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Behold the Strange Beauty of the Metal Ballads Album Covers

Behold the Strange Beauty of the Metal Ballads Album Covers

Album Cover of the Week, Music
I can't tell if these album covers for a compilation series called Metal Ballads are serious or not, but they are 100% undistilled awesome either way. They were released in Germany between 1988 and 1991, before grunge made things like this look even more foolish than they already did, so I'm inclined to think that RCA Records didn't realize they were unintentionally goofing on the entire hair metal scene. But still, look at these things. You could take the title off these drawings and pass them off as the covers to some astoundingly bad romance novels. Ones that take place in a world where shirts are but a distant memory and only the tender, rocking ballads of the Scorpions will see you through another hellish day sharing body heat for survival. Oh and for the curious, I've included ...
Listening booth — RIP Jani Lane of Warrant

Listening booth — RIP Jani Lane of Warrant

Listening Booth, Music
Today brings sad news for hard rock and metal fans around the world, as Jani Lane -- lead singer of Warrant during their most successful period -- was found dead yesterday in a Woodland Hills, California hotel room at age 47. In addition to serving as Warrant's lead vocalist, Lane wrote the band's most popular songs, including "Heaven," "Down Boys," "Sometimes She Cries," "I Saw Red," and "Cherry Pie." I'll admit that I was never a huge Warrant fan back in the day, but Lane was a very good vocalist and seems to have been a genuinely good -- albeit troubled -- person. So let's remember Lane in happier days with a few classic Warrant cuts. "Down Boys" "Cherry Pie" "Uncle Tom's Cabin" Related articles Warrant's Jani Lane dead at 47 (brooklynvegan.com) Hollywood reacts to...