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Old 03-25-2018
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30 YEARS AGO TODAY and described by the Swiss band as "Their best and last attempt to keep the band together in a deep crisis", it saw the return of their founding member, bass player Chris von Rohr.

After the albums release today in 1988, which was Krokus' 10th and their best, the rest of the band quit.
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You can tell this is the 80's, not one tattoo can be seen.
btw, THIS should've been Frozen's theme!

https://youtu.be/MRxtFXOe9Pg

It's time to rock-n-roll tonight!

https://youtu.be/zz4P_D_pmUE
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Old 04-14-2018
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35 YEARS AGO TODAY David Bowie released his best selling album "Let's Dance"!

The album peaked at #4 and It would contain 3 of his most successful hits with "Modern Love" and "China Girl" reaching to #2 and "Let's Dance" would hit at #1.

The 1983 album would also contain the future #2 guitarist of all time Stevie Ray Vaughn! In this live performance, Peter Frampton would do the honors:

https://youtu.be/sNiJ1Z2_hfg
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Old 04-14-2018
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35 YEARS AGO TODAY David Bowie released his best selling album "Let's Dance"!

The album peaked at #4 and It would contain 3 of his most successful hits with "Modern Love" and "China Girl" reaching to #2 and "Let's Dance" would hit at #1.

The 1983 album would also contain the future #2 guitarist of all time Stevie Ray Vaughn! In this live performance, Peter Frampton would do the honors:

https://youtu.be/sNiJ1Z2_hfg
Saw him in '87 at the Pontiac Silverdome. I knew Frampton had played with him but never knew Stevie did!
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Old 04-16-2018
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Saw him in '87 at the Pontiac Silverdome. I knew Frampton had played with him but never knew Stevie did!
"SRV was slated to hit the road with Bowie to promote Let’s Dance in May 1983—but Texas Flood was about to come out. The Bowie tour would keep him on the road for a year, keeping him from promoting his own album. Bowie’s management decided to let Stevie open select dates on the tour.

That sounded fine to SRV. But shortly before the tour began, Bowie’s management reneged. Not only would they not allow Double Trouble to open for Bowie, but Stevie couldn’t give interviews about his album while on tour for Bowie. SRV never got to decide whether or not to stay with Bowie. Chesley Millikin, his manager, did it for him.

Moments before Stevie boarded Bowie’s bus, the tour manager pulled his gear and bags off the vehicle. The bus took off without him, leaving SRV on the sidewalk with no idea what to do next. With his new freedom, Stevie put his attention on promoting Texas Flood and turned the loss into a gain."


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Old 04-16-2018
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30 YEARS AGO TODAY!

... and 4 years after they "Rocked You Like a Hurricane", The Scorpions release their follow-up album. It peaked at #5 and went platinum in June.

The 80's was also the decade when grand stages ruled the game!

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Old 04-16-2018
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You guys have probably seen this site. A lot of good info.
http://www.classicbands.com/history.html
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Old 04-17-2018
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45 YEARS AGO TODAY The Eagles release a concept album about the Old West and, especially the Dalton Gang – a group of late 19th century outlaws led by three brothers.

And then there's the title track. One of the band's best-ever songs.

Linda Ronstadt recorded her version of Desperado on her 1973 album "Don't Cry Now". Founding member Don Henley credited Ronstadt for popularizing the song with this early cover of the song and Rolling Stone ranks Desperado number 494 on the magazine's list of "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time."

https://youtu.be/ebL-6-fGJl0
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45 YEARS AGO TODAY The Eagles release a concept album about the Old West and, especially the Dalton Gang a group of late 19th century outlaws led by three brothers.

And then there's the title track. One of the band's best-ever songs.

Linda Ronstadt recorded her version of Desperado on her 1973 album "Don't Cry Now". Founding member Don Henley credited Ronstadt for popularizing the song with this early cover of the song and Rolling Stone ranks Desperado number 494 on the magazine's list of "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time."

https://youtu.be/ebL-6-fGJl0
One of my greatest regrets was not seeing them in concert.... especially the Hell Freezes Over tour. But the $175 per ticket price may as well been $10,000 to me back then.
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Old 04-18-2018
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Old 04-27-2018
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25 YEARS AGO TODAY!

Next to Van Halen’s spiteful parting with David Lee Roth, no other singer vs. band debacle in Rock-n-Roll generated more press or tested allegiances harder than Motley Crue’s ugly divorce from singer Vince Neil in 1992.

And on April 27, 1993, Vince drew first musical blood, reaching to #13 on Billboard.

With ex Motley Crue singer and ex Billy Idol Steve Stevens, one of the top 15 guitar players of all time, played all guitars and bass for the album. The duo toured with ex Ozzy bassist Phil Soussan and ex Enuff Z'Nuff drummer Vik Foxx. Their manager was also an ex, former Dam Yankees and Night Ranger Jack Blades. With all those ex's, no wonder they fought in and out of court and they all lasted for only one album... but it was a good one.

btw, Vince opened up for (Sammy Hagar) Van Halen that year, lol

https://youtu.be/nrpzCiUstw0

Live on MTV:
https://youtu.be/BrskcZK5qNU

https://youtu.be/6QUsyybeEAo
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