The origins of heavy metal are often disputed… We attempt to track down the history of

The origins of heavy metal are often disputed… We attempt to track down the history of the term and answer the question, Where does heavy metal come from? Heavy metal was born in 1839. It’s a chemistry term describing a loosely connected set of metals defined as frequently being toxic to humans – these include lead, iron, mercury and lithium. Over a century later the term Heavy Metal found its way into literature when it appeared in William S. Burroughs 1961 novel, The Soft Machine, in reference to one of its characters, Uranian Willy: The Heavy Metal Kid. Burroughs told The Paris Review: “I felt that heavy metal was sort of the ultimate expression of addiction, that there’s something actually metallic in addiction, that the final stage reached is not so much vegetable as mineral.” Six years later it crossed-over into music, through one a classic rock song. Steppenwolf’s ‘Born to be Wild’, recorded in 1967 and released in 1968 on their first long-playing record, Steppenwolf, containing the famous lyric “I like smoke and lightnin’, heavy metal thunder”. It was in later 1970 that the first use of “Heavy metal” appeared when describing music, it occurred in a review of Humble Pie’...

Guide to 2017 vehicles: brand-by-brand look at new models

With the new models that automakers are rolling out for 2017, you can wrap yourself in luxury, get thrown back in your seat with the thrill of high horsepower, sit high in an SUV or load your stuff into a functional new hatchback in the Honda Civic and Chevy Cruze. But there’s also a host of new technology, with nearly every company offering autonomous emergency braking in more models, as well as new electric and hybrid entries. Cadillac’s CT-6 big sedan gets “Super Cruise,” the software and sensor suite that can practically drive itself on the highway. Chevrolet introduces the Tesla-fighting electric Bolt, a cost-effective mainstream car with 238 miles of range on battery power. And Hyundai’s Ioniq will come with a choice of three power systems — battery, gas and electric hybrid, and a plug-in hybrid. Alfa Romeo comes out with a midsize sport sedan called the Giulia, while there are new vehicles from Cadillac, Lincoln and Buick that could make or break traditional luxury brands that have had trouble over the years competing with European and Japanese brands. Jaguar, Maserati and even Bentley have finally joined the SUV craze with utility vehicles ...