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    October 7, 2014

    The 10 Best Prog Metal Bands

    Progressive Metal, unlike other sub genres of heavy metal borrows heavily from hard rock, classical rock and early heavy metal influences. Although several of the bands on this list might not technically considered metal, we group hard rock and metal under the same umbrella for the sake of clarity. ... More >>

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    June 30, 2014

    The 10 Best Heavy Metal Movies

    Heavy metal music's influence on our modern culture can't be denied. This time, instead of focusing on songs, albums, or the bands themselves, we decided to change the perspective a bit, and instead delve into world of cinema. There are tons of documentaries about heavy metal music and culture, from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2013

    10 Songs With Hidden Messages When Played In Reverse

    Christian McPhate For years, uptight people have been accusing various metal bands of influencing their flock with hidden messages that could only be heard by playing the vinyl backward. Overnight, this "backmasking" became a threat to national security, especially after Dan Rather played clips of h ... More >>

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    July 8, 2013

    Top 10 Glam Metal Bands of All Time

    Call it what you will, Glam Metal, Hair Metal, Cock Rock or plain old '80s metal, there is something to be said for an entire subculture that extended from the late '70s and into the early '90s that still has the power to influence art, music and culture today, as a force that refuses to wash off i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2013

    Jim Breuer's Top Five Head Banging Heavy Metal Classics

    Jim Breuer, a beloved comic and heavy metal connoisseur, has entertained us with immortal SNL characters (Goat Boy!), cult classic films we can't seem to get enough of, and through his laugh out loud hilarious stand-up comedy. But it's high time we hear about something new in Breuer Land. Well peeps ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2013

    Revolver Golden Gods Awards - Club Nokia - May 2, 2013

    Golden Gods Awards Club Nokia May 2, 2013 The Fifth annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards show celebrating the heavy metal and hard rock community had some unplanned extra heaviness with the untimely passing of legendary Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman. At the opening of this star filled extravaganza, h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2013

    Five '70s Metal Bands Who Are Better Than Black Sabbath

    By: Nicholas PellOk, we get it. You like Sabbath. Everyone does. But there's a whole big world out there of '70s metal bands that goes beyond Sabbath -- even beyond Sir Lord Baltimore, if you can believe that. The '70s offered so much in the way of doom-and-gloom heaviness that it's criminal so many ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2013

    Last Shot: Time Is Running Out

    [Editor's Note: Longtime concert photographer and fellow Weekling Andrew Youssef found out almost two years ago that he had Stage IV colon cancer. In that time, he has continued to shoot tons of music events for us on top of other freelance work and holding a day job at a hospital, of all places. As ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2013

    Testament - House of Blues Anaheim - January 31, 2013

    Testament House of Blues Anaheim January 31, 2013A portion of Downtown Disney was morphed into a thrash metal haven last night, as Bay Area heroes Testament played the second night of a cross country tour, to promote their new album, The Dark Roots of Earth(released in July on Nuclear Blast). Eve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2013

    War Beast Front Man Bruce Corbitt Remembers a Fallen Thrasher

    On Dec. 14, 2012, tragedy struck the world of heavy metal once again, as thrash metal guitarist Mike Scaccia, from the Texas old school thrash metal band Rigor Mortis (then later Ministry) passed away at the age of 47, while on stage, doing what he loved with his band. Scaccia may not be a househol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2012

    The 25 Creepiest Heavy Metal Album Covers

    By: Jason RocheHalloween is the time where it's acceptable to wallow in the creepy, the crawly, the dark, and the macabre. Sounds like the themes of heavy metal, year-round! Here then, are those most spine-tingliest metal album covers, for your All Hallow's Eve viewing pleasure. Step inside... ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2012

    Everything You Wanted to Know About Metal but Were Afraid to Ask

    By: Jason RocheThe dark themes and strikingly gory album covers are one thing, but what makes metal inaccessible to many is its bounty of subgenres,from black to death to thrash, to say nothing of death 'n roll and pornogrind. Which is why, below, we've compiled metal's most popular subgenres into o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2012

    Jon Schaffer of Iced Earth: Torn Asunder, But His Destiny is in Sight

    ​Jon Schaffer is the founder and only original member left in his over-20-year-old band, Iced Earth, but they're stronger now than ever. Iced Earth is hitting the City National Grove of Anaheim tomorrow, (co-headlining with Symphony X) as a part of their World Dystopia Tour. He answers some questi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2012

    Watch The Seabirds Rock This Lipdub Video

    ​We submit for your consideration the air-guitaring, crotch-grabbing girls of the Seabirds Truck in what's possibly the first American lipdub video by a restaurant. If the Academy had a category for Best Lipdub by a Luxe-Lonchera, they'd walk away with a golden trophy. If you scour the interwebs, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2011

    Shonen Knife's Naoko Yamano: 'I'm Ashamed to Write Songs About Love'

    Shonen Knife​It's been three decades since beloved all-female Japanese pop-punk trio Shonen Knife formed, and although they have only one remaining original member, singer/guitarist Naoko Yamano, they still pump out an endearing mixture of pop, punk, food and fantasy that has attracted fans all ov ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2011

    Ten Songs That Foreshadowed the 2011 UK Riots

    Beacon Radio (Creative Commons NC)​Watching footage of the UK riots has been shocking, scary and difficult, but the British have a history of taking to the streets in times of social upheaval as an act of defiance. The proof is in songs by its musicians: everyone from the Clash to Morrissey to Mot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2011

    Five Lame Causes Embraced By Musicians

    ​ Last week, Queen guitarist Brian May interrupted a performance of his musical We Will Rock You to denounce the Welsh government's plan to reduce its badger population. Audience members were not only puzzled by May's lousy timing, but his passionate support of the badger, a sort of white trash w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2011

    WTF: Former Iron Maiden Singer Pleads Guilty to Fraud

    Aled Thomas​WTF:Perhaps this week's post is a more pathetic cautionary tale than a bonafied WTF. In any event, it demonstrates that iconic stars everywhere might benefit from the stern benefactoring of MASH's own Mike Farrell, who once consulted fallen stars on how to manage their fortunes. 

  • Music

    May 13, 2010

    Sea Wolf's Affable Indie Folk

    Not being a buzz band does have its benefits

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2010

    Over The Weekend: Atreyu and the Used at the House of Blues, Anaheim

    The Hype: Metalcore titans the Used and Atreyu co-headlined two very sold out shows at the House of Blues, Anaheim, Friday and Saturday. Atreyu definitely had the home field advantage and probably could have sold out both nights alone, so I wasn't going to be surprised if a portion of the crowd wou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2009

    Metal News: New Charred Walls of the Damned Single

    ​In some circles, he's a Midwestern comedian known for his penchant for homosexual stunts, making phony phone calls using a woman's voice (although no one ever falls for it) and his belief that the best pizza in New York comes from Papa Jon's. But to others, Richard Christy is a metal drummer from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2009

    Don't Get Riled Up at Great White, er, Whitesnake [RE-FORTIFIED]

    Photo by Christopher VictorioWhitesnake's David Coverdale is gonna getcha, Wednesday night at Pac-Amp.​Kimberly Elizabeth Marquez, 20, was arrested on suspicion of assault and battery of a peace officer, drunk in public and resisting arrest after allegedly trying to hit and kick two Oran ... More >>

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    July 30, 2009

    Judas Priest and Whitesnake

    Pacific Amphitheatre

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2009

    Judas Priest release A Touch of Evil: Live

    Within the steel-studded cannon of heavy metal gods, there are a few essential names etched at the top of the list for eternity. And while their order of importance remains a serious topic of debate by any metal head with a joint, a couch and a half-hour to kill ,one thing is for certain, Judas Prie ... More >>

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    June 4, 2009
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    February 9, 2009

    Watch Ikey Owens (and the Rest of the Mars Volta) Win a Grammy

    The Mars Volta--featuring Long Beach's Ikey Owens, of Free Moral Agents and Look Daggers, on keyboards--won the "Best Hard Rock" Grammy last night for "Wax Simulacra." Since the Grammys only show a handful of the awards on the telecast (there are a lot of Grammys, like a lot) their award was accepte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2008

    Top 10 Metal Albums of 2008

    In a year worthy of your rage, metal delivered in spades. What with the economy circling the drain and Sarah Palin coming down from the tundra and then refusing to go back, 2008's been the kind of year that really makes you want to smash your head into walls or punch random strangers in the face. Go ... More >>

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    December 11, 2008

    Fun With Nuns

    Sister’s Christmas Catechism

  • Music

    August 2, 2007

    One Door Closes, Another One Opens

    The Cult get their mojo risin again

  • Features

    December 28, 2006

    Lullabies for the Deranged

    Wallow in the mire of the years best scuzz rock

  • Music

    July 27, 2006

    Tapping All Levels

    Veteran hip-hopper V.I.T.A.L. Emcee steps out on his own

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    June 15, 2006

    Get Out!

    June 15 - June 22: Os Mutantes!

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    May 18, 2006

    Get Out!

    Party's Over!

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    December 22, 2005


    Live review

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    June 30, 2005
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    January 6, 2005
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    July 29, 2004

    Into the Void

    A psychonauts guide to Black Sabbath

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    January 15, 2004
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    August 21, 2003

    Sock It to Your Hole!

    Pansy Division bring the fun back

  • Features

    May 29, 2003

    Rendered by Verse

    Summer music haiku-o-rama!

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    June 13, 2002

    Resistance Is Futile

    Roller skatings back!

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    February 7, 2002
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    January 31, 2002
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    January 24, 2002

    Judas Priest!?

    The key, of course, is opera

  • Film

    September 13, 2001

    Whole Lotta Love

    Mark Wahlberg, movie star

  • Music

    September 6, 2001

    What The Hell?

    An interview with Rob Halford

  • Music

    March 29, 2001

    Kill the Ziggens!

    Shitkickers live OCs purveyors of musical standup comedy

  • Unknown

    March 1, 2001
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    August 5, 1999

    Woodschlock OC

    Jejune/The Siren Six!/Neve/Buck
    Chain Reaction
    Friday, July 23

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    December 24, 1998

    Bitten by Celebrity

    Who's the star here?

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