Category Archives: METAL

WHO’S YOUR FAVORITE METAL BAND?

Hey Metalheads! Happy Wednesday! Hope you’re having a great week so far. This month I want to hear from you guys about your favorites. Each week I’ll post two bands to choose from and I”ll also reveal my favorites as well.

Thanks to everyone who voted on their favorite. Last week it was Iron Maiden vs. Judas Priest and Iron Maiden edged out Judas Priest, but it was close. While I am a fan of  both my choice is:

JUDAS PRIEST

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This week our two bands are:

ANTHRAX

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vs.

OVERKILL

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I look forward to reading your responses. Let me know in the comments below and don’t forget to visit us The Metal Wire on Facebook and on Instagram (the_metal_wire). Have a METAL week! Horns up!

 

VAN HALEN – HOT FOR TEACHER – METAL REWIND

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Today we take a trip back to 1984 to the sixth and one of the most popular albums by Van Halen titled “1984” for the track “Hot For Teacher.”

The song which reached #56 on the Billboard Top 100 was one of the most popular videos in rotation on MTV and prompted the PMRC (Parents Music Resource Center) to request that the video and song be pulled from radio and TV due to the “sexually suggestive” lyrics. The beginning of the video shows Waldo (sweet, sweet Waldo) who must face his new surroundings and is very nervous when getting on to the bus. The video also features kid versions of the band members and an impromptu strip show much to the delight of the young kids as well as an excellent solo by Eddie Van Halen.

This was the last album with the original Van Halen lineup of Eddie Van Halen, David Lee Roth, Alex Van Halen and Michael Anthony (except for Van Halen’s Best of which included 2 new tracks). Singer Sammy Hagar replaced Roth in 1986 and sang with the band til his departure in 1996. Former Extreme vocalist Gary Cherone joined the band after Sammy’s departure but parted ways with Van Halen in 1999.

CHECK OUT THE VIDEO BELOW FOR HOT FOR TEACHER 

WHO’S YOUR FAVORITE METAL BAND?

Hey Metalheads! Happy Wednesday! Hope you’re having a great week so far. This month I want to hear from you guys about your favorites. Each week I’ll post two bands to choose from and let us know in the comments below who’s your favorite and I”ll reveal my favorites as well. Last week it was Metallica vs. Megadeth and as promised my favorite is:

 

MEGADETH

 

This week the two bands to choose from are:

IRON MAIDEN

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vs.

JUDAS PRIEST

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I look forward to reading your responses. Have a METAL week! Horns up!

 

WHO’S YOUR FAVORITE METAL BAND?

Hey Metalheads! Happy Wednesday! Hope you’re having a great week so far. This month I want to hear from you guys about your favorites. Each week I’ll post two bands to choose from and let us know in the comments below who’s your favorite and I”ll reveal my favorites as well. Let’s get started for this week:

 

METALLICA

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L to R; Cliff Burton, Kirk Hammett, Lars Ulrich and James Hetfield

vs.

MEGADETH

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L to R: Gar Samuelson, Dave Mustaine, Dave Ellefson and Chris Poland

I look forward to reading your responses. Have a METAL week! Horns up!

 

METALLICA – KILL’EM ALL – METAL REWIND

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Today we take a trip back to 1983 to the classic first album by Metallica called “Kill ‘Em All” released on Megaforce Records.

The band was planning to name the album “Metal Up Your Ass” with the cover art featuring a toilet bowl and a hand clutching a dagger but was changed after suggestions from Megaforce Records. The new title came about after Cliff Burton said in response to the situation: “Why don’t we just kill ’em all?”

The lineup for “Kill “Em All” includes James Hetfield, Kirk Hammettt, Lars Ulrich and the late Cliff Burton. Dave Mustaine, who was the original guitarist in Metallica received writing credits on four of the songs on the album (“The Four Horsemen” (originally titled “The Mechanix”), “Jump In The Fire”, “Phantom Lord” and “Metal Militia”). The album was ranked number 35 on Rolling Stone’s 1989 list of The 100 Greatest Albums of the ’80s and was listed by Kerrang! magazine at number 29 among the “100 Greatest Heavy Metal Albums of All Time”.

What more can you say but Hit The Lights and Jump In The Fire!!

JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS – I HATE MYSELF FOR LOVING YOU

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Pictures courtesy of Rarerecords.com

Happy Wednesday Metalheads! Hope you’re having a great week so far! Today we wrap up our “Metal Women Who Rock” series with a trip back to 1988 to the sixth album by Joan Jett called “Up Your Alley” for the track “I Hate Myself For Loving You.”

Former Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor played guitar on the track and the song was played in heavy rotation on MTV and Headbanger’s Ball.  The song charted on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart at #8 and earned Joan Jett and The Blackhearts a Grammy nomination for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.

Jett, who turns 61 this year shows no signs of slowing down and is not only still making music, but she has also made guest appearances in several TV shows and films. She is also currently active in the sports world and is a huge supporter of the US Armed Forces touring across the world for United Service Organizations, Inc. for over 20 years.

CHECK OUT THE VIDEO FOR “I HATE MYSELF FOR LOVING YOU”

 

 

LIZZY BORDEN – ME AGAINST THE WORLD – METAL REWIND

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Today we take a trip back in time to 1987 and a song that never gets tired, Me Against The World by Lizzy Borden from their Visual Lies album. Formed in 1983 in Los Angeles, Lizzy Borden who specialize in “shock rock” were one of the prominent bands featured in “The Decline of the Western Civilization 2:  The Metal Years” movie by Penelope Spheeris . 

This song is a personal favorite of mine and every single time I listen to it, I get pumped up to fight against any adversity that happens in my life. If I have to fight, then as Lizzy sings “my strength is in my will.” Check out the video for the song and the definite 80’s throwback style.

ME AGAINST THE WORLD