Slayer Announce Dates, Supporting Acts for Farewell Tour

One day after announcing that the band would be embarking on a worldwide farewell tour, Slayer has confirmed they are breaking up and released the…
Drew Salisbury / January 23, 2018

The 30 Greatest Thrash Bands of All Time

Thrash wasn’t initially a genre: it was what a band did. And in the ’80s it swarmed across the globe like a plague…
Justin Farrar / December 26, 2017

Anthrax’s Scott Ian Played a Zombie on ‘The Walking Dead’ Last Night

There are as few things as metal as slaying a monster in a post apocalyptic wasteland. Unfortunately, Anthrax's Scott Ian wasn't the one doing the killing…
James Grebey / March 2, 2015

See Metallica, Slayer, and More Metal Icons Get an 8-Bit Makeover

If you ever listened to some of your favorite heavy metal tracks and thought "dang, this is great, but I wish it was more like…
James Grebey / January 21, 2015

Motorhead’s MotorBoat Cruise 2014: SPIN’s Best Live Photos

Last month, Motörhead fans united for the metal legends' annual MotörBoat cruise, a four-night excursion to the Caribbean complete with performances by the namesake band as well…
Brennan Carley / October 14, 2014

The 20 Coolest Tributes to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2013

Call us cynics, but in our world, there are cooler honors than having John Mayer guitar-face one of your songs in front of a bunch…
SPIN Staff / April 18, 2013

Grammys 2013: Who Should Win the Categories You Actually Care About

The 55th Annual Grammy Awards are almost upon us! Hey, we'd love to help you with your office pools and living-room side bets with some…
Christopher R. Weingarten / February 8, 2013

Britney Spears Tweets at Mars Rover, Curiosity Prefers Anthrax

A couple of days ago, Britney Spears tweeted at Curiosity — NASA's radioisotope-powered Martian space rover — "So @MarsCuriosity... does Mars look the same as…
Kory Grow / August 16, 2012

Anthrax Unleash Brutal New Song on ‘Fallon’

Folks who may have fallen asleep last night while watching Late Night With Jimmy Fallon were undoubtedly jarred into consciousness by a powerful dose of…
Marc Hogan / September 8, 2011

Q&A: The Big 4 Reunite and Talk Metal!

Last weekend in Indo, CA, Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax — the four bands who elevated the furious carnage of thrash-metal from the tape-trading underground…
christopherschultz / April 29, 2011

The Big Four Play Their First U.S. Show!

"This is history tonight," gushed Metallica frontman James Hetfield to a sea of sun-worn black t-shirts in Indio, California, Saturday night. "You're all a part…
christopherschultz / April 25, 2011

Avenged Sevenfold Reign at Revolver’s Golden Gods

Hard rock legends and black-clad fans crowded Club Nokia in Los Angeles Wednesday night for the third annual Revolver Golden Gods. It was the first…
Chris Martins / April 23, 2011

Metallica & Slayer’s “Big Four” Hits U.S.

On April 23, Indio, CA's Empire Polo Fields -- aka, the home of the Coachella music festival -- will transform into metal Mecca.
William Goodman / January 25, 2011
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