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Top 10 greatest metal bands live: Number 1 – Pantera
Niggemeyer took Gale down with a head shot from a standard police issue 12 gauge. There is plenty of theories on what made Gale do what he did but in the end none of them really matter because even with the answers Darrell ‘Dimebag’ Abbott will be lost to us forever and the world of heavy metal music will never be the same with out him. Dime you are missed.
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Music Review | Nine Inch Nails
New York Times
Nine Inch Nails released its first album “Pretty Hate Machine” 20 years ago establishing a pattern of aggressive distortion and dystopian furor that would endure through more than a half-dozen subsequent releases. Reznor has spun myriad variations on his starkly propulsive sound an alloy of hard rock electronic dance music and industrial metal. His studio output has been prolific in recent years as has his touring schedule. But he has decided to put the band on indefinite hiatus: Sunday was the second date on the Wave Goodbye Tour which runs until.
Def Leppard Poison Cheap Trick
San Jose Mercury News
They intended to follow Pyromania quickly but were derailed when their drummer lost an arm in a car accident the first of many problems that plagued the group’s career. Def Leppard managed to pull through such tragedies and they even expanded their large audience with 1987′s blockbuster Hysteria. As the ’90s began mainstream hard rock shifted away from Leppard’s signature pop-metal and toward edgier louder bands yet the group maintained a sizable audience into the late ’90s and were one of only a handful of ’80s metal groups to survive the decade more or less intact. Def Leppard had their origins in a Sheffield-based group Rick Savage (bass) and Pete Willis (guitar) formed in their late teens in 1977. A few months later vocalist Joe Elliott a fanatic follower of Mott the Hoople and T. Rex joined the band bringing the name Deaf Leopard. After a spelling change the trio augmented by a now-forgotten drummer began playing local Sheffield pubs and within a year they had added guitarist Steve Clark as well as a new drummer.
UI The Daily Iowan
and Nuclear Assault while still maintaining a sound of its own. The group has a reputation of having intense live shows full of shark-costumed stage-diving and inflatable beach balls ? and Massive Aggressive is the closest the band has come to capturing the live vibe. Songs like ?Divine Blasphemer? will have listeners fanatically fist-pumping and breaking out denim jackets loaded with old-school metal patches. The two-minute song is dripping with chugging guitars and even a brief melodic lead. Vocalist Tony Foresta is in top form on such songs as ?Wolves of Chernobyl? and the album?s title track which like the rest of the album feature repetitious shout-along choruses that beat (and beat and beat) into the listener?s head. The band?s lyrics and song titles are as clever as always ? as seen on the track ?Upside Down Church. ? The band recently received press attention for burning a miniature cardboard church on stage in Norway while playing the song.
CD review: Willie Nelson’s ‘American Classic’ an enjoyable but not …
Dallas Morning News
Willie Nelson singing pop standards is like a living room concert – comfortable and intimate. In stores Tuesday Colbie Caillat Breakthrough (Universal Republic) – Pop singer-songwriter aims to repeat the success of her million-selling 2007 debut Coco with this batch of 12 new songs penned last year in Hawaii. Woody Guthrie My Dusty Road (Rounder) – Recordings Guthrie made in the mid-1940s that were recently discovered as original metal master tapes are put together in this beautiful box set that features 54 songs spread across four CDs. Jack Ingram Big Dreams & High Hopes (Big Machine) – Austin country-rocker basks in the high-profile limelight brought on by this CD’s leadoff hit single the summer anthem "Barefoot and Crazy. " Queen Latifah Persona (Verve) – The Queen’s return to hip-hop is produced by heavy hitters Dr. Dre Cool & Dre and the Neptunes. It also features collaborations with Missy Elliott Mary J.