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The Untold Story of Alien Ant Farm’s ‘Smooth Criminal’

While Michael Jackson was working on tracks for what would become his multiplatinum follow-up to Thriller, he started screwing around with a terse beat and…

This Ned Flanders Metal Band Will Change the Way You See Nice Guys

It’s a Tuesday night on L.A.’s Sunset Strip, and I’m sitting at the bar of the Viper Room, a notoriously seedy rock club, watching five…

Metalheads Explain Pornogrind, the Shockingly Violent Music Genre That’s All Over the News

Connor Betts, the gunman who killed nine people with an assault rifle in Dayton, Ohio, sang for a “pornogrind” band called Menstrual Munchies, playing a…

The Father and Son Who Are Raising Awareness About Cerebral Palsy with Heavy Metal

Twenty-three-year-old Mason McDeid was born with a serious case of cerebral palsy, an oft-debilitating condition marked by impaired muscle coordination. The pain associated with his…