Long before Ronnie James Dio was slaying mechanical dragons in front of arenas packed with teenage heshers and W.A.S.P. mainstay Blackie Lawless was shooting a shower of sparks from a pyrotechnical codpiece, Canadian rock gladiator and former bodybuilding champ Jon Mikl Thor had already laid the foundation for the over-the-top metal theatrics that became standard issue in the '80s with his entertaining mix of strongman stunts, armored fantasy combat, perfectly coiffed Viking hair,... More >>>