Rock Reads: A Seasonal Guide For The Rock And Roll Literate

‘Tis the season for a celebration of music in words; and in the spirit of giving, an offering of a few last-minute choices for the rock fanatic on your holiday list…

I’m The Man—Scott Ian (2014)

Scott Ian is a maniac. The founder and guitarist for one of the most …

by   |  12/17/2014  |  Comments Off on Rock Reads: A Seasonal Guide For The Rock And Roll Literate

Record Store Black Friday: What To Buy On Small Business Saturday

For as long as I can remember, the day after Thanksgiving has been known as Black Friday, the infamous “holiday” where big chain stores launch one-day sales so good that people can’t help but to stampede through the doors, trampling anyone and anything in the way. It is considered the …

by   |  11/27/2013  |  Comments (3)

Metallica: Live At The Apollo

Harlem’s world famous Apollo Theater will play host to Metallica for the first time at a special invitation-only concert for SiriusXM subscribers on Sept. 21 at 8:30 p.m. After 32 years in the business and still thriving in the music scene, Metallica are an unmistakably influential band that has prompted …

by   |  09/19/2013  |  Comments Off on Metallica: Live At The Apollo

Interview with Newsted: Returning With His Own “Metal”

I know I’ve said this before about all of the bass players I’ve interviewed in the past from Nikki Sixx to Gene Simmons to Rex Brown, but Jason Newsted, former bass player from Metallica, might be THE biggest influence in my bass playing ability and performance. His stage presence and …

by   |  05/22/2013  |  Comments Off on Interview with Newsted: Returning With His Own “Metal”

An Interview with Joel Cummins from Umphrey’s McGee: On The Fly

A year ago, when I first wrote about Umphrey’s McGee in an issue of The Aquarian, I had yet to experience the multimedia spectacle of their live show. I likened the Chicago-based sextet to Frank Zappa, King Crimson, Dream Theater, Radiohead and a few other terrifically unique and enduring …

by   |  01/16/2013  |  Comments Off on An Interview with Joel Cummins from Umphrey’s McGee: On The Fly

Orion Music + More @ Bader Field

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ—Prior to the first annual Orion Music + More festival at Bader Field in Atlantic City, the guys of Metallica held a press conference on the Friday beforehand. Under the shade of the tent over the Frantic stage on location, the band congregated with bloggers, journalists, and radio …

by   |  07/30/2012  |  Comments Off on Orion Music + More @ Bader Field

Your Guide To The Orion Music + More Festival!

A spectacular event that everyone will certainly enjoy is the Orion Music + More Festival. For the first time ever, this fest—featuring multiple stages and more than 30 bands—will commence at Bader Field in Atlantic City. Metallica organized the diverse show where musicians from every corner are slated to perform …

by   |  06/13/2012  |  Comments (1)

Lou Reed & Metallica: Lulu

I’m hesitant to call Lulu, the collaboration album by Lou Reed and Metallica, awful; only because doing so would be an acknowledgement that it exists. It’s much better to pretend that Lulu was never made in the first place, better to pretend like it was a really bad nightmare …

by   |  11/16/2011  |  Comments (1)

Interview with Scott Ian and Joey Belladonna of Anthrax: Back Where They Belong

Often regarded as one of the originators of the thrash metal genre, Anthrax has seemingly been getting more and more popular as the years go by. From touring across the globe to selling more than 10 million albums worldwide, it’s safe to say that Anthrax has done it all. And …

by   |  09/14/2011  |  Comments Off on Interview with Scott Ian and Joey Belladonna of Anthrax: Back Where They Belong

Interview with Eicca Toppinen from Apocalyptica: Judgment Day Is Coming

Before Apocalyptica emerged on the scene in the early ‘90s, perhaps no one realized that playing the cello could be so badass. But the world has since caught on, as the heavy metal band has sold over four million albums worldwide. Originally a Metallica tribute act, Apocalyptica has played all …

by   |  03/16/2011  |  Comments (11)


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