The year was 1977, Saturday Night Fever was exploding at the box office, Macho men were wearing polyester jackets in the streets and young Jimmy discovered KISS Alive 2 from his older cousins. Jimmy went from a Partridge Family son to a fire breathing blood spitting demon on Halloween night.
The metal addiction got worse, Jimmy fed the addiction by listening to FM radio secretly late at night where he discovered the harder edge sounds of Rock, Black Sabbath Heaven and Hell (what a voice), Motorhead, Ace of Spades (how can these guys play so fast?), AC DC Back in Black (how can this guy scream like that?), IRON MAIDEN Killers (OMG!). From there on it has been 3 decades of metal allegiance and counting.
Canadian Filmmaker, Editor in Chief, co-host and producer 24/7.
“For those about to Rock we salute you.”
ALAN "THE METAL GUY"
In the immortal words of Biff Byford of Saxon," Where were you in '79 when the dam began to burst?" Canadian-born Alan Dixon, Summer 1980, at the tender age of 12, your hero was faced with a life-altering decision. "Do I purchase The Police's Zenyatta Mondatta, or AC/DC's Back in Black?" Suffice it to say,"Bon", as I became affectionately known , never De Doo Doo Dooed, nor De Da Da Daaed. From the first toll of Hell's Bells, I realized the path I was to follow.
Forever riding on The Highway to Hell, Metal became My Mantra, My Music, My Life. Catching the early sounds of NWOBHM, Screaming for Vengeance throughout high school, suffering through the hair metal years, and lost Somewhere in Time during my late teens.
I now wish to share the experience of laying needle to vinyl, staring at album covers for hours, while listening to classic metal bands from this glorious era.
Hopefully this website may help the next generation of Metal Gods to start their music collection, or for the older Metallibangers, bring joy reliving some great memories & music.
Thousands of Metal concerts, books, albums later, Alan he is The Metal Guy Encyclopedia.
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