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 PopCrush, ScreenCrush, Taste of Country and more. Philip has reported on music and other entertainment since 2016. He previously wrote for Alternative Press, HM Magazine, Music Times, Classicalite, The Inquisitr 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.
Person in Wheelchair Stage Dives During Kublai Khan TX’s Set at LDB Fest
The band's vocalist helped the stage diver out.
Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx Makes an Argument for Outlawing Alcohol
The Motley Crue bassist stated his case.
Bam Margera Arrested for Domestic Violence After Alleged Assault
He reportedly posted bail the day after the arrest.
Paul Stanley Blasts the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Over KISS’ Induction
He also threw shade at ex-KISS members.
Woman Who Let Metallica Practice in Her Home Remembers Them as ‘Respectful’
The band practiced at the house in the '80s.
Foo Fighters Announce Additional Headlining Dates After Vowing to Continue
It's time to rock out with the Foo.
Live Nation Nearly Tripled Revenue From 2021 to 2022 as Ticket Prices Soared
A whopping increase of 166 percent for the year.
You Can Record a Song With KISS’ Gene Simmons at Abbey Road for a Price
The rocker is offering a special in-studio fan package.
Ranking the Opening Song on Every Metallica Album
See our ranking.
David Lee Roth Remembers the Nickname Van Halen Had for Eddie
The whole band would call him this.
Priscilla Presley Says She Didn’t Give Rare Elvis Items to Bam Margera
It was first reported she gifted him the memorabilia.
How Sting + Genesis Became 2022’s Highest-Paid Entertainers in the World
The two topped entertainer salaries worldwide.
Megadeth Confirm Reunion Gig With Ex-Guitarist Marty Friedman
See the details.
Extreme Guitarist Nuno Bettencourt Rocks Super Bowl Halftime With Rihanna
Did you spot the rocker onstage in her band?
Bam Margera Gifts His Father Phil Rare Elvis Memorabilia – Updated
A gift fit for a king.
New Pantera Music ‘Entirely Possible,’ Says Band’s Former Producer
It just might not be called Pantera.