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Monthly Archives: May 2014

Brandon Boyd, Johnny Rotten ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ canceled

Posted by on May 31, 2014

Less than two weeks before it was set to begin touring, a revival of Jesus Christ Superstar, which was to have co-starred Incubus’ Brandon Boyd and former Sex Pistol Johnny Rotten, has had the plug pulled on it. No reason was given for its cancellation, but the attached picture, from actor Rob Copeland’s Twitter account, shows […]

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Acrassicauda launches Kickstarter campaign for new album

Posted by on May 31, 2014

Acrassicauda, the Iraqi metal quartet featured in the 2007 VICE documentary Heavy Metal in Baghdad, is back with new music and have launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund their first full-length album. Their EP, Only the Dead See the End of War, produced by Alex Skolnick of Testament, featured four tracks that described the horrors of living in a war-torn society. They are back with […]

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Unreleased Led Zeppelin song? Why not?

Posted by on May 30, 2014

Although they’re not technically a metal band, Jimmy page’s guitar riffage, Robert Plant’s howls, and John Bonham’s animalistic drumming made Led Zeppelin one of the hardest-rocking bands of the late ’60s and ’70s, and left us all wanting more when they broke up in 1980 following Bonham’s death. Now that hunger will finally be fed […]

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Iron Maiden on Glastonbury: ‘the most bourgeois thing on the planet’

Posted by on May 30, 2014

In a recent interview done with the UK’s Daily Star, Bruce Dickinson said that he and Iron Maiden have no interest in playing the Glastonbury Festival. Instead, they will headline Sonisphere with Metallica. In the interview, Bruce claims that Glastonbury used to be interesting but… “Now it’s the most bourgeois thing on the planet. Anywhere Gwyneth […]

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We want some of these metal parody T-shirts

Posted by on May 30, 2014

What can we say? Who WOULDN’T want a parody t-shirt of some of metal’s most famous albums, but featuring classic cartoon and comic book characters? Clothing company Ript Apparel have crafted some pretty amazing T-shirts that no fan of metal or cartoons will want to be without. From a Star Wars/KISS parody, to a Scooby-Doo/Rage […]

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Whitechapel and Fit for an Autopsy turned away at Canadian border

Posted by on May 30, 2014

In the middle of their tour with DevilDriver, Revocation, and a number of other acts, both Whitechapel and Fit for an Autopsy have been denied entrance to Canada. The tour was supposed to have three dates in Canada, hitting Calgary, Edmonton and Regina. The details as to why they have been denied entry have not […]

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Headbangers Brawl: Should Pantera reunite with Zakk Wylde or are we selfish for asking?

Posted by on May 30, 2014

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. Talk of the surviving members of Pantera reuniting with Zakk Wylde filling in for the late Dimebag Darrell is nothing new. Yet Wylde’s recent performance of “I’m […]

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Limp Bizkit will release their new song via cassette

Posted by on May 30, 2014

After the Wu Tang Clan broke new ground by releasing only one copy of their new album, everyone is trying to find new (or would this be old?) and creative ways of distributing music. This time, it’s Limp Bizkit’s turn. They decided to release a new track called “Endless Slaughter” via cassette. And yes, I […]

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Dark Angel added to Hellfest 2014

Posted by on May 30, 2014

If Hellfest 2014 in France couldn’t get any MORE stacked with amazing bands, it just got one more. Dark Angel’s masterful drummer Gene Hoglan just confirmed on both his Facebook and via Twitter that Dark Angel will be performing at Hellfest 2014. Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden and Aerosmith will be headlining, and that’s already on […]

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Dave Mustaine plays the Star Spangled Banner for conservative documentary

Posted by on May 30, 2014

It seems like Dave Mustaine just can’t stop himself from getting wrapped up into political and social debates. From saying he’d move if Obama got re-elected to saying it’s the current President’s fault for mass shootings, he has left a lot of people face palming. Now the Megadeth axeman has decided to provide work for […]

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