WATCH: Dokken’s Acoustic Live Version of “Walk Away” 1988


Once again, we don’t know much about this video, other than it’s from the band Dokken, the song is “Walk Away” (their only hit from their 1988 album Beast from the East that was recorded live in Japan in April of 1988) and that this is rare acoustic live version of the song. For those of you not familiar with the band, Dokken was a metal band formed in the…


WATCH: Bon Jovi – ‘I’ll Be There for You’ – LIVE 1988 in Tokyo


“I’ll Be There for You” was from Bon Jovi’s 1988 album New Jersey and was written by Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora. Eventually the song reached Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #5 on the Mainstream rock charts.  It became the band’s third single from the album when it was released as a single in 1989 and, because the Bon Jovi was at its peak popularity at this time,…


WATCH: Def Leppard performs “Pour Some Sugar on Me” LIVE – 1988


“Pour Some Sugar on Me” was a single off Def Leppard’s hugely popular 1987 album Hysteria. It eventually reached number 2 on the US Billboard Hot 100 in July of 1988, but was ultimately ranked #2 on VH1’s “100 Greatest Songs of the 80s” in 2006. For many rock fans, it’s the ultimate “head banger” song. Not sure where this LIVE video is from, but it captures the band on…


WATCH: Guns N’ Roses – ‘Sweet Child O’Mine’ LIVE at the Ritz – 1988


If there was every any doubt about how well Guns N’ Roses performed in concert, their now famous Live at the Ritz performance in 1988 really solidified Gn’R as a great band and one that would stand the test of time. “Sweet Child o’ Mine” is off the band’s debut album, Appetite for Destruction (1987) and was released in August 1988 as the album’s third single. The song eventually topped…


WATCH: Poison jams to ‘Love on the Rocks’ – 1988


Never to be confused with the Neil Diamond hit of the same name, ‘Love on the Rocks’ is the opening cut from Poison’s second studio album, Open Up and Say… Ahh!, released in 1988 through Enigma Records. The album proved to be the glam/rock band’s most successful release, and spawned four hit singles: “Nothin’ but a Good Time”, “Fallen Angel”, “Your Mama Don’t Dance” (a Loggins and Messina cover) and…