touring

Essays

RIP (???) to OVO Fest, Toronto's Number One Source of FOMO

After eight good years, Drake's OVO Fest has come to a quiet end. We think?
Jabbari Weekes
8.7.18
Interviews

UK Doom Rock Gods Orange Goblin Will Never Stop Never Stopping

The heavy riffing mainstays have spent 20 years rocking on their own terms—even when it almost ruined them. Now, they're older, wiser, and stronger than ever.
Kevin Stewart-Panko
6.12.18
Metalhead

It's Time for Slayer to Die

Saying goodbye to Slayer as the thrash metal icons prepare to embark upon their final world tour is sad, but it’s the right thing to do.
Christopher Krovatin
2.14.18
Noisey News

Paul Simon Is Done Touring

In a new statement, he said "I'd like to leave with a big Thank You to the many folks around the world who've come out to watch me play over the last 50 years."
Lauren O'Neill
2.5.18
Interviews

How Trump’s New Border Policies Will Hurt the American Metal Scene

KEN Mode's Jesse Matthewson discusses how to cross international borders, metal masculinity, and being a "blue state" band.
Kim Kelly
3.21.17
thump news

Ben Pearce Pens Candid Essay on His Struggle with Depression

"This isn't talked about enough in music, but anybody out there who is struggling, go and seek help."
Alexander Iadarola
2.1.17
Features

The True Story of Trans-Siberian Orchestra, the Tuxedoed Guitar Kings Who Made Christmas Rock

Alex Skolnik, Al Pitrelli, Russel Allan, and more explain how a group of heavy metal veterans created one of the biggest sensations in holiday music
Clay Marshall
12.21.16
thump news

Study Finds Musicians More Likely to Suffer Mental Illness

A new report says musicians could be up to three times more likely to suffer from depression than the general public.
Alexander Iadarola
11.2.16
thump news

International DJs Will Have to Pay 42% More to Tour the US

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services recently issued a series of fee increases for applications and petitions.
Alexander Iadarola
11.1.16
Music

My Slice of Life with the Pizza Underground

Playing in a pizza-themed Velvet Underground cover band with Macaulay Culkin taught me more about the nature of celebrity—and pizza—than I'd bargained for.
Deenah Vollmer
7.22.16
Interviews

Butthole Surfers Were the Epitome of Every Hell-Raising Rock'n'Roll Legend You Ever Heard

We mined founding member Paul Leary and biographer James Burns for all the tales of how one Texan punk band petrol bombed the 1980s and laughed at the flames.
D DW
5.31.16
thump news

Sasha Speaks Out About Anxiety Attacks at the Height of His Career in Recent Interview

"I couldn't cope with everyone knowing me, I couldn't cope with the lifestyle – it was mad."
Angus Harrison
4.14.16
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