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The "Nu" Metal

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

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Come, my lady. Come, come, my lady.

Rock-rap outfit Crazy Town will be performing at Whisky-a-Go-Go this Friday, May 16. Didn't know they were back together? Didn't know they were broken up in the first place?

Well, before their 2001 hit "Butterfly," they toiled in the Los Angeles underground for years, anticipating the rise of nu-metal.

But their career mellowed after that; two of their members passed away, and their front man Shifty Shellshock was in a coma a couple years back.

This reunion tour has been rumored for seven years and is finally happening. Here's what you need to know to adequately prepare for a voyage into Crazy Town.

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

The "Nu" Metal

Monster Magnet's "Space Lord": Rock and Rap's Missing Link?

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Tue, Nov 26, 2013 at 3:45 AM

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Tomorrow at House of Blues, stoner-rock heroes Monster Magnet perform.

Their biggest hit was 1998's "Space Lord." While the song has since served as an ironic music cue in movies like Talladega Nights -- it's also quite possibly the missing link bridging the gap from traditional rock to the rock-rap explosion of the late '90s.

While plenty of rock-rap hybrids predate the song, namely the Anthrax collaboration with Public Enemy, Biohazard's Onyx remix and the Judgment Night soundtrack, such crossovers were somewhat of a passing fad.

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Friday, November 22, 2013

Friday, November 22, 2013

The "Nu" Metal

Six Nu-Metal Bands You Shouldn't Be Ashamed to Like

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Fri, Nov 22, 2013 at 3:45 AM

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System of a Down, courtesy of the label
Is there a musical genre more reviled than nu-metal?

No, there isn't.

It's generally considered a relic of the '90s and early '00s that we're all still trying to forget. But believe it or not some of these oft-maligned acts actually have some talent, and are worthy of a little appreciation. Therefore, here are six nu-metal bands you shouldn't be ashamed to like. In fact, we encourage you to get down with the sickness*.

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