My obsessive love of rock didn't surface until later in life -- around the same time I began learning electric guitar and listening to artists like Jimi Hendrix. I spent the next decade learning everything I could about rock. Along the way I found myself gravitating towards against-the-grain bands like Pearl Jam, Modest Mouse and Queens of the Stone Age. I began pursuing a career in radio after realizing I would be able to talk about music all day and get free CDs and concert tix. After grinding it out on the intern circuit, I landed a job at the Banana! I later became a writer for Loudwire.com and I'm currently the Digital Managing Editor for Townsquare Media Flint.
Metallica, Slash, Anthrax + More Comment on Death of Studio Engineer George Marino
Legendary sound engineer George Marino passed away after a year-long battle with lung cancer yesterday (June 4), and now some of the bands that had the pleasure of working with the studio wizard are offering their thoughts on the unfortunate loss.
Metallica Play Entire Black Album Backwards at European Tour Kickoff
Metallica kicked off their brief European tour in the Czech Republic on Monday (May 7) by performing their groundbreaking 1991 self-titled disc (aka The Black Album) in its entirety for the first time ever. Not only did they rock the whole album, they played it backwards -- now that's metal!
Metallica, Foo Fighters + More to Rock 2012 Outside Lands Festival
This August, San Fransisco's Golden Gate Park will welcome rock royalty like Metallica, Foo Fighters and classic rocker Neil Young to the stage for Outside Lands 2012.
Metallica’s Lars Ulrich Doesn’t Aspire to Be a ‘Next-Level Actor’
With the films 'Some Kind of Monster' and 'Get Him to the Greek' already under his belt and appearances in two upcoming films, Metallica stickman Lars Ulrich is building quite the IMDB profile. Despite all his big screen activities, Ulrich says he's not actively pursuing an acting career.
Metallica Ponder ‘Wacky’ Release Strategy for Upcoming Album
As Metallica gear up to record their 10th studio album, drummer Lars Ulrich reveals that the band is trying to find "wacky" new strategies for getting the music to the fans who want it.
Lars Ulrich Explains Diversity of Metallica’s Orion Music + More Festival
Many Metallica fans were left asking questions after the announcement of the incredibly diverse lineup for the 'Orion Music + More' festival in Atlantic City, N.J. Ever ready to be spokesman for the band, drummer Lars Ulrich steps up to explain some of those decisions.
Slayer’s Tom Araya Says Metallica Tried ‘Too Hard to Be Cool’ with ‘Lulu’
Slayer frontman Tom Araya says that Metallica's polarizing collaboration with Lou Reed on 'Lulu' "was a little too much" and claims the band were "trying too hard to be cool."
Duff McKagan, Jason Newsted, Vince Neil + More Set for ‘Titans of Rock’ Tour
Some of the biggest names in rock will converge on South America for the 'Titans of Rock' tour. Among those already confirmed as part of the all-star lineup are Duff McKagan, Jason Newsted and Vince Neil.