Senior Editor of Revolver Magazine
Interview: Metallica’s Lars Ulrich on Orion Fest, the Golden Gods and Getting Punched at a Black Flag Concert
The legendary drummer looks back on violent hardcore shows and Kill ‘Em All, and ahead to a momentous year!
First things first, how great was it to watch an episode of Californication and not see actor Evan Handler, who plays the lovably defeated agent Charlie Runkle, bare-ass naked? Last night’s episode was titled “In the Clouds,” and all that clothed Runkle really did feel like a dream. Runkle’s “rock” jacket and experimentation with guyliner [...]
What’s the best way to cure writer’s block? Well, if you’re Californication‘s decadence-obsessed ne’er-do-well author Hank Moody, played by David Duchovny, you drink heavily, visit your ex, hang out with your disgraced agent, go to rock star’s mansions, visit groupies muses in their topless native climes, and try to convince portly, falsetto-prone drug dealers to [...]
“Hell Bent for Leather” is the title of this week’s Californication, and we learn quickly that it is meant as a double-entendre (not that it wasn’t for Judas Priest when Halford penned a song with that title in 1978). It all unfolds as the show’s lovably conniving agent Charlie Runkle, played by Evan Handler, tries [...]
The only sweet thing about these extreme noise terrorists’ fourth record is its title. From the get-go, the quartet serves up a splendidly nauseating concoction of staticky overdriven guitars and vomited vox that owe some debt to hardcore, sludge and the harsh, gross-out, pigfuck sounds of the Jesus Lizard and Big Black. Although they’ve employed [...]
“It appears that I have had a relapse of some sort,” says David Duchovny’s Hank Moody character near the end of this season’s third episode of Californication, titled “Dead Rock Stars.” Without revealing any spoilers (at least for a show that’s all about decadence), the unraveling of Moody seems to have begun again. This time [...]
“Do they let you masturbate here?” Californication‘s archetypally sleazy agent Charlie Runkle asks, unprovoked, about a swank, tropical rehab clinic early in “Quitters,” the second episode of the season. It’s the sort of cheeky, unfiltered repartee that he and David Duchovny’s lovably unlovable antihero, author Hank Moody, bandy back and forth without batting an eye. [...]
On “I.O.U.,” a smarmy-sounding soul-rock torch song on Tomahawk’s fourth LP, Oddfellows, frontman Mike Patton sings, “I owe you a love song for everything I’ve done wrong.” That’s likely about as close as we’re going to get to a mea culpa for the group’s disappointing, Native American-inflected 2007 art-rock eyebrow raiser Anonymous. This time, though, [...]
The creative minds behind the Showtime series Californication have never hidden their love of metal. The show’s antihero, Hank Moody (played by David Duchovny), has written three novels that share titles with Slayer albums (South of Heaven, Seasons in the Abyss, and God Hates Us All); rockers including Zakk Wylde and Tommy Lee have appeared [...]
It’s been eight years since the Pantera and Damageplan guitarist was killed. Here, his longtime friend remembers him.