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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.

Phantom of the Paradise: Brian DePalma’s Horror Rock Musical Turns 40

Phantom of the Paradise: Brian DePalma’s Horror Rock Musical Turns 40

Celebrating a schizoid mashup of comedy, drama, kitsch and romance.

As time goes by, why don’t the fundamental things apply?

As time goes by, why don’t the fundamental things apply?

Mike Tiano laments our sad inattention to the legacy of performers past.

One Track Mind: Dennis DeYoung, “Lorelei” from Music of Styx: Live in Los Angeles (2014)

One Track Mind: Dennis DeYoung, “Lorelei” from Music of Styx: Live in Los Angeles (2014)

Unbent by the years, DeYoung reclaims one of his best early Styx songs.

‘We couldn’t make fun of our music': The Blues Brothers overcame big questions with Briefcase Full of Blues

‘We couldn’t make fun of our music': The Blues Brothers overcame big questions with Briefcase Full of Blues

That tough backing group showed how seriously they took things.

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.

Something Else! sneak peek: Mavis Staples + North Mississippi All-Stars, “I’ve Been Buked” (2014)

Something Else! sneak peek: Mavis Staples + North Mississippi All-Stars, “I’ve Been Buked” (2014)

“Mercy!” Staples crows. “Oooh boy, you’re banging on that guit-fiddle!”

Deep Beatles: “You Can’t Do That” from A Hard Day’s Night (1964)

Deep Beatles: “You Can’t Do That” from A Hard Day’s Night (1964)

It should’ve been in the film; it should’ve been a lead single. What happened?

Randy Bachman – Vinyl Tap Tour: Every Song Tells a Story (2014)

Randy Bachman – Vinyl Tap Tour: Every Song Tells a Story (2014)

This conversational concert recording makes the case for an often-ignored legacy.

Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson – Thick as a Brick: Live in Iceland (2014)

Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson – Thick as a Brick: Live in Iceland (2014)

Whatever the cover says, the star here will always be Gerald Bostock.