Author Archives: Bram Teitelman

Ozzy postpones remainder of European tour due to illness

Posted by on January 29, 2019

This week got off to a bad start for European ozzy Osbourne fans when the singer postponed the first four shows of his European tour due to illness. Today, the other shoe dropped, as the rest of the tour was postponed due to a severe upper respiratory infection. A remorseful Ozzy apologized via a press […]

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Deafheaven bassist launches crowdfunding for teeth after accident

Posted by on January 29, 2019

Life as a musician is basically a gamble. Making money from music isn’t guaranteed, and even if you’re in a successful band that tours, you’re still not guaranteed things many of us take for granted, like medical insurance. Deafheaven bassist Chris Johnson found out the hard way after suffering a bicycle accident, and has launched […]

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Vans Warped Tour’s 25th anniversary includes shows in Mountain View, Atlantic City and Cleveland

Posted by on January 28, 2019

There were a lot of tears shed, memories shared and “end of an era” stories written when the Vans Warped Tour wrapped up its final run after 24 years. However, just because something’s over doesn’t mean it’s the end (just ask Ozzy!). To coincide with its 25th anniversary, at the end of last year, Kevin […]

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Ozzy bursts blood vessel in eye

Posted by on January 25, 2019

Its not easy being Ozzy. The iconic vocalist has been battling his demons since before many of us were even born, but the Prince of Darkness was recently felled by something else entirely – a cough. Ozzy, who’ll be kicking off another leg of his “No More Tours 2” tour at the end of the […]

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Holy Shit – Mike Patton is singing the National Anthem tomorrow at the Rams/Cowboys game!

Posted by on January 11, 2019

We were just closing down shop for the weekend at Metal Insider when we got some late breaking news that is a phenomenal way to kick off your Friday afternoon/night – Mike Patton will be singing the National Anthem at tomorrow’s Rams/Cowboys NFC finals game! The Faith No More/Dead Cross/Tomahawk/everything-else-cool vocalist has one of the […]

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Wendys savagely flame broils metalcore bands on social media

Posted by on January 5, 2019

Giving an identity to a corporate brand can be a risky venture. What a marketing intern thinks is a brilliant idea while scheduling posts could be an ill-advised fail all around. However, Wendys has pretty much owned the space, trolling other fast food rivals and with one notable exception, doing it well. That’s why when […]

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Metal Insider’s Bram Teitelman’s Top 10 Metal Albums of 2018

Posted by on December 21, 2018

    2018 was a hell of year. As a handful of you might have noticed, I’ve been doing a lot less writing for Metal Insider, mainly because I left my job at The Syndicate, MI’s parent company. Don’t worry, this site still has a place in my heart and I’ll never completely stop contributing […]

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Cannibal Corpse guitarist arrested for burglary, assault as his house burns

Posted by on December 11, 2018

Well, this has been a pretty strange and shocking year, and here’s a story to make it even stranger and more shocking. Cannibal Corpse guitarist Pat O’Brien is being held without bond after being charged with burglary and charging at officers with a knife. This happened while firefighters were battling a blaze at his home […]

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Nickelback get a Deadpool defense

Posted by on December 10, 2018

    One of the most popular punching bags in music for the last decade or so has been Nickelback. Be it their formulaic music, their heritage (Canadian), Chad Kroeger’s goatee or just the fact that they’re a inexplicably popular as they are insultingly comparing them to something else deemed not good is a bottom […]

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Clutch cancels show after Neil Fallon passes out

Posted by on October 27, 2018

Clutch are in the middle of their tour with Sevendust and Tyler Bryant and the Shakedown, and tonight, they should have been playing the second of two sold-out shows at New York’s Irving Plaza. However, they’ve been forced to cancel after Neil Fallon passed out while walking earlier today. While in Secaucus, NJ, the band’s […]

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