Metallica and Mercyful Fate Reunite

Mercyful Fate circa the early Eighties.(Photo courtesy of Roadrunner Records.de.) In celebration of their 30th anniversary (man, I remember buying Kill 'Em All on vinyl!), Metallica recently played four intimate gigs at the Fillmore Theater in San Francisc...

Ten Thrashtastic Classics From The ’80s

As a headbanging child of the '80s, I frequently let loose to the sounds of speed and thrash metal. They were the intense aural assaults that helped me blow off steam in high school, not to mention fed my mind by often addressing serious social issues, and I...
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Beatallica: When The Fab Four and Metal Unite

GUEST BLOGGER: GAIL FLUG Strange musical covers, mash-ups and parody have been around for years, but they are often regarded as a novelty. Other times, taking  samples of classic rock tracks into a new format has been called sacrilege -- anyone remember “Co...

The Real Story Behind Anvil

I am surprised, and quite pleased, that Anvil! The Story Of Anvil has managed to capture the hearts and minds of music fans across the globe. Called the real-life Spinal Tap, the Canadian heavy metal act that has been perennially manned by frontman Steve "...