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Anthrax Yuck It Up With The Boys Saturday On An All New Episode Of ‘That Metal Show’

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This Saturday ball busting reaches new heights (or lows, depending on your perspective) when Anthrax sits down with the boys in an all new episode of That Metal Show. There are laughs aplenty as Scott Ian, Charlie Benante and Frank Bello trade good-natured barbs with Don, Jim and Ed, and Anthrax singer Joey Belladonna dials into the ‘Metal Modem’ from the studio where he’s working on the band’s latest record.  On top of that, this week’s special musical guest is fellow thrash metal lifer Alex Skolnick from TestamentRead more…

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Late Bloomers: 10 Rappers Who Broke Through Later In Their Careers

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We often hear about how rap is a “young man’s sport,” but in a lot of instances this doesn’t seem to be the case. Many artist who get their shot at a young age, seem to fizzle out within the first few years of their newfound fame. Not everybody gets to drop a classic album at 20 like Nas did with Illmatic, or throw an entire label on their back at 16 like LL Cool J did with Def Jam.

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SONG PREMIERE: Hear Kelly Clarkson’s New Track “Tightrope” + Thoughts From The Singer Herself!

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We’re counting down the days until Piece By PieceKelly Clarkson‘s first album of all new material in over three years— hits stores on Tuesday, March 3rd. To hold you over, we’re premiering one never-before-heard album track each day leading up to release. Yesterday we gave you the gorgeous Sia-penned “Let Your Tears Fall,” and today were back with “Tightrope.” Give a listen, and read on for commentary from Kelly!

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Joe Elliott Explains Why Def Leppard’s Not A Heavy Metal Band, And Hey, That’s OK


Fresh off his appearance on That Metal Show‘s season 14 premiere, Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott sat down to chat with VH1 Classic On Tap‘s Nik Carter. Among other subjects, the singer discussed their recording plans, his love of classic British rock and how the music press has never quite gotten the band. Among their many misconceptions is the idea that Leppard are a heavy metal band. “We’re not dissing metal when we say we’re not metal. We’re not a reggae band either,” said Elliott, but, he added, “Get Scott Ian(from Anthrax), get Glenn Tipton from Judas Priest, and get Lemmy in a room and say to them ‘Def Leppard are a metal band. Discuss.’ They’ll all burst out laughing and say, ‘Off course they’re not. They’re a good hard rock band.” Read more…