It was another good week for heavy music, with pioneers of two different metal genres landing in the top 10 of the Billboard 200. Dream Theater's self-titled album cracks the chart at No. 7, while Metallica's 'Through the Never' soundtrack debuts at No. 9. Additionally, 'Dream Theater' grabbed the No. 1 spot on the Hard Rock Albums chart.
Are you an indie-loving hipster scared of listening to something manly? Are you curious about making the jump from flower-sniffing, ironic mustache wearing, jingle-jangle ditties to music with actual testosterone? Jimmy Fallon and the Avett Brothers have you covered.
Metallica and Lou Reed's infamous 'Lulu' album will likely go down as one of the most universally panned releases ever. However, the rabid vitriol aimed at Metallica and Lou Reed in response to the album hasn't stopped Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett from being proud of the disc. In fact, Hammett calls 'Lulu' "some of the best stuff we've ever done" in a new interview.
If you had to guess, which country do you think would have the most metal politician? Could it be England, arguably the birthplace of heavy metal? Nope. The musically rich countries of Sweden or Norway? Wrong. How about the good ol' USA? Not even close. The answer is Indonesia, with its current Governor of Jakarta, Joko Widodo.
In this matchup, we have two proficient bassists who interject melody with their rhythm-oriented bands. One helped give depth to his band's music, while the other compliments the progressive nature of his band.
Between July 28 and Aug. 11, 2012, Metallica played eight shows at the Sports Palace in Mexico City. Not only did those concerts introduce a colossal stage setup that featured 1 million LEDs, live electricity onstage and a massive Lady Justice, they served as the warm-up gigs for the Canada shows that were ultimately filmed for the new 3D movie 'Metallica Through the Never.'
Regardless of how many times you have seen Metallica live, or if you've never been fortunate enough to catch them in concert, if you're a fan of the band, you'll want to see 'Metallica Through The Never.' The film is a 92-minute opus that will likely leave theatergoers speechless when the end credits roll.