Various Artists – The Metallica Blacklist

If you’ve been following my blog you’ll have seen my post a few weeks ago marking the 30th anniversary of Metallica’s landmark self titled album, aka The Black Album - for some reason the Bay Area thrash titans have chosen to wait until September 10th to officially mark this birthday, but boy have they’ve gone all out, with not just a multi-format reissue of the album with a tonne of extras but also this, a rather unique official and endorsed tribute compilation, The Metallica Blacklist...

Joan Jett: Bad Reputation

Back in the summer of 2006 I made an almost accidental trip to San Francisco (it's not as interesting a story as that makes it sound) to attend the Warped Tour travelling punk rock festival. Amongst the bands I saw that day that ranging from a just pre-fame Paramore, to scene legends The Bouncing Souls,... Continue Reading →

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