Category Archives: Waxing Philosophic

As Nikki Sixx reflects on the full album; you can still win his bass

Posted by on September 5, 2013

Maybe the potential end of the road for Motley Crue has made him a little more reflective these days, but Nikki Sixx got a bit philosophical last week on Facebook , talking about what it means so listen to a full album, which let’s face it, most of us rarely do anymore. Read what he had to […]

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NARM Gets Metal: Bill Wilson On Convention’s First “Metal Meetup”

Posted by on April 30, 2010

NARM (or the National Association of Recording Merchandisers) is an association for music industry professionals that’s been around for more than 50 years. Their annual convention is taking place this year in Chicago from May 14-16. What’s that have to do with metal? Well for the first time, they’re having a “Metal Meetup,” which will […]

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Does “American Carnage” Postponement Spell Doom For Hopes Of A US “Big Four” Tour?

Posted by on January 11, 2010

The most pressing concerns with Slayer’s tour shuffling should obviously be with Tom Araya’s health and fans left in limbo while the Megadeth/Testament tour works out scheduling, but it also creates significant doubt for those who thought a North American “Big Four” of Thrash tour was not only possible in 2010, but imminent. With the […]

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Village Voice Estimates Nine Month Life Span For New Acts, Apparent Death Of Hipster Metal

Posted by on January 4, 2010

Now here’s an interesting decade-in-review list. The Village Voice has compiled a list of New Genre Hype in the 2000’s, and rightfully so as one-hit-wonders and genre fads no longer define entire decades or entire years. We now live in an age of hyper-turnover, where the Internet’s constant stream of information makes it almost impossible […]

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Craft Brewing Mirrors the Independent Metal Scene

Posted by on June 5, 2009

[vimeo][/vimeo] I’ll credit Hypebot and Suburban Home Records owner (and all-around good dude) Virgil Dickerson for finding this video and the writeup, but the similarities between the independent brewing and music scenes is something I’ve been talking about for some time. I got into craft and micro brewing a few years ago, and the thing […]

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