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 >>
I wasn't raised on Anthrax or Zeppelin, or anything between in regards to the heavy metal alphabet.
No, the soundtrack of my youth was classical music. I competed in classical piano competitions for the better part of a decade, and Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, and Wolfgang Amadeus ... More >>
I'm almost a little bummed that the world didn't end on December 21. No War of the Worlds or 2012 scenes became a reality, although I was so sure that the only reason gas prices were down was because all the rich people were holed up in their submarines, burrowed into the Alps like a goddamn modern- ... More >>
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 >>
Witch Mountain @ Yucca Tap Room|11/12/12I've always felt troubled by the psychological exercise of word association, that each response would reveal some flawed abnormality about my character. If you were to say doom metal in such an exercise, my response would most likely be "relaxation" or "easy ... More >>
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Jesse Malin has done it all, or most of it at least.
In his barely-teens he was fronting Jersey-based hardcore ensemble Heart Attack, then spent the '90s in glam-punk wreckers D-Gen ... More >>
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There aren't many bands that I hold higher than Deep Purple when it comes to putting down the groundwork for heavy metal, driven by British rocker Jonathon Douglas "Jon" Lord ... More >>
The Beach Boys @ Grand Canyon University Arena
50 songs for 50 years. It's hard to imagine any band getting away with it, right?
It's even harder to imagine it being exceptional, but that's the best word I can use to describe what The Beach Boys (Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, David Marks, ... More >>
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Friday, July 6
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Saturday, February 25
I'm no metalhead, but I recognize dedication when I see it. I spent last night at the Gigantour, featuring Megadeth, Motorhead, Lacuna Coil, and Volbeat, packed into Comerica theatre with people from all generations, cloaked in the blackest of black, ... More >>
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.
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Maria Vassett Reverend Horton Heat
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Reverend Horton Heat makes an annual stop in Phoenix year after year and never fails to put on a good show. Sure, the band tends to play a lot of the same songs and tell a few of the same jokes, but there's enough var ... More >>
Brütal Legend, a 2009 video game released by Electronic Arts, featured voice work by Jack Black, Lemmy Kilmister, Rob Halford, Ozzy Osbourne and Lita Ford and a soundtrack of more than 100 hard rock and metal songs.Over the past three decades, two institutions have constantly remained near-unive ... More >>
This week's music feature is about local shoegazers Lisa Savidge. Ever wondered what sort of music soldiers in Iraq blast while patrolling the streets of Baghdad? Dan Somers, the band's singer, did two tours of duty and shared his experience with writer Melissa Fossum.Another thing you may b ... More >>
Lemmy from Motorhead has some swag up for grabsThis week, we shared our experiences cooking with Mosh Potatoes, a heavy metal cookbook filled with recipes from rockers like Lita Ford, Anthrax, Megadeth, and Otep. We noted that the most extreme recipe was "Krakatoa Surpri ... More >>
There's a new heavy metal cookbook in stores called Mosh Potatoes (Atria Paperback), and even if you're not a headbanger, you'll find something to appreciate in this clever tome. Where else could you ever find recipes for things like "Hot Rod Penis Loaf" (courtesy of Gen from Genitorturers) ... More >>