The Metal Box is a weekly web series posted each Friday where we discuss all things hard rock and heavy metal: news, videos, interviews, live concerts and more.

This week we talk with singer Mark Slaughter about about his success with Slaughter, his solo career, the Northern Light Orchestra project, Vinnie Vincent Invasion, thoughts on Bon Jovi going into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2018, and more. Watch video above.

Slaughter formed out of Las Vegas, Nevada in 1988 with the lineup of singer Mark Slaughter, bassist Dana Strum, guitarist Tim Kelly and drummer Blas Elias. The band had success in 1990 with their debut album Stick It to Ya and the hit singles “Up All Night”, “Spend My Life”, “Mad About You”, and “Fly to the Angels”. The album went double platinum selling over two million copies and becoming one of the biggest albums of 1990. The band also saw success in 1992 with their follow-up album The Wild Life which was certified gold. Slaughter's last studio album was 1999's Back to Reality. Check out the title cut from Mark Slaughter's new solo album Halfway There and the Northern Light Orchestra track "The Night Before Christmas" below.