Metallica celebrates 30 years of metal

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.

On Guitar Hero and Led Zeppelin

When Guitar Hero first started out, it was really tough to get big bands to commit. 

Forget the Hangover tattoo - try removing these!

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.

Back to the metal underground at square one

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.

Peace sells, but who's buying?

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. 

When Metallica broke out of the Metal underground

When KJ Doughton headed up Metallica's fan club, and volunteered to help spread the word, who could have predicted the band would have become as big as they did?

Metallica back in the good old days

If you're a fan of metal, there's certain names you'd see on album thank you lists, people who became known for being a big help behind the scenes. 

Stephen King still digs Metal

In Stephen King's On Writing, the best selling author talked about how important it is to create an environment where creativity can thrive, and that meant pushing out the outside world.

Part II: Kill 'Em All and the Big Four

Along with making it all the way down from Seattle to see The Big Four show in Indio, CA, KJ Doughton was also one of the chosen few who got see Metallica get inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 

The Big Four: Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax and Megadeth

It was the tour many thought wouldn't happen, but it blazed across Europe, and recently had a triumphant show in Indio, CA. 

Unplugging: Lollapalooza’s lively line up and a Buddy Holly tribute

What’s hot in the music world? MXDWN has the Unplugging update all right here.

Perry Farrell to Premiere Precision Guided Musicians at Art Basel and More [Unplugging]

This week we’ll take a look at Jane’s Addiction frontman Perry Farrell’s Precision Guided Musicians project - which fuses music and technology to transcend the barriers of conventional art - and much more!

The "Big Four" Make Metal History and More [Unplugging]

It’s always nice to see bands put aside their differences and come together for one night of legendary music making. That was the case for the “big four” in thrash metal – Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax, and Megadeth – at the Sonisphere Festival in Sofia, Bulgaria.