One of the most uplifting stories of the year was Phil inviting a kid who has cancer up on stage to shred "Walk" while Phil sings along. No, I’m not tearing up, it’s just that I just chopped some onions…
All over metal you see legendary acts shunning the new generation, if not metal as a whole, only listening to what they listened to growing up, but John Petrucci is all about today’s modern progressive moment, including bands like Periphery and Animals As Leaders.
The Chariot and God Forbid Call It Quits
August was the month a few longtime up-and-coming bands decided there was no more "up" and called it quits. It was a shocking reality of the music business.
Check out our video report of the most fun party of the summer.
Another huge bummer came with the unexpected death of Eyehategod drummer Joey LaCaze. He was considered the soul of the group, but after a short hiatus, the band returned in full force in October and pledge to keep on truckin’.