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Chrome Molly on Van Halen, Def Leppard and how grunge finished them off

The ‘lost’ rockers recall their Van Halen tribute days, chasing Def Leppard and why grunge ushered in the end of their career

Back in 1988, Leicester band Chrome Molly were on the cusp of mainstream breakthrough. Falling somewhere between the grit of the NWOBHM and hair-metal’s pomp, their single Shooting Me Down was a guaranteed smash. But success eluded them, and in 1991 they split. Now they’re back with new album Hoodoo Voodoo. Frontman Steve Hawkins fills us in on the band’s return.



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