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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
| August 26, 2011
The Big Hurt: Lep, Squire, Cee-Lo, and Sufjan duke it out
There's no end of lameness in music news this week, but here are a few of the highlights.
| May 20, 2011
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For the sheer sake of keeping an underrated name out there, Thin Lizzy, and more specifically Jailbreak , fully deserve the deluxe-edition treatment.
| February 11, 2011
Interview: Constantine Maroulis
There once was a time when the anthemic earnestness of '80s hard rock was considered giggle-worthy, and keeping a straight face while listening to self-helpy bombast ballads like "Don't Stop Believin' " and "Here I Go Again" was possible only with severa
On cracking Rock of Ages
| October 01, 2010
AC-DC | Backtracks
How easy is it to admire AC/DC?
| November 13, 2009
One of the great themes in America is nostalgia for the "good old days," which flame into being and then fade into the distance.
Landscape nostalgia, plus climate, the nature of community, and drawing show #21
| October 09, 2009
Rock of the ages
The year 1983 was a heady time for metal. Many a successful career got jump-started with a prominent release: Mötley Crüe's Shout at the Devil , Def Leppard's Pyromania , Dio's Holy Diver , Iron Maiden's Piece of Mind .
Dark horses of the '83 metal frenzy
| July 24, 2009
Keeping the dream alive: Why Seven People Got Arrested at the Def Leppard/Poison show in rural New York
Following a Def Leppard/Poison show at an amusement park in upstate NY, a local community blog poste...
| June 28, 2009
TUESDAY 30 POUR SOME SUGAR ON THEM Never mind "never say die." Def Leppard is not only wowing old zealots, they're wooing new devotees. Did...
| June 24, 2009
Hickey brought measured grace and a mellifluous voice to everything she touched.
The Last Town Chorus at Lizard Lounge, February 1, 2008
| February 04, 2008
Our producers Hall of Fame
| October 17, 2007
Balls of Fury
Credit in part Christopher Walken’s evil Feng, a screwy triad boss sponsoring a death-match ping-pong tourney in South America.
A comic mish-mash
| August 29, 2007
Dick for a day
I don't consider myself very girlie.
Arcades, sports bars, cigar bars, and strip clubs: for two intrepid female reporters, it’s all in the name of research
SARA FAITH ALTERMAN
| May 17, 2007
It's hard to keep three people, much less 20, on the same page. Bang Camaro, "Push Push (Lady Lightning)" (mp3) Bang Camaro, "Rock of Mages" (mp3)
Bang Camaro unveil their debut CD
| February 21, 2007
Pete Wentz wanted the kids to curse along with the chorus.
Fall Out Boy, Avalon, January 13, 2007
| January 22, 2007
Bodies: Coeli Marsh
| January 16, 2007
Boston music news: November 17
“We expected people to just hate us,” says guitarist Bryn Bennett of BANG CAMARO ’s early days, nearly a year ago. Bang Camaro, "Push Push (Lady Lightning)" (mp3)
Notes on Bang Camaro and O'Brien's
| November 13, 2006
Hunting the wild Klosterman
He is Charles John “Chuck” Klosterman: pop-culture critic, four-time author, celebrity profiler, Esquire columnist, ESPN Page 2 sportswriter, former Spin senior editor, unrepentant Billy Joel fan. And he makes girls spit. Chuck Klosterman reads f
Things about the pop-culture writer that are true, things that might be true, and something that isn’t true at all
| October 05, 2006
Going on sale: October 6, 2006
Beirut, Def Leppard, Guns N' Roses, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and more.
Breaking news from the concert-ticket trade
GOING ON SALE
| October 02, 2006
D-Tension and Effect
Los Wünder Twins Del Rap are like the Tenacious D of old-school rhyme-spitting: supposed brothers, goofball raconteurs, big eaters, crass sex-talkers. Los Wünder Twins Del Rap, "Myspace Bitches" (mp3)
W?nder twins: Activate!
| June 15, 2006
On the Racks: May 23, 2006
Plus new releases by Osaka Popstar, PJ Harvey, and the American Idol kids.
Def Leppard, Dixie Chicks, Damone
| May 23, 2006
Going on sale, May 19, 2006
Pink, Foo Fighters, Mission of Burma, Roger Waters, Newport Folk Festival, and Newport Jazz Festival, plus Def Leppard shares a bill with Journey
Breaking news from the concert-ticket trade
| May 15, 2006
ID Check: Paul Foley
Maybe I should have taken Paul Foley up on his suggestion to meet in his Malden bathroom (“the only place I can really hang”) or “in a tub of oatmeal.”
Privately sweating DJ
| February 02, 2006
Bands to watch out for
Winter in Boston is like being grounded. Too many housebound nights, and we’re bored, stir-crazy, and filled with the overwhelming sense of injustice at being stuck in here while the whole world goes on out there.
Promising local releases in ’06
| December 29, 2005
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