Maybe you’ve heard the immortal phrase of: “sex, drugs & rock n’ roll”, and immediately you relate that to some 80’s “hair metal” bands such as Motley Crue, Guns N’ Roses, Poison, Van Halen & many other bands well known by their party habits, their promiscuous behavior, law troubles and abuse of illegal substances.
It’s also known that in the early 90’s, “happy” punk (if you like to call it that way), grunge and other sad, crappy and depressing genres take over the music business, ending with the glam scene golden era.
"That spawned numerous copycat bands of lesser talents that diluted the genre, and the nail in the coffin was the rise of grunge music in the early ’90s. Many hair bands broke up or went on hiatus during that era, but toward the end of the decade and into the 2000s, nostalgia helped propel hair metal back to life. Bands like Poison, Motley Crue and Ratt still are able to draw large crowds to their concerts, although their new musical material hasn’t been as well received."
By the 2000 and on , between all the new music genres and sub genres passing by in this new digital era, the homesick in all great older bands and all the internet music distribution worldwide, a movement started in no other place than western europe mostly on Sweden & Finland, where skilled and talented musicians, bring back the real essence of what Rock N Roll should be!.
"Stockholm is the new Sunset Strip!, there’s more hairspray than the ozone can handle" says Chris Laney, song writer, producer and guitarist for Zan Clan and Randy Piper’s Animal.
"You can see a good or at least a funny looking band almost every day in Stockholm," says Jon of Babylon Bombs. "Chris Laney is right, Stockholm is the new Sunset strip… without the sun."
The sex, the drugs and the real rock n roll is finally back in this particularly point of the world, beneath all the new rock and metal sub genres (where most of them sound exactly the same) this movement is rising faster than anyone would guess and bands like Vains Of Jenna and Hardcore Superstar are achieving the mainstream status and selling albums around the globe.
I see with great joy that this movement is here to stay and you can bet your asses that it won’t go anywhere ;D.
Here they are some random cool facts about the billboard #1 chart new album:
The acoustics return for “Tonight the World Dies” before the album sinks into the rolling piano of “Fiction,” a track originally called “Death” when written by The Rev. The title was changed to honor the band’s fallen brother and to reflect his belief that his life was like a book of fiction; it would be the final song he ever wrote. The album closes with “Save Me” which finds Shadows adding a lyrical exclamation point to the 11 minute track by singing “Tonight we all die young” as the album comes to a close. -Review by Culture Bully