Limp Bizkit release their “remix album” on December 4, 2001 …
One of the more interesting, diverse and controversial albums of the new century was released on September 4, 2001 — System Of A Down’s Toxicity.
Up is down; left is right. The album features folk, nu metal, banjos and sitars and at first appears all over the place. But it really is a snapshot microcosm of what’s going on in the world in 2001. As each year goes by the album actually becomes more important and that’s rare. It’s a masterpiece that’s never finished.
Squeeze me macaroni … this makes Tuesday a good day!
Mr. Bungle, the experimental rock band consisting of Mike Patton, Trey Spruance, and Trevor Dunn, are reuniting for their first shows in nearly two decades.
Metallica release their 6th and — to some fans — their most controversial album on June 6, 1996. The album’s hard rock vs thrashing metal vibe got more than a few eyebrows raised. Others went full-tilt bat-shit crazy over the big hair, eyeliner and the artwork. But it was simply a band stretching its wings and exploring new territory. “Load” has settled comfortably into the Metallica catalog as testiment to a band interested in expanding the horizon and not just sales.