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Monthly Archives: August 2014

Tommy Lee’s drum solo is so fly

Posted by on August 29, 2014

From the reports coming out so far, Mötley Crüe’s final tour is ending with more of an asthmatic whimper than a bang thanks to Vince Neil’s vocals. However, the big draw of the tour (other than a final chance to see the band) is Tommy Lee’s drum roller coaster, known as the “Cruecifly.” The drummer’s been […]

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Metallica album covers get avenged

Posted by on August 29, 2014

Combine your love of the Avengers with Metallica and you have Avenga, a fictional “metal super-band.” Thanks to a designer in the UK,  you can now display your love for both in the form of a tshirt. Originally just a few were crafted for a design contest, but the artist graciously decided to create a five album set. Each album is […]

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Byzantine announce tour, nearing end of crowdfunding campaign

Posted by on August 29, 2014

A few months ago, we caught up with OJ on the 20th anniversary of the murder of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. The catch was that it wasn’t O.J. Simpson, but O.J from Byzantine, who mentioned the band were crowd-funding their new album. The campaign hadn’t launched a the time, but it’s been going strong […]

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Ben Weinman interviews GTO-mate Brent Hinds

Posted by on August 29, 2014

Party Smasher Inc., the website started by The Dillinger Escape Plan guitarist Ben Weinman, got off to a great start, with him interviewing one of his idols, Mike Patton. Now he’s talking to one of his contemporaries, friends, and new bandmates, Mastodon’s Brent Hinds. It was recently announced that Giraffe Tongue Orchestra, the band featuring […]

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Phil Anselmo thinks ‘Load’ is a load

Posted by on August 29, 2014

Phil Anselmo has never been one to not speak his mind. Especially to Metal Hammer (ahem). So when the UK-based magazine recently asked his opinion on an album that should never have been made, they knew they’d get something juicy. According to Blabbermouth, Anselmo singled out Metallica’s Load, the follow-up to their 16x Platinum Black Album. “It’s a […]

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Former Rage Against the Machine Drummer on ‘Letterman’

Posted by on August 29, 2014

Former Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave drummer Brad Wilk was on the Late Show With David Letterman recently, appearing with his new band, The Last Internationale. The NYC band, fronted by Delila Paz and Edgey Pires on guitar, brought drummer Brad Wilk into the mix on the recommendation of former bandmate, guitarist Tom Morello. The band recently released their […]

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Asking Alexandria live the tour life in “Moving On”

Posted by on August 29, 2014

Asking Alexandria just released their video for  “Moving On,” from last year’s album From Death To Destiny. The new four-minute video includes lots of live and behind the scene footage from their recent run on the Mayhem Festival tour, as well as some moving “I miss you” and other messages from the band and various rockers; Matt […]

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Music sales hit an all time low

Posted by on August 28, 2014

First the good news: Ace Frehley had a top 10 album when the charts came out yesterday. Then the bad news: pretty much everything else. For the week that just ended, the 3.97 million albums sold is the lowest cumulative week since SoundScan began tracking sales in 1991. In fact, it’s the first time in the […]

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Dave Lombardo on Slayer: “I won’t ever be going back”

Posted by on August 28, 2014

While there’s one obvious reason why there won’t ever be a Slayer reunion, it’s becoming increasigly obvious that Dave Lombardo is in no hurry to return to the band. Ousted last year over bringing up finances, Lombardo seems to be perfectly happy playing with his new band Philm, who have an album coming out on […]

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Amplified: Driven Mad are “Gripping the Third Rail”

Posted by on August 28, 2014

Amplified is a weekly column focusing on new and emerging artists. Got a band that fits the bill? Email [email protected] When Metal Insider took a trip to Queens to see Downset a few weeks ago, we had no idea what we were in for. The borough has a healthy metal underground, and we were completely surprised to […]

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