I'm a child of the '80s but I was never a big hair band fan until nostalgia set in. I remember having heated debates in junior high over whether Heavy Metal was cooler than Punk Rock: I definitely sided with the skatepunks over the headbangers. It wasn't until much, much later that I realized that they all kind of trickled down from the same fountain. Now the cheesiness and tight pants live on as Classic Rock…
Rock of Ages is the Broadway musical starring American Idol finalist Constantine Maroulis. Set in 1987 in a legendary Sunset Strip rock club, a small-town girl meets a big-city dreamer and they fall in love to the greatest metal songs of the '80s. It's sort of a Mamma Mia! for metalheads… You might recall Bret Michaels from Poison getting smooshed by a piece of scenery a couple of months back? Well, that performance was in honor of the five-time Tony Award nominated Rock of Ages.
New Line Records has just released the Original Broadway Cast Recording of Rock of Ages and it's a total hoot to listen to and sing along with. Check out the track listing (listen to tracks online here):
We Built This City / Too Much Time On My Hands
I Wanna Rock
We're Not Gonna Take It
Heaven/More Than Words / To Be With You
Waiting For A Girl Like You
Wanted Dead Or Alive
I Want To Know What Love Is
Cum On Feel The Noize / We're Not Gonna Take It (Reprise)
Harden My Heart / Shadows Of The Night
Here I Go Again
The Final Countdown
Any Way You Want It / I Wanna Rock (Reprise)
I Hate Myself For Loving You / Heat Of The Moment
Hit Me With Your Best Shot
Can't Fight This Feeling
Every Rose Has Its Thorn
The Search Is Over
Don't Stop Believin
Click here to check out the 'Making of' the album featuring the cast behind the scenes!
No need to be embarrassed when you catch yourself singing along… it happens to the best of us. But speaking of embarrassing, One2One Network wants to see the most awesome(ly bad) rock’n roll hair from the bitchin’ '80s. Besides just laughing your butt off looking at the photos, you could win a pair of tickets to see Rock of Ages on Broadway or other fun prizes like $50 gift cards, Rock of Ages soundtracks and merchandise.
-First, find your most wicked, rawk hair photo and upload it to the Rock of Ages Flickr group. (CLICK HERE for detailed instructions on how to upload to the group page.)
-Title your shot with your Twitter name
-Pick a song from the Rock of Ages soundtracks that is the best theme song for your photo and add it to the description.
-Tag your shot with #RockOfAges and either #80sHair or #90sHair.
Other ways to participate: Vote on photos in the Rock of Ages Flickr group or with the #RockOfAges tag by leaving a comment.
Report the links to photos, tweets and comments HERE.
To be eligible to win, all votes and reports are due by September 8. Grand Prize ticket winner will be determined by random drawing. Winners will be notified by the week of September 14.
BONUS ENTRIES: TWEET a link to your picture so your friends can vote! Be sure to use the hash tags (#rockofages, #80sHair or #90sHair) in your tweets! Post all bonus entry details in the report link.