2 days ago | Interviews
Back in September of 1981, Simon John Charles Le Bon, 23, along with his band of sharp-dressed music-makers, hit American shores for the first time as Duran Duran. Though the British quintet only had two club shows booked in the NYC area — one at ...
How NYC's Rock Scene Influenced Def Leppard: 'We Sound Like Richard Hell and the Voidoids, Don’t We?'8 days ago | Rock 'n' Roll
“We were the sore thumb stuck between Michael and Janet Jackson in the Top 10,” chuckles Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott. Indeed, in the late Eighties — the band’s sales heyday, thanks to still-omnipresent hard-rock singalongs like “Pour Some Sugar...
10 days ago | Interviews
Most young bands struggle for years with crap gigs in front of nearly non-existent audiences. Not so Northern Ireland’s The Answer. Their first-ever show in New York City? “A two-night stand at Madison Square Garden — and an appearance on Lat...
16 days ago | Rock 'n' Roll
It began, as these things often do, with a night of alcohol-induced insanity and goofy boys-will-be-boys stupidity. But this time, sobriety and sunlight didn’t end the questionable decisions. The members of Crobot — singer Brandon Yeagley, guitari...
Lamb of God's Randy Blythe: 'I'm Always Gonna Be Known as This Dude Who Went to Prison in the Czech Republic'20 days ago | Heavy Metal
In the new Lamb of God song “Still Echoes,” frontman Randy Blythe sings, “A thousand heads cut clean across their necks / Right down the hall from me / The Reich's relentless blade / Thirsty and shining red.” For most metal bands, such intense lyr...
2 months ago | Heavy Metal
On September 11, 2011, Slayer released an album titled God Hates Us All. On that most awful of days, lyrics to songs like “War Zone” and “Here Comes the Pain” could be read as horrifyingly prescient. On September 11, 2015, Slayer will unleash Repe...