heavy-metal

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

Metal’s Pivot to Coffee Has Me Feeling Like a Caffeinated Freak on a Leash

Plenty of metal bands have released their own line of coffee beans. Do they live up to their creators’ legacies?

Mastodon’s Brann Dailor Wants the Change to Keep on Coming

The heavy metal drummer and co-vocalist has 1,000 photos of clouds on his phone. Having spent months off the road in lockdown, he’s had plenty of time to reflect — and to learn how to let things go