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Dimebag Darrell (1966-2004) An Appreciation

Dimebag Darrell (1966-2004) An Appreciation

I’m not one to get overly emotional about a celebrity’s death, even one whose work touched me. Dimebag Darrell was different.

AC/DC – Rock or Bust (2014)

AC/DC – Rock or Bust (2014)

If AC/DC’s ‘Rock or Bust’ ends up being the final album in the history of classic rock, well, that’s probably OK.

Sanctuary – The Year the Sun Died (2014)

Sanctuary – The Year the Sun Died (2014)

If there’s a balm for fans to ease the breakup/hiatus of Nevermore, it has to be this: The first new music from Sanctuary since 1989.

Black Crown Initiate – The Wreckage of Stars (2014)

Black Crown Initiate – The Wreckage of Stars (2014)

Oftentimes, bands that have a little buzz don’t live up to it. Black Crown Initiate actually deserves the hype.

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.

‘There’s been a lot of support': Sammy Hagar drummer David Lauser on his wife’s brave cancer fight

‘There’s been a lot of support': Sammy Hagar drummer David Lauser on his wife’s brave cancer fight

David Lauser’s partnership with Sammy Hagar stretches back to his pre-Van Halen solo albums. He also helped Lauser find his wife Liza, who was managing Hagar’s web site.

‘It just felt weird': Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi on his brief stint in Jethro Tull

‘It just felt weird': Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi on his brief stint in Jethro Tull

Tony Iommi remembers the moment when he had to decide between his then-new group Black Sabbath and taking over as guitarist in Jethro Tull.

‘We couldn’t be here today with them': Paul Stanley brushes aside larger Kiss reunion

‘We couldn’t be here today with them': Paul Stanley brushes aside larger Kiss reunion

Kiss appears set for some sort of appearance featuring its original lineup as part of this year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction. But Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons aren’t considering any larger-scale reunion.

Gimme Five: Worst-ever Original Lineup Kiss Songs

Gimme Five: Worst-ever Original Lineup Kiss Songs

Their recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction has a lot of fans romanticizing Kiss’ original lineup. It wasn’t all “Deuce” and “God of Thunder,” however.

Fred Phillips’ Best of 2013 (Metal and Hard Rock): Amon Amarth, Tom Keifer, Black Sabbath, Carcass

Fred Phillips’ Best of 2013 (Metal and Hard Rock): Amon Amarth, Tom Keifer, Black Sabbath, Carcass

Any time my year-end list starts with more than 20 candidates, it’s been a pretty metal year for me. That was the case for 2013