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Facelift Turns 30: Musicians Salute Alice in Chains’ Debut Album

"Dark." That word came up the most as SPIN spoke to nine musicians about Facelift, the groundbreaking debut album from grunge gods Alice in Chains. Thirty years later,…
Chris Harris / August 21, 2020

You Wouldn’t Believe: 311 Reflect on 30 Years as Rock’s Perennial Optimists

It was more than 28 years ago that five ganja-toking, Goldeneye-obsessed, Bad Brains-worshipping musicians, known collectively as 311, left their hometown of Omaha to chase…
Chris Harris / August 14, 2020

Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Recorded His Solo Debut Album While in Quarantine

For many years, journalists have been asking Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor not if but when he’s going to take the plunge and…
Chris Harris / July 29, 2020

The Masked Bands’ Survival Guide to Your New Masked Life

Today, there are two types of people walking around: Those willing to wear a mask to help prevent the spread of a deadly virus in…
Chris Harris / July 28, 2020

Leather Pants and Chicken Wings: The Real Stories Behind Live Aid

Take it from Rob Halford: It is difficult pulling leather chaps over sweaty legs. The Judas Priest frontman would learn that lesson anew when his…
Chris Harris / July 13, 2020

White Pony Turns 20: Musicians, Actors Pay Tribute to Deftones’ Dream-Metal Classic

Blame timing. Almost a year to the day after Korn’s self-titled debut landed on record store shelves, the Madonna-discovered Deftones issued their maiden studio set,…
Chris Harris / June 18, 2020

JiZMak Da Gusha Endorses Erection of Oderus Urungus Monument

An online push to supplant the city of Richmond’s longstanding statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee with one of GWAR’s late frontman, Oderus Urungus,…
Chris Harris / June 16, 2020

Mer de Noms at 20: Musicians Celebrate A Perfect Circle’s Debut

At first, Tool fans were kinda bummed. Word of a Maynard James Keenan side project — while appealing on paper — was met with apprehension…
Chris Harris / May 22, 2020

40 Years of Isolation: Musicians Reflect on Ian Curtis’ Legacy

On the morning of May 18, 1980 — well before daybreak — Ian Curtis died by suicide, one day before the groundbreaking band he fronted…
Chris Harris / May 18, 2020

Coheed and Cambria’s Claudio Sanchez Reignites the Prize Fighter Inferno in Lockdown

Everyone’s handling this COVID-19 crisis differently. For the most part, Claudio Sanchez, the mastermind behind Coheed and Cambria, is trying to make the most of the…
Chris Harris / May 15, 2020

Q&A: Randy Blythe on Lamb of God’s New LP, Punk, Politics and CBGB’s Legendary ‘Throne’

Like a lot of Americans, Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe is none too impressed with the job our Twitterer-in-Chief’s been doing. Unfortunately, as a…
Chris Harris / May 15, 2020

Code Orange Get Creative in the Time of Coronavirus

The last thing any band ever wants to do is cancel an upcoming tour—especially when they’ve got a new album to promote, as Code Orange…
Chris Harris / April 1, 2020

Pearl Jam’s 10 Best Shows, Ranked

There’s a lot of uncertainty in the world right now. Obviously, the advent and speedy spread of the coronavirus has managed to impact practically every…
Chris Harris / March 23, 2020

Brant Bjork Gets ‘Funky and Free’ on ‘Duke of Dynamite’

There’s no stopping consummate multi-instrumentalist and Palm Desert, California, native Brant Bjork, who’s been crafting funky, groove-laden rock-and-roll to get baked by for the last…
Chris Harris / March 10, 2020

Quicksand’s Manic Compression Turns 25: Musicians Hail Influence of Landmark Hardcore LP

No respectable debate over the greatest bands from the 1990s would be complete without at least some discussion about the contributions of New York post-hardcore…
Chris Harris / February 28, 2020

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