Rock'n'roll has always been public music. It shouts out loud, demanding to be played outdoors, or in steel-framed and cinder-blocked arenas seating multi- thousands. What else do you expect of Jimi Hendrix or Led Zeppelin, Metallica or Aerosmith, Guns N' Roses or Rage Against the Machine, if not a call to action? As music, metal is born of the blues, its screams and tonic chords, its apocalyptic visions and craziness, its funky mix of rhythm and torment. In metal the sky is always crying falsetto tears. The blues has always been a stage music, a contrived declamation, a speech about... More >>>