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  • Interview: Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante chats at 70000 Tons of Metal

    Interview: Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante chats at 70000 Tons of Metal

    After six years of selling out the 70000 Tons of Metal cruise, skipper and brainchild Andy Piller reached into his bag of invitations for something bigger last summer. He got it in the form of the first Big 4 thrash band to ever commit to his undertaking in the form of Anthrax.   While that...
  • Luis Fonsi

    5 things you didn't know about Luis Fonsi

    Of Puerto Rican descent, singer-songwriter Luis Fonsi initially followed in the steps of such great Latin balladeers as José José before he made a complete transition into pop-spiced Latin music aimed at mainstream success, releasing such records as 2005's landmark Paso a Paso. He not only changed...
  • Top 10 best Hans Zimmer songs

    Top 10 best Hans Zimmer songs

    Some say it’s John Williams, while others will say it’s Thomas Newman or Howard Shore. The title for greatest cinematic composer however, may have to go to none other than Hans Zimmer. Throughout his forty year career, Hans Zimmer has provided the musical backdrop and emotional accompaniment to some...
  • 5 things you didn't know about Jenni Rivera

    5 things you didn't know about Jenni Rivera

    La Diva de la Banda, trailblazer and icon, the memory of Jenni Rivera and her contagious zest for life will always live on. The banda and ranchera artist leapt over countless hurdles to prove not only to herself, but to others, the power of hard work and confidence. Rivera tragically died in an...
  • Los Tigres del Norte

    5 things you didn't know about Los Tigres Del Norte

    An ensemble based in San Jose, Calif., Los Tigres Del Norte have strong cultural and stylistic ties to their hometown of Rosa Morada in Sinaloa, Mexico. The band draws upon norteña tradition, which features heavy polka and corridos (ballads) influence. The accordion and bajo sexto (a string...
  • Banda El Recodo

    5 things you didn't know about La Banda El Recodo

    Founded in 1938 by self-taught clarinet player Don Cruz Lizárraga, La Banda El Recodo have mastered the art of global domination and unity. Through blending Mexican heritage with the big band sounds of Latin, jazz, swing and classical, the group--which has understandably shifted the lineup countless...
  • The laser-eyed unicorn is coming back to Denver with Project Pabst 2017

    Project Pabst returning to Denver with Ice Cube, Phantogram, Kurt Vile, Danny Brown and more

    Last year, Project Pabst launched the Denver edition of their popular block party-style festival with performances from Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Charles Bradley, Best Coast, Big K.R.I.T. and more. Today, Project Pabst announced the 2017 lineup for their Denver festival and it once...
  • Before Daddy Yankee takes the stage at the upcoming L Festival, get to know him a little better with these five, little know facts. 

    5 things you didn't know about Daddy Yankee

    Puerto Rican recording artist Daddy Yankee has come a long way from his humble beginnings in the Villa Kennedy Housing Projects in San Juan. The 40-year-old former aspiring baseball player turned to a career in music. He got his big break with the release of his 2004 reggaeton/hip-hop album Barrio...
  • Blink-182, Weezer, Snoop Dogg to headline SunFest 2017

    Blink-182, Weezer, Snoop Dogg to headline SunFest 2017

    South Florida's SunFest has just announced its 2017 lineup. Unlike the previous years, any form of teasing about this year's lineup has been kept at a minimal. Last week, Blink-182 unintentionally confirmed their spot on the annual music festival's bill while announcing their upcoming tour dates. On...
  • Before Marco Antonia Solis headlines L Festival in March, make sure you learn these five facts about his music. 

    5 things you didn't know about Marco Antonio Solis

    Marco Antonio Solis is one of the most successful songwriters and recording artists in the history of commercial Latin pop music. As both a solo artist and as a member of Los Bukis, the veteran Mexican singer and guitar player has sold millions of albums throughout the world and has released...
  • Movies and music: It's time for the True/False Film Fest in Columbia, MO

    Movies and music: It's time for the True/False Film Fest in Columbia, MO

    There’s a time every year when a good portion of the population of Columbia, Missouri indulges in binge watching, and lots of visitors to the city get caught up in the viewing marathon too. But no one is sitting at home in front of the television or staring at their handheld devices as movie madness...
  • 3 artists we're excited to see at Air + Style Los Angeles this weekend

    3 artists we're excited to see at Air + Style Los Angeles this weekend

    This weekend, Air + Style will be hitting downtown Los Angeles, for what is bound to be an epic weekend. Combining good music with a snowboard competition, the annual festival will be the home to some amazing acts this weekend, including Flume (who just won a Grammy last night) and Major Lazer...
  • Set times for Air + Style LA revealed

    Set times for Air + Style LA revealed

    This weekend, Southern California will get a little taste of winter, as Shaun White's annual snowboarding and music festival, Air + Style takes over downtown LA. The two day festival, which not only features a diverse music lineup, will also host a big air competition, complete with a 16-story ramp...
  • The One Love Cali Reggae Fest brings a taste of summer to Southern California

    The One Love Cali Reggae Fest brings a taste of summer to Southern California

    The spirit of summer was alive and well over the weekend at the One Love Cali Reggae Fest in Long Beach. The second annual festival brought in huge crowds, who brought with them a love of good music and good vibes. Friday’s list of performers included Janelle Phillips, White Glove Service, Ital...
  • Godsmack and Sammy Hagar lead the way for Rockfest’s 2017 lineup, which was announced on Monday.

    Godsmack and Sammy Hagar lead Rockfest’s 2017 lineup announcement

    With the 2017 Grammy Awards now a thing of the past, awards season is almost over, making plenty of room for the next exciting chapter of the year for music fans—festival season. On Monday, it was Rockfest who joined the party by announcing their 2017 lineup, which features Godsmack, Sammy Hagar...
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    70000 Tons of Metal All-Star Jam provides dream team of collaborations

    Thousands of concertgoers, of any genre, could attend hundreds of shows in their lifetime and rarely witness on-stage collaborations of their favorite musicians. Even if they did, it might be for a song or two. Certainly not for an entire 90-minute concert of its own. But that's what happens every...
  • Treefort Music Fest: Angel Olsen joins the line-up, Boise ready for five days of fun

    Treefort Music Fest: Angel Olsen joins the line-up, Boise ready for five days of fun

    Boy oh Boise! Idaho’s capital city is ready to shimmy and shake for five straight days when the Treefort Music Fest takes over Boise’s downtown March 22-26. The festival will feature shows from about 400 performers including sets from recently-announced acts like Angel Olsen, Buku, Chastity Belt...
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    'World's Biggest Heavy Metal Beach Party' calm before 70000 Tons of Metal storm

    Before heavy metal fans' annual extravaganza on a cruise ship could take place, there was the simple matter of the pre-parties. The appetizer was labeled "World's Biggest Heavy Metal Beach Party,"  and as the buildup to the seventh annual 70000 Tons of Metal, it wasn't for the faint of heart. Miami...
  • Overkill new album preview on 70000 Tons of Metal cruise, released Friday

    Overkill new album preview on 70000 Tons of Metal cruise, released Friday

    Of all 18 studio albums New Jersey thrash outfit Overkill has released since 1985, none of those titles has been more apropos than the one that dropped Friday. The wrecking crew led by original vocalist Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth and original bassist D.D. Verni released The Grinding Wheel to the world...
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    A sailor's tale: 70000 Tons of Metal ultimate melting pot of mosh

    One of the largest parties known to metalheads, if not all of mankind, was unleashed last weekend in the middle of nowhere. On the open seas.   Consisting of 61 heavy metal bands playing two concerts apiece on a vessel with 3,000 passengers from 74 countries, it was the main course to the appetizer...
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