In the past, we've brought you the best of what heavy metal has to offer in terms of guitarists, and drummers, but now we look to a role that is sometimes under rated but always under appreciated. Metal's four-string instrument provides a solid foundation of rhythm, centering the music and allowi ... More >>
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 >>
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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 >>
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 >>
METALLICA @ OUTSIDE LANDS FESTIVAL | 8/11/12 The following is a dispatch from Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco, from our sister paper, SF Weekly. Metallica, headlining Saturday night of the Outside Lands festival in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, proved just about as huge and satisfying ... More >>
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Update, Feb. 7, 11:25 a.m.: Metallica is hosting their own music festival on June 23 and 24 at Bader Field in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Called Orion Festival, it's going to be held on the East Coast in an abandoned airport. ("There's water around if there's a fire," the band joked.) The band pic ... More >>
Wrestling and heavy metal have gone hand-in-hand since, well, the '70s. That being said, NME reported the startling news that wrestling icon Hulk Hogan was buds with Metallica's Lars Ulrich and wasthis close to joining Metallica in the early '80s when the Hulkster was a session bassist (believe t ... More >>
The Diazes: Dennis, Annette and their daughter Lightning (yes, after "Ride the Lightning")Last May, my besties released a wedding video to top all other wedding videos. In it, the bride (a drummer) and groom (a multi-instrumentalist) performed Metallica's "Master of Puppets" in lieu of the first ... More >>
Yes, Jessi J, you made the list. Stop pouting. Tis' an exciting time of year for music critics. From January through November, carpel-tunnel prone wordsmiths like us are often faced with editorial pressure to "go easy" on certain releases. Or perhaps we are encouraged to throw praise upon hyp ... More >>
[Locals Only] The Buena Park thrash outfit thinks about what you think they'd think about Metallica
Remember how incongruous we thought it was when we heard that Lou Reed and Metallica were joining forces (as "Loutallica," dear GAWD) to produce music inspired by the story of a young abused dancer from the turn of the century? Well, the trailer for the project, called "Lulu," is out. Watch it a ... More >>
calumalexanderwatt.comSome time back in 2003, the now-defunct Black Rock Studio was believed to have been working on a Metallica video game that, believe it or not, did not involve any silly plastic guitars. Known only as a "post-apocalyptic driving/adventure game" at the time, the vehicular comb ... More >>
Something in the water must encourage sharing...first we heard about Jack White and Insane Clown Posse collaborating on a remake of an obscure Mozart song. Next we finally hear a snippet from that Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett version of "Lady is a Tramp," which was reportedly recorded last month fo ... More >>
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyThis year, Metallica is celebrating its 30th anniversary. (Apparently, there will be a week-long celebration in San Francisco this December.) Rage Against the Machine and Pearl Jam are 20 years old this year too. No Doubt is 25. After the jump, watch clips of these b ... More >>
Annette DiazThe bride hitting the skins in her 41-year-old wedding gownFuck all those stupid viral videos with goofy dancers dancing down the aisle to Chris Brown's "Forever." Here's a wedding video that deserves a million views: an actual bride pounding on the drums to Metallica's "Master of Pup ... More >>
[Mental Notes] How to find them without thrashing
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyMetallica!Anthrax, Megadeth, Slayer, and Metallica April 23, 2011Empire Polo Field, Indio Check out our slideshow here! What happens when more than 50,000 metal fans descend on a city? Church burnings, goat slaughter, egregious depletion of the Pabst Blue Ribbon rese ... More >>
What'd you miss this weekend? It was a long one for us: We headed out to Indio (again!) for the Big 4 Festival with Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax and Slayer; then we checked out the Railroad Revival Tour, which stopped in San Pedro with Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and Mumford & Sons. ... More >>
Andrew Youssef/OC Weekly On Saturday, metal legends Slayer, Anthrax, Metallica and Megadeth will share the stage for the first time ever in the U.S. at the Big 4 Festival at Indio's Empire Polo Club. While the ninnies in your life will warn you that the punishing (yet cathartic) volume of each ... More >>
Anthrax, Metallica, Megadeath and Slayer on one bill Really.
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyMetallica at the Honda Center, Dec. 10, 2009There have been whispers all week about the Big Four Festival--that's Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax at one festival--and details were announced just this morning.
Andrew Youssef/OC WeeklyRage Against the Machine at the Hollywood Palladium last FridayThe Sound Strike campaign started by Zack de la Rocha to counter Arizona's soon-to-be in effect SB1070 law reached its sonic zenith Friday night with Rage Against the Machine rocking the Hollywood Palladium. T ... More >>
Here's a more passive way to celebrate Slayer than having a slay-in: Play the Slayer pinball game. The highlight of Slayer: Pinball Rocks is a skull that eats your ball and spits it out through its eye socket. Yummy.
Beyonce and Lady Gaga get freaky--as in NSFW--in "Telephone" video. As my pal Sean Daly says, "Please don't get fired watching this."Metallica still causing riots after all these years.Highly talented (and sexy) Swedish singer Robyn to release three "mini-albums" this year.Is it a "Today in Music N ... More >>
Andrew YoussefClick For More Of Andrew's Killer Pics of Metallica. Click For Fan Shots.The Hype: After establishing themselves as thrash gods in the 1980s, Metallica became mainstream rock stars with their excellently accessible self-titled 1991 album. The band then proceeded to pretty much suck ... More >>
Metallica's playing the Honda Center Dec. 10, so last night I decided to check out some recent footage of the band on Youtube to see if it's worth going to see the metal demigods. Fast forward to the 2:00 minute mark of this video and see for yourself. Needless to say, new bassist Robert Trujillo ca ... More >>
OK, this is cool. We all know the usual DJ nights: crappy current hip-hop tunes, people you wouldn't normally want to be seen in public with grinding on the dance floor. Then came hipper, more "indie" DJ nights, where you'd be more liable to hear Justice or LCD Soundsystem. That's all well and go ... More >>
Way back when, there was this radio station called KNAC. They were based out of Long Beach and played metal. I was in middle school, so needless to say, I loved it.Every freakin' night, KNAC had a program called Mandatory Metallica. It was hosted by Poundin' Pat and it had this killer intro that wen ... More >>
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 >>
Vintage thrash metal is back with a vengeance, and it’s speaking Spanish
'What is this nonsense? Geek goes to San Diego+geek buys toys=cover story?'
Puppets of Masters: Damage Inc ride Metallica's lightning
Ever wonder what Beatles songs done in Metallica's heavy, hyper style would sound like? Me neither. But the clever buggers in Beatallica thought this would be a smashing concept; hence the forthcoming release of Sgt. Hetfield's Motorbreath Pub Band (out July 10 on Oglio Records). The group consist o ... More >>
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Tyranis: Heavy metal. Put that with an exclamation point