Category Archives: Controversy

The Dickies post response to Vans Warped Tour backlash

Posted by on June 29, 2017

Punk rock band The Dickies have been around for 40 years now, and as one of the bands playing a handful of shows on this Summer’s Vans Warped Tour, attracted their share of attention. However, it was for all the wrong reasons. Video has surfaced of the band’s show on their last day of the […]

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Otep boots The Convalescence from tour for selling merch during set

Posted by on June 21, 2017

Otep Shamaya is a confrontational and outspoken figure that has no problem asserting herself. In the past few years, she’s gotten into it with the Butcher Babies, was caught hitting a guy with a mic, managed to get Terror Universal’s vocalist fired, and backed out from a festival due to homophobic allegations. She is currently […]

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GWAR, Municipal Waste name-checked by Kathy Griffin’s attorney

Posted by on June 5, 2017

As our “Remember When” column notes, metal doesn’t always make its way into the mainstream. This past weekend it did, and not necessarily in a flattering light. Comedian Kathy Griffin, most recently known for her reality show My Life on the D List and drunkenly hitting on Anderson Cooper on CNN’s New Year’s Eve broadcasts, held […]

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Glenn Danzig likes Trump’s travel ban, thinks Planned Parenthood harvests babies

Posted by on May 30, 2017

Glenn Danzig is having a moment right now. After successfully reuniting with Misfits last year, he’s also just successfully wrapped up his first festival this past weekend, Blackest of the Black, which coincided with the release of his just-released 11th album, Black Laden Crown. The L.A. Times caught up with the singer on the eve of […]

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Shining show cancelled due to frontman allegedly groping women, drugging a drink

Posted by on May 16, 2017

  Swedish death metal band Shining are currently on the road with Revenge and Wolvhammer on the “No More Safe Space Tour.” As you might imagine, this isn’t a show where you’ll find Antifa members at, unless they’re protesting it (which they haven’t so far). At any rate, Toilet Ov Hell reports that tomorrow’s show in […]

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