It’s The 80s issue! We look at the decade’s defining albums, revisit some of the scenes and movements, and talk to various artists who lived to tell the tale. Including…
NWOBHM. When Iron Maiden hit the road in Europe to see if the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal could survive outside the UK.
Two members of Girlschool look at what it was like for women in rock when they began, and today.
Alice Cooper was seemingly washed up at the beginning of the 80s, but before the decade was over he was back in the game with an MTV makeover.
By the end of the 70s they thought prog was all over. And few would have bet on on it ever coming back. But it did.
Bands flocked to LA to join its burgeoning ‘hair-metal’ scene seeking fame, fun and fortune. Some made it big. Most didn’t.
The Welsh band Tigertailz’s Sunset Strip dreams remained just dreams. But four decades on, they’re still here, older and a lot wiser.
Jon Mikl Thor: linking Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lemmy and exploding hot water bottles, he was a cult metal star of the 70s and 80s.
For Dinosaur Jr.’s J Mascis, the 80s was a time of noisy punk and alt.rock, paving the way for what would explode that scene: the 90s.
Other features include Europe, Duane Betts, The Hives and more, plus the biggest and loudest rock reviews section on the planet.
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