Arctic Monkeys, Modest Mouse, Best Coast Tapped For New Metallica-Founded Festival

Arctic Monkeys, Modest Mouse, Best Coast, Avenged Sevenfold and Cage The Elephant are among the diverse bands slated to kick off Orion Music + More, a new music and arts festival founded by, surprise, Metallica. Hard rock's  heavyhitters will headline both nights of the two-day festival, which takes place the weekend of June 23-24 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Tickets go on sale to the public on Saturday, February 11 at 10 a.m. but pre-sale for Metallica club members begins Wednesday, February 8.

Metallica And Lou Reed Stream 'Lulu'

While it might not rival Lou Reed's Metal Machine Music in sheer audacity, noise and head-scratching aim, the abrasive collaboration between Metallica and Reed, Lulu, is streaming now for those who wish to weigh in on the album's merits before its official release date on November 1.

The Alternate Side is a proud part of WFUV Public Radio from Fordham University,
90.7 FM on your New York dial and online at