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NPR Tries To Cancel Stoner Metal Legend Matt Pike

Music journalist Grayson Haver Currin really wants you to know that stoner metal pioneer Matt Pike—best known for his shirtless live performances, bigfoot hunting videos, and hour-long, single-song concept albums about pot-smoking mystics traveling across an alien desert—harbors some weird, problematic, and even "dangerous" beliefs. Last week, NPR...
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Can Matt Pike face the music?

Matt Pike has always seemed to relish his underdog status. In the fall of 2008, Pike's heavy metal trio of nearly a decade, High on Fire, was slotted as the warm-up band for Opeth, a Swedish prog-metal institution on a three-month sweep through the United States and Europe for which they had recruited a select cast of au courant American acts. One night near the middle of the tour, inside Raleigh, N.C.'s Lincoln Theatre, fans — a sea made up mostly of men clad in black Opeth shirts — greeted High on Fire with impatience, their arms folded in frustration.
RALEIGH, NC
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metalinsider.net

Concert Calendar (5/16-5/22) – The Bands And Their Fans: Matt Pike, Primus, & more

Hope you are having an amazing spring so far. May browsing this easy-to-follow calendar full of great upcoming shows bring excitement to your May and assisted musical guidance to your nights. I know you have a choice where you get your concert listings from, so thank you for choosing this platform. Not a Facebook post. Not a TikTok. Not a tweet. Just a live music-loving dude with an idea and a keyboard to attend as many shows for the rest of his life. Do it up this week.
guitar.com

Matt Pike reflects on the impact of his childhood drug use

Sleep and High On Fire guitarist Matt Pike has spoken out about the impacts of childhood drug use on his music career, and how it has become a recurring theme in many of his compositions. In a new interview with Metal Hammer, the Pike reflected on his troubled youth, which...
DENVER, CO
brooklynvegan.com

High On Fire’s Matt Pike adds debut NYC solo show to upcoming tour dates

High On Fire frontman (and Sleep guitarist) Matt Pike released his debut solo album Pike vs. the Automaton earlier this year, and now he's gearing up to play his first-ever solo shows in support of the LP this May. His band for the shows includes drummer Jon Reid, bassist Chad "Chief" Hartgrave, and guitarist Chris Evans (Lord Dying), and the run includes four West Coast dates, followed by a one-off in NYC.
NEW YORK CITY, NY
Revolver

High on Fire's Matt Pike on Favorite Motörhead Album, Wild First Lemmy Meeting

Revolver has teamed with Motörhead for limited-edition colored vinyl pressings of the band's classic albums plus a new Motörhead collector's issue and exclusive official band merch. Get yours before they're gone!. Motörhead occupy rarefied air in the heavy-music world. Led by the inimitable Lemmy Kilmister, they emerged out...
Guitar World Magazine

Matt Pike takes a surprise blues turn with Brent Hinds on new solo track, Land

Sleep/High on Fire riff machine Matt Pike has debuted new single, Land, an unexpectedly bluesy track electrified by the appearance of Mastodon six-stringer Brent Hinds. Both guitarists lay down vibey solos in the song – Pike’s focuses on a spacey, Planet Caravan-esque modal approach, while Hinds digs deep into his well of psychedelic slow-blues leads, complete with lashings of phaser. The Mastodon man provides slide guitar throughout, too.