Author Archives: Jeff Owens

New Metal Mike “Metal For Life” Column in June GW

The June 2011 issue of Guitar World magazine contains “Metal” Mike Chlasciak’s latest “Metal For Life” column, which showcases metal guitar concepts and techniques. This time around, in “Power Surge—How to Build Power Chord Variations For Maximum Sonic Effect,” the … Continue reading

Accept Up For Dual MH Accolades

Reformed German metallurgists Accept have been nominated for not just eins but zwei awards from the German edition of premier U.K. metal mag Metal Hammer. On the heels of top-selling 2010 comeback album Blood of the Nations, Jackson-wielding guitarist Wolf … Continue reading

Ellefson: Big Four to Play Yankee Stadium Sept. 14

Jackson fans, the Big Four news just keeps getting bigger—Megadeth bassist David Ellefson reports here in his Jackson blog that, as it turns out, the April 23 show in California will not be the Big Four’s only North American appearance … Continue reading

Video: Big Four Perform “Am I Evil?” at April 23 Indio Show

Here’s the Big Four—Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax—performing on the same stage for the first time ever in the United States before more than 50,000 thrashing fans, on Saturday, April 23, at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, Calif. This … Continue reading

3rd Annual Revolver Golden God Awards

Premier metal mag Revolver held its third annual Golden God Awards show on April 20 in Los Angeles, with a stellar metallic lineup of winners and guests including Alice Cooper, who received the Golden God Award and played with his … Continue reading

Video: David Ellefson Greets Jackson Contest Winners at Big Four Indio Show

In the clip seen here, from the Big Four show in Indio, Calif. on April 23, David Ellefson meets and greets two very happy Jackson contest winners, who came all the way out from Wisconsin and by all accounts had … Continue reading