Farewell to Pantera Co-Founder, Vinnie Paul

Co-founding Pantera at just 17 years old (along with his brother Dimebag Darrell and Terry Glaze), drummer Vinnie Paul has died aged 54 years old. There’s no doubt that Pantera (known for their heavy-meets-groove-meets-thrash metal) was wildly influential, and their fans wildly passionate. Texas-born Paul based his life and career on having a good time, responding years ago to a question about what music he …

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Aziz Ansari and Eric Wareheim dance to Kanye West, new Skepta, Korean folk-metal and more in this week's look at music

Skepta: Man Skepta’s world domination is imminent: 6 May sees the release of his LP Konnichiwa, which many have been eagerly awaiting since the London-based MC and producer dropped the single “That’s Not Me” (featuring his brother JME) back in 2014, and the riotous “Shutdown” the following year. Helming the resurgence of UK grime, the 33-year-old (born Joseph Junior Adenuga) doesn’t look like he’ll be …

For True Fans Only: Merch Junkies

One-off vintage pieces dressed up with the names of rock'n'roll stars and glam rock legends

It started out with a Bowie jacket NYC-based stylist and photographer Zara Mirkin made for herself. “I was always painting on the back of jackets and jeans,” she tells CH. “The idea came about after I had so many people take photos of my Bowie jacket and ask for one. I concepted this idea with my best friend to make bootleg homemade one off band …

“Metal is The New Black” by Quiet British Accent

Motorhead and Iron Maiden meets embroidery in this homage to heavy metal designs

Taking something traditionally wholesome and making it a little subversive and much more playful, London-based design duo Quiet British Accent has recently unveiled their Metal is The New Black project. For the series, QBA—aka Sharon and Jason Gale—have created three traditional home embroidery hoops, but are paying homage to metal lettering and graphics. The hand-drawn designs are machine-embroidered to perfection, and the results are playful, …

Interview: Josh Welton of Brown Dog Welding

The Detroit native speaks on his love of melting metal, dogs and transitioning from tradesman to artist

Detroit’s Renaissance continues with creatives who blend art, design and trade. One such artist is Josh Welton, a Detroit native whose sculptures of cars, robots and animals are meticulously made by hand. He’s worked in manufacturing since a young age, and was always drawn to welding. So passionate about his day job, he began welding creatively for fun, and his company Brown Dog Welding was …