A song of the week and tour announcement. Not a bad way to start the first week of October. I have to admit I love talking about Hardcore Superstar because people either love the glammers or really, really, really hate them.
After listening to the latest album from Italy’s own, Simple Lies, it feels as if an older style of metal is making a comeback. Lately I’ve been seeing a hefty amount of 80’s style metal and this group takes that era and fuses it with muscle to give it a mean and bold attitude.
Times have changed greatly since Trixter was releasing megahit videos on MTV and blazing up the music charts with fun and energetic style. Listen to bassist PJ Farley explain how the new musical landscape and business model has actually eased the pressure on him and his band.
Timing is everything. An old axiom that can be applied to scenarios far and wide, it surely holds water in the music industry. How long does it take to be “ready” for the upper levels of the industry, and how hard do you press on the accelerator during the process?
Ever heard of the Premack Principle? It’s a fancy behavioral management term that we actually learned from our mothers. Hearken back to the days of, “Honey, you have to eat your greens first, then you can have a slice of that scrumptious Dutch Apple Pie with the crumble crust.
Asking the question, is Warrant heavy metal, is essentially making a statement about glam metal in general. Warrant is the very picture of glam metal, and what a pretty picture that was. Fronted by the charismatic but troubled Jani Lane (R.I.P.
Lordi is one of those few bands that I listened to highly years ago. During the era of The Arockalypse, I had the album with me at all time wherever I would go, whether in my car or MP3 player, just wherever. Three albums later, and I am back in Lordi mode once again.