Record Recap: Marilyn Manson/The High End of the Low

First let me get this out of the way- I HATE the cover art for this album. What is going on there? On the other hand, I kinda like the album name. Mostly because I think it’s a good descriptor of the album itself (it’s not good but it’s not bad), Manson’s state of mind […]

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The Prodigy Packs a Punch, with Tenderlions @ The Warfield, 5/28/09

When I was getting over grunge, I spent about a year engrossed in the club kid scene in Austin in the mid nineties. Prodigy’s Fat of the Land had just released, and it bridged the gap between my industrial roots in NIN and Manson, and the dance/trance Keoki style music that accompanied a couple of […]

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Top 5 She's Songs

She’s Lost Control/Joy Division: She’s In Parties/Bauhaus: She’s Gone/Brian Jonestown Massacre: She’s Hit/The Birthday Party: Living Loving Maid (She’s Just a Woman)/Led Zeppelin:

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"Don't Post This on a Blog- or We'll Kick Your Ass!" says Perry

My NIN friend Victoria caught this on film at the Vegas NIN/JA show…Perry looked right in the camera. Hilarious! Jane’s Addiction – Blushing Pictures + Blog = Kicked Ass – Las Vegas, NV from victoria w on Vimeo. See more of Victoria’s lovely videos here. In all seriousness, though, please don’t kick my ass, Perry!

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NIN/JA Tour Diary 5- Mountain View- Then She Did

I’m very happy to share with you all one of the most exciting experiences of my life. My friend and I made the $1000 donation to help out Eric. It’s an amazing thing to be a part of- the total as of now is somewhere around $600K in three days. That’s the power of a […]

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NIN/JA Tour Diary 4- Santa Barbara- Broken

TR quote: “Welcome to Brunch with Nine Inch Nails” NIN/JA Tour Diary 4- Santa Barbara- Broken from hardrockchick on Vimeo. As you can see below, Sin was indeed played- this just shows how garbled your brain is after getting brutalized in the pit… NIN Setlist: 1. Home 2. Somewhat Damaged 3. Sin 4. March of […]

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NIN/JA Tour Diary 3- Las Vegas- Worth the Wait

So…no before and after commentary video for me this time. Why? I was too tired to string together sentences. The last 4 days have been completely amazing. I’ve met great people, and really have been able to submerse myself in the moment of everything. After arriving in Vegas, we scoped out the venue and verified […]

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Interview with Chris Corner of IAMX

I’ve been a fan of Chris Corner and IAMX for a long time. He writes great lyrics, and puts on amazing live performances. Below is my interview with Chris regarding his latest album and his upcoming US tour. HardRockChick: What was the creative impetus behind ‘Kingdom of Welcome Addiction’? What mood were you in when […]

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myspace find: dogs of winter

Name: dogs of winter From: Brooklyn Shares DNA With: Mastodon, Underoath, Apocalyptica, The New Regime Feels Like: Reading Kurt Vonnegut while listening to some metal from the last 4 decades on shuffle Key to Success: strong guitar and harmonizing vocals are easily dramatic Needs To Work On: album sounds a bit disjointed

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Trent Reznor's 'True Fan' Interview

trent reznor fan-interview from wretchi wretch on Vimeo. It all started after the Digg interview, when fans on nin.com were upset about some of the questions asked. TR offered to answer questions, stating that this was a test of our ability to self organize. HRC tried to help out with this, but the project was […]

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Anvil: The Story of Anvil \m/ Metal Inspiration

Anvil: The Story of Anvil I’d heard nothing but amazing things about this film. And documentaries are my second favorite genre after horror films- especially ones that involve music. I missed the original screening at Slim’s last month, but luckily I had a second chance out amidst the fog at The Bridge theater, complete with […]

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Chris Cornell Makes Me Scream @ The Grand, 5/1/09

I said I wouldn’t do it. I was going to pass up seeing Chris Cornell this time around because my experience with last year’s Fillmore Scream set was slightly traumatizing. I really tried to be open minded about this Timbaland album, but I just can’t do it. I don’t know if that makes me a […]

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