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by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist – A summer in London resembles one big never-ending music festival: several A-listers playing on the same night at different venues, not to mention B-listers, C-listers, various up-and-comers, chancers, and charlatans. And just the way a festival [...]
by Alex Barbieri – Senior Columnist – Feedback following the recent Melodic Rock Fest 3 Festival (MRF3) has been positive and enthusiastic. The general consensus is that MRF3 was an incredible weekend of music, friendship, and bonding between the musicians who played, and the fans who [...]
by Cynthia Jo – Columnist – Joan Jett Music publishing can be the reason for launching someone’s career. In 1976 producer and impresario Kim Fowley, Joan Jett along with the rest of The Runaways signed a deal with independent music publishing company Peermusic. Fowley and Jett signed [...]
by Cynthia Jo – Columnist – Slayer is officially over. The founding member and guitarist of the thrash-metal band, Jeff Hanneman, passed away last Thursday May 2, 2013 of liver failure at Hemet Valley Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was 49-years-old. About two years ago, the guitarist [...]
by Jenn Carbaugh – Columnist – The metal world recently experienced a major loss with the death of Slayer guitarist, Jeff Hanneman. Hanneman died Thursday, May 2 of liver failure. He was only 49. A spider bite was said to play a crucial role in his death. He was born in Oakland, Calif. [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist – December 19, 1944 – March 6, 2013 It’s rare for impeccable virtuosity to coincide with true depth of feeling. And even those artists how manage to unite both, can seldom create lasting works where listeners can identify with the music and [...]
by Jonna Ambur – Senior Photojournalist – When the Deadbolt Breaks, a Connecticut-based doom metal band, has been around for almost 10 years. The current lineup, Aaron Lewis (guitar/vocals), Mike Parkyn (bass/vocals) and Rich Kalinowski (drums), has signed with EarOne Productions and [...]
by Cameron Edney – Guest Columnist – Vocalist Joey Belladonna fronted New York City Thrash Metal giants Anthrax during the band’s finest years. Between 1984 and 1992, Anthrax released some of the finest Thrash albums ever made and broke musical barriers when touring and recording [...]
by Chris A. – Senior Photojournalist – The Ride For Dime, an annual event started a few years ago in Dallas Texas to commemorate the life of iconic metal shredder “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott has added another “franchise” location. The Nashville chapter of the Ride For Dime kicks [...]
by Marija Brettle – Columnist – London-based BRUTAI is four piece thrash metal band. Formed in 2007, they have crafted a sound which incorporates many different sub-genres of metal, whilst remaining mainstream, modern and accessible. Thrash Death, Melodic and Classical styles can all be [...]
by Alissa Ordabai – Senior Columnist – Jon Lord: 1941 – 2012 Jon Lord took you outside of the mundane, the familiar, and the clichéd. Where rock guitar in the 60’s was busy constructing and establishing the essential, basic paradigms of the genre, his keyboard gave it extra [...]
by Alissa Ordabai Staff Writer – U.K. premiere Report: June 16, 2012, Sheffield, UK Few of us can imagine what it was like to be Jason Becker back in 1989 – a 20 year-old internationally acclaimed virtuoso about to start touring with David Lee Roth as his new guitarist. Even fewer can [...]
by Chris A. Staff Writer – In Tribute | Jim Marshall: July 29, 1923 – April 5, 2012 Every rock ‘n’ roll fan who has been to a concert has seen his products. The large Marshall Amplifiers that festoon the stages of rock ‘n’ roll. From the walls of Marshalls used [...]
by Alissa Ordabai Staff Writer – If there is one thing technology has done for regular music fans over the last 10 years, it’s made them more independent. Or at least less subordinate to the labels, the music press, TV, and radio – the traditional bastions of control of almost all access [...]
by Derric Miller Staff Writer – Great White vs. Jack Russell — A Lesson in Character Assassination from The Guys Who Wrote “The Angel Song” By now, you are most likely aware that former Great White singer Jack Russell has completed a lineup for his version of Great White and is going on [...]
by Chris A. Staff Writer – For the past five days, the Caribbean has been under a musical siege of epic proportions in the form of the second 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise. Forty-two Metal bands, representing an excellent cross-selection of metal genres, shared a luxury cruise liner with 2,000 [...]
by Chris A. Staff Writer 70000 Tons of Metal Sailing aboard a 70,000-ton cruise ship, carrying 40 heavy metal bands and 2,000 fans in the Caribbean isn’t your typical holiday; in fact, it’s an adventure of epic proportions. In a nutshell, the 70,000 Tons of Metal experience is a [...]
by Chris Danielson Guest Writer – SED RECORDS TO SHOWCASE UP AND COMING ROCK BANDS: HORNET, DAMN DICE & WESTERN SAND; THURSDAY 23RD FEBRUARY 2012, AT THE THE INTREPID FOX, SOHO London based independent record label SED Records UK return once again with their free-entry rock nights at [...]
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