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One Track Mind: Metallica, “Escape” (1984)

The decision to play 1984’s Ride the Lightning in its entirety last weekend for their inaugural Orion Music and More Festival brought a historic moment for Metallica. It intrigued me so much that I tuned in to Fuse TV’s live stream

Something Else! sneak peek: Testament, “True American Hate” (2012)

While most of the thrash bands of the 1980s have gone through identity crises since that decade ended, few of them have come out of that period as strong as Testament.

Half Notes: The Offspring – Days Go By (2012)

I haven’t thought about The Offspring in quite a few years, but when their latest record landed on my desk this week, I had to give it a try for old times’ sake.

‘We made a nice team’: Steve Lukather will rejoin Joe Satriani for G3 show in October

Toto co-founder Steve Lukather will hit the stage with Joe Satriani for an October 23, 2012 concert in Mexico City, his second stint as part of the ongoing G3 shows. The date will also include Dream Theater’s John Petrucci.

One Track Mind: Mother's Finest, “Like a Negro” (1992)

I hadn’t thought about this song in years, but as I was writing another piece, I stumbled across a 2010 cover of it by Jackyl and Darryl McDaniels of Run-D.M.C.

Guilty pleasures: Jackyl – Jackyl (1992)

When Jackyl’s self-titled debut came out, I absolutely hated it. I was in the waning days of my “more notes=better music” listening phase.

Metallica's Kirk Hammett explores collection of horror memorabilia in first book

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett will publish his first book, Too Much Horror Business: The Kirk Hammett Collection, documenting his love of all things horror

One Track Mind: Jorn, “Ride Like the Wind” (2012)

Who could have guessed that a Christopher Cross song would have so much traction in the metal world? This is at least the third heavy cover of the song

'A no-fly zone over the amphitheaters': Paul Stanley previews upcoming Kiss tour

Paul Stanley knows just what fans expect from a Kiss concert, after decades of explosions and ear-splitting rock. That’s why they’ll be upping the ante on an upcoming tour with Motley Crue.

Is Van Halen set for an appearance at this year's Super Bowl halftime show?

When Eddie Van Halen, discussing the reunited Van Halen’s return to the road, mentioning possibly doing “something special” as part of the tour — without specifying just what — well, the rumor mill began to whir. One hot topic: The Super Bowl.