When Little Rock's Pallbearer released its debut full-length, Sorrow and Extinction, last February, the band had little idea how special this particular slab of doom metal would become. But listeners and critics showed the group otherwise: they latched onto the album, anchored by Brett Campbell's ex ... More >>
By REED FISCHER
See Also:Ten things your Lollapalooza outfit says about you[Slideshow] Lollapalooza 2012 Day One: The Music[Slideshow] Lollapalooza 2012 Day Two: The Music [Slideshow] Lollapalooza 2012 Day Three: The Music[Slideshow] Lollapalooza 2012: The PeopleReady for some GIFs? To quote Ozz ... More >>
UnderCover Presents Black Sabbath's Paranoid
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Better than: Trying to hold a conversation with Ozzy Osbourne.
There are a few reasons Ozzy Osbourne would bite the head off UnderCover Presents' live version of Black Sabbath's Paranoid. For one th ... More >>
* The Top 15 Most Cocaine-Influenced Albums of All Time, Nos. 15-11
* The Top 15 Most Cocaine-Influenced Albums of All Time, Nos. 10-6
Here we are, at the end of the blizzard: the final installment of our list of the most coked-out records ever made. Less an endorsement than an assessme ... More >>
Rightfully worshipped by headbangers and punks alike, Motörhead and its iconic founder, bassist and principle songwriter Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister, have been grinding out their influential brand of balls-out rock for nearly four decades. Founded after Lemmy was fired from British space-rock outfit Hawk ... More >>
Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve is still an option for the night of Dec. 31, since the man himself has lived to rock another year. But if the glow of the television screen isn't gonna provide enough sonic warmth this year, there are thankfully plenty of options to hear and see music performed li ... More >>
Missy BuchananBrunch Drunk Love, a weekend pop-up from Top Chef alum Ryan Scott at Bruno's bar in the Mission, takes the pomposity out of brunch with approachable yet unusual comfort food fare. Whether it conjures up sounds of Black Sabbath or one of the considerably friendlier tunes being pl ... More >>
We're not really sure what's going on here, but something stinks.
Former Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi reportedly told the British Birmingham Mail that the original Black Sabbath lineup would be back for the first time since 1979 with a new album next year.
''It's all been very hush-hu ... More >>
There might be no excuses in rock 'n' roll, but politics, as we've heard this week, is made of little else. Pundits and the wonkocracy hint that Prop. 19's failure, like every other Election Day disaster, was due to the hordes of scared-shitless elderly voters driven to the polls last Tuesday by ... More >>
Tenacious D encapsulated the musical legacy of Ronnie James Dio in one perfect quatrain: "Dio has rocked for a long, long time/ Now it's time for him to pass the torch/ He has songs of wildebeests and angels/ He has soared on the wings of a demon."
The heavy metal icon who replaced Ozzy Osbourne ... More >>
At the end of Eugene, Oregon trio Yob's list of influences on its MySpace page, the heavy doom band lists "100 decibels." That last item, tucked into a longer rundown of favorite bands (Sleep, High on Fire, Black Sabbath, Cathedral, Burning Witch) is just another way this group shows it means busin ... More >>
After witnessing Sleepy Sun's show at Bottom of the Hill last night (my first time seeing them live), I count myself amongst the convinced that San Francisco's newest stars have been born. The band put on a performance that burned into your memory--and your retina, thanks to a film projector beaming ... More >>