Disturbed, Godsmack, and Megadeth: The Rockstar Mayhem Festival in Photos

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"You guys are fucking amazing, Phoenix!" This was the first thing I heard as I approached the Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion for the Rockstar Mayhem Festival. The compliment, enthusiastically hollered from the stage by Machine Head singer Robb Flynn, wasn't just the usual pander-to-the-audience stage tack. There were a shit ton of hardcore metalheads at this show sweating and moshing out in the sun for more than nine hours -- they earned it. And they deserved the hard, fast, loud, and looong show they got, too...full story