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    July 21, 2014

    Mötley Crüe, Alice Cooper - Ak-Chin Pavilion - 7/19/2014

    '80's hair metal kings Mötley Crüe held very little back in the production department when their supposed final tour made its stop at Ak-Chin Pavilion on Saturday night to a sold out crowd. While there were enough pyro, flamethrowers, female dancers, and a lighting spectacle that would make a Nels ... More >>

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    July 17, 2013

    The Top 10 Glam Metal Bands of All Time

    These guys were glam enough, but were they good enough?by Alex Distefano Call it what you will--glam metal, hair metal, cock rock, or plain old '80s metal--but there's something to be said for a subculture that extended from the late '70s into the early '90s that refuses to wash off its makeup and ... More >>

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    June 10, 2013

    Eight Must-Read Heavy Metal Books

    Metalheads are some of the most devoted music fans on the planet. No--I mean we really love our music. Oh, you memorized Lady Gaga's music video dance moves? Check out my Kreator Coma of Souls back piece, and meet my friend's daughter, Sabbath. Later we're going to karaoke to cover Pantera and Motor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2013

    Slayer's Jeff Hanneman and 8 Other Metallers Dead Before Their Time

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2013

    Twitter #Music Doesn't Get Why Friends Give Friends Music

    Twitter #Music -- the music-discovery service from the people who brought you #SomaliDirectionersLoveZayn-style declarations of collectivist fandom love -- rolled out this week, and people are . . . not especially happy with it. A blunt summary of the problems with it was passed around among tech-li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2012

    Are You a Cute Blonde Lady? Now is a Good Time to be in a Music Video

    Last week, a couple of so-called indie bands released music videos that featured quirky blonde actresses. Michelle Williams traveled to Niagara Falls Wild Nothing's "Paradise" and The Girl Next Door Elisha Cuthbert imagines herself in a movie in The Gaslight Anthem's video for "Here Comes My Man." B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2012

    Top Phoenix Music Stories of the Week

    The news waits for no one -- at least that's what we read somewhere -- so it's perfectly understandable that you, the reader, might have missed out on a musical tidbit, breaking news about your favorite venue, or one of our rants. So enjoy this digest-style sampling of some of our biggest stories f ... More >>

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    August 11, 2012

    KISS and Motley Crue, Ashley Furniture Homestore Pavilion, 8/10/12

    KISS and Motley Crue Ashley Furniture Homestore Pavilion Friday, August 10, 2012 See also: KISS and Makeup: 8 Male Makeup Icons See also: KISS/Crue Openers The Treatment Make American Rock 'n' Roll (But Hail From England) See also: The Full KISS/Crue Slideshow A few things are guaranteed at a KIS ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2012

    Gene Simmons Has Beef With Rihanna, and Probably a Few Other Pop Stars

    ​See also: KISS and Motley Crue Are Coming to Phoenix (Together!)Don't make lip-syncing a habit at concerts, or outspoken KISS-man Gene Simmons will have something to say about it."We're sick and tired of girls getting up there with dancers and karaoke tapes in back of them," Simmons said at a pre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2012

    How About Some Rock: KISS and Mötley Crüe Are Coming to Phoenix (Together!)

    See also: Ace Frehley on KISS and His New Memoir, No Regrets You guys like guitars? How about makeup? Well, KISS and Mötley Crüe are coming to town. The "summer's biggest, baddest rock tour" (their words, not ours) is headed to Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion (I feel like Gene Simmons has g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2011

    Five Holiday Gifts for Your Metal-Loving Uncle

    ​Alright, slacker. 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. It's hard to forget your metal-loving ... More >>

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    May 26, 2011
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    March 22, 2011

    Bjork Releasing iPad App Album

    Icelandic singer Bjork has taken after the Gorillaz. Her latest album has been partially recorded on an iPad, according to Consequence of Sound.On the other hand, she's also taking a page from the Flaming Lips in that listeners will have to piece the album together. Biophilia, which will be Bjo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2010

    Kings of Leon: Taking it a Little Too Far For Their Upcoming Music Video?

    ​Kings of Leon has stooped to a new low by bringing a potentially offensive yet interesting idea to the table, according to NME.The band posted an ad in an effort to recruit "characters with scars, pockmarked skin, physical abnormalities or deformities" for their next music video.In the ad, Kings ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2010

    Marijuana Found in Georgia Man's Truck -- Lots of It

    DPS That's what 480 pounds of weed looks like. ​Arizona Department of Public Safety officers made a substantial score last week, when they swiped more than 450 pounds of weed from a trucker from Georgia.

  • Calendar

    February 4, 2010

    Jailhouse Butt Rock

    Band fuses The King with the ‘80s

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2009

    Scorpions Drummer, Tommy Lee's Sister, Bring Their Band To Ruby Room

    ​This is a weird one: Kottack, a band that has the drummer from The Scorpions playing guitar and Tommy Lee's sister playing drums, will be at The Ruby Room on October 30.Named for James Kottack, who is married to Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee's little sister Athena, the band's drummer, the band pl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2009

    October 22 In Blogs: Scorpions, Dulceria Pico Rico, and Russell Pearce

    ​In the 24-hour news cycle it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries: Up on the Sun: Scorpions Drummer, Tommy Lee's Sister, Bring Their Band To Ruby Room New Against Me! Record Will ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2009

    New Smashing Pumpkins Drummer is 19, Weezer Names Album Raditude, New Wavves Song

    NME: Smashing Pumpkins confirm new drummerElectric Mustache: mp3: Headlights "Get Going"Idolator: Tommy Lee Plays With Fire, Gets BurnedIdolator: R. Kelly And Keri Hilson Make Love On The RadioPitchfork: Weezer Reveal Ridiculous Album TitleRolling Stone: Flaming Lips Road Test Dark New Tunes From "E ... More >>

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    January 14, 2009

    American Idol Gets All Southwest On Your Ass

    So last night marked the return of the out-of-control musical delusionfest known as American Idol. And the first episode of the eighth season featured summer auditions that took place RIGHT HERE IN PHOENIX!!! Oh my God, the excitement was just too much! How exciting was it going to be to see watch a ... More >>

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    November 13, 2008
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    August 28, 2008
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    January 31, 2008
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    December 6, 2007
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    September 12, 2007

    Props to Our Peeps: The Arizona Music & Entertainment Hall of Fame Awards on Sept. 23

    If you tuned into MTV's Video Music Awards this year, you may have noticed one big thing: they sucked. Between Britney Spears' underwhelming performance (note to Brit: your career is over; you might as well pose for Playboy while your body is still somewhat nubile), Kanye West's temper tant ... More >>

  • Music

    October 5, 2006

    Various Artists

    Drum Nation Volume 3
    (Magna Carta)

  • Music

    June 8, 2006

    Jack's Mannequin

    Dressing it up

  • Music

    April 6, 2006

    Pretty Girls Make Saves

    Indie rock teams up with a baseball video game. No, really

  • News

    March 23, 2006

    Dream Weaver

    Denny Le Nimh, the Yoda of PHX rock DJs, parties with the Kreme posse at Paco Paco for Plus One

  • News

    October 13, 2005

    AM or Bust

    Hot bods, a superstar DJ, and a Tommy Lee sighting: Not bad for a Thursday night at Axis/Radius

  • Music

    September 29, 2005

    Battle Acts

    Which act deserves your entertainment dollar this week?

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    September 8, 2005

    Moore's the Merrier

    Comely coeds, loads of brew, and poltergeists: The Kreme Team hits Casey Moore's

  • Music

    June 9, 2005

    Pop-Punk, and Then Sum

    With an acclaimed new album and a goodwill trip to Africa, Sum 41 grows up -- a little

  • Music

    March 17, 2005

    Too Live Cre

    Hair metal hits the road

  • Music

    May 13, 2004


    Getting nostalgic at Coachella

  • Calendar

    March 11, 2004

    Crisis of Faith

    Film explores homosexuality and Judaism

  • Culture

    December 11, 2003

    A Fan's Notes

    Ideas that were forgotten but not gone in 2003

  • Music

    April 10, 2003

    Sum of the Damage

    Sum 41 rocks out and pisses 'em off from coast to coast. Poor Nikka Costa!

  • Film

    March 13, 2003

    The Stunted

    Against all odds and several plot implausibilities director William Friedkin stages a comeback

  • Music

    August 29, 2002

    Wake and Bake

    On Ozzfest's second stage, sweltering morning sets are part of the routine

  • Music

    February 14, 2002

    Gone Hollywood

    Turntable virtuoso Z-Trip returns to the desert in triumph

  • Music

    December 27, 2001

    Bottoming Out

    Trailer-park Scrooge finds 10 reasons to say humbug about the music of 2001

  • Music

    September 20, 2001

    Method Men

    The Crystal Method's Ken Jordan and Scott Kirkland come back from the sticks with a new album. Finally.

  • Music

    March 23, 2000
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    March 9, 2000

    Going Ballistic

    I'm a marked man -- and I'm not talking about tats

  • Music

    February 3, 2000


    Former '80s synth-poppers return from decadelong exile with a funky makeover

  • Music

    December 17, 1998

    Too Live Crue

    Nikki Sixx sounds off on booze, dope and Kiss

  • Music

    December 18, 1997

    Dance Lessons

    With Club Hunan, city and state officials once again team up to destroy a local nightspot

  • Music

    June 26, 1997

    Oink at the Devil

    Motley Crue contracts a virulent case of Generation Swine flu

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    July 11, 1996
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