Inconceivable 80’s Metal Facts II
HairMetalGreaser‘s 10 Inconceivable 80’s Metal Facts Part 2
- Vernon Reid of Living Colour played the guitar parts on the Janet Jackson song, “Black Cat”.
- Johnny Depp was a member of Rock City Angels and co-wrote their song, “Mary”.
- Actor, Danny Cooksey from Salute Your Shorts & Terminator 2, was the lead singer of BAD4GOOD.
- The band EZ-STREET from NorCal featured Cliff Burton, Jim Martin & Mike Bordin in their lineup before they broke off to join their more famous bands.
- Before becoming alternative darlings, WEEZER was originally another glam band on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood called AVANT-GARDE before changing their name to ZOOM and then becoming nerdy, angtsy hitmakers.
- Another Strip act called RAZZLE eventually became the band LIT.
- The boys from Vinnie Vincent Invasion kicked out their namesake guitar player, grabbed Tim Kelly and became SLAUGHTER.
- Green Jellÿ/Green Jello, famous for their hit “3 Little Pigs”, recorded the soundtrack for the video game Maximum Carnage.
- The kings of the 90’s metal scene, PANTERA, were a glam band in the 80’s. Yes, for real….
- Tripp Eisen, guitarist for nu-metal band Static-X, got his start in z-list glam metal band ROUGHHOUSE.
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