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Form and Mess – Form and Mess (2014)

Form and Mess – Form and Mess (2014)

Form And Mess thrives on the extreme limits of rock and jazz.

Slash – World on Fire (2014)

Slash – World on Fire (2014)

Though a bit too long, this builds on Slash’s ‘Apocalyptic Love’ successes.

Guitars and Gore: Exploring the Horror Themes in Film and Heavy Metal

Guitars and Gore: Exploring the Horror Themes in Film and Heavy Metal

As we all know, the Devil gets the best tunes — and scripts.

‘Time is a great healer': Ian Gillan makes emotional return to site of new Armenian music school

‘Time is a great healer': Ian Gillan makes emotional return to site of new Armenian music school

Gillan has worked on behalf of the country since a devastating 1988 earthquake.

Gimme Five: 1980s ‘Hair Ballads’ That Don’t, You Know, Suck

Gimme Five: 1980s ‘Hair Ballads’ That Don’t, You Know, Suck

I bristle when folks dismiss everything from this era as garbage.

Something Else! sneak peek: Exodus featuring Kirk Hammett, “Salt the Wound” (2014)

Something Else! sneak peek: Exodus featuring Kirk Hammett, “Salt the Wound” (2014)

Even without Hammett, this would have been solid, if unspectacular.

Queen – Live at the Rainbow ’74 (2014)

Queen – Live at the Rainbow ’74 (2014)

Edgy and raw, as bracing as any live Queen performance ever released.

‘Sometimes people get divorced': Eric Singer on wearing the classic Kiss makeup

‘Sometimes people get divorced': Eric Singer on wearing the classic Kiss makeup

Eric Singer also notes that the current lineup has lasted longer than any other.

Dead Neanderthals – Prime (2014)

Dead Neanderthals – Prime (2014)

A wake-up call to anyone who thought free jazz was a dying art.

Dead Earth Politics – The Queen of Steel EP (2014)

Dead Earth Politics – The Queen of Steel EP (2014)

They had me at “Redneck Dragonslayer.”