While most haters would pass the whole of the heavy metal nation off as a bunch of mindless, testosterone-fueled Neanderthals, a group like Mastodon belies all the old stereotypes. This is a thinking man’s metal band.
Dropped by their major label, the Indigo Girls are determined to prove that this pair of folk-rock veterans isn’t an oldies act just yet. Their new disc uses pop elan to fight for their continuing relevancy.
Once upon a time, ex-Soungarden and Audioslave singer Chris Cornell was the ’90s equivalent of a heavy metal golden god. Now desperate to get his solo career off the ground, Cornell has tracked a new album that ditches heavy rock for Timbaland-produced electro-pop. Find out if the gamble does the trick.