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 >>
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Metallica Kicks off Its 30th Anniversary Week with Notable Guests, Rare Songs, and Lots of Talking
Sad But True: How the Black Album Both Made and Ruined Metallica
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Anthrax, with Scott Ian at the far right.
California may have been the epicenter of the emerging thrash-metal scene at the dawn of the 1980s, but the NYC headbangers of Anthrax unquestionably earned their place in the genre's history. As an East Coast counterpart and early ally of Metallica, ... More >>
Tamara PalmerInspired by the Brixton Academy (now named O2 Academy Brixton), a famous British venue that's been home to live recordings by the likes of Faith No More, New Order, Gregory Isaacs, Judas Priest, and many others, the Brixton opened this week in the very un-rockin' neighborhood kno ... More >>
We feel your pain. We know what's going on. Christmas is bearing down on all of us, and gift-purchasing season is kicking our asses this week. It's the same every year: It creeps up like a post-Thanksgiving death knell, and if we don't submit, our entire family and most of our social circle will de ... More >>
Sonny Smith unveils 100 Records...or something close to that numberIf it was really going to stay sunny all day and night this weekend, we would recommend grabbing a picnic basket, a blanket, a boom box, and some buddies and doing a little urban camping until the sun and the moon switches places ... More >>
Devilish: Heaven & HellWith the possible exception of Judas Priest's Rob Halford, Ronnie James Dio is probably the greatest heavy metal singer of all time. Dio's a bit of an anomaly to metal's usual Satanic shtick--he's an Italian-American Roman Catholic--though that hasn't stopped him from r ... More >>
Adam WeatherfordChris Pfanner attempts to conquer Raoul Wallenberg High's famed "Big Four" At first glance, San Francisco's Raoul Wallenberg High looks to be just another city school with peeling paint, tall fences, and randomly tagged walls. And yet, this is is one of the most hallowed and revered ... More >>
Metallica.comTime to Turn the Page? Metallica's James Hetfield
New Music Express has reported that that Metallica's James Hetfield was hospitalized for "a stomach bug and dehydration," forcing a cancellation of a March 8 Stockholm show .This latest health-related incident parallels a similar incid ... More >>
By Phil FreemanIn a year worthy of your rage, metal delivered in spades. What with
the economy circling the drain and Sarah Palin coming down from the
tundra and then refusing to go back, 2008's been the kind of year that
really makes you want to smash your head into walls or punch random
strangers ... More >>