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MOTLEY CRUE REMINDS US TO CONTINUE TO SHOUT AT THE DEVIL 37 YEARS LATER – METAL REWIND

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L to R: Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil, Mick Mars and Tommy Lee

Pictures courtesy of Wikipedia

Happy Friday Metalheads! Hope you all had a great week. Today we celebrate the release of one of the most ground breaking metal albums released on September 26, 1983, by the one and only Motley Crue called “Shout at the Devil” on Elektra Records.

This is the album that put Motley Crue on the map and pushed the band to international stardom.  When the album was first released, the band came under fire for not only the use of a pentagram on the cover, but also the album title. Additionally, the band were presumed to be Satan worshipers. Bassist Nikki Sixx  explained in several interviews that the title is “Shout AT the Devil”  not with the devil and was surprised that others seemed to get a different impression. To quell the controversy, when future editions of the album were released, the cover was changed to pictures of the 4 members of the band.

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Shout at the Devil reached #17 on the Billboard 200 chart and the songs “Looks That Kill” and “Too Young to Fall in Love” were chart hits as well. The videos for both songs were extremely popular on Headbanger’s Ball on MTV .

The track listing for “Shout at the Devil” is as follows:

  1. In The Beginning
  2. Shout at the Devil
  3. Looks That Kill
  4. Bastard
  5. God Bless the Children of the Beast (instrumental)
  6. Helter Skelter (Beatles cover)
  7. Red Hot
  8. Too Young to Fall in Love
  9. Knock ‘Em Dead, Kid
  10. Ten Seconds to Love
  11. Danger

“In the Beginning” is narrated by engineer and producer Geoff Workman, who worked with such bands as Queen, Twisted Sister and Journey to name a few.

While the band has vowed and signed a contract that they will never tour as Motley Crue again, band recorded songs for the movie adaptation of their autobiography “The Dirt.” The Crue legacy lives on and this album will NEVER get old!

SO COME NOW CHILDREN OF THE BEAST, 

BE STRONG AND SHOUT AT THE DEVIL

VINNIE VINCENT INVASION – LOVE KILLS – METAL REWIND

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L to R: Dana Strum, Mark Slaughter, Vinnie Vincent and Bobby Rock

Today we take a trip back to 1988 to the second and last album by Vinnie Vincent Invasion called “All Systems Go” for the track “Love Kills.”

Former KISS guitarist Vinnie Vincent formed the band in 1984 with future Slaughter bassist Dana Strum.  After original (and former Journey) singer Robert Fleishman left the band over a contract dispute, Vinnie hired singer Mark Slaughter to handle the vocal duties. The album hit #64 on the Billboard 200 chart and the song was featured in “A Nightmare On Elm Street 4: The Dream Master.”

After touring in 1988 to promote the album, Vinnie Vincent Invasion broke up and Mark and Dana went on to form Slaughter, who are still currently touring today. Drummer Bobby Rock is still involved in the music business, playing on different projects and as a session drummer. Vinnie, who disappeared from music for many years, made his return by attending the 2018 KISS Expo and although he had announced some return shows they ended up being canceled. He did, however, perform last summer for his birthday in Nashville at a show called Vinnie Vincent’s Birthday Bash and this past December at a show titled Vinne Vincent’s Merry Metal Christmas.

Check out the video below which includes clips from the movie and it’s influence on the band!

MOTLEY CRUE REMINDS US TO SHOUT AT THE DEVIL 36 YEARS LATER – METAL REWIND

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L to R: Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil, Mick Mars and Tommy Lee

Pictures courtesy of Wikipedia

Happy Friday Metalheads! Hope you all had a great week. Today we celebrate the release of one of the most ground breaking metal albums released September 26, 1983, by the one and only Motley Crue called “Shout at the Devil” on Elektra Records.

This is the album that put Motley Crue on the map and pushed the band to international stardom.  When the album was first released, the band came under fire for not only the use of a pentagram on the cover, but also the album title. Additionally, the band were presumed to be Satan worshipers. Bassist Nikki Sixx  explained in several interviews that the title is “Shout AT the Devil”  not with the devil and was surprised that others seemed to get a different impression. To quell the controversy, when future editions of the album were released, the cover was changed to pictures of the 4 members of the band.

secondshoutcover

Shout at the Devil reached #17 on the Billboard 200 chart and the songs “Looks That Kill” and “Too Young to Fall in Love” were chart hits as well. The videos for both songs were extremely popular on Headbanger’s Ball on MTV .

The track listing for “Shout at the Devil” is as follows:

  1. In The Beginning
  2. Shout at the Devil
  3. Looks That Kill
  4. Bastard
  5. God Bless the Children of the Beast (instrumental)
  6. Helter Skelter (Beatles cover)
  7. Red Hot
  8. Too Young to Fall in Love
  9. Knock ‘Em Dead, Kid
  10. Ten Seconds to Love
  11. Danger

“In the Beginning” is narrated by engineer and producer Geoff Workman, who worked with such bands as Queen, Twisted Sister and Journey to name a few.

While the band has vowed and signed a contract that they will never tour as Motley Crue again, band recorded songs for the movie adaptation of their autobiography “The Dirt.” The Crue legacy lives on and this album will NEVER get old!

SO COME NOW CHILDREN OF THE BEAST, 

BE STRONG AND SHOUT AT THE DEVIL

VINNIE VINCENT INVASION – LOVE KILLS – METAL REWIND

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L to R: Dana Strum, Mark Slaughter, Vinnie Vincent and Bobby Rock

Today we take a trip back to 1988 to the second and last album by Vinnie Vincent Invasion called “All Systems Go” for the track “Love Kills.”

Former KISS guitarist Vinnie Vincent formed the band in 1984 with future Slaughter bassist Dana Strum.  After original (and former Journey) singer Robert Fleishman left the band over a contract dispute, Vinnie hired singer Mark Slaughter to handle the vocal duties. The album hit #64 on the Billboard 200 chart and the song was featured in “A Nightmare On Elm Street 4: The Dream Master.”

After touring in 1988 to promote the album, Vinnie Vincent Invasion broke up and Mark and Dana went on to form Slaughter, who are still currently touring today. Drummer Bobby Rock is still involved in the music business, playing on different projects and as a session drummer. Vinnie, who disappeared from music for awhile, made his return by attending the 2018 KISS Expo and is slated to perform his first concert since his comeback, this coming December.

Check out the video below which includes clips from the movie and it’s influence on the band!

SHOUT AT THE DEVIL TURNS 35!

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L to R: Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil, Mick Mars and Tommy Lee

Pictures courtesy of Wikipedia

Today marks the 35th anniversary of one of the most ground breaking metal albums released on this day, September 26 in 1983, by the one and only Motley Crue called “Shout at the Devil” on Elektra Records.

This is the album that put Motley Crue on the map and pushed the band to international stardom.  When the album was first released, the band came under fire for not only the use of a pentagram on the cover, but also the album title. Additionally, the band were presumed to be Satan worshipers. Bassist Nikki Sixx  explained in several interviews that the title is “Shout AT the Devil”  not with the devil and was surprised that others seemed to get a different impression. To quell the controversy, when future editions of the album were released, the cover was changed to pictures of the 4 members of the band.

secondshoutcover

Shout at the Devil reached #17 on the Billboard 200 chart and the songs “Looks That Kill” and “Too Young to Fall in Love” were chart hits as well. The videos for both songs were extremely popular on Headbanger’s Ball on MTV .

The track listing for “Shout at the Devil” is as follows:

  1. In The Beginning
  2. Shout at the Devil
  3. Looks That Kill
  4. Bastard
  5. God Bless the Children of the Beast (instrumental)
  6. Helter Skelter (Beatles cover)
  7. Red Hot
  8. Too Young to Fall in Love
  9. Knock ‘Em Dead, Kid
  10. Ten Seconds to Love
  11. Danger

“In the Beginning” is narrated by engineer and producer Geoff Workman, who worked with such bands as Queen, Twisted Sister and Journey to name a few.

While the band has vowed and signed a contract that they will never tour as Motley Crue again, Vince Neil and Nikki Sixx have both confirmed that the band has reunited and are in the studio only to record new music, as well as songs for the upcoming movie adaptation of their autobiography “The Dirt” which began shooting this past February. The Crue legacy lives on!

SO COME NOW CHILDREN OF THE BEAST, 

BE STRONG AND SHOUT AT THE DEVIL