By now you should be familiar with Chicago-based guitarist Rob Scallon, the guy who covers Slayer and Cannibal Corpse songs with banjos and ukuleles. Here, Scallon covers Metallica’s classic, “Anesthesia,” on an upright bass. Check it out below and let us know what you think in the comments! For more about Scallon, follow him on Facebook and Twitter. You […]
The Metallica bassist passed away 27 years ago today
2011 has been a great year for music, as evidenced by the kickass bands and artists we were able to feature on the cover of Revolver this year. Below, you can check out who made the cover of every issue of Revolver that was available over the past 365 days. After you’ve looked at the […]
As part of our 2011 wrap-up, we have posted a photo gallery of every Revolver issue that was on newsstands this year (some are still available here). In our poll below, we want you to tell us what the Best Revolver Cover of 2011 was. Feel free to vote as many times as you want. […]
A video preview has been made available for the upcoming photo book, Murder in the Front Row: Shots From the Bay Area Thrash Metal Epicenter (Bazillion Points). The book, by Harald Oimoen and Brian Lew, will be released on December 13. Featured photos include Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett performing with Exodus, as well as Megadeth’s […]
Today marks the 25th anniversary of Metallica bassist Cliff Burton’s death. He is still fondly remembered by those who knew him, one of whom is Anthrax bassist Frank Bello (pictured left). When Revolver interviewed him for a feature about Anthrax’s Worship Music, which will be included in our November/December issue, we asked him about Burton […]
With the Big Four show coming up at Yankee Stadium tomorrow, new details have emerged about the photo collection Murder in the Front Row: Shots From the Bay Area Thrash Metal Epicenter (Bazillion Points), which chronicles the early days of thrash metal. The book, by Harald Oimoen and Brian Lew, will feature photos of Metallica […]
As we bid farewell to a year full of tragedy, the new issue of Revolver magazine—available on newsstands everywhere on December 21—remembers many of hard rock and metal’s most dearly departed. The cover features a stunning painting by legendary comic-book artist J.G. Jones, acclaimed for his work on Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman, as well as for co-creating the series Wanted, which was adapted into a 2008 movie starring Angelina Jolie. Jones depicts Ronnie James Dio, Slipknot’s Paul Gray, Avenged Sevenfold’s the Rev, Type O Negative’s Peter Steele, Pantera’s Dimebag Darrell, Metallica’s Cliff Burton, Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain, Ozzy Osbourne’s Randy Rhoads, Queen’s Freddie Mercury, and Alice in Chains’ Layne Staley rocking together in heaven. The cover painting also appears as a free poster with the issue.