How easy is it to capture in just a few pages the most important decade for Hard Rock and Hair Metal?
For veteran journalists Tom Beaujour and Richard Bienstock, it was probably easy!
In March 2021, we expect their book “Nothin ‘But a Good Time“, a historical flashback to the ’80s.
This time is considered a hedonistic and intensely creative period for Hard Rock and Hair Metal bands.
Although few admit it, it is a period when the sound has changed quite a bit, while also laying the foundations for the next generation.
Successes followed one another at a rapid pace.
Songs that still linger in our memory from that time, just like Pac-Man and ET.
In their book, Beaujour and Bienstock talk to musicians who lived the grandeur of the time.
At the same time, they give us a flashback to the first days of self-financed recordings, of autonomous (home) producers, and the glory years of MTV.
From peak to bottom…
We will read about how Hard Rock and Hair Metal bands went from the top to the ultimate smash.
Shortly before, Grunge bands like Nirvana changed the entire music industry forever.
“Nothin ‘But a Good Time” captures in its 576 pages all the energy and transcendence of the bands through the words of:
- Record Executives,
- Clothing Designers,
- Magazine Publishers,
- Video Directors,
- Fans, etc.,
Who lived up close all this time.
The prologue by Corey Taylor puts us in the most passionate way in the ’80s.
In the book, we find more than 200 interviews with members of:
- Van Halen,
- Mötley Crüe,
- Guns N ‘Roses,
- Skid Row,
- Bon Jovi,
- Twisted Sister,
- Quiet Riot,
- Ozzy Osbourne,
- Lita Ford, and many others.
Without censorship, it is definitely the ultimate chronicle to realize that all of them created a sound and a style that defined an entire musical era!
As I emphasize quite often, no one can describe the music story to you, except those who lived it!