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The Thrash Hits Podcast 018: The Racist, Sexist, Homophobic Underbelly of Metal

November 15th, 2012

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Uh-oh – we’re dealing with some Serious Stuff on this episode of the podcast. This week, Hugh is joined by Tom Doyle as they take a look at the unpleasant creeping tolerance for casual racism, sexism, homophobia and hate that has creeped into the fandom of modern metal, rock, and punk, and also at significant sections of the community’s unwillingness to recognise or address it in a meaningful way. Yeah, it’s not for the faint-hearted.

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Sunday Slaylist: Happy Birthday, Michael Monroe!

June 17th, 2012

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Michael Monroe, former frontman with Hanoi Rocks and long-established solo artist in his own right, is 50 years old today. We once saw him backstage at Download Festival 2010, and he didn’t seem to have aged in about 35 years. It was slightly terrifying. It’s in the spirit of that terror that we present this week’s Sunday Slaylist – a tribute to the birthday-boy himself.

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Live: Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe + Steel Panther @ London Wembley Arena – 14 December 2011

December 16th, 2011

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Where is Def Leppard? Where is Mötley Crüe? When Steel Panther asked these questions in their debut single ‘Death To All But Metal’ – little would they have known that a few years later, they would actually be on tour with them. We managed to find our leopard print trousers and guy-liner in time to race over to Wembley for the ultimate hair metal night out.

Six things we found out when we went to see Def Leppard at Wembley:

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WIN! The new Steel Panther album, Balls Out + a tshirt. Is this a goody bag?

October 19th, 2011

The mighty Steel Panther are back with their second album, Balls Out and a slew of tourdates. They’re releasing the album on 31 October 2011 and have a one-off show at London’s Electric Ballroom on 08 November 2011. To celebrate (promote) this, we’re giving away FIVE COPIES of Balls Out and some tshirts. We’ll put them in a bag. You say, “Goody!”

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Nikki Sixx to release photo journal and SIXX:AM soundtrack + WIN IT ALL!

March 11th, 2011

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Mötley Crüe wrote some of the best songs ever for strippers to wiggle their bums to. For this we’re really thankful. Bassist, Nikki Sixx is a bona fide Rock Icon and his latest press release says he’s a Syndicated Radio Show Host as well. That’s great.

More importantly, on 02 May 2011, Sixx is releasing a book called This Is Gonna Hurt: Music, Photography And Life Through The Distorted Lens Of Nikki Sixx. It just rolls off the tongue. Even better is there will be an 11-track CD companion to the book from SIXX:AM. Combo.

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Sonisphere Festival 2010: Interviews, Photos, Setlists, Gossip – it’s all here

August 6th, 2010

It’s time for another Thrash Hits festival splash page – and this time it’s for Sonisphere! All of our Sonisphere Festival 2010 coverage from the weekend will be linked to on this here post, so make sure you bookmark it as it’s all you’re going to need need. That means individual band coverage (interviews, photos, setlists and maybe even some reviews), all the dodgy rumours and salacious gossip we overhear, and every lewd photo of fit girls frolicking about at Knebworth we can rustle up will be here.

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Album: Mötley Crüe – Dr. Feelgood: Deluxe Edition

September 22nd, 2009

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Dr. Feelgood – Deluxe Edition
Universal Records
21 September 2009

by Luke Morton

With all that’s been said about Mötley Crüe over the years, from the debauchery and drug abuse to the rifts between band members, the music has stayed the same and the band have produced some of the biggest rock anthems of all time. A collection of these are showcased in the 1989 LP Dr. Feelgood which has been revamped into a deluxe edition 20 years after its initial release.

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Who are you looking forward to seeing the most at Download Festival 2009?

May 28th, 2009

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It’s almost time for Download Festival 2009. It’s only two weeks away, in fact and we’re getting rather excited. Soon it’ll be time to start looking at that schedule and figuring out what bands you want to see and which ones annoyingly clash.

We already know that Faith No More, Motley Crue and Meshuggah clash, but with FNM making what will surely be a triumphant return, there’s only going to be one winner of that contest.

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Album: Steadlür – Steadlür

May 26th, 2009

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Steadlür
Roadrunner Records
18 May 2009

by Ryan Williams

Kicking off with the sound of someone else’s motorcycle starting and a noodling riff stolen from the ‘80s leading into Sebastian Bach’s long-disowned son shouting some crap about screaming like a demon and crawling on the ceiling, Atlanta, Georgia’s Steadlür set the tone for their album perfectly.

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