Excerpted from the book Louder Than Hell: The Definitive Oral History of Metal, published by It Books and available May 14
New York is a music mecca—the Brill Building, Broadway, street performers, subway buskers, the Metropolitan opera—but it's not known for its abundance of successful ... More >>
There are two things you should know about NYC thrash band ShitKill. The first is that they're some of the most promising young metal musicians we've seen in a long time. The second is that, when we say young, we mean barely old enough to vote: none of them are over 18-years-old.
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Talking to Paul Stanley of Kiss on the phone is one thing. Talking to him in person in full Starchild regalia -- as we did the other day while the band was in New York -- is something else entirely. For one thing, he's huuuuge. It's not just the eight-inch boots; his hair is giant, too. Perched on a ... More >>
Last night I saw KISS and Morrissey perform live back to back shows. I came out the other side a changed man. A man who, because he'd just seen KISS and Morrissey back to back, questioned whether or not he even was one. I don't know anything anymore. Except this: I wanna Rock 'n' Roll all night, and ... More >>
By Brian McManus
Lately we've noticed a lot of bands have their own brands of wine, including Motörhead, Kiss, AC/DC, and Ratt. (Even Warrant has a wine. Warrant.) One of our friends at Wine Spectator magazine showed us the piece they wrote in April about this trend, and noted they were going to r ... More >>
Lady Antebellum w/Darius Rucker, Thompson Square
Radio City Music Hall
Thursday, March 3
Better than: Most things that can actually be described as antebellum.
Two years ago, "Need You Now" pushed Lady Antebellum, a soulful country trio with a chart-topping record and single, out of Nashville and ... More >>
In October of 1983, Kool DJ Red Alert broadcast his first rap radio show on Kiss-FM. It would soon bloom into an essential listening session for hip-hop junkies, a jump-off point for upcoming artists, and a long-running part of New York City's musical soundtrack. So with Kiss closing its doors as we ... More >>
Ah, the summer, the time of year when one can enjoy a concert in the glorious out of doors. This morning Live Nation announced the full lineups for its two local amphitheatersthe PNC Bank Arts Center in bucolic Holmdel, N.J. and the Jones Beach Theater, out on the South Shore of Nassau County ... More >>
On Thursday Kiss-FM announced that after 30 years, it would stop broadcasting on 98.7 FM and join forces with WBLS, its longtime rival in the "adult urban contemporary" radio format in New York City. The stations will merge under the motto "One Family, One Station, Our Voice," with several Kiss-FM p ... More >>
The Round of 64 for Sound of the City's own version of March Madnessin which you, the Sound of the City voting public, help determine the quintessential New York musiciancontinues.We continue matching up the Queens combatants with a face-off between the No. 3 seed, Neil Diamond, and KI ... More >>
LMFAO w/Swizz Beatz
Thursday, August 11
Better than: Watching the new episode of Jersey Shore.
It was a beautiful coincidence that LMFAO, holders of the No. 1 song on Billboard's Hot 100 for most of the summer of 2011, headlined the trade publication's end-of-summer blowout at Pier ... More >>
White Zombie had rules. One: no solo albums under their own names. So Sean Yseult -- the bassist in the NYC punk-metal monolith, led by growling frontman Rob Zombie, that slowly evolved from mid-'80s CBGBs punks to the '90s alterna-metal titans of "Thunder Kiss '65" and "More Human Than Human ... More >>
This week in completely joyless chart news: International cipher Michael Buble sells a whopping 132,000 copies in three days to knock Barbra Streisand out of the number one spot; Kiss, whose Walmart-exclusive Sonic Bomb sold 108K, take #2; and Toby Keith's American Ride (not to be confused wi ... More >>