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Category Archives: Controversy

Were Eagles of Death Metal banned from Le Bataclan’s re-opening?

Posted by on November 14, 2016

One year ago, Paris venue Le Bataclan was the site of one of the most horrific terror attacks of recent memory, as 90 Eagles of Death Metal fans were executed by jihadists. On Saturday (12), the venue had it’s first show since then, as Sting performed on the eve of the one year anniversary. While […]

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Columbus TV station report opens old wounds about Dimebag Darrell’s death

Posted by on July 26, 2016

Yesterday, Columbus, Ohio TV station WBNS-10TV ran a report on their TV channel and website about the nearly 12 year-old mass shooting  at the Alrosa Villa night club. We’re not going to link to the story – it’s easy enough to find if you really want to. The 10-minute video report shows grainy video footage […]

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King Woman and Wax Idols discuss Pentagram tour fall out

Posted by on June 8, 2016

  If you pay attention to the news, aside from the presidential race and more celebrity deaths, sexual assault is an unfortunately trending topic. The latter refers to the case of a Stanford University student who was convicted of assaulting an unconscious woman behind a dumpster and receiving a light sentence. It is sensitive subject that should […]

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Dimebag’s wife takes over Ride For Dime following misconduct allegations against leader

Posted by on May 11, 2016

Since 2005, Ride for Dime has been a charitable organization honoring the lives of Pantera’s “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott, and the others killed at the Alrosa Villa in 2004. However, the Dallas Observer reports that the organization is mired in controversy, as it’s longtime President Rob Eichelberger stepped down Monday following some serious misconduct allegations. Rita Haney, Abbott’s […]

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L.A. Guns singer makes racist Prince-related comment

Posted by on April 24, 2016

Whenever someone starts off by saying “I’m not racist, but…” you can be sure something racist is going to follow. That’s what happened on Friday in Maryland when washed-up ’80s rockers L.A. Guns singer Phil Lewis was paying tribute to Prince. The English-born singer was introducing the band’s 1989 semi-hit “The Ballad of Jayne” and […]

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