The Grammys is one of those events that are a lot like the Academy Awards. Often times the right people win, and many times it’s obvious the voters don’t know sh*t from shinola. This is what happened back in 1989 when Metallica’s first opportunity to win a Grammy went to Jethro Tull instead, which caused significant booing from the fans in the audience.
Rolling Stone magazine recently conducted a poll for the greatest heavy metal albums of all time.
There were certain common denominator bands we all listened to before any of us ever heard the term "The Big Four."
2011 was quite a year for Metallica and the Big Four of metal, which was obvious considering the big tour every die hard metal fan had been praying for since the dawn of time finally came together.
As a young metalhead, the mid-eighties were a really exciting time for me. Speed/thrash metal was an exciting sound, bringing in the anger and velocity of punk, taking the music into brave new territory.
2011 has been a huge year of anniversaries in the headbanging metal world, especially thrash metal.
In light of National Metal Day, MXDWN honors all the hard rockers in the news this week, because without them, what would we head bang to?
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.
As any self-respecting metalhead knows by now, The Big Four of Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax played Yankee Stadium on September 14.
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.
For those feeling a little blue about the fleeting summer, let us reassure you that you have much to look forward to.
One of the biggest misconceptions people have about metal is it screws kids up, or makes them delinquents.
The never-ending debate about the alleged link between violence and video games has hit the news yet again.
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 was the tour many thought wouldn't happen, but it blazed across Europe, and recently had a triumphant show in Indio, CA.
What’s hot in the music world? MXDWN has the Unplugging update all right here.
Away from the computer and the mobile web, there's a whole lot of music going on. It's time for Unplugging with our friends at Mxdwn.com.
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.