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10 Songs Revolving Around Mental Issues
10 Songs Revolving Around Mental Issues
50 comments, 18 votes
Who needs Rock Hall when you can have species named after you?
How To Record Guitar: Microphone Placement
8 Bands We'd Like To See Release At Least One More Album
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Metal In Japan: Part 2
Metal In Japan: Part 2
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In this part, we talk about visual kei, the most commercially successful kind of Japanese metal music, and how it developed.
10 Vegan Rock Stars
Queen: 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Lyrical Interpretation
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Metal in Japan: Part 3
Metal In Japan: Part 3

The final part of my series about heavy metal in Japan, focusing on the more extreme underground elements of the scene there.

POSTED: 11/18/2014 - 02:38 am

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8 Reasons to Love the New Foo Fighters Record
8 Reasons To Love The New Foo Fighters Record

"Sonic Highways" is out now! Here's why you should buy it!

POSTED: 11/17/2014 - 08:33 am

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7 Animals Named After Rock Legends
7 Animals Named After Rock Legends

Who needs Rock Hall when you can have species named after you?

POSTED: 11/14/2014 - 10:43 am

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Why Rock Music Deserves Just as Much Respect as Classical
Why Rock Music Deserves Just As Much Respect As Classical

Most people see classical music as superior to rock. But here are some ways in which rock stars are actually more talented than classical musicians.

POSTED: 11/13/2014 - 05:11 am

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The History of Relic Guitars
The History Of Relic Guitars

It seems everyone and their mother has an opinion on relic guitars, brand new guitars come out of the factory looking like they've seen 50 years of use and abuse. But, how did Bob Dylan, Fender Custom Shop and the bassist who wrote "Walk the Dinosaur" come together to make fake-aged guitars?

POSTED: 11/11/2014 - 10:47 am

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Guitar Beginners, Here's Why You Should Get Into Hank Marvin
Guitar Beginners, Here's Why You Should Get Into Hank Marvin

Some of you might judge this kind of player "passé", but here are the actual reasons why the guitarist from The Shadows might make you less of a beginner, regardless of your style.

POSTED: 11/11/2014 - 10:31 am

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Metal in Japan: Part 2
Metal In Japan: Part 2

Part 2 of my series about heavy metal music in Japan. In this part, I talk about visual kei, the most commercially successful kind of Japanese metal music, and how it developed.

POSTED: 11/11/2014 - 10:06 am

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Remembering Wayne Static: His Greatest Moments
Remembering Wayne Static: His Greatest Moments

Let's take a moment and honor the late Static-X frontman.

POSTED: 11/07/2014 - 11:26 am

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10 Songs to Spook Up Your Halloween
10 Songs To Spook Up Your Halloween

Name a song to spice up a guitar lover's Halloween.

POSTED: 11/01/2014 - 02:56 pm

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Introduction to Goregrind and Pornogore
Introduction To Goregrind And Pornogore

Ever wondered how the hell can someone enjoy a whole album of low chugging riffs that stretch from first to third fret, fuzzy bass with more fuzz than bass, drums that sound like cans and a lower-than-bass vocal that sounds like an evil dying pig? Well, read on my ignorant brother for you might be enlightened!

POSTED: 10/30/2014 - 12:04 pm

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