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Photos: Live from the Fillmore, Metallica wraps up 30th birthday stand with Ozzy, Geezer, Mustaine, tribute to Burton

Photos: Live from the Fillmore, Metallica wraps up 30th birthday stand with Ozzy, Geezer, Mustaine, tribute to Burton


 Our fearless leader Brad Mindich is out in San Francisco with Metallica as the band celebrates its 30th anniversary with a string of once-in-a-lifetime gigs...
By Carly Carioli  |  December 11, 2011
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Masters of reality

The literature on Black Sabbath — already extensive — will continue to grow, as we try, try, try again to wrap our poor noggins around the irreducibly cosmic fact of this band.
It's a Sabbath-palooza in print and on film
By JAMES PARKER  |  November 11, 2011
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Why there won't ever be another 'Big Four' - and why that's a good thing

In April, thrash metal's self-billed "Big Four" — Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax — played a one-off American show in the middle of the desert in Indio, California.
The state of metal
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  August 26, 2011
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Paranoid Social Club really are out to get you

Hopefully by now you've heard the first single from Paranoid Social Club's new Axis IV , "Count on Me," and you don't need a whole lot of convincing that this is the record you'll be listening to all summer.
Club-house rules
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  May 20, 2011

In the Audience's untitled disc, and Sparks the Rescue does their Worst

IN THE AUDIENCE are ready to follow up their debut disc, What Lives , from this fall with a new, as-yet-untitled EP that they're planning to release March 31.
Sibilance
By PORTLAND PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  March 18, 2011
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The all-seeing eye of rock and roll

The Masons of Amicable Lodge have tattoos curling out from under their button-down shirts. They wear giant rings and waist aprons that look like oversize satin envelopes. They wear ties and medals and amulets. They carry staffs. Each month, they gather
How the Boston rock scene grew up, got real jobs, and became — Freemasons?
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  February 18, 2011


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Angry Farmer connect with Disconnect

Angry Farmer guitarist/lead vocalist Matt Martin claims he doesn't understand what "crunchy rock" means when I refer to what I'm hearing on Angry Farmer's new five-song EP debut, Sentimental Disconnect while we're taking a gander at their press pics.
Crop dusters
By CHRIS CONTI  |  January 14, 2011
Metal Elvis is not alone: a trip down live-metal-mashup memory lane

Metal Elvis is not alone: a trip down live-metal-mashup memory lane


Tonight, something called Metal Elvis makes its Boston debut at the Hard Rock Cafe -- and if you couldn't already tell from the high-concept title,...
By Shaula Clark  |  July 03, 2010
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Video: The 12 acts you should've seen at Bonnaroo 2010

When I told my bosses here at the Phoenix  that I was going to need some time off to attend Bonnaroo for my third year in a row, I expected to hear something along the lines of, "Have fun, don't die, and we'll see you when you get back."
From the xx to Jay-Z
By MICHAEL C. WALSH  |  June 25, 2010
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Ronnie James Dio (1942 - 2010)

As he lay in a Texas hospital bed in March, being treated for the disease to which he would eventually succumb, Ronald James Padavona, better known to the world as heavy-metal legend Ronnie James Dio, gave an interview to a local TV station. “Cancer? I’l
Live free or rock
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  May 21, 2010
RIP Ronnie James Dio, 1942 - 2010

RIP Ronnie James Dio, 1942 - 2010


 Metal fans mourn a legend today as early this morning former Sabbath frontman and solo artist Ronnie James Dio lost his battle with stomach cancer....
By Ryan Stewart  |  May 16, 2010


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No moves required

Some of us are just better off not shaking it in public. So here are a few recurring options for rad nights of music that require not an ounce of dance mojo on your part.
Club nights for ye who cannot dance
By MATT PARISH  |  February 26, 2010

Play by play: February 5, 2010

Boston's weekly theater listings
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  February 05, 2010
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Interview: Ozzy Osbourne

Long before he bit the heads off bats and doves, Ozzy Osbourne worked in a cheerless abattoir in the hardscrabble Aston section of Birmingham, England, where for 18 months he held such titles as "cow killer," "tripe hanger," "hoof puller," and "pig stunn
The belles lettrist tells all
By LANCE GOULD  |  January 29, 2010

Play by Play: January 29, 2010

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Theater listings, January 29, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  January 29, 2010
PODCAST: Ozzy Osbourne talks to the Phoenix about his new book [MP3]

PODCAST: Ozzy Osbourne talks to the Phoenix about his new book [MP3]


"[P]eople think that I live in this Bavarian castle and sleep upside down in the fucking rafters, and fly around the gantry every night," Ozzy...
By webteam  |  January 27, 2010


Play by play: January 22, 2010

Boston's weekly theatre schedule
Theater listings, January 22, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  January 22, 2010

Play by play: January 15, 2010

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Theater listings, January 15, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  January 15, 2010

Play by play: January 8, 2010

Boston's theater schedule: January 8, 2010
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  January 08, 2010

Play by Play: January 1, 2010

Boston's weekly theater listings: January 1, 2010
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  January 01, 2010

Play by play: December 25, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Theater listings, December 25, 2009
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  December 25, 2009


Play by play: December 18, 2009

Boston's weekly theater listings
Theater listings, week of December 18
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  December 18, 2009

Play by Play: December 12, 2009

Boston theater listings: December 12, 2009
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  December 11, 2009

Play by Play: December 4, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  December 04, 2009

Play by play: November 20, 2009

Boston's weekly theater listings
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  November 20, 2009

Play by Play: November 13, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Plays from A to Z
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  November 13, 2009


Play by play: November 6, 2009

Boston's weekly theater listings
Boston theater listings, November 6, 2009
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  November 06, 2009
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Hip-hop from Hell

Depraved hip-hop is the biggest thing to hit trailer-trash America since sliced meds.
Horrorcore salutes Ice Cube and Alice Cooper
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  October 30, 2009

Play by play: October 30, 2009

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Plays around town
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  October 30, 2009
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Hip-hop is dead

Depraved hip-hop is the biggest thing to hit trailer-trash America since sliced meds — and not just in redneck pockets, where rap music hardly reached before, but in suburban enclaves where acts like Twiztid and Tech N9ne sell out shows with ease.
. . . or undead, rather — just ask Zombie Death Squad
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  October 30, 2009