Our countdown of the best Bay Area metal albums continues today with this installment: the 10 best ever. And guess which band comes up a lot on this one?
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Metallica performing with Glenn Danzig Friday night at the Fillmore.
Dec. 9 and 10, 2011
Better than: Turning 30 alone, we're assuming.
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"Metallica loves to be hated," James Hetfield told Playboy in a 2001 interview. The group's detractors would argue that over the years, Hetfield and the boys have done a more than capable job of cultivating that hate.
There are young music fans, born around the mid-1990s, who only know a wor ... More >>
Metallica at the Fillmore Wednesday night. Notice that James Hetfield isn't wearing a shirt.
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We've yet to see Joaquin Phoenix documenting his own nervous breakdown in new movie I'm Still Here, but critics have been largely disgusted by what's on view. With that in mind, here are five other moments in music documentaries that have left us feeling queasy and depressed.5. Jim Morrison Having H ... More >>
This weekend, people brought home the bacon and went out in the streets for one of San Francisco's quintessential street parties: the How Weird Street Faire.Hanna QuevedoGreasy good fun was had by all who attended Bacon Camp 2010, where the fried delicacy was cooked up in a multitude of ways.Hann ... More >>
Jason Newsted's "Absenthe Won" (Acrylic, ink, dry pastel on canvas)
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