The bane of the music business is no more, never mind that the damage it caused is irreparable.
Like many Metallica fans, I once waited with bated breath to see the world premiere of the band's first video, One, on MTV.
2011 has been a huge year of anniversaries in the headbanging metal world, especially thrash metal.
The artists I admire most are the fearless ones, and I especially admire musicians who aren't afraid to take risks or fail.
Years ago, I started seeing a lot of record stores that catered to rappers and DJ's by selling albums and turn tables.
You may have noticed that Metallica's back again with a very bizarre new project, collaborating with Lou Reed on an album called Lulu.
Ah, yes. Duke Nukem 3D. Now that takes me back some years. Well, to 1996, to be exact, when I first played the game on my Pentium Pro PC. You see? 1996 wasn't only memorable because Metallica sold out (again) with Load.
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.
It's hard to believe twenty-five years have passed since Metallica lost bassist Cliff Burton in a freak bus accident on September 27, 1986.
Beavis and Butthead are scheduled to return to MTV on October 27. The rebooted series will undoubtedly feature certain favorite elements from the original show, with some new things thrown in as well.
As any self-respecting metalhead knows by now, The Big Four of Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax played Yankee Stadium on September 14.
There's many of us out there who'd never even heard of Diamond Head before Metallica started covering their tunes.
There's also plenty of people who didn't know the song "Am I Evil?" was actually a Diamond Head cover.
When I saw the news that Jani Lane, the lead singer of Warrant, had finally lost his battle against alcoholism at the age of 47, I was shocked for about half a second, then reality quickly set in.
It's the old cliché about how something a long time ago feels like it was just yesterday, but I can absolutely remember Metallica's Black album coming out like it was yesterday.
Now that the 20th anniversary of Nirvana’s groundbreaking Nevermind album is upon us, a lot is being said about how the grunge group killed off the dreaded hair bands of the 80s.
Metallica played its first gig at the long gone Anaheim CA club Radio City on March 14, 1982, and made their vinyl debut on the Metal Massacre album compilation on June 14, 1982.
When Guitar Hero first started out, it was really tough to get big bands to commit.
When Metallica was making fun of Axl Rose on their documentary, A Year and a Half in the Life, The Guns 'N Roses singer threw a fit and demanded the video be changed - or else.
With the Big Four of metal, Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax, all finally touring together, it's amazing to see how far things have come since these bands got started three decades ago.
It's hard to believe that the best albums of the thrash / speed metal genre, Metallica's Master of Puppets, Megadeth's Peace Sells, and Slayer's Reign In Blood, all came out twenty-five years ago.