House Of Lords’ frontman James Christian has revealed he could see no way back for hair metal and melodic rock once grunge took a stranglehold on the music business.
And the talented vocalist admitted he was prepared to call time on his singing career rather than change his style to suit the mid 90s trend.
“Back then I just didn’t see melodic rock making a comeback,” said the husband of 80s pop rock pin-up Robin Beck.
“Once grunge came on the scene you couldn’t even get arrested as someone who played melodic rock – let alone get a new record deal. But stepping away from it proved to be a god thing for me.”
House Of Lords reformed to record 2004’s The Power And The Myth and new album Cartesian Dreams was released earlier this month to critical acclaim. The band tours the UK this autumn and Christian added: “It’s a great comeback story. When I realised there was still a market for the band it’s all I really wanted to do.”
Look out for a full and exclusive interview with James Christian on rushonrock soon. Plus we’ll be celebrating the phenomenon that is hair metal with exclusive new interviews featuring Danger Danger and Winger, countdowns of classic tunes and a potted history of favourite genre.