Metallica will celebrate Record Store Day 2015 by releasing their widely circulated and legendary 1982 demo tape No Life ‘Til Leather on cassette. At the time, Metallica were just another unsigned metal band fine-tuning their sound, honing their chops and trying to drum up enough attention to get signed by a [...]
Tue, Mar 03, 2015
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Heavy metal effectively came of age in the '80s, as it coalesced what had previously been a ragtag collective of bands into a bona fide rock ‘n' roll subgenre capable of achieving Top 40 success. As such, when the decade wound down, there were many candidates for “most important heavy metal [...]
Tue, Mar 03, 2015
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Rhino The key for many an aspiring band in the mid-'60s was to take a few things from the Beatles playbook and mix in lessons learned from Bob Dylan. In short order, folk rock was born. The Byrds and the Turtles were among the many who took the genre to pop [...]
Tue, Mar 03, 2015
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David Coverdale
YouTube On March 3, 1978, former Deep Purple singer David Coverdale and his new group Whitesnake performed their first concert at Lincoln Polytechnic. Deep Purple's collapse surely made for one of the most spectacular of the '70s. Band members were scattered to the four winds, amid their all-too public split in the [...]
Tue, Mar 03, 2015
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Paul McCartney Kanye West
Michael Buckner / Kevin Winter, Getty Images The new Kanye West single contains a blast from Paul McCartney‘s past, delivered by none other than the former Beatle himself. Continuing a recent series of collaborations that's seen McCartney chip in on West's “Only One” and “FourFiveSeconds” singles (and which brought McCartney his biggest [...]
Tue, Mar 03, 2015
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YouTube In a shocking event that eerily foreshadowed the incomprehensibly tragedy of his death one month later, Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain slipped into an overdose-induced coma on March 3, 1994. On March 3, 1994, Cobain's wife, Hole singer Courtney Love, joined her husband in Rome while he was convalescing from a rather [...]
Tue, Mar 03, 2015
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Ethan Miller, Getty Images It's difficult to change people's minds about you once you develop a reputation for being a certain way, and Axl Rose has a bigger reputation than most. Yet as the Guns N' Roses frontman's longtime friend and road manager Del James insisted during a recent interview, the [...]
Tue, Mar 03, 2015
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Tim Graham, Hulton Archive / Getty Images According to a recent report by the World Health Organization, you won't even get past the opening act at the average rock concert before damaging your hearing. In fact, at loudness levels of 120 decibels, it takes just 28 seconds. To put that in perspective, [...]
Tue, Mar 03, 2015
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Mötley Crüe proved their songs could survive in the hands of country stars with last year's Nashville Outlaws tribute album, and now singer Chelsea Lankes has demonstrated that at least one of the band's classic cuts makes for a pretty good pop song too. For the B-side of her new single [...]
Tue, Mar 03, 2015
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Van Halen move at their own speed, so it's probably fitting that the band's official confirmation of its upcoming live album comes weeks after word of the project first leaked. As previously reported, the new set — titled Tokyo Dome Live in Concert and billed as the band's “definitive live album” [...]
Tue, Mar 03, 2015
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Vanilla Fudge mainman Mark Stein says he gave Led Zeppelin valuable advice when the rock icons were supporting his band in the 60s. The group have just released covers album Spirit Of '67 via Purple Pyramid Records, with bassist Pete Bremy joining original members Stein, drummer Carmine Appice and guitarist Vince [...]
Tue, Mar 03, 2015
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Bayside will play extra dates in the UK around their Slam Dunk appearances in May, the New York band have confirmed. They were already lined up to play the festival on the 23, 24 and 25 – now they've added seven more shows, kicking off in Glasgow on the 20th of [...]
Tue, Mar 03, 2015
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Beth Hart has premiered her video for Mechanical Heart via TeamRock. The track appears on her album Better Than Home, to be released through Provogue Records on April 13. Hart recently revealed her watchwords for the music she creates, saying: “Keep working on telling the truth – that's my mantra for the [...]
Tue, Mar 03, 2015
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The owner of a brewery that seeks to blend beer with heavy music says his first three products are like the release of a band's EP – and a full album of drinks will follow. Estonian-born Jaan Ratsep is co-founder of the Edinburgh-based Black Metal Brewery. They've launched three ales – [...]
Tue, Mar 03, 2015
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Von Hertzen Brothers have issued a lyric promo for their track Trouble. It's lifted from their upcoming album New Day Rising which is released on March 23 via Spinefarm Records. Vocalist and guitarist Mikko Von Hertzen says: “On the cover of the album there are birds of prey trying to break the [...]
Tue, Mar 03, 2015
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Review Grateful Dead: Spring 1990: The Other One More head magic to die for from a band who didn't do gigs by halves. News Grateful Dead reunite for final shows Hart, Kreutzmann, Lesh and Weir will be joined by special guests in Chicago to celebrate 50th anniversary this summer News Grateful Dead job no walk [...]
Tue, Mar 03, 2015
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Supergroup Killer Be Killed will tour following their triumphant debut performances at Australia's Soundwave festival, says Greg Puciato. The Dillinger Escape Plan frontman loved every second of his first time playing alongside Max Cavalera, Mastodon's Troy Sanders and Ben Koller of Converge. So they aim to perform again towards the end [...]
Tue, Mar 03, 2015
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Here's the full lowdown on why you need our blockbuster new issue in your life. Out now! They're the bands set to take metal roaring into a bold new era, and for our new issue, we're going along for the ride. OF MICE & MEN, WHILE SHE SLEEPS and UPON A [...]
Tue, Mar 03, 2015
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The creators of a wearable sleeping bag are aiming their product at festival-goers this summer. The SLPY was developed by Internet Fusion Ltd, who say it's ideal for those who want the convenience and comfort of a sleeping bag without the need to carry it around separately. And with Download, Bloodstock, Reading [...]
Tue, Mar 03, 2015
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John Mitchell has released a video for his Lonely Robot track Are We Copies? from debut album Please Come Home. The It Bites, Frost* and Arena man launched the record last week via InsideOut, complete with guest appearances by Steve Hogarth, Jem Godfrey, Nik Kershaw, Kim Seviour, Heather Findlay and others. Mitchell [...]
Tue, Mar 03, 2015
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