Any guitar player will occasionally venture into a guitar shop or musical-supply store that specializes in guitars. They can be wonderlands to anyone who likes to play guitar and wants to see firsthand what kind of gear is available. Like a comic-book store is a playground for comic fans, a guitar s ... More >>
By Adam Steininger Geeks love metal even more than they love computers on which they listen to it. They yearn for heavy metal that was forged by Orcs in the mountains of Mordor, smuggled halfway across the universe on Serenity and then discovered by Silver Surfer while scouting for delicious planet ... 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 >>
Sometimes we just need to take a break from a song. One can only hear the same words and melody so many times until it loses all meaning, like saying "sandals" or "popcorn" a few dozen times. Unfortunately, some great songs are never revisited -- maybe because of overkill, maybe because of the stigm ... More >>
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 >>
8 p.m. Thursday, July 1. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
The Westboro Baptist Church -- which let a little snow and ice keep 'em away from a protest at Lady Gaga's January show at the Fabulous Fox -- is again vilifying the pop star for her ways. Specifically, Megan Phelps, the church's designated Lady Gaga karaoke queen, has re-done "Telephone" as ... 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 >>
In 2007, Ronnie James Dio spoke to the RFT in advance of Heaven and Hell's September show at the Family Arena. He was his usual articulate, thoughtful self. RFT: Your standing with your peers is well established, with metal's biggest names offering testimonials to your influence. Discussing your le ... More >>
A new strain of classic rock
Sabbath's Ronnie James Dio isn't into preaching, but Kanye and Fiddy's are.
8 p.m. Thursday, September 7. The Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard).
Sunday, May 28, at 8 p.m. The Hi-Pointe (1001 McCausland Avenue)
Monday, April 18; the Gargoyle (on the campus of Washington University, Forsyth and Skinker boulevards)
Pick your personal Jesus, plus three questions for a pop princess and the poetry of heavy metal
Week of November 27, 2002
Saturday, Feb. 24; Pop's.