Picture a field full of heavy-set men sporting shaved heads and covered with tattoos. They pump their fists in the air and dance raucously in front of a stage festooned with Nazi flags and racist skinhead symbols. Others, including a few women, watch around the perimeter.
Russian singer Evgeny Nikitin has pulled out of one of the world's best-known opera events, the Bayreuth Festival in Germany, because he has a Nazi tattoo, organizers said Sunday.
Keyboard player Jon Lord, who fused classical and heavy metal to make Deep Purple one of the biggest rock bands in the world, died Monday after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 71.
Bad news for Black Sabbath fans: Bill Ward will not be playing drums at any of the group's three gigs scheduled this year.
"Balls. That's how a family shows its power," declares Johnny Depp as Barnabas Collins in "Dark Shadows" to the bemused descendants gathered around the dinner table.
Adam "MCA" Yauch's death leaves a Beastie-size hole in pop music. Though the trio were not the most prolific legends on the landscape (over the course of 25 years, they released only seven proper albums), their impact has been gigantic. Starting with 1986?s "Licensed to Ill," the Beastie Boys rewrote the rules for commercial hip-hop, the mainstreaming of hardcore punk, the state of sampling, and the treatment of the old school.
Erin Burnett honors a man that was creative, energetic, passionate and OutFront.
This Saturday night, while you're watching John Cusack brood in "The Raven" or catching up on "Game of Thrones" -- or doing something besides staring at a glowing rectangle -- a certain flame-haired actress will be dining with America's commander-in-chief.
Metallica, Stevie Wonder and Neil Young and Crazy Horse will anchor the 2012 edition of Outside Lands, to be held in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park on August 10-12.
Axl Rose sent a "thanks, but no thanks" letter to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for its induction of Guns N' Roses.
Axl Rose sent a "Thanks, but no thanks" letter to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for its induction of Guns N' Roses in Cleveland next weekend.
Call it "Overkill" if you must, but the iron-fisted metal band Motörhead doesn't want its fans to buy their extravagant new 15-disc box set that comes out Tuesday.
When Mötley Crüe announced late last year they'd be taking up temporary residency in Las Vegas at the Hard Rock Hotel's Joint, it was one of those ideas that seemed so perfect the only question was, "What took so long?"
Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has been diagnosed with cancer, a statement from the English heavy metal band said.
James Durbin sure knows how to kick off a new year.
As expected, the four original members of Black Sabbath -- Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward -- announced recently they will reunite and tour in 2012, including a headlining set at the Download Festival in June. The surprise news was that the reunion will include a new album, produced by Rick Rubin, due next fall.
During the days leading up to the 20th anniversary of the release of Nirvana's landmark album "Nevermind" on Saturday and the grunge album's deluxe reissue the following Tuesday, you're going to hear a lot about how "Nevermind" changed everything:
The rocker wages an all-out bidding war for a rescue pup at a charity auction
Azerbaijan took top prize in the Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday, snagging the country's first-ever win.
Metalheads (and I don't mean fans of Metallica, Megadeth and their ilk) got a nice little gift from Standard & Poor's Monday morning.
Arcade game-inspired fashionistas mixing with heavy metal bands grinding out tunes on street corners sounds like a scene you might find in New York's trendier locales.
Directors Teddy Goitom and Benjamin Taft go beyond media stereotypes of violence and AIDS to the creative streets of South Africa.
A dream about a UFO encounter in the Southern California foothills "really friggin' happened," says the rocker
Mike Starr, a bassist who had appeared on VH1's Celebrity Rehab, was 44
Alice in Chains is rocking again with its first studio album since the death of Layne Staley. CNN's Denise Quan reports.
Mike Starr, the former Alice in Chains bassist whose battle with drugs was chronicled on the reality TV show "Celebrity Rehab," was found dead in Salt Lake City, officials said.
In 1994, Duff McKagan's pancreas exploded.
The pop sensation and Ozzy Osbourne do a futuristic spoof for Best Buy
Heavy metal madman and reality TV star Ozzy Osbourne canceled a show in Reno, Nevada, Sunday night due to a "sudden illness," the concert promoter said.
The teen star and shock rocker go back to the future - Tron-style
A 65-year-old man's remains were stashed in containers across South Florida, police said Thursday, releasing the victim's identity one day after charging another man in his murder.
The rockers will join Darlene Love, Dr. John and Tom Waits in 2011's class
Who knew? It turns out there is actual reality in reality television.
SI.com caught up with Sports Illustrated senior writer Jon Wertheim to talk about Saturday's UFC 124 card at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec.
It's hard to believe that hiring Mötley Crüe to headline a three-day concert in Mobile was the best use of $600,000 of the $65 million BP paid the state of Alabama for the gulf oil spill. But Lee Sentell, Alabama's director of tourism and travel, says it went "where it would have the biggest impact" -- which he felt was Mobile's nonprofit BayFest concert on Oct. 1-3.
In an otherworldly landscape, with controllers in hand, players must conquer the Beast in order to release a powerful demigod.
One question loomed large before Friday's Alice in Chains concert at Madison Square Garden: How would new singer William Duvall measure up to Layne Staley, the band's original front man, who died in 2002?
In the latest Global Connections, Connect the World viewers find some surprising links between Sweden and Malaysia.
Every week, Global Connections chooses two countries and asks you to find connections between them.
The bands, the break-ups, sex, drugs and rock 'n roll. Guitarist Slash tells all to CNN Talk Asia.
He's the rock demigod who lives and breathes music, but whose heart beats thanks in part to a pacemaker.
According to documents leaked to Boy Genius Report, AppleCare representatives are being given a strong company line to deliver to unhappy iPhone 4 owners who complain about reception issues.
Police reportedly pulled the rocker over early Monday morning in Las Vegas
Vince Neil, the former lead singer of the heavy metal band Motley Crue, has been arrested in Las Vegas for allegedly driving under the influence, police said Monday.
Hours after its iPhone 4 went on sale to excited crowds Thursday, Apple found itself responding to complaints that holding the phone by its metal edge causes mobile reception to suffer.
Slipknot bassist Paul Gray's death two months ago was from an accidental morphine overdose, the Polk County, Iowa, medical examiner said Monday.
The pop star's father, Jeremy, introduced his son to rock music and likes playing cards and camping
A public memorial service for heavy metal rocker Ronnie James Dio is planned for Sunday, with members of the Westboro Baptist Church saying they will picket the ceremony.
German singer Lena has won the Eurovision Song Contest, the continent's biggest musical competition.
German singer Lena has won the Eurovision Song Contest, the continent's biggest musical competition, which allowed musicians from 25 countries to shrug off the economic gloom shrouding Europe, at least for a day.
Like it or loathe it, musicians from 25 countries will shrug off the economic gloom shrouding Europe on Saturday, to perform in the Eurovision Song Contest -- the continent's biggest musical competition.
The rocker hides in plain sight at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in the name of a good prank
No signs of foul play or significant trauma were found during the autopsy of Paul Gray, the bassist for the Grammy-winning metal band Slipknot, the medical examiner said Tuesday.
When KISS tours the United States this summer, it will not be for nostalgia, the band said.
The autopsy of Paul Gray, the bassist for the Grammy-winning metal band Slipknot, will be conducted Tuesday, authorities said.
Paul Gray, the bassist for the Grammy-winning metal band Slipknot, was found dead Monday morning in his Des Moines, Iowa, hotel room, according to police. He was 38.
Sometimes, I suppose, even celebrities need a few extra bucks. Maybe they want to buy a new Benz or a house in the south of France or add a bowling alley to the basement of their mansion? Whatever their motive, many turn to advertising when singing, acting or modeling gigs start to dry up.
Condolences continued to pour in late Sunday night following the death of heavy metal rocker Ronnie James Dio, who lost his battle with stomach cancer earlier in the day.
The movie "No One Knows About Persian Cats" has no sex or drugs, just lots of Iranian rock and roll.
He's an airline worker by day, and unknown to most of his colleagues, a death metal rocker by night.
In Bahrain, rocking out to riffs does more than just raise eyebrows.
Esra'a al Shafei is a 23-year-old Bahraini dedicated to providing young people in the region with the opportunity of free expression.
VBS.TV documents the struggles of an Iraqi heavy metal band following the 2003 fall of Hussein. For more, go to VBS.TV.
Several events converged recently that conspired to take me back to the summer of 2006, the summer I snuck into Iraq. The first event was the Iraqi elections. The second was the Oscars. The third was a concert at a little bar tucked into a hip corner of the hippest neighborhood in the world -- Williamsburg, Brooklyn. These events all brought me a little closer to that time, a little closer to recalling the way things were back then. And I realized how much I had forgotten.
Ozzy Osbourne talks sex, drugs, rock and roll and what inspired him to write his book.
Ozzy Osbourne, the former front man of rock group Black Sabbath, says that after decades of living a life of drugs and sex, he's lucky to be alive today.
"We will not stop until that person is brought to justice," says father Daniel Harrington
Police tentatively identified remains found on a remote farm as the Virginia Tech student who disappeared in October during a Metallica concert.
An autopsy is being performed to see if the body belongs to Morgan Harrington, who vanished in October
The noise in the concert hall is loud, throbbing. The crowd chants, "Metallica ... Metallica!"
Listening to loud sounds without ear protection can do serious damage to your ears, as CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta Reports.
It's funny that rocker Dilana is not a fan of "American Idol."
Corey Taylor and Stephanie Luby tie the knot in a ceremony-turned-concert at the Palms Hotel
The Silverlake Conservatory of Music is a quaint storefront nestled in a hipster block of Los Angeles called Sunset Junction. Just before 3:30 p.m. on weekdays, kids stream through the front door toting drumsticks, violins and guitar cases, the latter taller than they are.
Red Hot Chili Peppers' Bassist Flea opens a nonprofit music conservatory for kids in Silverlake, Los Angeles.
Missing Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington was last seen Oct. 17 on a Charlottesville area bridge.
The parents of a Virginia Tech student who disappeared last month during a Metallica concert asked Wednesday for volunteers to help conduct a community search this weekend.
From the ingenious mind of game designer Tim Schafer ("Day of the Tentacle," "Psychonauts") comes an uber-fun fantasy adventure starring funny man Jack Black as Eddie Riggs, an aging roadie who longs for the glory days of heavy metal music.
Two weeks after a Virginia Tech student vanished from their concert, the band is keeping positive
Morgan Harrington, 20, was last seen at the band's Oct. 17 concert in Virginia
The mother of a Virginia Tech junior who disappeared Saturday night during a Metallica concert says she helped her daughter choose an outfit for the show that same morning.
A female college studen vanishes from a concert, and her parents say it is out of her character; they talk daily.
The four members of Alice in Chains are always amazed every time someone says, "Wow, you guys sound like Alice in Chains!"
The DWTS contestant opens up to Ellen DeGeneres about trying to get sober
Sven-Göran Eriksson must be kicking himself for not surviving the sack at Manchester City. After being given a top-10 target after he took the job in July 2007, the former England manager steered the club to ninth place in the Premier League that season, his first in charge. Notorious City fan and Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher told the BBC that Eriksson "gave us a bit of style and dignity and grace. He bought some great players." It was "the best season I can remember."
She was a call girl working the streets of Sin City. He's a guitarist in a heavy metal band. They found commonality in their Christian faith and Friday evening, the two were married in a Las Vegas, Nevada, ceremony broadcast live via the Web.
Ask Steve "Lips" Kudlow how his band, Anvil, overcame bad management, a dead colleague, cruddy jobs, unpaid tour bills, raging arguments and now mockery as a Spinal Tap clone, and he has one word: "kismet."
CNN.com's Melissa Long talks to Steve 'Lips' Kudlow and Robb Reiner about the Canadian headbangers' new documentary.
I'm not sure who controls the music in the Hurricanes' dressing room, but if they're looking to make a point before tonight's Eastern Conference final game, might I suggest a mash-up of Bonnie Tyler's Holding Out For A Hero and Olivia Newton-John's Let's Get Physical?
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