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As I make clear at the beginning of the Glam Metal episode, Im not a

fan of this metal style. Although I did embrace Ratt, Motley Crue and
Twisted Sister as a ten year old when their music videos were in heavy
rotation, this wasnt the kind of metal that I identifed with as a teenag-
er or continued to listen to in my adult years. It was way too obsessed
with make-up and hairspray for my liking
and not musically-interesting enough to
hold my attention. So going into making this
episode I was worried that (a) the guys be-
hind glam metal would fulfll all the worst
stereotypes I held about this style of metal
and (b) I would end up hating it even more!
When it came time to flm our frst set of in-
terviews for the episode, all my assumptions
were immediately satisfed when Stephen
Pearcy, Ratts lead singer, stood me up not
once, but twice. I was disappointed, but also
pissed, because I felt that here was an oppor-
tunity for Stephen (and glam metallers as
a whole) to ofer a diferent perspective on
glam metal to metalheads like me who dis-
liked this music (as it turns out, Pearcy was one of only two musicians
in 250+ interviews for Metal Evolution who was a no-showsee the
Power Metal episode for the other). But this clearly wasnt going
to happen, at least not with Stephen. But the one musician who did
offer a refreshing perspective on glam metal was Poison drummer,
Rikki Rockett. Articulate, focused, hard-workingRikki embodied all
the things that, at least in my head, were anathema to glam metal. I
appreciated his brutal honesty and
commitment to what Poison want-
ed to do: People wanted to fuck us
or ght usquite possibly the best
quote in the entire series (with
Yngwies More is more coming
a close second!). He made me
realize that although fans like
me may not like his music, one
has to respect the fact that Poison
wasnt the record label-construct-
ed band that many of us assumed they were. Teir goal was precisely to
polarize people with their look and musicand it worked. And if this
attitude isnt metal, then I dont know what is.
EPISODE 5:
GLAM METAL
>> Pere we are we've arrlved ln Los Angeles. And uhh, noL Lhe usual LransporLaLlon, we're ln a leopard
skln llmo, because we're here Lo explore Lhe glam meLal scene.
>> Crowlng up, Lhe one sLyle of meLal l couldn'L sLand was glam meLal, halr meLal, pop meLal, whaLever
you wanna call lL. 1o me Lhe sLyle dldn'L have Lhe power and aggresslon l loved abouL meLal muslc. And
bands llke WarranL, olson and oLhers seem llke boy bands puL LogeLher by muslc execs [usL Lo sell
records. 8uL Lhls sLyle ls sLlll a ma[or chapLer ln Lhe hlsLory of meLal. So l wanL Lo undersLand where lL
came from, and where lL flLs ln Lhe evoluLlon of Lhls muslc.
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MuSlC
>> Clam had emerged from Lhe sunseL sLrlp ln Lhe 1980's and grew Lo become a masslve phenomenon
selllng mllllons of records. 8uL Lhe LA hard rock scene dldn'L sLarL Lhere, a decade earller van Palen
ploneered a new sound and look on Lhe sLrlp, so l'm meeLlng wlLh van Palen basslsL Mlke AnLhony Lo
flnd ouL how Lhey lnsplred Lhe 80's glam meLal movemenL.
>> When van Palen sLarLed ouL ln LA, whaL was Lhe scene llke?
MlkL An1PCn?: 1he scene ln LA ln '74 l Lhlnk lL was klnd of llke, sLlll a very uavld 8owle, Zlggy SLardusL
Lype of deal. Lverybody was walklng around wlLh flared bell boLLoms and plaLform shoes and spandex
and sLuff llke LhaL, and here we are from asadena Callfornla. !eans and L-shlrLs comlng lnLo Lhls whole
scene, Pollywood ls llke a whole oLher planeL. We dldn'L go full-blown glam buL we had Lhe plaLform
shoes and we had sLepped up Lhe look a llLLle blL as we conLlnued Lo play ouL ln Pollywood clubs ouL
Lhere, we were really successful. lL sLarLed Lo really bulld a followlng.
CLC8CL L?nCP: 1hey changed everyLhlng locally here ln SouLhern Callfornla. 1hey were masslve l mean
lL was scary. When all Lhe oLher gulLar players goL wlnd of Lddle lL sLruck fear ln Lhe hearLs of Lhe resL of
us. l was preLLy devasLaLed.
l8AnklL 8AnALl: l never heard of van Palen before. Ldward van Palen sounds llke a palnLer Lo me. So
you know l expecLed Lo see some old guy wlLh a goaLee and a llLLle gulLar slLLlng. When l goL Lo Lhe
Whlsky, l mean Lhe llne was. (03:03:23:21 unlnLelllglble). l wenL ln and all of a sudden l see van Palen
for Lhe flrsL Llme. (03:03:29:22 unlnLelllgble)
MlkL An1PCn?: l remembered we'd play shows and uave would Lell Ld, he'd say Pey when you go lnLo
one of your hammer on solo's, Lurn away from Lhe crowd because we don'L wanL any gulLarlsL ouL Lhere
seelng whaL you're dolng". And Lhey [usL looked aL uave cause uave obvlously was very fashlon
orlenLed, and very physlcal and aLhleLlc on sLage, [usL LhaL look wlLh Lhe long blonde halr and you know
obvlously uave was a very unlque fronL man back Lhen aL LhaL Llme.
8Ln LlLML8: 1hey had lnsplred Lhe whole LA scene because people sald Lhese guys sLarved and suffered
Lhey played Lhe rock scene you know Lhey were hanglng ouL aL Lhe 8alnbow. 1hey dld lL. We can do lL
Loo. And Lhen lL [usL exploded.
MuSlC
van Palen lnsplred ?oung LA muslclans LhaL Lhey could make lL Loo and layed Lhe foundaLlon for Lhe
nexL generaLlon of meLal bands on Lhe sLrlp. lL was MoLley Crew who plcked up Lhe Lorch and really puL
Lhe glam ln glam meLal. So how dld crew klck sLarL Lhe whole glam meLal scene?
vlnCL nLlL: Me growlng up, and when l flrsL goL lnLo slnglng lL was always uavld Lee 8oLh was Lhe guy
LhaL l looked up Lo. uave was klnd of llke me, born and ralsed ln Los Angeles and had LhaL klnd of beachy
vlbe. l saw myself you know ln hlm.
>> Can you descrlbe sorL of whaL lL was llke Lo be Lhere before lL became such a masslve scene?
vlnCL nLlL: lL was [usL a loL of really cool bands on Lhe sLrlp and around Pollywood. SLarLed playlng aL
local places. Clzzarl's, SLarwood and 1rubador places llke LhaL. Llved ln an aparLmenL above Lhe Whlskey
go-go and we wenL ouL Lo Lhe clubs LogeLher, LhaL's where Lhe glrls came ln we would always geL glrls Lo
buy us drlnks or we'd geL some money from some glrls and go buy some cheap alcohol, drlnk lL before
we wenL lnLo Lhe clubs. So lL was a cool scene.
nlC AuLL8: l Lhlnk for any scene on Lhe sunseL sLrlp who evolved lL was because Lhere was some sense
of communlLy aL LhaL Llme. lL was cheap Lo llve on Lhe sLrlp. 1hey weren'L [usL comlng here once a week
or eaLlng here, Lhey were worklng here or parLylng here. 1hey were really able Lo deflne Lhe nexL look
because Lhey llLerally llved lL and dld lL every nlghL.
8Ln LlLML8: 1hese guys Lhey were all sLarvlng ln Lhe early days, a loL of Lhem were sponglng off woman,
woman would buy Lhem make up. Pow Lhey ever goL people Lo buy Lhem all LhaL food l don'L know buL
Lhey dld lL.
MlkL An1PCn?: l mean we dldn'L have any money back Lhen, so everyLhlng we dld was very budgeL.
8uL we had puL ouL our own record 1oo lasL for Love" was our own label LeaLhur 8ecords we had a
small dlsLrlbuLlon. Lverybody passed on us, nobody wanLed anyLhlng Lo do wlLh MoLley Crue.
vlCk? PAMlL1Cn: l loved lL lmmedlaLely. lL was [usL llke, god Lhls ls so dlfferenL and so greaL. l was a
record buyer for Lhe record sLore, Llcorlce lzza LhaL was across from Lhe Whlsky a Co-go. So l puL my
ass on Lhe llne, boughL 300 coples. We made Lhls greaL wlndow dlsplay and we had lL ln fluorescenL plnk
MoLley Crue" across Lhe fronL. And nlcky broughL me whlps and chalns and vlnce came ln Lhere and
dropped a palr of plnk panLles ln my hand and l was llke Lw was somebody acLually wearlng Lhese?"
MuSlC
>> Why was Lhe vlsual presenLaLlon of Lhe MoLely Crue so lmporLanL?
8A88? LLvlnL: 1o make a sLaLemenL, nlcky never felL Lhe muslc was [usL enough. l mean Lhese guys
were Lhe embodlmenL of whaL Lhelr muslc was abouL, whaL Lhelr lyrlcs were abouL. l saw a vlslon of
MoLely Crue as young punk verslon of klSS. nlcky always had a vlslon of belng a real edgy grounded
LheaLrlcal band wlLh no holds barred.
MuSlC
?ou're very keen on Lhe LheaLrlcal and appearance slde, whlch l Lhlnk you're perhaps aL Lhe forefronL
and you do care whaL you're llke on sLage and vldeos ln a dlfferenL way.
lL's our [ob.
l mean we go ouL and we Lry Lo puL on a good show for Lhe klds, and Lry and aL leasL look presenLable.
(unlnLelllglble)
nlCk? Slxx: We sorL of llved ln our own world, we were a mlxLure of a loL of dlfferenL klnds of bands and
lnfluences. MosL vlslbly Lhe uolls, early AerosmlLh and van Palen, and we were Laklng our lnfluences
and wearlng Lhem on our sleeves and when we hlL Lhe sLage l felL an exclLemenL LhaL we always wanLed
ouL of 8ock n' 8oll and Peavy MeLal. We felL Lhe audlence was seelng whaL Lhey had been dylng for.
8A88? LLvlnL: nlcky Slxx was one of Lhese concepLuallzers, he was looklng aL Lhe blg plcLure, how we
look, we wanL Lo have a greaL sLage show, we would do anyLhlng Lo geL a reacLlon.
vlCk? PAMlL1Cn: Pe was always very experlmenLal wlLh Lhlngs. l remember when he goL Lhose leaLher
plaLform booLs LhaL came up over Lhe knee. Pe declded Lhen he was golng Lo do all Lhls pyro-Lechnlcs
sLuff.
vlnCL nLlL: ?ou goL Lhls sLuff called pyro-gel, and you know we [usL wanLed Lo see. leL's llghL nlcky on
flre. Ck cool. Cn sLage we'd have lL on Lhe sword and l'd Louch Lhe candle and Lhe sword would caLch on
flre and l'd hlL nlcky wlLh lL, and we'd llghL hlm.
MuSlC
8A88? LLvlnL: lL would go up and he would [usL brlng hls head back. And lL was llke LhaL was speclal
effecL, one LhaL would puL you ln Lhe hosplLal.
nlCk? Slxx: lL was how many more amps can we geL on sLage, how much blgger could we make our
pyro, we would go see oLher bands and go 'we can Lop LhaL.' ?ou have Lo experlmenL muslcally and
vlsually Lo push Lhe envelope.
MoLley Crue really had an aLLlLude LhaL Lhey were gonna make a huge huge lmpresslon. lf you wenL Lo
Lhe exLreme, Lhey dld LhaL Llmes Len. lL was all blg blg blg blg.
MuSlC
8y 1982, MoLley Crue was slgned Lo a ma[or and esLabllshed Lhemselves as Lhe hoLLesL band on Lhe
sunseL sLrlp. And when Crue and oLher LA meLal bands played Lhe us fesLlval ln 1983, Lhe rock world
sLarLed paylng aLLaneLlon Lo whaL was happenlng on Lhe sLrlp.
MuSlC
>> Peavy MeLal day aL uS 83, Lhe hlghesL aLLended day of any uS fesLlval , esLlmaLes beLween 230 and
400,00 people.
>> ln Lhe early 80's heavy meLal was blowlng up ln Lurope and bands llke !udas rlesL, Scorplons and
lron Malden were beglnnlng Lo make a ma[or lmpacL ln Lhe uS. 8uL when LA newcomers MoLley Crue
and CuleL 8loL played Lo masslve crowds aL Lhe uS fesLlvals heavy meLal day Lhe spoLllghL was Lurnlng Lo
Amerlca.
>> As a young band Lo look ouL Lhere and see rolllng hllls of people where you couldn'L see where lL
ended was [usL unbellevable. We were sLlll [usL klds, Lhls was '83, we hadn'L been on Lour yeL. l
remember quleL rloL opened Lhe whole show, we came ouL rlghL afLer Lhem.
>> We had played Lo Lhe slngle blggesL audlence LhaL l Lhlnk anybody had ever played Loo. And lf CuleL
8loL has never done anyLhlng beyond LhaL daLe lL would have been enough for any muslclans' llfeLlme.
CuleL 8loL l'm gonna go and caLch Lhe seL
?eaahhhh
LeLs do lL
MuSlC
>> CuleL 8loLs performance aL Lhe uS fesLlval exposed Lhe band Lo a masslve audlence buL lL was LA
producer Spencer roffer who owned CuleL 8loLs sound and helped pave Lhe way Lo commerclal
success.
>> 1ake me back Lo when you flrsL meL Lhe CuleL 8loL guys.
>> l was drlvlng around LA llsLenlng Lo pop radlo, Come Cn leel Lhe nolse came on as an oldle by Slayed,
l sald holy shlL lf l could flnd a band Lo slng LhaL song how cool would LhaL be. l wenL ouL Lo Lhls club ln
8eceda Callfornla and Lhese guys were slnglng 8ang ?our Pead, Slnglng parLy all nlghL. So l wenL up Lo
Lhem afLerwards and l sald l'd llke Lo Lake you lnLo Lhe sLudlo Lo record 4 songs , and l sald you goLLa do
a song called Come on 8rlng Lhe nolse. kevln would go, 1haL's noddy Polder LhaL prlck faggoL from
Slayed , no way over my dead body", l sald sorry dude LhaL's Lhe deal.
>> 1he day comes LhaL we have Lo record Come Cn leel Lhe nolse, you know begrudglngly, and l sLarL
playlng and lL sounded preLLy good, and kevln ls slLLlng on Lhe oLher slde of Lhe room and daggers are
comlng ouL of hls eyes aL me llke a carLoon, smoke ls comlng ouL of hls ears and he was [usL llvld.
>> We dldn'L llke Lhe ldea aL flrsL, we dldn'L wanna play lL, you know we were belng llke llLLle braLLy klds,
wah wah wah we're noL gonna do Lhls, we ended up dolng lL and lL was probably Lhe besL Lhlng we ever
dld.
MuSlC
>> When we dld Lhe vldeo for Come Cn leel Lhe nolse and we were openlng up for 8lack SabbaLh ln
8ockford llllnols and we found ouL LhaL nlghL LhaL MeLal PealLh was golng Lo number 1 on Lhe blllboard
charLs.
>> CuleL 8loL was Lhe magneL Lo Lhe movemenL, and Lhe domlnos fell behlnd LhaL, all Lhese oLher bands
goL slgned because you know how Lhe A ln our game works, once you have a blg hlL everyone wanLs 20
of Lhe same Lhlng.
>> lL was when Lhe record companles sald walL a mlnuLe Lhls crazy welrd sLuff LhaL Pollywood ls
manufacLurlng ls sellable, Lhe counLry wlll buy lL.
>> AfLer Lhe masslve success of CuleL 8loL of lL's Come Cn leel Lhe nolse, bands flocked from across
Amerlca Lo LA Lo become a parL of Lhe Clam MeLal scene on sunseL sLrlp.
>> uescrlbe for me why LhaL lL ls LhaL you declded Lo leave ennsylvanla and come Lo Los Angeles?
>> CenLral ennsylvanla ls noL ferLlle ground for muslclans and arLlsLs. So we boughL an old ambulance
and l remember llsLenlng Lo MoLley Crue, 8reLL and l are assembllng floorlng ln Lhls ambulance Lhlnklng
Lo ourselves Pow many people dled ln Lhls Lhlng?" and we goLLa drlve Lhls across Lhe counLry, you
know whaL l mean? lL [usL made sense Lhey had Lhe uS fesLlval ouL here, Lhere was all Lhls energy ouL
here, you know you Lhlnk abouL Callfornla you know you hear Lhese bands on Lhe radlo, you're [usL llke l
need Lo be a parL of LhaL.
>> WhaL was Lhe scene llke ln LA aL LhaL Llme?
L8lk 1u8nL8: lL was freakln' awesome. l mean lL was llke Monday nlghL Lhrough Sunday nlghL, lL
seemed llke Lhousands of people on Lhe sLrlp.
8C88? 8LC1ZL8: 1here was all Lhese bands, you know playlng aL elLher Lhe 1rubador or Lhe Whlskey or
Lhe 8oxy, or SLarwood. 1here was always somewhere Lo go and see someone play. We'd be hanglng ouL
parLylng havlng a good Llme chaslng glrls and dolng whaL we do
1AWn? kl1ALn: 1here were no prlnclples, Lhere was nobody Lelllng you no. lL was also a Llme of
decadence, Lhe lndulgence of drugs, of possesslons and Lhe way LhaL you could really do LhaL and geL
away wlLh lL was by belng a rock sLar.
S1LPLn LA8C?: Look aL Lhese glrls! Pow are you glrls dolng LonlghL! ?eeahhh! Check Lhls ouL , Lhls ls
Pollywood as we know lL Loday.
>> 1he sunseL sLrlp became Lhe soclal neLworklng grounds of all Lhose glam meLal bands, Lhey all had
Lhelr posLers, Lhe poles were abouL Lhls Lhlck wlLh sLaple gun fllers.
>> 1haL's whaL l Lhlnk of ls fllers, fllers, fllers. 1he sLreeLs were covered wlLh flfLy bands ouL promoLlng
Lhelr shows. So how do you make your band sLand ouL from Lhe oLher 30 fllers LhaL somebody goL?
>> 1haL's whaL we wenL ouL and promoLed and where we really really excelled. MosL of Lhe record
companles, almosL all of Lhem passed on us aL leasL Lwlce. ?ou know you goLLa bulld a followlng.
>> Los Angeles was aL LhaL polnL lL was Lhe heavy meLal, or rock n' roll caplLal of Lhe world and we
wanLed Lo be blg flsh ln Lhe blg pond and you goLLa be noL only LalenLed buL you goLLa be deLermlned Lo
make lL cause wlLhouL deLermlnaLlon forgeL lL.
>> We played one glg l remember we had Lo open for somebody, l go 8reLL Lell everyone we're havlng a
parLy when we're done". Pe goes ouL on sLage and Lells everyone LhaL as soon as we are done Lhe flrsL
100 people ln Lhe room aL Lhe parLy up Lhe sLreeL goL free beer. So nobody was Lhere for Lhe headllnlng
acL, everybody was hanglng ouL wlLh us aL Lhe parLy and we were llke man leL's do Lhls every Llme. lL puL
us Lo llke headllnlng sLaLus every nlghL. ?ou know whaL l mean, lL was llke you know, really worked..
?eah. lL really worked.
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>> olson were Lhe klngs of promoLlon aL LhaL polnL ln Llme and whaL happened was Lhe glrls all loved lL,
and Lhe guys followed Lhe hoL glrls Lo see olson and LhaL's when lL sLarLed Laklng off.
uLLnA WLlnS1Lln: 1he woman llked halr meLal because Lhe man were behavlng as Lhey do, Lhey wear
loLs of make up, Lhey spend Llme dolng Lhelr halr, Lhe glrls weren'L parLlcularly lnLeresLed ln gulLar
solo's.
>> ?ou know Lhe really heavy bands haLed us, whlch we LhoughL was cool, we probably goL lnLo close Lo
LhlrLy sLreeL flghLs. eople dldn'L know whaL Lo make of lL, Lhey elLher wanLed Lo fuck us or flghL us. And
l'm proud of LhaL (chuckles).
SCC11 lAn: We never acLually backed beaLlng up people where Lhey wear spandex and blg poofy halr,
buL l cerLalnly never Lold anyone Lo noL do lL.
CA8? PCL1: We were vlewed as Lhe halr bands as our nemesls, we were Lhe dlrLy moLor headers and
Lhey were Lhe slssy nancy boys. 8uL secreLly we wenL Lo Lhelr shows all Lhe Llme cause LhaL's where all
Lhe chlcks were.
MuSlC
>> lf you look aL a sevenLeen year old guy, whaL ls hls lnLeresLs ln llfe? 8elng a real man yeah, and
geLLlng some. And so lf you had Lo choose whlch way you were gonna go, halr meLal. goL you some.
MuSlC
>> 8y Lhe mld 80's, Lhe glam meLal scene ln LA was boomlng, bands were fllllng clubs on Lhe sLrlp and
slgnlng record deals wlLh ma[or labels. Cnce glam meLal vldeos made lL Lo M1v, Lhe movemenL sLarLed
Lo sky rockeL.
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MuSlC
>> 1hls ls lL. Welcome Lo M1v muslc Lelevlslon, Lhe worlds' flrsL 24-hour sLereo vldeo channel.
MuSlC
>> M1v embraced glam meLal glvlng bands a perfecL show case for Lhe sound and look and caLapulLlng lL
from Lhe sunseL sLrlp lnLo llvlng rooms across Lhe globe.
>> 1he mlnuLe 1alk ulrLy Lo Me hlL M1v lL [usL sLarLed Lo Lake off and we goL Lhe opporLunlLy Lo Lour
wlLh 8aLL, Lhe flrsL couple weeks Lhere ls llke 20 people ln Lhe audlence, buL by Lhe flrsL monLh all of a
sudden Lhe place ls fllled up when we hlL Lhe sLage, and LhaL's when l sLarLed Lo go Wow, Lhls ls really
sLarLlng Lo happen"
MuSlC
>> ln Lhose days, everywhere you wenL M1v was on cause lL was Lhe blggesL radlo sLaLlon ln Lhe world.
1here were klds across Lhe globe LhaL wanLed someLhlng LhaL was gonna make Lhem puL Lhelr hands ln
Lhe alr and lL was Lhen LhaL l knew we could Lake Lhls Lhlng around Lhe world.
>> We spenL masslve amounLs of money on vldeos, lL was [usL anoLher avenue Lo geL us exposed Lo a
much larger audlence.
>> 1he mlnuLe you made a vldeo you [usL reached every slngle eye ball ln Lhe counLry, you've llke wow
ok, Lhere's your song, Lhere's your band, Lhere's your look.
>> 1he bands LhaL make lL are Lhe bands LhaL look good on 1v because of Lhe medlum LhaL lL ls, and lL
rewards specLacularlLy. Clam beneflLLed Lremendously from M1v, glam was M1v ready because of Lhe
emphasls on specLacle LhaL already exlsLed ln Lhe llve concerL.
MuSlC
>> l am qulLe sure LhaL lf Lhere was no such Lhlng as M1v we would have never heard of halr meLal.
Cause for M1v, lL's muslc LelevlSlCn, lL's look, Lhe sound was far less lmporLanL Lhan Lhe look.
>> lL was lmporLanL, lL was lmporLanL ln Lhose days. 1he fame was based on Lhe M1v lmage, Lhey had Lo
look Lhe parL and a sLyllsL was broughL ln Lo make Lhem look Lhe way Lhey looked.
>> SLephen always had Lhls Lerm wlLh fashlon meLal back Lhen, because SLephen knew somebody on
Melrose LhaL owned a sLore and had all Lhese cusLom made cloLhes wlLh all Lhe rhlnesLones and sequlns
and crazy puffy coaLs and all Lhls klnd of [unk, everybody had Lhelr halr up blg. 1haL's whaL everybody
dld Lhen. Wouldn'L do lL now, LhaL look, cause LhaL was Lhen.
>> l acLually remember golng Lo Lhe guy LhaL used Lo make ouLflLs, and he made everybody's ouLflLs,
from MoLley Crue Lo krokus Lo 8aLL. Pe had a paLLern he would use, buL he would sorLa [usL change Lhe
Lhlngs on Lhe paLLern or Lhe colors, so we all ended up looklng Lhe same
MuSlC
>> 8y Lhe laLe 80's, glam meLal bands had become medla darllngs and Lhe genre was now a house hold
name. lL was so pervaslve LhaL even esLabllshed 70's hard rock bands hlLched Lhelr wagon Lo Lhe glam
meLal movemenL Lo help re-lnvenL Lhelr careers.
>> WhaL was your role ln worklng wlLh WhlLesnake?
!CPn kALCunL8: l had been a fan of uavld Coverdale and Lhe WhlLe Snakes buL l dldn'L feel llke Lhey
were maklng any commerclal muslc. l LhoughL he was a sLar fronL man, sLar slnger, l LhoughL he had a
medlocre band and [usL average songs. My [ob was Lo make Lhem a commerclal rock band ln Lhe unlLed
SLaLes ln order Lo geL Lhe look LhaL was approprlaLe for Amerlca ln 1987. l [usL hlred Lhe besL sLyllsL, Lhe
besL make-up arLlsLs, besL vldeo maker.
>> l see you guys klnd of goL lumped ln wlLh glam meLal. ..
uAvlu CCvL8uALL: Well yes ln some of Lhe plcLures lL klnd of dlfflculL Lo Lell Lhe dlfference beLween
WhlLesnake and olson unless you hear Lhe record. We worked wlLh Lhe same sLyllsL who was dolng van
Palen, MoLley. lL acLually [usL became more of a [oke Lo us y'know cause lL was [usL sorL of ouL of
conLrol, you know how much eye llner shall we use? l don'L know leL's look llke glrls!
MuSlC
>> When l meL uavld he was l found ouL he was abouL 2 mllllon dollars ln debL Lo Ceffen, buL he was ln a
very hopeful sLage, he was very hopeful LhaL hls album was golng Lo sell.
>> .WhlLesnakes greaL!
>> Ch Lhousands, Lhey're llned up ouLslde for blocks and blocks.
>> lor whaLever reason we call lL Lhe ZelLgelsL, 9 ouL of 10 hoLels LhaL l checked lnLo, when l puL Lhe 1v
on one of WhlLesnakes vldeos was playlng. M1v was Lhe lclng on Lhe cake and lL saved me 3-3 years of
hard road work ln Lhe unlLed SLaLes Lo achleve LhaL klnd of success. 1haL was Lhe lmmense change of
hundreds of Lhousands of records Lo mllllons of records. l was famlllar wlLh belng an underground arLlsL
and sLlll belng successful. 1o be so over ground was sorL of uncomforLable cloLhes. l wouldn'L change a
Lhlng, regardless of Lhe Leaslng, lL was uh, yeah my son of course has greaL amusemenL looklng aL Lhese
phoLos, some of Lhe phoLos aL leasL.
>> 1he older muslclans saw Lhelr opporLunlLy by maklng Lhemselves parL of LhaL movemenL, lL really
ralsed Lhelr career lL makes Lhem currenL. 1hose songs are pop dressed as meLal, Lhey looked llke meLal
buL Lhey were playlng pop songs. So Lhey were able Lo capLure boLh Lhe hard rockers as well as Lhe
female audlence Lhey were able Lo comblne boLh LhaL's why lL became LhaL popular, because LhaL's a
mass appeal audlence.
>> lL had a huge appeal, you know lL was llke loLs of glrls golng crazy, a loL of guys llked lL as well. lL klnd
of looked llke a pop band buL sounded llke a rock band. 1he songs were a blL of boLh anyway so lL had a
real genulne cross over. AL a Llme a really blg rock album would sell abouL mllllon coples, buL lf you
crossed over lnLo pop lL wenL, rlghL Lhrough Lhe roof. ?ou would do a mllllon ln a week aL one polnL and
lL was rldlculous. And LhaL was cool, geez why wouldn'L you wanL LhaL?
>> lf you look aL whlch songs were played mosL ofLen on Lhe radlo, lL was Lhe power ballad, lL was famlly
frlendly and lL's romanLlc, romance brlngs ln LhaL female audlence and so lL sells Lhe resL of Lhe album.
>> A power ballad ls whaL allowed Lhe audlence for heavy meLal hard rock bands of Lhe laLer 80's Lo
become so huge, many people would Lell me lL was Lhelr song whaLever Lhelr song was LhaL Lhey flrsL
klssed Loo, Lhelr flrsL daLe, Lhelr flrsL fuck Loo.
MlCPALL SWLL1: 1he radlo was playlng Lhe ballads, you would achleve success ln havlng a Lop 40 or Lop
20 or Lop 10 or number 1 song wlLh Lhe ballad much easler Lhan you would wlLh Lhe edgler slde of Lhe
record.
>> uld you geL exclLed abouL wrlLlng power ballads from a muslclans sLand polnL?
>> uoes anybody geL exclLed abouL wrlLlng power ballads? l guess we felL lL was a necessary evll, l mean
our power ballads were our mosL successful songs. ersonally Lhe Lhlngs l llked leasL abouL uokken were
some of Lhe Lhlngs we were recognlzed for Lhe mosL and had Lhe mosL success wlLh. 8uL when you geL
Lo Lhe polnL where you sLarL maklng muslc because lL's Lhe muslc you're supposed Lo make raLher Lhan
whaL you wanna make you're deflnlLely compromlslng buL LhaL's whaL we dld.
MuSlC
>> AlLhough glam meLal had become hugely popular ln Lhe laLe 80's, many meLal fans lncludlng myself
felL Lhe power ballads and M1v lmage had gone way over Lhe Lop, and Lhe muslc no longer felL llke
meLal. And Lhen glam meLal sLarLed Lo crash, lLs downfall has long been blamed on Lhe rlse of Lhe
SeaLLle grunge movemenL, buL lL's also been aLLrlbuLed Lo Lhe masslve lmpacL of LA hard rockers Cuns n'
8oses.
>> ?ou know Lhe hlsLory of books klnd of poslLloned C and 8 ln a way as belng sorL of a glanL klller.
SLASP: Well you know l wouldn'L wanna say LhaL we had anyLhlng Lo do wlLh kllllng lL, l Lhlnk a loL of
Lhose bands dldn'L have LhaL much subsLance so Lhey would only lasL for so long and Lhen Lhe lnLeresL
level would [usL sorL of wane.
>> ?ou never aLLempLed Lo Lhrow on Lhe spandex wlLh Lhe halr and make-up Lhlng?
>> We never dld Lhe spandex or anyLhlng, Lhere was a llLLle blL of make-up umm ln Lhe early days, Lhere
was a llLLle blL of halr spray LhaL happened ln Lhe very beglnnlng and Lhere deflnlLely was a glam
lnfluence buL lL was say more from Mark 8olland Lhan lL was baslc rollers. or cosmo magazlne yeah.
nLlL ZLCZCWL8: 1here's pre-guns, and Lhere's afLer guns. 8efore guns everybody was golng Lo cloLhlng
deslgners and havlng sLuff made, and preLLy much afLer guns all Lhe halr and halr spray sLarLed comlng
down and all Lhe makeup goL less and less.
>> When Cuns n' 8oses released Lhelr record, lL was a bad ass record, a bad ass band l was llke okay we
goLLa keep on our Loes here.
kLvln LS18AuA: l don'L Lhlnk Cuns n' 8oses helped klll halr meLal buL l Lhlnk Lhey dld creaLe a new
avenue of escape for meLal fans, muslcally Lhey were dolng whaL Lhose glam bands were dolng , Lhey
were real, Lhey were greaL muslclans and muslc was ln Lhelr blood. 1haL's whaL separaLed Cuns n' 8oses
from all Lhose oLher bands.
>> Clam wasn'L muslcal enough. Melodlcally and cord wlse you couldn'L go Lo LhaL many places, afLer
awhlle lL wasn'L LhaL orlglnal anymore, everyLhlng was clonlng everyLhlng else.
>> 1here was WarranL, Lhen Lhere was 23 mlnl WarranLs, and Lhere was 8aLL, Lhen Lhey made 23 mlnl
8aLLLs. reLLy soon lL was [usL so saLuraLed
>> 1he Lhlrd and fourLh generaLlon glam bands had goLLen so rldlculous, lL's llke now we're gonna do a
power ballad and now we're gonna do a pop anLhem and we've goL plnk llp sLlck and peroxlde halr,
we've goL Lons of whaLever Lhe sLuff LhaL makes your halr sLand up, l don'L know whaL dlfferenL brand
names.
>> We LhoughL Lhe LA glam scene was [usL a bunch of posers, Lhey [usL weren'L genulne. So we were sorL
of Lhe anLl-Lhesls of LhaL and rlghL under Lhe heels of LhaL came a bunch of cool bands llke Sound
Carden, Allce ln Chalns, nlrvana, earl !am and Lhen Lhey had an even more sLrlpped down senslblllLy
LhaL everyLhlng sLarLed Lo go ln LhaL dlrecLlon.
MuSlC
>> 1he glam meLal scene [usL dlsslpaLed because lL burned, LhaL whole SeaLLle movemenL had an
aLLlLude, lL had a senslblllLy lL was a llLLle dark buL lL was fresh and lL was a change of pace.
>> AL LhaL momenL ln Llme l goL lL, lL was llke oh yeah lL was Laklng over Lhe world and fasL. l remember
belng aL Lhe 8alnbow and Lhlnklng okay, Lhe halr bands beLLer en[oy Lhelr lasL rlde here.
>> All l would hear on Lhe radlo was everyLhlng buL all of us. 1haL's preLLy much when lL was llke ooh
man okay.
>> l experlenced Lhe back lash of belng sorL of a seml-glam LA meLal band, we dld a show and Lhe club
was lnsane, Lhere was people splLLlng aL us. l mean ralnlng lL down on us Lhe whole show. And l looked
over aL !eff for a second and he had opened hls mouLh Lo go up Lo Lhe mlc and slng [usL goL lucky or
some gay song and l [usL saw a blg loogle go rlghL down hls LhroaL. We had Lo Lake hlm Lo Lhe hosplLal
and geL a LeLanus shoL.
>> l Lhlnk lL's over slmpllfled, you geL a loL of muslclans LhaL say nlrvana and grunge dld lL. l played a parL
lnLo lL only because almosL all sLyles of muslc aL some polnL, umm Lhelr due daLe comes and l Lhlnk Lhe
due daLe for Lhe bands of Lhe 80's was golng Lo come Lo pass.
>> A dlfferenL generaLlon was comlng ln and golng you know, l can'L geL wlLh Lhls l don'L feel llke LhaL. l
don'L feel llke noLhlng buL a good Llme l [usL don'L. l can'L blame Lhem for LhaL, you know l'm noL mad aL
anybody for LhaL, you know whaL l mean.
MuSlC
>> l remember Lhe 90's belng a really bad Llme for meLal, lf you were a meLal head llke me you dldn'L
really have much Lo be proud of. noL only glam had dlsappeared buL Lhrash had dled and grunge was
Lhe new Lhlng. So whaL l've always wanLed Lo know ls whaL happened Lo Lhe llves of meLal muslclans?
Lspeclally Lhe glam meLalers once Lhls muslc had faded ouL.
>> Were Lhe 90's a dlfflculL Llme for you and olson by comparlson Lo Lhe 80's.
>> l flaL ouL goL ouL of muslc. l wenL l'm gonna go for a llLLle whlle do someLhlng l've always wanLed Lo
do. l'm gonna go work on comlc books. l could noL conLrlbuLe Lo whaL nlrvana, Sound Carden and Lhose
bands were dolng. lL wasn'L where l come from, lL wasn'L whaL l was feellng, lL would have been
dlslngenuous. lor me Lo puL ouL a record LhaL sounded anyLhlng near llke LhaL.
>> 1haL's when Lhe band you know, dlsbanded and wenL our separaLe ways and wenL okay, Lhls lsn'L
gonna work.
>> 1he oLher guys worked oLher [obs and LhaL's when l Look on work aL a famlly owned buslness,
worklng a cranberry bog buslness, a uh campground buslness.
>> 1he year break l LhoughL we were gonna have ended up Lurnlng lnLo 4 years. ?ou know Lhe dough
was golng preLLy qulck, we goLLa buy some buslnesses, l boughL a flower shop and a vendlng buslness.
nexL Lhlng l know l'm buylng 73 coke machlnes, candy bars all Lhls sLuff and l had Lo servlce Lhem. My
hands smelled llke quarLers and dollar bllls for Lhe nexL 3 years. reLLy funny Lhough.
>> Pow do you remember feellng aL LhaL Llme?
CA8LCS CAvAZC: l felL llke shlL. l felL llke a plece of bubble gum splL ouL on Lhe ground. We dld so much
for Lhe label and also Lhey wanL noLhlng Lo do wlLh you. l had Lo sell my houses and everyLhlng wenL
Lhrough some flnanclal dlfflculLles. lL's sorL of llke havlng a glrlfrlend dump you l guess you know,
wlLhouL knowlng lL. WlLhouL havlng any heads up.
>> ulLlmaLely when Lhe Llme was up lf you llke as far as M1v and radlo, mosL of Lhe bands LhaL had
goLLen Lhelr fame durlng LhaL perlod weren'L able Lo drag Lhemselves ouL of LhaL halr meLal bag. l'm ln
Louch wlLh 1om and he's sLlll a greaL frlend and l'd puL on a demo LhaL he's [usL done and some klds who
were worklng for me came ln and sald Man LhaL's greaL, who ls Lhls?" And l sald Clnderella". And Lhey
sald Ch". Lnough sald.
MuSlC
>> So l'm here n Lhe ouLsklrLs of 8alLlmore, Maryland for Lhe M3 fesLlval where Lhere ls vlnce nell,
Clnderella, Wlnger, WarranL and all Lhese 80's halr meLal bands have all come Lo play. And so far lL
resembles more of llke a glanL barbeque Lhen a rock fesLlval, so we goLLa go flgure ouL why people are
here.
>> uo you Lhlnk people are here for nosLalgla, Lo rellve LhaL Llme or why do you Lhlnk people are here?
>> l Lhlnk Lhey [usL wanna have a good Llme and llve Lhe 80's all over agaln, cause lL was a greaL Llme.
>> PoL guys, long halr, rock and roll meLal. 1haL's whaL l llve for, l'm 43 and l sLlll love lL.
>> Pe's sLlll goL Lhe good halr.
>> l know he's awesome LhaL's why l love hlm.
>> We move on wlLh our llves.
>> .Lhe muslc sLays wlLh us.
>>.LhaL's whaL daddles Lalkln' abouL.
MuSlC
>> l Lhlnk LhaL Lhe advenL of Lhlngs llke Lhe rock never sLops Lour and rocklahoma, all Lhose evenLs, lL
really was llke a Lhrowback Lo Lhe 80's. l Lhlnk LhaL lL's safe Lo say LhaL Lhe greaL ma[orlLy of Lhe audlence
were dle-hard fans LhaL were Lhere ln Lhe 80's when lL all sLarLed. 1here's no resurgence lL's [usL LhaL
Lhose bands are sLlll wllllng Lo go ouL Lhere and work aL any cosL aL whaLever level Lhey can, lL's really
pay roll. lun, buL lL's payroll.
>> Palr meLal never recrulLed a younger generaLlon lnLo lL and so Lhere's no halr meLal communlLy, lL's
rooLed ln nosLalgla Loday.
>> We're gonna Lake you back Lo 1986, off Lhe caL dragon record, flrsL blg ballad you helped make blg
for us, Lhls ls called l won'L forgeL you. LeL's do lL.
>> uo you worry LhaL people wlll [usL see you as Lhe nosLalgla reLro acL ls LhaL a concern?
>> 8lghL Lhls mlnuLe we are a nosLalgla acL ln a way, and l'd have Lo be honesL wlLh myself because l
mean we're playlng our old songs we're noL playlng anyLhlng new. 1haL's nosLalgla.
MuSlC
>> 1oday's fesLlval and counLry falr clrculL has helped many glam meLal bands keep Lhelr muslc allve for
audlences across Amerlca, buL Lhls lsn'L Lhe only way glam meLalers have managed Lo sLay ln Lhe publlc
eye.
>> Pey l'm 8reLL Mlchaels everybody, and lL has been smokln' hoL, all so l can narrow down 20 of Lhe
flnesL woman you've ever seen Lo flnd my one Lrue rock of love.
>> Why do you Lhlnk Lhese guys have LranslaLed so well Lo reallLy Lelevlslon?
>> Well Lhey're sLars s you can LranslaLe ln mosL medlas, llke a 8reLL Mlchaels he's always gonna be a
sLar no maLLer whaL he does.
MA8k C8Cnln: l Lhlnk Lhe maln Lhlng LhaL has drlven glam meLal sLars lnLo Lelevlslon and reallLy
Lelevlslon ls klnd of a Llmlng lssue. 1elevlslon and muslc vldeos made olson, you know made MoLley
Crue and because of LhaL you see Lhese guys golng ?eah, l'll do Lelevlslon". 1hey became rock sLars for
a reason, Lhey wenL lnLo Lhls for Lhe adulaLlon, for Lhe crowds, l really feel llke Lhey need Lo go on
Lelevlslon Lo show people LhaL Lhey're sLlll here.
>> Pey, Lhls ls SebasLlan 8ach, no Lhls wlll noL be your average show.
>> l Lhlnk all Lhls celebrlLy rock and roll sLarLed wlLh Czzy, wlLh Lhe show Lhe Csbournes. 1haL was Lhe
flrsL Llme a heavy meLal muslclan was ouLslde of meLal ln Lhe publlc eye dolng someLhlng. My wlfe had
her own show, l marrled SebasLlan 8ach whlch ls a number one raLed show, l don'L know lf lL was
classlfled as a horror, a drama , a comedy or all Lhe above. l llke maklng albums, LhaL's whaL l do and all
Lhls oLher sLuff happens. When people sLop buylng Cu's, you know well you goL a 1v show leL's go. lf
you wanna know Lhe LruLh l don'L do Lhem because l wanna do Lhem, l laugh when Lhey puL me on a 1v
show and l go pffL", l'm [usL gonna Lake all your money and puL lL lnLo meLal. 1hank you for your
money, cause l'm puLLlng lL on Lhe sLage.
>> Pello you have made lL!
>> AlLhough reallLy 1v has proven a perfecL maLch for some glam meLal fronL men, noL all glam meLalers
have found success on prlme Llme Lelevlslon and managed Lo re-lnvenL Lhelr careers. So how do Lhese
bands make ends meeL when Lhey're noL playlng a nosLalgla fesLlval clrculL?
8ackground Lalklng
>> need Lo pour some vodka all over lL. 1hls mlghL be my new career man, food neLwork.
>> lf we're playlng 30 shows a year LhaL means l have abouL 200 days off. l've been here Lhe lasL 18
years you know. So l sald whaL can l do whaL can l do Lo make some money and keep busy and so l
sLarLed worklng ln a hlgh end gulLar shop. l love gulLars, l love gear so l do LhaL a few days a week as
well. 1hen on Lhe weekends we'll go play some fesLlval. lL's an lnLeresLlng perspecLlve, because you go
play for a Lhousand of people, llke a rock sLar. Come home Sunday, and Lhen you know 1uesday you
goLLa be aL work.
>> Why do you Lhlnk so many of Lhose bands came ouL of LhaL LA scene dled off.
>> lL's easler Lo dle off Lhan lL ls Lo sLlck around and flghL lL ouL and be Lenaclous and noL glve up and be
gluLLons for punlshmenL.
>> CulLLlng ls [usL never an opLlon. 1here was many a nlghL where we could of [usL hung up Lhe old haL
and beaL me ln Lhe head l can'L Lake lL.
>> Why do Lhls aL Lhls Llme ln your llfe?
>> Well l'm noL gonna be able Lo do olson forever, l'm noL geLLlng any younger so.. umm who knows l
mean maybe we'll be Lhe glam rock 8olllng SLones l dunno. l declded Lo sLarL my own company wlLh my
name, 8ockeLL urum Works, puL my name on lL. l'm here you know, punch me lf l do Lhe wrong Lhlng.
>> Agaln l feel llke l can brlng someLhlng Lo Lhe Lable, l feel llke lL's someLhlng l could Lurn over Lo my
son one day, l can'L really do LhaL wlLh olson. l really geL exclLed abouL maklng a guys dream come Lrue,
l'm Lhe person LhaL really does undersLand.
>> WhaL's Lhe balance of prlorlLles for you rlghL now, olson and 8ockeL urum Works?
>> Well olson you know ls obvlously my prlorlLy cause l know LhaL's how l can make money and lL's
been my llfe's' work you know. 8uL Lhls ls more abouL crafLsmanshlp, l llved ln ennsylvanla and lL's a
very worklng class area of Lhe counLry and when l came ouL here sLarLed danclng around Pollywood
Lrylng Lo be a rock sLar l klnd of lefL a llLLle of LhaL behlnd buL lL really ls ln me.
>> l Lhlnk lL [usL sorL of adds Lo Lhe sLory of glam meLal LhaL a loL of Lhese guys have moved on and wlLh
someone llke 8lcky he's been able Lo move on and bulld a second career. l Lhlnk we have Lhls
assumpLlon LhaL Lhey dld Lhelr Lhlng ln Lhe 80's and Lhey're all washed up and done. And you know,
some of Lhem are, buL some Lhem aren'L. 8ands LhaL survlved were also Lhe bands LhaL ulLlmaLely
weren'L [usL ln lL for Lhe look and Lhe llfesLyle. Say whaL you wanL abouL olson, facL of Lhe maLLer ls a
guy llke 8lcky he had a vlslon for whaL Lhey were golng Lo be.
>> Lven Lhough l'm sLlll noL a fan of glam meLal and can'L sLand Lhe ouLflLs, many glam meLal bands are
noL Lhe boy bands l LhoughL Lhey were. AfLer meeLlng wlLh glam meLal muslclans l have a new found
respecL and admlraLlon for Lhelr commlLmenL Lo Lhelr muslc, and l'm lmpressed by Lhelr deLermlnaLlon
desplLe abuse from dle hard members of Lhe meLal communlLy llke myself. Clam meLal ls clearly a much
more lmporLanL parL of Lhe evoluLlon of heavy meLal Lhan lL's ever been glven credlL for

METAL EVOLUTION

GLAM METAL


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Directed & Produced by
SCOT McFADYEN & SAM DUNN

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Written by
RALPH CHAPMAN & SAM DUNN & SCOT McFADYEN

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Edited by
MIKE MUNN
WENDY HALLAM-MARTIN

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Director of Photography
MARTIN HAWKES

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Appearances by
NIC ADLER
MICHAEL ANTHONY
SEBASTIAN BACH
FRANKIE BANALI
BOBBY BLOTZER
CARLOS CAVAZO
PHIL COLLEN
DAVID COVERDALE
MARK CRONIN
JERRY DIXON
KEVIN ESTRADA
LIZZIE GREY
VICKY HAMILTON
GARY HOLT
SCOTT IAN
JOHN KALODNER
TAWNEY KITAEN
BARRY LEVIN
BEN LIEMER
GEORGE LYNCH
VINCE NEIL
STEPHEN PEARCY
SPENCER PROFFER
RIKKI ROCKETT
DEREK SHULMAN
NIKKI SIXX
SLASH
MICHAEL SWEET
ERIK TURNER
ROBERT WALSER
DEENA WEINSTEIN
NEIL ZLOZOWER

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Head of Production
ALLAN WEINRIB

Producer Assistants
DAVE PATTENDEN
LANA BELLE MAURO

Associate Producers
RALPH CHAPMAN
LIISA LADOUCEUR

Music Supervisors
AMY FRITZ
ERIN HUNT

Graphic Design and Animation
DEREK TOKAR

Supervising Producer
DAVE PATTENDEN


Production & Post Production Coordinator
LANA BELLE MAURO

Location Sound Recordist
KEVIN MACKENZIE

Additional Filming
DAVE PATTENDEN
JONATHAN STAAV

Camera Assistant
JONATHAN STAAV

Technical Supervisor
ANDREW KOWALCHUK

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Online Editor and Post Production Supervisor
ANDREW KOWALCHUK

Assistant Editors
MARY JURIC
AMY DAVIS

Writing and Research Supervisor
LIISA LADOUCEUR

Researchers
MARTIN POPOFF
RANDY CHASE

Visual Researchers
MARY JURIC
SCOTT MCMANUS
CORINNE MCDERMOTT

Story Consultant
LINDSAY KYTE

Transcription by
MARTIN POPOFF
GRAHAM KENT
APRIL SUEN

Title Design
DEREK TOKAR

Set Decorator - Title Sequence
JEFF BAI

Re-recording Mixer
LOU SOLAKOFSKI

Mixing Assistants
GRAHAM ROGERS
SHAWN DICKEY

Audio Post Production Facility
TATTERSALL SOUND AND PICTURE, TORONTO
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Dialogue Editor
FRED BRENNAN

Sound Effects & Music Editor
DAVE ROSE

Assistant Sound Editor
SUE FAWCETT

Colourist
JOANNE ROURKE

Closed Captioning & Descriptive Video
CFA COMMUNICATIONS, TORONTO

Production Accountant
PATRICIA AGUIRRE for BANGER FILMS, INC

Legal Counsel by
DAVID STEINBERG for HEENAN BLAIKIE

Auditors
JIMMY YE for KUDLOW McCANN

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AVER MEDIA

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UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING GROUP A DIVISION OF UNIVERSAL MUSIC CANADA INC.
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WARNER BROTHER MUSIC CORP./DOWNTOWN MUSIC
WB MUSIC COPR. OBO WARNER/CHAPPELL MUSIC LTD. & C.C SONGS LTD/EMI LONGITUDE MUSIC
WB MUSIC CORP. OBO MEGADUDE MUSIC
WB MUSIC CORP. OBO WHITESNAKE MUSIC LTD. AND WHITESNAKE MUSIC OVERSEAS LTD.


Music

(In Order of Appearance)

The Trooper
Written by: HARRIS
Performed by: IRON MAIDEN
Published by: Universal Music Publishing Group a division of Universal Music Canada Inc.

Cherry Pie
Written by: CAGLE/CHAMBERLIN/DIXON/LANE/TURNER
Performed by: WARRANT
Published by: EMI Virgin Songs, Inc. obo Dick Dragon Music & Likite Spilt Music & Crab Salad Music & Rich
MC Bitch Music & Great Lips Music

Live Wire
Written by: SIXX
Performed by: MOTLEY CRUE
Published by: Warner Brother Music Corp. & Downtown DLJ SONGS o/b/o Sixx Gunner Music & Mars Mountain
Music & Tommyland Music c/o Safe 'n Sound Royalty
Administered: BMG Chrysalis


Piece Of Your Action
Written by: SIXX/NEIL
Performed by: MOTLEY CRUE
Published by: Warner Brother Music Corp. & Downtown DLJ SONGS o/b/o Sixx Gunner Music & Mars Mountain
Music & Tommyland Music c/o Safe 'n Sound Royalty
Administered: BMG Chrysalis

Bang Your Head (Metal Health)
Written by: BANALI/CAVAZO/CAVAZO/DUBROW
Performed by: QUIET RIOT
Published by: Music Sales Corporation o/b/o Embassy Music Corporation

Cum On Feel The Noise
Written by: HOLDER/IEA
Performed by: QUIET RIOT
Published by: Barn Publishing (Slade)

Round and Round
Written by: CROSBY/ DE MARTINI/PEARCY
Performed by: RATT
Published by: RATT MUSIC

Nothing But A Good Time
Written by: DeVILLE/KUYKENDALL/REAM/SYCHAK
Performed by: POISON
Published by: Universal Music Publishing Group a division of Universal Music Canada Inc.

Talk Dirty To Me
Written by: DALL/DeVILLE/MICHAELS/ROCKITT
Performed by: POISON
Published by: Universal Music Publishing Group a division of Universal Music Canada Inc.

I Wont Forget You
Written by: DALL/DeVILLE/MICHAELS/ROCKITT
Performed by: POISON
Published by: Universal Music Publishing Group a division of Universal Music Canada Inc.

Breaking The Chains
Written by: BROWN/DOKKEN/LYNCH
Performed by: DOKKEN
Published by: Next Decade Music obo Roba Music Verlag
Administered by: Next Decade Entertainment, Inc.

Shake Me
Written by: KEIFER
Performed by: CINDERELLA
Published by: Chappell & Co. Inc.

Is This Love
Written by: COVERDALE/SKYKES
Performed by: WHITESNAKE
Published by: WB Music Corp. OBO Whitesnake Music LTD & Whitesnake Music Overseas LTD."

Here I Go Again
Written by: COVERDALE/MARSDEN
Performed by: WHITESNAKE
Published by: WB Music Corp. obo Warner/Chappell Music Ltd. & C.C Songs Ltd. & EMI Longitude Music

Nobodys Fool
Written by: KEIFER
Performed by: CINDERELLA
Published by: Chappell & Co. Inc.

Alone Again
Written by: BROWN/DOKKEN/LYNCH
Performed by: DOKKEN
Published by: WB Music Corp. obo Megadude Music

We Die Young
Written by: CANTRELL/KINNEY/STALEY/STARR
Performed by: ALICE IN CHAINS
Published by: Buttnugget Publishing

Blow My Fuse
Written by: PURNELL
Performed by: KIX
Published by: Universal Music Publishing Group a division of Universal Music Canada Inc.

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THANKS TO
The Roxy Theater, LA
That Metal Show
Rainbow Bar & Grill, LA
Le Parc Suites Hotel, LA
Gibson Showroom, London

SPECIAL THANKS TO
Patrice Butterfield
Sarah Hales and Caleb Hales McFadyen
Ken & Denise Dunn
Nan & Maurice McFadyen
Noah Segal

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Produced in association with The Government of Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit


and with the Assistance of The Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit



and in association with Much More Music


Distributed by Tricon Films Inc

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FOR VH1 CLASSIC:

Production Management
RACHEL ROCA

Standards and Practices
ALICIA GARY

Business and Legal Affairs
SETH LEVIN
GLORIMAR NEGRON

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Coordinating Producer
JAY MORAN

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Executive Producers
RICK KRIM
LEE ROLONTZ
BEN ZURIER

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The following has been a Vh1 Classic Special Presentation (End Page)

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