“Their Abilities Weren’t As High As Their Ambition”: An Interview With The Producer Behind Metallica’s ’80s Classics

“Their Abilities Weren’t As High As Their Ambition”: An Interview With The Producer Behind Metallica’s ’80s Classics

Few people have had as much influence on Metallica’s career as Flemming Rasmussen. The work of the Danish studio engineer and producer on the years 1984 ride the lightning1986 Puppeteer and 1988 …And justice for all helped make these Bay Area street rats one of the fastest growing metal bands on the planet. Nearly 40 … Read more

Willie Nelson and Melissa Etheridge cancel New Orleans Jazz Fest performances due to COVID

Willie Nelson and Melissa Etheridge cancel New Orleans Jazz Fest performances due to COVID

NEW ORLEANS — Willie Nelson is canceling an upcoming performance at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage festival and postponing other shows after a positive case of coronavirus in his band. The 89-year-old musician posted on his band’s website on Friday that “due to a positive case of Covid in the Willie Nelson Family Band”, … Read more

Paiste officially welcomes Chad Smith as cymbal endorser

Paiste officially welcomes Chad Smith as cymbal endorser

Earlier this week, Chad Smith and Sabian announced that the Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer reportedly no longer plays Sabian cymbals. Sparking rumors as to which brand Chad would choose for his new setup. Now the rumors have been confirmed by Paiste directly via a post on his Instagram profile, officially welcoming Chad Smith to … Read more

The Story Behind Megadeth’s Countdown to Extinction

The Story Behind Megadeth’s Countdown to Extinction

Megadeth entered the 1990s with a bang. Fortunately, for co-founder Dave Mustaine and David “Junior” Ellefson, that status was figurative rather than literal. The debilitating impact of the serious drug habits the pair had cultivated since investing half the recording budget allocated to Megadeth’s 1985 debut album (Killing is my business… and business is good) … Read more

Driver pleads guilty in crash that killed Nicki Minaj’s father

Driver pleads guilty in crash that killed Nicki Minaj’s father

NEW YORK (AP) – A getaway driver pleaded guilty Friday in a New York suburban crash in suburban New York who killed Nicki Minaj’s father and was promised a year or less in prison, disappointing prosecutors and the hip-hop star’s mother. In Nassau County state court on Long Island, businessman Charles Polevich admitted to leaving … Read more