Styx enjoyed an impressive run of hit records and best-selling albums during the '70s and early '80s, but by 1984, the group was in total disarray, with guitarist Tommy Shaw on the outs and the rest of the band chafing under the direction of frontman Dennis DeYoung. Somehow, they still managed to put on a happy face for their sole single that year, 'Music Time.'
Thump... thump... thump... THUD! THUD! THUD!
What's that sound, you ask? Oh sorry, that's me pounding my head against this desk after seeing the set lists from the third annual edition of the Kiss Kruize. The group broke out a generous helping of rarely heard early songs for these cruise ship shows, including their first-ever performances of 'Almost Human' and 'Anything for My Baby.'
Back when MTV was a new thing, artists embraced music videos with the wide-open-frontier enthusiasm of a kid with a new toy. But something terrible happened along the way. Suddenly, directors thought they were Martin Scorsese, bands overestimated their thespian skills and editors started punching all sorts of buttons on their fancy new video-editing machines. The results are some laughably horrible videos that look seriously dated 30 years later. Here are 10 things to look out for in Journey's hilariously outdated video for 'Separate Ways (Worlds Apart).'
The arrival of MTV and the sudden popularity of the music video turned the world on its head in the early '80s. As you'll see in the coming weeks, some of classic rock's biggest names created some Hilariously Outdated Rock Videos while they were adjusting to the new medium.
Throughout their entire career, Pearl Jam have always paid tribute to the classic rock that inspired them, from covering the Who and Neil Young to lead singer Eddie Vedder joining Bruce Springsteen onstage at Wrigley Field last summer. Last night (Oct. 26) at the XL Center in Hartford, Ct., the group pulled out a couple of less-likely songs from their childhood record collection, Van Halen’s ‘Eruption’ and ‘Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love.’