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Anthrax: it’s the metal takeover. Ahead of the band’s Irish shows, Scott Ian tells Tara Street metalhead Ronan McCreevy that “there are so many people on this planet who love this music.” Plus why November is metal month. Geoff Barrow: …

Fri, Nov 9, 2012, 08:12

   

Anthrax: it’s the metal takeover. Ahead of the band’s Irish shows, Scott Ian tells Tara Street metalhead Ronan McCreevy that “there are so many people on this planet who love this music.” Plus why November is metal month.

Geoff Barrow: on BEAK> (playing Dublin’s Whelan’s on November 18), Quakers (one of the albums of the year), Drokk and, of course, Portishead.

John Goodman: O Brother Where Art Thou, The Big Lebowski, Roseanne, Fred Flintstone, and now Argo – John Goodman on his life on screen playing “bluff, blue-colour giants with a taste for unpretentious monosyllable” (that, of course, didn’t apply to his role in Treme).

Julie Feeney: the return of the Choice Music Prize winner with her third album “Clocks”

Grassroots: Jersey-born actor and comedian Jason Biggs on moving from humping pastry in American Pie to playing a jaded political hack in Stephen Gyllenhaal’s timely, lively political comedy.

Plus CD reviews (including Jonny Greenwood, Green Day, Metz, The Staves, Calvin Harris, Julie Feeney, The Revelator Orchestra, Scala & Kolacny Brothers, The Rolling Stones, Trent Severn, Ivo Neame, Mick McAuley/Winifred Horan/Colm O Caoimh etc), films (Argo, The Sapphires, Alps, Aurora, Grassroots, Here Comes the Boom, People Like Us), games (Assassin’s Creed III, PID, Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask, Xbox Music Pass), listings, news and much, much more.

That’s your winning Ticket in The Irish Times today in print, online and the best of The Ticket on the app.

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