Golden Gods Awards
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 >>
Nothing against the late, great Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrel, but when I saw a burger on the menu of the Slidebar named the Cowboy from Hell after the metal legends' 1990 album, I began to wonder. How would Dimebag feel about a monster of a burger--a humongous patty topped with slices of sauteed ... More >>
Last weekend marked twenty wonderful years since MTV aired the first episode of "Beavis and Butthead." While the duo changed the way the world viewed Generation X, as well as ushered in one of the sharpest satires of the 90s, it also popularized the idea of video "riffing" to a brand new audience. N ... More >>
Joey "CoCo" Diaz isn't really the guy you'd expect to go around singing songs in public. But we'll be damned if he doesn't post them on Twitter. Every day, the hefty, foul-mouthed comic wakes up his followers with a blast of noise, whether it's Tool or 2Pac. It's the kind of ritual that proves there ... More >>
There's nothing more synonymous with Metal than booze, so we've concocted some adult mixed beverages whose ingredients were inspired by some of our favorite Metal songs. Since no one on staff is a licensed bartender, we asked actor and metal aficionado Steve Sharkey, who moonlights as a bartender at ... More >>
Monday, January 14
The Constellation Room
After spending a year laying low, Huntington Beach's own Pop Noir are ready to resurface with a month-long residency at The Constellation Room in The Observatory. Brothers Luke and Joe McGarry have used this time out of the limelight to carefully ... More >>
Watch out for 3hree Things every Tuesday, where Riley Breckenridge, drummer of Orange County's favorite local alt-rock band Thrice, gives his take on life in Southern California as an OC native.I'm not gonna lie. I didn't spend my formative years as a music listener (late-80's/earl ... More >>
With today being the official kickoff of the NAMM convention, expect Anaheim to be flooded with musicians instead of the usual Disneyland crowd. That being said, below are some of the best signings and events of the next few days, beginning this afternoon).
It's the most wonderful time of the year. The weather is crisp, everybody's slurping from that mug of good cheer, lights twinkle, and Christmas carols soothe your five o'clock drive.
Sick of all that, Scrooge? Good news. Your neighbor has set his holiday light show to Slayer.
"Slayer Bob, ... More >>
Watch out for 3hree Things every Tuesday, where Riley Breckenridge, drummer of Orange County's favorite local alt-rock band Thrice, gives his take on life in Southern California as an OC native. "Durr Durr Hurrka Durr Deeoodle Dee Dooo Hurka Murr Murr Hem Haw Durkle Doo..." -StappMajor ... More >>
UPDATE, APRIL 26, 5:30 P.M.: The Board of Parole Hearings, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitations today denied parole for Lawrence Rayburn Cowell.He will be eligible for his next parole hearing in 2016.The board heard opposition to the 62-year-old's parole on double 25 years to ... More >>
2005 was the breakout year for the Birthday Massacre. That was the year they signed two label deals, one with Repo Records in Europe and the other with Metropolis Records, the perfect label home for their dark vampire rock. The band first surfaced in 2000 in Ontario as Imagica. Two years later ... More >>
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyAtreyuSee the slideshow here!Atreyu, Bless the FallOct. 20, 2010House of BluesThe Show: There's nothing inherently wrong with Orange County's Atreyu. The metal core band who's been rocking out for more than a decade brings incredible intensity to the stage combi ... More >>
Flickr user woodleywonderworksRemember when you were a little kid, and just after being snuggly tucked into bed at night Marilyn Manson would sing you a sweet lullaby to soothe you to sleep? No? Well, me either, but here are five bands/singers that have briefly stepped back from entertaining the ... More >>
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyCheck out our Uproar Festival slideshow featuring Avenged Sevenfold, Disturbed, Stone Sour, Halestorm, Hellyeah, Airbourne, Hail the Villian and New Medicine here!Uproar Festival feat. Avenged Sevenfold and DisturbedSeptember 17, 2010Verizon Wireless AmphitheaterThe ... More >>
Andrew YoussefSevendust singer Lajon Witherspoon roarsThe Hype: A rare heavy metal show at the House of Blues Anaheim featured the one-two punch of Sevendust and Drowning Pool. Sevendust is gearing up for the release of their eighth album, Cold Day Memory due April 20 while Drowning Pool are set to ... 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 >>
It's funny how music styles always manage to come full circle, even the ones some would like to forget. Sure, people may have thrown their stretchy leotard pants and hairspray in the garbage a couple decades ago, but who says hair metal is dead? Definitely not anyone packed into the Long Beach arena ... More >>