Tag Archives: Nitro

60 bands disbanded in the 21st Century so far (2000-2020)

Posted by on January 10, 2020

As we saw with bands such as Mötley Crüe, Rage Against the Machine, Vio-lence, Mr.Bungle, Possessed, Exhorder, and many more that have disbanded/went on a hiatus and returned, there’s always a chance for a group to reform. They can also reappear for a quick reunion just to disappear again and sometimes come back once more, […]

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Nitro’s Michael Angelo Batio shreds the competition for tax purposes

Posted by on March 26, 2018

Marketing works in interesting ways, we’ll say that much. H&R Block just did what might be the most bizarre metal-themed ad since the Norton Antivirus “Dokken vs. Chicken” ad. See, Tax Day is coming up, and H&R Block is trying to get people to go there to get their taxes done. However, they’re also pointing […]

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Victor Wooten joins reformed Nitro

Posted by on June 14, 2017

While you wouldn’t expect Nitro to have one of the best rhythm sections in music right now, it’s hard to deny that’s the case, as the reformed ’80s band featuring the vocal acrobatics of Jim Gillette and the guitar virtuousity of Michael Angelo Batio, have welcomed superstar bassist Victor Wooten to the band. He joins […]

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Lamb of God’s Chris Adler is in a reunited… Nitro?

Posted by on November 30, 2016

Remember Nitro? The ’80s glam metal band was known for two things (aside from big hair): Jim Gilette’s piercingly high vocals and Michael Angelo Batio’s shredding and quad necked guitar. In fact, long after the band broke up in 1993, you could still see ads for Gilette’s “metal power” voice lesson ads in the back of […]

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All of ‘St. Anger’ played at once sounds better than it does separate

Posted by on July 31, 2015

[youtube]https://youtu.be/h_TxZ0IrNPE[/youtube] A lot has been said about Metallica’s St. Anger, much of it intensely negative. The band’s eighth album was recorded pretty terribly, didn’t have a single guitar solo on it, and is probably the least popular album the band’s released. Some have tried to make it sound better, but it wasn’t until now that […]

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Lita Ford accused of child abuse by her own children

Posted by on July 27, 2015

A few years ago, we sat down with guitarist Lita Ford and talked about many different subjects, including her song “Mother” which deals with the subject of mental abuse in children and how parent alienation affects them, turning her into an avid advocate with her own Facebok page. The song arose from the difficult times she had […]

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Michael Angelo Batio Makes A Cameo In Kia Optima Car Commercial

Posted by on June 12, 2012

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yh_Rz4VdscU[/youtube] Motley Crue starred in the Kia Optima’s Super Bowl commercial. So why shouldn’t Michael Angelo Batio appear in a car commercial as well? The Nitro/solo virtuoso currently appears in a new Canadian commercial for the Kia Optima. Actually, Batio’s appearance is very brief and he’s so far away that the only way you can […]

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Brutal Legend Unveils Surprisingly Great Track Listing

Posted by on August 10, 2009

Is Brutal Legend going to be the most metal video game ever? Until now, we’d heard more about the endless legal battles over the game than the game itself, but the just-released track listing just gave it even more metal cred. Sure, we know that Jack Black, Lemmy, Ozzy, Rob Halford and more lent their voices […]

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