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Concert Review: Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival - As I Lay Dying, Anthrax, Motörhead, Slayer and Slipknot - 7/21/12 at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

Concert Review:  Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival - As I Lay Dying, Anthrax, Motörhead, Slayer and Slipknot - 7/21/12 at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
High temperatures were no match for heavy metal as fifteen acts and two of the "Big 4" performed across three stages Saturday in Tinley Park as the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival rolled into First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre...

An Interview With Motörhead's Mikkey Dee: A Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival Concert Preview (Saturday, 7/21/12 at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre in Tinley Park)

An Interview With Motörhead's Mikkey Dee: A Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival Concert Preview (Saturday, 7/21/12 at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre in Tinley Park)
Returning to the Chicagoland area this Saturday as part of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival in Tinley Park, Motörhead drummer Mikkey Dee checked in over the phone from Oklahoma City yesterday for a chat about his thoughts on performing alongside the likes of Anthrax, Slayer and Slipknot this summer as well as to what he attributes Motörhead's increasingly young and loyal audience...

An Interview With Megadeth's David Ellefson - A Gigantour 2012 Chicago Postscript

An Interview With Megadeth's David Ellefson - A Gigantour 2012 Chicago Postscript
Last Friday at the Aragon Ballroom, I had the chance to sit down with bassist and Megadeth co-founder David Ellefson in advance of Megadeth's appearance later that night with Motörhead, Volbeat and Lacuna Coil as part of the 2012 Gigantour.  Our conversation hit upon topics like the return of Gigantour, playing in Chicago, Megadeth's often politically charged lyrics and much more...
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Gigantour 2012 Chicago Concert Review: Megadeth, Motörhead, Volbeat and Lacuna Coil Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Friday 2/10/12

Gigantour 2012 Chicago Concert Review: Megadeth, Motörhead, Volbeat and Lacuna Coil Live at the Aragon Ballroom, Friday 2/10/12
Metal is at its best amongst the sweaty, smoky confines of an indoor club.  So it was amidst those conditions that the Gigantour returned to the Aragon Ballroom on Friday for the first time since 2008.  ...

An Interview With Motörhead's Phil Campbell - A Gigantour Concert Preview (Friday, 2/10/12 at the Aragon Ballroom)

An Interview With Motörhead's Phil Campbell - A Gigantour Concert Preview (Friday, 2/10/12 at the Aragon Ballroom)
About to celebrate his twenty-eighth anniversary with the band, I chatted with Motörhead guitarist Phil Campbell last week.  From Montréal, Québec, Campbell checked in in advance of the band's upcoming Chicago appearance with Megadeth, Volbeat and Lacuna Coil as part of the 2012 Gigantour this Friday, February 10th at the Aragon Ballroom...

The Best Chicago Concerts of 2011

The Best Chicago Concerts of 2011
I truly believe it when I say that Chicago is one of the greatest live music cities in the country.  Memphis?  Nashville?  Austin?  New Orleans?  All great... But I'd put Chicago right there with any of them.  As Chicagoans, we truly are lucky to have the opportunity to see so much great live music night in and night out at scores of oustanding and unique venues.  From Paul McCartney to Ben Harper (and everywhere in between), here are the concerts that moved me in 2011 and made me consistenly remember why live music is my favorite thing in the world.  ...
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