Here are this week’s top posts:
- Dillinger Escape Plan’s Ben Weinman filled us in a little deeper on their new deal with Season of Mist records, as well as hinted at an upcoming DEP iPhone app.
- Devin Townsend went in-depth about his frustrations as a producer, as well as his new album, Ki.
- Dream Theater’s Mike Portnoy took some time out from preparing for his new album and tour to speak with us.
- The Guitar Hero 5 line-up is out, and it’s awesome.
- Metal by Numbers saw a huge return from Marilyn Manson on the sales chart, and Heaven & Hell take #1 at metal radio.
- Amy Sciarretto, author of Do The Devil’s Work For Him, gave us some tips for breaking into the metal industry.
- Live Nation waived its ticket fees, for one day.
- AC/DC, Metallica and Mastodon all have custom sneakers on the way.
Here are this week’s top posts at Metal Insider:
- Ozzy Osbourne files suit against Black Sabbath bandmate Tony Iommi over trademark, then issues statement.
- Clutch’s JP Gaster discusses the band’s new album, and we’re giving away a WeatherMaker Music t-shirt.
- DeathWish Inc’s Nicole Hollis-Vitale gives advice for bands just starting out.
- Tool’s Maynard James Keenan is going on tour…of Wholefoods, signing bottles of his line of wine.
- Did Madonna try to cancel a New York City Opeth show?
- CKY’s Deron Miller discusses digital media, touring and signing with Roadrunner.
- SPV Germany declares itself insolvent.
- Ticketmaster is facing some lawsuits and allegations, and its CEO proposes some new pricing ideas.
In case you missed them, here’s the most read posts this week:
- Howard Stern Show Sidekick Richard Christy discussed his upcoming solo album on Metal Blade Records.
- We’re giving away an autographed, framed photo from Heaven & Hell.
- Clutch’s Jean-Paul Gaster told us the story behind their new single, “50,000 Unstoppable Watts”.
- Metal by Numbers, our weekly scan for metal in the sales and radio charts.
- Former Divine Heresy Vocalist Tommy Vext got the boot from yet another band.
- A possible return for Gigantour in 2009.
- We found out why Live Nation has been printing cartoonishly large tickets.
- News of a possible collaboration between Alan Moore, Mike Patton and Justin Broadrick had us hyperventilating, then was promptly shot down.
Now go out and enjoy the holiday weekend! You don’t want to go back to work on Tuesday looking like a pasty black metal kid…or do you?