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GUITARGET Guru Sam Russell Wraps His Mitts Around Handel

Go for Baroque (sorry – it can’t be helped) and check out our resident Guitarget Practice guru Sam Russell as he shows you how easy (yeah, right) it is to crank out some truly old school riffs – Handel-style!

And if that’s not enough and you wanna get your chops up to Chopin levels (yeah – bad reference, I’m not a classical music expert – I work for Heavy Metal), dig into lots more classic rockin’ guitar info at Sam’s site:

www.samrussell.co.uk/handel


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Rockin' 1000

1000 Italians Play “Learn to Fly” to Get Dave Grohl’s Attention; Grohl Responds

August 2, 2015 • Music, News

The Foo Fighters haven’t played Romagna — a region of Northern Italy on the Adriatic Sea — since 1997, and Romagnan fans are sick of waiting. So they devised a project called Rockin’ 1000: 1000 musicians and singers would come together to play the Foo Fighters’

Heavy Metal Lounge at Lollapalooza

Sneak Peek! Heavy Metal Magazine’s Lollapalooza Gallery and VIP Lounge

August 1, 2015 • Heavy Metal News, Music, News, Top News

Check. This. Out. Here’s a look at Heavy Metal’s VIP art gallery and lounge at Lollapalooza in Chicago. The venue is the Code of Conduct tattoo shop (14 East 11th St.), just blocks away from the music festival in Grant Park. It’s a place where performers, artists, athletes, music

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19 of Marvel’s Hip Hop Variant Covers — and the Originals That Inspired Them

July 27, 2015 • Comics, Music, News

Marvel Comics has gone hip hop with a series of variant covers coming out this October, and rap fans are already freaking out over them. Mass Appeal Spoke with Marvel’s editor-in-chief Axel Alonso, who revelaed how big this project really is: Every single #1 that is tied to our current

Bon Scott of AC/DC

This Is What Bon Scott Looked Like [20 Pictures]

July 24, 2015 • Music, News

Bon Scott, the original vocalist for AC/DC, died 35 years ago. We all know his voice, that miraculous screech that makes classics like “Highway to Hell” and “T.N.T.” pop even now, but we don’t often see pictures of him. There aren’t a ton of them available. Bon

Metalachi

Does This Work? “Crazy Train” by Metal Mariachi Group Metalachi

July 23, 2015 • Music, News

This isn’t our first weird-ass mixed-up music rodeo, and it won’t be our last, so we’ll give you the moral of the story first: “Crazy Train” is a transcendently brilliant song. You could cram three guys with didgeridoos into a Toyota Prius and instruct them to play

The Industrialist

Fear Factory’s “The Industrialist” Becomes a Graphic Novel

July 17, 2015 • Music, News

Fear Factory vocalist Burton C. Bell has collaborated with artis Noel Guard on a graphic novel based on the group’s 2012 album The Industrialist. “As far as I can remember I have been a a fan of science fiction,” Bell says in a description of the project on his website.

Ladybaby

Ladybaby’s Death Metal/J-Pop Is Your Daily Dose of WTF

July 6, 2015 • Music, News

Ladybaby consists of a white guy and two Japanese girls. The Japanese girls (as is the rule) wear schoolgirl outfits; so does the white guy. He has a beard, and goes by the name Ladybeard. The girls sing happy Japanese lyrics over a galloping metal riff, while Ladybeard delivers lists of random

Chris Holmes of WASP in Decline of Western Civilization II

Finally! All 3 “Decline of Western Civilization” Films Come to DVD

July 2, 2015 • Music, News

It’s hard to believe that Penelope Spheeris’ three documentaries about the grime and glamor of the hard-rocking lifestyle in L.A. have never been available on DVD. Hell, they were barely even available on VHS back in the day. But now, at last, the Decline of Western Civilization

Christopher Lee sings Heavy Metal

Listen to Christopher Lee’s Metal Ode to Shedding Saxon Blood

June 30, 2015 • Music, News

In our brief tribute to the late Christopher Lee, we mentioned that he began a sideline as a heavy metal singer late in life. Rolling Stone fleshes it out a bit more: By the time of his collaboration with Manowar on “Dark Avenger” Lee was already a bona fide metal recording artist in