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Print Music Features

Nick Didkovsky’s Residency Mounts Elite Music And Obscure Alice Cooper Cuts

Hitmaker Nile Rodgers Goes D.I.Y. with the FreakOut! Let’s Dance Festival

Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe Shares His Photos in “Show Me What You’re Made Of

The 60 Best Songs Ever Written About New York City (contributor)

Testament’s Alex Skolnick Went From Geek to Guitar God

THOR: The House That Rock Built

Music Interviews

John Dyer Baizley on Baroness’ Purple and the Trauma Behind It: “I’ll Be Suffering From It For the Rest of My Life”

Sawyer Fredericks on Shyness, Dark Songs, and Life After The Voice

The Sword Dish Out Road Wisdom: Drink Hotel Coffee, Order Your Synth on eBay

Alice Cooper Bandmates Reflect on “Pretties for You” and Kachina the Snake

The Zombies “Still Got That Hunger” for NYC in the Sixties

Metal Allegiance: What Happens When “Three Famous Musicians and a Nobody” Get in a Room?

Bikini Kill Discuss the Re-Issue of Their First Album & Feminism in the Cyber Age

Scorpions’ Rudolf Schenker Reflects on 50 Years of Rock

Nile Rodgers on New CHIC Songs and Keeping at It: “Nobody Would Ask Eric Clapton to Stop Playing the Blues”

The Mavericks Live Up to Their Name: “We’re Too Country for Miami, Too Cuban for Nashville”

King Diamond: Your Friendly, Cat-Loving Neighborhood Satanist

Mastodon’s Brann Dailor Remembers His New York City Youth

Sex, Knives and Veganism: Ten Things You Didn’t Know About Doyle From the Misfits

Reba McEntire’s Got a Hungry Heart on Love Somebody

For Amanda Palmer, Her Return to Music Is Like “Getting in Bed with an Old Lover”

Behemoth’s Nergal: Taking a Page from His Satanic Bible

GWAR Love New York City, Still Want to Kill All the Humans

Alex Skolnick’s Planetary Coalition Breaks All the Rules

Let Brooklyn’s Mortals Punish You

OG Feminist Rockers Frightwig Still Blazing a Trail

Grim Reaper’s Steve Grimmett Loved the Beavis & Butt-head Spoofs

Alice Cooper: Now, “You Can’t Shock an Audience”

How Facing Manslaughter Charges Saved Randy Blythe of Lamb of God’s Life (Interview with filmmaker Don Argott and Randy Blythe)

Luc Lemay of Gorguts Talks Tibet and Intellectual Death Metal

Nile Rodgers Explains the “Deep Hidden Meaning” of “Get Lucky”

Cannibal Corpse’s Alex Webster and the Architecture of Horror Music

Raven’s John Gallagher Once Locked Lars Ulrich In a Bathroom

Torche Are Happy, Think Nickelback Are Garbage

Meshuggah’s Mårten Hagström on Performing Sans Vocalist, Being “Harm-Friendly” Psychedelic

Why French Death Metal Band Gojira Don’t Sing About Death

Thinning the Herd’s Gavin Spielman Speaks About the Death of Their Drummer Rick Cimato

Brooklyn Metal Bar Saint Vitus Bar Just Launched A New Record Label Because HELL YEAH!

Exclusive Interview: Dethklok’s Skwisgaar Skwigelf Makes Fake Boobs Explode

Royal Thunder’s MLNY Parsons Kicks Ass, Drives a Haunted Van

Lamb of God Discusses Life After Manslaughter Charges, and the OG LoG

“You Don’t Need A College Degree To Rock” and Other Words of Wisdom From Teenage Thrash Band ShitKill

Soundtrack for a Hurricane: DIY Band Meek Is Murder Says “The Meek Will Not Inherit the Earth.”

Paul Stanley On Rock and Rolling All Night and Partying Every Day (reblogged from LA Weekly)

The Very Busy Phil Anselmo Talks Beatles And Blues Before Show At Best Buy Theater

Saint Vitus the Band Talk About Playing Saint Vitus the Venue

Other Music Blog Posts

The 5 Most Interesting Metal Albums of 2015, Unranked

The 17 Hottest Heavy Metal Hot Sauces

Tony Bennett and Lady GaGa Breathe New Life Into Old New York

Here’s How Alice Cooper Came Up with His Iconic Look (excerpt from Dennis Dunaway memoir)

San Fermin Establishes “Next Big Thing” Status on Their Home Turf in Brooklyn

Hull Say Goodbye to Brooklyn Metal with Heavy, Heartfelt Final Concert

The 10 Best Metal Albums of 2014: Our List Goes to 11

Father/Son NYC Grindcore Band Vomit Fist’s New Video is 48 Seconds of Blood and Puke

Heavy Metal Spin Class Is a Thing

Eight (More) 2013 Metal Albums That Deserve Your Attention

This Is What An Exclusive Album Listening Party With Dream Theater Looks Like

Alice Cooper – Beacon Theatre – 7/18/13

A Track-By-Track Analysis of Black Sabbath’s New Album 13

The Best Bands Featuring the Album Art of John Dyer Baizley

Escape – Saint Vitus – 4/29/13

Raven – Saint Vitus – 4/21/13

Absu – Saint Vitus – 4/11/13

What Makes NYC Metal?

Suffocation (And a Guy with a Chainsaw) – Saint Vitus – 4/5/13

The Best Metal Shows in NYC This Month (A/K/A Extended Saint Vitus Listings)

The Mavericks – Bowery Ballroom – 2/25/13

Graveyard – Bowery Ballroom – 1/25/13

These Artists Should Sell Coffins As Merch

Dethklok – Roseland Ballroom – 11/14/12

The Ten Best Metal Albums of 2012

High on Fire – Bowery Ballroom & Music Hall of Williamsburg – 11/30 & 12/1

Live: Corrosion of Conformity’s Show Stolen By Royal Thunder

Live: Witch Mountain Bring A Little Too Much Polish To Saint Vitus

Lasers, Inquisition, And A Cameo By The Wanted: The 10 Most Metal Moments of Saint Vitus’s One-Year Anniversary Week

PazzNJop Ballots

New York PazzNJop Critics (2012)

New York PazzNJop Critics (2011)

New York PazzNJop Critics (2009)

New York PazzNJop Critics (2008)

Theatre Reviews

The Awake: Three Engaging Stories Collide in Ken Urban’s Drama

Fringe Marathon: The Spider Tops Our Roundup of 10 Shows

Game Play: Celebrating Video Games Onstage

Portrait of the Artist as a Young Woman in Sontag: Reborn