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Category Archives: Secret Metalhead

Ryan Adams: Melvins led to Mandy Moore divorce

Posted by on October 12, 2018

Many in the indie rock world are familiar with Ryan Adams. The New York singer-songwriter who apparently got The Strokes into heroin was married to actress and former pop star Mandy Moore from 2009 to 2015. And while the most popular album Adams has had in years was a song for song cover of Taylor Swift’s 1989 […]

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St. Vincent shreds Pantera, Tool acoustically

Posted by on June 11, 2018

Annie Clark, better known as St. Vincent, is a very unique, almost indescribable, artist. While fitting under the umbrella of indie rock, she’s a great guitarist, has collaborated with David Byrne, some of her songs are electronic, and she’s even copped to stealing a Pantera riff on “Bring me Your Loves” from her last album. […]

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Post Malone once tried out for Crown the Empire, covered Asking Alexandria

Posted by on October 18, 2017

If you listen to top 40 radio (or more than likely, the top 40 playlists on your streaming service of choice), you’ve likely heard Post Malone. The 22 year-old rapper just hit #1 on Billboard‘s Top 100 singles with a song called “Rockstar.” The validity of that is quickly being called into question, however. Billboard recently changed their […]

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EDM hitmaker Zedd was the drummer of a metalcore band

Posted by on August 10, 2017

You’re probably not aware of Zedd unless you’re well-versed in top 40, but the 27 year-old Russian transplant has written songs for Lady Gaga, Kesha, Selena Gomez and others and his singles “Stay” and “Get Low” are hits that you’ve probably heard in the background while you shop. Currently the subject of a Billboard cover […]

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Alt-J rep Killswitch Engage, Code Orange on ‘Conan’ performance

Posted by on June 6, 2017

Heard of Alt-J? It’s ok if you haven’t, but they appear to like metal. The UK indie rock band’s third album, Relaxer, was released this past Friday, and they’ve been hitting the late night shows in the months leading up to it’s release. Already having performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the […]

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