Category: Opinion

A night of reunions

By ANDY LYONS (digitalBURG, St. Louis) – Reunions are always an exciting time. There were multiple reunions Saturday, May 25 at the Peabody Opera House in St. Louis. The fathers of nu-metal, Korn, had reunited with Brian “Head” Welch, who had been on hiatus since February 2005. I was having a reunion of my own at… Read more »

“The Hangover Part III”

By ANDREW LINK (digitalBURG) — If you want a quick answer to, “Should I see ‘The Hangover Part III?’” the answer is no. When I heard about “Hangover Part III,” I thought, “Let me guess – Alan drugs everyone, Doug goes missing, and just as Phil calls Doug’s wife to come clean, Stu has an… Read more »

“Hangover Part III”

By JOSHUA LEONARD (digitalBURG) – I went to the pre-screening of “The Hangover Part III,” and the movie was a decent conclusion to a trilogy that should have only been one film. To me, “The Hangover” films are just a one-trick pony. In every film, you can expect Doug either missing or kidnapped, Alan being… Read more »

“Star Trek Into Darkness”

By JOSHUA LEONARD (digitalBURG) – “Star Trek Into Darkness” was by far the best “Star Trek” film ever made, and I absolutely cannot wait to go watch it again. This is a must-see movie. “Star Trek Into Darkness” makes for a darker, more evil feel as Benedict Cumberbatch takes off his “Sherlock” hat and puts… Read more »

Game of Thrones picks up speed in season 3

By ANDY LYONS (digitalBURG) – The third-to-last episode of the season for the show “Game of Thrones” called “Second Sons,” focused mainly on three storylines: Daenerys in Yunkai, Gendry’s arrival at Stannis Baratheon’s home of Dragonstone, and Tyrion’s marriage to Sansa Stark. All three come together well in what was the best episode of season… Read more »

Recent Missouri editorials

The Associated Press Southeast Missourian, May 19 Police cameras Improving technology has created endless fuel for the public-privacy debates of our time. We live in a surveillance society with the government and private sectors watching our movements. Whether it’s Google or Facebook tracking our online habits for profitable reasons, or the government tracking our whereabouts,… Read more »

Love and respect at the hardcore show

By ANDY LYONS (digitalBURG) – The mosh pit at a metal concert always has the most movement, action and animated fans. But to find the most enthusiastic fans, you have to make your way to the very front, all the way to the gate in front of the stage. On Tuesday, I packed an extra… Read more »

Hanging out and rockin’ with your favorites

By ANDY LYONS (digitalBURG) – Many fans dream of hanging out with their favorite bands. When an opportunity presents itself, I always do what I can to meet my favorites. On May 10, I made the trek to Springfield, Mo., again to see In This Moment at the Q102 Lex & Terry Boob-A-Q. I received… Read more »

Golden Gods more than just an awards show

By ANDY LYONS (digitalBURG) – One of the most exciting nights in the hard rock and metal industry is the Revolver Magazine Golden God Awards. It’s a night that brings artists and fans together and celebrates a genre of music that seems almost forgotten in the world of mainstream award shows. Golden God performer Halestorm… Read more »

Kicking off the summer concert season with the Deftones

By ANDY LYONS (digitalBURG) – There is no feeling like the excitement of the lead singer of one of your favorite bands leaping into the crowd a few feet in front of you as he’s bellowing into the microphone. During a recent show in Springfield, Mo., Deftones lead singer Chino Moreno made sure to get… Read more »