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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: Reed goes to the dogs
More evidence of the sickening barbarity of America’s penal institutions: Lil Wayne is being hassled because officers found headphones and the charger for an MP3 player in his cell.
Plus Weezy debudded, Ant derided, Michaels bandanna’d
| May 28, 2010
Rachel Maddow goes ultra-fangirl on Metallica's Lars Ulrich, mis-pronounces his name
IN a monologue the length of which is usually reserved on MSNBC for Keith Olberman kidney-punching K...
| April 28, 2009
Review: Anvil! The Story of Anvil
In 1984, the cocky Canadian rockers shared stages with Whitesnake and Bon Jovi, only to fade into total obscurity as other up-and-coming metal acts copped their chops and steamrolled past.
The most satisfying film ending I've seen all year
| April 17, 2009
Guitar Hero: Metallica
At long last, it seems that Guitar Hero has reached a state of equilibrium.
A triumphant return to form
| April 17, 2009
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.
Boston Phoenix Staff
| March 26, 2009
The Big Hurt: Weezy goes free, Miley turns bitter, Martin still lame
The good news: the 2006 drug charges against Lil Wayne have been dropped after a judge ruled that the search leading to his arrest wasn't proper.
Music news in brief
| March 19, 2009
The first time I saw Deerhunter was two years ago at Emo’s in Austin, as part of SxSW.
Deerhunter’s redistribution of rock
| November 03, 2008
It’s hard to say who detests Metallica more.
Death Magnetic | Warner Bros.
| September 10, 2008
Throwing dice, taking names
Let’s say your band are named the Sword, your albums have titles like Age of Winters and Gods of the Earth , and your latest single is “Fire Lances of the Ancient Hyperzephyrians.” Would these count as hazardous levels of irony?
The Sword is +20 awesome
| May 12, 2008
‘If this breaks up, it’s not like I can go sell a Basquiat like Lars Ulrich.’
Deftones go on a healing tour
MICHAEL ALAN GOLDBERG
| December 01, 2006
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