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Chuck Berry Rocks His 149th Monthly Show at St. Louis Restaurant Blueberry Hill

October 15th, 2009
Photo: Ufberg/WireImage On Sunday, rock & roll pioneer Chuck Berry will turn 83. It’s a respectable enough age for kicking up one’s heels and taking it easy, but Berry’s got a still-active touring schedule, and the duck-walking octogenarian still performs once a month at Blueberry Hill, a restaurant in his native St. Louis. Just like clockwork last night, Berry strutted onstage at the stroke of 10 decked out in a sparkly shirt and sailor hat ...

Slayer, Marilyn Manson, Cannibal Corpse Whip Mayhem Fest Into Frenzy at St. Louis Stop

July 23rd, 2009
Photo: Chris Tuite for“What is the name of this place?” demands Nergal, frontman of Polish blackened death metal band Behemoth, as he walks onstage. “St. Louis,” Rolling Stone informs him. “What’s up, St. Louis?” Nergal asks the crowd. We’re curious what would have happened had we said “Baltimore.” Behemoth was but one of many bands on the second incarnation of the Rockstar Mayhem Fest, the tour that has stepped in to fill the void of ...