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ROCKNATION ISSUE 24 Jaime St. James PAGE 17 TRACK 20 Jaime St. James interviewed by CBLOCK for HARD80’S radio track 20. Jaime talks about BLACK ‘N BLUE stories and more. (This is a sample for the full interview please visit: Black ‘N Blue are 80’s hard rockers who released four successful and critically acclaimed albums through Geffen Records including their self-titled debut (1984), “Without Love” (1985), “Nasty Nasty” (1986), and “In Heat” (1987), with the latter two albums produced by the legendary Gene Simmons of KISS. The band, which featured Jaime St. James (vocals), Tommy Thayer (lead guitar), Jef Woop Warner (guitar), Patrick Young (bass), and Pete Holmes (drums), started in Portland, OR as a group of friends that came together to make their mark on 80’s hard rock. The band eventually relocated to Los Angeles and was signed to Geffen Records. Black ‘N Blue would go on to sell over a million albums throughout their tenure in the 80’s. The band scored a hit single in “Hold On To 18” (which was featured on the group’s first release), a track that is widely known as a hard rock classic and still has airplay on stations across the country.