The Rock N Roll Hall of Fame recently announced its list of inductees for 2023, and Iron Maiden have missed out yet again. Should anyone care about this apparently outrageous oversight? Well, The Hawk figured that the subject at least warranted a blog post.
Classic Heavy Metal is a term invented by The Hawk to describe a certain subset of heavy metal music – anything from the 1970s to the 1990s. But ‘Classic’ could easily be seen as a euphemism for ‘Old’. What should we fans make of the fact that our favourite performers are, like ourselves, aging rapidly?
Rumours of a new ‘Heavy Metal Coachella’ have been circulating for ages, alongside names of bands that might appear. Now, the worst kept secret in metal has been revealed – the Powertrip festival. Get your juices flowing before the big event right here on Classic Metal Hawk.
Is Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose nothing but a galaxy class ego with no thoughts for his long-suffering fans? Or a more complex character with strengths as well as flaws? He is sure a great case study for that sort of analysis. Let’s dig in a bit further and see what we find.
We all need to make space music in our lives. It’s fabulous that sometimes we can all stumble across Classic Heavy Metal in other, maybe more unexpected places. The Hawk says we should celebrate those sorts of opportunities, and came across one himself not too long ago during a trip to the movies.
‘Appetite for Destruction’, released in 1987, is the first album by Guns ‘n’ Roses and also their best. That’s the view of Classic Metal Hawk. Controversial (like most things to do with that particular band)? Maybe. But stay with The Hawk while he makes the case.