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 >>
Slayer With Gojira Myth, Maplewood Friday, November 8, 2013 Celebrating 32 years as a band, death metal pioneers Slayer have hit some obstacles in recent years. Co-founding guitarist Jeff Hanneman died at the beginning of 2013, and on-again off-again drummer Dave Lombardo was finally fired from the ... More >>
Lars and the Real Rock
Danzig -- The 25th Anniversary Tour with Doyle, Scar the Martyr, Huntress, and In Defence Myth Live Event Center, Maplewood August 17, 2013 Time has a way of incessantly aging both man and music. And some of Danzig's songs, much like the singer himself, have grown a bit soft in the middle over the ... More >>
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 >>
After opening for grunge legends Alice in Chains, the local metal duo saw their audience expand
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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 >>
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.
Muja Messiah honored in URB's "Next 100," NOMO hits Radio K, video of the Bad Plus at the Cedar.
Make ready your Snake Pit passes-- Metallica makes a Minneapolis stop in the unholiest of months.
Last night's show at the Xcel Energy Center was a skin deep but enjoyable set from the deposed kings of L.A. sleaze rock.
Twisted Sister @ Myth From today's A-List: "One of the most satisfying MTV moments ever occurs during the video for Twisted Sister's 'We're Not Gonna Take It.' You know, when the guitar-slinging son growls, 'I wanna rock,' and blasts his ex-military dad out the window. Because of that rock classic ... More >>
GWAR @ First Avenue From today's A-List: "How do you celebrate Halloween when your average day consists of dressing up in grotesque foam rubber costumes, drenching people in fake blood (among other bodily fluids), and singing songs about death, dismemberment, and demented sex monsters from outer sp ... More >>
Multimedia artist Jay Heikes's trip from rocker manqué to the Whitney Biennial
After sixteen years of makeup, metal, and stage blood, Impaler remains proudly undead