No doubt many metal fans — especially those over 40 years of age —had heard or listened to Gojira until they opened up for Metallica in the summer of 2017. For a hardcore, French, speed-metal band like Gojira to slot onto Metallica’s WorldWired Tour was a huge coup
About Cam Maxwell
Given my passion for music, I wanted to share it with others who are into great rock and metal and share insight into the best bands, albums and songs.
A look at the world of rock & heavy metal with insight on some of the best-ever bands and albums. Look for stories about Metallica, Rolling Stones, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Alice in Chains, Guns N Roses, Fleetwood Mac and more.
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Entries by Cam Maxwell
There’s no question Metallica’s sophomore album, Ride the Lightning saw the band finding their thrash metal stride with better songs and production than on their stunning debut Kill ‘Em All.
When you look at how Van Halen originally broke up in 1985, the truth about David Lee Roth leaving is a cloudy affair. It’s generally accepted that Roth left the band to pursue a solo career, however that may not be the real story.
One of the most significant albums of the 1980s, Jane’s Addiction’s seminal Nothing’s Shocking, almost didn’t get recorded. While the album turned out to be so influential to alternative music and the beginnings of grunge, the band that went into LA’s Eldorado Studio to record it nearly broke up during production.
In today’s music world, it seems my teenage kids are hooked on every two-bit, no-name hip hop or rap artist who can mumble “Skirt, Skirt” (which is a rapper mimicking the sound of an expensive sports car screeching its tires on the asphalt) behind some poorly programmed bass and drum track.