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THANKS Caitlin for covering the Scrap Metal concert and providing super links to videos & more!  Check out Caitlin and Elizabeth Searle in the Boston Herald together…

An award-winning screenwriter at international film festivals and labs, Caitlin McCarthy has two feature films in development: “Wonder Drug” with director Tom Gilroy (“Spring Forward”); and “Resistance” with director Si Wall (“The Dinner Party,” premiering November 2010). She also has a TV series treatment, “Free Skate,” which is currently being considered by top production companies.

“What Goes Around, Comes Around: SCRAP METAL, The Rock’N’Roll Rat Pack is Back!” by Caitlin McCarthy

Caitlin with Chris & Karen at Scrap Metal

The 80s are making a serious comeback these days. Sly Stallone currently has the number one movie in the country with “The Expendables.” Leggings are being sought out by teens shopping for school. And radio stations – from rock to Top 40 – are playing all the hits from that decade. The “oldies” have turned into “goodies” that people want.
Which brings me to SCRAP METAL. Known as the “rock and roll rat pack,” SCRAP METAL is a confederacy of multi-platinum artists from the 80s Arena-Rock generation who took over MTV and held the airwaves hostage (in a good way!) for a decade. These “scraps” are all lead singers and front men/women who were the voices and faces of rock’n’roll in America for the good-time rock generation.

SCRAP METAL was created by close friends and rock stars Gunnar Nelson (who with twin brother Matthew Nelson was half of the hit group NELSON) and Mark Slaughter (of the rock group Slaughter). Their bands’ number one mega-hits are still in regular rotation on most radio stations today: “(Can’t Live Without Your) Love and Affection” (Nelson) and “Up All Night” (Slaughter), just to name two. NELSON also just returned with Mark Slaughter from performing live in Suzhou, China at the Holisland Rock Festival as part of the NELSON 20th Anniversary “After the Rain” tour. This October, NELSON will be performing in the U.K. for the very first time ever at the Firefest in Nottingham. And if that’s not enough, NELSON has a new album coming out soon with Frontiers Records called “The Blond Leading the Blond.” (more…)

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