The most headbangable records ever, from Metallica's Black Album to Black Sabbath's 'Paranoid'
How Dave Grohl's divorce, interband tension and a "Sonic Youth rip-off" played into group's hit 1997 LP
What "Purple Haze" was really about, why Mitch Mitchell almost got sacked and other lore related to the guitar god's landmark debut LP
Follow the late frontman from his high-school cover-band days to his grunge-era glory years
Bassist talks "no-pressure" collaboration with AFI's Davey Havok, band's Eighties-inspired debut and what the future holds for No Doubt
In honor of its 40th anniversary, we celebrate the greatest hockey movie of all time – and one the best "malaise days" Seventies films ever
Vintage thrashers, modern mathletes and more: The year in heavy
Singer Davey Havok talks upcoming LP, band's longevity, desire to "bring a little discomfort to the viewer" with latest clip
How a depressed Ringo Starr ended up in oddball horse opera about a sightless gunfighter – and why it's a must-see for Beatles fans
Singer M. Shadows on nanobots, writing "huge classical piece" about the Big Bang and "raw and crazy" production style of 'The Stage'
Composers, reissue-labels and synth-savvy musicians pick best in fright
In honor of its 25th anniversary, we drop the zero, get with the hero and revisit "Ice Ice Baby" rapper's D.O.A. bid for big-screen stardom
From topical zombie apocalypses to retro-slasher flicks, the best scary movies since the turn of the millennium
Ahead of math-core heroes' imminent breakup, co-founder Ben Weinman looks back on 19 years of blood and fire
Group chronicled Nazi horrors on infamous 'Reign in Blood' opener, igniting an industry firestorm