The authors of Louder Than Hell: The Definitive Oral History of Metal, Jon Wiederhorn and Katherine Turman, join Mike Edison in the studio for this week’s edition of Art & Seizures.
As Judy McGuire hunts ghosts for their upcoming Halloween show, Mike talks metal with Jon and Katherine and explains why he thinks that Van Halen sucks. Hear about Metallica’s refusal to compromise, and why they have stood the test of time in the forty-year history of metal. Did Nirvana kill metal? Why is metal so apolitical? Why was it such a shock to the metal community that Rob Halford was gay? Find the answers to all of these questions and more on this week’s installment of Arts & Seizures! Thanks to our sponsor, Roberta’s.
“Motorhead fused elements of early punk and British new-wave or heavy metal… before it was punk or heavy metal! But Lemmy didn’t care about any of that!” [18:45]
— Jon Wiederhorn on Arts & Seizures