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Interview with Japanese Metal Band BABYMETAL at Chicago Open Air Music Festival

Kelly Frazier | Posted 07.22.2016 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

(Photo Credit: Kelly Frazier) The world has been taken by storm by one of the most unique and interesting entities in the heavy metal world these pa...

Theatrical Rock Band One-Eyed Doll Set To Play The Token Lounge in Westland

Kelly Frazier | Posted 07.21.2016 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

Last September, I caught my first One-Eyed Doll show at the Token Lounge in Westland, Michigan as a part of their Halloween Tour just after the releas...

With Performances by Rammstein, Slipknot, and Even Detroit's Own We Came As Romans, Rock Was Definitely Not Dead at Chicago Open Air

Kelly Frazier | Posted 07.21.2016 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

(Slipknot) Over this past weekend, the Chicago Open Air festival played host to a great line up of metal acts of both past and present over three da...

Deftones Set To Play Freedom Hill Amphitheatre in Sterling Heights with Swedish Hardcore Legends Refused, Band Talks Of New Album and Their Longevity

Kelly Frazier | Posted 07.22.2016 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

(Deftones' Stephen Carpenter and Chino Moreno at Rock On The RangePhoto Credit: Kelly Frazier) The Deftones have been one of those bands that throug...

Words From The Nameless Ghoul of the Swedish Rock Band Ghost at Rock on the Range About the Band's Beginnings and Not Fitting Into the Landscape of Contemporary Rock

Kelly Frazier | Posted 06.07.2016 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

(Photo Credit: Kelly Frazier) The first time hearing Ghost, you might not know what to make of them, and then when you see them, you really might no...

Michigan Bands Wilson, Citizen Zero, We Came As Romans, and Pop Evil Play Rock on the Range Festival, Show How to Break Out of Their Locale But Still Represent Their Home

Kelly Frazier | Posted 06.05.2016 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

(Chad Nicefield of Wilson // Photo Credit: Kelly Frazier) Sometimes, even "Detroit Rock City" doesn't get the best rock music events and festivals c...

'Magic Mike Live' Is Headed To Las Vegas

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 05.05.2016 | Entertainment

Ladies, whip out your dollar bills: “Magic Mike Live” is headed to Las Vegas. Channing Tatum announced the news about the live strip show on Faceb...

34 Tax Day 2016 Deals, Discounts and Freebies

GOBankingRates | Posted 04.18.2016 | Business
GOBankingRates

By Michelle Smith, Contributor This year, most of us get three extra days to file our federal income tax. Since Emancipation Day falls on April 15, T...

California-Based Hard Rock Band Stitched Up Heart Set To Play Battle Creek Show With Like A Storm, Full-Length Album Due Next Spring

Kelly Frazier | Posted 12.18.2015 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

(Photo Credit: Curtis Noble) The California-based band Stitched Up Heart is still a group of new faces in the world of rock, but they are steadily ma...

British Hard Rock Band The Darkness Set to Play Saint Andrews Hall in Detroit, Bassist Frankie Poullain Talks of New Album and Band's History

Kelly Frazier | Posted 10.18.2015 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

The British rock band The Darkness made their mark back in 2003 with their Permission to Land album and their song "I Believe in a Thing Called Love." With their balls out style of rock-n-roll that reeked of all the excesses of love and life, The Darkness brought theatrics into the new millennium.

Lemmy Kilmister, Legendary Frontman of Motörhead, Talks of Band's Legacy After Show at The Fillmore in Detroit

Kelly Frazier | Posted 09.19.2015 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

Last Saturday, the Motörhead tour came through Detroit at The Fillmore along with thrash metal pioneers Anthrax and a newer face of hard rock Crobot. It was loud. It was rock-n-roll! The crowd was a sea of metal t-shirts, denim, and black, with an audience of all ages causing all sorts of ruckus.

AC/DC's Rhythm Rock Hero Malcolm Young Ends His Career

Joshua Braff | Posted 02.21.2015 | Entertainment
Joshua Braff

AC/DC is a family event now. The arenas are filled with people like me, wanting to share the experience with kids and anyone that hasn't seen them live. Your feet will lift off the floor.

When Music Is Like "Sex on the Beach"

Susan Sacirbey | Posted 01.03.2015 | Travel
Susan Sacirbey

A variety of ingredients, all stirred-up with the beach as the backdrop and intoxicating -- that was the music scene in New Jersey this past summer, almost over but maybe a few more warm breezes of sound before the end of the year.

Syfy's Ascension Is Already One of the Most Talked About TV Events of the Fall Season

Ed Martin | Posted 10.08.2014 | Entertainment
Ed Martin

As I continue contemplating the dizzying number of shows that I previewed at both, I find that one of the few that I continue to think about on an ongoing basis and one of the very few that I cannot wait to see is Syfy's Ascension.

The Extremely Hard Lessons That the Themed Entertainment Industry Learned From Hard Rock Park

Jim Hill | Posted 06.16.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

If you're going strictly by attendance levels as well as the amount of money this theme park pulled in during its brief life span, then Hard Rock Park clearly was a failure. If -- on the other hand -- you're going by what happened in themed entertainment circles after 2008... Well, that's where this story gets complicated.

System of a Down's Serj Tankian: Upgrading the Dynamic of Art and Audience

Andrew Fish | Posted 02.17.2014 | Entertainment
Andrew Fish

A sound crept in, smooth and low, and the clamor of 100 conversations melted away until all that remained was the painting, the music and me.

Cata9tales: The Angst Rolling Off the Tongue

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marcel Hidalgo

When a rapper rhymes as fast as Berkley Priest, it would be nice to know what he's rapping about. But Berkley Priest hardly slows down enough to comprehend what he's spitting about, so one would have to read the lyrics.

October: Color Me Pink!

Lisa Masters | Posted 11.18.2013 | Women
Lisa Masters

I now see October as PINK. I envision rows of white cupcakes with pink butter cream icing. After all, I was diagnosed October 4th. For me, October 4th has become my second birthday and I celebrate that day every year.

Bret Michaels' Parenting Advice

Ashley Knierim | Posted 08.24.2013 | Entertainment
Ashley Knierim

Bret Michaels is 2013's comeback kid. Between kicking off his brand-new reality show, Rock My RV, and releasing his first album in three years, the legendary rocker is back.

Rancid Bring Out The Wolves In 20th Anniversary Celebration

Salvatore Bono | Posted 08.24.2013 | New York
Salvatore Bono

Twenty years for anything is a long time, 20 years for a band can feel like a lifetime, but for California punk legends, Rancid, it is more than that, it is family, love, and a united brotherhood.

Nikki Sixx Calls Out Kim Kardashian For Plugging Bronzer During Tornado

Posted 05.21.2013 | Celebrity

Kim Kardashian has found yet another antagonist -- this time it's Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx. The 54-year-old rocker blasted the pregnant re...

Mike Hogan

'I Don't Need The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame'

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Hogan | Posted 05.21.2013 | Entertainment

When this year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony airs on HBO Saturday night, Rush, Heart, Public Enemy, Donna Summer and Randy Newman, a...

Epitaph: A Conversation with Judas Priest's Rob Halford, Plus Agnetha Fältskog and Fortress Social Club Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.10.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Agnetha Fältskog might be best known as "the blonde from ABBA," but her musical prowess did not stop when the Swedish pop band ended.

Stephen Pearcy's New Memoir Is Awesome. Period.

Christian Josi | Posted 07.09.2013 | Books
Christian Josi

Rock memoirs are a dime-a-dozen these days, and my expectations of this one were not high. But Pearcy delivers big, and if you like the rock 'n roll debauchery kind of thing, you'll love this thing.

Mosh Pits, Heavy Metal and Physics

Jesse Silverberg | Posted 05.16.2013 | Science
Jesse Silverberg

We don't know much about the collective behavior that emerges from panicked crowds -- it's not exactly ethical to start a riot for the sake of science. So this group of researchers turned to the next best thing: Heavy metal concerts