Nov
18
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    Kiss Me Deadly by Lita Ford. This song from the Queen of ’80s Metal comes from her 1988 album Lita. After the split from The Runaways, Lita and former band mate Joan Jett continued to have successful solo careers. Kiss Me Deadly was a huge Hit for Lita reaching No.12 on the Billboard Hot 100. She continues to rock today, playing to packed shows for long time fans, like the guy in the photo. Me!

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Nov
17
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    I’m Eighteen by Alice Cooper. This Hit of ’71 was released in November of 1970 and became Cooper’s first Hit song peaking at No.21. The song is from the album Love It To Death and the timing of its release comes at the same time the U.S Constitution was amended for the voting age to become 18.

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Nov
8
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    This weekend is a real big deal in the New Haven area here in Connecticut as the Elm City Music Fest gets under way. Music industry folks from all over the country arrived Friday for conferences and clinics, going over all aspects of the music biz. Also converging on the area were musicians from all over. I spent Friday night at The Spaceland Music venue in Hamden, a neighboring town to New Haven, where bands, solo artists, and duos entertained […]

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Nov
3
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    Stampede by Accept. This Eighties Metal band from Germany has kept their energy level up for the past few decades and in the summer of 2014 released the Blind Rage. From the same band that brought you Balls To The Wall, Accept has kept their Metal chops current with Stampede, sounding better than ever.

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Oct
31
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    Dead Man’s Party by Oingo Boingo. This song from the band’s 1985 album of the same name, was made hugely popular when it featured in the Rodney Dangerfield movie Back To School. The band themselves were also featured in the movie. Oingo Boingo were no strangers to having their music tied to movies as they also had the song Weird Science featured as the title track of the movie with the same name. Lead singer and songwriter Danny Elfman went […]

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Oct
16
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    Rough Boys by Pete Townsend. This song comes off of Townsend’s 1980 solo album Empty Glass. It only saw moderate commercial success, getting occasional radio play on Rock stations, and while there was a video to accompany the song, MTV was in its infancy, so most viewers would only see it on The Midnight Special or Don Kirschner’s Rock Concert. The song itself had its own mystery in its lyrics as to whether it was Townsend’s “coming out” song. One […]

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Oct
14
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    Heartbreak Warfare by John Mayer. This song is from Mayer’s fourth studio album Battle Studies and is also known for its use it the movie Date Night. Heartbreak Warfare seems to keep having a re-surging life by reaching the music charts in 2009 and 2010 and most recently finding itself getting more radio play on contemporary music stations.

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Oct
7
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    Sad But True by Metallica. This song comes from Metallica’s untitled album known as The Black Album. The song was released in 1991 and followed by a video of montage concert footage released in October of 1992, with heavy rotation on MTV, when they actually played videos.

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Oct
2
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    Them Bones by Alice In Chains. Coming from their 1992 album Dirt, this song is one of the band’s heavier songs and packs a punch for its two and a half minutes. Back in the day when MTV played videos, Them Bones had a heavy rotation that helped build the bands popularity among a large audience, pushing Alice In Chains into to fore front of Hard Rock music.

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Oct
1
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    Feel Good Inc. by Gorillaz. This was the second hit for the English virtual band following the song Clint Eastwood five years earlier. This song, released in 2005 from their album Demon Days features rapper De La Soul and shows off the bands bass and drum Hip-Hop side.

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