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Photos: KISS and Mötley Crüe at the Comcast Center

KISS and Mötley Crüe perform live at the Comcast Center on September 16, 2012.
September 16, 2012
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  September 21, 2012

Wiggin' out

Suffice it to say, the remaining dates of the CLASH OF THE TITANS season have been moved to the Empire.
Wax Tablet

Nikki Sixx faces his doppelgangers

Nikki Sixx remains a live wire when onstage with LA dirtbags Mötley Crüe.
Still shouting
By MICHAEL CHRISTOPER  |  July 15, 2011
concerts list

Get ready to ramble: 21 shows you need to see before September

Every summer, in addition to swarms of mosquitoes and fanny-packed tourists, New England hosts a massive invasion of live music.  
One solid summer
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  June 10, 2011

Live Review: Off the rails on a lazy train

"Vampires are bullshit. I'm the Prince of fucking Darkness," Ozzy Osbourne informed Kristen Stewart during a pop-culture-parody-montage video that segued into a kick-ass eruption of time-honored crowd pleasers.
Putting the "zzzzzzzzz" into Ozzfest
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  September 03, 2010

Photos: Ozzfest 2010

Mötley Crüe, Rob Halford and more, live at the Comcast Center, August 24, 2010
Mötley Crüe, Rob Halford and more, live at the Comcast Center, August 24, 2010
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  August 27, 2010

Ozzfest at the Comcast Center

Ozzfest at the Comcast Center

All aboard! The crazy train is at the station, and the next stop is Ozzfest 2010. Ozzy may be a little older (though hardly wiser),...
By Ashley Rigazio  |  August 18, 2010
Ozzfest at the Comcast Center

Ozzfest at the Comcast Center

Rob Halford - Mr. Judas Priest to you - hasn't been rolling with Ozzy Osbourne - Mr. Sharon Osbourne to you - since 2004. So...
By webteam  |  August 17, 2010

The Big Hurt: Vince Neil acts his age

By the time you read this, the Situation will have his first single out on iTunes. Yeah, that the Situation.
Plus The Situation singled, Drake unsurpassed, Pete Doherty denied, Lou Reed exonerated
By DAVID THORPE  |  June 25, 2010

The final four

From Yiddish speed-rhymes to Latin funk, the 2010 Rock Hunt finals once again delivered a musically diverse and thoroughly-entertaining show at Lupo’s last Saturday.
The Wandas hit the ground running at the ’BRU Rock Hunt
By CHRIS CONTI  |  April 16, 2010

Review: Hot Tub Time Machine

Steve Pink has a big chubby for the ’80s.
Plays out like a mullet in the new millennium
By TOM MEEK  |  March 26, 2010


Ke$ha | Animal

If balancing adolescent stupidity and abandon with effortless hooks has been a sacred rite of pop music since time immemorial, then crunk-pop diva Ke$ha is on her way to priesthood.
RCA (2010)
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  January 08, 2010

The Big Hurt: Season's bleatings

One of the great things about being in the music industry is that you get to change your name. So why are we hearing records from a guy named Landon Pigg?
Plus unholy names and office shredders
By DAVID THORPE  |  October 02, 2009

Players only

Jessica Smith has spent years booking death-metal shows around Boston. On top of loads of meat-and-potatoes nights at O'Brien's in Allston and Dee Dee's in Quincy, one brutal Sin of Angels show of hers actually sold out the Middle East downstairs. You li
A peek inside the world of Harmonix
By MATT PARISH  |  August 21, 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
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  July 24, 2009

Mommy, what's with Michael?

" After I got HIStory , I played it incessantly. It was the greatest, strangest, angriest, most bizarre thing I ever heard. Michael Jackson is this iconic persona..."
State of the art
By MICHAEL ENDELMAN  |  July 03, 2009


The Big Hurt: Hootie goes country, Roses stay in denial, Spector gets 'demonic'

I’m still not used to the idea that Darius Rucker (“Hootie” to you and me) is a chart-topping country superstar now.
Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  March 31, 2009

Going on sale: November 21, 2008

Andrew Bird, Patty Griffin, Mötley Crüe, Steve Winwood and more
Breaking news from the concert ticket trade
By GOING ON SALE  |  November 19, 2008
Vampire Weekend, Pop Trash, The Package, WTF Line and The Finisher

Vampire Weekend, Pop Trash, The Package, WTF Line and The Finisher

We talk to Ezra from Vampire Weekend about the Miracle on Tremont Street appearance, Fletcher ...
By Charlie  |  November 11, 2008

Monster Mosh

The intensity level may have been a hair tamer last Friday at the ICC in Allston — an unassuming DIY venue in a church's function hall — but Halloween gave the night a twist.
Bane at ICC, October 31, 2008
By DAVID BOFFA  |  November 04, 2008

Stayin’ alive

Once in a while, usually during slow rock weeks, some strange little “quirky news” story will get stuck in the media craw and bounce around uselessly to pretty much every outlet.  
How to survive without resorting to disco
By DAVID THORPE  |  October 28, 2008


Lady Gaga | The Fame

GaGa ups the ante in terms of catchy songwriting and sheer high-in-the-club-banging-to-the-beat abandon.  
Interscope (2008)
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  October 22, 2008
In The Queue, awful '80's movies, WTF and Rocktober!

In The Queue, awful '80's movies, WTF and Rocktober!

Special Ed and Charlie review new DVD releases In The Queue before Fletcher reviews another '80's movie he hasn't seen in Fletcher Missed That Movie,...
By Charlie  |  October 01, 2008

Rhody loves Chachi

Get to know Charlie “Big Chachi” Carvalho for about five minutes and it’s clear he’s equal parts confident and cordial, a down-to-earth family man with big aspirations.
Spittin’ rhymes straight outta the Bucket
By CHRIS CONTI  |  September 17, 2008

Guns N Roses to release new single via Rock Band 2

The official announcement will be made this morning in conjunction with the big E3 convention in LA,...
By Carly Carioli  |  July 13, 2008

Skipping gaily down the aisle

Enough about political justice; bring on the celebrity weddings!
The ultimate gay-celebrity wedding planner
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  June 04, 2008


The Big Hurt: Here come the summer fests

Look alive, alt-metal fans. Time to polish the wallet chain, spray some Febreze on the ol’ cargo shorts, and dye your goatee purple for maximum extremeness: festival season is nearly upon us!
‘Excellent entertainment-value propositions’ for all!
By DAVID THORPE  |  May 06, 2008

The Donnas

The Donnas do what the Donnas do, and, hard as it may be to believe, they’ve been doing it for more than a decade.
Bitchin' | Purple Feather
By MATT ASHARE  |  October 01, 2007

Air apparent?

Maybe New Yorker writer Malcolm Gladwell is a breast man.
McNallica finishes fourth in the U.S.
By JEFF INGLIS  |  August 20, 2007


The singer’s devotion to devotion defines the material.
Tainted Love: Mating Calls and Fight Songs | Zoe
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  July 30, 2007