WATCH: Twisted Sister – “I Wanna Rock!” LIVE – 1984 – Stay Hungry Tour


What a great live performance by heavy metal band Twisted Sister, originally hailing from Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey! Although the band’s roots go back to 1972, the popular version of the band got its start in 198798 when Danny “Dee” Snider joined the band, and the group took a heavier musical direction, influenced by Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Slade, and Alice Cooper.  It was Twisted Sister’s third studio album, Stay Hungry,…


WATCH: Very Sexy Pat Benatar LIVE @ ’82 US Festival: “Promises in the Dark” & “Heartbreaker”


Another great video from one of the US Festivals, this one in 1982.  For those of you not familiar with the US Festival, they were put on by Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak who believed that the 1970s were the “Me” generation and intended the US Festivals to encourage the 1980s to be more community-oriented and combine technology with rock music. Yeah, right. Benatar, dressed in black, was on the stage…


WATCH: Quiet Riot – “Cum On Feel The Noize” Live at the US Festival, 1983


Who remembers when Quiet Riot’s album Metal Health came out in March of 1983? It wasn’t their first album, but it was the first for a reorganized version of the band after the loss of Radny Rhoads to Ozzy Osbourne, and it now featured lead singer Kevin DuBrow with drummer Frankie Banali, bassist Rudy Sarzo and guitarist Carlos Cavazo. After signing with CBS Records they went into the studio and…


WATCH: Rare Deep Purple Performance of “Highway Star” on German TV -Feb 1972 – Altered Lyrics?


It’s great when we find videos of unusual LIVE performances, especially from a band’s early years.  In this case we were looking for a live version of “Highway Star” by Deep Purple, a rock staple since it came out in 1972. According to our information “Highway Star”, which was off the Machine Head album, was recorded in December 1971 and released in March 1972. Along the way, the band stopped…


WATCH: Blue Oyster Cult jams “Don’t Fear The Reaper” LIVE 1976


Blue Öyster Cult’s “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” is  a single from their smash 1976 album, Agents of Fortune.   It was released as a single and went on to become Blue Öyster Cult’s biggest chart success, reaching #7 in Cash Box and #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 in late 1976.  The critics were mainly positive about the song and, in 2004, “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” was listed at number 405…


WATCH: Def Leppard performs “Love Bites” LIVE


This is another video that we don’t know a lot about, other than it features the band Def Leppard performing their only #1 single on the Billboard Hot 100. It’s off their Hysteria album, which also featured “Pour Some Sugar on Me.” Here’s more from Wikipedia about the song: When Robert John “Mutt” Lange originally brought the song to the band’s attention, it was a country ballad, which the band…


WATCH: George Thorogood rocks “Bad to the Bone” LIVE 1984


“Bad to the Bone” is one of those songs that wasn’t very popular when it first came out in 1982, but a video on the then new MTV channel started getting a lot of play and before he knew it, George Thorogood had a hit on his hands. And over the years, the tune would be licensed for all kinds of films, TV shows and commercials, making it a classic…


WATCH: Bob Seger blasts “Sunspot Baby” LIVE at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Nov. 2011


What can you say about Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band? Bob was a popular Detroit area singer-songwriter who performed and recorded under various band names in the late 60’s and early 70’s until he put together the Silver Bullet Band with a group of other Michigan musicians in 1973.  He and the boys were launched onto the national state in 1976 with the release of Live Bullet recorded live in…


WATCH: Rush performs “Working Man” LIVE in early 1974 (John Rutsey on drums)


Don’t know much about this video, other than it was filmed early in 1974, not long after Rush released their first self-titled album. Rush was released on March 1, 1974 by the band’s own label Moon Records in Canada and by Mercury Records in the United States and internationally.  According to interviews over the years, the members of Rush were fans of such bands as Led Zeppelin and Cream, and those…


WATCH: Mötley Crüe’s “Home Sweet Home” recorded LIVE in Tacoma, WA in October 1987!


Mötley Crüe’s “Home Sweet Home” was originally released in 1985 on their Theatre of Pain album, and then again in 1991 for the Decade of Decadence 81-91 compilation album. The song originally charted at number 89 on the Billboard Hot 100, and eventually peaked at number 37 on the same chart in 1992.  When it was released in 1985 “Home Sweet Home” was accompanied by a music video which documented Mötley…