UPDATE: Headbangers Ball To Relaunch in 2010, SiriusXM’s Jose Mangin New Host?

Posted by on June 25, 2009

jose_0-225x300In Metal Injection’s latest podcast, SiriusXM Satellite Radio metal programmer/personality Jose Mangin revealed that he will continue working with MTV on a series of “Headbangers Ball”-branded specials this year.

On first listen, it sounds like Mangin has also been named the first full-time host of the 24 year-old franchise since Jamey Jasta ended his tenure in 2007, along with a full re-launch of the show in 2010. It’s actually not so clear-cut. The discussion starts at 11 minutes in:

We are re-launching it a new style…nothing will happen on a week to week basis until next year. Some shows will have no host, some host, some bands. It’s going to be in a flux… When there is a host, it will be me.

Metal Insider checked in with Mangin, and he denies any official full-time launch of the show or his place in it. The quote above is in reference to his role as the occasional host when the specials air without a band host or no host at all. He does promise that some plans are in the works for “Headbangers Ball” in 2010, in some incarnation.

Keep checking Metal Insider for updates on this as it develops as well as an exclusive interview with Jose.

UPDATE: Metal Injection extracted and pieced together all the Headbangers Ball discussion in their podcast. It all makes a lot more sense when you hear it at once.

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  • chris

    cheesey and shitty show. That is why Jasta left the show, cuase it wasn’t metal anymore… it’s not the host playing the vidoes, it’s the retards behind the scenes that hear a crunchy guitar riff in a video that is submitted to them by some now defunct record label and they think it’s metal… I mean come on… DIR EN GREY? Or hwoever you spell the bands name… they were the number 1 video a few years back… please just toss this show, metal will never never see the mainstream it deserves because places like MTV will have shows called headbangers ball, and will show 1 goatwhore video in 6 months (at the end of the show when no one in Amercia is awake) and think it should still carry the name of headbanging…