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Sunday
Jul072013

Article: Lunar Eclipse - Celebrating 40 Years of Dark Side (The Big Issue)

 

I wrote a story to comemmorate Dark Side of the Moon's 40th anniversary. It's right up against a story about Johnny Rotten throughout the ages, some dangerous places and a royally big quiz. $6 on the streets or online.

I'll also be talking Dark Side on WA's RTR FM 92.1 at 10.10am AWST!

Thursday
Jun202013

Review: Black Sabbath - 13 (Beat)

Black Sabbath is rock music's greatest accident. Forty-four years ago John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne chanced upon Tony Iommi, hands disfigured in a factory, playing heavy blues to give hippies chills. I, along with countless others, feel eternally grateful for rock music's lapse of judgment. - See more at: http://www.beat.com.au/music/black-sabbath-13#sthash.RBgIF1GJ.dpuf

Black Sabbath is rock music's greatest accident. Forty-four years ago John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne chanced upon Tony Iommi, hands disfigured in a factory, playing heavy blues to give hippies chills. I, along with countless others, feel eternally grateful for rock music's lapse of judgment.

Read the rest at Beat.com.au.

 

Saturday
Jun152013

Review: The Black Dahlia Murder - Everblack (Metal As Fuck)

There's one bad thing and one great thing about The Black Dahlia Murder. They can't keep a line-up from wobbling out of orbit.

So is that the good thing? Or the bad thing?

Find out at Metal as Fuck.

Thursday
May302013

Article: The Beards (Beat)

The Beards want you to grow a beard. Bassist Nathaniel Beard is the world's most outspoken beard advocate and he's been busy planting seeds in Europe's chins to spread global beard "revolution." Nathaniel Beard is quietly fuming underneath his luscious, double arrowhead beard. Chatting while he caught five spare minutes in London, he can still taste bitterness in and around his beard. Two Sundays ago, the band played the Bearded Theory festival, placed on the outskirts of Derby in the UK. The problem was that it lived up to its name. It was bearded only in theory.

Read more in Beat #1373 or online here.

 

Friday
May242013

Review: The Dillinger Escape Plan - One of Us Is The Killer (Beat)

I sure as shit didn't see Ben Weinman growing up humble, did you? I mean, I interviewed the salty prick once upon a time and he came off like a Maharajah of Goodatguitaristan. Its as if he expected genuflection from all, whinnying wrathfully when subjects are unobliging. He toned down his ego some and we got a killer record. Who knew?

Read it here. It's also in #1372 sitting on floors of pubs and coffee shops.

Read my review of Gay Paris - The Last Good Party here.