Gwar founder and frontman Dave Brockie, who terrorized stages as Oderus Urungus, has died. According to StyleWeekly, the 50-year-old was found dead Sunday in his home in Richmond, Virginia.Over the past 30 years, the thrash metal band and its frontman had pulverized its audiences with bodily fluids, ... More >>
Surly Brewing will soon unveil a new beer, BLAKKR Imperial Black Ale. The beer is a joint project with Three Floyds Brewing (Indiana) and Real Ale Brewing (Texas) and will see limited release in each of those markets as well in the Twin Cities. BLAKKR is a Norse word meaning "dark" or "black," appr ... More >>
I'm going to let you in on the secret: I don't know anything about music that normal adult humans listen to. Avalanches of culture engulf our entire society while I sit in a grubby basement, hunched over a laptop listening to old Motorhead records. However, on occasion, I'm forced to stick my he ... More >>
Lars and the Real Rock
Alice Cooper has been the reigning king of the shock rock genre now for nearly 50 years. He essentially defined the genre and a generation of heavy rock fans that delightfully thrive on the grotesque and extreme theatrical splendor that is the typical Alice Cooper performance. Notorious for throwing ... More >>
Yeah! It's time to run down the year in live music GIFs. This Black Sabbath fan from Lollapalooza this summer embodies how psyched we are to share these with you.With help from photographers Erik Hess, Anna Gulbrandsen, and Stacy Schwartz, this was a year for the already excellent visual representat ... More >>
Sean Penn's aging rock star makes an unlikely Nazi-hunter
The Mountain Goats Varsity Theater, Minneapolis Wednesday, October 23, 2012John Darnielle doesn't appear to be getting tired, which is pretty incredible, given it's now been more than 20 years since the Mountain Goats composer put out the band's first cassette, and he's released something like 25 al ... More >>
By Kory GrowSee Also:Inaugural Knotfest brings metal to Somerset God, Satan or whatever broke the mold when he created Slipknot's Clown prince, percussionist Shawn Crahan. When we talked to him about what to expect at his band's inaugural Knotfest, taking place at the Somerset Amphitheater on Satur ... More >>
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See Also:M83 at Lollapalooza, 8/3/12Ten things your Lollapalooza outfit says about youBest of Lollapalooza 2012, day one: Afghan Whigs, Die Antwoord, and moreBlack SabbathLollapalooza at Grant Park, ChicagoFriday, August 3, 2012In 2012, being a purist fan of rock (of varying hardness) is getting tou ... More >>
Star-clogged film degrades rock and musical theater
In the case of Metallagher, there's something a bit more absurd at play than your typical cover band. In short, the band dresses as Metallica and thrashes through 1980s-era tracks. All the while, frontman "Gallagher Hetfield" smashes items and tells bad jokes in between snarling lyrics.The band i ... More >>
AnvilStation 4, St. PaulWednesday, February 22, 2012There was a a heavy amount of enthusiasm when legendary Canadian power metal trio, Anvil finally hit the stage last night at Station 4 in Saint Paul. While age would become a consistent theme of the evening, it was the vibrant and youthful spirit o ... More >>
Despite the head-scratching nature of the new venture, you've gotta admit there's something sort of endearing about the idea of Motörhead frontman Lemmy curling up for a cozy night in with a bottle of his band's new branded Australian Shiraz, a good book and maybe a few logs blazing away in the ... More >>
While Metallica fans were either super pumped or totally confused and über-pissed off about the new single released, "The View," from the upcoming Lou Reed collaboration, Lulu, there was another element of bittersweetness in the hearts and mind of fans this week, as Tuesday marked the 25th annivers ... More >>
Mike Starr, top center, with the original Alice in Chains lineup in 1990Mike Starr, original bassist and co-founder of the Seattle-based grunge band Alice in Chains, died today at his home in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was 44 years old.
Longtime frontman comes a-knocking
Photo by Denis Jeong PlasterThe rapper Eyedea--Michael Larson off the stage--isn't one to paint himself into a corner. What he brings to the stage as an emcee is only one piece of what he does, and he keeps himself plenty busy, even when he's not on tour with his DJ partner Abilities. Between his ... More >>
Damned if he does, damned if he doesn't, Hank III is whiskey bent and hellbound.
If you want blood, or fake semen, you got it.
It'll be a 2 hour long medley of Ace of Spades, but who cares? Lemmy is God.
Sunn O))) to play the Varsity in July, reactions to Grizzly Bear's Cedar show & Sick of Sarah in L.A.
Multimedia artist Jay Heikes's trip from rocker manqué to the Whitney Biennial
Transgendered, hard rock favorites say goodbye