From Dokken to Warrant, from Poison to Stryper, the new book Nöthin’ But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the ’80s Hard Rock Explosion is full of untold tales of hard rock’s glossiest era. On a new episode of Rolling Stone Music Now, authors Tom Beaujour and Richard Bienstock join host Brian Hiatt to share some of the best stories from the book, starting with the rise of Twisted Sister and Quiet Riot, two Seventies bands who took so long to make it that they became forever known as Eighties bands.
Check out our excerpt from their book (on the formation of Guns N’ Roses), and to hear the entire episode, press play above, or download and subscribe on iTunes or Spotify.
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