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 >>
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 >>
By Christian McPhate For years, hidden messages have allegedly been embedded in music, cryptic musings that could only be heard by playing the vinyl backwards. Backwards masking, as this phenomenon became known, centered on songs by bands like Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd, acts that supposedly impla ... More >>
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 >>
In 1986, one man took to a Judas Priest concert with a video camera to document the mayhem prior to a real rock and roll show. The video, aptly titled "Heavy Metal Parking Lot" became a cult classic, and has since inspired a descendant: "Dubstep Parking Lot." Here is our take on the parking lot ha ... More >>
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.
Big pics below.Another jam-packed weekend -- and Westworders were there to bring you all the action, courtesy of our Cafe Society, Backbeat Online and Show and Tell blogs, plus our slideshow page. Look below to check out samples featuring Tech N9NE, a clothes swap, Boulder Cafe's happy hour ... More >>
Eric GruneisenRob Halford of Judas Priest: Still going strong after nearly 40 years. More Judas Priest Denver photos.JUDAS PRIEST, THIN LIZZY, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY At the 1STBANK CENTER | 11/5/11Somewhere early in the set, Rob Halford told us that the band was going to play material from all roughly ... More >>
Have plans this weekend? If not, there's ample choices: Tonight, Paper Diamond's at the Ogden, Lizzie Huffman is celebrating the release of her new CD at the hi-dive and Rich Robinson is at the Soiled Dove Underground. On Saturday, Judas Priest is at 1STBANK Center, SBTRKT is at the Bluebird ... More >>
Saturday, November 5, 1STBANK Center, 303-830-8497.
Tuesday, October 25, Ogden Theatre, 1-888-929-7849.
There's nothing like found footage to showcase a wide cross-section of humanity's most maladapted, inept and bizarre, and as far as that goes, nothing beats the original. Since 1991, Nick Prueher and Joe Pickett have been collecting old VHS tapes, and in 2004, they started editing down the we ... More >>
Robert Halford is the best muthafuckin' singer aroound!All right, fire up the Camaro, boys. Judas Priest is coming to town -- in an arena. Normally when the dudes come to town, they're playing a shed down south. Not this time around. On Saturday, November 5, the Priest is gonna be at 1STBANK ... More >>
Though Rob Halford still holds it down as the leader of Judas Priest, the enigmatic band leader has kept busy with several other music projects during his forty-plus years in music. With a vocal range that is unmatched, Halford has carried the crown as the living heavy-metal god through two d ... More >>
1981: A vintage year for devil-worshipping heavy metal.Of the countless contributions heavy-metal music has made to modern society -- leather pants and corpse paint not least among them -- perhaps the finest addition to this often crunchy, driving genre of music has been the focus it's put on ... More >>
Behold nine-year-old Ezra Lux, possibly the world's first (and greatest) pre-teen metal blogger. Over at his barely a month old metal blog Crud Wizard (which is also the best name for a metal blog we've heard in a long, long time), Ezra is dropping some serious wisdom, such as this gem of an ... More >>
As people who think about, talk about, listen to and make music, the most common question we encounter is, "What are you listening to right now?" So whether you're looking for recommendations, trying to get a feel for our individual sensibilities, or are just curious, we've compiled a list of ... More >>
‚ÄčAs music critics, the most common question we get asked (and ask each other, for that matter) is, "What are you listening to?" The pervasiveness of this query is precisely what inspired Heavy Rotation, our latest feature. For the benefit of those who happen to be curious, we've compiled a list of ... More >>
Tuesday, August 11, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 303-830-8497.
On Wednesday, July 22, Live Nation is offering buy one, get one free lawn tickets for Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre shows including Creed, Crue Fest II, Def Leppard with Cheap Trick and Poison, Toby Keith with Trace Adkins, Brad Paisley with Dierks Bentley and Jimmy Wayne, and Rod Stewart. The two-fo ... More >>
3OH!3 headlines this summer's Vans Warped TourSunday, August 9 is going to be a busy day for music in the Mile High, when Kings of Leon stops by Red Rocks, and the skater-centric Vans Warped Tour, pulls into Invesco with more than fifty bands in tow, including 3OH!3, Bad Religion, NOFX, Less Than Ja ... More >>
In a year worthy of your rage, metal delivered in spades. What with the economy circling the drain and Sarah Palin coming down from the tundra and then refusing to go back, 2008's been the kind of year that really makes you want to smash your head into walls or punch random strangers in the face. Go ... More >>
Sunday's AC/DC concert -- reviewed in the blog "Live Review: AC/DC and The Answer at the Pepsi Center" -- conjures up memories of the Q&A with the band's Brian Johnson that Westword published under the headline "Power Age" back in April 2001. It's among my favorite interviews ever -- and it prompt ... More >>
This doom metal comes endorsed by Metallica.
Get ready for Rockbar.
Prey should be called Dances With Tedium.
Friday, March 18, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-830-8497.
Thursday, December 9, Ogden Theatre, 303-830-2525.
Monday, November 22, Ogden Theatre, 303-830-2525.
Kiss me, Iím a rock star -- at least for one night.
Home Movie looks inside some eccentric domiciles.
Judas Priest carries on with life after Halford.
Marky Mark becomes a Rock Star, but he doesn't get to enjoy it.
AC/DC's Brian Johnson still gets a jolt out of rock and roll.
Comeback attempts by acts that should just go away.
September 24 - 30, 1998