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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”

 

 

BON JOVI – ONLY LONELY

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L to R: David Bryan, Alec John Such, Jon Bon Jovi, Tico Torres, Richie Sambora

Pictures courtesy of Discogs and The Atlantic

Featured image courtesy of jerrygonzalezart.com

Happy Wednesday Metalheads! To round out our power ballad series for this month, today we take a trip back to 1985 to the second album by Bon Jovi, called “7800 Fahrenheit” for the track “Only Lonely”.

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The song did fairly well on the music charts, putting Bon Jovi on the map, however the band tends to credit their success to their next album, Slippery When Wet. Singer Jon Bon Jovi has stated in interviews that when they recorded this album, the members of the band were all going through a tough time on a personal level and never want to revisit that time of their lives again. The song however was used in the 1987 film “Light of Day” with Michael J. Fox and Joan Jett.

Check out the video for “Only Lonely” below: