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2010 Stories by D.X. Ferris

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  • Clutch

    published November 4, 2010

    Clutch frontman Neil Fallon has the baddest beard in rock. (Well, the baddest one that's not from Texas.) Melt in some metal, and Clutch... More >>

  • Suicidal Tendencies

    published October 27, 2010

    With sales around 200,000, Suicidal Tendencies' 1983 debut album was by far the top-selling old-school hardcore record of its time. Four... More >>

  • Horror-rock king Rob Zombie talks his fall tour with Alice Cooper

    published October 6, 2010

    Halloween season is here. Appropriately, horror auteur Rob Zombie is back with a sequel album and a sequel tour with so-called shock-rock king... More >>

  • D.R.I.

    published September 29, 2010

    In the '80s, D.R.I. did as much as any band to obliterate the wall between hardcore and metal. The old-school crossover kings haven't... More >>

  • Henry Rollins

    published June 30, 2010

    It's been years since author-actor-activist-DJ-punk pundit Henry Rollins toured the land prowling stages like a sweaty, swaggering... More >>

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    R.I.P. Ronnie James Dio, 1942-2010

    published May 26, 2010

    His bandmates didn't invite him to the induction, but let's face it: Ronnie James Dio might be the reason Black Sabbath is in... More >>

  • Local metal soldiers Anacrusis were ahead of their time, and now they're back

    published April 14, 2010

    In the late '80s and early '90s, Anacrusis was the St. Louis ambassador for the golden age of heavy metal. The quartet had already hit the road... More >>

  • Paula Cole

    published March 3, 2010

    Paula Cole is a textbook example of an artist who is incorrectly remembered as a one-hit wonder. The Massachusetts singer-songwriter's... More >>

  • Skeletonwitch/Howl

    published February 24, 2010

    Skeletonwitch and Howl are either on your top-five list of rising metal bands or they will be by the time the show's over. The... More >>

  • Metal veterans Anvil embark on a tour to support their documentary and new album

    published January 27, 2010

    Speed-metal pioneers Anvil are on the road supporting a new album and living out the sequel to 2008's improbably gripping, critically hailed... More >>

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