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  • Poison survives as one of hair metal's most enduring bands

    Poison survives as one of hair metal's most enduring bands

    One of the most recognizable hair metal hands in the history of the genre is Poison. While they were never the loudest or raunchiest, they seemed to have the music that was able to cross genres and remain, to this day, the most recognizable. Also, thanks to lead singer Bret Michaels, they have also...
  • Nine Inch Nails provides brilliance as a one-man show

    Nine Inch Nails provides brilliance as a one-man show

    Hitting the scene when hair metal was at its zenith, Trent Reznor tried to shake up the music world when he released his first Nine Inch Nails album in 1988. Industrial metal at its finest, Nine Inch Nails was also an anomaly at the time. In an era of bands and solo singers, Reznor created an album...
  • Warrant remains proof that a bad attitude can cripple a band's success

    Warrant remains proof that a bad attitude can cripple a band's success

    In a perfect example of how a bad attitude can almost cripple a band, the outbursts of Warrant lead singer Jani Lane almost destroyed his band. Just like many hair metal bands that died when grunge roared into the spotlight, Lane saw it coming and caused Warrant to exit the scene earlier than most...
  • Time is right for Wally Backman to take over as New York Mets manager

    Time is right for Wally Backman to take over as New York Mets manager

    New York Mets manager Terry Collins officially went on the hot seat following a disastrous road trip that included back-to-back sweeps in San Francisco and Chicago, according to a June 8 report from ESPN. The Mets' trip out West couldn't have gone much worse, as they dropped three in a row to the...
  • Garth Brooks goes from a small town boy to the best selling artist of all time

    Garth Brooks goes from a small town boy to the best selling artist of all time

    It seems almost hard to believe that a small town musician who started out in a cover band performing Kiss songs would become the best selling country music star of all time. It seems even harder to believe that country music star Garth Brooks would become so huge that his albums would outsell every...
  • Avril Lavigne morphs from skater girl to Canadian pop rock royalty

    Avril Lavigne morphs from skater girl to Canadian pop rock royalty

    Avril Lavigne has come a long way since getting her first taste of the spotlight back in 1999. At the tender age of 15, the young Napanee, Ont. native received her initial brush with fame, winning a local radio contest to perform a song in concert with her childhood idol, Shania Twain. The feisty...
  • Dave Koz reigns as 'Mr. Congeniality' of smooth jazz

    Dave Koz reigns as 'Mr. Congeniality' of smooth jazz

    Talented, charismatic and upstanding, Dave Koz is the face of smooth jazz. The genre couldn't ask for a better ambassador than the saxophonist, who's racked up more than a dozen albums and multiple Grammy nominations over his almost 25-year solo career, and is also one of the true gentlemen of music...
  • Toby Keith created his success and it keeps growing

    Toby Keith created his success and it keeps growing

    Toby Keith is an international superstar known for his singing and songwriting skills that have created 32 No. 1 singles, including his No. 1 single "Should've Been A Cowboy," which became the most played country song of the 90s. Keith’s singing launched a highly successful career that expands...
  • Jenni Rivera's '1969-Siempre... En Vivo desde Monterrey Part 2' video release

    Jenni Rivera's '1969-Siempre... En Vivo desde Monterrey Part 2' video release

    The late Jenni Rivera's voice keeps leaving marks on each of her fans' hearts. Due to the love and impact the diva's death has caused to her fans, a second part to her unforgettable concert titled 1969-Siempre... En Vivo desde Monterrey will be released. But before its official release July 1, fans...
  • The Kinks reportedly discussing reunion shows, new music

    The Kinks reportedly discussing reunion shows, new music

    The Kinks have the unique honor of remaining underrated despite being card-carrying members of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. “You Really Got Me” remains a staple of oldies radio and a handful of the band’s other songs will be familiar to those with at least a cursory understanding of classic...
  • 'The Voice' winner Jermaine Paul no longer in the background

    'The Voice' winner Jermaine Paul no longer in the background

    When Jermaine Paul appeared on season two of NBC's "The Voice," he was introduced as Alicia Keys' backup singer. And you can indeed hear him with the Grammy winner on her singles "Diary" and "Unbreakable." But after rising to Voice victory with the help of country superstar Blake Shelton, Paul is no...
  • Deana Martin honoring her iconic father through her music

    Deana Martin honoring her iconic father through her music

    Deana Martin is blessed with so much style, poise, charm, and sparkle that even teen idol Davy Jones’ eyes twinkled and heart fluttered whenever she was near. Martin has that much impact! Being the daughter of famed icon, Dean Martin, part of her dazzle has simply been passed down to her along her...
  • George Michael forces change to become a songwriting legend

    George Michael forces change to become a songwriting legend

    When George Michael left the boy band Wham!, there was no telling how his solo career would go. However, no one might have imagined that he would quickly become one of the biggest stars in the music industry and was considered one of the finest song writers on the planet. However, that is exactly...
  • 'Rejects' no more: The All-American Rejects find their place in music

    'Rejects' no more: The All-American Rejects find their place in music

    The All-American Rejects have been playing on radio stations across the world for more than 10 years and don't look to be slowing down anytime soon. Tyson Ritter and Nick Wheeler first met in 1997 when they were still teenagers but, it wasn't until 2000 that they made a demo tape. The band, who...
  • Iron Maiden remains icons of metal through tours around the world

    Iron Maiden remains icons of metal through tours around the world

    If any band can take the title of a touring band, it has to be heavy metal icons Iron Maiden. Part of the reason they are so popular in concert has to do with the showmanship they put on, which plays naturally beside their nature as a concept band. It has helped make them one of the most successful...
  • Motley Crue destined to be a band who leaves while still on top

    Motley Crue destined to be a band who leaves while still on top

    After three decades of rock, Motley Crue chose to sign a contract announcing their permanent retirement as a band and set out on their farewell tour in 2014. However, leading into that, Motley Crue withstood some trials and tribulations to rock on for three decades of decadence. It just seemed like...
  • The Monkees fought a lifetime to overcome their television roots

    The Monkees fought a lifetime to overcome their television roots

    If a band ever hated the success they achieved, it was The Monkees. While they were beloved by an entire generation, they were also considered a packaged band that was often seen as a joke. That made The Monkees a band that spent most of their careers fighting for legitimacy. The Monkees were formed...
  • Sixx A.M. allows Nikki Sixx to reveal his inner life through music

    Sixx A.M. allows Nikki Sixx to reveal his inner life through music

    While Motley Crue is the band that made Nikki Sixx famous, it seems to be his side project Sixx: A.M. that has allowed him to bare his soul. While Motley Crue was toiling away and playing concerts here and there with little new music, Sixx started up his own project based on his bestselling...
  • Stryper continues to spread the word through their metal

    Stryper continues to spread the word through their metal

    One of the most interesting and controversial bands of the '80s hair metal scene was Stryper. Decked out in yellow and black, the band was the most popular Christian metal band in the world, but many questioned if they were really out to spread the word of God. Some wondered if Stryper was simply a...
  • Velvet Revolver rises from the ashes of Guns N Roses

    Velvet Revolver rises from the ashes of Guns N Roses

    When Guns N Roses imploded, it marked the end of one of the most popular bands on the planet. While Axl Rose kept the band active, he was the only member remaining so it was never the same. That made the arrival of Velvet Revolver something for old school Guns N Roses fans to get excited about. In...
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