Tag Archives: Chicago

Chicago venue Double Door closes

Posted by on February 6, 2017

For the past 23 years, Chicago’s Double Door has been an iconic fixture in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood. The club’s run came to an end today, as they were evicted from their 1572 N. Milwaukee Ave. premises and the locks changed. According to DNAinfo, it’s the result of a legal battle between co-owner Sean Mulroney […]

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Deep Purple finally make it into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Posted by on December 17, 2015

We keep stating that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a joke of an organization, and while we’re not about to change our stance on that, it was announced late last night that Deep Purple will finally be inducted into the Hall next year. Drummer Ian Paice said recently that the Hall of […]

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Deep Purple, Nine Inch Nails, Yes, Cheap Trick among 2016 Rock Hall of Fame nominees

Posted by on October 8, 2015

Let’s start out by stating the obvious: the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is pretty much a sham of an organization. Everyone knows this. Countless bands should be nominated, but aren’t. The nomination process is very much behind closed doors and arbitrary, everything culminates in an awards show that’s hit or miss, and the […]

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Dissident Aggression: Immortal Bird – Empress/Abscess

Posted by on June 26, 2015

Genre bending should not be something that surprises any metal fan these days. It’s almost the norm, or at least something closely approximating some kind of weird game, in certain circles to see how many sub-genres of metal can be twisted and contorted into an easily digestible amalgamation. So when a band comes along and […]

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Find out how much Rush, Steel Panther and more made on the road

Posted by on May 27, 2015

If you keep wondering how much your favorite bands make when they head out on the road, Billboard‘s Boxscore released their latest batch of earnings and attendance from many artists, including rock and metal ones and we summarized them here for you. Here’s the latest list of artists you should be jealous of:   Artist: […]

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Dissident Aggression: Immortal Bird Takes Flight

Posted by on November 22, 2013

Once upon a time metal was metal and the ever splintering genres we know today existed almost singularly under this banner.  Sure the differences in certain bands, from Iron Maiden to Venom for example, were always palpable but fans and bands themselves were less concerned with what to call it than they were to simply […]

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Dissident Aggression: Prepare For Doomsday…

Posted by on December 12, 2012

Welcome to Dissident Aggression, where we sow the future, reap the present and highlight the past to bring you the underground of The Underground… Question: What do you get when you form a band using current and former members of Nachtmystium, Goatwhore, Usurper, Wolvhammer and Gates of Slumber?  Answer: You get a big ol’ bag […]

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Dee Snider’s Life Is A Cabaret; Streams First Single From Broadway Album

Posted by on March 12, 2012

The Twisted Sister frontman is no stranger to Broadway, having performed in Rock Of Ages onstage back in 2010. Still, the last thing you’d expect to hear Dee Snider singing are songs like “Big Spender” or “Luck Be A Lady.” Yet that’s exactly what he did with Dee Does Broadway, an album full of Broadway […]

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Cooper, Jovi Among Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 2011 Nominees

Posted by on September 28, 2010

The 2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees were announced earlier today, and there are actually some bands that live up to the “rock” part. Alice Cooper and Bon Jovi are among the nominees, as are the Beastie Boys, who started out as a hardcore band. Cooper should have been nominated long before now, […]

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