Joey Belladonna

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    June 10, 2013

    Eight Must-Read Heavy Metal Books

    Metalheads are some of the most devoted music fans on the planet. No--I mean we really love our music. Oh, you memorized Lady Gaga's music video dance moves? Check out my Kreator Coma of Souls back piece, and meet my friend's daughter, Sabbath. Later we're going to karaoke to cover Pantera and Motor ... More >>

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    March 22, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Shows in Phoenix This Weekend

    Who's excited for the Instagram pictures Questlove is going to post of Phoenix this weekend? I sure am. The Roots will be in town on Saturday, March 23, to play as part of McDowell Mountain Music Festival, plus, Questo will be dropping a DJ set at Bar Smith afterward. That's sure to yield some good ... More >>

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    December 3, 2012

    Your Holiday Heavy Metal Gift Guide

    What's the most metal gift you've ever received? I can think of several that stick out: Led Zeppelin vinyl, a miniature model of Dimebag Darrell's Razorback lightning bolt guitar, spike-bedecked high heels that would make a dominatrix envious, a stripper pole paired with a handle of whiskey. But I ... More >>

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    July 6, 2012

    Anthrax's Scott Ian Discusses a "Ramones-Style" Set and The Walking Dead

    See also: Why Isn't Corey Taylor of Slipknot Listening to Metal? See also: What Mayhem Band Has the Craziest Fans (According to Tom Araya of Slayer)? See also: Motorhead, Slipknot, Anthrax, and Slayer Unite for Mayhem Fest It should come as no surprise that some epic musicians come off as jaded, bo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2012

    Anthrax at Marquee Theatre, 1/24/12

    Maria VassettAnthrax​Anthrax Marquee Theatre Tuesday, January 24 Everyone knows Anthrax played the Big Four in Indio, California, last year, of course. And as much as I hate to admit this out loud or on paper, I missed them, even though I was in Indio. See the full Anthrax slideshow here. ... More >>

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    January 19, 2012
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    December 14, 2011

    Five Holiday Gifts for Your Metal-Loving Uncle

    ​Alright, slacker. There's no more denying it: the holidays are here, and you need to get on that shopping list. Luckily, Up on the Sun has caught gift guide-fever, and over the course of this week we'll be offering you suggestions for the entire family. It's hard to forget your metal-loving ... More >>

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    April 24, 2011

    The Big 4 Festival at Empire Polo Grounds Last Night

    Mike R. MeyerJames Hetfield of Metallica performs at The Big 4 Festival in Indio.‚ÄčThe Big 4 Festival (Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax) Empire Polo Grounds, Indio, California Saturday, April 23, 2011 It's not an understatement to say that yesterday's Big 4 Festival was an event nearly thre ... More >>