You already know from reading this site that Metal Insider is giving away not only a copy of The Vinyl Conflict, but a Kerry King BC Rich guitar. That’s a pretty amazing contest, right? We’ll we’re upping the ante! Now 10 runners-up will get a Slayer merch pack containing all the rad stuff pictured on the right. Hoodie, T-shirt, messenger bag, skull cap, chain wallet, poster and turntable mat. You have until next Friday (11/5) to enter, so even if you don’t walk home with a guitar or a box ‘o vinyl, you can still be the Slayer-iest person on your block. Don’t forget – multiple entries will be disqualified, so if you’ve already signed up, you’re already entered to win everything. If you haven’t entered, just click on the box below.
It’s not every day that a metal cookbook comes out, and it’s only once a year that the CMJ Music Marathon comes to New York, so it made perfect sense that Metal Insider team up with Mosh Potatoes for our second annual Metal Insider party during the CMJ Music Marathon.
The party took place at Idle Hands Bar, and was catered by author Steve Seabury and his family, and featured several recipes from the book, including Chuck Schuldiner’s chili, Lita Ford’s black bean and corn salsa and Jamey Jasta’s banana pound cake. There were also early copies of Mosh Potatoes (out on November 16) available courtesy of Simon & Schuster. And to ensure that no one went thirsty, there were also adult beverages thanks to Lagunitas, Alma Tequila and Izze (the party favorite was the “Screamin’ Seabury!”).
The soiree also served as a listening party for The Damned Things debut album, Ironiclast, and featured giveaways courtesy of the Saw 3Dsoundtrack and Musicskins. In addition to bloggers, artist managers, radio stations and record labels, among those in attendance was Joe Trohman from The Damned Things, Howard Stern show/Charred Walls of the Damned drummer Richard Christy, and members of Black Water Rising, Anaka, Moth Eater and The Binary Code. Check out some dope pics of the party below.
After a four year legal battle with the RIAA, a federal court in New York has issued a “permanent injunction” against peer-to-peer file-sharing website LimeWire. In other words, LimeWire is being forced to shut down. Judge Kimba Wood found that LimeWire was liable for enhancing copyright infringement, causing great harm to the record labels. LimeWire and founder Mark Gorton will now face a trial for damages they have caused to the RIAA in January, 2011.
Following the injunction, the RIAA released the following statement:
“For the better part of the last decade, LimeWire and Gorton have violated the law. The court has now signed an injunction that will start to unwind the massive piracy machine that LimeWire and Gorton used to enrich themselves immensely.
In January, the court will conduct a trial to determine the appropriate level of damages necessary to compensate the record companies for the billions and billions of illegal downloads that occurred through the LimeWire system.”
A spokeswoman for LimeWire stated about the injunction that “While this is not our ideal path, we hope to work with the music industry in moving forward. We look forward to embracing necessary changes and collaborating with the entire music industry in the future.”
This certainly is a major victory for the RIAA. Though LimeWire has been making efforts to become a legit music store in the past few years, the P2P app has been one of the most popular sources for file sharing since its creation in 2000. Granted, there are still many other file-sharing services out there, but the injunction takes out one of the main contributors. Plus, you can almost guarantee that this will create better results for the RIAA than suing the pants off of every teenage downloader.
Ever wanted to see Slash tied up, tortured and dry humped by a sexy psycho? Well, either way that’s pretty much what you’re getting with Slash’s new video for “Beautiful Dangerous,” which features Black Eye Peas former meth addict singer Fergie singing and obsessing over the ex Guns N’ Roses guitarist.
For those who don’t fantasized about Slash in a Misery type scenario, the few ass and cleavage shots of Fergie will probably entice you. You can check out the video above.
Editor’s Note: Some may have seen this story posted on Metal Insider yesterday only to disappear a few minutes later. That’s because the version of the video released yesterday morning was actually a leaked version and was removed shortly afterwards. Oops!
The Damned Things, the supergroup featuring members of Anthrax, Fall Out Boy and Every Time I Die, has tapped Metalocalypse co-creator Brendon Small to direct the video to “We’ve Got A Situation Here.”