The Hair Metal Singer Who Turned to Classical Music

(metal music) – The year is 1988; big hair and denim are in. (“Seventeen” by Winger) The ultimate lead singer in hair metal, Kip Winger, and his band are at the top of the charts. But the party that seemed like it would never end suddenly came crashing down. (birds singing) No air play, no […]

One Part Heavy Metal, One Part Mongolian Throat Singer

(rock music) (cheering) – The first time I laid down the guitar track and then played the fiddle on top of this, it make me have goose bump on my arm, ’cause like this is something shamanic. (rock music) My name’s Nature Ganganbaigal; I am a musician. I’m originally from China, but I have a […]

Rocking Out at Heavy Metal Mass

– [Narrator] Imagine hearing this in church. (heavy metal music) Well, in Finland, you can. – [Narrator] In fact, Finland has the most heavy metal bands per capita in the world. It’s so popular, it’s showing up in places you wouldn’t expect. (heavy metal music) (upbeat music) Meet the metal mass mastermind. – [Narrator] Heavy […]

Grooving at California’s Most Retro Roller Rink

– [Dominic] It’s a rarity to go to a rollerskating rink and find live music there. – [Narrator] Most other roller rinks have gone digital. But head to Southern California, and you’ll find one of the last remaining rinks to employ a live organ player. (funky music) – My name is Dominic Cangelosi, and I […]

Making a Rail Anvil Stand

The rail gets traced here to establish a template The outline is cut using a bandsaw The template fits over the rail in both directions Strips of 1/2″ plywood are cut on the table saw Plywood squares are cut The template is used to trace the outline onto each square Holes are drilled to help […]

The Artist Bringing Vibrant Skeletons to Life

(dramatic music) – The reason why I chose a skull more than anything else is because underneath all our skin is a skull. It’s the universal image to everybody. (speaking Spanish) – My name is Butch Locsin, I am a contemporary performance artist here in Los Angeles. I wear a skull mask and I play […]

Giant Sculptures Decorate North Dakota’s Enchanted Highway

(peaceful instrumental music) – [Voiceover] The town of Regent is dying. I said, if someone doesn’t do something, this community will be a dead community. I have a paved road from interstate to Regent. Now what do I do to bring people down 30 miles? (peaceful instrumental music) Then it dawned on me, nobody is […]

This Cajun Restaurant Has a Year-Long Waiting List

(playful piano music) – [Woman] Deep in the bayou, on this street, down this road, in this windowless tin shack, is a restaurant run by one woman, whose dishes are so good, you have to wait a year to try them. – I’m Alzina Toups and I’ve been cooking Cajun food for at least over […]

Welding Junkyard Masterpieces With the Cowboy Sculptor

– A lot of people wonder why I’m living here ’cause I could live in L.A. or New York and be building sculptures there, but the minute I drive up to my little ranch here, I feel like I’m onto something that’s never been done before. (upbeat music) My name is John Lopez, and I’m […]

This California Prison Teaches Inmates to Dive Deep

(water splashing) – [Jeff] It’s unique, right? We’re not anywhere near the ocean. And yet we’re teaching inmates how to commercial dive, so that they can get out and get a good job and be productive members of society. – [Man] One, two, three, four. – [Jeff] It’s a hard thing to get your mind […]