Like any year-end list, this wasn't an easy one to compile. Of course, stellar documentary pieces by way of Cameron Crowe (Pearl Jam Twenty) and James Moll (Foo Fighters: Back And Forth) made the job a little easier, as did the fact that AC/DC, Slash and Rush continue to be among the best live acts on the planet.
In the mid eighties, roving bands of headbangers like Slayer, Metallica, Anthrax and Megadeth ruled the earth, and metal fans rejoiced heartily. Here is the story of that golden age of thrash and its sad decline.
Former Motörhead guitarist Michael "Würzel" Burston passed away yesterday, July 9, at the age of 61. Early reports suggest Burston died from ventricular fibrillation, which was triggered by cardiomyopathy.
Lemmy conjures thoughts of Motörhead. Slim Jim Phantom is pure Stray Cats. Throw in Danny B. Harvey, the Texas-born, Chet Atkins-loving guitarist/pianist from the Lonesome Spurs, and you've got a unique — but rocking — mix of musical styles and backgrounds.