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  • 6 years ago

    When you've spent the better part of a decade writing about hard rock and heavy metal, people start to make certain assumptions. One of the most prevalent, misguided notions strangers seem to have about me is that I must love KISS, the rock band t...

  • 6 years ago

    Maynard James Keenan wants to make it perfectly clear that his latest project isn't a grab for any sort of brass ring. "People will say to me, 'You should get back to doing Tool and A Perfect Circle, but I know you're probably just going for the m...

  • 6 years ago

    When it comes to packing bodies into rock clubs, it doesn't hurt to have a reputation for kinetic live shows. Tel Aviv's Monotonix is a punk-informed trio amassing a devoted international fanbase thanks to constant touring and a primal, Black Sabb...

  • 6 years ago

    When future Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic met Melvins guitarist Buzz Osborne in 1983 while working at an Aberdeen, Washington, Taco Bell, Osborne helped launch Novoselic's hardcore education by loaning him records by Black Flag, Flipper, the But...

  • 7 years ago

    Tunnel of Love (Columbia, 1987) The gelled hair, black suit and bolo tie on the album cover, flanked by a hot white coupe on a sunny beach that bears no resemblance to the grim Jersey shore. The mega-success of Born in the U.S.A. and its unintende...