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Blood and Thunder: Rampaging Storms of Power

This week in metal features legendaries killing it on the live circuit and a surprising debut from the oft-forgotten world of speed metal.

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Id N’ Ego Killed the Pop Metal Star... and the Alternative Rocker, Too

Grunge didn't kill pop metal, it merely succeeded it as the genre of choice as part of a logical progression. To understand the emergence of alt-rock, we need to examine why the tide turned against a wave of music that had once been so popular.

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Santana and Various Artists: Guitar Heaven

Guitar Heaven: The Greatest Guitar Classics of All Time comes off as a celebrity version of American Idol.

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Pour Some Sugarland on Me: Why Country Music Is the New Classic Rock

Question: Since everyone seems to love the big arena-rock of the '80s, why don't they make records like that anymore? Answer: They do. It's called country music, now.

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Iron Maiden and the New Wave of British Heavy Metal

If you like the metal, then knowing your "nawobbum" is an absolute must.

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Live from Abbey Road - Episode 8

Elbow, MGMT, and Alanis Morissette...

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Def Leppard

On wearing trousers that are tight enough to tell...

Dennis Cook
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Def Leppard: Rock of Ages: The Definitive Collection

A collection of rock tracks so slick and depthless they epitomize the plastic fantastic emotionalism of mega-producer Mutt Lange.

Rob Horning
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