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Songs that Forged Metal-II (1979-1989)

Songs that Forged Metal : Part-II (1979-1989)

Songs that Forged Metal 2As metal entered its third decade, MetalRulz guides you through the Songs that Forged Metal 2 (1979-1989) and bands that shaped it – from AC/DC and Motorhead to Iron Maiden and Guns N’ Roses.


Motörhead – Ace Of Spades (1980)

Steppenwolf might have sung about ‘heavy metal thunder’ first, but the song that illustrates it best has gotta be Lemmy’s relentless ode to cards, dice and dancing with the Devil. Gambling may be for fools, but with a soundtrack like this, it’s the way we like it, baby…


AC/DC – Back In Black (1980)

With a riff that launched a thousand identical-riffs, the title track of AC/DC’...

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Songs inspired by Literature

Rock & Metal Songs inspired by Literature

Sometimes it isn’t about booze ‘n’ birds. So, what is it that inspires bands to write songs? Yes, we all know that ‘Sex, Drugs and Rock N’ Roll’ comes into the equation. With its preoccupation with evil, dry ice and alternately shrieking and growling vocals, Heavy Metal has come by its goofball image honestly. But wearing leather and spikes doesn’t mean you don’t crack open a book from time to time. There are considerably more examples than you might expect, but just to dip toes in an aqueous solution, here are a few Rock & Metal Songs inspired by Literature.

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Top 10 Drug Songs

Top 10 Drug Songs

Top 10 Drug SongsBefore songs like the Beatles’ ‘Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds’, Jefferson Airplane‘s’ ‘White Rabbit’ and the Velvet Underground‘s ‘Heroin’ became commonplace, drug references in popular music were quite rare. When the aforementioned songs were sent out into the mid-’60s’ bubbling counterculture, they served as a secret handshake among like-minded people. Since then, the subject has become familiar on the rock ‘n’ roll landscape. Our list of the Top 10 Drug Songs looks at all sides – the good, the bad and the ugly.


10) ‘Mr. Brownstone’ – Guns N’ Roses

[Album : Appetite for Destruction – 1987]

During that dour period in the ’80s when hair metal and sugary pop ruled popular music, Guns N’ Roses broke through to remind fans that rock ‘n’ r...

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Controversial Album Art : 1980s

List of Controversial Album Art : 1980s

The following is a list of notable albums with Controversial Album Art 1980s (based on nudity and sexuality / religion / copyright / violence & others), especially where the controversy resulted in the album being banned, censored or sold in packaging other than the original one.


Whitesnake – Come an’ Get It (1981)

Controversial Album Art 1980s

The cover features a coiled snake inside a glass apple, with its open mouth closely resembling a vagina. Many subsequent releases of the album have had the snake’s mouth airbrushed over with a solid red.


Metallica – Kill ‘Em All (1983)

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Metallica was going to call the album ‘Metal Up Your Ass’, with the cover featuring a toilet bowl with a hand clutching a dagger emerging from it...

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Glam / Pop Metal

GLAM / POP METAL (1978-present)

Glam Metal (also known as Hair Metal, Sleaze Metal and often used synonymously with Pop Metal) is a sub-genre of Hard Rock and Heavy Metal. It combines elements of those genres with Punk Rock and Pop Music, adding catchy hooks and guitar riffs, while borrowing from the fashion of 1970s Glam Rock.

Pop MetalThe style can be traced back to acts like Aerosmith, the Alice Cooper group, Boston, Cheap Trick, KISS, The New York Dolls and Van Halen. It arose in the late 1970s and early 1980s in the United States, particularly on the Los Angeles Sunset Strip music scene, pioneered by bands such as Mötley Crüe, Quiet Riot, Ratt and the New Jersey band Bon Jovi...

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