Each week on That Metal Show, Eddie, Don and Jim rank their favorite musical moments from the worlds of hard rock and heavy metal in the TMS Top 5 and then argue about what the final ranking should be. This week, in honor of guest Mick Mars, That Metal Debate centered on picking the 5 best songs from one of rock’s most legendary bands, those dirty denizens of The Sunset Strip, Mötley Crüe! Since bursting on the scene in the early ’80s, the Mötleys have unleashed a torrent of great albums packed full of killer riffs and attitude galore. Narrowing down their top 5 songs was such an arduous the boys enlisted the help of Metal Church guitarist Kurdt Vanderhoof to help them decide the best of the best. Check out The TMS Top 5 Mötley Crüe Songs plus Kurdt and the boys personal picks on the following pages and vote for your favorite Mötley tunes on the final page! Read more…
2014′s SXSW festivities have begun and we’re heading down to Austin, Texas this week to rock out at “Palladia’s EPIC. AWESOME. SHOWCASE.” Palladia, the ultimate destination for 24/7 hi-def live music, is taking over Cedar Door Grill on Wednesday, March 12 and presenting an exclusive, invite-only concert featuring Aloe Blacc, Bleachers, Sam Smith, Phantogram, Johnnyswim and Bravesoul.
We’ll be documenting all of the action at SXSW using the hashtag #EpicAwesome and we want you to do the same! Hit up Twitter and use the #EpicAwesome hashtag to tell us about the the shows you’re attending and if your tweets stand out, you could win a chance to program Palladia for an entire day with the live music YOU want.
Since kicking off last month, Miley Cyrus has jampacked her Bangerz tour with more suggestive poses than you can shake a foam finger at. From massive fake (and real) tongues, gigantic hot dogs and mackin’ it with Katy Perry, she’s pushed the envelope in every way she can. But the “Wrecking Ball” singer smashed her own standards Friday night in Chicago, with a little help from a performer known as ‘Amazon Ashley’…
For most of us, being a teenager means slogging through high school, struggling with adolescence and desperately hoping for a hot date for the school dance. However, there are some teenagers out there who are instant musical legends. It didn’t take them years of doing crappy gigs to get to the top; the 20 pop music prodigies on our list wrote and recorded landmark albums before they were even old enough to legally drink.
Everybody clap your hands! Fall Out Boy‘s addictive and catchy “Young Volcanoes” has been jammed into a brilliant 60-second mix and it’s oozing with molten lava goodness. This band may have emerged from Chicago’s underground hardcore punk scene, but they’ve since spread their wings and they’re flying all over the place now. Sure, they had a two year hiatus that broke all of our hearts, but those days are behind us and we’re focused on the bigger picture now. You know what we’re talking about: their Stop/Watch amazingness, obviously.
It’s safe to say that aging hits some folks harder than others, and people definitely change as they grow older. But sometimes Mother Nature gets a little help! The music industry is filled with those who perpetually try to stay young, and many turn to the surgeon’s knife to help keep that youthful glow. We’re not one to point fingers, but many rock stars look distinctly “different” than they did when they first burst onto the scene years ago. Bad genes or bad docs? That’s for you to decide!
It’s been 17 years since the death of the Notorious B.I.G. and his influence can still be felt throughout music today. The Brooklyn-born rapper was a colorful storyteller, multi-platinum selling artist and a style innovator, know for his sharp suits and signature Coogi sweaters.
With the amazing announcement that Gerardo, singer of the memorable 1991 hit, “Rico Suave,” will be starring in his own VH1 reality series, our thoughts turned to all the one hit wonders we remember from the `90s. While we started to rock out to their signature tunes, we wondered who’d be ripe to make their resurgence via VH1′s stellar crop of reality shows.