Presentation on theme: "1980’s hair bands VOLUME 1. Motley Crue Formed in LA in 1981 One of the first and most influential hair bands. 25.5 million records sold in the USA and."— Presentation transcript:
GETTING STARTED Allan Coffman financed their first album, Too Fast for Love on their own, small, independent Lethur Records label. Signed to Elektra Records and released Shout at the Devil in 1983, which went platinum.
Band’s success was temporarily brought to a halt when Neil was involved in a deadly automobile accident. He was driving under the influence and was convicted of vehicular manslaughter and driving while intoxicated. Neil was incarcerated for 30 days in 1985, did community service and paid a large cash settlement.
By the time he was sentenced motley crue had released theater of pain, which soared up the charts and they had their first top 40 hit: Smokin’ in the Boy’s Room.
Bye-bye Tommy After numerous bitter encounters with Neil, Tommy Lee left the group in 1999 to form Methods of Mayhem. This same year the revamped Crue issued re- mastered editions of all their studio albums.
Causing Trouble The group had many issues with the law, controversy between members, etc. Former members sued for unpaid royalties. Ex-wives accused them of physical abuse Their career took a downfall in the 1990’s with a series of these mishaps and run-ins with the law.
beginnings Formed in 1977 during the New Wave of British Heavy Metal Largely on the strength of their albums Pyromania and Hysteria, Def Leppard became one of the top-selling rock bands throughout the 1980’s, selling over 65 million albums worldwide, including 35 million in the United States alone!
MEMBERS: Joe Elliott: born 8/1/59 in Sheffield, UK lead vocals, guitar Phil Collen: born 12/8/57 in London Guitar, vocals Vivian Campbell: born 8/25/63 in Belfast, Northern Ireland Guitar, vocals Was asked to join in 1992 after the death of Steve Clark in 1991
Rick (Sav) Savage: born 12/2/60 in Sheffield, UK Bass, vocals Was considered a football/soccer talent and he was asked to join Sheffield United Rick Allen: born 1/1/63 in Derbyshire, UK Drums Joined the band at the age of 15; lost his left arm in a car accident in 1984 but with the help of a semi-electric drumkit he still plays. Steve Clark: born 4/23/60 in Sheffield, UK; died in 1991 Guitar, vocals Nickname: The Riffmaster – after coming up with the most original guitar riffs in Def Leppard’s history (and in music history in general)
Studio albums: The Def Leppard Ep - 1979 On Through the Night – 1980 High ‘n’ Dry – 1981 Pyromania – 1983 Hysteria – 1987 Adrenalize – 1992 Slang-1996
Euphoria – 1999 X – 2002 Yeah – 2006 Songs from the Sparkle Lounge - 2008
Debut Album: On Through the Night Fans were, at first, put off by them. They said they were trying too hard to be “American.” The caught the attention of ACDC producer Robert “Mutt” Lange, who was very meticulous and helped them reach their potential. (1981) After this album, Phil Collen replaced Pete Willis, who was fired on July 11, 1982 for excessive alcohol consumption on the job…..
Photograph This single turned DL into a household name Fueled by this and Rock of Ages and Foolin’, Pyromania went on to sell six million copies in 1983 – more than 100,000 copies every week. It’s now certified Diamond
POPULARITY VOTED AS FAVORITE ROCK GROUP OVER GROUPS SUCH AS THE ROLLING STONES, AC/DC, AND JOURNEY. (IN U.S.) THIS POPULARITY IS NOT MATCHED IN ENGLAND, A FACT WHICH GREATLY BOTHERED THE BAND…….
1989: Favorite Heavy Metal Artist and Favorite Heavy Metal Album (Hysteria) at the American Music Awards By 1990 the band had sold more records than any other rock band in the US, with the exception of Van Halen and Journey 2000 – inducted into the Rock Walk of Fame
ALLEN’S ARM DRUMMER LOST HIS ARM WHEN HE WAS SPEEDING HIS CORVETTE AND SWERVED OFF THE ROAD ON A SHARP BEND, WHICH MADE HIM GO THROUGH A DRUGSTORE WALL. PRACTICED DRUMMING WITH PILLOWS AND REALIZED HIS LEGS COULD DO SOME OF THE WORK PREVIOUSLY DONE WITH HIS ARMS.
FOURTH ALBUM: “HYSTERIA” 1987 “Animal” reached #6 in the UK and finally turned the band into stars in their home country Album sales slower in the US until the 4 th single, “Pour Some Sugar on Me” hit #2 and the album finally reached the top of the US charts in 1988. This video was #1 on MTV for a record 73 days.
Fifth album Recording sessions for the fifth album, Adrenalizer, (March 1992) were suffereing due to Clark’s alcoholism. He died from an accidental mix of prescription drugs and alcohol in January of 1991. The album entered at #1 on US and UK charts. Six hit singles and sold seven million copies worldwide
NEXT ALBUM! SLANG 1996 Marked a drastic musical departure for the band by featuring darker lyrics and a striped – down alternative rock edge.
EUPHORIA RETURNED TO CLASSIC SOUND 1999 CERTIFIED GOLD IN US AND CANADA
SKIPPING AHEAD: 10 TH ALBUM “X” 2002 MUSICAL DIRECTION MOVING TOWARDS POP AND FURTHER AWAY FROM IT’S HARD ROCK ROOTS. LEAST SUCCESSFUL RELEASE…….
GUNS n’ ROSES Formed in Hollywood in 1985 under frontman and co-founder Axl Rose
Members Axl Rose: vocals Izzy Stradlin: rhythm guitar Tracii Guns: lead guitar Ole Beich: bass Rob Gardner: drums Beich was replaced by Duff McKagan and Guns was replaced by Slash after only two gigs. Gardner was soon replaced by Steven Adler.
NUMEROUS LINE-UP CHANGES AND CONTROVERSIES AXL IS THE ONLY CONSISTENT AND ORIGINAL MEMBER SOLD MORE THAN 100 MILLION ALBUMS WORLDWIDE INCLUDING SHIPMENTS OF 45 MILLION IN THE US
ALBUMS SIX STUDIO ALBUMS THREE EP’S ONE LIVE ALBUM
STYLE FUSION OF PUNK ROCK, BLUES- ROCK, HEAVY METAL AND HARD ROCK USED A HORN SECTION FOR ½ OF THE “USE YOUR ILLUSION” TOUR.
INFLUENCES Finnish band Hanoi Rocks Queen AC/DC The Rolling Stones Rose Tattoo Led Zeppelin Aerosmith
Influences continued….. Black Sabbath New York Dolls
DISCOGRAPHY 1987: Appetite for Destruction 1988: G N’R Lies 1991: Use Your Illusion 1 1991: Use Your Illusion 11 1993: The Spaghetti Incident? 2008: Chinese Democracy
American music awards Favorite pop/rock single: - sweet child o’ mine (- 1989 Favorite heavy metal/hard rock artist and favorite heavy metal/hard rock album – Appetite For Destruction – 1990 Favorite Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Artist 1992
Other awards 3 grammy….. Nominations.. World music awards:- 1993- World’s best- selling hard rock artist of the year Number 9 on vh1 “100 greatest artists of hard rock