For nearly 20 years "Thrashin'" Alan Tuggle has been promoting metal on his radio show Hard Time Radio on KNON. It's a position that has also afforded him opportunities to interview idols of the metal scene from Ronnie James Dio to "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott. He's become a fixture in the local music ... More >>
Metal has always had a natural fit with fantastical landscapes that look like they were crafted by the hand of Frank Frazetta. The Fort Worth metal group The Hack and Slashers, however, don't live in a world that looks perfectly suited for a custom painted van in the '80s or the cover of an early R ... More >>
It soars into the air, a sparkling baton for rock singers. It's chrome-plated shaft sears fingertips upon contact. It spins first, then tumbles while singer Ayrn Black of Scorpion Child dances and jams with the solos being played on a Flying V and a Les Paul. He doesn't need the microphone for anoth ... More >>
Step One: Admit the world and worry obliterating limitations of Indie Rock, Top 40 and basically everything else. Boss getting you down? Spouse (or partner) ripping you a new one? Fido pissing in the house? Friend forgetting to pay you the $20 that you loaned him (or her) last Friday night? Is your ... More >>
In the near or not so-near future,when you're lying on your deathbed, you'll reflect on things in your life that you've failed to accomplish: the kiss you never gave, the boss you never slugged and the metal album you never bought because your partner was bitching about the money that you "wasted o ... More >>
Tenacious D, The Sights Palladium Ballroom Friday, July 20 Before starting up their third song of the night, Jack Black commented on where Tenacious D played the last time they were in Dallas: The Bronco Bowl. And since that beloved venue is no more, Black quipped that the Palladium might be no mor ... More >>
As the queue of local artists itching to lay down covers forms to the left, our weekly feature Covering Tracks returns with a live performance from Ryan Adams.The mercurial former frontman of alt-country (remember that?) icons Whiskeytown is certainly known for genre-bending. In his solo career, he' ... More >>
The Misfits' Michale GravesNothing pisses rock fans off worse than the lead singer of their favorite band being replaced. This happens across genres, but it's most common within hard rock -- pop, country and R&B vocalists' departures are usually a precursor to their solo efforts; very rarely ... More >>
Dave Grohl, Slayer's Kerry King and Dio's Simon Wright are among the rock and metal icons that have been confirmed to participate in an upcoming all-star benefit jam at Los Angeles' the Key Club, held in Arlington native and Pantera guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott's honor. The event, called Di ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Monday, May 24, 2010...Nothing says I loved this place like recreated an absolutely disgusting bathroom. We Are Scientists offer up it's advice on how to be an awesome music blogger. Those crazy-ass members of the Westboro Baptist Church are at it again. O ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Monday, May 17, 2010...Inventor of the metal hand sign and metal titan Ronnie James Dio has died. RIP.Even Marilyn Manson gets swept up in the Lost whirlwind...Dave Matthews needs some time off.
This year was such a good one for heavy music, I wound up having to cheat when putting this list together. I just couldn't settle on ten albums that kicked my ass the hardest in 2009; there were dozens of candidates. The best I could do was fourteen, so each of my top four slots are ties. Mastod ... More >>
Friday, February 1, at The Cavern
Thursday, May 3, at Nokia Theatre
The Pick of Destiny (Epic)
Tenacious D gets the band back together and... and... and?
Dios (Malos) (Startime)
Those about to rock should attend the Dallas Guitar Show
Black Sabbath has reunited, but has it cost its members their souls?