I've never had an interest in Screeching Weasel, as I don't listen to punk music that comes off like it was meant to be the soundtrack of a straight-to-video film about kids rollerblading in a shopping-mall parking garage. I listened to Boogadaboogadaboogada! a few times (primarily just so I could s ... More >>
By Reed Fisher Remember the first time you listened to music using a computer? This is a moot question for people under the age of twenty. I was at a friend's house sometime in the mid '90s. He loaded a program called Winamp on his computer, and played one of a dozen or so MP3 files he had. It was ... More >>
My interview with Megadeth last week didn't go too well. The honorable thing to do would be to admit that I was in the wrong, and should have been better prepared. Or I could spell out a number of reasons why I'm not a total unprofessional screw-up, therefore justifying myself to an audience that la ... More >>
When I began interviewing bands eight years ago, my ultimate goal was to interview one person: Dave Mustaine from Megadeth, my favorite band since I was thirteen years old. Sitting in front of my parents' computer and ruining my ears through a pair of oversize headphones, I listened and loved Mustai ... More >>
There's really no other band in the world quite like Iron Maiden. With no real number-one hits or mainstream success in its almost 40-year history, the band has still managed to influence practically every rock band that exists and become one of the most enormous musical acts on the face of the Eart ... More >>
By Jason Roche On classic albums such as Peace Sells...But Who's Buying? and Rust in Peace, Megadeth leader Dave Mustaine explored themes such as citizen apathy and Big Brother government. These themes are also in play more than two decades later on Megadeth's newest album, Super Collider, out las ... More >>
Recently, I interviewed John Baizley from Baroness. As a long-time fan of both Baroness and Baizley's artwork, I must admit I was a little nervous calling him up at 9:30 in the morning to ask him about the tough times and changes he and his band had just been through. With my brain still half asleep ... More >>
Ah, Pointfest. It's the time every summer when rock enthusiasts from all around the St. Louis area can gather at beautiful Verizon Wireless Amphitheater to watch a seemingly endless stream of bands. With groups spanning all areas of the mainstream rock spectrum, it's not too much of a stretch to say ... More >>
When metal demigod Dave Mustaine isn't raising eyebrows with his kind words about GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum, he's usually melting faces as the frontman for Megadeth. With so many years of rocking under his proverbial belt, Mustaine is entitled to some of the finer things in life. But a ... More >>
Megadeth rocker Dave Mustaine raised a few collective eyebrows this week when he endorsed former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum's bourgeoning presidential bid. The former Pennsylvania senator has been gaining steam as of late after prevailing in a trio of February contests, including Missouri's non-bindin ... More >>
Hatebreed, with Jamey Jasta in the middle.In this week's issue, D.X. Ferris chats with Hatebreed frontman Jamey Jasta, who just might be one of the nicest dudes in rock. The Connecticut metallic hardcore band plays at Pop's tonight with Born of Osiris, Unearth, Cannibal Corpse and Hate Eterna ... More >>
6 p.m. Sunday, December 6. Pop's, 401 Monsanto Avenue, Sauget, Illinois.
In 2005, longhairs got more progressive than ever
This year, blood-soaked extreme metal took its rightful place in the world of heavy music.