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Baroness’ John Baizley Battles Social Anxiety, Fatherhood Fears, and Metal Purists

There's no way around it: After years of reveling in the apocalyptic, Savannah, Georgia sludge-metal behemoths Baroness have grown up and mellowed out. At least…
Jon Wiederhorn / July 19, 2012

The Hives’ Howlin’ Pelle Almqvist Has Smart Answers to Our Smart-Ass Questions

Graduates of the great early-aughts garage-rock revival, and subjects of a subsequent bidding war, the Hives have learned some tough lessons over the years. The…
Jon Wiederhorn / June 28, 2012

Slipknot on ‘Antennas to Hell’ and Why Their Bassist Stays Backstage

Slipknot co-founder/conceptualist/percussionist Shawn M. Crahan (a.k.a. Clown) really hates greatest hits albums. " 'Greatest Hits' means one of three things to me," he explains from…
Jon Wiederhorn / June 20, 2012

Metallica’s Lars Ulrich on Orion Fest, ‘Lulu,’ and a ‘Black Album’ Regret

Metallica have entered their fourth decade far away from their comfort zone. Last year, the quartet released the nobly experimental Lulu, an almost universally detested…
Jon Wiederhorn / May 2, 2012

Motley Crue Fulfill Sin City Destiny, Set up Vegas Residency

Sunset Strip hair metal pioneers Mötley Crüe are taking their melodic anthems and animated theatrics off the road for three weeks and into the Joint…
Jon Wiederhorn / December 2, 2011