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NEW! … Nothin’ But A Good Time – The Uncensored History of the ‘80s Hard Rock Explosion drops March 16th

Cover of Nothin’ But A Good Time – The Uncensored History of the ‘80s Hard Rock Explosion, releasing March 16th 2021 via St. Martin’s Press

Metal Sludge — It’s 2021 and the year is off to a great start and what could make it better?

How about a brand new bad ass Rock n’ Roll book about the 80’s.

Well you’re in luck because Nothin’ But A Good Time – The Uncensored History of the ‘80s Hard Rock Explosion hits the streets on March 16th 2021 via St. Martin’s Press.

This book is phone book thick with several dozen photos that define what it was to be an 80’s rock band.

It clocks in at 537 pages with authors Tom Beaujour and Richard Bienstock who are pulling no punches.

If you like Heavy Metal, Hard Rock, Hairbands and the ’80s Sunset Strip styled music, then this book is a must have.

Metal Sludge has received an advance copy and this one is a home-run.

See information below about the book, where to pre-order, where to follow on social media and get ready for Nothin’ But A Good Time.


Motley Crue first ever photo shoot, photo by Don Adkins (1981)

Hard rock in the 1980s was a hedonistic and often intensely creative wellspring of escapism that perfectly encapsulated―and maybe even helped to define―a spectacularly over-the-top decade. Indeed, fist-pumping hits like Twisted Sister’s “We’re Not Gonna Take It,” Mötley Crüe’s “Girls, Girls, Girls,” and Guns N’ Roses’ “Welcome to the Jungle” are as inextricably linked to the era as Reaganomics, Pac-Man, and E.T.

From the do-or-die early days of self-financed recordings and D.I.Y. concert productions that were as flashy as they were foolhardy, to the multi-Platinum, MTV-powered glory years of stadium-shaking anthems and chart-topping power ballads, to the ultimate crash when grunge bands like Nirvana forever altered the entire climate of the business, Tom Beaujour and Richard Bienstock’s Nothin’ But a Good Time captures the energy and excess of the hair metal years in the words of the musicians, managers, producers, engineers, label executives, publicists, stylists, costume designers, photographers, journalists, magazine publishers, video directors, club bookers, roadies, groupies, and hangers-on who lived it.

The classic years L.A Guns lineup, photo by Mark “WEISSGUY” Weiss

Featuring an impassioned foreword by Slipknot and Stone Sour vocalist and avowed glam metal fanatic Corey Taylor, and drawn from over 200 new interviews with members of Van Halen, Mötley Crüe, Poison, Guns N’ Roses, Skid Row, Bon Jovi, Ratt, Twisted Sister, Winger, Warrant, Cinderella, Quiet Riot and others, as well as Ozzy Osbourne, Lita Ford and many more, this is the ultimate, uncensored, and often unhinged chronicle of a time where excess and success walked hand in hand, told by the men and women who created a sound and style that came to define a musical era―one in which the bands and their fans went looking for nothin’ but a good time…and found it.

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