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  • Jonathan Davis Talks Solo LP, Future of Korn: "I'm Waving the Flag for Musicianship"

    Jonathan Davis Talks Solo LP, Future of Korn: "I'm Waving the Flag for Musicianship" | ARTICLE

    With Korn on ice for the time being — save for a rendition of "Kidnap the Sandy Claws" on yet another reissue of the Nightmare Before Christmas soundtrack — frontman Jonathan Davis has turned his focus towards...

    August 13, 2008 2:26 PM ET
  • Jonathan Davis, Serj Tankian Remember Dimebag at Ozzfest

    Jonathan Davis, Serj Tankian Remember Dimebag at Ozzfest | ARTICLE

    When Pantera and Damageplan guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott was killed onstage at an Ohio concert in 2004, friends and admirers were quick to note that he wasn't just a martyr who was only appreciated after his demise,...

    August 12, 2008 1:49 PM ET
  • Along Came A Spider

    Along Came A Spider | ALBUM REVIEW

    At 60, Alice Cooper is still as brutal as ever: Along Came a Spider, his new concept album, finds him singing from the perspective of a serial killer named Spider, who wraps his eight victims in silk...

    August 12, 2008 12:00 AM ET
  • Black Sabbath, Motorhead, Judas Priest Prove Their Metal Mastery

    Black Sabbath, Motorhead, Judas Priest Prove Their Metal Mastery | ARTICLE

    When two of the singers who most define the genre are in the house, calling a tour featuring Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, and Motorhead the "Metal Masters Tour" doesn't have even a hint of hyperbole. The ashen skies...

    August 11, 2008 3:38 PM ET
  • The Sword Close Out Ozzfest 2008's Eclectic Second Stage

    The Sword Close Out Ozzfest 2008's Eclectic Second Stage | ARTICLE

    The high only hit 102 degrees on Saturday, making for a relatively mild Texas afternoon at Ozzfest's second stage. Adopting Warped Tour's model of switching the action between two stages (one dedicated to Texas bands) to ...

    August 11, 2008 9:55 AM ET
  • Judas Priest Rock a Red-Carpet Anniversary Party in New York

    Judas Priest Rock a Red-Carpet Anniversary Party in New York | ARTICLE

    Metal is rarely a red-carpet institution, but the Hard Rock Cafe in New York's Times Square rolled it out last night for a party celebrating local radio personality Eddie Trunk's 25th anniversary in broadcasting. Members of Black...

    August 5, 2008 12:55 PM ET
  • Metallica Unveil "Death Magnetic" Cover

    Metallica Unveil "Death Magnetic" Cover | ARTICLE

    Yesterday, Metallica unveiled the remarkably subtle cover art for its forthcoming album, Death Magnetic. We see shards of metal arranged in a curious pattern, as if by some natural force, creating a shape that looks almost like...

    July 18, 2008 12:07 PM ET
  • Reunited Legendary Swedish Metallers At the Gates Open Final Tour in NYC

    Reunited Legendary Swedish Metallers At the Gates Open Final Tour in NYC | ARTICLE

    Wading through a sold out Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza last night, every conversation sounded the same: endless variations on "I can't believe I'm actually seeing At the Gates." After twelve years of inactivity, a time...

    July 10, 2008 12:40 PM ET
  • Animated Band Dethklok Plays Real Live Metal in New York

    Animated Band Dethklok Plays Real Live Metal in New York | ARTICLE

    Going into Wednesday night's show at New York's Nokia Theater, it was plausible that Dethklok — the human incarnation of the cartoon band featured on Adult Swim's Metalocalypse — could come across like a metal Josie and...

    June 26, 2008 1:44 PM ET
  • New Slipknot Album: A First Listen to "All Hope Is Gone"

    New Slipknot Album: A First Listen to "All Hope Is Gone" | ARTICLE

    It's been over four years since the release of Slipknot's Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses), the record that found the band splitting its sound wide open, adding acoustic guitars and a new range of attitudes while keeping...

    June 20, 2008 1:27 PM ET
  • The Real "Chinese Democracy" May Have Leaked

    The Real "Chinese Democracy" May Have Leaked | ARTICLE

    As the inexorable march towards Chinese Democracy stomps along, the dangling carrots of periodic leaks and hints have made the decade-plus dry spell all the more tantalizing. But today's latest batch of tunes — which...

    June 18, 2008 5:30 PM ET
  • Iron Maiden Go "Back in Time" in NYC: A Full Report, By the Numbers

    Iron Maiden Go "Back in Time" in NYC: A Full Report, By the Numbers | ARTICLE

    Relying exclusively on 20-year-old tunes would typically be the sign of a band throwing in the towel, but Iron Maiden's Somewhere Back in Time tour is more like a band chewing up its own history and spitting...

    June 16, 2008 1:38 PM ET
  • Photographer Taps Into "True Norwegian Black Metal" With Book, Gallery Show

    Photographer Taps Into "True Norwegian Black Metal" With Book, Gallery Show | ARTICLE

    Black metal is simultaneously the scourge of Norway and one of its most renowned cultural exports. What started off as a misanthropic musical statement sank into murder and arson in the early to mid-'90s, and the stigma...

    May 13, 2008 1:08 PM ET
  • Dizzee Rascal Brings "Maths + English" to NYC With El-P, Busdriver

    Dizzee Rascal Brings "Maths + English" to NYC With El-P, Busdriver | ARTICLE

    "People sayin', 'Oh, I can't understand his accent, I can't tell what he's sayin'. You don't need to know what the fuck I'm sayin'," barked Dizzee Rascal Saturday night in New York. It's true — with Dizzee...

    May 12, 2008 3:40 PM ET
  • The Police Announce "Last Ever Concert"

    The Police Announce "Last Ever Concert" | ARTICLE

    The Police held a press conference in Times Square today to announce its "last ever concert" will be held in New York City this summer. Besides New York mayor Michael Bloomberg mentioning that the show will probably...

    May 6, 2008 4:14 PM ET
  • Megadeth, In Flames, High On Fire Ground and Pound at Gigantour in New York

    Megadeth, In Flames, High On Fire Ground and Pound at Gigantour in New York | ARTICLE

    The third installment of Gigantour, Dave Mustaine's traveling metal circus, had its first of two sold-out shows at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom last night. Never one to blow an entrance, Mustaine opened Megadeth's set standing alone onstage,...

    April 23, 2008 1:19 PM ET
  • Tour Preview: Def Leppard Admit "If You Play New Songs, The Audience Walks Out"

    Tour Preview: Def Leppard Admit "If You Play New Songs, The Audience Walks Out" | ARTICLE

    For the first time in six years, Def Leppard are hitting the road armed with new tunes, and guitarist Phil Collen is pragmatic about how people treat new work from a veteran band. "You'd really like to...

    March 27, 2008 1:58 PM ET
  • Morello, Tankian and Harper Deliver Weighty SXSW Sets for "Body of War"

    Morello, Tankian and Harper Deliver Weighty SXSW Sets for "Body of War" | ARTICLE

    Serj Tankian asked the audience to "imagine an upside down world," while Tom Morello traded in his Rage for melody at Stubb's Thursday evening for an event celebrating the release of the documentary Body of War and...

    March 14, 2008 12:15 PM ET
  • Marilyn Manson Scares Up Mayhem, Memories In NYC; Plus Photos

    Marilyn Manson Scares Up Mayhem, Memories In NYC; Plus Photos | ARTICLE

    Though it's the second round of Marilyn Manson's "Rape of the World" tour, the current leg might as well be dubbed the "Return of Twiggy" tour. Save for a handful of Tim Skold-era tunes, the second of...

    January 31, 2008 3:00 PM ET
  • The Radiohead Survey: Who's Buying "In Rainbows" In Stores Today?

    The Radiohead Survey: Who's Buying "In Rainbows" In Stores Today? | ARTICLE

    Since Rock Daily has been following Radiohead's unconventional release of In Rainbows so closely, we figured we better hit our local Virgin Megastore this afternoon to find out who was out buying the physical disc today —...

    January 2, 2008 5:29 PM ET
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