Category Archives: Controversy

Lionfight bassist fired for racist comments

Posted by on April 30, 2015

If you’re in a band these days it’s a bad idea to write, “Michael Brown died… And probably deserved it.” Also, don’t call people involved in the Baltimore, MD uprising, “dumb ass monkeys.” Even if you’re not in a band, it’s still a bad idea to write anything like that on that internet. Well, Lionfight bassist Bryan Patrick Cole […]

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The bassist of Lionfight might be a racist

Posted by on April 29, 2015

California metalcore band Lionfight are about to hit the road in support of an EP they just finished up. And while the tour doesn’t have a date in Baltimore, they might not want to go there after the racist comments bassist Bryan Patrick Cole made online. In a since-deleted post, the bassist shared a video […]

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This Is Hardcore founder responds to criticism on female-lacking lineup

Posted by on April 27, 2015

A hot topic for op-ed discussion recently has been the lack of female performers booked at music festivals. Various examples have been specifically called out in these ongoing debates, including the 2015 installment of the This Is Hardcore fest, which is gearing up for its tenth year. This Is Hardcore founder Joe Hardcore has responded to these allegations, making an […]

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Indians, including metal singer, walk off set of Adam Sandler movie

Posted by on April 24, 2015

Every Summer, an Adam Sandler movie comes out, and pretty much every Summer, they inexplicably make money. What was funny 20 years ago (we’re looking at you, Billy Madison and Happy Gilmore) is formulaic, generally devoid of laughs, and targeted to the lowest common denominator. Yet somehow, Sandler still has a pretty solid film career, […]

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Terror Universal singer fired following Otep allegation

Posted by on April 9, 2015

The whole event in recent weeks with Terror Universal, a masked band said to include members of Ill Nino, and Otep, has been pretty uncomfortable. To recap, Otep dropped off the Civil Unrest tour because she claimed that the singer of Terror Universal groped her crotch while the two bands were on tour together. While Chad […]

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