Metallica In 20 Songs

Thrash metal legends Metallica are still going strong 36 years after first joining forces.

The band’s penchant for fast tempos, aggression, and pounding forces made them a pioneer of the genre, considered one of the “big four” along with Anthrax, Megadeth and Slayer.

Having sold 110 million units sold around the globe, Metallica continues to be a prominent force in the rock and metal genres.

Here are 20 of the most essential Metallica songs:

20. “Sad But True”

19. “Hardwired”


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Van Halen Jumps For Joy With First #1!

Van Halen soared to new heights when the band’s infectious 1984 single, “Jump”, reached the pinnacle in the United States!

33 years ago this week, the instantly-recognizable song became Van Halen’s first (and only song) to reach the pinnacle on the Billboard Hot 100, replacing “Karma Chameleon” by Culture Club.

Van Halen perform “Jump” on the Ellen DeGeneres show, 2015

You might not know the iconic synth melody was inspired by Hall & Oates:

“[Eddie] Van Halen told me that he copied the synth part from ‘Kiss on My List’ and used it in ‘Jump.’ I don’t have a problem with that at all,” said Daryl Hall.


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Happy birthday Vince Neil!

We’re wishing Vince Neil a HUGE happy birthday! The Motley Crue frontman turns 56 today (Feb. 8)!

Neil and the gang have sold over 100 million records worldwide, making them one of the most successful heavy metal acts of all-time.

We’ve definitely purchased one or a dozen of those–and hopefully you have to! Let’s take a look back at our ten of our favourite Motley Crue songs:

10. “Wild Side”

9. “Girls Girls Girls”


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Def Leppard

Def Leppard, Poison, Tesla Announce 2017 Tour

Hair-metal fans, rejoice: Def Leppard, Poison and Tesla are joining forces for an EPIC U.S. tour starting this April!

Starting in Manchester, New Hampshire and running until June 25, the 38-stop tour will hit many cities across the US and Canada that Def Leppard missed on tour last year.

Tickets go on sale January 20 and 21 via Live Nation (Green Bay and Chicago to go on sale February 10.) There will be a special presale for the Def Leppard Rock Brigade Concert Club on January 17.


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Nine Inch Nails

Nine Inch Nails Announce New EP

Nine Inch Nails has announced a new EP Not the Actual Events, sslated for a December 23 release.

We started to think it might not happen: Trent Reznor indicated there would be new music this year…

But 50 weeks in to 2016, and no word. Luckily, we’ll be hearing new NIN VERY soon!


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