It looks like all these Record Store Days are paying off. In 2012, global sales for vinyl records hit $171 million, their highest point since 1997--the same year that Hanson's "MMMBop" topped the charts.
This Saturday, April 20, marks the sixth annual Record Store Day, when artists and labels dish ... More >>
Music has been revered as one of the highest art forms for centuries. And in modern pop music, its most recognizable tool has been the guitar. I find the guitar fascinating. In fact, I could spend hours poring over photos of guitars and learning all about the intricate construction process that goes ... More >>
When the lineup for Rock on the Range was announced last week, a flurry of emails between myself and three other of my fellow chick metal journalists/enthusiasts ensued regarding flights, hotels, and tickets. We had all attended the weekend festival together in 2012, and relished the thought of a he ... More >>
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While heavy metal is a lifestyle to some people, to many it's just a fashion statement. Take Gossip Girl Taylor Momsen of the Pretty Reckless, for example. She dresses like a hooker, flips people off, and publicly talks about her se ... More >>
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.
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Wikimedia CommonsHappy birthday, Brian WilsonMusic and musicians have been around for centuries, and every day, new music news breaks. Every Monday, we're going to take a look back at the notable music stories, births, and deaths that took place that week. This week was a doozy: Columbia Records ... 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 >>
Slayer, Megadeth and Testament at Dodge Theatre Last Night
We actually won! By "we," I mean thrash metal, of course - the bands, the fans and the music. After nearly three decades of playing the role of scrappy underdog, thrash metal finally seems to have turned the corner and become a more v ... More >>
What is it about OC punk rock acts that makes them so tough to kill? Lose a few original members from most punk bands and they're through, but OC acts like The Vandals, Bad Religion, Social Distortion and TSOL never seem to die. The Vandals (pictured above with Gwen Stefani in her dirtbag phase) ... More >>
Slayer and Megadeath will tour together for the first time since 1991's Clash of the Titans tourIt was briefly mentioned on Monday that Slayer and Megadeth are planning a North American tour that will kick off in January. Phoenix metalheads can rejoice because the aptly named American Carnage Tou ... More >>