Rolling Stone mag gives the 80s some exposure!
Bulletboys went "Smooth Up In Ya" platinum in 1989.
Rolling Stone has given the 80s some exposure in a recent article found HERE. They mention the highs and lows and point out some select outrageous moments.
The article talks about Warrant, Quiet Riot, Ratt, Bang Tango, Twisted Sister, Bulletboys and some others.
A few great selections from the article are as follows.
Tracii Guns of L.A. GUNS
Four years after Axl Rose split from the band to form Guns n’ Roses, the 1989 power wailer "The Ballad of Jayne" hit Number Thirty-three on the Hot 100.
Their 2005 album, Tales From the Strip, doesn’t feature the band’s founder Tracii Guns — or any other member of the original group.
Original vocalist Paul Black got arrested along with G n’ R’s Izzy Stradlin for copping heroin, nearly costing both groups their record deals.
Two L.A. Guns are on the road: one led by original guitarist Guns and the other by singer Phil Lewis.
HIGH They won Metal Edge’s Best New Band award in 1988. The next year their Lolita-laden "Girlschool" video became an MTV favorite.
LOW The band is down to one original member for the ’07 tour, bassist Billy Childs.
OUTRAGEOUS MOMENT In 1991, while cutting their third album, Bite Down Hard, they did lines of coke off the piano Elton John used on 1974’s Caribou.
CURRENTLY In a December 4th MySpace posting, the band claims that it just parted ways with its "out-of-control ex-manager" for "spreading all kinds of bullshit." It is now trying to book dates for a 2008 club tour.