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: 1983 Video of Mötley Crüe performing ‘Live Wire’ – US Festival at Glen Helen Park


We’ve had a great response lately to some of the “early” recordings we’ve found of some of your favorite bands from the 70’s and 80’s: KISS’s first live performance at The Popcorn Club in 1973, and then Van Halen in one of their first big shows in 1978.  Now we have an early LIVE recording of “Live Wire”, the debut single by heavy metal band Mötley Crüe, released on their…


WATCH: Van Halen – ‘Running With the Devil’ LIVE @ the 1983 US Festival


‘Running With the Devil’ has to be one of the heartiest songs ever from Van Halen. According to one reviewer, the song kicked off the band’s first album “.. with all the subtlety of a fist upside the head” and that pretty much sums it up. RWD is known for it’s pounding bass/drum/guitar combination, as well as David Lee Roth’s almost painful screams It also proved that lead guitarist  and…