Living in Spotlight's Shadow. Part 22
Everyone's waited a long time. I think you'll forgive me. O wretched waif I am.

POSTED: 02/06/2016 - 12:21 pm

UG's KerryKing01: Top 5 Up and Coming Metal Bands to Carry the Torch
The 5 young metal bands who are the best candidates for up and coming metal bands to carry the torch.

POSTED: 01/08/2016 - 12:50 pm

What If Metallica Never Released 'The Black Album?'
What if one of the most influential and important metal albums of all time had never happened? What could some of the consequences be and what could've been some of the reasons for it not to have happened?

POSTED: 11/09/2015 - 11:22 am

Living in Spotlight's Shadow. Part 21
How do you walk away from that? Where do you go?

POSTED: 10/27/2015 - 08:22 am

Living in Spotlight's Shadow. Part 20
What makes me think I deserve any explanation anymore?

POSTED: 10/16/2015 - 11:47 pm

Living in Spotlight's Shadow. Part 19
We all have our demons.

POSTED: 09/18/2015 - 10:25 am

Ultimate Inspiration: Guitar vs. Girlfriend
A true story about how these two things may be correlated.

POSTED: 09/18/2015 - 09:08 am

Living in Spotlight's Shadow. Part 18
We're in.

POSTED: 09/15/2015 - 11:08 am

What if Dave Mustaine Was Never Fired From Metallica?
Here's what would've happened, for sure.

POSTED: 09/04/2015 - 03:52 pm

Living in Spotlight's Shadow. Part 17
What do you want me to do? Apologize for who I am?

POSTED: 09/04/2015 - 10:46 am

Living in Spotlight's Shadow. Part 16
I don't think. Like the shoe ad, I just do.

POSTED: 08/28/2015 - 04:26 pm

Living in Spotlight's Shadow. Part 15
It's quite a show.

POSTED: 08/18/2015 - 03:50 pm

Living in Spotlight's Shadow. Part 14
If I'm honest, the idea seemed insane at that moment.

POSTED: 08/11/2015 - 02:51 pm

10 Iconic Guitars That Have Extremely Tiny Men Living Inside of Them
Awesome guitars are a dime a dozen, but these guitars really stand above the rest. Also, they have extremely tiny men living inside of them!

POSTED: 07/28/2015 - 01:19 pm

Crossroads. Part 19
The first few times we practiced with Push, his voice sounded reedy, as if he was holding back. It was like he didn't like the sound of his own voice when it was amplified through a microphone...

POSTED: 07/14/2015 - 03:00 pm

Living in Spotlight's Shadow. Part 13
Everything passes if you wait long enough.

POSTED: 07/07/2015 - 04:02 pm

Living in Spotlight's Shadow. Part 12
I'll be crossing the void by dinnertime. And possibly with company, to boot.

POSTED: 06/24/2015 - 03:44 pm

Living in Spotlight's Shadow. Part 11
So. Here I am. Free, and alone, after all.

POSTED: 06/04/2015 - 03:46 pm

Living In Spotlight's Shadow. Part 10
Everything has been building up to this moment.

POSTED: 06/02/2015 - 04:13 pm

Living in Spotlight's Shadow. Part 9
Once again, I'm convinced the fates have conspired against me.

POSTED: 05/22/2015 - 01:33 pm

Living in Spotlight's Shadow. Part 8
What's worse? Being tied down to a sinking ship or being alone, but free?

POSTED: 04/21/2015 - 03:15 pm

Living in Spotlight's Shadow. Part 7
I can't even remember the last time I had any fun with music.

POSTED: 04/16/2015 - 01:15 pm

10 Guitarists Who Look Great on a List
Make no mistake, these guitarists are all great in their own individual ways. We don't care though. We're not ranking them. We just think they all look really cool on a list with each other! Keep this open in your web browser or something if you want someone to notice that you were looking at a cool list. Enjoy!

POSTED: 04/13/2015 - 04:12 pm

Living in Spotlight's Shadow. Part 6
Sometimes it's better to just silently stand there, and hope for a better outcome.

POSTED: 04/07/2015 - 01:31 pm

Living in Spotlight's Shadow. Part 5
Now that the bomb's detonated, all I can do is brace for the oncoming shockwave.

POSTED: 03/31/2015 - 12:55 pm

Living In Spotlight's Shadow. Part 4
Is the ultimate answer a fear of commitment in the face of certain defeat?

POSTED: 03/22/2015 - 01:33 pm

Give Dave Grohl All That You Have
We interrupt our regularly scheduled program to bring you this special news bulletin.

POSTED: 01/16/2015 - 02:47 pm

Ten Iconic Guitar Solos You've Been Playing All Wrong
Here's something you won't find in the tabs.

POSTED: 01/13/2015 - 04:12 pm

Top 10 Drummer Stereotypes
Not all of them are true actually.

POSTED: 01/13/2015 - 04:12 pm

Broken Face
Somebody please help me. I played a guitar solo for my friend and literally melted his face off, and now his family is taking legal action.

POSTED: 01/13/2015 - 10:19 am

Subliminal Melody. Part 3
Running up to the audition, Dylan is finally having a breakthrough thanks to a series of bizarre, unconnected experiences. But what if it's really something else? Something he can't ever fully understand...

POSTED: 01/13/2015 - 09:54 am

Subliminal Melody. Part 2
21 part story about an aspiring guitarist and his experience with the supernatural demon that possess him.

POSTED: 12/26/2014 - 02:29 pm

10 Songs With Great 42 Second Marks
Here are some great songs with great 42 second marks you need to check out!

POSTED: 09/29/2014 - 01:44 pm

Top 5 Most Anticipated Metal Albums of the Coming Year
Here are some albums we're waiting for.

POSTED: 09/01/2014 - 01:48 pm

5 Iconic Rock Stars That Don't Actually Exist
The list may actually surprise you.

POSTED: 04/30/2014 - 02:05 pm

Vivian Campbell discovers amazing Def Leppard material.

POSTED: 04/25/2014 - 02:21 pm

To Play Some Music
Journey deny writing "Jukebox Hero."

POSTED: 04/21/2014 - 01:56 pm

Nothing Else Matters
The Metallica announcement the world has been waiting for...

POSTED: 04/21/2014 - 09:23 am

Why Go
Eddie Vedder almost quits Pearl Jam after bandmate calls ukulele gay.

POSTED: 04/18/2014 - 01:29 pm

Knockin' on Heaven's Door
Guitar Center employee goes into shock after not hearingĀ "Sweet Child O' Mine" for an entire day.

POSTED: 04/11/2014 - 03:05 pm

Make You Mine (eBook excerpt)
Tia's band is playing their first real bar gig. They're starting to find their sound, but things still aren't right between the three girls...

POSTED: 04/10/2014 - 03:23 pm

My Poor Brain
Dave Grohl accidentally writes new Foo Fighters album.

POSTED: 04/01/2014 - 01:20 pm

Are We the Waiting
Fans eagerly await the release of Green Day's first-ever punk album.

POSTED: 03/19/2014 - 03:03 pm

Houses of the Holy
Church-goer confesses to not knowing who Led Zeppelin is: concerned priest comes forward.

POSTED: 03/18/2014 - 03:06 pm

Under Bright Lights (eBook Excerpt)
This is an excerpt from "Under Bright Lights," the fourth ebook in the Lady Art Rock series. It features the band's first gig, and a little nervous excitement from the players. The full ebook is NSFW, and only for 18+. It is available at

POSTED: 03/18/2014 - 03:05 pm

Brad Whitford Saves The World
"Do you expect me to play you the solo to 'Last Child'?" "No, Mr. Whitford, I expect you to die!"

POSTED: 03/12/2014 - 02:49 pm

Ask Van Hammersmith: How to Dump a Band
I play bass in a band. My friend (the lead guitarist) and I left the band to join a better band...

POSTED: 01/06/2014 - 12:55 pm

Ask Van Hammersmith: Band of Equals
I started a band with a close drummer friend, and another friend (who's the only bassist I even know)...

POSTED: 12/24/2013 - 12:27 pm

Living In Spotlight's Shadow. Part 3
Showtime in T-minus sixty and counting: The outlook could not be bleaker.

POSTED: 12/12/2013 - 02:40 pm

Last Hour. Part 9
Ever more the tension grows. But who controls the future?

POSTED: 12/12/2013 - 12:05 pm