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The Kids Just Want to Rock

Sacramento Has Its First “School of Rock” It’s every kids dream to be a rock star. Magazine covers, world tours, chicks—these thoughts along with the notion of performing in front of thousands of screaming fans night after night drive many to try their hand at learning an instrument at an…

The High on Fire Tour Machine Is Unstoppable

Evil Never Sleeps Most guitarists do fine with six strings, but when you rock has hard as High on Fire’s Matt Pike, you probably need nine. Pike (formerly a member of Sleep) has fronted Oakland-based metal group for the better part of a decade. But for the group’s latest album,…

Big Bang Game Industry

WORDS MARK FRIESEN THE GAME INDUSTRY CAN’T SEEM TO STOP itself. Software sales alone jumped 34% to $8.64 billion in 2007 from 2006 and are predicted to surpass $10 billion in 2008. Growth is always healthy, but are creative and fun games becoming replaced with bigger and better versions of…