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

Ed Martin | Posted 08.08.2014 | 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.

Christian Metal Star Pleads Guilty In Murder Plot

AP | Posted 02.26.2014 | Celebrity

VISTA, Calif. (AP) — The lead singer of Grammy-nominated metal band As I Lay Dying pleaded guilty Tuesday to trying to hire someone to kill his estr...

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.

Lamb Of God Frontman Cleared After Fan's Death

AP | Posted 08.05.2013 | Entertainment

PRAGUE — An appeals court has upheld the acquittal of the frontman of a U.S. heavy metal band accused of causing a teenage fan's death at a conc...

The Return Of Queens Of The Stone Age

AP | MATTHEW KEMP | Posted 08.03.2013 | Entertainment

Queens of the Stone Age, ". Like Clockwork" (Matador) Opening to the sound of breaking glass and riddled with lascivious intent throughout, Queens of...

Heavy Metal Singer Charged With Murder-For-Hire Posts $2 Million Bail

AP | Posted 06.03.2013 | Celebrity

VISTA, Calif. -- A heavy metal singer accused of trying to hire someone to kill his estranged wife has been released from a San Diego County jail afte...

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.

Singer Arrested In Murder-For-Hire Sting

AP | JULIE WATSON | Posted 07.07.2013 | Celebrity

SAN DIEGO -- Divorce documents show that the lead singer of metal band As I Lay Dying had an amicable split with the estranged wife he's now accused o...

Iggy Pop Is In His 60s.. And Getting Better With Age

AP | By CHRIS TALBOTT | Posted 07.07.2013 | Detroit

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When Iggy & the Stooges broke up in 1974, almost no one who'd heard of the band had actually heard it. More t...

Is Metallica Getting Into The Sports Game?

AP | JANIE McCAULEY | Posted 05.16.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo sure could get used to this: a tour of sorts, with stops at the Bay Area's professional and college...

Metal Band Releases Surprising Album

AP | WAYNE PARRY | Posted 05.16.2013 | Entertainment

-- Anthrax "Anthems" (MRI/Megaforce) There's a revelation on Anthrax's "Anthems" EP: Rush's music is annoying, no matter who plays it....

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

Disability Payments For Rocking Too Hard!?

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 05.16.2013 | Business

Roger Tullgren is so into heavy metal it’s sick. Seriously though folks, some say its a chronic condition. Tullgren, a 42-year-old resident of H...

WATCH: Gotye Meets Heavy Metal

The Huffington Post | Crystal Bell | Posted 05.16.2013 | Entertainment

After last week's "The Star Wars That I Used To Know," Gotye parodies are making a comeback. The latest in "Somebody That I Used to Know" covers comes...

Golden Age or Gilded Cage?

Kurt Ellenberger | Posted 08.04.2012 | Home
Kurt Ellenberger

The Golden Age of any style is both a blessing and a curse, but for pop music in particular, escape is very difficult.

Ian Astbury: The Cult's "Smash-and-Grab Buddhist"

James Rotondi | Posted 05.16.2013 | Entertainment
James Rotondi

A restless autodidact who routinely references Joseph Campbell, Terence McKenna, Pema Chödrön, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and other teachers, Astbury leads what he calls "a very nomadic existence."

WATCH: Little Boy LOVES Iron Maiden

Posted 05.16.2013 | Comedy

He may only be two years old, but this little guy loves his 80s British metal. So when he's sleepy in the back seat and doesn't quite have the wherewi...