The Nirvana frontman was born this day in 1967, and went on to become the voice of a generation and pave the way for heavy music's entry into the mainstream, despite his aversion to such popularity
You can't sweep issues under the rug, not in a country that goes to the rest of the world and claims to be an exceptional example.
"Twenty-four years to the day when John Lennon was shot and killed in front of his New York City apartment building, emerged from behind a seven-foot-high stack of amplifiers."
The 2007 film The Band's Visit concerns the unexpected adventure experienced by an Egyptian ceremonial police band traveling to a small Israeli town where they have been invited to perform.
The Used, a popular rock/screamo band from Utah, are calling attention to a problem that plagues their state and many others: discrimination against gays and lesbians.
During the annual consumer orgy I call Capitalistmas, critics are assigned the task of rating the cultural product of the closing calendar year.
The school shooting has cut like a knife through the metal community, which itself has experienced its own fair share of tragedy.
Brubeck was one of the most active and popular musicians in both the jazz and classical worlds.
Kentucky covers corporate greed, union busting, environmental abuse, and the bonds of workers and family - and those are just the main themes.
"It is shocking to me that one could be seriously interested in black metal and not be deeply committed to radical ecology," says Wolves in the Throne Room's Aaron Weaver.