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Remember When: Ronnie James Dio guided Tenacious D in ‘The Pick Of Destiny’

Posted by on August 9, 2016

  It’s not that often when metal creeps its way into mainstream pop culture. So when metal/hard rock acts do actually pop up in beloved sitcoms, dramatic films, cartoons or even reality series, it’s kind of awesome. So in the weekly column Remember When, Metal Insider recalls the most random instances of metal’s elite appearing in […]

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Tenacious D, Deftones, Five Finger Death Punch among Guitar Hero TV top tunes

Posted by on January 7, 2016

Our weekly Metal by Numbers column takes a look at record sales, which if you think about it, probably isn’t the most complete way to find out what’s on people’s radar. Record sales still matter, but considering that the industry is moving towards streaming, it’s only one piece of the pie. Video games are another […]

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Mastodon also thought Tenacious D didn’t deserve metal Grammy

Posted by on November 10, 2015

We all know if we’re looking for metal validation in real life, it’s probably not going to come courtesy of the Grammys. However, Mastodon’s Bill Kelliher might help. In an interview with the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, the guitarist mentions that he’s been added to a Grammy committee to perhaps help change things. They’re meeting […]

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Judas Priest, Megadeth, The Sword, NIN lead Record Store Day releases

Posted by on October 28, 2015

Whether or not Record Store Day is the bane of the vinyl industry, or a savior to independent record stores, one thing’s for certain: if you’re a collector, there are two days a year where you’ll be able to pick up rare, limited edition or reissued wax that might have been out of print for […]

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Anthrax, Faith No More, Motorhead playing Riotfest Chicago

Posted by on May 27, 2015

Since 2005, Riotfest has been a dependable Chicago music festival catering to punk and alternative. They’ve always thrown some metal in the mix as well, with last year being GWAR’s first post-GWAR-BQ performance without Dave Brockie. The festival, now relocated from Chicago’s Humboldt Park to Douglas Park from Sept. 11-13, has unveiled their first wave […]

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Tenacious D working on new album

Posted by on April 30, 2015

What’s the next logical step for a band after winning a Grammy? Well, if you’re Tenacious D, you start work on a new album.  And while almost everyone can agree that The D winning the Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance for a Dio cover is a little preposterous, it makes sense that the duo of Jack […]

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Guest blog: Why can’t the Grammys be the Oscars?

Posted by on February 23, 2015

Last night, the 87th Annual Oscar Awards took place. Many were watching, among them IKILLYA singer and music industry veteran Jason Lekberg. Always opinionated, watching the films that he thought deserved to win pick up statues, it got him thinking about how the Grammys are tone-deaf when it comes to music, and the Oscars usually get […]

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Machine Head slip St. Louis the (Tenacious) D

Posted by on February 17, 2015

One week later, the metal mockery at The Grammys has seem to have died down by now. And the fact that the 2015 Grammy for best metal / hard rock performance went to Tenacious D’s cover of Dio’s “The Last In Line” appears to be water under the bridge. Need more proof? Watch the video above […]

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Metal Power Rankings – what Grammys?

Posted by on February 13, 2015

Welcome to Metal Power Rankings: Our weekly rankings take a number of factors into account: newsworthiness, record sales, internet buzz, word of mouth and overall importance in the genre. Ultimately, it’s subjective, but if a band generates enough buzz, they’ll wind up on the list. This week,  Periphery continue to dominate, even though the Grammys did […]

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Metal Insider Top 5: Times and ways the Grammys got it wrong

Posted by on February 10, 2015

OK, we promise that this is the last post we’ll be making about the Grammy Awards. We’ve wasted enough of the internet bitching about Tenacious D and the omission of Wayne Static and Dave Brockie. And that’s just this year. There’s almost always something to bitch about when it comes to metal. Since 1989, the […]

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