By Nate Jackson
What would music be without a beat, a rhythm or a backbone? Though they qualify as the first instruments ever created, the drums are probably the last thing most music fans can live without. And while we worship plenty of drummers in modern music, there are some Gods of Thunder who ... 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 >>
Todd OwyoungJames Hetfield in St. Louis in 2008. More photos here.Tickets are on sale now for what's being dubbed The Big Four Live -- a.k.a. the June 22 movie-theater simulcast of the Sonisphere Festival appearances of thrash legends Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax. (Now I can't stop ... More >>
Whenever my father and I discuss great concerts he brings up the first time he saw the Jimi Hendrix Experience. "When just those three guys walked out on stage," he always says, "I said there's no way just the three of them could make all that sound like on the record. And they didn't. They made mor ... More >>
As if last week's Rick Astley/Nirvana mashup wasn't good enough, my pal Matt found and posted this fantastic conflation of Metallica's "Enter Sandman" and Bryan Adams' "Run to You." You wouldn't expect that James Hetfield's chipmunk-on-'roids vocals and Adams' epic wintry guitars would mesh so well, ... More >>
Well. That was fucking glorious.
Not content with merely revitalizing their sound on record – Death Magnetic, go buy it already – Metallica decided to kick their stage show in the ass and get back to the business of being the best live band in the world.
But of course, I'm biased -- I've bel ... More >>