By Alex Distefano I have been a heavy metal fan for over 50 percent of my existence on this planet. But when you're talking about the all-encompassing musical genre known as "heavy metal," you might as well be talking about something as infinitely complicated as the universe. It's that vast, and th ... More >>
By Whitney Friedlander The lobby of Dave Grohl's Northridge-based 606 Studios has a Joan Jett book on the coffee table and a row of classic arcade games like Donkey Kong Jr. against one wall. On top of a photo booth sits an iconic "Moonman" MTV Video Music Award, festooned with a roll of toilet pap ... More >>
Jonathan McNamaraX Japan moments before playing Lollapalooza 2010. Left to right: Pata, Heath, Yoshiki, Toshi, and Sugizo.I'm riding in an elevator up to the highest floors of Chicago's Ritz Carlton with publicist Heidi Ellen Robinson-Fitzgerald. For a sweet lady, she represents some hard-hit ... More >>
While I took the weekend off to run away to Sedona and celebrate my birthday, several stories unfolded in national music news. Read on for the skinny about Metallica’s upcoming Phoenix concert, Jackson Browne’s lawsuit against presidential hopeful John McCain, and more.
Brandi Carlile gives us The Story
Dipping a toe in the urban mainstream
2005's top WTF? moments
Art imitates life for balladeer
This time, it's personal: Our look back at an intimate year in music.
The Essential Johnny Cash; various reissues (Columbia/Legacy)
Our panel of writers offer up their takes on the top discs of Y2K
American III: Solitary Man (American Recordings)
Johnny Cash sings of Love, God, Murder and how all three make him a legend
IS VINYL REALLY THE CHOICE OF A NEW GENERATION OR ARE PEOPLE JUST WAXING NOSTALGIC?
HOMEBOY JOM ROSE AND HIS CIRCUS SIDESHOW ARE BACK. YOU PROBABLY WON'T VOMIT.