Judas Priest celebrates a legendary metal anniversary


We've celebrated a lot of metal and hard rock anniversaries here on TG, and there have been plenty of them over the past year or two. 



Celebrating Ozzy guitarist Randy Rhoads

Last year, a number of classic metal albums hit their 25th anniversary, including Metallica’s Master of Puppets, Slayer’s Reign in Blood, and Megadeth’s Peace Sells.

Full metal publishing

Quality books written about metal used to be a rarity on store shelves. 

Fortunately, the shortage has abated in recent years, buyoed by Keith Richards's tell-all autobiography.

I Want My MTV headed to a theater near you

Last year MTV hit its 30th anniversary, and although I haven’t watched it in over a decade, and they probably haven’t played on music in at least that long, like many I pine for the good old days of the channel.

A legendary voice of metal has gone silent

No, we haven't lost any legendary singers in the world of metal, but this voice is one of the best known to any self respecting metalhead, the man behind this famous intro:

Some thoughts on the end of Napster

The bane of the music business is no more, never mind that the damage it caused is irreparable.

Lutetia asteroid is failed planet

New observations of the Lutetia asteroid have revealed that it's a planet that never properly formed.

How metal helped save vinyl

Years ago, I started seeing a lot of record stores that catered to rappers and DJ's by selling albums and turn tables.



Study: Halloween makeup contains heavy metals

A study of Halloween makeup has discovered something horrific: there is heavy metal in some of the products, and it isn't the Megadeth or Kiss kind.

Will Beavis and Butthead heckle metal again?

The revival of Beavis and Butthead is nearly upon us, as the show will be back officially on October 27. Of course, B&B creator Mike Judge has been doing a lot of press and promotion for his favorite creation.

Slayer's Reign in Blood and the peak of thrash

1986 was an amazing year for metal, and with the speed metal/thrash scene peaking, three masterpieces of the genre came out that are all currently celebrating their 25th anniversaries. 



Team creates 'living' cells made of metal

Scottish scientists say they've taken the first steps towards creating a form of life based on inorganic elements.

On metal, hard rock and Neil Zlozower



Anyone who grew up a fan of metal and hard rock in the '70's and '80's should know the name Neil Zlozower, and if you don't, you certainly know his photography. 



Anvil finally makes it - sort of

Who hasn't heard of Anvil by now? 

Two years ago, the documentary about the metal band became the hottest thing since sliced bread, and the whole world learned about this band from Canada that just wouldn’t give up on their dream.

Metal and your mental health

One of the biggest misconceptions people have about metal is it screws kids up, or makes them delinquents.

Researchers develop 25TB titanium-oxide disc

A team of Japanese researchers has created a material that could be used to manufacture a low-price "super disc" with a capacity of 25 terabytes.