The 2008 HardRockChick.com Awards

Best Shows: These 10 immediately come to mind as shows that really wowed me in 2008. 1. Nine Inch Nails, Deerhunter @ The Forum, 9/6/08 2. The Dillinger Escape Plan, The Bled @ BOTH, 4/7/08: 3. Marilyn Manson, Ours @ The Warfield, 2/20/08 4. Saul Williams, Dragons of Zynth @ Slim’s, 3/21/08 5. Black Rebel […]

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Trent Reznor: #1 Sexiest Male Atheist

My TR google alerts always reveal interesting things: from atheistmind.com Number 1: Trent Reznor (1965-) Career: American Singer and Producer for Nine Inch Nails Claim to Atheism: There are just some things that don’t seem very fair in the world, like this fucking hypocrisy of organized religion. I just don’t understand how people can blindly […]

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NYT Article: Songs From the Heart of a Marketing Plan

The New York Times recently featured an article discussing music licensing, and its potential effects on the creative process of creating new music in the future. You know, I’m really starting to get sick of the whining about the music industry not being what it used to be. It is what it is, and let’s […]

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Metallica, Lamb of God, The Sword @ Oracle Arena, 12/20/08

In 1992, when I was 12 years old, I asked my parents if I could go see the Metallica and Guns ‘n Roses show (which was supposed to be supported by Nirvana) in Houston. They told me, “sure, if you wear a football helmet”. I said, “no problem”. They rescinded the offer. Fast forward to […]

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Pink is the New Blog's Reznor Interview

A very nice interview, Trent (both of you). This proves that bloggers do it better. ~Trent on New Wave, Band Camp, Malcolm Gladwell, Experiencing Music, and Coming Down off a Tour: Trent Reznor Interview, 12.13.08by trentisthenewpink

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An Evening with The Black Crowes @ The Fillmore, 12/19/08

I think I bought the tickets for this show six months ago. Many tickets have arrived and gone since then, but these had safely stayed in my ticket envelope as what would be one of my last shows of the year. Somehow The Black Crowes have always eluded me. I never quite understand how this […]

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Suck

At first I thought that one of my fave books You Suck, was being swept up in the current vampire craze (which I luv, BTW), but it might even be better:

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rock out SF: the black crowes, metallica, the sword

thursday/december 18: high on fire @ gamh friday/december 19: the black crowes @ the fillmore saturday/december 20: metallica/lamb of god/the sword @ oracle arena sunday/december 21: fall out boy @ gamh! (kidding) monday/december 22: -pass- tuesday/december 23: lil’ wayne @ oracle arena wednesday/december 24: jingle bells jingle bells

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New music from A Perfect Circle on the way

Blabbermouth reports that Maynard James Keenan recently revealed in an interview that he and Billy Howerdel are working on new APC material. While he said that they may not put out a full album or do a full tour, they maywould most likely release a few songs online and do some one off shows. I’m […]

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Dillinger Escape Plan are Angels for Animals…yep, you read that right.

Peta 2 video interview reveals that the hard rockin’ guys are animal luvah’s…and Blabbermouth follows this up with an article on founding member Benjamin Weinman’s side project, GARMUTT- clothes for dogs. You also read that right. See more from the Dillinger Escape Plan at peta2.com That shirt says “Def Shepherd”.

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Metallica's New All Nightmare Long Video

Part Re-Animator, Part Outbreak, Metallica’s new video is disturbing, particularly the cat scene. View it here. And here’s the trailer for Re-Animator, just in case you forgot how good it is.

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metal xmas

I f’in’ hate xmas music….but I might consider this: We Wish You a Metal Xmas…and a Headbanging New Year

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NIN fan freak-out leads to potential NIN-fan geek-out

Freak-out: Once some of the saner, smarter fans waded through their own personal min-freak-outs, the suggestion was brought up that we should take matters into our own hands. Next thing you know, nin.com posts updates about lax camera policies at upcoming shows. Not that that stopped us before….but, a coordinated plan is in full effect […]

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The Dark Lord of Logos

Some are more readable than others…but you can’t communicate a genre of music better at a glance than with one of these.

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Rock Icon: Bettie Page in Critical Condition

Wishing her well… From the Associated Press: LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bettie Page, a 1950s pinup known for her raven-haired bangs and saucy come-hither looks, was hospitalized in intensive care after suffering a heart attack, her agent said Friday. “She’s critically ill,” Mark Roesler of the Curtis Management Group told The Associated Press. He said […]

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