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Chuck Armstrong

For as long as he can remember, Chuck has been crazy about rock and roll. His first concert was Def Leppard at the age of 6 - and the rest, as they say, is history. He's been on-air for one of the biggest rock radio stations in the country (you can call him F 'Em Up Chuck) and now he's enjoying life living in New York City. Keep on rockin' in the free world!

Detroit Punk Band Death Rock New York City, Unveil Brand New Music

Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire
Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

Before the metal band out of Florida known as Death, there was a proto-punk band out of Detroit known as Death. In the 1970s, three brothers who were playing a mixture of funk, rock and soul in their parents' house in Detroit, decided to up the ante with their music and focused on creating pure, raw rock and roll. Part of this shift in focus included changing their name to the controversial Death.

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Filed Under: Category: Concerts, Rock

Zakk Wylde Teams Up With Les Paul Trio for Memorable Gig in New York City

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

On Monday night (June 10) at the Iridium Jazz Club in New York City, Zakk Wylde invited fans to what was sure to be a unique show. Before his death, the one and only Les Paul played at the Iridium every Monday night with the Les Paul Trio. Posthumously, the tradition lives on, but where Les Paul once played, guitar greats are invited to help honor him. Wylde's presence onstage with the Trio proved even more exciting as it was the day after what would have been Les Paul's 98th birthday.

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Queens of the Stone Age Rock ‘…Like Clockwork’ in Its Entirety at Brooklyn Show

Queens of the Stone Age at The Brooklyn Masonic Temple
Chuck Armstrong, Loudwire

Three days after the release of their sixth studio album, Queens of the Stone Age played  '...Like Clockwork' in its entirety to a sold-out crowd at the Brooklyn Masonic Temple. As an album that has received high critical praise, it was a chance of a lifetime for 1,200 screaming fans to see QOTSA tear through brand new materi

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Filed Under: Category: Concerts, Reviews, Rock

10 Reasons Not To Be Mad at Metallica’s ‘St. Anger’

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June 5, 2013 marks the 10th anniversary of the release of Metallica's most controversial album, 'St. Anger.' The album is controversial not because of its lyrical content, but because of the direction the band went with it. Ringing snare drums, no guitar solos and filthy dirty guitar riffs all combine to make a 'Tallica album like none other.

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Authors Jon Wiederhorn + Katherine Turman Discuss New Book ‘Louder Than Hell’

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

'Louder Than Hell: The Definitive Oral History of Metal' hit bookstores on May 14, 2013. Written by longtime music journalists Jon Wiederhorn and Katherine Turman, 'Louder Than Hell' takes readers on a historical journey of one of our favorite genres in a unique way: Rather than Wiederhorn and Turman writing a standard narrative, they let those who experienced the stories tell them first-hand.

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Newsted Rock New York City Fans With New Songs and a Metallica Classic

Jason Newsted - New York City
Chuck Armstrong, Loudwire

There was no shortage of Metallica t-shirts at New York City's Highline Ballroom last night (May 21) as the band's former bassist Jason Newsted made a stop in the Big Apple with his latest project, the aptly titled Newsted. From debuting brand new music to playing some fan favorites, Newsted rocked the city and set high expectations for his band's first studio album, set to be released sometime this fall.

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Red Line Chemistry, ‘Tug of War’ – Album Review

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With their third studio album, 'Tug of War,' Red Line Chemistry have truly hit their stride. While there was nothing wrong with their previous releases -- in fact, fans got some killer songs like 'Dumb Luck' and 'Ultragigantor' from them -- this new disc takes the band to the next level.

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Filed Under: Category: Album Reviews, Rock

Alice in Chains, Papa Roach, Volbeat, Halestorm + More Invade Kansas City’s Rockfest 2013

Loudwire
Loudwire

On May 11, 2013, Kansas City opened its arms to the 21st edition of Rockfest, the biggest one-day music festival in the country. With 15 bands playing two stages over the course of nearly 12 hours, there was no shortage of pounding rock a

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Rob Zombie, ‘Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor’ – Album Review

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Rob Zombie has been making music as a solo artist for nearly 15 years. In 1998, he bounced back from the break-up of White Zombie with 'Hellbilly Deluxe,' and he hasn't slowed down since. Arguably his best album since his debut masterpiece, Zombie's fifth studio album, 'Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor,' is a non-stop thrill ride of freakin' fun rock 'n' roll.

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Filed Under: Category: Album Reviews, Metal, Reviews, Rock

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