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Lars Ulrich

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2013

    The 10 Most Spinal Tap Moments From Metallica: Through the Never

    Over the weekend, Metallica: Through the Never opened in theaters nationwide. As a longtime fan of the planet's favorite heavy-metal band, I wasn't going to miss it. Not only because I love Metallica's music (the good stuff, anyway), but because I'm also a fan of hilariously overblown visual spectac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2013

    The Five Weirdest, Worst Production Choices Famous Musicians Have Made

    When it comes to production, the general heuristic would be that the more money you have, the better production you can buy. That, oddly enough, is not necessarily true. While a lot of the richest and most famous musicians do buy some pretty stellar production from the hottest names in the business, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2013

    Top 10 Spitters In Music History (w/VIDEO)

    Spitting. It's a symbolic form of communication that means nothing good in any language or culture -- a sign of disrespect that garners admiration or adoration from no one. Well, except for fans. Stars and celebrities themselves get mighty pissed off if you spit on them, but if they spit on you, you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2013

    Five Great Outsider Artists and Musicians

    The following creators are not necessarily mainstream in neither their music nor their art. But all are insanely prolific (sometimes literally) and driven by darkness. All of them push their creative abilities to the extreme to exercise their own personal demons, be they mental illness, emotional a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2013

    The Five Greatest South Park Musician Cameos

    Last week I looked at some of the worst musical guests on The Simpsons, a show almost as well-known for the appearance of musicians as Saturday Night Live, though with a hit -or-miss success rate since they can't just have the musicians come on and perform their songs. Rewind: The Five Worst Music ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2013

    10 Music Films at SXSW That You Don't Wanna Miss

    Well, it's SXSW time again, friends, and you know what that means: dashing around Austin all day, drinking until our eyebrows fall out and doing our best to stick to pre-planned schedules intended to maximize the amount of live music that we can cram into our ear canals before passing out on the flo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2012

    Last Night: The Sword at Fitzgerald's

    The Sword, American Sharks, Gypsyhawk Fitzgerald's December 18, 2012 I'm glad that bands like The Sword still exist to lead impressionable metal kids down endless paths of boogie and stoner-rock. Since they started coming to Houston -- playing the now-shuttered Walter's on Washington, mostly -- I h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2012

    The Rocks Off 100: Bill Fool, Punk Lifer, Dad, Good Guy to Know

    "Bill Fool was born in Chicago, Illinois and spent his entire youth living near Wrigley Field and really never left that particular area as a kid, ever..." says local luminary and punk lifer Bill Fool in an email. What follows is a short primer on this beloved curmudgeon. Mr. Fool has been a part ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2012

    UPDATED: Friday Night: The Wiggins, Wicked Poseur, etc. at Walters

    UPDATED (Monday, 11:50 a.m.) to reflect proper Wicked Poseur personnel. The Wiggins, Wicked Poseur, Fiskadoro, Hearts of Animals Walters Houston September 28, 2012 Four local acts, zero drummers. That was the promise of Friday night's show at Walters headlined by the Wiggins. If that sounds like a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2012

    Sweet Feet: Dave Lombardo And Double Bass-Drum Domination

    Slayer's Dave Lombardo is destroying a couple of bass drums just out of frame.​Forty-seven years ago today, drummer Dave Lombardo was born in Havana, Cuba. Never heard of Dave? That's okay. If you've listened to any heavy metal in the past 25 years, you've definitely heard his influence. Roun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2012

    Drum Kit From Hell: With Bill Ward Out, 5 Replacement Drummers For Black Sabbath

    Drummer Bill Ward, furthest right, has left the band.​Black Sabbath's big reunion plans seem to be cursed. First, guitarist and the only consistent member of the band Tony Iommi was diagnosed with lymphoma. Then they had to drop out of playing Coachella due to Iommi's diagnosis. The latest spe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2012

    In Memoriam: Megaupload (2005 - 2012)

    Yesterday, one of our favorite file sharing sites was struck by a government takedown around the early portions of the morning. It was swift, it was brutal and it could have been blamed on Kim Kardashian. Losing MegaUpload was a giant blow to musicians who love uploading zip or rar files of thei ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2012

    Bryan Braman Lives Out Metallica's "Seek & Destroy"

    I'll readily be the first to admit it: I'm pessimistic about the Texans chances of winning in the playoffs this weekend. Besides losing three straight games, T.J. Yates, also known as "The Savior" was hurt against the Titans on Sunday, Gary Kubiak has finally come back down to Earth as a coach and W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2010

    The Top 10 Coolest Music-Video Explosions

    ​We like fireworks and explosions, and with July 4th right around the corner, we are sure to get our fill. Things burning or blowing up are pretty cool, except of course if it's your house, car or business. In that case, it's an awful, horrible atrocity and God is a bastard for letting it happen t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2010

    When Keeping It Real Goes Wrong: Metal Edition

    ​Dave Chapelle teaches us that the art of "keeping it real" may sometimes go awry. According to urbandictionary.com, this occurs when "in the act of keeping it real, the outcome is unexpected and usually has a negative effect on the individual who decided to keep it real." Rock stars are not i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2010

    Aftermath: Megadeth And Testament Power-Metal Through Irritating Fans

    Photos by Groovehouse / Click here for a slideshow​Why would you want to piss off Dave Mustaine? The Megadeth front man doesn't seem like the proverbial shrinking violet. He's a pissed-off and generally irritable redhead who sings about crushing people's heads and not taking prisoners. So wh ... More >>

  • Music

    February 19, 2009
  • Blogs

    November 21, 2008

    Aftermath: Metallica at Toyota Center

    Photos by Craig Hlavaty / Click here for more Fandom is a funny thing. It can make the stodgiest businessman a KISS makeup wearing teenager from 1975. It can turn your Mom into a wannabe groupie when she gets a little too close to Steven Tyler. You yourself may wake up one tragic morn and grasp th ... More >>

  • Music

    September 11, 2008
  • Blogs

    January 31, 2008
  • Home Entertainment

    December 13, 2007

    Rock Band

    It's never been easier to start your own (fake) band

  • Music

    February 23, 2006

    Enter Pissman

    A local musician/DJ tries to give a rock star a golden shower

  • Music

    August 18, 2005

    Thor, with Hognose

    Saturday, August 20, at Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh, 713-521-0521.

  • Film

    December 23, 2004

    Fahrenheit 2004

    Remembering the movies that heated up cinemas this year

  • Film

    December 23, 2004

    Leaning Sideways

    In a year when small movies came up big, picking the best was a Payne

  • Music

    December 23, 2004

    Up from the Underworld

    This year, blood-soaked extreme metal took its rightful place in the world of heavy music

  • Year End

    December 23, 2004

    Up from the Underworld

    This year, blood-soaked extreme metal took its rightful place in the world of heavy music

  • Music

    September 23, 2004

    A Thin Line...

    Introducing the most hated men in rock (besides Sting)

  • Film

    July 29, 2004

    Head Trip

    Between hard rock and a safe place, Metallica finds itself

  • Music

    June 19, 2003

    Grumpy Old Men

    Metallica returns with the most anticipated metal album in ages

  • Music

    May 23, 2002
  • Music

    April 11, 2002

    Motivational Motörhead

    Lemmy: Heavy metal's F-bomb-dropping answer to Anthony Robbins

  • Music

    March 28, 2002

    A Piece of the Pie

    Johnny Goudie is delivering pizzas, and he feels fine

  • Music

    July 26, 2001

    Playbill

    The Cult

  • Music

    September 21, 2000

    Goudie

    Peep Show

  • Music

    December 16, 1999

    Rusty

    Remember when Megadeth used to be the fastest, most talented metal band around?

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