There's a lot of bad music out there. There are always people debating genres like contemporary country & Western and top 40 music, but at the end of the day, the most reviled and defenseless genre of all is nu-metal. Too whiny to be intimidating and too dumb to be complimented on its wimpiness, nu- ... More >>
Nu metal is the non-alcoholic beer of metal. Why waste your time? Altering, developing, and tweeking metal is fine (see sludge or progressive metal), but nu metal strips away everything that is good about metal and somehow makes it sound tepid and miserable, with generic words describing the collect ... More >>
Getting laid is one of the perks of the trade. Guys form bands with the sole goal of getting their bananas peeled. Most metal dudes are satisfied with groupies every night, but some just can't get enough of the jiggly bits and the furry monsters, so they end up singing about sex on top of that. That ... More >>
ROB ZOMBIE & MARILYN MANSON @ 1STBANK CENTER |10/2/12 With the theme to Suspiria pumping out through the speakers as a preamble, Marilyn Manson took the stage with a huge, glowing, red, psychic cross hanging overhead -- a nice touch. The distorted, driving bass line of "Hey, Cruel World" let us kno ... More >>
Whether you're honoring a ubiquitous egg-laying rabbit obsessed with scavenger hunts or the miraculous resurrection of a thirty-something Jewish carpenter, the Easter season is upon us once again. But regardless of your religious affiliation, in the world of music, returning from the dead seems to h ... More >>
KORN @ FILLMORE AUDITORIUM | 2/28/12 The most distracting element of any modern Korn concert is not the spectacle. It's not Fieldy's glow-in-the-dark bass or Jonathan Davis' epileptic writhing or the fact that, completely confident and decked in all black, the nu metal foursome looks like a pack of ... More >>
Monday, February 27, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-830-8497.
The pride of Bakersfield keeps going minus two of its founding members.
Korn guitarist Munky appeared to be more than a little befuddled during a conversation with Westword for an August 24 profile. A sizable percentage of questions during the interview (which took place on August 1, the day after the release of Korn’s eighth studio disc, Untitled) seemed to confuse h ... More >>
Despite some lineup changes, Ion is still energized.
Wednesday, March 8, Magness Arena, 303-830-8497.
Blister 66 trashes Christmas. Again.
When money and fame supersede common sense.
After more than two decades, Blackie is still lawless.
Monday, August 30, Coors Amphitheatre, 303-830-8497.
When your private parts become public, it's hard not to be a dick.
The drummer with the big stick bares all about jail, Motley Crue and Pamela Anderson.
A Tribe Called Quest meets the press--in a manner of speaking.