Slayer guitarist Kerry King says that when the group went into the studio to make what would become its thrash masterpiece, Reign in Blood, they were “just a bunch of angry punks making a record we thought was cool.” What they didn’t realize was just how cool it would be (or how afraid it would make people of Slayer). “We were kids, like 22 years old,” says King. “We thought we made up a real good record, and that we’d outdone our last one. That’s all it was about back then.”
The 48 Hour Festival -- powered by Rockstar Energy Drink -- is hitting Las Vegas next weekend, the 15-16 of October. On top of the two-day passes now on sale, the festival is now offering a special single-day, "lightweight" ticket for either day.
These videos have been everywhere the past few days, so we couldn't help but bring them to you as well. A band of children -- ages ranging from eight to ten, and dubbed the Mini Band -- have made quick names for themselves, playing covers of songs like "Enter Sandman" and "Sweet Child O' Mine."
It's hard to exactly why I feel there's some connection between Beavis and Butt-Head and rock and roll -- maybe it's the AC/DC and Metallica t-shirts? Regardless, the new season starts October 27 on MTV, and it's really just nice to be able to talk about MTV without making fun of it.
It looks like Paul McCartney will be getting married this Sunday, October 9, to New Jersey-raised Nancy Shevell in a civil ceremony in London. The date is important in Beatles history because it happens to be John Lennon's birthday. This morning, London's Daily Mirror and Sun newspapers reported that the event will take place at London's Marylebone Register Office, the same venue where McCartney married his first wife, Linda, in 1969. Linda died of breast cancer in 1998.
... kind of. It's not quite a full cover, but it's certainly enough to prove entertaining. Apparently Opeth broke out a few bars of the Bon Jovi classic "Wanted Dear or Alive" during a recent show in Orlando. You can check out fan-filmed footage below.
The entity now collectively known as Loutallica has now posted a 60-second EPK for their upcoming album, Lulu, online. You can check out the video -- which features thoughts on Lulu from Lars, James and Lou -- below.