Metal Makes a Heavy Comeback

Hair we go again: '80s nostalgia brings monsters of rock back to life
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 24, 2008 7:27 AM CDT

Heavy metal is coming back with a vengeance this summer, the Guardian reports. Kiss, Def Leppard, Judas Priest, and plenty of other massive metal names from the '80s will dust off the spandex and play stadium shows for audiences of aging headbangers along with a new generation of fans weaned on Guitar Hero. Many of the rock dinosaurs are even recording new material.

Guitar Hero and iTunes are credited with making metal the newest wave of rock nostalgia. "It's suddenly very cool whereas before people wouldn't dare admit to liking this music," a concert promoter said. "More and more people want to relive what they were doing 25 years ago." (More heavy metal stories.)

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