Wes Borland

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    May 23, 2014

    Five Must-See Concerts Over Memorial Day Weekend

    Memorial Day is when we, as a nation, proudly get together and celebrate the men and women of the armed services who have died in order to give us an extra day off. Bad joke. But the reality is so damned depressing it's hard to think of anything else. It might have vanished from our country's coll ... More >>

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    May 7, 2014

    6 Nu-Metal Bands You Shouldn't Be Ashamed of Liking

    There's a lot of bad music out there. There are always people debating genres like contemporary country & Western and top 40 music, but at the end of the day, the most reviled and defenseless genre of all is nu-metal. Too whiny to be intimidating and too dumb to be complimented on its wimpiness, nu- ... More >>

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    May 27, 2013

    Limp Bizkit - Marquee Theatre - 5/26/2013

    Limp BizkitMarquee Theatre (view the full slideshow.)May 26, 2013 There were plenty of terrible covers, outfits, and just an overall lack of effort as rap-rockers Limp Bizkit did their best to relive the '90s Sunday night at the Marquee Theatre. The band hit the stage to begin its 90-minute set and ... More >>

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    May 23, 2013
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    May 15, 2013

    Backstreet Boys, ZZ Top, and More Announce Phoenix Shows

    Earlier in May, Justin Timberlake announced he would be coming through Phoenix on his enormous solo tour, which set off a concert-excitement bomb the likes of which hadn't been seen since -- well, since those Prince shows, I guess, even earlier in May. More recently, the Backstreet Boys announced th ... More >>

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    December 31, 2012

    The Year in Heavy Metal: 2012

    The year 2012 brought an array of exciting moments in heavy metal, from album releases by veteran acts like Napalm Death and younger bands like Goatwhore, to some of the biggest ever heavy metal festivals, to a few of my personal favorite interviews with metal legends. Enjoy -- and happy metal fuc ... More >>

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    October 29, 2012

    Korn Guitarist Munky Discusses Moving Away From Dubstep With Next Record

    This past Saturday, Korn crashed through town, performing at the Arizona State Fair. I watched in glee. This is a band that truly contributed to opening the door to metal for me. Before that discovery, I was a sixth grader rocking out to Westside Connection, much to my Backstreet Boy-loving locker p ... More >>

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    September 26, 2012

    Wes Borland of Black Light Burns/Limp Bizkit: Influenced by Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Signed to Cash Money Records

    In the late '90s and early '00s, Limp Bizkit was a juggernaut, and guitarist Wes Borland was the chugging soul of the band. The observant, cryptic counterpart to outspoken rap-rocker Fred Durst, he was responsible for much of the band's success, with his experimental, heavy riffs and outlandish look ... More >>

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    April 18, 2012

    The Strand: Industrial Music Meets Pirates vs. Ninjas

    For more than a decade, industrial electro/rock band The Strand have increasingly become known for an electrifying stage presence, undeniable talent, and enigmatic sexual energy. They've been known to frequent the Valley's fetish balls and favored intimate venues. And they have a knack for seducing ... More >>

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    May 12, 2011

    X Japan Leader Yoshiki Launches Celebrity Auction to Benefit Japan's Earthquake Recovery

    Photo by NishiokaYoshiki​To a music fan, there's nothing like having a unique piece of memorabilia from their favorite artist -- for example, an autographed guitar, or maybe the mandolin that Ministry used on three world tours, or Red Hot Chili Peppers singer Anthony Kiedis' MTV Europe Award. To a ... More >>

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    February 16, 2009

    Limp Bizkit Press Release: Discuss Snarkily Amongst Yourselves

    We've been getting a lot of comments complaining we're too snarky lately, so we'll let you take care of this one yourselves. The following press release from Limp Bizkit begins with this sentence: "The original line-up of Limp Bizkit is back, do you believe in miracles?"Have at 'er.

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    November 17, 2005

    The Crystal Method at Myst

    Home with the range

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    December 18, 2003

    Meth Boom

    The Crystal Method returns with Legion of Boom, another cameo-spiked celebration of nasty breaks