Marilyn Manson: Controv...

What does it take to be a very much talked about metal band in our generation?  A unique mixture of sonic influences?  Controversy?  Elaborate stage personas and costumes?  The religious and political right waging war against you?  Controversy?  In-band turmoil, including an onstage...

Pantera: Power Groove D...

Being in a professional rock band is very hard work.  It involves sacrifice, countless hours in the studio and on the road, personal and collective evolution and the constant temptations that come with being a rock star.  Once a person decides to dedicate his life, time and energy to...

Rage Against the Machin...

Since the earliest beginnings of rock-n-roll, American music has been an avenue and conduit for artists to get their personal, spiritual and political views heard by the masses.  By the 1960’s this was such a prevalent them in music pop culture that the term “protest music” had been...

KISS: Controversial Roc...

One of the great things about being a rock musician or a fan of rock-n-roll music is that the live shows are unparalleled in comparison to other genres.  The energy, volume and aggression can leave those in attendance and on stage equally drained emotionally and physically, yet yearning...

Ozzy Osbourne: Godfathe...

  When you think of heavy metal one name will usually come to mind rather quickly.  Ozzy Osbourne.  And when it comes to names, Ozzy Osbourne may be associated with more heavy weights than any other man in metal.  Tony Iommi.  Randy Rhodes.  Geezer Butler.  Jake E. Lee.  Bill Ward. ...

Linkin Park: Progressor...

You have sold millions of records worldwide, including a Diamond album certified by the RIAA.  You have successfully taken to new heights a mixture of some of the most popular genres during your time.  You have collaborated with some of the hottest and most recognizable names in other...