Category Archives: Controversy

Mike Portnoy gets dramatic about Dream Theater shirt

Posted by on July 28, 2014

Make no mistake – Dream Theater was Mike Portnoy’s baby. The drummer co-founded the band back in 1985 and remained in it until leaving in 2010, so he’s put a lot of equity into the band. But that doesn’t give him the right to complain about a fan that wore a shirt for A Dramatic Tun […]

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Combichrist drop Blood on the Dance Floor from tour due to pedophilia allegations

Posted by on July 25, 2014

Industrial/metalish band Combichrist, who some might remember as opening for Rammstein last time they toured the States) are touring in October. They’d announced that electropop duo Blood on the Dance Floor, who look like an explosion at a Hot Topic, were going to be opening the tour. Later that day, they decided to drop them as […]

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Vital Remains singer says Trayvon shirt was a joke, hangs out with Travis Beckum

Posted by on June 26, 2014

A few days ago, we reported on a purported shirt design by Vital Remains vocalist Brian Werner. In a Facebook post he quickly deleted, he stated that his merch company, Xcommunicated Clothing, was coming out with a shirt capitalizing on the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. “The Trayvon,” according to his description and an attached […]

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Today in stupid merch: Vital Remains singer slinging Trayvon Martin hoodie

Posted by on June 23, 2014

Just to prove that Frankie Palmeri doesn’t have the market cornered on terrible and offensive merch, Vital Remains vocalist Brian Werner has been teasing his fall line of merchandise via his company Xcommunicated Clothing. While a post of a shirt that he planned on releasing has already been deleted, he’s planning on selling a hoodie […]

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Scientist evicted from classical concert for trying to crowd surf

Posted by on June 23, 2014

While there are many places you’d expect a mosh pit to break out, in the middle of a classical music concert isn’t one of them. That’s why a US scientist was ejected from a performance at England’s Bristol Old Vic. During a performance of Handel’s “Messiah,” the Old Vic’s artistic director invited audience members to […]

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