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Metallica to Headline 2015 X Games in Austin

May 12th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Metallica will perform in Austin, Texas for the first time in six years when they take the stage at the 2015 X Games, which take place June 4th through 7th. The heavy metal act, who will perform June 6th, joins Nicki Minaj as Super Stage headliners at this year’s event. Talib Kweli, the Glitch Mob, Kid Ink, [...]

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Metallica’s Kirk Hammett on Recording With Exodus: ‘It Was Huge’

July 27th, 2014 · No Comments · Guitar

<!– –> <!– –> Today marks the 31st anniversary of Metallica‘s debut album, Kill ‘Em All, but guitarist Kirk Hammett will be celebrating his pre-Kill ‘Em All life by jamming with his first band, Exodus, at his “Fear FestEvil After Party” tonight at the San Diego Comic-Con International. The gig is an extension of sorts [...]

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Bonnaroo Books Janelle Monae, Robby Krieger, Skrillex for Superjam

May 7th, 2014 · No Comments · Guitar

<!– –> <!– –> For many festivalgoers, Bonnaroo Music Festival peaks with its annual Superjam tradition, which unites a group of disparate artists for a unique, one-off stage collaboration. This year’s insane lineup could be the wildest to date: The most star-studded Superjam features Skrillex, Janelle Monáe, the Doors‘ Robby Krieger, the Grateful Dead‘s Mickey Hart, [...]

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Sammy Hagar, James Hetfield Draft Billie Joe Armstrong for May Benefit

March 19th, 2014 · No Comments · Guitar

<!– –> <!– –> Former Van Halen frontman Sammy Hagar is teaming up with Metallica vocalist-guitarist James Hetfield for an upcoming benefit concert entitled Acoustic-4-a-Cure. The inaugural event will take place at the Fillmore in San Francisco on May 15th and will feature appearances by Green Day‘s Billie Joe Armstrong, producer and musician Scott Mathews, Train’s Pat [...]

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Fall Out Boy Pay Homage to ‘Flappy Bird’ With ‘Fall Out Bird’

February 13th, 2014 · No Comments · Guitar

<!– –> <!– –> Less than a month ago, Flappy Bird – a game where you steer a little bird through retro green pipes – became the most popular free app in the Apple iOS App Store. The controls were simple, but the game proved to be insanely difficult. This past weekend, the game’s Vietnamese [...]

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Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi Writes Eurovision Song for Armenia

March 6th, 2013 · No Comments · Guitar

<!– –> <!– –> Tony Iommi will help bring the rock to this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. The Black Sabbath guitarist has written the song that will serve as Armenia’s entry in the annual competition. According to the BBC, “Lonely Planet” is a rock ballad and will be performed by the Armenian band Dorians. Though [...]

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Metallica Are Back in Action with a Festival and 3D Movie

June 1st, 2012 · No Comments · Guitar

<!– –> <!– –> This is a historic occasion. On a recent afternoon in their studio north of San Francisco, Metallica are playing the whole of their biggest album, 1991′s Metallica, a.k.a. the Black Album, in sequence for the first time. They are also playing it backward, starting with the emotionally wracked finale, “The Struggle [...]

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Drummer Bill Ward Threatens to Quit Black Sabbath

February 2nd, 2012 · No Comments · Guitar

The Black Sabbath reunion has hit another speed bump. Last month Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi announced that he was diagnosed with lymphoma, forcing to band to move their recording sessions to London and reportedly pull out of a planned Coachella headlining slot. Now drummer Bill Ward has issued a long statement indicating that he will [...]

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The Fabulous Flea Market Band Live at the Black Cat

August 11th, 2011 · No Comments · Guitar

Two riddles for you: What do you call four Norwegians gathered around a single mic? If one of them is holding a trombone, then it’s Flea Market Band playing Norway’s finest Bluegrass punk. And What are the odds that someone you met online who lives half a world away would end up playing a club [...]

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Replacements, Sonic Youth, Fugazi to be Honored at ‘Our Band Could Be Your Life’ Concert

March 9th, 2011 · No Comments · Guitar

<!– –> <!– –> Music critic Michael Azerrad will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of his book Our Band Could Be Your Life: Scenes from the American Indie Underground 1981-1991 with a special concert at Manhattan’s Bowery Ballroom on May 22nd. The bill will feature several contemporary artists selected by Azzarad who will perform the [...]

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