Fueled to the max by bubblegum power chords, skyscraper backcombed hairdos, eyeliner, and spandex, artists such as Quiet Riot, Ratt, Mötley Crüe, Skid Row, Dokken, Guns N' Roses, Warrant, Slaughter, L.A. Guns, Great White, W.A.S.P., and Bon Jovi reigned supreme in the 1980s. Established bands too fully embraced the "image is everything" culture and Kiss, Aerosmith, Van Halen, Alice Cooper, Whitesnake, and Heart all enjoyed renewed flushes of success. This book chronicles every cheap thrill and maps out every mascara-caked moment. Each and every band, whether able to pack out Wembley or Wigan, is documented with full biographies and global discographies direct from the world's biggest rock-devoted database—Rockdetector.
About the Author
Garry Sharpe-Young is an author, artist, and heavy metal journalist. The founder of Rockdetector, his titles include A to Z of Black Metal, A to Z of Death Metal, A to Z of Thrash Metal, Black Sabbath: Never Say Die!, Metal: The Definitive Guide, and Sabbath Bloody Sabbath.