Located in Daytona, Florida, Nova Rex was formed in 1985 during the “hair metal revolution.” The band has been through years of hard work, and today they are still rocking hard across the U.S.A.! We catch up with the guys, literally hours after their set at the Sold Out Rocklahoma Festival.
Sirius XM’s Hair Nation, Channel 39
Hair Nation features “Hair Bands” from the 1980’s, in fact their slogan is “Vintage Rock From the Big Hair Eighties.”
It seems that every time I tune to this commercial-free Sirius XM station, I hear Bon Jovi, Motley Crue and Poison, but they do spread the wealth and dig a little deeper into the album cuts. It’s definitely not non-stop “Blaze of Glory,” “Dr. Feelgood” and “Every Rose Has a Thorn.” You’ll notice in the playlist below that they played one of my favorite, and under-appreciated Poison tunes. It’s a good mix between the hits and the rest of the stuff, but the songs really are hit or miss.
In my opinion, there’s really not enough good hair band music to justify a dedicated full-time station. It would probably be better suited for a recurring weekend show, or special holiday weekend special.
- Poison – Cry Tough
- Dangerous Boys – Teasin’ and Pleasin’
- White Snake – Here I Go Again
- Badlands – My Last Time
- Bon Jovi – I’ll Be There For You
- Cinderella – Push Push
- Motley Crue – Primal Stream
- Faster Pussycat – Babylon