Brit Rock Doesn’t Fly In US… But Why?

Dave Ferman of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram profiled the troubles British acts have making it in the United States where the top reasons for the failure are and Metallica. Ferman says, “In the late ’80s, numerous Brit bands were still doing well in America. But between 1990 and 1991 Nirvana released ‘Nevermind’ and Metallica released its multiple-hits-spawning eponymous ‘black’ CD. These two CDs almost alone ushered in a new era of American hard-rock/grunge popularity, effectively blowing many English bands back whence they came.” The full story at has since been removed.

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