John Tempesta

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2012

    The Cult at the Ogden Theatre, 5/30

    With Choice of Weapon, The Cult's first studio album in five years, slated to hit stores on May 22, the band kicks off the first leg of its North American tour in San Diego on May 25 and hits the Ogden Theatre on Wednesday, May 30. The Cult's current line-up includes frontman Ian Astbury, guitarist ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2011

    Chuck Billy of Testament on the 70000 Tons of Metal cruise, Reign in Blood and Gene Hoglan

    Testament​Testament (sharing a bill tomorrow night at Summit Music Hall with Anthrax and Death Angel) is one of the bands that make a strong case for expanding the Big 4 to the Big 5 (or Big 6, if the often overlooked Exodus were included). The Bay Area act was part of the original thrash move ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2007

    Last Night ... The Cult, Action Action @ Fillmore Auditorium

    The Cult, Action Action December 3, 2007, Fillmore Auditorium Better than: Seeing any band with “Guns,” “Revolver,” “Velvet,” “L.A.” or “Roses” in the name. The show was half-packed with strippers, heshers and goths, none visibly underage. Enough open space lay waiting for a b ... More >>

  • Music

    September 16, 2004


    Size Matters (Interscope Records)

  • Music

    July 25, 1996

    I Talked With a Zombie

    White Zombie's frontman on Disney World, KISS and Pee-wee's Playhouse.