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Michael Lee’s Notes From The Road: EIGHTIES ADVENTURES IN HOLLYWOOD!

For the Love of 80s…

The Lost Boys were born in La La Land, while I was working at E! Entertainment Television and soaking up the So Cal lifestyle.

It was there that I was exposed to incredible 80s cover bands all over the place. Every week I hit the clubs and saw the bands that were rockin’ The Strip and rollin’ out the 80s to the masses.

Metal Shop aka Metal Skool aka Steel Panther aka one totally badass band!

My all-time favorite cover band there was Metal Shop, originally called Danger Kitty. Metal Shop used to play every Monday night at The Viper Room, that dark enclave notoriously known for what happened to River Phoenix on the sidewalk outside after a drug overdose. In later years, Bruno Mars and Janelle Monae rocked the room relentlessly.

But in the early 2000s, Metal Shop ru...

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San Antonio’s Spirit of the Radio: Remembering Joe Anthony

{Michael Lee’s blog from Michael Lee Band}

It’s the season for conjuring up spirits. And for some reason, I’ve been haunted lately by one spirit in particular….that of a rock legend who’s been gone now for over 23 years. Yet, I can close my eyes…remember his voice…and be instantly transported back in time- every time I listen to one of the legendary rock tunes this pioneering disc jockey brought to South Texas listeners of KISS-FM / KMAC-AM radio back in the day…

Like so many others who grew up in San Antonio- “the Heavy Metal Capital of the world!” on Friday nights, I worshipped at the altar of The Godfather.

Legendary Rock DJ Joe Anthony

THE ROCK GODFATHER

Joe Anthony was the Godfather of Rock N Roll.

The San Antonio-native radio DJ not only played incredible music, introducing unbelievably tale...

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