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Mastodon’s Bill Kelliher talks about getting sober

Posted by on October 4, 2017

Some wake-up calls are a little more drastic than others. For Mastodon”s Bill Kelliher, his was when he was hospitalized overseas for having pancreatitis as a result of his drinking. In their earlier years, Mastodon were pretty much known as a hard-partying band, and Kelliher could drink with the best of them. However, with a […]

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Philip Anselmo, Mastodon’s Troy Sanders talk penis size

Posted by on March 29, 2017

This Friday (31) Mastodon’s new album Emperor of Sand comes out, and we have been looking forward to it. We listened to new songs including “Sultan’s Curse,” “Andromeda,” and the band’s close brush with death in their “Show Yourself” music video. And while Brent Hinds’ might still think Judas Priest aren’t metal, we believe Mastodon are, and Emperor of Sand […]

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Mastodon’s Bill Kelliher is a riff lord

Posted by on January 25, 2017

As Mastodon ramp up promotion for their as-yet-untitled seventh album, each member has gotten their own little weird clip. We’ve seen Brann Dailor talk (or not talk) about the album, while Troy Sanders Rambo’d himself to get focused, as Brent Hinds became the first person ever to record an album in the moon. Bill Kelliher […]

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Bill Kelliher gives another Mastodon update, says album is 70% done

Posted by on September 28, 2016

It seems like a no-brainer that we’ll be getting a new album from Mastodon in 2017. Guitarist Bill Kelliher has spoken about the album, which would be their seventh, saying that he’s hopeful for a release early next year. He recently went into more detail with GuitarMania before the band’s show in Vienna. It turns out […]

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Mastodon’s Bill Kelliher cheats on Brann Dailor with Gojira’s Mario Duplantier

Posted by on September 26, 2016

Mastodon and Gojira have toured together before, and you’d think that maybe some bonds between the two bands might develop. With Gojira’s tour with TesseracT kicking off last week and hitting Masto’s home town of Atlanta yesterday (25),  the two bands got a chance to meet up and even jam a little. Ever wonder what it would sound […]

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Mastodon planning to release new record in early 2017

Posted by on September 20, 2016

The last thing we heard about Mastodon was that they were planning to release a new EP at some point this year, but things started to progress in a different direction and the band decided to make a new full-length album out of the material they had. Considering the release has been in the works […]

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Remember When: Mastodon got murdered in ‘Game Of Thrones’?

Posted by on June 27, 2016

It’s not that often when metal creeps its way into mainstream pop culture. So when metal/hard rock acts do actually pop up in beloved sitcoms, dramatic films, cartoons or even reality series, it’s kind of awesome. So in the weekly column Remember When, Metal Insider recalls the most random instances of metal’s elite appearing in front […]

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Mastodon aim to ‘do more better’ with next album

Posted by on March 15, 2016

We’re getting studio updates from everyone these days – Every Time I Die, Metallica, and now, kind of, Mastodon. In an interview that drummer Brann Dailor and guitarist Bill Kelliher did for Live Nation TV about their playing and what the band’s done to grow, they state that they’re going into writing mode for the […]

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Mastodon opening rehearsal facility in Atlanta

Posted by on February 22, 2016

Over the past 15 years or so, Atlanta and it’s surrounding areas have cultivated a healthy metal scene, with Kylesa, Baroness, Royal Thunder, Black Tusk coming from the general vicinity. Hell, you could even throw Attila in there. The biggest success story though, is Mastodon. And while they’ve definitely turned into one of the most […]

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Mastodon also thought Tenacious D didn’t deserve metal Grammy

Posted by on November 10, 2015

We all know if we’re looking for metal validation in real life, it’s probably not going to come courtesy of the Grammys. However, Mastodon’s Bill Kelliher might help. In an interview with the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, the guitarist mentions that he’s been added to a Grammy committee to perhaps help change things. They’re meeting […]

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