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The Big Hurt: An unknown legend comes in from the cold

From the early '70s through the late '90s, artist branding guru Harold Wells worked with nearly every major label, coming up with perfect names for some of the most famous acts in rock history.
Return of a band namer
By DAVID THORPE  |  June 01, 2012

Photos: Megadeth + Motorhead at the Tsongas Arena

Megadeth and Motorhead perform live at the Tsongas Arena on January 29, 2012.
January 29, 2012
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  February 03, 2012
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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Megadeth | Th1rt3en

While Metallica is in Lulu-land, in the doghouse of fans and critics alike, sometime-nemesis Megadeth stay the metal course with another solid release served without the pretense of musical evolution or artsy growth.
Roadrunner (2011)
By MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER  |  November 11, 2011
National Metal Day Ticket Giveaway: Win tix to 15 metal concerts including Megadeth, Judas Priest, Anthrax, In Flames, and more on 11.11.11

National Metal Day Ticket Giveaway: Win tix to 15 metal concerts including Megadeth, Judas Priest, Anthrax, In Flames, and more on 11.11.11


NONE MORE METALWith inspiration from Nigel, and with an assist from VH1, we've now got yet another excuse to party on the magical date of...
By Carly Carioli  |  November 09, 2011
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Dave Mustaine's righteous path

Now sober, the ginger frontman is not only sharing a bill with Metallica, but the stage in an end-of-the-night jam to celebrate the Big Four, along with Slayer and Anthrax, and commemorating 30 years of pioneering thrash by playing select gigs around the
Tragic hero
By MICHAEL CHRISTOPHER  |  August 26, 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

[phlipcam video] Megadeth + Slayer @ the Tsongas Center


It doesn't get any more metal than that. For the sake of sidestepping repetition, I'm just going to throw that sentence out there this one...
By Michael C. Walsh  |  August 16, 2010
Slayer and Megadeth at the Tsongas Center

Slayer and Megadeth at the Tsongas Center


In the slightly more thrashing of the two monster metal showcases of the summer (no shots at Ozzy), Slayer and Megadeth are forming like Voltron...
By Ashley Rigazio  |  August 11, 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
CLICK TRACKS: In which Wayne Coyne is a blob, Mystikal is offended, and the Killers are dead (for now)

CLICK TRACKS: In which Wayne Coyne is a blob, Mystikal is offended, and the Killers are dead (for now)


Amy Winehouse fined for assaultAmy Winehouse managed to keep her bedraggled self out of the tabloids for an admirable run, but sooner or later water...
By Alexandra Cavallo  |  January 25, 2010


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Greatest video-game tragedies of the last decade

Here are some of our favorite anti-victories of the past 10 years, in rough chronological order.
 Zeroes from the Aughts
By LASER ORGY  |  January 15, 2010
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Smashing success

It feels as if all the music people these days were rushing toward a hyper-electro-modern future where they'll be programming drum machines hard-wired directly to their erogenous zones.
The New Collisions start things off right
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  May 29, 2009
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The Big Hurt: Crashing Pumpkins

I recently had the "was that real, or did I dream that?" feeling about the upcoming Spider-Man musical featuring songs by U2, and I happily concluded that it was a dream.
Plus Lynched Beatles, and a misleading Baby
By DAVID THORPE  |  April 17, 2009
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Satan's little helpers

Everyone knows that metal is the most evil of all music, what with all those references to the occult, destruction, drinking, the color black, and long hair.
Thrash legends Wargasm only 99 percent pure evil
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  September 10, 2008
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Can’t we be Civil?

What’s that you say? Never heard of them?
Outside of Portland, a Battle Within rages
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  February 13, 2008


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And it Stones me

Hey, someone’s got to keep the flame alive.
Everybody get UltraViolent at the Deering Grange
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  July 02, 2007
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Megadeth

Mustaine’s politics can tend toward the simplistic, but his playing doesn’t.
United Abominations | Roadrunner
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  May 18, 2007
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Gigantourism

You don’t get in a fistfight over Opeth — you wilt, and shed a few petals.
All for the love of Opeth
By JAMES PARKER  |  October 10, 2006
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Evil incarnate

Metal reveres above all the single mind, undivided by doubt or the gentle dialectics of sanity.
Slayer stick to their Satanic program
By JAMES PARKER  |  September 28, 2006
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Going on sale: August 18, 2006

Trail of Dead, Megadeth, Tool, and, uh, Jenny Lewis
Breaking news from the concert-ticket trade
By GOING ON SALE  |  August 15, 2006


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Football soundtrack

What do a pair of jazzy Germans, a duo of metalhead Mexicans, and one really tall DJ from Brooklyn have in common?
Music to sub in for American World Cup commentary
By CHRIS NELSON  |  June 27, 2006