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.
Saturday, April 20, marks this year's Record Store Day, a celebration of independent retailers in which bands offer special releases and fans flock to local record stores to purchase music the old-school way. In celebration of Record Store Day, our writer Chuck Armstrong is sharing his firsthand account of a trip to the Hammer Muzik shop in Instanbul, Turkey, while on vacation there in January of this year.
'The Lords of Salem' is Rob Zombie's masterpiece. It is 101 minutes of pure madness, complimented by killer performances from Sheri Moon Zombie, Judy Geeson and Meg Foster. From the subtle opening scene to the epic finale, film fanatics looking for a unique spin on the classic witch tale are in for a disturbing treat.
On Jan. 30, 2013, history was made for the Swedish hard rock band, Avatar. Filling the basement of New York City's Webster Hall, known as The Studio, Avatar played their first show on US soil since their inception in 2001. Playing a 10-song set, the guys from Sweden set the bar high for their upcoming tour with Sevendust and Lacuna Coil, which kicks off on Feb. 1 in Greenville, S.C.
Metallica have created some of the most critically acclaimed music in the world of rock and metal over the course of three decades. And one of the foundations of their music has been Kirk Hammett's stellar guitar playing. He's behind some of the biggest face-melting tunes in history and he'
A little more than a year ago, Soundgarden played a show at a venue just outside of New York City that has a capacity of well over 15,000, but for the release of their latest album, 'King Animal,' the band decided to get a little more intimate. As part of a string of small-venue shows, Soundgarden celebrated the release of 'King Animal' at New York City's Irving Plaza with a sold-out crowd of just over 1,000 screaming fans on Nov. 13.
In a turn that surprised many fans, it was announced a few weeks ago that Metallica were adding one more show to their 2012 touring itinerary, a schedule that initially ended with the band's performance at Outside Lands in San Francisco. However, the band answered the call to take over Green Day's slot headlining the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience festival, meaning Metallica would give the world one more 2012 show. Last night (Oct. 27), Metallica did just that at City Park in New Orleans.