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The definitive Judas Priest playlist

In 2022, Judas Priest finally received its due with an induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Formed in Birmingham, England, in the late 1960s, Priest was a part of the new wave of British heavy metal and has influenced everybody from Metallica to Pearl Jam over the decades.

Metallica announce special concert featuring only ‘Kill ‘Em All’ and ‘Ride The Lightning’ songs

Metallica have announced a special tribute concert to a late couple who originally signed the band. The metal veterans will honour Jonny and Marsha Zazula, the couple that signed the quartet to their Megaforce Records label, the imprint that put out both 1983 debut ‘Kill ‘Em All’ and its 1984 follow-up, ‘Ride The Lightning’, with a show at Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, Florida, on November 6.

Review; The Smithereens’ ‘Lost Album’ Is A Major Find

It’s not surprising that New Jersey’s veteran rock and roll outfit The Smithereens hasn’t released new material since 2011. After all, when a band loses its primary songwriter/vocalist and frontman, as with 2017’s untimely death of Smithereens’ driving creative force Pat DiNizio, it leaves a somber void.

5 Deep Cuts From Metallica That You Should Be Listening To

Metallica has stood the test of time. Undoubtedly the biggest metal band in existence, they’ve continued to outsell every other heavy music act and pack stadiums in every corner of the planet. It feels like they’ve been headliners since they began. The last time they opened for an act was in 2005, second only to a little band called the Rolling Stones.
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Jakub Zytecki proves why his ambient-meets-shred style is the future of guitar playing with genre-smashing new single Heart

The Polish guitar wizard blends sledgehammer eight-string riffs and mesmerizing clean tapping to dizzying effect. Polish guitar virtuoso Jakub Zytecki has unveiled new single Heart, the latest distillation of his boundary-pushing approach to guitar music. Heart has something for contemporary players of all stripes, replete with eight-string savagery, Whammy lead...

Metallica Plan Old-School Show in Tribute to the Couple That Gave Them Their First Break

Metallica will relive the spirit of ’83 — the year they introduced thrash metal to the world on their debut album, Kill ‘Em All, and embarked on their first major tour, supporting the British “athletic metal” group Raven — with a special gig this fall. The concert, which features Raven opening for Metallica, will honor Jonny and Marsha Zazula, the couple that signed the quartet to their Megaforce Records label, who both died in the last two years. The imprint put out both Kill ‘Em All and its 1984 follow-up, Ride the Lightning before Metallica signed to a major...

Iron Maiden at The Honda Center

Words and Photos by Kevin Estrada | @KevinEstradaPhotography. Iron Maiden brought their Legacy of The Beast 2022 Tour to Southern California, fully equipped with Giant Samurai’s, Flame Throwers and Fighter Planes. 36,000 die-hard fans packed The Honda Center over a two-night, sold out stand in Anaheim, welcoming the band back in support of their 17th release, Senjutsu. From the parking lot to the arena, the power and influence of Iron Maiden was in the air – fan-made Eddie busts decorating vehicles, chants of “Maiden, Maiden, Maiden” in the parking lots, and flags and banners from their dedicated fans who follow the band around the globe. When Iron Maiden comes to town, it’s not just a show, it’s an event.

Misfits to play Vegas

Following the method of their previous show announcements, the Misfits have posted a new "teaser" announcement which reveals the band will be playing Las Vegas. The date was not announced, but unconfirmed rumors suggest a New Year's Show. The band has not confirmed or denied these rumors. The band just played riot Fest where they performed all of Walk among Us and a bunch of other tracks.

Metallica To Pay Tribute To Jonny & Marsha Zazula With Special Set Of Their Early 1980s Songs

Reigning thrash metal champions Metallica have announced a celebration of life for Jonny and Marsha Zazula. Together that couple co-founded Megaforce Records, who went on to issue Metallica‘s first album “Kill ‘Em All” in 1983 and “Ride The Lightning” a year later. The pair also ran CraZed Management, who oversaw the early careers of the aforementioned Bay Area behemoths along with Anthrax, Exodus and more. Marsha passed away from cancer in January of 2021, while Jonny died this past February.

Nine Inch Nails Share Official “Wish” Live Video Featuring Four Ex-Members

Industrial metal legends Nine Inch Nails delivered a special hometown show this past Saturday, September 24th in Cuyahoga Falls, OH. The formerly Cleveland, OH-based Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame inducted outfit brought out several alumni for that show, including Richard Patrick (now of Filter), Danny Lohner, Charlie Clouser & Chris Vrenna to close out the set with a bevy of early tracks.

Metallica Play Special Concert Honoring Original Megaforce Label Founders Jonny and Marsha Zazula

Metallica will play a special tribute concert on Nov. 6 to honor Jonny and Marsha Zazula, the founders of their original label, Megaforce Records. Joined by fellow Megaforce alums and former tour mates, Raven, Metallica will perform songs from earlier in their career, circa 1983 through 1984, at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida, a venue with a capacity of 7,000, which is unusually small for the band.

Fontaines D.C. Are Always Looking Ahead

A lot of bands might call themselves the “best band in the world,” but Fontaines D.C. is one of the few who can actually claim the title. Hailing from Dublin, the five-piece band bagged a trophy for Best Band In The World at the NME awards this year. But that’s not the only win Fontaines D.C. have had lately.

If We’re Going To Do This, We Can’t $%#@ Around: An interview with Lamb of God’s John Campbell

Over the quarter-century since 1995, Lamb of God have gone from being up-and-comers on the Richmond music scene (then known as Burn The Priest) to being heavy metal stalwarts and headliners around the world who have left their own footprint on the genre. October 7 marks the return of Lamb of God, as they release their ninth studio effort, Omens. Before the band set out on a massive tour with Killswitch Engage, bassist John Campbell took a trip down memory lane, talked tattoos, and told us what keeps the band coming back for more after over 25 years.