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Knotfest, which doubles both as the Slipknot music fesitval and one of the largest of its kind in the United States, is inviting you to check out their show FREE all weekend!  All you gotta do is check 'em out below, they'll be streaming the whole business!  

You’ve all heard of Thin Lizzy. With hits like “The Boys Are Back in Town” and “Jailbreak,” Thin Lizzy has been in heavy rotation on every Classic Rock radio station since the beginning of Classic Rock radio stations.

The Modern Rock genre can often be a difficult one to review. There is so much material out there that, eventually, everything starts to sound pretty similar.

Getting their start in 1995, Norwegian band Divided Multitude is coming up on twenty years in the music business, but “Feed on Your Misery” represents just their fourth album in that time. With all the pressure surrounding Progressive Metal artists, however, it’s hard to blame them.

Originally called Dogz, Flotsam and Jetsam are probably best known for being the band Jason Newsted helped start before becoming the bassist for Metallica.

Now that I'm an old man I find I have less and less time to check out new bands. Luckily this year though a lot of bands I've been a fan of for a long time put out new albums. Of my top 10 there's only one band on this list that I had never owned an album from before.

Pig Destroyer are an acquired taste. I’m not going to lie, the first time I heard their 2001 album “Prowler in the Yard” I had a headache for 3 days. But over time I’ve grown to love them.

The band "The Black Dahlia Murder" are so god damn great that sometimes it makes me want to cry. I have no idea why and screw you for questioning me.

Turisas

I have long theorized that music in general works in cycles of twenty to twenty-five years, and that what's old can continually be made new again, like doctoring up that potato salad for one last go-around.

As I sit here trying to come up with something witty or appropriately grandiose to introduce this interview, a stray thought occurs to me. Does Godsmack even need an introduction? Maybe not. They are ubiquitous in all corners of alternative music, hard rock and heavy metal, their name synonymous with the past decade of mainstream metal history and success. I was privileged enough to recently have a conversation with singer/songwriter/frontman Sully Erna. Here's the results.