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Heavy Metal’s Greatest Guitar Teams
With the exception of Black Sabbath, early heavy metal was built upon a foundation of two-guitar bands. Whether it was the sturdy rhythm/lead axis of Scorpions' Rudolf Schenker and Uli Jon Roth or Judas Priest's legendary K.K. Downing and Glen Tipton team, metal with two guitars is usually…
A Guide to the Roots of Metal Music: Before Heavy Meant Metal
When painting a mental picture of what the late sixties and early seventies must have been like, we usually dream up some pretty gentle stuff: kaftan sporting hippies cavorting around without a worry in the world while the strains of the Grateful Dead or someone of their ilk wafted through the air l…
Robbie France Dead: Former Diamond Head Drummer Dies Aged 53
Robbie France, a respected drummer and music teacher best known for his stint with the New Wave of British Heavy Metal group Diamond Head, died on Saturday (Jan. 14), Metalinsider.net reports. He was 53 years old.
While few details have emerged, Diamond Head confirmed the sad news with a post on thei…