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A layperson takes a stab at music sabermetrics by tracing Metallica's success and failures through these five phases.
04 Nov 2017
Relive highlights of the 2016 Global Citizen Festival including songs Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna, Metallica and Chris Martin & Eddie Vedder.
11 Oct 2016
For a moment, Anathema looked like they would close out the 2015 Roadburn Festival on a completely flat note. Then they pulled off a comeback for the ages.
23 Apr 2015
Lashing out the action, returning the reaction. Weak are ripped and torn away. Hypnotizing power, crushing all that cower. The 158th most acclaimed album of all time is here to stay. A 1986 metal landmark is this week's Counterbalance.
10 Jan 2014
From an odd and tragic childhood, to life as an underground metalhead, to crazy success, James Hetfield has managed a mountain of rage quite well.
17 Nov 2013
Metallica are a lean, mean business machine, still ballsy enough to pull off something as silly as Through the Never but seasoned enough to never let the genre-bending concert film distract from their one true saving grace - their musicianship.
27 Sep 2013
From graphic depictions of violence and death to ominous and grating musical atmospheres, Reed has numerous frightening tunes that can comprise an alternative Halloween soundtrack for those seeking something different from the traditional holiday horror themes.
31 Oct 2012
The Rolling Stones, the Beach Boys, Metallica and other rock groups have been around for decades. What are the keys to their longevity?
20 Jun 2012
Feature length documentary following the trials and tribulations of the Spicer family, as they set out to make Tom a fragile X syndrome sufferer's dream of meeting Metallica’s Lars Ulrich a reality
19 Jun 2012
Career suicide albums fall into two camps: Those that were released ahead of their time, and those that set new standards in awful. The best thing that could be said about the later category is that these albums are oftentimes just as fascinating as an artist’s best work.
03 May 2012
Have you ever been to a concert where the main act brings out a special guest for a song or two, and the connection is so pure that there is a palpable feeling of excitement in the room? Except in brief, fleeting moments, that doesn’t happen on this album.
30 Oct 2011
Master of Puppets not only rocketed Metallica into stardom upon its 1986 release, but it also blew a hole in the industry’s unwritten rule that a band without commercial aspirations could not make it and, as a result, helped undermine music censorship.
20 Sep 2011
Besides writing the harrowing and hilarious drug memoir of his rock life, Paranoid, critic Mick Wall has written biographies on Iron Maiden, Axl Rose, as well as the definitive 2009 Led Zeppelin biography. He talks with PopMatters about his latest book, Enter Night.
28 Aug 2011
While Enter Night is not the tightest rock biography ever penned, Mick Wall’s comprehensive examination of Metallica offers not only the band’s history, but a history of Metal from the late ‘70s to the present.
24 Aug 2011
While Ride the Lightning was Metallica’s first exceptionally accomplished recording, Master of Puppets would swiftly become recognised as their first stone cold masterpiece; their Led Zeppelin II; their Ziggy Stardust; their legacy. There would never be a Metallica album quite like it again.
23 Jun 2011
This year’s list of nominees will be released on Tuesday, September 28th, with over 500 selected industry insiders choosing which five acts will be honored.
27 Sep 2010
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