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WASP: Lyceum, London

Live Review by Simon Witter, New Musical Express, 6 October 1984

THEY DON’T MAKE metal mutants like they used to. Whilst WASP obviously consider themselves the baddest muthas to walk this earth, many of their audience ...

WASP: Lawful or Awful?

Interview by J. Kordosh, Creem, June 1985

HERE'S A thumbnail sketch of Blackie Lawless: his real name is Steve Duran, he's 28 years old, getting paunchy, sings and plays bass for W.A.S.P. ...

WASP: Buzz Sore?

Interview by Steffan Chirazi, Sounds, 19 October 1985

In the red corner, bobbing and weaving and humming like a Tiger Moth, WASP come out fighting. Over on the blue side, STEFFAN CHIRAZI stings ...

W.A.S.P.: The Lore Of The Lawless

Interview by Sylvie Simmons, Kerrang!, 15 May 1986

Is BLACKIE still tacky? Have W.A.S.P. s new-found stadiarock sensibilities caused 'em to abandon their old 'wild, funny and outrageous' ways? SYLVIE SIMMONS asks the ...

Bon Jovi, Dio, Metallica, Anthrax, W.A.S.P., Cinderella: Monsters Of Rock, Castle Donington

Live Review by Steven Wells, Simon Witter, New Musical Express, 29 August 1987


Bon Jovi/Dio/Metallica/Anthrax/W.A.S.P.: Monsters Of Rock, Castle Donington

Live Review by Simon Reynolds, Melody Maker, 29 August 1987


W.A.S.P.: Never Mind the Buttocks

Interview by Howard Johnson, Kerrang!, 18 February 1989

...At least that's W.A.S.P. mainman BLACKIE LAWLESS' stinging new philosophy on life after a good few years in the prickly nest of outrageous lyrics, potentially ...

The Decline of Western Civilization Part Two: The Metal Years (Dir: Penelope Spheeris)

Film/DVD/TV Review by Jack Barron, New Musical Express, 5 August 1989

NEON NIGHT, LA. Clad in leather and flashing skull'n'dagger tattoos, Chris Holmes of WASP — the Peter Sutcliffe of heavy metal — is lounging on ...

Spheeris of Influence

Interview by Dele Fadele, New Musical Express, 5 August 1989

The macho world of Heavy Metal is not the most likely place to find a female film director, but PENELOPE SPHEERIS took her camera and ...

Penelope Spheeris: The "Mad Surgeon" of Film

Interview by Sylvie Simmons, RAW, 6 September 1989

That's American director PENELOPE SPHEERIS, whose documentary on the LA Metal scene The Decline Of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years has just opened ...

W.A.S.P.: A Day in the Life of Blackie Lawless

Interview by Paul Elliott, Kerrang!, 4 July 1992

He's spent the last two years closeted away, writing and recording his just released 'rock opera', The Crimson Idol. Now, with a slot on the ...

W.A.S.P.: First Blood... Last Cuts (Capitol advance tape) KK

Review by Paul Elliott, Kerrang!, 23 October 1993

'I'LL DO whatever I want to you/I'll nail your ass to the sheets'. Blackie Lawless slobbers on W.A.S.P.'s controversial first single. 'Animal (F**k Like A ...


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