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 >>
In the early- to mid-80s, Raven--who play Saint Vitus on Sunday--and their "athletic rock" were essential to the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. Known for their wild live shows, they opened for the likes of Ozzy Osbourne and Iron Maiden before joining Metallica's first major American tour in 1983.
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This month, to celebrate the Internet's unbridled love for wallowing in nostalgia and even greater relishing of talking about why certain cultural artifacts are horrible, Sound of the City presents First Worsts, a series in which our writers remember the first time... they ever hated a song enough t ... More >>
The 2011 edition of Da Capo's annual anthology Best Music Writing which this year was guest edited by The New Yorker classical writer and The Rest Is Noise author Alex Ross; Daphne Carr has been the series editor since 2006contains 32 essays and is augmented by a a jumbo-sized "Other N ... More >>
Who knew Ice-T was a role model? Ice Loves Coco, E!'s new reality show about the rapper/actor and his model/fashion designer wife, makes them look like such a perfect couple that you almost expect them to turn into anime characters and see little cartoon hearts popping above their heads as t ... More >>
Yes, I got press seats for Joaquin Phoenix--I mean Charlie Sheen's "I'm mad as hell" tour at Radio City tonight and found a pretty smooth, way more streamlined 75 minutes than the previous trainwrecks reportedly were.
Except for three video segments, it consisted of Charlie being interviewed ... More >>
The metal world lost one of its greatest voices, and one of its nicest guys, on Sunday morning, when legendary singer Ronnie James Dio died of stomach cancer at 67. After swatting away Internet rumors earlier that day, Dio's wife and manager, Wendy Dio, finally delivered the news herself: "Today m ... More >>
Paul QuitorianoElizabeth Kuchta, representing the Court Square stop, dressed as the Subway Ride of Shame, with Gatorade and high heels in hand. Portraits of the other contestants are here.
The City Reliquary is a small, unassuming Williamsburg storefront with a strand of carnival lights across the ... More >>
Ooooh plus "Iron Man"
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25th Anniversary Celebration
Madison Square Garden
Friday, October 30
"When we were down, rock 'n' roll lifted us up," says Tom Hanks in his introductory remarks for the final night of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's benefit-concert extravaganza ... More >>