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Iron Maiden

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    October 24, 2014

    Meet Michael Amott, Slash and the Rest of the Denver Zoo's Rock and Roll Flamingos

    It's not every day you get to brush feathers with rock and roll legends like Ace Frehley and Slash, but in Denver, all it takes is a visit to the zoo. Brittney Weaver started working at the Denver Zoo about six years ago. She also happens to be a big music fan, regularly attending heavy metal and r ... More >>

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    June 27, 2014

    Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson is wrong about punk

    Bruce Dickinson rules. He's the greatest singer for one of the greatest bands of all time, Iron Maiden. But recently, he unleashed some pretty charged words in an interview with The Guardian. In addition to dropping one of the most incredible quotations ever, "fame is the excrement of creativity," h ... More >>

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    August 5, 2013

    The ten best metal reunion/revitalization efforts

    When musicians reconvene, it can often be as unpredictable as a high school reunion, but at least when band dudes get back together or merely rediscover their original inspiration, it's something to look forward to rather than dread. Keep reading for a rundown of the ten best metal reunion/rivitaliz ... More >>

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    July 16, 2013

    The ten best pioneering metal frontmen

    Along with a killer set of pipes, the best frontmen can stand at his pulpit on stage and engage with the crowds and rage while conducting the flow of the show. Decisive, commanding and blunt, these men are the alpha males of alpha males, the kings of kingpins, and like Conquistadors, they take what ... More >>

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    June 12, 2013

    The ten most disappointing metal albums

    In the darkest recesses of the metal world, truly shitty albums lurk. Now, these albums aren't necessarily 100 percent shitty (there may still be some redeeming music to be found), but they are certainly incredibly disappointing, particularly given the otherwise worthiness of their creators. Plug yo ... More >>

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    May 30, 2013

    The ten geekiest metal bands

    Geeks love metal more than the computers on which they listen to it. They yearn for heavy metal that was forged by Orcs in the mountains of Mordor, smuggled halfway across the universe on Serenity and then discovered by Silver Surfer while scouting for delicious planets. These bands aren't necessari ... More >>

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    May 10, 2013

    Win tickets to Dillinger Escape Plan at the Fox

    The Dillinger Escape Plan is playing at the Fox Theatre this Tuesday, May 14. We've got a couple pairs of tickets if you and a guest would like to be our guests. FYI: These are hard tickets, so you'll need to stop by our offices on Tuesday afternoon to pick them up. Continue on for details on how to ... More >>

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    March 21, 2013

    Tom Hunting of Exodus on how building a song is like building the best sandwich possible

    Exodus was founded in 1980 by a group of high school friends that included a pre-Metallica Kirk Hammett and Tom Hunting, the sole remaining original member of the act. The classic line-up also featured Paul Baloff on vocals and Gary Holt, who moved over to guitar when Kirk joined Metallica, just pri ... More >>

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    November 3, 2012

    Hell's Belles, with Dirty Femmes and MF Ruckus, at Oriental Theater, 11/2/12

    THE DIRTY FEMMES AND HELL'S BELLES @ ORIENTAL THEATER | 11.02.12 Last night the Oriental was invaded by a sentimental army of superfans, with performer and audience meeting on an equal plain of adoration for music that was at least two decades old. Jen Korte's Violent Femmes tribute band, the Dirty ... More >>

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    October 30, 2012

    The 25 creepiest metal album covers

    Halloween is the time where it's acceptable to wallow in the creepy, the crawly, the dark, and the macabre. Sounds like the themes of heavy metal, year-round! Here then, are those most spine-tingliest metal album covers, for your All Hallow's Eve viewing pleasure. Step inside... See also: - The 25 ... More >>

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    September 25, 2012

    Photos: Denver's twenty best rock fists

    It is a truth universally acknowledged that there's no better way to measure stokedness than the rock fist. Three upturned fingers and an angry grin are all you need to indicate your appreciation for a rowdy show -- and Denver has a lot of those. Looking back through our slide shows of Denver's best ... More >>

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    August 29, 2012

    The 25 most badass local metal album covers

    The most lamentable byproduct of the digital era isn't the decline of record sales -- although that sucks, too -- but the fact that we're missing out on so much sweet cover art. It was bad enough when albums gave way to cassettes back in the '70s and the canvas shrunk to a fraction of its previous s ... More >>

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    August 27, 2012

    The five most listened-to songs and albums of the week, August 20 through August 27

    Well, lookie here. What you do know? It's the return of Heavy Rotation. Longtime readers of Backbeat will remember this feature as one in which we shared our weekly listening habits in hopes of giving you some insight into our individual sensibilities. It's been dormant for a while, but starting tod ... More >>

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    August 14, 2012

    Iron Maiden at Comfort Dental, 8/13/12

    IRON MAIDEN @ COMFORT DENTAL AMPHITHEATRE | 8/13/12 See also: - The 25 Coolest Iron Maiden T-shirts we saw last night at Comfort Dental - The six best quotes from Iron Maiden's show last night at Comfort Dental - Slide show: Iron Maiden at Comfort Dental The word "epic" gets bandied about too oft ... More >>

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    August 14, 2012

    The 25 coolest Iron Maiden T-shirts we saw last night at Comfort Dental Amphitheatre

    See also: - Review: Iron Maiden at Comfort Dental Amphitheatre, 8/13/12

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    August 14, 2012

    The six best quotes from Iron Maiden's show last night at Comfort Dental Amphitheatre

    See also: - The 25 coolest Iron Maiden T-Shirts and fans we saw last night at Comfort Dental - Review: Iron Maiden at Comfort Dental Amphitheatre, 8/13/12 - Slideshow: Iron Maiden at Comfort Dental Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson is generally pretty talkative on stage, and last night was no ex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2012

    Ministry guitarist Mike Scaccia on Rigor Mortis, Psalm 69 and his friendship with Al Jourgensen

    See Also: Ministry's Al Jourgensen on his ties to Colorado: living in Breckenridge, attending Greeley High School and his ill-fated attempt at a rodeo career Ministry (due Sunday, June 17, at the Ogden Theatre) got its start when Al Jourgensen moved from Colorado to Chicago, where the Wax Trax labe ... More >>

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    May 2, 2012

    Photos: These Capitol Hill characters go bump in the night

    When the sun goes down, nocturnal Denverites emerge and turn up their style swagger. Take a look at this week's trendsetters and rule-breakers -- caught in their natural environs of East 13th Avenue.

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    April 12, 2012
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    February 25, 2012

    Jon Schaffer of Iced Earth: "The chemistry in the band is better than it's ever been"

    Iced Earth (due tonight at Summit Music Hall) came out of the rich heavy metal scene in Tampa Bay, Florida in the late '80s. At a time when melodic heavy metal, especially the glam variety, was on the wane, Iced Earth came in with the wave of metal that produced a melodic speed metal as well as the ... More >>

  • Music

    February 10, 2011

    3 Inches of Blood

    Friday, February 11, Marquis Theater, 866-468-7621.

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    February 10, 2011
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    December 14, 2010

    The 20 bands that inspire tattoos like no other

    An average Misfits fan.​Personally, it's been the "One Bad Album" rule. That's all it takes for a band's musical reputation to be asterisked forever, which makes getting a tattoo of that band, well, risky. You have to wonder how often thirty-somethings across the land hear "Nice Chi' Pep's tat ... More >>

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    November 22, 2010

    What the riders were jammin' at the Backyard Bang

    Britt ChesterBackyard Bangers​This past Saturday, we stopped by the Backyard Bang, which stretched between Lincoln and Sherman on 12th. We noticed the riders all had headphones in, so being all about the music, we asked them what they were listening to during their respective drops, rail slide ... More >>

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    August 23, 2010

    Iron Maiden, Arcade Fire top sellers at local stores

    ​ Final Frontier, Iron Maiden's fifteenth studio effort and first album in four years, debuted at second spot at Albums on the Hill and came in third at Independent Records. Arcade Fire's latest effort, The Suburbs, is still performing well and took the top slot at Albums on the Hill for the w ... More >>

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    June 10, 2010

    Iron Maiden

    Monday, June 14, Comfort Dental Amphitheatre, 303-830-8497.

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    March 16, 2010

    This Just In: Lady Gaga, Kings of Leon, Iron Maiden shows announced

    ​What a difference a year makes. The last time Lady Gaga was in town she played the Gothic. When she comes back to town on Friday, July 28, she'll be headlining the Pepsi Center. No word yet on when tickets when go on sale, but when they do, they'll run $49.50-$175. Kings of Leon kicks off i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2009

    And the winners of the Tauntaun tickets are...

    ​All right, the Tauntaun contest is over. Today's Friday, and we've picked the winners as promised. Thanks to everyone who entered. It was genuinely surprising to see how much everyone knows about Tauntaun, about the members past history, ie., what bands they've all played in (Sleeper Horse, Grace ... More >>

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    August 13, 2009
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    August 12, 2009

    The band retains the name

    ​In the world of heavy metal, lead singers are as indispensible as riffs and distortion--that is, except for when they get used up and thrown away like yesterday's drumsticks. While frontmen are the face and voice of many bands, they seem particularly prone to quitting, dying or getting fired, lea ... More >>

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    July 30, 2009

    To Shred or Not to Shred

    Headbangers meet Shakespeare in a culture clash for the ages.

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    June 15, 2009

    Westword Music Showcase reviewed: Broadways

    Aaron ThackerayHavok led things off at Broadways. See more photos from Broadways at westword.com/slideshow. Havok, 12 p.m. This four-piece band sounded like classic Bay Area thrash, stuff reminiscent of Testament and Exodus with a splash of Anthrax. The guitar work owed a clear debt to a death met ... More >>

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    July 24, 2008

    Live Review: The Palsies with Aesthetic Anasthetic, The Copyrights and Cicadia

    The Palsies, Aesthetic Anasthetic, The Copyrights, Cicadia Wednesday, July 23, 2008, 3 Kings Tavern Better than: Talking to a schizophrenic on Broadway. Quite a strange selection of music to be had at 3 Kings this evening. First, the club itself definitely lends itself to some loud rock and roll. W ... More >>

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    June 5, 2008
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    March 6, 2008

    Sworn Enemy

    Thursday, March 6, Marquis Theater, 1-866-468-7621.

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    February 28, 2008

    Bullet for My Valentine Takes Aim

    Are these guys the new face of British metal?

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    February 27, 2008

    Q&A With Matt Tuck of Bullet For My Valentine

    In the States, the music of Bullet For My Valentine – the subject of a profile in the February 28 Westword – is typically lumped into the modern rock, hard rock or screamo categories. But as lead singer/guitarist Matt Tuck makes clear in the following Q&A, he considers his band to be part of the ... More >>

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    December 19, 2007

    45 Second Reviews

    Why give anything an intent listen and fair assessment when I can review 5 albums in a matter of 225 seconds? Bullet for My Valentine Scream Aim Fire EP 20-20 Entertainment 00:30-01:15 of “Eye of the Storm” ARG! This is really, really, really bad metal. I believe that someone from Iron Maiden ... More >>

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    October 19, 2006

    Bullet for My Valentine

    Saturday, October 21, Marquis Theater, 303-292-0805,

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    September 14, 2006

    Listen Up

    Fast reviews of recent releases

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    December 29, 2005

    Heady Metal

    In 2005, longhairs got more progressive than ever.

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    November 10, 2005

    Listen Up

    Fast reviews of recent releases

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    August 4, 2005

    Iron Maiden

    Tuesday, August 9, Coors Amphitheatre, 303-830-8497.

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    June 2, 2005

    The Fucking Champs

    Thursday, June 2, Starlight, Fort Collins, 1-970-484-4974, and Friday, June 3, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.

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    December 9, 2004

    Roses Are Red

    Tuesday, December 14, Rock Island, 303-572-7625.

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    November 18, 2004

    Himsa

    Monday, November 22, Ogden Theatre, 303-830-2525.

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    August 19, 2004
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    March 25, 2004

    Best Jukebox

    Lion's Lair

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    March 25, 2004

    Best Gifts for Geeks

    Mile High Comics Megastore

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    February 20, 2003

    "R" Is for Rock

    Rock n Roll Bingo strikes a chord at the Lions Lair.

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