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W.A.S.P. is an American heavy metal band formed in 1982 by Blackie Lawless, who is the only remaining original member of the band. They emerged from the Los Angeles scene. The band's popularity peaked in the 1980s, yet they continue to record and tour, making them one of the most enduring of the West Coast heavy metal bands. W.A.S.P. gained notoriety for their shock rock-themed image, lyrics and live performances. They have sold over 12 million copies of their albums.
The band was a prominent target in the mid-1980s of the Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC), an organization that pushed for warning labels on recorded music. The band immortalized its fight with the PMRC on the song "Harder, Faster" from their 1987 live album, Live...In the Raw. "I Wanna Be Somebody" was the most successful single from W.A.S.P.'s debut album and it was ranked at No. 84 in VH1's 100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs of All Time.
Rock City erupted in Nottingham back in 1980. Since then it has been the flagship venue in the UK for Live Music and Club Nights. We have held artists from the likes of Nirvana, Madness, Def Leppard, The Pouges, David Bowie, The Ramones ,Guns And Roses, Ozzy Ozbourne,The Cure,Rage Against The Machine, The Buzzcocks, Manic Street Preachers, Slayer, Slipknot, Run DMC, Queens of The Stone Age, Megadeth, Linkin Park, Public Enemy, Taking Back Sunday, Bloc Party and that's not even close to us listing them all.! As you can tell we are pretty busy and we started just how we mean to go on. So keep your eyes peeled for who's coming next!