JOENSUU, Finland (AP) — Armed with needles and a yarn of wool, teams of avid knitters danced Thursday to the deafening sounds of drums beating and guitars slashing at the first-ever Heavy Metal...
OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) — The suspect in three Louisiana church arsons took photos and videos of the fires while they were burning and shared them with his friends, federal prosecutors said...
ROCKPORT, Ind. (AP) — The former drummer of the heavy metal band Five Finger Death Punch has a new gig, as a southern Indiana police officer.
Ronnie James Dio to tour in hologram form
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Images of explosions, fire and dragons stream across a massive digital screen set behind a band playing the opening chords of Dio's "King of Rock and Roll."
Officials grant permit for music festival near Grand Teton
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Officials will allow a metal music festival to take place again east of Grand Teton National Park.
The Jackson Hole News and Guide reports the Teton County administrator granted a special event permit last week for the Fire in the Mountains festival scheduled for July 13-14 at Heart Six Ranch in Moran.
A South Dakota Christian radio station makes waves
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A local radio station is making waves on the Christian music scene.
Since launching in 2007, TheBlast.FM has grown its operations to include four internet radio stations that reach thousands of listeners daily.
Program director Colin "Cruz" Strombeck streams a range of Christian music from TheBlast.FM headquarters in Emery, which has about 450 residents.
Metallica guitarist’s monster movie posters go on display
SALEM, Mass. (AP) — Kirk Hammett may be known best as the guitarist whose deafening solos have come to define the band Metallica. But a new exhibit is showcasing a different side of the rocker, his passion for sci-fi and horror films.
The exhibit which opens Saturday at the Peabody Essex Museum features 135 works owned by the heavy metal musician, including some Hammett says have inspired his music. It runs through Nov. 26.
Tito Puente Jr. and his Latin Jazz Band are coming to shake things up at the Palace Danbury on Saturday, April 22, with the sounds of salsa, merengue, mambo and more.
Puente Jr. is the son of the late Tito Puente, the 10-time Grammy-winning bandleader and legendary goodwill ambassador of Latin music. A talented percussionist like his dad, Puente Jr. is making sure new generations get to experience the magic of that music.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man who posted threats against Jews and synagogues on a metal music internet forum plans to argue at his sentencing that he has served enough time in prison.
Kendall Sullivan is scheduled to go before a U.S. District judge in Bridgeport on Monday. He pleaded guilty in January to perpetrating a hoax and originally faced three federal charges of making online threats.