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Gimme Five: 1980s ‘Hair Ballads’ That Don’t, You Know, Suck

Gimme Five: 1980s ‘Hair Ballads’ That Don’t, You Know, Suck

I bristle when folks dismiss everything from this era as garbage.

Skid Row – Rise of the Damnation Army: United World Rebellion, Chapter 2 (2014)

Skid Row – Rise of the Damnation Army: United World Rebellion, Chapter 2 (2014)

It seems, finally, that Skid Row has found its way again.

Fred Phillips’ Best of 2013 (Metal and Hard Rock): Amon Amarth, Tom Keifer, Black Sabbath, Carcass

Fred Phillips’ Best of 2013 (Metal and Hard Rock): Amon Amarth, Tom Keifer, Black Sabbath, Carcass

Any time my year-end list starts with more than 20 candidates, it’s been a pretty metal year for me. That was the case for 2013

Fred Phillips’ Mid-Year Best Of 2013 (Hard Rock and Metal): Tom Keifer, Black Sabbath, Skid Row

Fred Phillips’ Mid-Year Best Of 2013 (Hard Rock and Metal): Tom Keifer, Black Sabbath, Skid Row

It’s been a really solid year for hard rock and metal so far. At six months, I’m often adding mediocre albums that I know won’t make the final list to get to 10. This year, I actually had to make a tough call or two.

Skid Row – United World Rebellion, Chapter One EP (2013)

Skid Row – United World Rebellion, Chapter One EP (2013)

After a very uneven first album with new singer Johnny Solinger and a second album that was full of jokey novelty tunes, I didn’t hold out much hope for the future of Skid Row. Until now.

T&N – Slave to the Empire (2012)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAkZzoVVLCc&w=500&h=305] What do you get when you mix the three original members of Dokken who were not named Don Dokken with drummer Brian Tichy and guest shots from a few of the best singers in the hard rock realm? A surprisingly solid and vibrant record.

Forgotten series: Skid Row – Slave to the Grind (1991)

Damn, this record is awesome. Even 20 years later, I consider it one of the finest hard rock records ever, and certainly among the best of its time period.

Massive Titans of Rock tour will include members of Guns n' Roses, Def Leppard, Kiss, Metallica, others

An armada of metal standouts will join forces for an unprecedented tour aptly titled Titans of Rock, including members of Guns n’ Roses, Def Leppard, Deep Purple, Kiss, Metallica and others.

Fred Phillips’ Top Albums for 2011: Metal and Hard Rock

Fred Phillips’ Top Albums for 2011: Metal and Hard Rock

I can guarantee that this list will be the first-ever mention of several of these bands on Something Else!, but you might find something worth checking out.

Forgotten series: Skid Row – Subhuman Race (1995)

by Fred Phillips The evolution of Skid Row is an interesting study. Most people will remember hit ballads “I Remember You” and “18 and Life” from the self-titled and most commercial of their releases in 1989.

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