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?
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.
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.
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."
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.
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."
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."