heavy-metal

‘Nothing Else Matters’ Was the Moment Metallica Stopped Caring About Selling Out

Over their career, the thrash-metal veterans have been derided for courting mainstream success. But this power ballad’s enduring popularity is tied to the fact that it’s a song about not worrying what the world thinks of you

The Very Metal Ballad of Billy Mays III

Under his nomme de Bandcamp, Infinite Third, the son of the late, great television pitchman is shredding his way to his own legacy

The Unabashed Male Beauty (and Sexism) of ’80s Hard Rock

Authors Tom Beaujour and Richard Bienstock discuss their exhaustive oral history ‘Nothin’ But a Good Time’ and how hair metal’s party-hearty ethos reflects the Reagan era and still speaks to fans

We’ll Never Forget Trapt’s Year-Long Meltdown

The metal band’s MAGA-brained frontman set a new high bar for getting mad online

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