The year's highlights came from the Southern Hemisphere, the rage within, and the mouths of babes
You don't need a half-wit music critic to tell you it's been a remarkable year for America, one historians will be discussing and researching for centuries to come. War, financial collapse, politics, technology: All have been dinner-table topics for many Americans. Racial barriers in 2008 were dem ... More >>
In a year worthy of your rage, metal delivered in spades. What with the economy circling the drain and Sarah Palin coming down from the tundra and then refusing to go back, 2008's been the kind of year that really makes you want to smash your head into walls or punch random strangers in the face. G ... More >>
Why Chinese Democracy's fine print is way more fun than the record itself
'80s hair-metal god Sebastian Bach keeps it transparent
Angel Down (MRV)
Slash touts his new band as others celebrate the old one
Why da Bears will spank the Colts come Sunday
Celtic Frost goes beyond mere symbolism.
Helping a young genre grow up.
The vagaries of musician tax returns and other conundrums.
Willie Nelson goes gay (for a song).
Rock 'n' Roll: It's Not About the Hair Anymore
Rocking modern art
Throw your cans in the air
Hemmed in, polluted, under police guard, the New River is still as untamed as it gets in Fort Lauderdale
The Remnants (self-released)
Gettin' through the night can involve strapping on one of the meanest-looking dongs in Fort Lauderdale
Indie rock at the Factory
The metal master born Robert Cummings hopes to take his hard rock to Hollywood
Words like silly donít apply to The Factory, but how about bizarre?
Live Era '87-'93
The waves, winds, and tides conspired to send the canoe miles into the Gulf of Mexico. A writer deals with his own mortality during a life-and-death struggle.