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Monthly Archives: June 2016

Find out how much Rocklahoma, Carolina Rebellion, Rock On The Range and more made

Posted by on June 30, 2016

If you keep wondering how much your favorite bands make when they head out on the road, Billboard‘s Boxscore released their latest batch of earnings and attendance from many artists, and we’ve summarized them here for you. Here’s a very interesting week when we get to see the numbers for some of the various spring and […]

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Watch a guitarist with no limbs play guitar

Posted by on June 30, 2016

  Being a metal fan, it’s pretty easy to become jaded. There’s only so many bands you can see that sound the same, gimmicks that become tired, or videos made for the sole purpose of “going viral.” Then there’s Ripu Bhatia, an Australian man that lost his arms and legs to a blood poisoning disease last […]

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Video: Slipknot’s Corey Taylor helped offstage after fall

Posted by on June 30, 2016

If you’ve ever seen a Slipknot show, you know what a high intensity performance the band puts on. In fact, the band had to postpone the first two weeks of their tour for singer Corey Taylor to have spinal surgery. He’s been performing in a neck brace, and was told that he couldn’t headbang. Their tour […]

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Apple patent could prevent concert photography, videos

Posted by on June 30, 2016

The concert selfie. It’s a tradition as old as, well, maybe it’s not that old, but it’s been commonplace since the proliferation of the cell phone. Except Apple might have just developed some new technology that will put an end to that, as well as the shitty, shaky videos of concerts that everyone posts instead of […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 5: GG Allin metal covers

Posted by on June 29, 2016

Depending who you ask, one can say that one of the most controversial frontman and entertainer in recent history of rock and roll was the late GG Allin. Going from self-mutilation, coprophagia, assault and many other stage antics that are still talked about nowadays are part of GG Allin’s history which ended 23 years ago […]

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Interview: Coffee talk with Megadeth’s David Ellefson

Posted by on June 29, 2016

  David Ellefson is a busy man. In addition to having been the bassist of Megadeth for the majority of the band’s career, he also has his own record label, EMP Label Group. But that’s not all – an avid coffee fan, he recently formed his own coffee company, Ellefson Coffee Co., in partnership with […]

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Today in metal fashion 2: Metallica fuel Italian menswear campaign

Posted by on June 29, 2016

  Have you heard of Brioni? You’d be forgiven if you haven’t, as they’re a luxury menswear company from Italy. They’ve just unveiled their latest ad campaign, in which four millionaires in tuxedos and bow ties pose for tasteful black and white photographs. Those four millionaires, however, are Metallica. Photographer Zackery Michael shot the band […]

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Metal By Numbers 6/29: The charts are hot like magma

Posted by on June 29, 2016

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. I’m spending my first summer in the south, and I have no elegant way of describing the heat that doesn’t involve using the words “hot” and “balls.” I sweat buckets just sitting in my […]

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Today in metal fashion: ex-One Direction singer Zayn Malik jacks Slayer’s style

Posted by on June 29, 2016

After becoming an iconic metal band that’s been around for more than 30 years, you should expect the mainstream world to eventually co-opt elements of you, even by the least expected personalities. Bands like Metallica and Slayer have been popping up as fashion trends for a while, as we’ve seen with Justin Bieber repping Metallica […]

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Interview: Tribulation talk Swedish grants, tour, give (lack of) new album update

Posted by on June 29, 2016

  Sweden‘s Tribulation have been quite the busy bunch and haven‘t been picky when it comes to taking on full-fledged tours. Although it seems like yesterday that the band came here with Abbath on the lauded Decibel tour, the band is now a veritable headliner and will be hosting two lucky bands this time around. Tribulation […]

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