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Tag Archives: Jay-Z

Jay Z dedicates “Numb/Encore” to Chester Bennington

Posted by on August 20, 2017

In 2004, when they were the respective kings of hip-hop and rap/metal, Jay Z and Linkin Park teamed up for Collision Course, an EP of mash-ups utilizing both acts. “Numb/Encore,” which took “Encore” from Jay Z’s Black Album and “Numb” from Linkin’s Meteora, won a Grammy in 2006. Last night at the England’s V Festival, his first performance […]

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Korn now managed by Jay Z’s Roc Nation

Posted by on July 26, 2016

Before Korn announced that they would be signing to Roadrunner, they promised a heavier album and said that people would be “surprised” by some of the partnerships the band has made. Last week, we heard “Rotting In Vain,” which lives up to the “heavy” part. And yesterday, the band announced that they would be joining […]

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What is Tidal and should you care?

Posted by on March 31, 2015

Yesterday, one of the more insane press conferences in recent memory took place as Jay Z unveiled his new streaming service, Tidal. What was insane about it? Well, 15  of some of the  biggest names in the music industry stood on stage together , and three of them (Daft Punk and Deadmau5), didn’t even have […]

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We Came As Romans continue covering pop songs, this time Taylor Swift

Posted by on October 14, 2014

On their last tour, metalcore band We Came As Romans covered UK boy band The Wanted’s “Glad You Came,” with their live rendition of the song winding up on their DVD. We defended their choice of covering the song based on the fact that The Wanted’s backing band includes members of Thursday, Primitive Weapons and From […]

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Interview: Ice T talks Body Count’s first album in 8 years, backlash

Posted by on June 5, 2014

For the better part of the last decade, Ice T has probably gotten a lot more recognition as an actor on Law & Order: SVU than he has as a musician. With the release of Body Count’s fifth album, Manslaughter, next week, that could change. His first musical output in eight years, the album marks a […]

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Body Count gives the list of “99 Problems” an update, Jamey Jasta to guest on album

Posted by on May 27, 2014

We assume you liked Body Count’s new single “Talk Shit, Get Shot”, because, well, you might not be reading this right now otherwise. The next track to be revealed from the band’s new album is a reworking of a Jay-Z song originally based on an Ice-T song: the one and only “99 Problems”. Ice-T played […]

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Full list of metal Record Store Day releases include BTBAM, Dream Theater, Machine Head

Posted by on March 20, 2014

Record Store Day is like Christmas for not only independent record stores, but vinyl collectors and music fans in general. With less and less places selling physical music, it’s almost a sacred experience to set foot into a record store, and the amount of cool, limited edition releases make your local store worthy of a […]

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Nine Inch Nails, QOTSA To Play With Beyonce At 2nd Annual Budweiser Fest

Posted by on April 10, 2013

What’s it sound like when a beer corporation and a music mogul team up for a festival? Pretty sweet from the lineup of the second annual Budweiser Made In America Festival lineup that was revealed earlier today. The Jay-Z-curated festival will return to Philadelphia again for a second year, with Beyonce, Nine Inch Nails, Phoenix […]

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Headbangers’ Brawl 11/19: Should Artists Run Labels?

Posted by on November 19, 2010

Headbangers’ Brawl is a weekly column where Metal Insider’s Bram and Zach 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. While we’re not going to go into details, there was a pretty fascinating story in The Hollywood Reporter about the head […]

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Metal By Numbers 9/16 – The Calm Before The Storm

Posted by on September 16, 2009

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week as well as what’s getting played at Metal radio courtesy of radio trade magazine FMQB, whose metal panel consists of about 80 college and commercial stations that have metal shows, as well as SiriusXM, […]

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