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 >>
They don't come much more politically incorrect than GWAR. Despite two Grammy nods (their Phallus in Wonderland video losing to Annie Lennox in one instance), they're not exactly mainstream. Frontman Oderus Urungus, head of the Virginia-bred metal/satire/performance art band since their mid-80s ince ... More >>
California-born artist Tara Sinn -- now a New Yorker -- created this video involving a hot dog that never ends. The soundtrack is Slayer's "Raining Blood." Let the horror begin!
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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 >>
Charlie Lookerschoolteacher, classical music composer, guitar improviser, ex-ZS member, Antony and Morrissey enthusiast and visionary behind Brooklyn's niche-less trio Extra Lifeis celebrating the release of Dream Seeds (Northern Spy) in his typical, adverse fashion: on a bill with bl ... More >>
Courtesy of MSO PRPolitical Pundit Dave Mustaine
Last night press representatives of Dave Mustaine sent out a statement clarifying the Megadeth frontman's recent supposed-by-not-really endorsement of Republican Presidential candidate Rick Santorum.
via Cats Who Look Like SkrillexWill this cat win Best New Artist?Welcome to Sound of the City's liveblog of the 54th Annual Grammys, coming to you live from a couch in Astoria. There are quite a few questions lurking around tonight's ceremony. Will Adele sweep the three major categories in wh ... More >>
Antonia TricaricoMass hysteria took over the music web-o-sphere when Pitchfork blew its wad on the "breaking news" that Ian MacKaye revealed Fugazi might emerge from their self-imposed exile and "reunite one day." That's not to imply the members of D.C.'s most storied art-punk crew have been ... More >>
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Tuesday, October 4
Better than: Practicing Universal Interconnectivity.
"As you might have noticed already, I'm OK with stupid."
Jon Brionthe Grammy nominated film score composer, record producer, and multi-instrumentalisthad just teased the crow ... More >>
Steve'sIf you grew up in Boston, you probably grew up with Steve's Ice Cream, the Somerville store that is credited with introducing Americans to the concept of both premium ice cream and mix-ins. When owner Steve Herrell decided in 1973 to smoosh bits of Heath Bar Crunch into his scoops, he ... More >>
Nate "Igor" SmithA few of the many Iron Maiden fans Igor photographed last night.
Monday, July 12
Madison Square Garden
There is, still to this day, an Iron Maiden dress code. It consists of denim. A black T-shirt with the band's logo in that inimitable Metal Lord font. And somewhere i ... More >>
Yeah, it was Philly, but so what--SOTC special correspondent Christopher R. Weingarten reports.
viaThe Roots, mid-jam
The Roots, Public Enemy, Asher Roth, Kid Cudi, TV on the Radio, and More
Festival Pier, Philadelphia
June 6, 2009
The second annual Roots Picnic, an eclectic fete held on the Illa ... More >>