Rob Carroll is a music and pop culture writer based in central Illinois. His work has appeared in several publications throughout the suburban Chicago area including the Northwest Herald and the Daily Chonicle. Rob also is a published author having produced two books chronicling the history of the Chicago Cubs and Wrigley Field. In his free time, Rob enjoys collecting vinyl, live music, photography and trying (and failing) to keep up with his kids.
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From guitar virtuosos to American actors spoofing a British metal band. Here is a look at the best hard rock albums of 1984.
70 Intense Ozzfest Photos That Will Have you Missing the Summer Festival
Take a look back at Ozzfest over the years through photos of bands and the fans that braved the summer heat to see them.
Serj Tankian Needs Someone to Rent his California Home for $6K a Month
The System of a Down frontman could be your landlord.
10 Most Memorable Rage Against The Machine Activist/Protest Moments
From standing in the buff at Lollapalooza to shutting down the New York Stock Exchange, RATM lived up to their name by standing up for causes they believe in.