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Judas Priest’s Subliminal Message Trial: Rob Halford Looks Back

August 24th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Twenty-five years ago today, a judge ruled that heavy-metal trendsetters Judas Priest were not liable for the deaths of two young men who cited the band’s music as the reason they killed themselves. One day in December 1985, the men — Raymond Belknap, then 18, and James Vance, 20 — had spent six hours drinking, smoking marijuana [...]

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How the Yardbirds Revolutionized Rock Live on the BBC

July 25th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

If you wish to launch a humdinger of an argument – and one you might win – sidle up to just about any 1960s rock fan and offer the opinion that it was not the Beatles, the Stones, Pink Floyd, Hendrix, the Velvet Underground or the Byrds who were the key sonic inventors of the [...]

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Watch M.I.A.’s ‘Matahdatah’ Video Featuring New Track ‘Swords’

July 14th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

M.I.A. unveiled a new audiovisual project titled “Matahdatah Scroll 01 ‘Broader Than A Border’” Monday on Apple Music, and the five-minute clip features a pair of the rapper’s songs: Matangi‘s “Warriors” and a new track called ”Swords,” which is set for her upcoming album Matahdatah. The video, filmed by M.I.A. in India and West Africa, shows different forms of dance [...]

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Watch M.I.A.’s ‘Matahdatah’ Video Featuring New Track ‘Swords’

July 14th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

M.I.A. unveiled a new audiovisual project titled “Matahdatah Scroll 01 ‘Broader Than A Border’” Monday on Apple Music, and the five-minute clip features a pair of the rapper’s songs: Matangi‘s “Warriors” and a new track called ”Swords,” which is set for her upcoming album Matahdatah. The video, filmed by M.I.A. in India and West Africa, shows different forms of dance [...]

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Watch M.I.A.’s ‘Matahdatah’ Video Featuring New Track ‘Swords’

July 14th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

M.I.A. unveiled a new audiovisual project titled “Matahdatah Scroll 01 ‘Broader Than A Border’” Monday on Apple Music, and the five-minute clip features a pair of the rapper’s songs: Matangi‘s “Warriors” and a new track called ”Swords,” which is set for her upcoming album Matahdatah. The video, filmed by M.I.A. in India and West Africa, shows different forms of dance [...]

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Apple Music: Everything You Need to Know

June 30th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Nearly 15 years ago, Apple positioned itself on the digital-music vanguard with iTunes and the iPod, sending the music industry into a tizzy to quickly adapt. Now, with today’s launch of the company’s new streaming service, Apple Music — amid stiff competition from established streaming leaders Spotify, Pandora, Tidal and Rhapsody — it feels late to [...]

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Steve Wariner Records With Thrash-Metal Pioneers Megadeth

June 24th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Steve Wariner, performing here at Darius Rucker’s “Darius and Friends” benefit in June, recently recorded with heavy-metal band Megadeth. Larry Busacca/GettyImages One of country music’s most versatile musicians is living up to his reputation: Steve Wariner recently joined heavy-metal titans Megadeth in the studio to play steel guitar on the group’s upcoming album. In a recent [...]

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Watch Metallica Perform ‘Whiplash’ at X Games

June 13th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Metallica brought metal thunder to the X Games with their June 6th performance in Austin, Texas. Now, fans can glimpse the band’s pre-show process and a pummeling version of their thrash-metal classic “Whiplash,” as Blabbermouth reports.  Sidebar Metallica Day: Go Behind the Scenes in San Francisco » The clip opens with meet-and-greet footage of bassist Robert [...]

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Zac Brown Band Score First Number One on Rock Chart

May 1st, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Zac Brown Band have never colored inside country’s lines, with their musical crayons flailing wildest on the brand-new Jekyll + Hyde, released this week. The album sees the eclectic eight-piece venturing into rock, soul, jazz, gospel, folk, dance and even a little gospel, reggae and metal. Sidebar Tortuga Fest 2015: Rolling Stone Country’s Best Photos [...]

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Judas Priest Commemorate ‘British Steel’ Album With Coffee

April 4th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Judas Priest’s Rob Halford. The band has teamed with Dark Matter Coffee to make their own blend. Mat Hayward/FilmMagic/Getty Two of metal’s most enduring themes are strength and darkness, and now metal innovators Judas Priest are making something else that’s strong and dark: their own coffee. To commemorate the 35th anniversary of their cherished British [...]

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