Since his early days with Frank Zappa who would occasionally introduce him on stage or credit him on albums as "impossible guitar parts," Steve Vai has always paved his own path.
Ronnie James Dio. He was more than just a voice for millions of heavy metal fans. His story is filled with hardship and pitfalls mixed with this "never give up" attitude that inspired a generation.
A helicopter was carrying the members of the Canadian band Triumph, who were about to play their biggest show ever in front of 375,000 screaming fans during Heavy Metal Day at the U.S. Festival.
Rocky III was one of the biggest movies in 1982 and for a small Chicago band who saw their career mimic that of Rocky author Sylvester Stallone, as they took "a million to one shot" and turned it into platinum success.
Twenty years ago, the idea of asking fans to fund the making of an album was unheard of, but Marillion knew they had a good idea that would help them leverage their own independence from the stoic music label model.
Night Ranger's debut album "Dawn Patrol" was released in Nov. 1982 and "Don't Tell Me You Love Me" was immediately put into heavy rotation on MTV and was beginning of the band's rise to superstardom.