MF Ruckus, due at SummerGrind this Saturday, August 16, at the Gothic Theatre and Moe's Original BBQ & Bowl, has more outrageous and humorous stories than most bands. The band started in 1997 as Forth Yeer Freshman when singer and sole original member Aaron Howell was, indeed, still in high school. ... More >>
Record Store Day is all about showing the love for your favorite bands by hitting the shops and making a purchase. Westword decided to hit the checkout lines at Wax Trax and Twist and Shout and put people on the spot. Hey You! You just bought a bunch of stuff from the record store: show us the goods ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
Andy BuchananScott Ian, Frank Bello, Joey Belladonna, Charlie Benante and Rob Caggiano (L-R) are Anthrax.Considered one of the "big four" of the thrash metal era, Anthrax put New York on the map with its inventive take on infusing metal with a punk rock spirit. When singer Joey Belladonna joi ... More >>
A mansion once occupied by the late, great Ronnie James Dio, who passed away earlier this year, is up for sale, and it's just barely out of our price range at a mere $3,333,000! Based on the pictures that accompany the listing, it looks like quite the spread. While a few perks, such as the fu ... More >>
It was almost six weeks ago that metal legend Ronnie James Dio died and the tributes keep rolling in. Yesterday, a video appeared online that featured members of thrash mainstays Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax sharing their memories of the man. The video was originally recorded and broadc ... More >>
Yesterday, we brought you a hilarious press release from the Westboro Baptist Church, Kansas' most comical hate group, condemning flag day. Because God, evidently, really dislikes flags. Besides the Old Glory, God evidently also hates a variety of random things, like football, pop music, Cath ... More >>
westword.comclick to enlarge There is one guarantee in life: When a musician dies, we go through their catalog of songs. This is most certainly true in the case of Ronnie James Dio, who passed away on Sunday. As we listened over the course of the last couple of days, we started noticing them ... More >>
Ronnie James Dio, dead at 67, was one of the great metal voices.Metal heads and dark rock connoisseurs everywhere are today without one of the most feared vocalists of the genre. Ronnie James Dio -- the prolific artist who fronted Black Sabbath (post-Ozzy), Rainbow, Heaven and Hell and, of co ... More >>
â€‹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 >>
As previously reported, Green Day will play its first gig in these parts in over three years when the band hits the Pepsi Center on Saturday, August 15. Tickets for that show go on sale Saturday, May 9. Some other big ticket shows, meanwhile, were announced this week, including a trio of shows at Re ... More >>
This year, we've wrapped our roundup of holiday albums a bit differently. Instead of delivering it to you in one big lump (like coal), we're parceling out the reviews online, with a blog each weekday through December 24 devoted to recordings in a different category. Part four features "Variety Packs ... More >>
Tuesday, September 25, Coors Amphitheater, 303-830-8497.
The Pick of Destiny
The band gets back together, and…and…and?
Friday, September 29, Fillmore Auditorium, 303-830-8497.
The Sound of Urchin shoots its musical wad.
Getting an education in libation
Friday, October 21, Larimer Lounge, 303-291-1007.
Radiation, Weather, Art (Self-released)
With its show off the air, Tenacious D no longer rules the idiot box. Now the rotund duo just wants to rule the world.