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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...

If Looks Could Kill – The Resurrection of Heart

During the first half of the 1980s the American music landscape changed significantly. The attention had moved away from the East...

Pornography and the Unmaking of The Cure

On Friday 11 June 1982 The Cure appeared at the Ancienne Belgique concert hall in the Belgian city of Brussels to...

New York Groove – When KISS Released Four Solo Albums in One Day

On 30 January 1973 barely a dozen patrons crammed together in a rundown venue in Queens, New York known as the...

Devil on the Run – Jon Bon Jovi’s Blaze of Glory

By 1990 Bon Jovi had become one of the most successful rock groups in the world, having produced two multi-Platinum albums...

Arcade Summer – The ’80s Electronica Renaissance of Synthwave

Art could best be described as a time machine. A photograph or paining captures a moment frozen forever, while motion pictures...

Bad Facts Make Bad Law – Artistic Freedom vs. the PMRC

‘This is one senator that might be interested in legislation and/or regulation to some extent, recognising the problem with free right...

Wild Angels – How Pretty Boy Floyd Took On Hollywood

By 1989 the glam metal cycle was slowly grinding to a halt and bands like Poison and Faster Pussycat had begun...