If you've been reading this whiskey-drenched, devil-horn-throwing column every week for more than a year, here's a little thank-you flashback to the beginning. In one of the first Metal Mondays installments, I talked about the Revolver Golden Gods Awards in Los Angeles--basically the heavy metal Gra ... More >>
When I heard Zakk Wylde was coming to town, I immediately assumed it was by way of Black Label Society. I couldn't wait to see his guitar prowess once again -- including his wonderful dedication to the pinch harmonic -- and his hits from more than two-dozen albums spanning almost 30 years.
But this ... More >>
"The blues was like that problem child that you may have had in the family. You was a little bit ashamed to let anybody see him, but you loved him. You just didn't know how other people would take it." --B.B. King
"Metal confronts what we'd rather ignore. It celebrates what we often deny. It indulg ... More >>
Metal legends Metallica recently announced the two-day Orion Music and More Festival, where the band will headline each night by playing a different classic album, Ride the Lightning and The Black Album, in their entirety. There's a super-long video on the festival site featuring an interview with t ... More >>
Legendary concert promoter Barry Fey's Twitter bio is pretty revealing: "Its Barry Fey. I am a rock promoter. I have promoted a few shows here and there. Maybe you have heard of me?"
Fey, "The Rockfather," retired from the business in 1997, but not before establishing himself as one of the big name ... More >>
Sigur RosYesterday, we blogged about the ultra-famous musicians that support music piracy in the face of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), recently introduced to the House of Representatives, which aims to protect the copyright laws of music and other downloadable intellectual property. Web ... More >>
One might expect someone who demands they be addressed as "Ms." whatever-their-name-is might be a little narcissistic and perhaps have a bit of a superiority complex going on too. That seems to be the case with Ms. Lauryn Hill.
Reports are surfacing that Jay Gore, a former guitarist for Laur ... More >>
If someone is a hardcore fan of a band or artist, it seems he will shell out any amount of money to get his hands on their merch.I'm not just talking shirts or albums, either, and bands have been answering that call by offering up some truly ridiculous shit to satisfy the needs of their fans to have ... More >>
Alan Ellis, operater of former p2p juggernaut OiNK, was cleared of all charges last Friday in a British court.For those not in the know, file-sharing is a pretty big way of life for some music fans. Shawn Fanning pushed the practice into prominence in the late 1990s with his super-slick software ... More >>
You can apply this graph to a myriad of possibilities in today's economy, but let's stick to music sales for nowThe Future of Music Coalition Policy Summit took place this past Sunday through Tuesday in Washington, D.C. and the news coming out of everything was music sales in 2008. Specific ... More >>
Between them, The Beatles and Metallica have probably sold something like 5% of all records ever manufactered. So I was pretty excited to hear the sophomore record from Beatles/Metallica mashup band, Beatallica. The Masterful Mystery Tour, slated for release August 2, takes it's name from Metallica' ... More >>
In Canada, we wear mustaches, ehIt should come as no surprise to know that in today's music scene, albums are leaked months before their release date. Ever since Napster became all the rage and the MP3 format made world domination a feasible notion in the latter half of the 90's, bands have been se ... More >>