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‘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 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

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?

If Copper Kills COVID, It’s Time for a Steampunk Renaissance

Copper obliterates a number of bacteria and viruses upon contact — so why aren’t we using it for everything?

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