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No, there will not be country-fried rockabilly renditions of Kilgore Smudge tunes at the Blackstone when ex-Kilgore frontman Jay Berndt resurrects the Revival Preachers ( in what will be only their second show since 2005 (the boys
Jay Berndt resurrects the Revival Preachers
By CHRIS CONTI  |  June 05, 2009

Guitar Hero: Metallica

At long last, it seems that Guitar Hero has reached a state of equilibrium.
A triumphant return to form
By MITCH KRPATA  |  April 17, 2009

James Hetfield

It's not easy to earn the label as the biggest dipshit in Metallica. But now that Lars Ulrich's lease on the title has expired, Hetfield lived up to the challenge by getting caught shopping at Armani while on vacation in Norway.
By Boston Phoenix Staff  |  March 26, 2009

Rogue wave

These days, younger, wiser bands simply don't bat their eyelashes at the majors like they used to.
The allure of the music industry may be long gone, but SXSW can still attract the underground to its edges
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  March 25, 2009


It’s hard to say who detests Metallica more.
Death Magnetic | Warner Bros.
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  September 10, 2008

Obama outside the Boom

A year ago, when I saw Obama speak on the Durham campus of the University of New Hampshire, he did not sound the way he does now.
The first political leader of my generation acts nothing like the rest of us — which might be how he’s gotten where he is
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  March 05, 2008


Touched by God

Last time, in a weakly alliterative moment, I promised that this column would return to the “dysfunction and doggy-do” of House of Carters.
The sacred and the profane in this week’s reality TV
By JAMES PARKER  |  November 02, 2006

Flashbacks: July 7, 2006

These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Doug Fleischer, Sam MacLaughlin, and Hannah Van-Susteren.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966
By EDITORIAL  |  July 05, 2006

Redemption rock

The idea of fall and redemption is thousands of years old, and it’s laced into the new Godsmack album, where singer Sully Erna’s lyrics spin a tale of rock-and-roll excess, its emotional strain, and if not outright salvation, at least the promise of it.
Godsmack look to the metal greats for guidance
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  May 04, 2006