Aussie hard rock combo Rose Tattoo have persisted on and off with many personnel changes for many decades, despite the deaths of most of the early band's lineup. Emerging in the late 1970's with a bluesy blend of strident hard rock and melodic, no-frills heavy metal, the band's first four albums yielded the hits "Bad Boy for Love," "Rock 'n' Roll Outlaw," "Nice Boys," and "Scarred for Life." One of Australia's premier hard rock acts, Rose Tattoo found less success overseas, though they did influence American acts like Guns N' Roses, Keel, L.A. Guns, and Nashville Pussy, all of whom have covered the band's songs. After disbanding in 1987 the group reassembled in 1998 and have since gone on to issue three more studio albums, including 2020's Outlaws, with lead singer Angry Anderson serving as the band's sole original member. In 2006 they ...
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