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These Pinball Machines Really Rock

Pinball may have lacked a soundtrack back in the 40s and 50s, but by the 70s and 80s pinball machines were imbued with the power of rock 'n' roll, catering to the player's preferred genre of music.

Groups like KISS, the Rolling Stones, AC/DC and Metallica have all lent their likenesses, and their music, to pinball machines so their rocker fans can worship the rock gods while hanging at the arcade.

Some of those rock gods have been featured on multiple pinball machines virtually spanning their career, although the later games are often so bad they make a grown man cry.

But the fact that rock bands actually have their own machines, which actually play their music, seems pretty cool to an arcade lovin' 80s kid like me.

And many of those rock 'n' roll machines let the whole arcade know how cool you are every time you got a multiball by blasting a blistering track as a reward for being a prime pinballer.

See Pinball machines featuring The Stones, Elton John, The Who, AC/DC, KISS and many more here


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Love, love pinball. Played it since I was a kid. Enjoyed real money gambling on the machines in the state of Washington when I worked there. Not a real fan of newer ones. My favorite was "Hearts & Spades" from the early 1970's. On my bucket list is the Pinball Hall of Fame in Las Vegas.
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