Philip Trapp is a writer and journalist who joined Loudwire in February 2019. In addition to covering music and culture for Loudwire, he also contributes to related outlets such as PopCrush, ScreenCrush and Taste of Country. Philip has reported on music and other entertainment since 2016. He previously wrote for Alternative Press, HM Magazine, Music Times, Classicalite and others. Along the way, he's defended Limp Bizkit on Sirius XM, gotten caught in a downpour with the band Hundredth, and he once made Kenny G wait on hold.
How Corey Taylor Came to Enjoy + Appreciate Metallica’s ‘St. Anger’
With a little help from a Stone Sour bandmate.
Metallica Fans Really Liked Destroying the Chairs at LA-Area Venues, Lars Ulrich Says
Early Metallica shows were wild.
David Ellefson Distances Himself From Early Megadeth vs. Metallica – ‘It Was Not My Feud’
Ellefson said he was just toeing the company line in Megadeth.
Is Metallica Rock or Metal?
The answer may not be as simple as you think.
Metallica Shut Down Negative Commenter Who Went After Musician’s Bagpipe Cover Video
See the clip and the band's defense.
Rockers Who’ve Defended Metallica’s Lars Ulrich
The Metallica drummer often gets a bad rap.
Ellefson Compares His Exit From Megadeth to Mustaine’s Metallica Dismissal
He spoke about it in a new interview.
Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Says His Belief in Meditation Is ‘Extreme’
The guitarist is a very spiritual person.