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Guns, God and the Government – How Holy Wood Was Marilyn Manson’s Call to Arms

Shortly before 11am on Tuesday 20 April 1999 two teenage boys walked through the doors of Columbine High School and while...

Who Dares Wins – Crazy Nights and the Commercial Rebirth of KISS

The eighties saw KISS enter something of an identity crisis. Having spent the previous decade championing hard rock anthems with their...

Just Another Case – Alice Cooper’s Tales From the Inside

By the mid-seventies Alice Cooper had enjoyed phenomenal success as the most loved and hated rock ‘n’ roll act in America. Having recorded...

From Sisterhood to the Flood – The Resurrection of the Sisters of Mercy

As with all good stories the tale of the Sisters of Mercy can be told in three acts. First emerging from...

Anything Goes – Guns N’ Roses and Their Appetite for Destruction

1987 should have belonged to Aerosmith. Having signed to a major label two years earlier, they had already suffered one misfire...

Time for Change – Dr. Feelgood and the Rebirth of Mötley Crüe

By all accounts Mötley Crüe should not have survived the 1980s. In a decade known for its excessive debauchery, the story...

Without Heroes – Music from The Elder and the Fall of KISS

It should have been their masterpiece. A concept album from one of the biggest rock groups in the world and the...

The Great American Success Story – How Alice Cooper Returned from His Nightmare

'I feel kind of reborn,' declared Alice Cooper to Rock Scene in 1987. This was no understatement as the previous year...