Pic from QOTSA Twitter. Words by Joshua Sindell Queens of the Stone Age, Royal Blood Josh Homme lets the applause die down before casually approaching the mic to address the audience for the first time of the evening’s show. “It’s good to be back at the Forum,” he says, as the whoops and […]
Fu Manchu, Dusted Angel Who’da thunk that a band that celebrates the laissez-faire SoCal ethos of “whatever, dude … let’s go surfin’/boarding/drivin'” could find itself releasing twelve albums and completing hundreds of gigs around the globe over the course of its 27-year history? Not a bad effort for guys whose fashion sense often seems […]
The end of an era! Slayer have announced their final tour. Fuck, I’m going to miss them but it’s not like they haven’t earned a rest, and they’re certainly bowing out on a high note. These pics are from the Joint in Vegas, 2016, originally shot for Metal Hammer. Thanks for everything, chaps.
THE DICKIES/THROW RAG/THE DWARVES Doubledown Saloon Las Vegas The Doubledown Saloon, in case you’re unaware of it, is indisputably one of the finest dive bars in the world, and tonight they celebrate their 25th anniversary in style, with a line-up that could easily fill one of those fancy venues at the drop of a […]
POISON IDEA: LEGACY OF DYSFUNCTION In truth, there are countless bands who could rightly lay claim to the title Kings Of Punk, but few could have held onto it for a long as Poison Idea and fewer still could have worn that battered crown quite so well. But heavy, as the saying goes, is the […]
It takes just a couple of songs to realise that California four-piece Plague Vendor are something very special. One minute you’re at the bar, intent on getting a drink, the next minute your full attention is on the band, not least because frontman Brandon Blaine has just done some crazy backflip off the drum-kit, […]
Slipknot: Day Of The Gusano Review by Joshua Sindell By now, Iowa’s biggest-ever metal band Slipknot have been thoroughly covered in more than a few home-video releases, with hours of biographical, live concert and in-studio footage already available. But in the time between Slipknot’s fourth and fifth albums, the band had to endure the departure […]