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Old 08-10-2018
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30 YEARS AGO TODAY WINGER RELEASES THEIR 1ST ALBUM and a lot of successful musicians look back on their careers and talk about being at the right place at the right time. Whether it was The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Metallica, U2 or Nirvana, any massively successful band owes at least a portion of its success to good timing.

If you could create an equation that measured musical quality and timing, Winger might have the biggest disparity of any band in history.

https://youtu.be/rznWN8USBqQ

Winger is one of the most ridiculed bands of all time. Yet anyone who actually dives into the band's catalog will find a group with all the technical ability and song craft of any great rock band.

https://youtu.be/etTw2R6tD-s

Kip Winger says he understands how he and his band came to be the butt of so many jokes and of so much abuse over the years. "Strike one: Me and my band arrived a few years too late, as the 80's was almost over and Nirvana was about to change everything. Strike two: My biggest musical influences were classical masters and not rock bands. Strike three: I had a background in ballet and theatre and not the bar, alcohol and drug scene that other rock bands required to be popular".

https://youtu.be/D1IOJs6H9qg

30 years, back in the day when bands actually sing and play instruments. Plus the music sounded just as good live as they did recorded!

https://youtu.be/I2cSgUwVxgU
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Old 08-16-2018
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Incubus my favorite band and of course Morris day and the Time
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Old 08-16-2018
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RIP singer Jill Janus, center, passed away Tuesday and was reported today. She was 43.

Founder of heavy metal band Huntress, she also co-founded with the great guitarist Nita Strauss, the all girl band The Starbreakers, that covered all the 80's metal hits.

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Old 08-17-2018
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RIP Aretha Franklin another great singer in the books.
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Old 08-17-2018
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RIP Aretha Franklin another great singer in the books.
The queen of soul and the king of rock died on the same day.
RIP king and queen.
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Old 08-20-2018
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Almost 40 years ago, the 80's brought us a new kind of music: The power ballad. Every rock-n-roll band had to have one on every album produced during that decade.

Today in 1990, as the 80's music was winding down and Nirvana was on the horizon, Queensryche released the Empire album that contained the last power ballad and perhaps the best one ever made!

https://youtu.be/Lnrcgzf8o3k

The tune made it to #9 on Billboard and the album reached to #7 and triple platinum, their biggest selling to date.
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Old 08-23-2018
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35 YEARS AGO TODAY RATT WAS BORN!

Perfect birthday video!

https://youtu.be/o1PkQsOdfdc

(RIP Robbin Crosby)
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Old 08-23-2018
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On Ratt's 35 anniversary today, Top Fuel and Funny Car sponsor, ESPN/ESPN2 NHRA song creator, the original vocalist, and founding member of the platinum selling hard rock band, 62 year old Stephen Pearcy has announced the release of his highly anticipated fifth solo album, “View To A Thrill” on November 9th!

https://youtu.be/7nqY8PJw_lg
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Old 09-06-2018
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After 25 long years... STEVE IS BACK!

https://youtu.be/asOazsx6gIY

For a dude who is 69... yes... 69 years old (with a hip replacement and arthritis). he looks and sounds fantastic! We missed you Steve!

Journey stopped being Journey after this man left.

Pre-orders have begun! Release date is Oct. 5th. The CD "Deluxe Version" contains 5 extra songs!

Steve's personal message to us fans on why its taken 25 years for arguably the greatest vocalist in rock-n-roll deciding to sing again:



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Old 09-07-2018
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30 YEARS AGO YESTERDAY Metallica released arguably their greatest album "And Justice or All", containing perhaps their greatest tune.

"ONE", a story about a WWI soldier who is severely wounded  —  arms and legs blown off by a landmine, blind and unable to speak or move  —  begging God to take his life as he feels constant pain. His only hope is to devise a way to communicate with the hospital staff.

The album peaked at #6 and the song would be the bands first top 40 hit. The next year they played it on the Grammy's and the following year it would go on to win the 1990 Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance.

https://youtu.be/WM8bTdBs-cw

Still got my ticket stub from Jan 15 1989. Queensryche opened up. Ticket was only $16 for these two great bands.
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