1. Backbeat: Backstage as Metallica Takes Over the Apollo for the First, and Last, Time

    September 23, 2013 1:10 PM EDT Metallica 's once-in-a-lifetime show at New York's Apollo Theater lived up to its hype. Hors d'oeuvres, an open bar and free T-shirts greeted the crowd that lined up around the block to watch the metal titans rock the same stage t ...

  2. Backbeat: Metal Masters Unites Phil Anselmo, Kerry King, Billy Sheehan, Others For Monster Jam

    September 17, 2012 2:23 PM EDT Herding Cats: What's cooler than cramming a bunch of metal icons on one stage to destroy the genre's classics? Getting them to sit still to take an afterparty photo. From Left: Anthrax bassist Frank Bello, SiriusXM Octane/Liquid Metal PD ...

  3. Backbeat: Johnny Depp, Dee Snider Perform, Metal Industry Cuts Loose at Revolver Golden Gods Awards

    April 12, 2012 6:00 PM EDT (Photo: Ryan J. Downey) Johnny Depp stunned the crowd when he joined Marilyn Manson onstage on Wednesday at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards . As thrilling as it was for Depp to be playing guitar on "The Beautiful People" and "Sweet ...

  4. Backbeat: Adrenaline Mob Invades NYC, Performs Debut Album In Its Entirety

    March 20, 2012 1:30 PM EDT Elm City Music act Adrenaline Mob can count itself among the last bands who will have played New York's Hiro Ballroom , which closes March 31. The metal supergroup threw the CD release party for debut album Omertá at the venue on March 12, th ...