No one could see this coming. This summer, 34 years after their initial album release, Rocka Rolla, metal gods Judas Priest are weighing in again with an effort that tops one hour and 40 minutes in length and incorporates symphonic strings, all of it part of a rock opera tribute […]
Luis Dubuc didn’t like the view from the back of the stage. As the drummer for a metal band, he felt boxed in, beating out the same rhythms to the same monotonous songs over and over. He wanted a change.
San Francisco rocker Matt Nathanson just couldn’t stay out of the studio. Over the course of three years he kept recording then returning, reworking and tinkering with tunes before heading out on tour. As soon as those tours ended, he’d be back in the studio reexamining his work, stripping it […]