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New Hack City: MTV metal you could even listen to, maybe

Chuck Eddy, L.A. Weekly, 1 August 1991

"I FIND A lot of heavy-metal stuff to not really be from the heart and not dealing with, like, real problems. I mean, some of it does, but the majority of it doesn't, to me. Not as much as rap. Rap to me just seems so real, it's so real." Now, who do you suppose said that? Stetsasonic, probably, or a rock critic, right? Wrong — it was Tom Keifer of Nerf-boogie gods Cinderella, in the 7-Eleven-shelf-zine Metal's "Rock vs. Rap" issue this past spring, and he wasn't the only shagbanger talking that way.

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