Metal

Body Count – Manslaughter (2014)

This long-awaited follow up is, in some ways, superior to their debut album.

One Track Mind: Alestorm, “Drink” from Sunset on the Golden Age (2014)

Will Alestorm’s pirate metal schtick ever get old? Man, I hope not.

One Track Mind: Ted Nugent [featuring Sammy Hagar], “She’s Gone” from Shut Up and Jam! (2014)

This gives me hope Uncle Nuge might just take the advice his album title offers.

Movies: Lillian Axe – One Night in the Temple (2014)

Movies: Lillian Axe – One Night in the Temple (2014)

Lillian Axe proves once again that they’re one of the most underrated hard rock acts out there.

One Track Mind: Body Count, “Talk Sh*t, Get Shot” from Manslaughter (2014)

There’s little, if any, redeeming value to the message. And yet I can’t get the song out of my head.

Down – Down IV: Part II (2014)

Down might be headed toward that rarest of beasts – an outstanding double album.

‘Lo and behold, there it was': Happenstance played role in upcoming Led Zeppelin reissue

‘Lo and behold, there it was': Happenstance played role in upcoming Led Zeppelin reissue

As Jimmy Page went through Led Zeppelin’s archival material, he discovered a problem.

‘The next one will be much more guitar-driven': Kiss’ Paul Stanley eyes solo follow up to Live to Win

‘The next one will be much more guitar-driven': Kiss’ Paul Stanley eyes solo follow up to Live to Win

Stanley actually toured his most recent solo album with the house band from CBS’s ‘Rock Star.’

Anti-Mortem – New Southern (2014)

In this day and age, pure old-fashioned hard rock seems to be a dying art. Not here.

‘I thought I was blind': Ace Frehley discusses legendary mishaps with his Kiss makeup

‘I thought I was blind': Ace Frehley discusses legendary mishaps with his Kiss makeup

Did an attempt to turn his hair silver for Kiss’ debut album have disastrous results?