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Music, All Shook Down Iron Maiden Singer Thinks "Punk Was Rubbish" Because He Doesn't Know What Punk Is

Iron Maiden Singer Thinks "Punk Was Rubbish" Because He Doesn't Know What Punk Is

Last week, spandex-loving metal elf Bruce Dickinson sat down with folky singer-songwriter (and ex-punk rocker) Frank Turner for interview in the UK Guardian. The two discussed many things: the amount of concentration needed to perform for huge audiences, the secret to…
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Culture, Kill Your Television Shoulders Above the Rest: No Heads, But Hot Bods in <i>Sleepy Hollow</i>

Shoulders Above the Rest: No Heads, But Hot Bods in Sleepy Hollow

When I first heard that Fox was going to have a show based on The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving, I got excited. The original story has weird ye-olde American Goth elements, and Ichabod Crane is a giant…
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Music, Hear This Saxon: Show Preview

Saxon: Show Preview

It may not have reached the global audience of fellow New Wave of British Heavy Metal bands like Iron Maiden and Def Leppard, but veteran U.K. group Saxon has definitely earned its place in headbanging history. Led by charismatic singer…
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Music, All Shook Down Five Musicians With Ultra-Weird Post-Fame Jobs

Five Musicians With Ultra-Weird Post-Fame Jobs

One of the few problems you deal with when you're a moderately successful musician is figuring out what to do with your life once your career is over. Facing life off the road can be a terrifying and boring prospect…
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Music, All Shook Down Almost Famous: Five Musicians Who Left Before Their Bands Blew Up

Almost Famous: Five Musicians Who Left Before Their Bands Blew Up

This week, the world found out that, had he played his cards differently, Ryan Gosling could've been a Backstreet Boy. By all accounts, he thought joining the band would've been a waste of time, since New Kids On The Block…
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Music, All Shook Down Live Review, 8/3/12: Iron Maiden Dominates Shoreline

Live Review, 8/3/12: Iron Maiden Dominates Shoreline

Iron Maiden Coheed and Cambria Friday, August 2, 2012 Shoreline Amphitheatre Better than: Spending the evening with any other '80s metal band, and arguably any metal band period. Reliving past glories with tours that focus on classic albums or eras…
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Music, All Shook Down The Melvins' Old Van Is for Sale, But Here Are Five Tour Vehicles We'd Much Prefer

The Melvins' Old Van Is for Sale, But Here Are Five Tour Vehicles We'd Much Prefer

Remember when you were 12 years old and you'd draw the logos of your favorite bands all over your school books? Well, one time, Kurt Cobain did that to The Melvins' van, leaving behind a little portrait of Kiss (plus…
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Music, All Shook Down Is Iron Maiden Really Better Than Metallica?

Is Iron Maiden Really Better Than Metallica?

Iron Maiden is better than Metallica. We don't necessarily agree, but that was the contention made by Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson in a recent interview with UK magazine Metal Hammer. "You've just got to have a sense of fearlessness,"…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top 10 Music-Related Children's Costumes

The Top 10 Music-Related Children's Costumes

So last week you may have seen us going apeshit over this rad dude who made his three-year-old son a mind-blowing Deadmau5 costume for Halloween. Having concluded that he's pretty much the best dad ever, we started thinking about what…
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Music, All Shook Down Slayer's Kerry King Talks Messing Up Guitar Solos, the New Metallica, and Playing with the Beastie Boys

Slayer's Kerry King Talks Messing Up Guitar Solos, the New Metallica, and Playing with the Beastie Boys

Los Angeles thrash-metal juggernaut Slayer has been kicking ass so ferociously for so long that the word "fucking" has practically been appended to the front of the band's name. Raising the metal bar for brutality and blasphemy over the course…
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Music, All Shook Down Last Night: Iron Maiden's Metal Juggernaut Gets Father's Day Crowd Headbanging

Last Night: Iron Maiden's Metal Juggernaut Gets Father's Day Crowd Headbanging

Iron MaidenDream Theater@Sleep Train PavilionSunday, June 20, 2010Better than: Any other metal band with 35+ years under its belt. Iron Maiden has always fallen into that category of venerable metal or hard-rock outfit that you simply do not miss when they…
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Music, Iron Maiden and R.E.M. battle to transport fans back in time

Iron Maiden and R.E.M. battle to transport fans back in time

At first glance, the two summer tour giants — Iron Maiden and R.E.M. — hitting the Bay Area this week have fuck all in common. One wields epic odes to mayhem and bloodshed with all the subtlety of a rampaging…
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Music, Let's Get Killed A heavy metal snob separates the shredders from the posers

A heavy metal snob separates the shredders from the posers

When you download a song from iTunes, your computer doesn't cough and remark rudely, "Um, yeah, you're downloading that Arcade Fire song now? Everyone else is already totally sick of it." When you fill your iPod with Justin Timberlake tracks,…
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Music, Reviewed The Fucking Champs

The Fucking Champs

The Fucking Champs lapped Led Zeppelin a few years ago in their quest for metal dominance. The muted power chord chops that the former band, now joined by Trans Am's Phil Manley, lift from weak, blues-based rock puts the Champs…
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Music, Heady Metal

Heady Metal

When it comes to heavy metal, 2005 will be remembered as the year that the promising "Sounds of the Underground" tour debuted, metalcore dominated the scene popularity-wise, and Iron Maiden got egged at Ozzfest. There weren't a lot of big…
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Music, Reviewed Iron Maiden

Iron Maiden

In a classic case of sending mixed signals, the British metal stalwarts of Iron Maiden tagged their uneven career-spanning two-disc set as "essential," but wisely decided to focus strictly on their first four albums during their co-headlining set at this…
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Music, Hear This Hear This

Hear This

If you grew up in the '80s, you remember it well: Your best friend had this older brother who'd taken to wearing tight black jeans and chains. Sometimes, while playing with He-Man's Castle Grey Skull or Malibu Barbie's Malibu Beach…
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