Voodoo: A Light-Hearted Metallica?

"We're Green Day except taller," Metallica's James Hetfield announced Saturday night at The Voodoo Experience, acknowledging the band that was scheduled to occupy the closing slot up until three weeks ago. The band further referenced Green Day with a quote from "American Idiot" in the encore, and playful moments like that showed another side to Metallica.

Silversun Pickups' Memo to Romney: Don't Panic

Since President Bill Clinton made Fleetwood Mac's "Don't Stop" the theme song for his 1992 campaign, a rock-era theme song has become a standard if not a cliche of politics. The Mitt Romney campaign chose Silversun Pickups' "Panic Switch" to play at its campaign stops around the country. One problem: It never asked Silversun Pickups, who will play this year's Voodoo Experience. Today the band's attorney sent the campaign a cease and desist notice.