Metallica Wrote All the Great Metal Albums

November 10th, 2012

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On today’s episode of the Rock it Out! Blog, Sami discusses the results of Rolling Stone’s recent readers poll on the ten greatest heavy metal albums. (Spoiler: Metallica wrote 40% of them.) He also recaps the day’s biggest music headlines, including Deftones’ new single, Sex Pistols’ new video, and Death From Above 1979′s upcoming North American tour, where they’ll be performing their first new material in eight years. Read more

Heavy Metal Supergroup!

November 10th, 2012

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Members of Mastodon, Converge, Dillinger Escape Plan, Soulfly, and The Mars Volta are combining their powers to form a new heavy metal supergroup. But if you had the chance to create your own monster metal band, who would you recruit? That’s what we want to know from you on today’s Rock it Out! Read more

Interviews: Portugal. the Man

November 10th, 2012

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Last weekend during the Outside Lands Music Festival, Sami Jarroush of Rock It Out! Blog caught up with Portgual. the Man. They talked about the band’s next album (due out early next year), getting remixed by RZA, and making their U. Read more

Dropkick Murphys Ken Casey

November 10th, 2012

Rock it Out! Blog’s Sami Jarroush recently caught up with Dropkick Murphys founder/vocalist/bassist Ken Casey. The Boston punk band is gearing up for the release of their new album, Signed and Sealed in Blood (out January 8th). Casey previewed the upcoming release and also talked about the band’s insane tour schedule, his reaction to the critics who accuse the band of selling out, and, of course, the Red Sox. Read more

The most tragic rock star death?

November 10th, 2012

 

Did you know Paul McCartney almost died in a helicopter crash recently? Fortunately, it was avoided, but think about it: How tragic would that have been? Hell, Ringo would have been the last surviving Beatle! Quite a hypothetical, but one that got us thinking, Which rock star’s untimely death would leave you completely inconsolable? Read more

Interviews: Caveman

November 10th, 2012

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Last weekend during the Outside Lands Music Festival, Sami Jarroush of Rock It Out! Blog caught up with Brooklyn outfit Caveman. They talked about whether the band’s debut album Coco Beware was inspired by old school wrestling, what we can expect from their next album (due out early next year), and how their lives has chanced since signing to Fat Possum Records. Read more

Interviews: Alison Mosshart (of The Kills)

November 10th, 2012

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Last weekend during the Outside Lands Music Festival, Sami Jarroush of Rock It Out! Blog caught up with The Kills’ Alison Mosshart. Topics included band’s forthcoming photo book Dream and Drive (out Sept. 4th), her music listening habits, and the future of The Dead Weather. Read more

Billie Joe Armstrongs Meltdown: Real or Staged?

November 10th, 2012

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Today’s episode of the Rock it Out! Blog is dedicated to the hoopla surrounding Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong. Two days after ranting on-stage at the iHeart Radio Festival in Las Vegas, Armstrong checked himself into rehab for substance abuse treatment. Read more

Whats your favorite festival of the year?

November 10th, 2012

This year was huge for festivals. Some were introduced, some had their last hurrah, and some continued to solidify their place as premiere American music fests. But Consequence of Sound took on the task of choosing what they thought was the best one this time around and bestowed the honor on Austin, TX’s Fun Fun Fun Fest. Read more

An Interview with The Joy Formidable

November 10th, 2012

As they gear up for their new album Wolf’s Law, The Joy Formidable recently spent some time in Chicago and spoke with Rock it Out! Blog’s Sami Jarroush. The two discussed the making of their forthcoming album and why it was important to record it in Maine, shared their thoughts on remixes, and revealed plans to release an EP entirety in their native language of Welsh. Read more