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Category Archives: Headbangers Brawl

Headbangers Brawl: On the Dio hologram

Posted by on August 9, 2016

Four years ago, in the wake of Tupac’s hologram appearance at Coachella, we debated the legitimacy and future of holographic performances. While a few other deceased artists have been resurrected in holographic form since then, we at the time thought someone like Wendy Dio would be less than interested in rolling out a hologram version […]

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Headbangers Brawl: How bad is Marilyn Manson on this tour?

Posted by on August 2, 2016

As this week’s Remember When points out, Marilyn Manson has come across as a bit of a mess on stage lately. More specifically, video of Manson’s set in Heresy, PA last month has made many question just how drunk or high the shock rocker has been while on tour with Slipknot.   But hey, sometimes […]

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Headbangers Brawl: Did Linkin Park keep metal alive?

Posted by on July 22, 2016

Linkin Park’s debut album, Hybrid Theory, was released in 2000, and it instantly took off. Because of songs like “One Step Closer” and “In The End,” the album eventually sold 10 million copies. Their follow-up, Meteora, was nearly as successful and the band’s blend of nu-metal crunch and pop craft has kept them in the spotlight […]

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Headbangers Brawl: How much should metal embrace streaming?

Posted by on July 12, 2016

If you’re a regular reader of Machine Head frontman Robb Flynn’s “The General’s Journals,” you know pretty much all of his thoughts, since it’s pretty much unfiltered musings from one of the more outspoken vocalists in metal. For his most recent one, last Tuesday, he wrote about streaming and suggested that metal “stop demonizing streaming, […]

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Headbangers Brawl: What metal band could surprise-release an album?

Posted by on June 28, 2016

This year has been a busy one for surprise releases. Radiohead released A Moon Shaped Pool with one day’s notice, Beyonce’s Lemonade was released following the airing of a special on HBO, Drake’s Views, which has been #1 for eight weeks in a row, was released exclusively to iTunes initially. Kanye West also rush released The Life of […]

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