Metallica-Branded Budweiser Is Coming To Canada

Last night, Metallica played the final show at Quebec’s Colisée Pepsi, the former home of the NHL’s Quebec Nordiques. But don’t worry, the Quebecois won’t be without an arena as Metallica will play the newly opened Videotron Centre tomorrow night. And to celebrate, Budweiser is offering up limited-edition Metallica-branded Bud.…

The Pogues Launch Their Own Irish Whiskey

Long before Flogging Molly and Dropkick Murphys mixed traditional Irish music with punk attitude there was The Pogues. Fronted by raconteur and famed booze-enthusiast Shane MacGowan, The Pogues have been entertaining audiences with tales of drunken debauchery since 1982 and now they’ll offer up their own take on Ireland’s most…

Gene Ween Does Billy Joel And Totally Nails It

Aaron Freeman is best known as Gene Ween, one half of the experimental rock duo Ween. But while Ween created avant-garde tracks such as “Can’t Put My Finger On It,” Freeman’s personal tastes include mainstream acts such as the Piano Man himself, Billy Joel. Joel has been busy playing monthly…

The Birth Of A Vinyl Record [Infographic]

In an otherwise bleak landscape of music album sales, vinyl is seeing sales increases year after year. The century-old technology is said to offer a warmer sound than its digital brethren and there’s no denying the tactile experience of a 12-inch album and liner notes over a tiny CD-booklet or…

12 Ridiculous (And Rockin’) Drum Kits

Drums are an essential part of rock music. Drums ARE the rhythm section. The Doors proved you can get away with no bass guitar, but leaving out drums? Forget about it! But as important as drums are to rock, are these outrageous drum sets really necessary? Look at Ringo Starr’s…

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