I, Ryan James Wasoba, hereby announce that, after over a year and a half of weekly contributions, the end of my Nitpick Six column is upon us. As such, it's bucket list time. This space is usually reserved for microscopic aspects of music, but now let's go big. These are the six sweetest riffs of ... More >>
When I'm not raking in the millions writing for music blogs, I, much like many of my fellow artsy-fartsies and anti-professionals, have to earn my dough in the service industry. Working directly with customers in any job can be a trying and frustrating experience, and especially in the bar industry ... More >>
Halloween is the time where it's acceptable to wallow in the creepy, the crawly, the dark, and the macabre. Sounds like the themes of heavy metal, year-round! Here then, are those most spine-tingliest metal album covers, for your All Hallow's Eve viewing pleasure. Step inside... By Jason Roche See ... More >>
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 >>
You've been there, listening to a song for the first time, hearing the word at the end of one lyric and thinking "please don't end the next line with (insert predictable rhyme here)." Of course, nine out of ten times, the internalized wish is futile. Nobody expects songwriters to reinvent the wheel ... More >>
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 >>
Courtesy of Funky Butt Brass BandThe Funky Butt Brass Band, St. Louis' finest purveyors of second-line struttin', is about to unleash its annual holiday throwdown on Saturday night at Off Broadway. Now in its third year, the Holiday Brasstravaganza gives the six-piece a chance to thoroughly f ... More >>
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 >>
Surely you have heard the charges made against Coheed and Cambria's bassist, Michael Todd, alleging that he robbed a Walgreens pharmacy before a performance, leaving with multiple bottles of oxycodone and hailing a taxi to the band's performance in Massachusetts. Hilariously baffling? Of cour ... More >>
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 >>
Jon ScorfinaSometimes the best reason to collect records is for the unabashed love of the music. Picking up from a short winter hiatus, Last Collector Standing met up with Cliff Hardesty, who, above anything else, is a genuine music lover. He is also the owner of multiple record stores, inclu ... More >>
Todd OwyoungOzzy Osbourne last night at the Scottrade Center"The crazier you fuckers go, the longer we will play," Ozzy Osbourne crowed to the audience at the start of last night's Scottrade Center show. While a statement like that is always tinged with hyperbole, there was an element of trut ... More >>
7:30 p.m. Friday, January 14. The Scottrade Center, 1401 Clark Avenue.
...nobody, according to his publicist. Just got word that Ozzy Osbourne's rescheduled concert at the Scottrade Center on January 14 will be an "evening with" Ozzy. No Halford, no Slash -- just several hours of the Prince of Darkness onstage playing hits and rarities. Like this one:
Ozzy Osbourne is performing at the Scottrade Center tonight, Friday, December 10. Halford (the band fronted by Rob Halford of Judas Priest) opens. Tickets are $27 to $72.50, and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. A few weeks ago, KSHE DJ Favazz had the chance to interview Osbourne. The results, pre ... More >>
Well, this is a bummer: Just got word that Ozzy Osbourne's show tonight at the Scottrade Center is canceled "due to an ear infection." According to the publicist's note, the show will now take place on Friday, January 14, 2011. All tickets for tonight's show will be honored then. Refunds are also av ... More >>
7:30 p.m. Friday, December 10. The Scottrade Center, 1401 Clark Avenue.
Image viaHundreds of thousands of people gathered on the National Mall in Washington D.C. for Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert's "Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear" on Saturday expecting to see...well, nobody was really quite sure what to expect. The the event's schedule was kept secret up until ... More >>
Roadrunner RecordsOver the summer, St. Louis-based Cofactor Genomics agreed to participate in a project to map and analyze Ozzy Osbourne's genes. Now the results are in -- and certain mutations found in Ozzy's DNA may explain why he say, bit the head off a bat all those years ago. According ... More >>
Although December and January are always slow concert months in St. Louis, a few notable shows are trickling in here and there: Tim Kasher of Cursive at Off Broadway, Ultimate Fakebook at the Firebird and Ozzy Osbourne/Halford at the Scottrade Center. Add to that list Memphis twangpunks Lucero, who ... More >>
The Prince of Darkness, the Godfather of Metal, the Man Who Chews through Living Creatures will terrorize Scottrade on December 10. Blueberry Hill *Dave Barnes, November 4 *Devon Allman's Honeytribe, November 6 *Jaron and the Long Road to Love, October 14 The Firebird *Hawthorne Heights, ... More >>
At the KSHE Pig Roast on Saturday, the station announced that Ozzy Osbourne and Halford (featuring -- you guessed it! -- Judas Priest's Rob Halford) would be playing the Scottrade Center on December 10. Ticket info for that show emerged this morning: They're on sale this Saturday at 10 a.m. and star ... More >>
When Clownvis Presley appeared on America's Got Talent earlier this summer, his performance did not go over well with the judges. Perhaps it had something to do with his uneven performance of "Old McDonald Had a Farm." Maybe it because he insulted judge Sharon Osbourne's husband, Ozzy. Or just maybe ... More >>
It doesn't matter what they say![Update! Watch video below, courtesy of Creative Saint Louis.] After seeing Clownvis Presley's performance on tonight's episode of America's Got Talent, it's obvious why it was chosen to be televised. Clownvis took the stage with his handlers, right after h ... More >>
= local, * = coming to town Euclid Records 1. Black Keys - Brothers 2. Tom Petty - Mojo* 3. Punch Brothers - Antifogmatic 4. Robert Randolph And The Family Band - We Walk This Road 5. Rolling Stones - Exile On Main St. 6. Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows - Songs Of ... More >>
Roadrunner RecordsOzzy Osbourne's, still going strong after decades of drug abuseAfter decades of guzzling booze by the case, abusing countless drugs, urinating on public monuments and biting the heads off bats and doves, the prince of darkness has not only survived, but is healthy. He's ju ... More >>
(New albums are typically released on Tuesdays, i.e., today. What can you spend your hard-earned pennies on this week? Find out below.) The Constellations' Southern Gothic*Chemical Brothers, Further The Brothers' seventh album is an elaborate audio/visual project, with "interactive" videos a ... More >>
(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 >>
Repo! The Genetic Opera features a who's-who of cult actors and musicians, including Alexa Vega, Anthony Stewart Head, Sarah Brightman, Paris Hilton, Ogre, Terrance Zdunich, Bill Moseley and Paul Sorvino. The list of musician contributing to the soundtrack is even more impressive: Joan Jett, Poe, Cl ... More >>
Beautiful Disguise EP
Noon, Monday August 6. Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, 14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights.
Lock up your family pictures, here come the Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players!
Guitar Hero cranks rhythm-gaming up to 11.
Matching the playoff-rockin' Cardinals with some appropriate tunes
Saturday, July 9; Pop's (1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois)
Behold the Great Black Sabbath Cinematic Experience
Live in London (Sanctuary)
How do washed-up rock stars maintain lavish homes, fancy cars, stripper ex-wives, cocaine habits and scores of illegitimate children? Easy: They co-opt youth culture.
When the concert season cools down, try warming up with the latest rock and metal DVDs
Zakk Wylde's Black Label Society bring their alcohol-fueled brewtality to Ozzfest
Iommi (Divine Recordings)
Ozzfest 2000 rolls out the red carpet for Queens of the Stone Age
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