| Aug 23, 2011
| 2:31 PM
Best Metal: Vengeance
Conquering the Best Metal category for the second year in a row, Vengeance shreds through '80s-style heavy metal with the utmost respect. Fans of Judas Priest, Iron Maiden and Black Sabbath will be in their...
| Aug 26, 2011
| 12:49 PM
Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’,” which turns 30 in October, is a warm, inviting place, a four-minutes refuge where nostalgia, irony and pure enjoyment have a drink together in Anytown, Anywhere, without getting into a...
| May 25, 2011
| 10:19 PM
LOS ANGELES -- "American Idol" fans picked Scotty McCreery as the 10th season champion Wednesday night.
McCreery, 17, beat Lauren Alaina, 16, in the show's all-country, youngest-ever finale. The two singers generated 122.4 million votes, the most in...
| May 26, 2011
| 8:25 PM
Fresh off my frenzied trip to Los Angeles to cover the season finale of American Idol, I am not so fresh. I am haggered. (And yes, I do look very much like Merle Haggard at the moment.) The "Boyz in my Hood", Walter Makaula, photographer Vince...
| Mar 19, 2012
| 10:04 AM
I usually choose these albums randomly but on certain days there's a clear reason why I'm listening to an album. Today there is a very clear and sad reason for pulling out this one.
30 years ago today, guitarist Randy Rhodes was killed in a freak...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 6:57 PM
You may have heard Guns & Roses was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this weekend and Axl Rose released an official statement to the hall telling them not to induct him in his absence and that no one was authorized to accept the award on his...
| Apr 30, 2012
| 8:44 AM
John Arch's memory of first meeting Jim Matheos is relatively hazy, but it's easy to forgive him for that. After all, the vocalist and the guitarist at the core of the recently created progressive metal outfit Arch / Matheos were introduced to one another...
| May 4, 2012
| 7:04 AM
Allie Mac Kay was live from The Roxy Theatre with Metalachi for a preview of their Cinco de Mayo show.
The World's First And Only Heavy Metal Mariachi Band returns to headline The Roxy Theatre for Cinco De Mayo 2012 on Saturday May 5th in West Hollywood...
| Oct 17, 2011
| 7:34 AM
Three quick observations: 1) Nightbitch is one of the best band names ever. 2) "Sex and Magic" is one of the best album titles ever. 3) This is one of my favorite bands coming out of Connecticut right now.
You see the band name, the album title, the...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 12:15 PM
You’ve been out of high school for about 20 years. You’ve heard of Lemmy Kilmister, Michael Schenker, Vinnie Paul, Uli Jon Roth, David Coverdale, Ace Frehley and Bill Ward. You find yourself debating the relative merits of Rush, the Cult and...
| Jan 17, 2012
| 9:21 AM
Back in the early ’80s, New Wave of British Heavy Metal bands Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Saxon, Mötorhead and the pre-Pyromania Def Leppard battled over metal-mag cover space with softer, glossier stateside bands, who proudly wore pop...