Metal

‘A good way of telling people we’re back’: Black Sabbath debuts new song during “CSI” cameo

‘A good way of telling people we’re back’: Black Sabbath debuts new song during “CSI” cameo

Black Sabbath’s cameo last night on “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” included the television debut of “End of the Beginning,” a song from their upcoming reunion disc 13.

Queensryche – Frequency Unknown (2013)

It will come as no surprise to many Queensryche fans that the weakest link in Geoff Tate’s version of the band may be Tate himself.

Forgotten series: Shotgun Messiah – Violent New Breed (1993)

Forgotten series: Shotgun Messiah – Violent New Breed (1993)

In 1993, I had little to no interest in Shotgun Messiah. I considered them one of the also-rans of the late 1980s glam metal scene. Their previous two albums hadn’t connected with me

‘How the mighty have fallen’: Queensyche’s Geoff Tate reacts to vicious fans comments

Merciless abuse continues to be heaped on the current album from Geoff Tate’s Queensryche, as a new video compilation of withering fan insults surfaces — intercut with stunned reactions from Tate himself.

‘I’m excited to be alive’: King’s X drummer Jerry Gaskill roars back after last year’s  health scare

‘I’m excited to be alive’: King’s X drummer Jerry Gaskill roars back after last year’s health scare

As a new King’s X tour heads toward Texas, Jerry Gaskill continues to make a full recovery from last year’s horrifying health scare. He’s even readying a solo studio effort. “Very excited about that,” Gaskill says

Tom Keifer – The Way Life Goes (2013)

Tom Keifer – The Way Life Goes (2013)

A 10-year long journey for Cinderella frontman Tom Keifer came to fruition with the release of his first solo album, The Way Life Goes. A long time in the making, the album is probably the most varied effort of Keifer’s career

Rainbow – Live in Munich 1977 (2013)

Rainbow – Live in Munich 1977 (2013)

If you have any doubt who the greatest singer in the history of metal, heck, maybe in the history of rock ‘n’ roll is, just pop this DVD into your player and fast forward to the second song.

Jeff Hanneman and Slayer, “Raining Blood” (1986): One Track Mind

Aside from the venerable opening riff of Metallica’s “Master of Puppets,” there may be no more recognizable melody in thrash than the main riff of Slayer’s “Raining Blood,” the sort-of title track of their landmark Reign in Blood album.

‘Most artists are dead and gone in three and a half years’: David Lee Roth on his celebrated return to Van Halen

‘Most artists are dead and gone in three and a half years’: David Lee Roth on his celebrated return to Van Halen

David Lee Roth, in his own inimitable way, discusses his blockbuster reunion with Van Halen — comparing it, by turns, to training for a bike race, a game of chess and even a gridiron film.

Forgotten series: Armageddon featuring the Yardbirds’ Keith Relf – Armageddon (1975)

Forgotten series: Armageddon featuring the Yardbirds’ Keith Relf – Armageddon (1975)

Originally released in 1975 on A&M Records, Armageddon proved to be the late great ex-Yardbirds/Renaissance vocalist Keith Relf’s last stand — and he really went out rockin.’ It must have come as a shock to his legacy fans