Reality shows and social media over the last 20 years have obviously altered the landscape of pop culture and entertainment. Those two mediums have also had an enormous effect on the musical evolution of drummer Keith Reber. Back in 2004, he had his first taste of fame as a bassist in the metal band ... More >>
When Snoop Dogg was issued a citation for marijuana possession at a border checkpoint outside El Paso last week, the world reacted with shock and disbelief. We had no idea this beacon of sobriety -- the same guy who penned "Smoke Weed Everyday" - could act so out of character. Of course, Texas is f ... More >>
Welcome to Local Music 'Mericans, where we get to know the people more behind the scenes in Dallas/Fort Worth local music. Tom Morningstar's art can be seen adorning the walls of a few Gaston-area spots of Deep Ellum: The Elbow Room, Big-E's Convenience Store (killers tacos there, by the way), ... 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 >>
Animal psychic Sonya Fitzpatrick hears voices, the dog and cat kind.
Ozzy Osbourne, SlashAmerican Airlines CenterJanuary 20, 2011Better than: a stirring competition of Rock Band.Roger CaldwellOzzy Osbourne's a sweetheart, really. For more pictures from this performance, check the slideshow. The greatest trick the Prince of Darkness ever pulled was convincing the w ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Tuesday, September 21, 2010...Les Claypool and Primus are readying their first new album in 11 years.Vince Neil wants the world to know he thinks Sharon Osbourne is the most "evil, shittiest person" on Earth. Point taken.If Bono has learned anything from wo ... More >>
In a year that saw Ozzy, the Jonases and The New York Times storm through North Texas, which area music stories will go down as the most important of 2008?
Vinnie Paul celebrating something completely unrelated to this post during last weekend's Ozzfest ordeal in Frisco. (Roger Caldwell) Don't know how we missed this one--OK, being out of town on vacation probably has a lot to do with it--but, on Friday, Billboard reported that Sharon Osbourne thought ... More >>
Or: how I learned to stop worrying and love Ozzfest
After years of touring the nation, Ozzfest 2008 finds a home in Dallas' suburbs
Can the city withstand being the focus of speculation by thousands of metalheads?
Your Ozzfest 2008 poster. ...is that your fans get really uppity and ungrateful. The backlash has already begun on Ozzfest--or so it would appear in the comments section of the Ozzfest blog where the one-day Dallas show was announced. It ain't pretty, folks. There's a lot of "Fuck Dallas," "Fuck ... More >>
HPHS's Stark Sands, up for a Tony this weekend Our Elaine Liner will report back shortly from the press conference announcing the debut of Kevin Moriarty as the Dallas Theater Center's new artistic director. Till then, feel free to read today's New York Sun profile of Stark Sands, the Highland Park ... More >>
Battling for Ozzfest, rockin' for the girls, and some jolly Christmas-song trivia
Being part of a reality show can make a band's career. It can alsobreak it.
I coulda sworn I was there when they turned on the TV
In David Brent's The Office, it's better to be popular than competent
Plus: Man Crush; I Already Miss the Sumbitch
Kelly Osbourne would like everyone to just Shut Up
Never mind the bleeps, here comes The Osbournes
But just think, no one hates TV more than Trent Lott
Drowning Pool loses a singer, Dallas loses a star
The Osbourne Family Album (Epic)
For the Deep Ellum Film Festival, the third time's the charm
It's about the artists, not the stars at the 31st annual USA Film Festival
The center of the musical universe, Austin welcomes the beautiful and the ugly
Black Sabbath has reunited, but has it cost its members their souls?