempt to fit …

A New Guitarist for U.D.O.

Guitarist Andrey Smirnov has joined the ranks of U.D.O.  He replaces Stefan Kaufmann, who left the group late last year for health reasons. Commented U.D.O.: “It was a long search and we met a lot of talented musicians. But at the end, it was an easy decision since Andrey is the perfect fit for the band (as a friend …

IWRESTLEDABEARONCE Premiering Their Horror Movie ‘A Beary Scary Movie’ in Hollywood – FREE Screening

Iwrestledabearonce are premiering their first horror movie A Beary Scary Movie which will debut on Monday, October 8, 2012 at Laemmle’s Noho 7 Theater in North Hollywood, CA.  The event is free and open to the public and the band will be there for the screening and will meet fans and answer questions. Seating is limited, …

L.A. Rock Promoter Offends Musicians in Interview; Regrets Some of His Words

Julian Douglas is a Los Angeles rock promoter specializing in bringing all the old hair-metal bands back to life. Julian has promoted shows at some of the best venues in Los Angeles including the Greek Theatre, Nokia Theatre, the Key Club, the Brixton South Bay and has booked everyone from ABC to ZZ Top.  Douglas …

BANG TANGO To Appear at Malone’s Bar and Grill Friday, April 6th!

With the demise of The Galaxy in Santa Ana (where ownership changed hands to someone that is totally clueless, in regards to booking real music, read: 70s/80s hard rock/metal), Malone’s Bar and Grill has been picking up their slack. Slowly, but surely, building up a loyal following of patrons, promoter Jackie Davis has been pretty …

POISON Members Sued For Stealing Songs?

Members of Poison, including frontman-turned-reality-TV-celebrity Bret Michaels, have been hit with a lawsuit claiming that four of their songs were stolen from another band according to The Hollywood Reporter’s Eriq Gardner. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday in Illinois federal court, isn’t over recently created work, but rather over old hits, including Talk Dirty To Me, I …

Concert Review: Sebastian Bach at the Chance; reunites with Rob Affuso

It’s been a good 20+ years since the heyday of ” hair metal “, a genre which nearly disappeared when Nirvana’s Nevermind pulled the rug out from underneath everyone and drew the music industry’s attention off the Sunset Strip. I say hair metal “nearly disappeared” because it never really dropped off the face of the Earth. …

Get Your Copy of EDDIE TRUNK’s ‘Essential Hard Rock and Heavy Metal’!

Eddie Trunk’s Essential Hard Rock and Heavy Metal Foreword by Rob Halford In stores NOW! Order NOW! Also now available as an E-book! “Eddie’s name should be spelled M-E-T-A-L. All of us should be thanking him because he has kept this scene alive for everyone.” —Ronnie James Dio, Rock and Metal Legend About the book …

COVERDALE of Whitesnake: “I Have No F—ing Regrets” About Glam Look in the 80’s

Ash Newell Noisecreep recently hooked up with David Coverdale at the Sunset Marquis hotel West Hollywood.  They talked about the 80’s hair metal years with Coverdale laughing and saying “It was a joke.  It was like the Rolling Stones‘ ‘Jumping Jack Flash’ period. We were like, ‘How far can we push this?’”  Coverdale is in …

Music notes: Crue/Poison/Dolls Tour S.A. bound

Poison singer Bret Michaels’ medical issues began before a San Antonio concert last spring. His band, Poison, is coming to the AT&T Center in June. (Associated Press) Now these are rock ‘n’ roll survivors. ’80 hair-metal heroes Motley Crue and Poison will join forces with the New York Dolls, the ’70s glam band that established …

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