Thursday, January 30, 2014

"It’s Official: Mötley Crüe Are Calling It Quits, For Good

Motley Crue press conference
Mötley Crüe have confirmed rumours that they are to head out on tour one more time before splitting up forever.
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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

"Fan Dies After Stage Dive At Suicidal Tendencies Gig

Sad news from Switzerland as it has been reported that a fan at a Suicidal Tendences gig in Solothurn passed away after being rushed to hospital following a stage dive gone wrong.

Friday, January 10, 2014

"Latin America's Black Metal Fans, Punks and Otakus

Santiago, Lima, Mexico City and Oaxaca have been some of the cities in which photographer Carla Mc-Kay has photographed punks, thrashers, transvestites, black metal fans, new waves and otakus, recording their everyday lives in their habitat.
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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

"Behemoth’s Nergal: “Satan Is The Most Misunderstood Figure In The World”

An exclusive shot from our feature, out now! [PHOTO: Ester Segarra]
Behemoth frontman Nergal has opened up about (trust us on this) immense new Behemoth album The Satanist and its meaning to him as an artist and a person.
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"Four Female Punk Bands That Changed Women’s Role in Rock

Today I am pleased to bring you samplings of a handful of my favorite bands. It so happens they are all mostly-female or female-fronted punk bands. This fact to me seems almost incidental to my enjoyment—these are all fantastic musicians, songwriters, and/or personalities. And yet their commonalities are highly remarkable all the same. Punk introduced aggressive, all-female bands like The Slits and frontwomen like Siouxie Siouxwho never had to play vulnerable objects, desperate seductresses, jilted lovers, femme fatales, etc. and yet still manifested their power in their sexuality as well as in their fierce intelligence and fury. In the late ’70s, women strode out in front as leaders in punk scenes in the UK and US, and helped to change the gender politics of rock and roll.
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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

"Heavy Metal: The BBC Explores the Music, Personalities & Great Clothing That Hit the Stage in the 1980s

In 1982, John Michael Osbourne was playing a show with his band,Black Sabbath, at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium, in Des Moines, Iowa. During the set, a fan tossed a bat onstage. Having drunkenly bitten off a dove’s head some months earlier, Osbourne obeyed his instincts and decapitated the bat in similar fashion. With a single bite, Osbourne, known as Ozzy to his legion fans, had become the most notorious example of metal’s dangerous, ungodly ways.

Monday, January 6, 2014