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In Photos: Thrash metallers Vio-Lence reunite for two shows in Oakland

In Photos: Thrash metallers Vio-Lence reunite for two shows in Oakland
  • In Photos: Thrash metallers Vio-Lence reunite for two shows in Oakland FWC: In Photos: Thrash metallers Vio-Lence reunite for two shows in Oakland

    Seminal Bay Area thrash metal band Vio-Lence reunited for two sold-out shows at the Oakland Metro this past weekend (April 13th-14th), picking up almost right where they left off when they disbanded in 2003. The lineup for the band for these shows included vocalist Sean Killian (who recently underwent a successful liver transplant and sounds better than ever) guitarists Phil…

  • Flying Lotus announces new album Flamagra, featuring David Lynch, Solange, Tierra Whack, more FWC: Flying Lotus announces new album Flamagra, featuring David Lynch, Solange, Tierra Whack, more

    Flying Lotus has announced his first album in nearly five years. The You’re Dead! follow-up is titled Flamagra and due to hit shelves May 24th through Warp Records. The forthcoming effort spans a very generous 27 tracks, and boasts a long list of prominent collaborators, new and old. David Lynch, George Clinton, Thundercat, Anderson .Paak, Solange, and Shabazz Palaces make…

  • REPORT: Ariana Grande Paid $8 Million For Headlining Coachella Performance FWC: REPORT: Ariana Grande Paid $8 Million For Headlining Coachella Performance

    When you reach the level of headliner, you start getting paid the big bucks. Festivals like EDC and Ultra reach the hundreds of thousands for headlining acts, but nothing approaches the level of Coachella. The Goldenvoice festival regularly brings in the biggest names in music for two weekends every year, and brings a lot of them. From BLACKPINK to Billie…

  • Assassin’s Creed video game may be used to rebuild Notre Dame cathedral FWC: Assassin’s Creed video game may be used to rebuild Notre Dame cathedral

    The world watched in terror on Monday night as the historic Notre Dame cathedral went up in flames. The Parisian landmark has been an institution of France for nearly nine centuries, having witnessed the coronation of Napoléon Bonaparte and the canonization of Joan of Arc. Since then, several countries, world leaders, and celebrities have pledged millions of dollars for its…

  • Pete Buttigieg has everything except positions on major issues FWC: Pete Buttigieg has everything except positions on major issues

    Pete Buttigieg, the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Ind., could turn out to be the biggest, boldest surprise of the 2020 presidential campaign. But he’d better come up with some policies first. Buttigieg was virtually unknown outside his home state until two months ago, but he has surged into…

  • Mike Myers becomes an International Man of Streaming with new Netflix series FWC: Mike Myers becomes an International Man of Streaming with new Netflix series

    We all knew that, sooner or later, Mike Myers would be back. It’s not that he ever completely left; in the last decade alone, he’s appeared in both Inglorious Basterds and Bohemian Rhapsody, directed the surprisingly affecting documentary Supermensch, and showed up in a bunch of weird prosthetics to host the recent revival of The Gong Show. However, it’s no secret that all of the…

  • Beyond the Boys’ Club: Music Executive Allison Hagendorf FWC: Beyond the Boys’ Club: Music Executive Allison Hagendorf

    Beyond the Boys’ Club is a monthly column from journalist and radio host Anne Erickson, focusing on women in rock and metal music, as they offer their perspectives on the music industry and discuss their personal experiences. This month’s piece features an interview with Allison Hagendorf, the Global Head of Rock at Spotify. For Allison Hagendorf, rock and metal is…

  • Exclusive Giveaway: Win a pair of tickets to Dirtybird BBQ (Bay Area Or LA)+ MERCH! FWC: Exclusive Giveaway: Win a pair of tickets to Dirtybird BBQ (Bay Area Or LA)+ MERCH!

    The BBQ pit is where is it all began for Dirtybird Records before they went on to reinvent the meaning of a camping festival with Dirtybird Campout. In the beginning, it was just Barclay Crenshaw and his friends hanging out in a park, grilling, playing funky tech house to anyone who would show up. Ten years later, Dirtybird’s legendary annual…

  • SNL announces final three hosts, musical guests of season 44 FWC: SNL announces final three hosts, musical guests of season 44

    The 44th season of Saturday Night Live will conclude with three episodes in May. As previously reported, former cast member Adam Sandler will return to Studio 8H and host SNL for the first time on May 4th, with Shawn Mendes appearing as musical guest. Now, it’s been revealed that Emma Thompson will host the season’s penultimate episode on May 11th,…

  • Beyoncé drops surprise Homecoming live album with new music: Stream FWC: Beyoncé drops surprise Homecoming live album with new music: Stream

    Good news for those who can’t stay home today and watch Homecoming: Beyoncé’s epic 2018 Coachella performance is now available as a live album. In addition to the full set, the 40-track behemoth includes three new tracks, specifically her cover of Frankie Beverly and Maze’s “Before I Let Go”, an update of her 2013 demo “I Been On”, and a recording…

  • Tool’s Maynard James Keenan to appear alongside Guy Fieri on Sammy Hagar’s Rock & Roll Road Trip FWC: Tool’s Maynard James Keenan to appear alongside Guy Fieri on Sammy Hagar’s Rock & Roll Road Trip

    One of these dudes is not like the others! Veteran rocker Sammy Hagar and Food Network personality Guy Fieri probably get mistaken for each other every day, but we assure you that no one ever walks up to either one of them and asks, “Aren’t you the singer from Tool?” Nevertheless, Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan will join the former…

  • Jonny Greenwood announces new music piece Horror vacui FWC: Jonny Greenwood announces new music piece Horror vacui

    Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood is set to premiere a new piece of music called Horror vacui. As part of this year’s BBC Proms series, Greenwood will present Horror Vacui on September 10th at London’s Royal Albert Hall. According to BBC’s website, the piece “simulates electronic sound using 68 string instruments played acoustically.” Greenwood isn’t the only member of Radiohead keeping…