Slipknot is an American heavy metal band from Des Moines, Iowa. Formed in 1995, the group was founded by percussionist Shawn Crahan and bassist Paul Gray. After several lineup changes in their early days, the band consisted of nine members for the greater part of their tenure: Sid Wilson, Paul Gray, Joey Jordison, Chris Fehn, Jim Root, Craig Jones, Shawn Crahan, Mick Thomson, and Corey Taylor. However, the death of Paul Gray on May 24, 2010, left the band with only eight remaining members. Fo... [Read More about Slipknot]
LINKIN PARK is a Grammy-Award-winning, multi-platinum alternative rock band comprised of lead vocalist, Chester Bennington, drummer/percussionist, Rob Bourdon, guitarist Brad Delson, bassist Dave 'Phoenix' Farrell, DJ, programmer Joe Hahn and Mike Shinoda - lead vocals, keyboards, guitar. The band has sold over 50 million albums worldwide, and had four #1 albums on the Billboard 200. Linkin Park are the biggest band on Facebook - with over 42 million fans and counting, and have received over... [Read More about Linkin Park]
Maria Brink questions her treatment of her significant other in this metal tune. “Is it sick of me/To need control of you/Is it sick to make /You beg the way I do…..Are you sick like me”
Robert Kley lays some demented guitar down as Maria dominates this video with her steel claws, red bustier and thigh high black boots. Brink actually has too many costumes to describe here, b... [Read More about In This Moment]
A.K.A. - Jennifer Lopez’s 10th album and her first for Capitol Records
A.K.A. – Jennifer Lopez’s 10th album and her first for Capitol Records – is out today and she’s celebrating its release with a series of high profile television appearances. Last night s... [Read More]
Leather Leone, remember her? She once was ruling the metal wasteland as one of the leading female voices of heavy metal. The voice of Chastain who added fuel to the metallic fire of David T.'s amazing shreds and killer riffs, also recording an acclaimed solo record "Shockwaves," before vanish... [Read More]
Philip Anselmo, legendary frontman of Pantera and Down, will release his career-first solo album, Walk Through Exits Only, on July 16 via his own Housecore Records (MRI/Megaforce). Walk Through Exits Only will be available digitally, on CD and on vinyl.
Produced by Philip Anselmo and Mich... [Read More]
When I found out Stereophonics was coming to Chicago, I practically sprung out of my chair and straight into a colleague of mine....who by the way was carrying three full and hot cups of hipster brand coffee. (*Oops.) But, I was SO excited!! I mean, who wouldn't be?! -- It's Stereophonics! ... [Read More]
The thrill may be gone at times, but the King keeps going. B.B. King played the Chicago House of Blues, this past Thursday and Friday, to sold out crowds of adoring fans. While he did play an hour and a half set, he didn't seem to be on his top game.
I have to start with saying "WOW." I saw Garth Brooks live in 1996 performing in Lansing, Michigan. He was just as good 18 years ago as he was tonight. The house was packed floor to ceiling. Not one person sitting in their seat. Almost every person knew every word to every song. Garth started ... [Read More]
The Queen of Pop has stunned us all yet again. Friday the 13th at midnight, Beyonce released her long awaited fourth album self-titled “BEYONCE” via iTunes. The 32 track visual record was a total shock to her fans and to the music industry, for there has never been an artist in history to release... [Read More]
Hard pounding rockers typify the first half (“Getaway,” “Mind Your Manners, “and “My Father’s Son”). The second act loses a little steam, although if they’re was one guy who can pull off melancholia it’s Eddie Vedder. The upbeat acoustic number “Sleeping By Myself" was first heard on Vedder’s 201... [Read More]
That’s right everyone Suicidal Tendencies are back. Mike Muir and the boys let you know loud and clear in the first track, Shake It Out. From the first note and word you know ST is back. I am sure that Suicidal fans will be very happy to finally possess a new album. Muir le... [Read More]
Liquid heat in a Chicago summer. I'm at the House of Blues waiting for a night where I can't expect or anticipate anything. The venue reeks of a former glory in the process of cashing out. A man stands in the bathroom reading an iPad waiting for his tip. There are tables near the stage, but you have to pay extra for a seat. The bar televisions use security cameras to relay a grainy stage feed for general admission holders. Apparently onl... [Read More][View Gallery]
"Fuck all that shit; Slayer was fucking awesome!"
What can be said about tonight that hasn't already been written? Metal isn't dead, the crowd was fantastic, and the band simply rocks. Slayer has been out there since the 80s, and unlike another all too obvious heavy metal band out there, the years and success haven't corrupted the energy or quality of Slayer's performance.
When I found out Stereophonics was coming to Chicago, I practically sprung out of my chair and straight into a colleague of mine....who by the way was carrying three full and hot cups of hipster brand coffee. (*Oops.) But, I was SO excited!! I mean, who wouldn't be?! -- It's Stereophonics! -- They are A-M-A-Z-E-B-A-L-L-S!
Here in lays the problem: Hardly anyone in the USA has ever really heard of this 3-piece Welsh band Ster... [Read More][View Gallery]
Working class heroes, New Wavy of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM), heavy metal, and heroes; all these sum up the mighty Saxon. The band around charismatic shouter Biff Byford stood the test of time. Saxon is a test of time which was loaded with mischief. Saxon not only suffered from bad management, band intrigues and break ups, in addition Saxon suffered from the (many) turn of tides as well. But always and forever, Saxon proved to be as solid as a rock, not giving in to hatred and mishaps....[Read More]
Amnesiac follows two parallel stories - Kate, a disturbed mother grieving the loss of her baby son and Alex, an equally disturbed and malevolent spirit, seemingly trapped in the afterlife to relive the horrors of his past. For Kate, she has secluded herself in the nursery, has become obsessed with the occult, covering the walls with newspaper clippings, photographs, and marking the walls with strange symbols and phrases. The room is filthy and trash litters the room and crib. Meanwhile, Alex wanders an English country side, spewing depressing poetry, and digs a shallow grave for poorly wrapped and dripping human body parts....[Read More]
Iron Man 3 picks up where The Avengers movie left off. Tony Stark finds himself suffering from anxiety after his encounter with the aliens in New York and while he is going through his personal turmoil, a terrorist who calls himself The Mandarin, is wreaking havoc on the rest of the world. Tony's relationship with Pepper has become strained and previous encounters in Tony's life come back to haunt him as the story unfolds....[Read More]