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    February 24, 2014

    Metalocalypse's Brendon Small: From Death Metal to Playgirl

    Creating a virtual band that somehow became the highest-charting death metal band in history and posing in Playgirl magazine aren't usually two things that go hand-in-hand. However, neither is directing a Soundgarden music video, then releasing a solo album, and co-headlining alongside Mastodon in s ... More >>

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    January 16, 2014
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    January 15, 2014

    The Aristocrats' Bryan Beller: "We Are A Rowdy Musical Democracy"

    Within instrumental music circles, the majority of the talented musicians run alone--releasing solo albums, working as sidemen, dipping deep into numerous projects. And on occasion, a handful of those virtuoso artists come together to create more than just a collaborative album, and it gets a little ... More >>

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    June 12, 2013

    The 10 Metal Gods Geeks Will Always Worship

    by Adam Steininger Geeks love metal more than the computers on which they listen to it. They yearn for heavy metal forged by Orcs in the mountains of Mordor, smuggled halfway across the universe on Serenity, and then discovered by Silver Surfer while out scouting for delicious planets. These bands ... More >>

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    November 22, 2012
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    September 11, 2012

    Green Day, The Sword, Dethklok, and More Just Announced Shows

    See also: Green Day's New Song "Epic as F*ck"? Not Even Close. See also: Throwback Thursday: Green Day's DookieWhen I was told by my editor to allow some room for a Green Day blurb, my first thought was "How awesome! It's like getting to write about how a former love stole my televison and left me ... More >>

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    September 10, 2012

    The Most Anticipated Heavy Metal Releases of the Fall

    See also: The 10 Hottest Chicks in Metal See also: Six Desert Metal Bands You Need to Hear See also: A Closer Look at KUPD's MILF Contest 2012Long running alt-metal combo The Deftones have announced that Tuesday, November 12, will be the release date for Koi No Yokan, their first collection of new m ... More >>

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    August 13, 2012

    Lamb of God's Randy Blythe Set Free; Five Finger Death Punch Weighs In

    See also: Lamb of God and Dethklok Cancel Tour See also: We Spoke to Lamb of God's Chris Adler Before the Band's Future Was Up in the Air See also: Lamb of God Controversy: Tempe Metal Band TOAD Sounds Off On August 7, Blythe was allowed to leave a Czech prison after posting $400,000 bail. Of cou ... More >>

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    July 28, 2012

    Top Phoenix Music Stories of the Week

    The news waits for no one -- at least that's what we read somewhere -- so it's perfectly understandable that you, the reader, might have missed out on a musical tidbit, breaking news about your favorite venue, or one of our rants. So enjoy this digest-style sampling of some of our biggest stories f ... More >>

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    July 26, 2012

    Lamb of God and Dethklok Cancel Tour

    See also: We Spoke to Lamb of God's Chris Adler Before the Band's Future Was Up in the Air See also: Lamb of God Controversy: Tempe Metal Band TOAD Sounds Off The continued incarceration of Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe in the Czech Republic in alleged connection with the death of a fan in 2010 ... More >>

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    July 11, 2012

    We Spoke to Lamb of God's Chris Adler Before the Band's Future Was Up in the Air

    Like any band, Lamb of God has had their ups and downs: Drugs, booze, strife, you know, rock 'n' roll. In 2012 Virginia metal titans released their seventh studio album, Resolution, to great reviews. The band announced that it was shooting a tour document as they supported the album on the road, ... More >>

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    May 21, 2012

    Incoming: Chick Corea, Shockwave 2012, Dionne Warwick

    See also: Up on the Sun's interview with Chick CoreaOne of America's jazz great and Grammy Award-winner, Chick Corea, is coming to town. The jazz legend has played alongside people like Miles Davis, but his own catalog is rife with creative explorations. With a little help from Gary Burton, the pian ... More >>

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    November 12, 2009
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    August 17, 2009

    Incoming: Gaslight Anthem, Dethklok, Bone Thugs, Rufus Wainwright

    The Gaslight Anthem‚ÄčIt's been nearly a year since The Gaslight Anthem started buzzing with the release of their second album, The '59 Sound, but they're showing no signs of cooling off. In fact, last month was arguably the band's best ever month, as a guest appearance by Bruce Springsteen, the God ... More >>

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    August 4, 2009

    Rihanna and Chris Brown's Hotel Tryst, Jarvis Cocker and Russel Brand Collaborate, Jackson's Mother Gets Custody

    State Press: YACHT Not A Standout Idolator: "Weird Al" Yankovic Makes An Icky Thump In Honor Of Charles Nelson Reilly NME: Bruce Springsteen To Perform 'Born To Run' Album In Its Entirety NME: P Diddy Moshes His Way Through Arctic Monkeys' Intimate New York Gig NME: Rihanna and Chris Brown Reunite f ... More >>

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    June 11, 2008

    Dethklok Invades Marquee Theater

    By Jonathan McNamara Better Than: Spinal Tap. Sure, this animated band owes a lot to its comedic predecessor, but sheer technical skill from the band that makes Nathan Explosion, Pickles the drummer and all the rest of these rogue rockers live puts Dethklok a few notches higher. See more shots f ... More >>