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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 >>
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 >>
It's the most wonderful time of the year: list season. Before we open up all our presents from the past 12 months, let us gather around the fireplace and reminisce on the gifts from the guitar gods. Here are the six sweetest riffs of 2012. Let us know your favorites in the comments below. See also: ... 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 >>
Homer Simpson proudly displays his Grammy Award for Outstanding Soul, Spoken Word or Barbershop Album.Adele could soon become a Grammy paper champion. Oh sure. 21 is a worthy entrant for the coveted Grammy for Album of the Year. "Rolling in the Deep," after all, topped the 2011 Pazz and Jop P ... More >>
There's no precise way to define a sweet guitar riff, much less a criteria for such categorization. A sweet riff is, like love or God or truly excellent barbecue, something only realized upon experience. This, the second year of the second decade of the twenty first decade of the modern calen ... More >>
In rock and roll, singers get the attention, guitarists get the glory and bass players usually just have to show up. It's the drummers of the world who often put in the most effort for the least return, lugging ten times the equipment and playing twenty times as hard as the rest of the band. ... More >>
Voyageur PressAs Jon Bream emphasizes repeatedly throughout Neil Diamond is Forever: The Illustrated Story of the Man and His Music, Neil Diamond is not hip. That's probably why my parents liked him. Actually that's probably why most people's parents liked him, except for people whose parents ran ... More >>
It's never been easier to start your own (fake) band.
7 p.m. Friday, August 18. Creepy Crawl (3524 Washington Boulevard).
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We've picked our favorites -- let the debates begin
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Our critics enter the summer-movie fray
New books document heavy metal's ugly history
Metallica returns with the most anticipated metal album in ages