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President Obama praises Finland for “heavy metal” and “good governance”

Posted by on May 13, 2016

Earlier today President Obama welcomed the leaders of five Nordic nations, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway, and Iceland, to the Nordic Summit at the White House. Climate change, countering violent extremism, the refugee crisis, and Russian aggression, were all on the agenda for the summit, but more importantly when President Obama was addressing Finnish president Sauli Niinistö, […]

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Mike Hill of Tombs’ Top 5: Conspiracy Theories

Posted by on June 9, 2014

Tomorrow (June 10), Tombs will release their long awaited new album, Salvage Gold. While mainman Mike Hill loves writing dark, vicious riffs and melodies, he also loves a good and almost unbelievable conspiracy theory. With that in mind, we asked Hill to provide five of his favorite theories. Man has always attempted to make sense […]

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Soundgarden To Perform At President Obama’s Inauguration

Posted by on January 18, 2013

Chris Cornell has previously played at campaign fundraisers for President Barack Obama. Now the singer and Soundgarden will be performing at the president’s second inauguration. According to SPIN and The Washington Post, Soundgarden will be among the musical acts performing at the official inaugural ball being held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in […]

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Headbangers’ Brawl 2/24: Politics Sell, But Who’s Caring?

Posted by on February 24, 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. As of late, Dave Mustaine has found himself in hot water over numerous political comments, including things he said about Rick Santorum, gay marriage, […]

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Video: Chris Cornell Pays Tribute To Whitney Houston At Fundraiser For President Obama

Posted by on February 17, 2012

Believe us when we say that we’ve been trying to stay away from covering Whitney Houston’s death. However, we thought it was worth mentioning that Chris Cornell paid tribute to the late pop singer by performing an acoustic rendition of “I Will Always Love You.” The tribute took place during a benefit show for President […]

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It Turns Out Korn Does Wanna Talk About Politics

Posted by on December 9, 2011

Recently, the members of Korn sat down with Billboard to give a track-by-track analysis of Revolver Magazine’s favorite album of the year, The Path Of Totality. And while the band gives an explanation behind each song off of the dubstep album, it’s frontman Jonathan Davis’ explanation for the song “Illuminati” that’s causing a bit of […]

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White House Backs Performance Radio Royalties

Posted by on March 17, 2011

This past Tuesday, President Obama’s administration made numerous recommendations to Congress regarding online piracy, counterfeiting, and on-air broadcasting. Among their recommendations was support for the Performance Rights Act, the highly debated legislation that would pay artists and musicians (not just publishers and song writers) when their music is played on FM and AM radio. It […]

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