The 15 best punk albums of 2002, from Sleater-Kinney to the Used

The most notable aspect of punk rock in 2002 was the mainstream ascension of garage for the first time since the ‘60s. But all those albums by the Strokes, the White Stripes and the Hives that went mega this year were all recorded and released in 2002. Which explains their inclusion on this list, rather […]

These 15 classic albums made 1996 a crucial year in punk history

1996: President Bill Clinton was squaring off against Kansas Sen. Bob Dole in a successful bid for a second term in the White House. On April 3, former math professor Ted Kaczynski was arrested in his remote Montana cabin, suspected (correctly, it turns out) to be American domestic terrorist the Unabomber. Conservative public policy bulwark […]

These 5 albums embody the Damned’s punk-rock magnificence

Oct. 28, 2019: Dissatisfied with being the first at everything in English punk-rock history (first U.K. punk 45, first U.K. punk LP, first Britpunks to tour America, first U.K. punk band to break up, first to reform), the Damned called upon the masses to help them enter The Guinness Book Of World Records. Booking the […]

A biopic of Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister is in the works

Ian Fraser “Lemmy” Kilmister, the late singer of Motörhead, is finally getting the biopic treatment. It is being reported that there is a biopic in the works for the late musician who passed away in 2015. Read more: Vans launches nature-themed collection with National Geographic Various biopics and documentaries about music legends have been released […]

30 classic discographies to immerse yourself in while at home

While everyone is self-isolating, we’re all looking for ways to fill our time. Why not spend it digging into some of the classic bands you’ve always been meaning to learn about but haven’t been able to? With the amount of spare time everyone has, sitting down and listening to an iconic band’s entire discography is […]

10 band-related booze collabs you can toast with on New Year's Eve

As the decade comes to an end, people are starting to think about New Year’s Eve plans, and along with that usually comes a decision of which alcohol you’re celebrating with. If you’re planning to drink on the last night of the decade but want to show your music taste off at the same time, […]

10 metal holiday songs to help you kick off the season

With the holidays rolling in, the music on the radio, in stores and on TV shifts to Christmas carols and cheesy holiday music, but not every part of the season needs to be clean and chipper. Sure, you’re probably still going to have to deal with Michael Bublé blaring through the grocery store for a […]

Can you identify these musicians by their Funko Pop! figures?

The Funko Pop! craze has officially reached epic proportions. It’s come to the point that loyal fans are even creating their own custom figures of their favorite artists not included in the knick-knack catalog. But how accurate are these square-headed likenesses to the original characters? The only way to find out is to test your […]

High On Fire's Matt Pike thinks the kids are alright

“It really is kind of the death of old-school music and shows,” laments High On Fire guitarist and vocalist Matt Pike. And as he considers music’s place in modern life, the 46-year-old performer isn’t exactly complaining. He’s just offering his legendarily bare-faced take on rock’s evaporating mainstream appeal while prepping the world on his celebrated […]

Slash recorded unreleased collaboration with Chester Bennington

Guitarist Slash has revealed that he recorded an unreleased song with Chester Bennington before the Linkin Park frontman’s death last year. Read more: Linkin Park pay tribute to Chester Bennington on one-year anniversary of his death Speaking with Variety in a new interview, Slash disclosed that the collaboration took place when he was working on […]

Ozzy Osbourne pays tribute to late Motörhead frontman Lemmy

Ozzy Osbourne paid tribute to his late friend and legendary Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister at the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards on Monday. The Black Sabbath singer and solo artist, who is currently on his farewell tour, spoke of contacting Lemmy on the day he died in December 2015. Read more: Kid drums through Metallica’s […]

"Always charge hard"—grunge punk band Barb Wire Dolls on Lemmy's advice for carrying the punk torch

Photo: Hannah Verbeuren If provided only a photo of Barb Wire Dolls frontwoman Isis Queen and locked in a room with their music at speaker-shattering levels, you might just think you'd traveled back to the late '70s and landed straight in one of those classic, CBGB gigs we young punks can only fantasize (and salivate) about […]

You can now play as Lemmy in 'Grand Theft Auto'

Though Motörhead's legendary frontman Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister sadly passed away last month, a developer has discovered another way to immortalize him — in Grand Theft Auto V.  Read More: Watch Lemmy Kilmister’s livestreamed memorial service Last week developer Schlecky Silberstein released his own mod for GTAV, where you can play as Lemmy himself, in tribute to his legacy. Check out […]

Watch: Dave Grohl delivers touching eulogy for Lemmy Kilmister

On Jan. 9, the Motörhead YouTube account livestreamed a memorial service for the late Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister. During the emotional service, many rock 'n roll greats shared their anecdotes and memories of Lemmy's life, including Guns N' Roses' Slash and Matt Sorum, Judas Priest's Rob Halford and Metallica's Lars Ulrich and Robert Trujillo, among many others. One of […]

Watch Lemmy Kilmister's livestreamed memorial service

On Jan. 9, the official Motörhead YouTube account will be livestreaming a memorial service in honor of the incredible Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister at 5:30 p.m. EST. Read more: Remembering Lemmy: 10 incarnations of Motörhead’s late frontman The description for the YouTube stream reads as follows: “We want you ALL to be a part of this memorial service. […]

Remembering Lemmy: 10 incarnations of Motörhead’s late frontman

Motörhead's Ian Fraser “Lemmy” Kilmister died December 28, just four days after his 70th birthday. In an official statement, the band’s surviving members directed fans to celebrate the life of the man whose music, charisma and style influenced numerous bands—including Metallica, Nirvana, Dropkick Murphys and Rancid.   The stories of the English icon’s days as […]

Motörhead's Lemmy dead at 70 - UPDATED

UPDATE: Monday, December 28 @ 8:00 p.m. EST The band have shared an official statement through their Facebook page, which confirms the news. “There is no easy way to say this…our mighty, noble friend Lemmy passed away today after a short battle with an extremely aggressive cancer. He had learnt of the disease on December […]

Watch Motörhead's Lemmy walk offstage mid-concert: "I can't do it"

Motörhead were forced to cut their Austin, Texas show short last night, September 1, as vocalist/bassist Lemmy Kilmister's recent ongoing illness proved too much for him to continue playing and singing throughout the night. In the fan-shot video below, you can tell from the get-go that Lemmy is feeling under the weather. He tries to press […]