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There are a lot of great music autobiographies out there, but there are great ones still to be written. Chris Holmes counts down the Top 5.
“Weird Al” Yankovic: he’s not just about Lady Gaga parodies, you know. Join Popdose as we look back at 20 of Al’s most memorable original compositions.
Chris Holmes offers the second part of his overview of thrash-metal legend Megadeth’s discography, covering 1997’s Cryptic Writings through 2009’s Endgame.
They may have had the Eye of the Tiger, but the men of Survivor were no match for the potent hallucinogenics that produced this video.
There are several degrees of expectation, but the key ones are low expectation, high expectation, and original Metallica fans. You’re aware of the first two, I’m sure, but number three may be a mystery to you, and for good reason, as satisfaction requires nothing less than a wormhole in time, a crate of Jagermeister, and just maybe the reanimated dead. Intrigued? Friday marks the release of Metallica’s latest, Death Magnetic, and already the fists are flying. Some are claiming it’s a return to the sound somewhere between … And Justice for All (1988) and the eponymous “Black Album” (1991), and they’re not too far off. Balancing between the hard rock Metallica’s been working for the past decade and the guitar-solo heavy thrash of their earlier benchmarks, Death Magnetic is a study in compromises. Yes, it was produced by Rick Rubin, who made his early mark producing Slayer. (He’s also produced Jay-Z, Johnny Cash, and Red Hot Chili Peppers.) Yes, it has that dry, reverb-adverse sound that dogged Metallica’s previous album, St. Anger (2003). Yes, guitarist …