Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman died of cirrhosis on May 2, the same day as the Golden Gods Awards. It was devastating that on a day meant to celebrate the lives of the best musicians in metal, one of those artists was taken from the world of music. It also came as a shock. In fact, by all accounts ... More >>
Rebellious personas are to rock 'n' roll what cocaine was to the eighties: in high demand, deliciously indulgent, and a way to catch a buzz that makes it okay for men to rock garishly colored neon outfits. Stage names are a huge part of those heavy metal, punk, and rock personas, In fact, more music ... More >>
Back in 2007 when Vinnie Paul and Chad Gray announced their new band Hellyeah, fans weren't sure what to expect of group made from members of Mudvayne, Pantera, Damageplan, and Nothingface. No doubt it was going to be heavy, but would it gear towards visual theatrics and sonic experimentation like M ... More >>
Luke HolwerdaThe official Web site for the band Kiss has re-printed my review of the band's show Tuesday night at Jobing.com Arena in Glendale. That's not a big deal; bands do it all the time. What is a little shady, however, is the way they edited it.Turns out they removed anything remotely n ... More >>
Luke HolwerdaThe scene: June 28, 1996. Detroit, Michigan. For the first time, in 13 years, Kiss is playing its first show in makeup with the original lineup of Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley, and Peter Criss. It's nearly midnight at the now-defunct Tiger Stadium, and despicable opening a ... More >>
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THE WORLD'S GREATEST-- OR DUMBEST-- ROCK 'N' ROLL BAND REFUSES TO DIE. PUCKER UP, BUTTERCUP.