We thought wed come crash your party, Metallica frontman James Hetfield said two songs into their not-so-surprising surprise gig last night at 1,800-capacity Stubbs Bar-B-Q in Austin. Consider the party crashed: The metal titans conquered with a 90-minute set steeped in classics, including Master of Puppets, One, Seek and Destroy, and Blackened.
Artists dependent on tradition as muse and subject gamble on fate. Eventually the marketplace will deal — so they think. Well, Dwight Yoakam has won twice. After a hell of an '80s run, he spent the '90s in Hollywood and released distracted albums before 2003’s superb Population Me marked his return. The revelation was 2012’… More »