Rockumentaries: Metallica: Some Kind of Monster

Yesterday I rewatched Metallica: Some Kind of Monster after listening to the episode of a podcast I listen to- 60 Songs That Explain the 90s– focused on “Enter Sandman”, reminded me of it. The first time I watched it was 2005. I had recently landed in San Francisco… I was on Metallica’s turf… the world […]

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 The 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards: Rock Winners

The 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards: Rock Winners

OK…before we even get to who won last night, I have to continue to express how exciting it was to have some hard rock/metal bands featured on the GRAMMY telecast this year!  To see Metallica and Lang Lang with their pyro, and Nine Inch Nails and Queens of the Stone Age with Dave Grohl on […]

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 Top 5 Most Iconic GRAMMY Moments in Rock

Top 5 Most Iconic GRAMMY Moments in Rock

1. The first GRAMMY for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance was given in 1988…and Jethro Tull won for “Crest of a Knave” over Metallica, AC/DC, Iggy Pop, and Jane’s Addiction. The award was presented by Alice Cooper and Lita Ford, and a couple of snakes. This moment is the most iconic and discussed GRAMMY moment in […]

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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 They rescinded the offer.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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Bridge School Benefit (Neil Young, Metallica, Jerry Lee Lewis, Tom Waits, John Mayer, My Morning Jacket, Tegan & Sara, Regina Spektor), Shoreline Amphitheater, 10/28/07

Last year’s Bridge School Benefit may very well be the best concert I ever attend. Beyond stellar all-around performances by Devendra Banhart, Gillian Welch, Death Cab for Cutie, and Dave Matthews Band (who I’ve never understood beyond their fierce looking fiddler), I experienced things I had been waiting to see/hear my whole life, basically. First […]

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