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Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time

Last year, Rolling Stone published a list of the 40 greatest punk albums of all time, and today, they ranked the 100 greatest metal albums of all time. The list is all over the metal spectrum, from black and death to hair and nu...

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Deep Purple & Blue Oyster Cult: the quiet legacies of two loud bands

Deep Purple and Blue Oyster Cult are two of heavy metal’s most legendary, influential bands, but does anybody realize it?

In 2016, they’re often reduced to the “the band with the song every beginner guitarist can play” and “the band with the cowbell song.” Here’s a look at their often-silenced legacies.

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Jimmy Bain (Rainbow, Dio), RIP

More sad news in the music world. Bassist Jimmy Bain, who played with Ronnie James Dio and Ritchie Blackmore in Rainbow during the Rising era and was later a longtime member of the band Dio, has pa...

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Rainbow/Elf bassist Craig Gruber, RIP

Veteran hard rock/heavy metal bassist Craig Gruber died yesterday (5/5), after battling prostate cancer, Blabbermouth reports. He was 63.

Gruber was a member of Elf, one of the early bands of Ronnie James Dio (who we lost in 2010), playing on their second album, 1974's Carolina County Ball, and their third and final album, 1975's Trying to Burn the Sun...

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