Winger’s Career Wasn’t Helped by MTV Show “Beavis and Butthead”
The band Winger seemed like an overnight success with their self titled debut album in 1988’s, which produced various hit songs including “Seventeen” and “Headed for a Heartbreak”. But by the early 90’s hair metal’s fortune’s had changed. Grunge and alternative rock was considered cool and one of MTV’s hottest shows at the time was “Beavis and Butthead” who took aim at Winger. We take a look at how “Beavis and Butthead” changed the band’s career.
Motley Crue, Poison, Def Leppard to Tour Together This Summer
Rumours have been swirling for some time now that Motley Crue are reportedly getting back together five years after signing a “Cessation of Touring Agreement.” They will be announcing a summer tour with Def Leppard and Poison for next year, according to Rolling Stone.
The band only added fuel to the fire a few days ago when their Twitter page responded to a Change.org petition started by fans asking the band to tour again given that they have accumulated a new legion of fans due to their Netflix biopic “The Dirt”, which came out earlier this year in March. That Motley Crue Tweet has since been deleted.
Another clue is that Black Crowes manager Mark DiDia discussed more reunions being announced (shares same management as Motley Crue) during an appearance on politically correct shock jock Howard Stern’s radio show earlier this month, even mentioning that the tour would apparently feature two other major bands. Poison singer Bret Michaels also recently said he was “working real hard right now to put together something incredible with some other bands for next summer.”
Motley Crue’s last tour date happened on December 31, 2015 in their hometown of Los Angeles at the Forum.
Prior to Motley Crue’s last tour they signed a “Cessation of Touring” contract that was a publicity stunt to increase record sales IMO with Crue bassist Nikki Sixx telling Rolling Stone in 2014 “Legally, we can’t play again,” “The only loophole is if all four band members agreed to do it, we could override our own contract – but we know that will never happen. There are people in this band who will refuse to ever do it again, and you’re talking to one of them. There is no amount of money that would ever make me do it again because I have such pride in how we’re ending it.”