In the news today: Beverly Glenn-Copeland, Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, Faith No More, INXS, Lenny Kravitz, Live, Motley Crue, Pearl Jam, Pink Floyd, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Smashing Pumpkins, Soul Asylum, Stone Temple Pilots, Van Halen, Weezer, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Animal Collective, Steel Panther, Zola Jesus, Gorilla Biscuits
Eddie Van Halen was a gifted golden guitar god. His talent - immeasurable. His catalog of music - impeccable. And his legacy will live forever.
A Taste for Mojo. Review by Stacey Zering.
Legendary Rock Photographer Bill O’Leary snapped darn near every band of note in the past forty years. Float down memory lane from Zappa to Alice Cooper.
John 5 and the Creatures give a class in Guitar God 101 at the Social.
Peoria’s power-pop purveyors teleport coast-to-coast on extensive U.S. “Invasion” tour.
I Am Nice (New West Records). Review by James Mann.
A modern-day prog metal onslaught by top-billed Between the Buried and Me delights throngs of Orlando diehards and entertains Christopher Long.
Van Halen, the one fans fell in love with, the one with the diamond frontman who knows how to throw a kick, won a new fan in Jen Cray during an awe-inspiring Orlando show.
One thousand lucky Orlando fans experienced a virtual 3-D all-star rock and roll event sponsored by Jägermeister! Chris Long could’ve used a little more rock and a little less talk.
From their new record to their ever-changing front men to personal musical influences, Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante had a lot to say leading up to his band’s 2010 tour with thrash metal heavyweights Megadeth and Slayer.
Jon Schnepp talks with Ink 19’s Gail Worley about beating the censors, loving the metal, and Metalocalypse – a very metal dream come true – and Antonio Cannobio contributes exclusive Dethklok art (exclusive!). Bang your heads.
By all accounts, Adelitas Way vocalist/songwriter Rick DeJesus should have become a statistic. Ink 19’s Elianne Halbersberg talks with the artist about how music – and VH1 – saved his life.
Albert Mudrian’s Hall of Fame lineup of heavy metal Decibel masterpieces is the stuff of teenage delinquent dreams.
A boy called Girl Talk. A bio-engineering DJ. Rick Astley and Metallica? Gregg Gillis wholly embraces the philosophy of the “mash-up.” Reyan Ali wonders if what Girl Talk does is legal, good for the industry, or can even be considered music. So, he asked Gillis about it, point blank.
Live At Budokan (Epic/Legacy). Review by Scott Adams.
Change! (Hot Topic - Sub City - Hopeless Records). Review by Carl F Gauze.
Christopher Long joined 14,999 other fans at the St. Pete Times Forum for Van Halen’s reunion show – sorta.
Luna Salerno (Self-Released). Review by Sean Slone.
Open Fire (Relapse). Review by Jen Cray.
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