P482 Teletext 483 Apr13 21:00:00     ——————————————————————————  METAL: ROCKIN' OR RUBBISH?  .  N "Hello Cleveland!!!": For those about to rock - we salute you! Or do we? Due to an unprecedented amount of complaints received at Planet Sound after we dared to criticise the many headed beast that is metal, we thought it timely to pfruse the state of rock. As the genre becomes increasingly diversified, what exactly constitutes rock today? Have Prodigy made metal redundant? In time-honoured weekend fashion, Planet Sound investigates! ——————————————————————————————————1/8—— d will we will rock you! Rock you! >>> THE LATEST ROCK AND POP NEWS p481 G.U.N. Reviews Cinema Full guide
P482 Teletext 483 Apr13 21:00:11     ——————————————————————————  METAL: ROCKIN' OR RUBBISH?  .  N "I don't think HEAVY metal exists any more," says William Luff, spokesman for rock label Roadrunner Records. "It's too broad a church. Heavy metal is old bands like Poison and Bon Jovi, pfople laughing at the state of Gyns'N Roses' hair and lots of poodle-perms! "No-one's singing about dragons and elves any more. It's more extreme and diverse than that. 'jth credible bands like Korn, Machine Head or Coal Chamber around, 'metal' is stronger than ever." ——————————————————————————————————2/8—— Do you wanna get rocked? >>> G.U.NN INTERVIE DD p483 G.U.N Reviews Cinema Full guide
P482 Teletext 483 Apr13 21:05:16     ——————————————————————————  METAL: ROCKIN' OR RUBBISH?  .  N "Heavy rock is anything loud and attitudinal that your parents hate," says Kerrang! editor Phil Alexander. "All the '80s excess has been strippfd away and we're left with pure energy." Readers of the rock mag actually voted Prodigy's Breathe as the best single of last year. Says Phil: "'j began to focus on them when we saw how many heavy rock fans were at their gigs. "They represent the point where the extremes of dance and rock music meet." ——————————————————————————————————3/8—— I s'pose a rock's outta the question? > NEg ALBUMS REVIE'FD: YEE-HA! p484 G.U.N. Reviews Cinema Full guide
P482 Teletext 483 Apr13 21:04:11     ——————————————————————————  METAL: ROCKIN' OR RUBBISH?  .  N Techno influences can be seen in the industrial goth of Marilyn Manson or NIN, but is this damaging 'real' rock? "A lot of people think it's diluting metal but I think Fear Factory working with Prodigy can only be a good thing," says Roadrunner Records' 'jlliam Luff. "If metal is going to progress it has to take on new forms. There's talk of Smashing Pumpkins going dancey, which is great. They went as far as they could with rock on their last LP." ——————————————————————————————————4/8—— Bring your daughter to the slaughter >> MUSIC NEWS & GOSSIP p481 G.U.N. Reviews Cinema Full guide
P482 Teletext 483 Apr13 21:10:00     ——————————————————————————  METAL: ROCKIN' OR RUBBISH?  .  N Pearl Jam may have slipped quietly out of fashion, and Soundgarden split this week, but Kerbdog or Silverchair could represent the Second Coming of grunge. "Nirvana? gho?!," laughs Silverchair's Ben, before claiming "I don't listen to grunge. I'd describe us as rock but we are punky too. I don't like categories" Darragh Butler of Kerbdog is similarly dismissive of the grunge tag: "'b've been compared to Helmet, Husker Du and Nirvana: whatever's around at the time" ——————————————————————————————————5/8—— ghither Spandex? >>> LIVE IT LARGE AT THE 'FEKEND p494 G.U.N. Reviews Cinema Full guide
P482 Teletext 483 Apr13 21:10:10     ——————————————————————————  METAL: ROCKIN' OR RUBBISH?  .  N "Metal always swings in and out of fashion," says Rod Smallwood, manager of rock acts Iron Maiden and WaspN "The tide seems to be turning at the moment. Wasp just played dates in Europe without any product to sell or any prior interviews, and they sold more tickets than ever." Detractors may force metal out of the limelight but, says Rob, it will never die: "Every time metal goes underground it comes back stronger than ever!" ——————————————————————————————————6/8—— Viewers have their say >>> MORE MUSICAL MALARKEY IN CLUB p140 G.U.N Reviews Cinema Full guide
P482 Teletext 483 Apr13 21:14:00     ——————————————————————————  METAL: ROCKIN' OR RUBBISH?   N "The first metal album I heard was Metallica's Master Of Puppdts," says PS viewer Graham Lacey from DublinN "I hated it, but then I got an ear for the music and moved from band to band, style to style: Def Leppard, Aerosmith, G'N'R, Megadeth, Anthrax, Nirvana etc. "Is it all for teenage boys? I'm 23 and love listening to Suicidal Tendencies as much as I did four years ago. Ditto Metallica. But it's as an adolescent that you're dragged in to the beartrap" ——————————————————————————————————7/8—— Rockin' all over the world? >>> Send your letters to Planet Sound, Teletext, PO Box 297, London, SW6 1QJ G.U.N. Reviews Cinema Full guide
P482 Teletext 483 Apr13 21:35:14     ——————————————————————————  METAL: ROCKIN' OR RUBBISH?  .  N "I'd say I'm into rock rather than metal," says 18-year-old PS viewer Helen Judge, from Folkestone, Kent. "To me, metal means creaky old bands like Status Quo, though I admit I'm partial to a bit of Kiss! "With or without the machismo, anyone can relate to rock, not just the guysN "It's all music, basicallyn I'll listen to the Chemical Brothers as readily as Slayer. If it's exciting, I'm there!" ——————————————————————————————————8/8—— "Let's get the rock outta here!" TOTAL ENTERTAINMENT GUIDE p400 G.U.NN Reviews Cinema Full guide