Lauren Wise

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  • 13 days ago | Q&A

    Over the past few decades, Zakk Wylde has somehow mastered the art of being one of the most influential modern guitarists of our time, but still staying under the radar. And while he isn’t one to start many debates, this interview made it clear th...

  • 23 days ago | Concerts

    August. The hottest month of the year, bar none. At Back East Bagels in Tempe, there’s even a super-spicy sandwich called the August 22. But we’re almost through it: School is starting back up, football is around the corner, fall festivals and hol...

  • 2 months ago | Lists

    It’s July. I’m not going to go into a rant about how hot it currently is in Phoenix — we all know. We all see the annoying Facebook posts daily of temperature gauges. Yes, we live in the desert. Yes, it’s the price we pay for gorgeous winters. So ...

  • 2 months ago | Metal!

    Fifty years ago, women's role in heavy metal was mostly a lyrical focal point — a heartbreaking vixen, fantasy figure, groupie. Now, it's commonplace that women not only frequent the stage, but work as tour managers, sound and light techs, promote...

  • 2 months ago | Concerts

    As a young man, Ice-T had a penchant for rock 'n' roll. And while his path led him into the hardcore hip-hop world, he never lost that passion for music of the heavier, guitar-driven variety. It wasn’t until the early '90s until he began to explor...

  • 3 months ago | Lists

    Arizona has spawned and been home to some pretty influential acts in heavy metal, from Soulfly to Sacred Reich, Maynard James Keenan to Alice Cooper. But while the more renowned acts helped lay the groundwork for the local scene and style, every c...

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