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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
| 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
| February 03, 2012
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...
| December 11, 2011
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.
| 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
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...
| November 09, 2011
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
| August 26, 2011
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
[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...
Michael C. Walsh
| August 16, 2010
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...
| August 11, 2010
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
| February 26, 2010
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...
| January 25, 2010
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
| January 15, 2010
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
| May 29, 2009
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
| April 17, 2009
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
| September 10, 2008
Can’t we be Civil?
What’s that you say? Never heard of them?
Outside of Portland, a Battle Within rages
| February 13, 2008
And it Stones me
Hey, someone’s got to keep the flame alive.
Everybody get UltraViolent at the Deering Grange
| July 02, 2007
Mustaine’s politics can tend toward the simplistic, but his playing doesn’t.
United Abominations | Roadrunner
| May 18, 2007
You don’t get in a fistfight over Opeth — you wilt, and shed a few petals.
All for the love of Opeth
| October 10, 2006
Metal reveres above all the single mind, undivided by doubt or the gentle dialectics of sanity.
Slayer stick to their Satanic program
| September 28, 2006
Going on sale: August 18, 2006
Trail of Dead, Megadeth, Tool, and, uh, Jenny Lewis
Breaking news from the concert-ticket trade
GOING ON SALE
| August 15, 2006
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
| June 27, 2006
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