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ROOTS Woodstock Peace & Love Special: The Mellow Moods of Metal’s...

Join us for an hour of trippy flower power as found on early records by Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Scorpions, UFO, Saxon, Hawkwind, Rainbow, Budgie, Krokus, and Deep Purple.

Roots of Metal Sung in Native Tongues | on SiriusXM

Roots of Metal Sung in Native Tongues | on SiriusXM Week of August 10, 2019 Sat 8/10, 6PM ET Sun 8/11, 1PM ET Mon 8/12, 9AM ET Tues 8/13,...

* Updated 8/6/19 * Upcoming Murder in the Front Row S.F....

Here's where to catch a riot and watch MURDER IN THE FRONT ROW: The San Francisco Bay Area Thrash Metal Story

Roots of Post-Metal | on SiriusXM

Check out pioneers including Godflesh, Neurosis, and Isis, plus current-day post-metal practitioners Amenra, the Ocean, Russian Circles, and more.

TEEN MUSIC HELL: Josie Cotton from VALLEY GIRL (1983) | The...

One barb against Valley Girl that sticks, though, is that for all of Nicolas Cage’s punk-rock bravado on-screen, no actual punk songs made it into the movie.

ROOTS of Iron Maiden’s 2000s-Era Resurgence | on SiriusXM

Exploring the five ambitious studio albums made by Iron Maiden since the return of singer Bruce Dickinson and guitarist Adrian Smith in 1999.

ROOTS Presents SHARK WEEK! | on SiriusXM

Killer attacks from all over the metal spawning grounds by Accept, Wolf, Wehrmacht, Loincloth, Darkthrone, Warhead, Municipal Waste, the Acacia Strain, Gallows, Overkill, Squalus, and more

TEEN MUSIC HELL: Missing Persons from LUNCH WAGON (1981) | The...

Welcome to a way out, Walkman-melting, battery-sucking hit parade of teen comedy soundtrack cuts assembled by Mike “McBeardo” McPadden, author of TEEN MOVIE HELL:...

ROOTS of Progressive Thrash Metal | on SiriusXM

Classic visions by Watchtower, Voivod, Toxik, Coroner, and Blind Illusion join new strains from Black Fast, Dimesland, and Vexovoid.

TEEN MUSIC HELL: Krak from HARDBODIES (1984) | The Official Teen...

A tsunami of good times out of its tanning oil bottle with an arm musclebound from flexing at the beach

Roots of Metal vs. 1980s New Wave | on SiriusXM

Classic 1980s new wave hits by Devo, Depeche Mode, Wall of Voodoo, and Gary Numan, as devoured and metallized by Demolition Hammer, Metallica, Deadhorse, Vader, Firewind, Fear Factory, Converge, Celtic Frost, Fu Manchu, and others.

TEEN MUSIC HELL: Jeff Alan Band from LOSIN’ IT (1983) |...

Just like the Tom Cruise and Shelley Long (and Jackie Earle Haley!) movie to which the song is attached, "Losin' It" rings with sexual desperation that only a night in Tijuana can cure.

ROOTS Recap of 2018’s Strongest Metal Debuts | on SiriusXM

Join us in praise of Haunt, Gaerea, Møl, Ripped to Shreds, Morbid Illusion, Witch Ripper, Vein, Primal Rite, Hinayana, Septic Tank, Born to Murder This World, and others.

The NYHC Band of the Week Is UNDERDOG

Tim Chunks, Token Entry: "Underdog was positive and melodic, and their spectrum was so wide."

Roots of 1999: The Year Metal Was Nearly Broken | on...

Tempted by nu metal, tapping into new technology, ignored by the mainstream, familiar titans seemed to reach the end of their ropes.

TEEN MUSIC HELL: Rick Springfield from Private School (1983) | The...

Welcome to a Walkman-melting, battery-sapping countdown of teen comedy soundtrack cuts assembled by Mike “McBeardo” McPadden, author of TEEN MOVIE HELL: A Crucible of...

Roots of Metal Live Albums | on SiriusXM

The full range of metal glory past and present as captured by the live experience, with Black Sabbath, Sepultura, Morbid Angel, Slayer, and more.

The NYHC Band of the Week Is FALSE PROPHETS

"The first time we played out was a block party on Fifth Street across from the Ninth Precinct. We got the plug pulled on us after five songs."

TEEN MUSIC HELL: Hot Date feat. Corinne Alphen from Spring Break...

While no sex or nudity occurs during this musical segment, if the MPAA had decided to give Spring Break an X rating based solely on Corinne Alphen's performance here, no one would have been surprised.

Roots of the New Wave of Traditional Heavy Metal Bands |...

Clean vocals, galloping rhythms, and twin guitar ecstasy as delivered with conviction by Sorcerer, High Spirits, Night Demon, Visigoth, Eternal Champion, Argus, Metalian, A Sound of Thunder, Witchtower, and more!