TVD Ticket Giveaway: M3 Rock Festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion, 5/3 and 5/4

Can we just agree at this point that grunge didn’t kill hair metal, it just sort of…put it on hold for a bit? OK, for maybe 25 years – but still.

The success of the M3 Rock Festival, now in its 5th year, is testament to Metal’s popularity which in some circles (TVD HQ) has never really waned. The 2013 line-up reads like a who’s who of the Metal Masters preaching to a leather clad choir.

“M3 Rock Festival starts with The Official M3 Kix-Off Party, which will get things started Friday, May 3rd at 5:30pm. Acts playing Friday night are W.A.S.P., KIX, Danger Danger and Bad Seed Rising.

The full-blown 2013 M3 Rock Festival begins Saturday, May 4th at 11am and will include Bret Michaels Band, Twisted Sister, Jackyl, Steel Panther, JSRG, Firehouse, Great White featuring Jack Russell, Kings X, Loudness, Steelheart, Trixter, Love/Hate, Tuff, In The Pink, Korupt, and Streetlight Circus.”

We have your chance to win one pair of 2-day lawn tickets for BOTH days before they even go on sale this Friday, 1/25.

Enter to win the pair of tickets by telling us in the comments below which band’s LP on VINYL kick-started your love of all things Metal. We’ll choose one winner for the pair of tickets on Friday at 9AM. Afterward, tickets can be purchased right here beginning this Friday, 1/25 at 10AM!

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  • Spidey55

    It was my wife’s love of all things Metal that started it all. We still have a bunch of her vinyl from the 80s and the one that hooked me was Twisted Sister’s “You Can’t Stop Rock ‘N’ Roll.” With the title track and “The Kids Are Back,” I was hooked. A couple of years ago, we were lucky enough to meet TS and get them to sign that vinyl. It is framed and hanging in our basement! I made the first 3 M3 Festivals but missed last year’s. I’d love to get back this year!

    • The Holland Family

      Spidey55 thats awesome! I got my wife into metal with all my old vinyl but im so jealous of ur TS signed record!!! I wasnt able to go to the M3 before because I was in the army but im growin my hair back n takin this wife this year!!!!just wanted to say how jealous I am of ur record

  • lawlessmtl

    it all started with my dad’s love for music…I was 5 or 6 years old and he showed me how to work the stereo (nobody could even walk close to it…hehe ok I exagerate a bit, but the stereo was his baby) So the firs record I put on by myself, Scorpions ” Lovedrive”  and the love story began :)

  • Maria

    Brett Michaels / Poison.

  • JamieMiller503

    Judas Priest Screaming for Vengeance!!!!

  • dendog

    twisted sister  kick-started my love of all things Metal.

  • dano499

    My first Record bought was Stay Hungry by Twisted Sister

  • Big D

    AC/DC — Back in Black

  • scullygirljennt

    Dio last in line!!

  • GarageYears

    Rush – 2112

  • uscgmom1

    White Snake!

  • shernicks

    posion look what the cat dragged in

  • KeithReynolds

    KIX – Midnite Dynamite  m/

  • TonyLaFianza

    i think it was the first dark distorted notes of the first Black Sabbath record!

  • DaveCarr1

    RATT, Out of the Cellar was the first album I spent my OWN money on to buy! Wore the grooves off of that thing!

  • LeaRamsey

    W.A.S.P. and Blackie’s outstanding voice.

  • Rycherulz

    The Queensryche EP!

  • sarahrocks

    Tie between: Twisted Sister and Motley Crue

    • sarahrocks

      I had the honor of meeting Dee Snyder last summer backstage on Fremont Street in Vegas. I had my old Twisted Sister shirt on and was just giddy when he commented on it and autographed it. I hope to one day meet Vince Neil too. Love them both. Shout at the Devil.

  • dendog

    twisted sister

  • Greg

    AC/DC-Back in Black

  • WenchWendy

    KISS

  • sharris65

    Motley Crue – Shout at the Devil

  • JimmyPowers

    I still have my vinyl copy of Twisted Sister’s Stay Hungry!

  • RonaldDembinsky

    KISS Hotter Than Hell, used to play it on my Winnie the Pooh record player!!!

  • Gxenakes

    Because of all the great graphics on the sleeve, Iron Maiden’s Number of the Beast

  • DavidCraigHager

    W.A.S.P.

  • nap

    Ozzy – Blizzard of Ozz. Changed me forever!

  • 80s Rocker Chick

    Motley Crue – “Shout at the Devil”….  m/m/

  • NJR

    Kix-self titled. Supporting the hometown boys!

  • capsfan22

    Metallica – Kill ‘em All!

  • lwaldr01

    My husband and his mother introduced me to kix. I’ve seen them six or seven times now. 2011 m3 I actually got to meet them; the guys are great and down to earth. Each show is energy packed and lots of fun. I’m excited for them in making a new record. It’s sure to be a dynamite on the charts. My favorite songs are hotwire, girl money, cold blood well all of them. Kix r for kids

  • Antalbert

    DIO  m/

  • sharondonahoo

    DEF LEPPARD

  • Scolly

    Alice Cooper-Killer….my Mom still teases me that I went right from the Monkees to Alice Cooper! I still remember having the poster from the album up on my bedroom wall!

  • AleciaHartman

    W.A.S.P. – The Last Command & Inside the Electric Circus!!!!!!!

  • 80s Rocker Chick

    DEF LEPPARD – “PYROMANIA” !!! m/m/

  • Twain

    Mötley Crüe: Girls Girls Girls

  • katlynnmariex

    I’m 19, and I refuse to listen to, basically, any band that was released after 2000.  My mom raised me on everything from Metallica and Megadeth to Kiss, Alice Cooper, and Motley Crue.  As a child, my parents used to get letters from my teachers about me coming to school and singing “inappropriate” songs.  Songs by Kiss and Motley Crue, who I remember my mom constantly listening to.  I have all of my mom’s old records, but the band that I remember singing the most was definitely Kiss (I’ve also stolen Paul Stanley’s dance moves, and we’ve got home videos of little me dancing away in front of the tv, while Paul danced his ass off on the screen), and it was definitely Destroyer that kick-started my love for metal, and also got me kicked out of my Catholic preschool. I’ve seen them four times now, and the nerves never seem to go away.

  • purpletanz1968

    judas priest

  • aimeestewart

    Twisted sister! Always loved Dee sunder!

    • aimeestewart

      I meant Snyder. And Kix is my favorite band!

  • BrianZynel

    Poison- Open Up and Say Ahh!
    My mom still tells stories of me as a child jumping off furniture trying to imitate Brett Michaels

  • BenniiLaRoux

    Hanoi Rocks – Self Destruction Blues

  • ROWZ

    Motley Crue-Dr. Feelgood…I was 6 and wanted to be like the girls in the videos on MTV.  Back when MTV actually played good music…or any music at all for that matter.  ;)

  • Babyfleming

    Brett!!

  • Nikhxc

    Metallica And Iron Maiden-NOTB are AMAZING. Hard to choose between them. 
    Im really metal-ed up for this concert! The weekend after my 21st birthday!

  • Catrina Culver Smith

    Definitely AC/DC Who Made. WH

  • GuitarCozmo

    Quiet Riot – Metal Health

  • TomCoughlin

    FIREHOUSE……Self titled debut album. I had only heard their so.g ‘Love of a Lifetime and wasn’t really a fan….I saw then in Daytona Beach ….they opened for Warrant and Trixter on the ‘ Blood. sweat. N Beers tour……THEY BLEW ME AWAY!!!! I went out the next day and bought the album and have been hooked ever since…raised my kids listening to them, have taken my kids to Firehouse concerts, and I even have the ” Sparky” logo tattooed on my back which I had all theguys sign for pics. Firehouse and their debut album by far the best album ever!!!!

  • Anastasia B

    LA Guns – their self titled debut album.

  • BrianZynel

    Poison- Open Up and Say Ahh! My mom still tells stories of me as a child jumping off furniture trying to imitate Brett Michaels

  • CrystalMcCoy

    Poison! I have LOVED Poison since I was 10 years old! And still do! Every Rose Has It’s Thorn is my favorite song of all time! In. Fact, I even had the blue rose from Bret Michaels’ guitar tattooed on my lower back!

  • Catrina Culver Smith

    Definitely AC/DC Who Made Who. Still have that record after all these years!

  • GuitarCozmo

    Quiet Riot – Metal Health

  • LatishaC

    King Diamond!!!

  • LuvBret

    Motley Crue- Shout At The Devil

  • MitchDuda

    W.A.S.P.’s self titled Debut…  It Still is in steady rotation in the soundtrack of my life.  I wanna Be somebody…LOVE machine…Sleeping in The Fire…  Killer LP!

  • ShawnThomas

    Kix- self titled. Hometown boys I love to support.kix fans for life. “Don’t tell me no, tell me yeah yeah yeah “

  • Lynne McDermott

    My Love for Vinyl as well as for the great 80’s hairbands have to have been poison and with that said brett michaels  still rocks.. I saw poison/def leppard  last summer at merriweather and they made me feel like I was a teenager all over again.. Please give me the tickets to take me back to my youth once again..This will be my 5th year attending the M3 festival.. It rocks..

  • ErinHi

    Queensryche – Operation Mindcrime!

  • BOBBY O

    RATT–I still remember going to the town swimming pool with my boom box and jamming out to RATT all day while layin in the sun and checkin out the babes !!!   Man …those were the days

  • JohnSeidel

    I believe KISS & VAN HALEN started my vinyl love for rock, but GREAT WHITE would be the band at M3 that started my love for METAL back years ago when they played here in Pittsburgh in the 80’s. Saw Jack play here a year ago and he did not look very good and we hope he is doing better this time around.

  • MattForman1

    Motley Crue – Theatre of Pain

  • BillStutz

    Van Halen – Van Halen I, of course

  • CandyWolfe

    Being a MD native… I love KIX and I was still in elementary school when I heard Blow My Fuse. If I win, I’ll have to track down my babysitter and take her with me !!!!

  • Damien57100

    Hi there. Well, for me it all started with Motley Crue’s “Too fast for love”. It wasn’t that easy at that time to find some US bands LP in France and we were only few persons beginning to love this kind of band. I was very young at that time and I think that this record absolutely changed my life. Now that I’m older and I travelled so much to see the Crue or other hair metal bands through Europe and USA also, I can definitely say that music and particulalry the Crue has made me who I am now 30 years later.

  • PaulaPBJ

    Best era of music in my opinion!  I was a big Cruehead (and still love those guys) so I’d definitely have to say Motley Crue – Girls, Girls, Girls.

  • MarlenaM

    Brett Micahels I still have the albums and I always wanted to step off a bus with a suitcase by my feet!!! THEY MADE ME WANT TO GO TO CA.

  • PamelaMayton

    I think I have to agree with CandyWolfe. I am a MD girl too and used to sneak in to see Kix at Hammerjacks when I was under age (among a LOT of other bands!) I really enjoy all the DLR Van Halen albums too. :-)

  • sxdrums

    Wow, where to begin?!
    1983: I remember my buddy and I riding our bikes to Kemp Mill Records in Alexandria, VA with $100. We bought anything and everything, from the first two Motley Crue albums to Accept’s Restless and Wild, Girlschool’s Screaming Blue Murder, a picture disc of Peter Criss’ solo album, Iron Maiden’s Number Of The Beast, Priest’s Screaming for Vengeance, and one of the best from that year, Twisted Sister’s You Cant Stop Rock N’ Roll. I could go on and on.
    The one that really kicked my butt was Queensryche’s EP. When the needle dropped on Queen Of The Ryche, I lost my mind! 
    I still have all my vinyl too (tons of M3 artists past and present are well represented) and listen to it regularly. So happy to see bands putting vinyl out again because the artwork in that format is second to none! I especially love all of the albums with “banned” cover art I was able to collect over the years, like Lita Ford’s “Out For Blood” and Stryper’s “To Hell With The Devil”.
    Sure would love to win!

    • sxdrums

      Also, I remember the day WASP released “Animal (F*ck Like A Beast)” on 12″ single. Such great energy to that song and I still like the B-Side of “Show No Mercy”…

      I was at Penguin Feather Records when they opened to get one of the first copies! Way too cool…

  • JIMY

    WASP just out of High school and “I WANNA BE SOMEBODY BE SOMEBODY SOON”

  • NathanNoah

    Iron Maiden’s The Number of the Beast. The cover is what grabbed my attention initially, but then when I actually listed to it, it was a nonstop aural assault through each track starting off with the underrated opening track ‘Invaders’ through the incredible journey that is ’22 Acacia Avenue’ and its continue saga of Charlotte the Harlot then on to the title track, the spoken word intro, the devilish subject matter, and that incredible guitar solo that to this day is still one of my all-time favorite and then wrapping things up with one of the most beautiful songs every written about death by hanging – the incomparable ‘Hallowed Be Thy Name.’

  • dawnmj

    Metal –  Iron Maiden “The Trooper” off of” Piece of Mind ” and Hair/Glam – Poison  “Talk Dirty to Me” off of “Look What the Cat Dragged In”  However once I saw Warrant in concert when I went to see Poison things changed slightly

  • SteveWass

    WEll I’d have to say Vinyl was before my time, but my Van Halen S/T album would be the first hard rock-> metal album I got. First Hair band was Def Leppard- Hysteria.

  • doomcrue

    W.A.S.P. this is the album that I put on the turntable and never looked back! From I wanna be somebody to the last track the torture never stops. This album was and still is one of my favorites of all time!

  • KimberMc

    The day Shout At The Devil dropped, I was in a line a block long at the downtown record store. I got my copy in my hands and ran all the way home to put it on my player. I think my friends and I played that album and nothing else for a week straight. The cover opened up to the most awesome pics of Vince, Tommy, Nikki and Mick, and I remember my mom pointing at Vince’s picture and saying “Wow! She’s really pretty!”. She then and there got her first Hair Metal lecture and within days we all had spent our allowances on Aqua Net and eyeliner. Poor Mom.

  • ChrisStuvek

    I grew up in Anchorage, Alaska and we were lucky to get 2 or 3 concerts a year, usually by bands on their way to and from Japan. The one band that would play Alaska every year was Night Ranger.
    I bought Night Ranger’s debut Dawn Patrol on vinyl after seeing them open for Greg Kihn in 1983. That album definitely pushed me from Top 40 pop to hard rock/metal. The first time I heard Brad Gillis’s whammy bar solo on “Don’t Tell Me You Love Me,” I thought my record was warped.
    I now live in Seattle and attended my first M3 concert in 2012. Night Ranger rocked the Friday night show and it was great seeing some of the other ’80s bands that played Alaska back in the day, including Dokken and Quiet Riot.
    I would love to return to Maryland for this year’s show. Thanks!

  • john danes

    There are two albums for me that really got me into 80’s hair band music. Def Leppard’s “Pyromania” and Quiet Riot’s “Mental Health”. Both of these albums had some great tunes that still sound good to this day. From then on, I was hooked and went to see many of the groups from this era. Styper and Hurricane was my first Hair Band Concert. Those were the days!

  • Hobsdav

    the scorpions – lovedrive

  • csimmons

    poison was my first. in fact it was my first concert.  my mom took me and a friend and we had back stage passes. then 15 years later i won tickets off the radio to see them again.  I took one of my friends who had never been to a concert.

  • SubParPornStars

    Well. I’m an old guy. 50 this past September so my Metal roots grow deep, back to bands like Deep Purple, Black Sabbath etc… So I think the first “Metal” album that hooked me was Black Sabbath / Black Sabbath.

  • nglgrl2005

    Motley Crue was my first.  I remember rushing home to record it on cassette so I could always have it in my car with me.  I had a really nice 74 Camaro and this was back when everyone drove “muscle” cars and my car was really fast.  I loved nothing more than racing the guys, blaring On With The Show and Too Fast for Love as I left them in the dust.  Ahhh, those were the good old days, now I spend my days working with animal rescues and fostering a multitude of furbabies and music is still what gets me thru the days and nights.  Sure would be great to win a pair of tickets to M3 and be able to treat myself.

  • MetalGrrrl

    Van Halen’s Women and Children First, AC/DC’s Back in Black!  m/

  • aaron1968

    Had Firehouse, Trixter and Poison music and lost them years ago. Actually think I saw some of them at Merriweather back when I was in college. Went to M3 last year and had a blast and can’t wait again especially for KIX and Twisted Sister. I make my daughter listent to it in the car all the time.

  • KarlProbst

    I bought and still own the first lp of LOUDNESS lightnig Strikes wow it still rocks. Saw them i ’86 with ACDC and they were brilliant.

  • JessTanc

    Definitely Motley Crue.  My dad took away my first album when I was 14…I’m now 40 and still attend all their shows!  Can’t get enough of them!

  • http://www.ringocatproductions.com/ ringocat22

    Mine was Judas Priest. The Screaming For Vengeance tour in ’84 was my first concert ever. When Rob Halford came roaring onto the stage on that motorcycle, I was smitten for life.

  • Amy Red

    It had to Motley Crues’ Too Fast For Love. The one and only time I was ever grounded as a teenager was to go see the shout At The Devil tour with Ratt as the opening act. I wasn’t missing that show for ANYTHING!!

  • DarrinGoren

    I had a choice between “Screaming for Vengeance” and “Number of the Beast.”  I picked “Beast” because it had cooler artwork.  Of course, I later got Screaming for Vengeance and loved it, but Number of the Beast was my first Metal album and started my l ove of metal!!

  • Leroy

    Well being 28 years old I never had the expierence of waiting in line or being a first day buyer for a vinyl record. I started off on cassettes and Cd’s but it didnt take long after that to discover my parents record collection. I remember the first album I put on was Black Sabbath’s Volume 4 and hearing “Snow Blind” for the first time absolutely amazing. I fell in love with the sound of vinyl after that. I soon discovered a local record store up in Ephrata Pa called Record Connection and later Stan’s Records in Lancaster Pa. My first four records I bought that day were Quiet Riot’s “Metal Health”, Deep Purple “Machine Head”, Fastway “Trick Or Treat” and W.A.S.P “F*ck Like A Beast” EP. 14 years later I got my collection up to about 400 nothing beats the sound of good ol vinyl. Would love to find the Use Your Illousions 1-2 GNR but I’m told it’s very tricky to find being released in 91.

  • TammyMcCaa

    Has to be Motley Crew they were just as hot to look at as there music :)

  • Ben OnTen

    I couldn’t have been more than 13 when my older sister’s  boyfriend took me to our local record store and got me started on a hard rock and metal obsession that continues to this very day.
    He whisked me past the drab everyday record shelves loaded with forgettable pop and disco platters, and straight into the shadowy “import LP” section..
    It was there that he  tossed an incredible trifecta of then-new records into my eager hands. 
    Twisted Sister’s ‘Under The Blade’ the original Secret Records pressing!!
    Tygers of Pan Tang’s ‘Wildcat’
    and Saxon’s ‘Wheels of Steel’..
    After that, I devoured every NWOBHM and hard rock album my allowance would bear.
     And what a watershed decade to start loving this music was. Priest, Maiden ,Saxon, Twisted Sister , Crue,  Dokken..TONS of bands..All coming out with their strongest stuff!!
    Metal was ruling the airwaves and amazing concerts were happening almost weekly!
    My sister’s boyfriend didn’t last long. But the records and the music scene he hipped me to are going to be with me forever.

  • JennPI

    Joan Jett and the Blackhearts/Cherry Bomb started my love for Rock and Roll at age 9.  I heard the song, then I saw the video on MTV and all I wanted for Christmas that year were leather pants and black hair dye.  My grandmother actually bought me “pleather” pants and I eventually dyed my hair at age 13 to attend my first concert Poison/Slaughter.  I am still a huge Joan Jett fan and over the years have worn many hair styles of the hair band era, most notable I’ve been compared to Slash with my thick, long curly hair.  I’ve been in love with Rock and Roll all my life.  I have kept all the vinly I bought with allowance as a child and continue to purchase CDs to support the industry.

  • mikew1968

    Had to be Iron Maidens live after death possibly the best live album of all time, great artwork and notes on the double gatefold sleeve to look at while you are listening to the mighty Maiden at their best. Still to this day know all the words to the songs including bruce’s in between song banter, “SCREAM FOR ME LONG BEACH”

  • KateBlud

    For me it was Guns N’ Roses Appetite for Destruction.  I remember hearing Welcome to the Jungle in my friend’s bedroom for the first time when I was 12.  I had never heard anything like it before and it literally changed my life.  I quickly became obsessed with all things metal.

  • Adam

    Iron Maiden’s somewhere in time. I was 3 when it came out and I remember my dad getting it and letting me listen to it with him. I loved it instantly and still one of my favorites to this day.

  • CChrisW

    In the late 70s and early 80s I mowed grass to support my addiction to Rock n Roll.  Ozzy’s Blizzard of Oz was one of my first purchases. I couldnt ignore the screams from the six string of Randy Rhoads. Spent hours listening to Led Zep, Judas Priest, Maiden, and Sabbath as well.  The mid 80s came and GnR, Crue, EnuffZnuff, Dangerous Toys, Jackyl, and my all time fav KIX !!!  That’s Rock n Roll

    • The Holland Family

      CChrisW Ozzys a gateway drug

  • metalhead1972

    “British Steel” by Judas Priest got me into Metal. Definitely. But The Runaways got me into Rock.

  • metalhead1972

    “British Steel” by Judas Priest got me into Metal. Definitely. But The Runaways got me into Rock.

  • metalhead1972

    “British Steel” by Judas Priest got me into Metal. Definitely. But The Runaways got me into Rock.

  • colleenrose9

    Kiss Destroyer. Thanks to my older cousins for introducing me to great music at an early age.

  • Emmet

    Iron Butterfly, In a gada da vida

  • Donny W

    AC/DC’s Back In Black. The tolling of the bell had me hooked. Got the vinyl for Christmas in 1980. Saw them in concert on the For Those About to Rock Tour and have been going to concerts ever since!

  • Jan Barker

    Motley Crue! shout at the devil for sure!!

  • RikAchet

    Iron Maiden , Number of the Beast

  • rlrich13

    Madem x bach was 15 years old on that album

  • Bobodirt

    For me it’s KIX….. I went to a concert about year ago and they were AWESOME…. I could not hear for like 3 day but it was woth it!!! So Blow My Fuse!!!1

  • rlrich13

    First comcert was kiss in 79 been a fan since saw them on Paul lynn Halloween special in 74

  • rjahles

    1983, Quiet Riot, Cum On Feel The Noize.  My parents were huge country fans and my girlfriend played me this song and I was sold, between the song and her torn jeans and eye liner, I knew I was in love (with Metal)

    • The Holland Family

      rjahles girlfriends, wives, although they may leave Metal can never leave us !!!!

  • WaynePieper

    To hell with  the devil from stryper saw them first play in a church back in the 80’s

  • jimjordan10245

    For me it was The Number of the Beast picture disk from Iron Maiden.  When you played it the eyes on the devil looked as if they were going back and forth.  I traded a box of Froot Loops and a box of Apple Jacks for this album that I got it off a neighbor.  Hey, growing up in the projects wasn’t always easy, but you learn how to get by.  Hahaha.

    • The Holland Family

      @jimjordan10245 Thats funny cause although I didnt grow up in the projects I grew up in a trailer in the woods (different but not really) but I traded a week of school lunches for my first lp (different but not really) funny thing is that although we went hungry for a bit…our lives cha.ged forever. Frootloops or sloppy joe cant do that so whos laughing now

  • smittysclue

    It was Kiss Alive 2. It was so heavy & powerfull! The pictures of Gene, Paul, Ace & Peter & The stage on the inside cover was cool!!

  • RocknRoll4Ever

    My first album was Queen’s 1977 album News of the World. It was so different from anything I had ever heard. Then came Aldo Nova and Def Leppard. Thank you all and long live Rock!!!

  • Denver DeSeranno

    Destroyer by Kiss.  My cousin got me into them when I was 7.  Been rocking ever since.

  • Howard

    My first vinyl lp was AC/DC Dirty deeds  and it blew my mind. The energy on every song was amazing and still to this day I can listen to it front to back. I also used to crack myself up at big balls. Howard

  • Francois Gendron

    Strangely, my first metal album i’m buying in my life was Deaf Winter Dead from Savatage! I remember the face of the employee of the used cd store specialist in opera/classic cd….  who ask me if i’im serious to buy it! Of corse, i still listen this album today…

  • yarafco

    Motley Crue’s Shout at The Devil

  • ChuckWhite

    Black Sabbath – Sabbath Bloody Sabbath!!!!!

  • JuneAllyson

    Judas Priest Sad Wings of Destiny!

  • KenWhite

    Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow with Ronnie James Dio!!!

  • SunshineBoyerPheasant

    It would have to be Def Lepard Pyromania! From there it was all things epic and HAIR RAISING!! Bye bye baby bye bye…and that was all she wrote!

  • Mariannef

    3 cheers for vinyl!!! Even now, it is my daughter’s preferred medium and she’s only 21.  I’m voting for all things Def Leppard especially Hysteria.  A happy, get up and jump around fun set of tunes.

    • The Holland Family

      @Mariannef vinyls coming back cause everybodies realizing how great it sounds! Bout time! 3 cheers indeed

  • twilfong

    Motley Crue and Shout at the Devil became an obsession for which there still isn’t a cure.

  • ErinElizadeth

    Even though I’m only 25, my metal obsession got kickstarted very early in life. When I was 5 (around 92′) my older brothers were obsessed with two bands. Metallica and Guns n Roses. They had Metallica’s Black on vinyl and cassette tape, as well as GNR’s Use your Illusion 1&2. I used to come downstairs wondering what they were doing, and they’d be sitting in the basement blasting these tunes, hanging out, and having a good time. I remember distinctly hearing November Rain over and over, and thinking it was the coolest song in the world. When I finally saw the video come on MTV a little bit later, even though I was young, I was completely fixated on how cool they looked, and how interesting they sounded. I wanted to be a rocker. As I grew up my love and obsession for hard rock only got stronger. By 14 I was listening to everything from Motley Crue to Iron Maiden to Megadeth. By 15 I was a full fledged leather jacket wearing, headbanging metal head. Then at 16, I quite band, and decided to pick up the electric guitar, and at 18 I started my first all female hard rock band and have been playing ever since. The first heavy metal records I listened to, completely changed my life, and I am so damn proud of that!

  • Kissfan960

    KISS “Alive”
    A “Double” vinyl with 2 of the coolest Kiss fans on the back cover won me over to vinyl forever!!
    A close  (and I do mean close ) second would  be the EP vinyl I got of WASP (Animal – F*** Like A Beast) shaped in a chain saw style.
    Never saw anything like it before or after!!!!!!
    80’s Metal will always rule for me

  • Orlando J Gomez

    i still remember walking to junior high & finding a cassette all broken up in the middle of the road…i took it home, bought some blank cassettes that had the screws so you could take them apart, and swapped the tape…i cranked it on & didn’t know what it was but i couldn’t stop listening to all of the songs…found out from a friends older brother that it was Scorpions – Blackout album m/ m/

  • nyckelly3

    I came home from school one day and my mom surprised me with Poison’s ‘Open Up and Say Ahhh…’ on vinyl. It was the original cover and I was the envy of all my friends. Coolest mom EVER.

    • The Holland Family

      nyckelly3 I had that envy for my brother, he had that cover and I had that stupid black one with the just the eyes. We lived with different parents so when I got to stay with him I was “check this out” all proud and he just smiled and said “check this out” ENVY

  • johnp_1

    Def Leppard Pyromania. Even got to sing Rock of Ages on Tufts university’s radio station when I was in 5th grade (84) for a field trip.

  • Mark Warburton

    Rainbow – Difficult to Cure – i bought the single I surrender & was hooked – aged 10
    Mark from Manchester England

  • SueRok

    I am going to say that the first vinyl I used to listen to that got me into metal and rock was Led Zeppelin’s first album!  That was before Def Leppard, Cinderella, and all 80’s bands, rock and metal that I love and listen to all the time! There are so many great bands that I like but the first Vinyl have to say Led Zepps 1st debut LP

  • Fancymaltese

    I have to say Kiss- my best friend in 6th grade gave me her brothers Kiss records because he was going to throw them out along with Def Leppard back in the late 70’s early 80s. I was like wait a minute, let me listen to that. Love it every since. I still have those in my closet till this day.

  • Lorie Mason

    Mine was Journey! My Dad bought my Sister * I tixets to see Journey @ the Capital Center, on my 13th Birthday!! I was 13 & my Sister was 16!! That was my Very 1st Concert & my very 1st Vinyl, of Journey, Frontiers. BEST BEST Birthday gift ever, from my Parents. My Dad spent hours @ the Capital Center, getting us the BEST seats ever! Never forget that! Plus… was with Steve Perry!! Was Awesome I must say!! Thanks! Lorie!

  • fire321042

    AC/DC was the first metal band that got me hooked. Then came the 80’s hair bands like Poison, Def Leppard, Bon Jovi, Motley Crue, etc. Actually, I like all the bands from this genre.

  • outlawchick

    For me it was Metallica, “Kill ‘Em All!” My cousin had it on vinyl when we were kids and I was in awe the first time I heard it. It seemed creepy, dangerous and incredibly cool!! It started my love affair with metal that lives on to this day.

  • egglayer

    I bought a million records in my life from the Beatles on …..Really love all the “hair bands” like Poison ,Warrant, Bon Jovi who are still crankin today….How can you chose just one??!!

  • SamuelBiles

    I’d have to say KISS Alive I. …When I would put the headphones on, and sit in front of our huge Oldskool Stereo, which was more like a piece of furniture those days (’75); instantly I’d be transported to Detroit, and my Superheroes would be playing the most incredible music. …And I’d stare at the record for hours, dreaming of Gene spitting blood and breathing fire; and Ace and Paul being lifted high into the air on platforms; and Peter being a wildman and doing a 17 min drum solo, which is still a fave till this day. …After I heard this, I made my mother get me their back catalogue; and spent every minute I had jamming KISS till I was maybe 8/9, when I phased in AC/DC, Sabbath, Van Halen; and later Iron Maiden, Priest, etc. …Then when ’84 hit with “Out of the Cellar”, the 1st WASP LP, “Bark at the Moon”, “Ride the Lightning”, “Balls to the Wall”, Great White’s 1st, Black N’ Blue, etc etc. …Well, I was hooked for life; and eventhough I am 42, I am sitting in a bedroom that looks like it belongs to a 13 yr old child from the Eighties; complete with Blacklight Dio and Ratt posters; and “The Beast on the Road” poster, 2 Ratt cira’ ’84 posters, and even some Oldskool carnival mirrors (Blackout, etc). …Needless to say I LOVE Metal Forever!!! …Hope I win. Thx!

    • The Holland Family

      SamuelBiles everytime i put up a cool poster the wife takes it down! I gotta man cave so they all go there but please dont take one poster down cause that will only be the begining! Were all as young as we feel and at m3… Were 18 Rock on my friend in metal! Were your colors proud

  • BillyJerread

    kiss alive on heavy rotation on my mini am fm record player,and cheap trick live at budokan was a close second!

  • CTrockgroupie

    I think my first one was either AC/Dc’s Dirty Deeds or  Queen’s  News of the World.

  • JoshGartin

    Gonna have to go with faster pussycat via 1987. That one taught me the ins & outs of pure sleazy hair metal!

  • Myonheart

    Oh thats an easy one…. Alice Cooper’s “Love It To Death”  First thing I noticed when I heard the record is the sound and production. It blew me away! It was raw and aggressive that showed Alice Cooper’s songwriting to be conveyed unperturbed. Like Alice Cooper’s later works, it can be argued that this was the beginning of the shock rock Alice Cooper had such a major influence on and the heavy metal movement that was to come. It was an album ahead of its time.

  • noctoman

    My first album was Kiss Alive!!! I played it over and over!! I finally had to get a new copy because I wore it out! After that album is was over!Metalll all the way!!!!

  • LaurenPerry

    I’ve been hooked since my mother gave me her “Highway to Hell” lp when I was 11. Best thing that has happened to me, thanks Ma!

    • The Holland Family

      @LaurenPerry Best mom ever!

    • The Holland Family

      @LaurenPerry Best mom ever!

  • Jonesy666

    My first album was KISS from KISS my mom bought it for me when I was 5 years old. That was 1972. I’ve been a hard rock & metal fan ever since. The louder and harder the better.

  • DANHOLLYWOOD

    ALICE COOPER’S FROM THE INSIDE, my dad gave it to me when i was little and I had “Inmates: Were all Crazy” playing on  my MICKEY MOUSE record player over and over and then when i herd the song “SERIOUS” i was done, while kids were into wham and boy george i was into Alice Cooper, the Ramones, Kiss, etc

  • Jonesy666

    I posted earlier my first album was KISS by KISS but hit the wrong button itwas 74 not 72

  • Livetrivia

    I remember taking the trip to Record World in the Dutchess Mall  in late 1983 or early ’84.  Probably had a crisp $20 from my December birthday in my pocket.  I’m sure I hit the arcade, Dream Machine, first – maybe a little Tempest or Bezerk then walked down to the other end of the mall.
    Most of my friends dug cassettes, but I always was a fan of the vinyl album and spent many hours there flipping through the racks.  On this day I had a mission, this band I had been seeing on MTV.  “Looks that Kill” was good, but “Too Young To Fall In Love” (and the awesome video featuring a Motley Crue kicking ass Kung Fu style) was what made me need “Shout At the Devil.”
    Pre-Spinal Tap (and Metallica), you wouldn’t think you could get a cover more black (including the black on black Pentragram when you tilted it in the light – at 13, evil = cool…hell at 42 it still kinda does!). 
    Great from beginning to end with no filler (okay okay maybe SOMETIMES I’ll skip “God Bless the Children of the Beast”).  Yeah, Motley Crue’s second album “Shout At The Devil” was the key turn me on to metal vinyl of my youth. I still have it and dammit I still think that offset black on black pentagram cover is cool as hell!

    • The Holland Family

      Livetrivia That album cover was evil man, it was awesome! My friends also were all about the tapes cause you take them with there boombox and try telling your snot nosed friends vinyl sounds better, they just don’t get it. But the covers were important back then, I would study them as I listened to the record and lets be honest, how many albums did we buy BECAUSE of the cover. Its how we found a lot of great bands (and the occasional disappointment) I just wish I didn’t have that tack the covers to the wall phase lol

  • lararush

    my vinyl experience started early with Ktel, moving up to 45’s and the magic adaptor in the middle…Murphys, Hills, NRM, etc…fave vinyl would have to be Working Class Dog by Rick Springfield…looked at April Wine’s Nature of the Beast among others..purchased Styx’s Paradise Theatre for the laser cut vinyl alone…..Hair bands faves included Poison, Tesla, Steelheart, Krokus, Def Leppard, and GNR…most on cassette, but above all else,,,the 80s will always be a magical time for me…and M3 fulfills this for so many of us! m/ rock on!

  • paula welch

    I would def have to say styx , def leppard great white started it for me .It is still amazing!!!

  • ShellieCliffordMiller

    I would have to say Pink Floyd “The Wall” My brother was 8 years older than me and we would always listen to that album over and over. Some really awesome sibling bonding time!!!!!!!

  • drumhead

    If you want Blood,  AC/DC. There was no turning back from that point on!!!!

  • scotty v

    i would take all my paper route money and spend it on food or music!  I will always remember the first album i bought with my own money was “don’t shoot me , i’m only the piano player” by elton john, but what ultimately started my love for metal, was definitely Van Halen’s first!!  never had I  heard anything like that before! WOW!  It’s hard to remember now, but it may have given me  my first woody!  lmao! naw, i remember, that was my neighbor  a few years before….rock on….

  • The Holland Family

    Ratt out of the cellar! Up to that point I was into sabbath n maiden, was a metalhead but someone took out of the cellar into school (third grade) n I loved the cover. Traded a week of lunch for the record, took it home n I was hooked! Best dwal I ever made! Now many years later it was that same record trthat gave my son and daughter the love of hair metal! Now my house is full of the amazing riffs of Ratt, Twisted Sister, Poison, and of course the awesome Steel Panther!!!!!!!! M3 is the greatest festival in histery! ROCK ON!!!

  • Rocker Chelle

    You said METAL, right? I would say my first vinyl that gave me my intro to my gateway love would be..Merciful Fate..Dont Break The Oath. I was ” Blown the F**k away! Such power with guitars, a different sound of Vocals. The power of the that album was so awesome!!!

  • Randamanda

    My first albums I owned were in late ’72 or early ’73. Deep Purple Machinehead with two of the greatest classics of all time, Smoke on the Water and Space Truckin. And secondly I got Alice Cooper Schools Out. One of the coolest album covers ever. It opened up like a school desk which is where I hid all of my vinyl in those years!!!

  • Tam2Much

    Queen -Night at the Opera. Beatles, Deep Purple, AC/DC, Rainbow……

  • Strangewingz

    Def Leppard – High n Dry

  • ChrisTheus

    Ozzy- Blizzard of Ozz

    • The Holland Family

      ChrisTheus OZZY!!!!! My first Ozzy wasn’t a record it was a tape….Bark at the moon I got from my sister along with Dio the last in line. I got all I could as soon as I could, Blizzard, Diary, Holy Diver, imagine my awe when I found out both of these awesome singers were in Sabbath! I was like “Who is this legendary band?” and I had so much new (to me) music to go and search out! Ozzy is the madman, RIP Dio and Sabbath invented Heavy Metal

  • http://www.metalsludge.tv/ lemmyswart

    Kiss alive one. I was SIX and begged my parents to no avail. My uncle said if I had money for him to buy smokes n beer and money for the album he would take me to the store.In my first but not last criminal act I liberated twenty dollars from my moms purse. My uncle snagged grandmas car keys and off we went to beckley’s liquor store and then to Waxie Maxies. I went in ALONE while my uncle was in the arcade and bought Kiss Alive One and Cheech And Chongs Los Cochinos I got the cheech and chong because my uncles had Big Bamboo and I loved it.That shit is funny for a little kid. The clerk never even blinked when I put them up on the counter. We went back home and jammed out.Then laughed our asses off. My uncle was and still is the coolest!

  • mmcdermi

    Motley Crue ‘Shout at the Devil” was it that started it for me… Shout …Shout…Shout at the Devil!

  • lisa p

    Cinderella Night Songs back in middle school.

    • The Holland Family

      @lisa p A good friend of mine made fun of me for mentioning cinderella, sang some disney song or something…till I put that record on. The laughing stopped

  • Vinny

    Mine was Aerosmith’s Dream On. I was like 7 years old and my older niece ( yes I said older, my parents were older when I came along)!! Was such an influence, she lived in the city and I lived in a very small town and when she came to town she always bought her Aerosmith albums, Get Your Wings was my favorite with Seasons of Wither and Lord of The Thighs were awesome, she also liked Kiss and of course so did I! The Rock and Roll Over album was one of my first too, Rock and Roll all night!!!!

  • AdamBrooks1

    It was Quiet Riot’s “Metal Health” in 1983 when I was 11 that drove me Metal! It was a blast growing up in that era watching all my favorite bands and now getting a chance to see them again!

    • The Holland Family

      AdamBrooks1 That album started it all. The first of the genre that the rest followed and what a monster album. The song metal health is pure perfection. How can you not love it? Starts off with those hugh cords…n the chorus? Bang your head!!! You just cant get anymore metal that that! Remember the video n he through the mask in the crowd? I wanted to be in that crowd more than I wanted to breath. It was crazy. historical landmark

  • MikeClement

    I was in Rocka-Rolla Records, an independent record store in Michigan in the 70s through the 90s, with my dad when I was 6. I forget what he was looking for, but as soon as we walked in there was a huge display for KISS Destroyer. All it took was one look at that album cover and I had to have it. And then the music. The intro to Detroit Rock City and then the hammer on notes when the music begins. That was it. I was all in. I knew every word of every song by the end of the weekend. I monopolized the only turntable in the house (it didn’t take long for my parents to invest in my first set of head phones!) for the next couple years until I got my own a couple years later for my birthday! God I loved that album and every head banging, fist pounding record I bought since.

  • SmiteTheBeast

    I wish I could say I picked up this vinyl in 1987, but alas I had to wait until 2012 to find this gem at Smash! Records: Savatage’s Hall of the Mountain King. All the great riffs and talented vocals contained in one beautifully-drawn album are almost too much to handle.

  • SUSAN M H

    ALICE COOPER’S FROM THE INSIDE-THAT;S ALL IT TOOK ME TO HOOK ME!!

  • brian h

    kiss alive,i was 12 and my friend got me to listen to his copy of it,i liked it so much i had to have it for myself.played it over and over,then got destroyer and every one since

  • GiaJupiter

    All of that 80’s hair metal scene was sooo great! When bands & fans had fashion style, glamour, fun, passion,& sex/sleaze appeal! I remember being in Hollywood on the Sunset Strip back in the 80’s & it was like a glam rock/metal fantasy come true. A non stop parade & party of beautiful rockstars, & wanna be rock stars w/Guns & Roses, & Motley Crue hanging out @ the clubs. Oh wow, Mottey Crue, “Too Fast for Love” has got to to be the #1 album of all time that summed up my love for sleaze metal & rock n’ roll & induced the sexiest, rockstar dreams & put glitter & stars in my eyes… “Starry Nights” was another great song. Then, W.A.S.P. on 12″ vinyl “F*ck like a Beast”. That was totally killer & had real balls! And, of course, no young high school metal chick could ever not be truly inspired by the masters of glam/metal..KISS! “Love Gun”, “Rock & Roll Over” all those albums were so great & inpirational. I’m so glad that I was lucky to be young enough & old enough to grow up & experience rock when it was REAL rock! I LOVE 80’s hair metal, it’s my absolute fave!  :)

  • GiaJupiter

    All of that 80’s hair metal scene was sooo great! When bands & fans had fashion style, glamour, fun, passion,& sex/sleaze appeal! I remember being in Hollywood on the Sunset Strip back in the 80’s & it was like a glam rock/metal fantasy come true. A non stop parade & party of beautiful rockstars, & wanna be rock stars w/Guns & Roses, & Motley Crue hanging out @ the clubs. Oh wow, Motley Crue, “Too Fast for Love” has got to to be the #1 album of all time that summed up my love for sleaze metal & rock n’ roll & induced the sexiest, rockstar dreams & put glitter & stars in my eyes… “Starry Nights” was another great song. Then, W.A.S.P. on 12″ vinyl “F*ck like a Beast”. That was totally killer & had real balls! And, of course, no young high school metal chick could ever not be truly inspired by the masters of glam/metal..KISS! “Love Gun”, “Rock & Roll Over” all those albums were so great & inpirational. I’m so glad that I was lucky to be young enough & old enough to grow up & experience rock when it was REAL rock! I LOVE 80’s hair metal, it’s my absolute fave!  :)

  • GiaJupiter

    All of that 80’s hair metal scene was sooo great! When bands & fans had fashion style, glamour, fun, passion,& sex/sleaze appeal! I remember being in Hollywood on the Sunset Strip back in the 80’s & it was like a glam rock/metal fantasy come true. A non stop parade & party of beautiful rockstars, & wanna be rockstars w/Guns & Roses,& Motley Crue hanging out @ the clubs. Oh wow, Motley Crue, “Too Fast for Love” has got to to be the #1 album of all time that summed up my love for sleaze metal & rock n’ roll & induced the sexiest, rockstar dreams & put glitter & stars in my eyes…”Starry Nights” was another great song. Then, W.A.S.P. on 12″ vinyl “F*ck like a Beast”. That was totally killer & had real balls! And, of course, no young high school metal chick could ever not be truly inspired by the masters of glam/metal..KISS! “Love Gun”, “Rock & Roll Over” all those albums were so great & inpirational. I’m so glad that I was lucky to be young enough & old enough to grow up & experience rock when it was REAL rock! I LOVE 80’s hair metal, it’s my absolute fave! :)

    • The Holland Family

      @GiaJuper Well said! The 80s was great music and great parties. We all wanted to be rockstars and were proud of it! The music was fun and exciting before grunge came around and to release a record u had to be misirable.rockstars were our heros with hugh riffs scorching solos, powerballads! These bands r still here ready to rock n were ready to party! Thank god for M3! Its the ultimate release. Bring it on were ready to shake the rafters!

  • brendon

    it was aerosmith  toys in the attc.that was the first album i ever bought. it was in 77 or 78. i was 8 or 9 at the time

  • Jay

    I Heard Twisted Sister sing “I know its only rock and roll (But i like it) on the radio…and I was memorized ..so I would sneak into my brothers room and listed  to “You cant stop Rock and Roll” on vinyl….and the rest is history!!!

  • KarenMarieHemme

    Kix Midnight Dynomite, thank god we lived in Northern VA. We could actulally go see them play for next to nothing at the Warner theatre, Jacks, To top it off there was always Hammer Jacks.  Thats how I remember the 80’s  The album was so worn out I had to go buy another one.

  • https://www.stbaldricks.org/participants/richierich rsibincic

    Hands down, Mötley Crüe’s Too Fast for Love kick-started my love of all things Metal!!! 
    I played Live Wire over, and over and over with my headphones cranked all the way up – at all hours of the night – repeating until I nailed the drumming (on my matress).   Tommy Lee rocks!   m/ m/  

    • The Holland Family

      rsibincic HA HA yeah we used to turn coffe cans over n use pencils for drum sticks n i thought i WAS Tommy Lee

  • RevQuinn

    it would have to be MotleyCrue and  Shout at the Devil that hooked me, I was 13 yrs old and just amazed at what I was seeing and hearing. I had Kiss, Alice Cooper and others already. But for bands of that era it has to be the Crue

    • The Holland Family

      RevQuinn I hear you, I had to say Ratt because it was my first of many albums i had to buy many timed because of wearing them out but man shout at the devil…we would just sit there and listen to that record…the intro …man the cover with the pentagram and the band in front of fire, it just seemed so evil back then.Awesome album! Just pure rock begining to end awesome album

  • chrisod1

    AC / DC Back in Black when I was in 8th or 9th grade.

  • CarenBarrere

    I had many !  But first fav’s would be 
    Mott the Hoople “The Hoople”
    Nazareth “Hair of the Dog”
    Uriah Heep “Demons and Wizards”

  • LEANNE SKEEN

    For me it was Aerosmith in1978. I was 11 yrs old. I think rhe vinyl the neighbor girl had was their Greatest Hits. The red and white cover with Dream On, Come Together, Sweet Emotion. Been hooked ever since. Pre Mtv.

  • TamTam69

    Oh definitely KIX!  Being semi local, I was obsessed, I had NEVER listened to rock and this new found HAIR GLAM blew me away and I am still stuck in the 80’s, as my friends tell me!

  • http://yahoo.com/ fletch1

    Cinderella Night Songs….and over the years I have gotten the album cover autographed by Tom Keifer, Eric Brittingham, Jeff Labar, Fred Coury…”and” Rick Criniti.  I know…who?  He played keyboards on the record, toured extensively with the band and appeared in their first 3 videoas off NS.

    • RevQuinn

      fletch1  Yea Criniti was also a guitar player with his own band and trying to get signed. They claim thats why he didnt want to be onstage or in videos with Cinderella. It was his ” day job” and wanted to make it on his own.

  • newbarbarian79

    KISS – Rock & Roll Over!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was 10 at the time and wanted to see them in concert so bad. I remember they said on the radio to bring your canned food donations to the show and put them under their KISSMAS tree!!!

  • CrystalMcCoy

    Poison! I have been a fan of Poison since I was 10 years old and I’m still a huge fan today at 35 years old! I go to a Poison or Bret Michaels show when ever they are within driving range for me! Totally stoked for this show!

  • Randy Gill

    KISS, I heard them 1st, then I saw the album cover. Instantly hooked in 4th grade. I went on the collect all the albums and other memoribilia that I still have today.

  • tunetokyo

    Twisted Sister,STAY HUNGRY was the first Vinyl (hell it was the first heavy metal album I EVER got)..XMAS of 1984 when I was 10 years old….have been a rock n’ roller ever since!!!!

    I STILL haven’t seen them live, was too young back then, and they haven’t been to the midwest since they reunited!!!!

    • The Holland Family

      tunetokyo Yup thats what sucks about being old enough to appreciate such great music but too young to go!!!! I used to BEG to go to these shows but my parents were lik “not a chance” But its all good my friend cause at M# we got twenty some of the greatest bands to knock back a few, raise our devil horns, and blow our minds!

  • cspilla

    KISS Love Gun!!!  I was 6 when it was releaseed and my older sister got it for me on the day it came out.  My sister had Alive! and the music and imagery from it just struck me as a kid.  But, it wasn’t until I got my first LP that metal stuck with me going forward.

  • cspilla

    KISS Love Gun!!!  I was 6 when it was releaseed and my older sister got it for me on the day it came out.  My sister had Alive! and the music and imagery from it just struck me as a kid.  But, it wasn’t until I got my first LP that metal stuck with me going forward.

  • carla

    Ratt and Dokken kick started my heart for hair band metal!!! I love them all! I listen to them all daily on XM Radio….Hair Nation!!! The station that put me in touch with the info about this M3 Festival!!!

    • The Holland Family

      @carla ur so lucky! Wish i had xm but we got our old vinlys! Its all good though the vast majority of the hair scene its great played front to back n u cant beat the sound of vinyl. Still wish i had xm though u can hear some obscure songs u havnt heard inawhile inbetween the hits! Rock on!

    • The Holland Family

      @carla ur so lucky! Wish i had xm but we got our old vinlys! Its all good though the vast majority of the hair scene its great played front to back n u cant beat the sound of vinyl. Still wish i had xm though u can hear some obscure songs u havnt heard inawhile inbetween the hits! Rock on!

  • Mike Sander

    Firehouse and Trixter were my 2 kick ass bands to get me going in the 80’s and still today i listen 24/7 to all the hair bands … ROCK ON !!!!!!! it is well worth the trip from Florida to come see all the bands in may!!!!!!  plus the road trip with my friends is awsome tooo.

  • Mike Sander

    Firehouse and Trixter were my 2 kick ass bands to get me going in the 80’s and still today i listen 24/7 to all the hair bands … ROCK ON !!!!!!! it is well worth the trip from Florida to come see all the bands in may!!!!!!  plus the road trip with my friends is awsome tooo.

    • The Holland Family

      Mike Sander Florida? Were headed there from Fl also! Daytona…Were having a yardsale to raise the funds and yeah the roadtrip will be a blast!Cant wait

  • Gary Roen

    Twisted Sister “Under The Blade” got me hooked…SMF for life!

  • sirfyre

    Twisted Sister’s Stay Hungry got me hooked for life! I played that album so many times I’m surprised that the record player needle didn’t wear all the way through the record! Now if only I still had enough hair to tease it up for the show…
    m/(◣‿◢)m/

  • WaynePieper

    so who won?

  • CherylBeachleyVarkalis

    It all started with KISS Alive–the vinyl is worn out now but I’m still hanging in there!!!

  • sarahrocks

    Who won?

  • http://thevinyldistrict.com/ The Vinyl District

    A winner has been chosen and has confirmed!
    Thank you all for your entries! Many more to come…

  • ShawnThomas

    Who won

  • drumhead

    Kix – Cool Kids

  • kisergurl

    Dr. Hook and the medicine show!

  • RocknRoll4Ever

    Queen – News of the World. Rock on Freddie Mercury!

  • sarahfl1

    Van Halen Baby!! Saved my lunch money and bought their 1st album and mine too!

  • sarahfl1

    Strangewingz Best album they did!!

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