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Tag Archives: Elton John

Spotify Playlist: The Night Flight Orchestra guitarist David Andersson’s favorite ’80s songs

Posted by on May 5, 2017

  The Night Flight Orchestra will be releasing their third album, Amber Galactic, on Nuclear Blast on May 19th. And while the band has current and former members of metal bands (Soilwork’s Bjorn “Speed” Strid and David Andersson; Arch Enemy’s Sharlee D’Angelo, their sound is very much rooted in catchy ’80s hard rock. With that in […]

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Metallica’s Kirk Hammett jams with Elton John in Las Vegas

Posted by on May 3, 2016

When you’re a musician of a high caliber band and world notoriety, you cross a threshold that puts you with musical legends of every genre. The most recent artist to do that was Metallica’s Kirk Hammett as he joined British music icon Elton John onstage during his performance in Las Vegas. Hammett performed with Sir Elton this past […]

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This System of a Down/Elton John mashup doesn’t deserve to be so great

Posted by on May 2, 2014

It’s been a while since we’ve heard a good mashup. In fact, it’s been a while since we’ve heard a mashup period. Their day kind of came and went about a decade ago, with the exception of Girl Talk. Thanks to Neil Cicierega, we now have the mashup we didn’t know we needed. He took […]

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Director Sam Dunn discusses his new film about ‘super duper’ Alice Cooper

Posted by on April 29, 2014

For over a decade now, Sam Dunn has been responsible for some of rock music’s most innovative documentaries, from band-focused films like Iron Maiden: Flight 666 and Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage to movies documenting an entire genre’s culture like Metal: A Headbangers’ Journey. So for his latest effort, Dunn and his cohorts Scot McFadyen […]

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Mastodon, Meshuggah, Deafheaven playing Bonnaroo 2014

Posted by on February 19, 2014

Meshuggah said they were planning to play North American festivals to celebrate its 25th anniversary. And now we know that one of those festivals will include Bonnaroo. Yet that’s just the icing on the cake, since also playing the four day music festival in Manchester, TN will be Mastodon and Deafheaven. The 2014 lineup was […]

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John 5 On Rob Zombie’s First Ever Live DVD, Working With David Lee Roth And Rod Stewart

Posted by on August 2, 2013

It’s been a little over a year since we last spoke to John 5. Yet somehow he hasn’t slowed down at all. He’s busy enough keeping up with Rob Zombie, releasing the album Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor and co-headlining Mayhem Fest. Yet somehow he finds the time to collaborate with some of music’s biggest names AND […]

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New & Noteworthy, June 4th: Never Dead

Posted by on June 4, 2013

Metal is, above all else, enduring. While the top bands in the more popular genres of music tend to rise and fall on a monthly basis, there are plenty of metal bands that have lasted for two or threes decades, still going strong today like they did in their earliest years. Just look at the […]

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Queens Of The Stone Age Reveal New Album Title, Sign To Matador Records

Posted by on March 23, 2013

It’s been well known that Queens Of The Stone Age’s new album will feature guest appearances from many big names, including  Dave Grohl, Trent Reznor, Nick Oliveri, Elton John and many others. Now we know we know a lot more about the album, including its title, which label will release it, and even a small hint at what […]

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Elton John To Make Appearance On New Queens Of The Stone Age Album

Posted by on February 7, 2013

The new Queens Of The Stone Age album has already been one of the most anticipated new albums of 2013. That’s thanks in part to confirmed appearances from Dave Grohl, Trent Reznor, Nick Oliveri and others we probably don’t even know about. Well now we can add one more queen to the list: Elton John. […]

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Headbangers’ Brawl 4/6: Brawl: At What Point Has Merchandising Gone Too Far?

Posted by on April 6, 2012

Headbangers’ Brawl is a weekly column where Metal Insider’s contributors take a moment to debate and analyze two opposing sides of a topical issue occurring in the world of metal and/or the music industry. Many fans and websites (including us) have been giving Slayer a hard time about all the tchotchkes they’ve been slapping their name on. However, Zach recently […]

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