If you've got a lot of time on your hands and a heart full of darkness, you'd be wise to check out Louder Than Hell: The Definitive Oral History of Metal, out Tuesday on Harper Collins/It Books. The key word in that title is "Definitive." This is quite a weighty tome, over 600 pages across every twi ... More >>
Today we're handing the keys to the blog to spook rock pioneer Alice Cooper. Here he talks about a few music artists doing him proud.
By Alice Cooper
- Ten Creepy Movies That Scare the Hell Out of Alice Cooper
- The 25 Creepiest Heavy Metal Album Covers
Better Than: Watching Elvira host Count Yorga, Vampire.
It's always Halloween at a Rob Zombie and/or Marilyn Manson show. So when the reasonably dynamic, formerly dueling duo infiltrated New York a few weeks prior to the Pagan-ish holiday, it was hard to tell whether the crowd was in costume or str ... 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 >>
all photos by Rebecca SmeyneThe boys are back in town
JEFF the Brotherhood
Thursday, March 31
Santos Party House
Last night at Santos, Nashville's JEFF the Brotherhood reunited with frequent New York (via New Jersey) bill-mates Screaming Females. In April 2009, the two ... More >>
The 2011 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony
The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel
Monday, March 14
Better Than: Whatever was happening at Death by Audio tonight that Bruce Springsteen didn't show up to, for whatever reason.
First off, let's tell you what you want to hear: Tom Waits stole the show ... 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 >>
Good advice. Pics by Phil Freeman, more below.Ozzy Osbourne/Rob Halford
Madison Square Garden
Wednesday, December 1
Better than: Any other Ozzy performance of the 2000s.
Ozzy Osbourne is turning 62 on Friday. That makes him older than his new guitarist (the shredtastic Gus G. of Greek power ... More >>
"Juggalos are not just ICP fans. They're much more than that. They're not the Deadheads, they're not the KISS Army, they're not hippies. Juggalos are something that's never happened in the music industry. Juggalos are AMAZING!"
As Juggalo week at Sound of the City draws to a close, we give you thi ... More >>
Anna Wintour, Diddy, and Oprah got their rap on like it was 1998. MTV's Jersey Shore is being sued for profiting off of... being Jersey Shore. Letterman's extortionist is off to the hoosegow. The SexFraggle now known as Ke$ha played a Bat Mitzvah at Cipriani. These are Wednesday's Gossip Folk ... More >>
"Billboard's 'Tastemakers' chart is the one we should all paying attention to, don't you think?"This week's Billboard 200 is headed once again by Lady Antebellum, the milquetoast country trio whose second album Need You Now moved 481,000 copies in its debut week, and 209,000 copies in the sal ... More >>
Let's see...in the last 24 hours, I've:
Threw a pen at a Red Sox fan because he said, "I'm loving the way this series is going."
Told my buddy to go to hell when it came to my attention he bet on the Phillies to win the whole series.
Changed the M and N on my coworker's keyboard because ... More >>