This week, the world found out that, had he played his cards differently, Ryan Gosling could've been a Backstreet Boy. By all accounts, he thought joining the band would've been a waste of time, since New Kids On The Block had already happened. (Silly, silly Gosling -- as long as there are teenage g ... More >>
Well this is pretty funny: It turns out pugs -- those wrinkly little dogs you see everywhere in San Francisco -- have a metal streak. These little canine buggers can howl and scream louder than Dave Mustaine at a party of Metallica-loving liberals.
Don't believe us? Just check out this video, whic ... More >>
Uh-oh. Wayne Coyne from The Flaming Lips unleashed the wrath of Erykah Badu this week by releasing a video for their collaboration, "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face," without getting her approval first. Which was kind of important, since the video features crazy close-ups of all (and we do mean ... More >>
As you may have already heard, a couple of days ago, Megadeth's Dave Mustaine told musicradar.com that he was "hoping that whatever is in the White House next year is a Republican" (he knows politicians aren't robots right? Surely that should be a "whoever," not a "whatever"?) and gave his own ra ... More >>
Metallica performing with Glenn Danzig Friday night at the Fillmore.
Dec. 9 and 10, 2011
Better than: Turning 30 alone, we're assuming.
The birthday party for the biggest metal band in the world came to its finale this weekend with classic songs and surp ... More >>
Brian Lew Cliff Burton playing live with Metallica for the first time at the Stone in San Francisco, 1983
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Metallica, way back when.
Everyone knows Metallica. But not everyone knows that Metallica was the product of a full-blown '80s thrash metal scene in the Bay Area -- a scene that fostered other notable local bands like Testament, Death Angel, and Exodus. These weren't the makeup-wearing pretty ... More >>
Face it, people: Heavy metal is dead. Over. Done with.
What's that, you don't believe us? Just look at these pictures from the Rockstar Mayhem festival this weekend at Shoreline Amphitheatre, and let us guide you through the top 10 reasons heavy metal is dead.
10. There's no more room for new tatt ... More >>
In politics, as in love, there sometimes comes a need for one party in a relationship to say goodbye. Adios. See ya. Get the eff outta here, dude. And in politics, as in love, music can help get that difficult message across. We don't mean to make light of the situation over in Egypt -- lord kn ... More >>
The latest less-than-clear-message from the Metallica camp: Cigar aficionado/lead guitarist Kirk Hammet has let slip that the band is planning to head back into the studio in May -- but not exactly to record a new Metallica record. Hammet said the new project will only take the band two weeks -- ... More >>
This year was such a good one for heavy music, I wound up having to cheat when putting this list together. I just couldn't settle on ten albums that kicked my ass the hardest in 2009; there were dozens of candidates. The best I could do was fourteen, so each of my top four slots are ties.
Mastod ... More >>