Black Sabbath

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    January 10, 2014

    Phil Anselmo on Playing Metal: "This is Not Rocket Science"

    By Nathan Smith In the wacky world of heavy metal, there ain't a whole lot that Philip Anselmo hasn't seen, heard and done. In addition to helping change the sound of mainstream metal as front man for Pantera, the outspoken singer has toured the planet with sludgy supergroup Down, released records ... More >>

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    January 3, 2014

    In Defense of Schwag Weed

    By Keith Ploceck This is a big week for weed, with Colorado becoming the first state in the nation to have legal recreational marijuana. All across the Centennial State, fluffy buds twinkling with crystals are being loaded into swirled glass pipes and sparked in celebration. There is no pretense of ... More >>

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    November 21, 2013
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    October 31, 2013

    The Best Halloween Shows in St. Louis Tonight

    Halloween is here! Whether you planned that get-up for months or now have to scour the gutter for some tumbleweave to augment that makeshift costume, get on out and partake in some prime people watching tonight. Lots of local musicians went all out to dress up for one-night-only cover sets, and plen ... More >>

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    October 28, 2013

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows in St. Louis From October 28 to November 3

    It's a busy week for St. Louis music. Read on to catch a piece of the action. With Halloween celebratory activities well under way, local bands get ready go dress up with special covers-only sets. Besides that, Bug Chaser drops its latest, Noisefest celebrates its tenth anniversary and Tef Poe perfo ... More >>

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    October 7, 2013

    The Best St. Louis Punk/Hardcore Shows: October 2013

    Are you sick of being responsible? Does it annoy you to have to follow rules or be pro-social? Do you like basements? Well, if you are a goofy, degenerate weirdo who doesn't quite fit in anywhere else, you might consider our city's hardcore/punk shows.Your underlying anger problems can be brought ou ... More >>

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    October 2, 2013

    The Best St. Louis Metal Shows in October

    Looking for a good place to see flashy and exciting music played at high volume, have your mind blown by dark and powerful sounds, or just stomp around like a drunken goon with your shirt off? Then a heavy-metal concert might be just the place for you. Each month I'll be offering my top picks of the ... More >>

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    September 18, 2013

    Last Shot: Cancer Fatigue is Starting to Beat Me Down

    [Editor's Note: Long-time concert photographer Andrew Youssef found out two years ago that he had stage IV colon cancer. In that time, he has continued to shoot tons of music events, on top of other freelance work and working a day job at a hospital, of all places. As he continues to fight for his l ... More >>

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    July 31, 2013

    Six Serial Killers and the Artists They Loved

    I'm like a lot of internet-addicted losers out there, meaning that I read a lot about serial killers. Despite admitting that, I'm still not sure where I came up with this concept. Maybe it's because I'm going to the Gathering of the Juggalos for RFT Music in just over a week and I'm trying to mental ... More >>

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    April 4, 2013

    The Best St. Louis Metal Shows in April

    Looking for a good place to see flashy and exciting music played at high volume, have your mind blown by dark and powerful sounds, or just stomp around like a drunken goon with your shirt off? Then a heavy metal concert might be just the place for you. Each month I'll be offering my top picks of the ... More >>

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    March 28, 2013

    Rock Band DLC Shuts Down: How A Geek Sport Briefly Became A Party Phenomenon

    Rock Band is over. Well--kind of over. It's been "over" in the people-who-wouldn't-otherwise-touch-a-Playstation-caring-about-it sense since a few months after Beatles Rock Band came out, but now it's "over" inasmuch as after April 2, when "American Pie" will be released (nice timing), developer Har ... More >>

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    January 22, 2013

    The Six Best Sloppy Drummers

    Of all rock and roll instruments, drums require the most physical ability and coordination. Sometimes musicians get so preoccupied with the technical aspect, they forgot that drums are also these loud things that sound cool when you hit them. Here are the six best sloppy drummers. Let us know your f ... More >>

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    August 7, 2012

    25 gorgeous GIFs from Lollapalooza 2012

    See Also: Lollapalooza Suspended, Resumed After Dangerous Weather Conditions Ten Things Your Lollapalooza Outfit Says About You Ready for some GIFs? To quote Ozzy Osbourne, "I can't fucking hear you!" I said, ARE YOU READY FOR SOME GIFS?! This past weekend's running of Lollapalooza in Chicago was i ... More >>

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    July 5, 2012


    10 p.m. Sunday, July 8. Lemmons, 5800 Gravois Avenue.

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    May 31, 2012
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    April 24, 2012

    Six Best Bands Named Black _____

    The Black Keys headlined the first day of Coachella. Black Sabbath is about to play Lollapalooza. Local metal phenom Black Fast just wowed a crowd at Euclid Records for Record Store Day. These are all reminders that black is the official color of rock & roll. Here are the six best "Black ______" ban ... More >>

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    September 16, 2011

    Six Best Blatant Drug References In Song

    ​Drugs are a crucial part of the classic triumvirate of rock & roll; very few things in our society are of enough import to rival "sex." As a result, drugs have been mentioned and implied in countless songs crossing every imaginable genre. I'm sure there's some Indonesian Gamelan track about o ... More >>

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    June 24, 2011

    Tom Huck On His Roots Phrenology Cover and Motorhead

    Photo by Jon Scorfina​Many artists have used the album cover as a vehicle for greater mass exposure. Robert Crumb transitioned from the obscurity of underground comics to mainstream consciousness with his cover of Big Brother and the Holding Company's Cheap Thrills. Derek Riggs made his mark o ... More >>

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    April 19, 2011

    Celebrating 420: Eight Classic Songs About Pot

    The many faces of 420.​It's almost that time of year again -- April 20th. Better known to millions of people as 420, the (un)official holiday for stoners and pot enthusiasts everywhere. In honor of this day, we present eight classic songs celebrating the herb that has brought laughter to many, ... More >>

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    January 18, 2011

    Interview Outtakes: Girl Talk's Gregg Gillis on Making Music and Liking Katy Perry over Lady Gaga

    Dove Shore​Tonight is the long-awaited, very-sold-out Girl Talk show at the Pageant. In this week's paper, D.X. Ferris spoke with Gregg Gillis, the man behind the moniker. (Note: The author is a fellow Pittsburgh native who grew up in the same classic-rock-obsessed area and witnessed Girl Talk ... More >>

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    December 9, 2010

    Ozzy Osbourne

    7:30 p.m. Friday, December 10. The Scottrade Center, 1401 Clark Avenue.

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    May 17, 2010

    R.I.P. Metal Legend, Metal Gentleman Ronnie James Dio, 1942-2010

    (Editor's note: D.X. Ferris is a frequent RFT contributor and the author of the 33 1/3 book on Slayer's Reign in Blood. He was kind enough to write this obituary yesterday.) Ronnie James Dio, R.I.P.​His band mates didn't invite him to the induction, but let's face it: Ronnie James Dio might b ... More >>

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    February 25, 2009

    Classical Cult

    Are you a veteran of the psychic wars?

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    January 7, 2009

    The Bad Plus

    8:30 and 10:15 p.m. Wednesday, January 7, through Saturday, January 10. Jazz at the Bistro, 3536 Washington Boulevard.

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    December 17, 2008


    9 p.m. Friday, December 19. The Wedge, 442 Bates Avenue.

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    July 23, 2008


    8 p.m. Friday, July 25. Rockstar Nightclub, 8658 South Broadway

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    June 18, 2008

    Modey Lemon

    8:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 25. The Bluebird, 2706 Olive Street

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    May 22, 2008
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    May 21, 2008

    Mr. Gnome

    9 p.m. Saturday, May 24. The Bluebird, 2706 Olive Street

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    March 19, 2008
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    September 21, 2007

    Daily Web Crawl

    Your daily guide to what they're whispering about in the next cubicle. HERE www.macleans.caPhotoshop: the only justice in this world.Geezer Butler of Black Sabbath chats with Paul Friswold about everything -- from Mississippi Nights to David Beckham. Ian visits Frazer's Restaurant and Lounge for ... More >>

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    September 21, 2007
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    September 20, 2007
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    September 19, 2007

    This Week's Issue

    Malcolm Gay investigates Chinese exile mystery novelist -- and St. Louis County resident -- Qiu Xiaolong. Advocates for the disabled tell Kathleen McLaughlin why the Missouri Department of Transportation needs to be reprimanded. Unreal chats with Miss Nursing Home '07, two soapbox racers an ... More >>

  • Music

    September 19, 2007

    Dio of Reckoning

    Sabbath's Ronnie James Dio isn't into preaching, but Kanye and Fiddy's are.

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    May 16, 2007

    Throttlerod / Mess with the Bull

    9 p.m. Tuesday, May 22. Way Out Club (2525 South Jefferson Avenue).

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    July 19, 2006

    Def Leppard/Journey

    8 p.m. Friday, July 21. UMB Bank Pavilion (14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights).

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    April 20, 2005

    Corrosion of Conformity

    In the Arms of God (Sanctuary)

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    April 13, 2005

    Searching for Pearl

    We buy cheap tapes, chat with the Fiery Furnaces and drop a fatwa on Big Brother

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    February 16, 2005

    Eighteen Visions

    Friday, February 18; Creepy Crawl

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    August 4, 2004

    The Wizard of Ozz

    Behold the Great Black Sabbath Cinematic Experience

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    July 21, 2004

    Why Lollapalooza Died

    We explore campaign theme songs, examine the death of Lollapalooza and get down verbally with Paul Oakenfold

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    April 14, 2004

    The Bad Plus

    Tuesday, April 20; the Duck Room

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    March 17, 2004

    Devil in the Details

    New books document heavy metal's ugly history

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    May 7, 2003
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    February 12, 2003

    Dead Can Skate

    Local goths are on a roll

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    November 27, 2002

    Dead Meadow with the Sons of Shame

    Friday, November 29; Radio Cherokee (3227 Cherokee)

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    March 28, 2001

    Hall Pass

    Looking for influence, significance, development and perpetuation at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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    February 2, 2000


    Mike Davis mixes up a mesmerizing blend on his cassette Yars' Revenge

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    June 30, 1999
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