Wednesday, September 24, 2008


Dan McCafferty and Kurt Monson had figured their days as rockers in the 1980s hair band Wild August were over for good.

That was before the two Traverse City natives' former group was rediscovered by Retrospect Records. The company now sells their old recordings on the Web and talked them into getting back together in July for the Rocklahoma music festival, where they played in front of tens of thousands of glam-rock fans....

The group had promise. It recorded on independent labels and opened for such acts as Slaughter, Warrant, Ace Frehley of Kiss and in what they said was a mismatch, Katrina and the Waves.

Yet just when they figured they were poised to break through -- they were talking to major record labels and they made an appearance on the soap opera "Another World," a performance that lives on through YouTube -- the entire musical world changed.

Read the complete feature, here.

Watch the Another World appearance, here.

And who might that be rocking out to their favorite hair band? Why it's Jenna and Dean! Otherwise known as Alla Korot and a painfully young Ricky Paull Goldin!

To watch the entire episode, make sure you tune into's broadcast of Another World. They are currently featuring the summer of 1991, and should be up to August 6 shortly!

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