Category Archives: Headbangers Brawl

Headbangers Brawl: How much is too much to spend on concert tickets?

Posted by on February 28, 2018

The Smashing Pumpkins (semi) reunion tour might be adding dates in L.A. and Chicago, but ticket sales for the rest of the shows seem to be sluggish. Many are quick to point to bassist D’arcy Wretzky’s absence as a key reason for the initial low sales. However it’s safe to assume that another (and possibly even bigger) reason is the […]

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Headbangers Brawl: What bands should play the final Warped Tour?

Posted by on February 21, 2018

This past weekend, the Vans Warped Tour found itself in a bit of a Twitter dispute over what bands should appear on the lineup of its final run this summer. Unsurprisingly the talk centered around what ‘00s punk and emo bands fans would like to see play a 30 minute set in amphitheater parking lots one last time. […]

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Headbangers Brawl: Is Judas Priest still Judas Priest?

Posted by on February 12, 2018

Today we were hit with the disconcerting news that Judas Priest guitarist Glenn Tipton would be sitting out the band’s current tour due to Parkinson’s Disease. It’s another in a long line of musicians aging out of touring. Malcolm Young, Brian Johnson, Neil Diamond, and Mr. Big’s Pat Torpey are among those that have had […]

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Headbangers Brawl: Yeah, the Grammys happened

Posted by on January 29, 2018

It’s the Monday after the Grammy awards, so it’s time for every armchair quarterback to sit back and analyze what’s known as Music’s Biggest Night. It’s like we have a sort of Stockholm Syndrome – we keep wanting the awards ceremony to do better, and of course it doesn’t. Of course, hard rock and metal […]

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Headbangers Brawl: On Slayer’s final world tour

Posted by on January 22, 2018

It’s hard to shock the jaded metal industry, but earlier today, Slayer, the heaviest of the Big Four bands, did just that by announcing via a 30 second video clip that they’d be touring the world one last time. While details are still somewhat scarce, this is coming directly from the band, not just swirling […]

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