In my mind, heavy metal and horror have always gone hand in hand. You don’t have to like one to like the other, but the aesthetics, themes, ideas and content are so similar in both. So it’s not surprising that there are a good lot o’ metal tunes that are specific to Halloween. Really, just… Read More ›
For those that just want the rock and don’t feel like reading the bullshit, here’s the playlist. For everyone else, here we go. Glenn Danzig and his band o’ horror-obsessed Misfits have reigned supreme over the crisp Autumn months for decades. Sorry ‘Zig, but that has come to an end. Now, Dead Moon don’t have… Read More ›
Hang with me for a sec… Chances are, if you have kids, know kids, or, at the very least, watched syndicated episodes of Yes, Dear on TBS, you probably know who The Wiggles are. A troupe of Aussie songsters, dating back to the early 90s, educating and entertaining toddler-sized minds.
I always have a hard time transitioning from summer to fall. It’s not that I don’t love fall (and Halloween), because I do! I just have trouble letting go of summer and also, in today’s global warming-affected world, it’s generally hot (Hot! Hot! Hotter Than Hell!) in September and sometimes into October.
This week, as all the kiddies head back to school for another year of learning stuff, we discuss our favorite school-related genre moments in pop culture. Movies, TV, and maybe even a music video — we break it down. Joanna and Johnny each selected 7 picks and — spoiler — there’s a little overlap. Cough,… Read More ›
After a long wait, we finally watched Green Room a couple of weeks ago. As much as I loved the movie, there’s not a ton left to write about it that hasn’t already been written by others more eloquent than myself. The movie is still in the front of my brain though. And it has… Read More ›
I know most of you are gearing up for Halloween (and I’m excited too!), but as far as I’m concerned, it’s summer. The weather’s hot and the beach is still on my mind every day. I know The Coop is usually reserved for that special day at the end of October, but his guitar-driven romps… Read More ›
When I was in seventh grade, circa 1990/1991, I was just a dude with long, scraggly hair, black stonewashed jeans, wire-framed glasses often held together by paperclips, Bart Simpson “Eat My Shorts” t-shirts and a love of what I referred to as metal. In retrospect, it’s easy to see why that year was not that… Read More ›
In the past few weeks, some heavy hitters in the metal and hard rock arena have released hotly anticipated albums (Motörhead, Iron Maiden and Slayer, specifically). So it’s probably understandable if Alice Cooper’s latest offering has been a little lost in the mêlée. But Alice Cooper has been on a roll the past 10 years…. Read More ›
Reviews, I feel, benefit from a little back story. I was about 10 years old when I first discovered Joan Jett. It was the late 80s and I was obsessed with leather pants and teased hair. Not on me, of course, but on the rockers in the metal videos I consumed every day. So when… Read More ›