Your daily dose of national music news for Thursday, January 29, 2009... Lynyrd Skynyrd's keyboardist, Billy Powell, died at his Florida home at the age of 56. It looks like the Joaquin Phoenix "rap career" could possibly be a hoax after all. I really hope it is because, well,  ... More >>
Noise is not for everybody. Some people hear a jackhammer on the street corner and promptly cover their ears; others hear a subsonic melody and random harmonic movement in the staccato repetition of mechanized machinery. “Industrial music” is the umbrella term used to describe artists who e ... More >>
Mastodon lives up to the legacy of bands with prehistoric monikers
You wanted the best — you get the best: Guitar Hero III
Slayer's leader talks spirituality, slaughterhouses and Simon
DFW is the epicenter of metal nostalgia—at least this week
This Tuesday, Satan's gaping black mouth shall spit forth...the new Ice Cube CD
A prayer journal reveals life on the other side of Korn
Rigor Mortis were once "Condemned to Hell"--and irrelevance--but the Dallas metal legends have risen
Suspended Animation (Ipecac)
Not Really (Muggy Water Records)
Friday, January 21, at Double Wide
Slayer forgoes the usual midlife crisis. Who needs fast cars when you have speed metal?
You voted. We counted. It's your favorite local acts, amplified.
Metallica returns with the most anticipated metal album in ages
Don't like where Sonic Youth is going? Wait. They'll be back.
To Lamb of God, the New American Gospel is "pure American metal"
Ramones Around the World
Nile is the sole practitioner of "Ithyphallic Metal." Grab a dictionary.
Atom & His Package
Platinum records reward workaholic Cypress Hill producer Muggs
Cave-In finds Rock and Roll on Jupiter and brings it back to Earth
Limp Bizkit are the new kings of rock. Why?
It's Hard to Swallow, but Vanilla Ice goes...metal?
Guitarist Patrick Owen's career is in the toilet--and he couldn't be happier