The Best of Up on the Sun's Weekly Metal Column, Metal Mondays

Categories: Metal Mondays

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The three-parter:

Excavating Metal's Blues and Jazz Roots
Unearthing Metal's Classical Roots
Digging Up Heavy Metal's Country Roots

A look into metal's influences that stem back centuries, all the way to present day.

There are tons of facts to be had in here. For example, did you know that 18th-century classical composers who wore white face paint and were said to be possessed by the devil? Or that, if not for Muddy Waters, The Rolling Stones and Yardbirds would never have become bands? Or that without Southern classic rock, there would be no sludge metal?

Confessions of a Groupie (Well, Sort of)

Run-ins with pushy, psycho groupies at music festivals, as well as an analysis to the question I constantly get asked: Am I a groupie?

Here's to another year of Metal Monday!


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