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Concert Review - Selfish Needy Creatures

To get to this show, I had to board a boat. Wait, a boat? Yes, a boat. Essentially, the show was a rock and roll river cruise, which is an astoundingly simple and yet profoundly novel concept. You got metal in my recreational boating! You got recreational boating in my metal! It continues to amaze me that this kind of synergy isn’t more realized by adventuresome promoters. Tell me you wouldn’t go to a metal show at a paintball park. In any event, it was like attending the “70,000 Tons of Metal” cruise, but much much colder and smaller. So, more like “7 Tons of Metal.”

Album Review: Eve to Adam - "Banquet for a Starving Dog"

Eve to Adam's new album "Banquet for a Starving Dog" is an exercise in new-era emotional rock. Now, that does not mean the album is emo. Rather, this is twenty-first century rock in the style of the Foo Fighters with a thick layering of attempted emotion.

Jane Says: A Conversation with Dave Navarro

It's been nothing short of an odyssey for Jane's Addiction, winding their way through breaking up and reuniting, hiatuses and activations, albums and tours. Out to prove that the band is still evolving and just as robust as Day One, Jane's Addiction returns for their fourth studio album "The Great Escape Artist." It was our honor to sit down with legendary guitarist and rock God Dave Navarro to get the scoop on "The Great Escape Artist", and where Jane's Addiction stands now.
M. Drew: Describe “The Great Escape Artist” to me. What can fans expect from this new album?
Dave Navarro: You can expect a new direction from the band that we haven’t been in before, but at the same time there are many threads and characteristics that are familiar in terms of where we used to come from. So if anything, it’s an evolution from where we were without forgetting where we came from.

Heavy Metal News Updates!

Here's a brief smattering of things to catch you all up on!

--In response to a leak of their new album "Wasting Light," the Foo Fighters have decided to stream the entire new effort on their website. Dave Grohl was seen to say on Twitter: "Leak ? Rad. Was starting to think no one cared. Our version sounds better." "Wasting Light" officially drops April 12th.

Album Review: Soundgarden - "Telephantasm"

Normally, greatest hits albums, whether they're masked as "career retrospectives" or some other convoluted term, go unnoticed by me. I remember coming to the conclusion at a younger age that most greatest hits albums are simply shams by record labels to perpetuate sales of a band that might have gone stale. This was the principle reason that Soundgarden's "A-Sides" release in 1997 garnered no interest from me, even though it contained the previously unreleased (and pretty solid) track "Bleed Together."

Alice In Chains - "Black Gives Way to Blue" Review

I’m not much of a lyrics guy. I don’t tend to study them, and I certainly don’t tend to read much into them. Still, when the first chorus of the first track of Alice In Chains’ new album came out of my speakers, I listened. “There’s no going back to the place we started from.” While not a deep metaphor, it is a poignant reminder of the band I’m listening to, a continual needle pricking the wounded tissue of what must feel to Jerry Cantrell like unfinished business.

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