Philip Trapp is a writer and music journalist who joined Loudwire in February 2019. In addition to covering rock and metal for Loudwire, he also contributes to related outlets such as PopCrush, ScreenCrush and Taste of Country. Philip has reported on music and other entertainment since 2016. He previously wrote for Alternative Press, HM Magazine, Music Times, Classicalite and others. Along the way, he's defended Limp Bizkit on Sirius XM, gotten caught in a downpour with the band Hundredth and once made Kenny G wait on hold.
The History of Guitar Smashing in Rock ‘n’ Roll
Who was the first musician to destroy their axe onstage?
Woman Who Let Metallica Practice in Her Home Remembers Them as ‘Respectful’
The band practiced at the house in the '80s.
Ranking the Opening Song on Every Metallica Album
See our ranking.
How Sting + Genesis Became 2022’s Highest-Paid Entertainers in the World
The two topped entertainer salaries worldwide.
Everything We Know About Metallica’s ’72 Seasons’ So Far
Are you ready for the new album?
Kid Listening to Metallica Just Wants Mom to Leave Her Alone
Just casually rockin' out to 'Master of Puppets.'
Axl Rose Pays Tribute to ‘My Friend’ Lisa Marie Presley
The rocker went deep remembering the singer and Elvis scion.