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Tag Archives: Bon Jovi

Pollstar releases list of Top Touring Artists of the 2010s

Posted by on November 26, 2019

Music industry trade publication Pollstar has released their list of the top 20 touring artists of the 2010s. While the list includes newer pop artists like Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift, it also features established rock and metal bands who have proven to be huge draws over many decades. Topping off the list is U2, […]

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The best-selling rock and metal of 2018 so far is…

Posted by on June 15, 2018

If you’re a regular reader of Metal Insider, you likely check out Metal by Numbers, in which we look at the week’s biggest-selling heavy titles. Of course, streaming is more or less taking over as the way many people consume music, but hard rock and metal fans tend to be more loyal. With this current […]

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Bon Jovi, not Judas Priest, headed to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Posted by on December 13, 2017

The inductees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have been named, and if you were expecting Judas Priest to get their moment in the spotlight, well, that’s not going to happen just yet. However, there’s a silver spandex lining, as ’80s hair metal merchants Bon Jovi have made their way into the Hall. […]

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Judas Priest, Rage Against the Machine among Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees

Posted by on October 5, 2017

If there’s one thing that happens every year that enrages metal fans, it’s when awards shows happen. The list of Grammy nominees snubbed could fill a book, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has shown themselves to have a very narrow definition of “rock,” or perhaps a far too wide one. However, they’ll […]

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Slayer, Motley Crue, Iron Maiden among those called out by Pearl Jam’s Jeff Ament at rock hall induction

Posted by on April 10, 2017

While we didn’t attend the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this past Friday, with the exception of Rush’s Geddy Lee playing bass with Yes as they were inducted, it doesn’t appear like we missed all that much. Journey was inducted, and while Steve Perry was present, he didn’t perform with the band, despite media […]

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Metal by Numbers: The best-selling rock and metal in 2016

Posted by on January 5, 2017

Mid-last year, we broke down what the biggest-selling albums of 2016 were through the first four months of the year. A lot more records came out since then, and with the year over, we’ve taken a look at what the biggest-selling metal and hard rock records in 2016 were. Notice we didn’t say “of” 2016, […]

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Metal by Numbers: 2016’s top-selling metal and hard rock so far

Posted by on May 2, 2016

We’re more than 1/3rd through 2016 already, and we’re not sure where the time’s going. What we are sure of is that there’s a lot of metal out and a solid amount of it is selling. Last year in August, we took a look at what the biggest selling metal titles in 2015 were through […]

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1986: puppets and hairspray – the year of the metal fork

Posted by on March 7, 2016

As the worldwide metal community celebrates the 30th anniversary of Metallica’s Master Of Puppets, I’ve realized just how much in the last few weeks we’ve been inundated with news and visibility of the entire Big Four. Along with Puppets’ birthday, Slayer’s headlining tour with Testament and Carcass is in full swing, Anthrax’s glorious new platter For All Kings scored stellar first-week release numbers […]

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Richie Sambora allegedly threatens to kill former girlfriend

Posted by on April 3, 2015

According to the Daily Mail Online, former Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora is under investigation for allegedly threating to kill Nikki Lund, his former business partner and on again / off again girlfriend. From the report: “The ex Bon Jovi guitarist, 55, allegedly told former business partner Nikki Lund he would ‘dig a hole in the […]

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Study finds KISS are nearly illiterate, Metallica do better

Posted by on December 18, 2014

Earlier this year, a data analyst decided to find out who the most literate rapper was by taking the first 35,000 words of artists’ lyrics, figuring out how many unique words they used, and extrapolating that data. It found Aesop Rock the most literate and DMX  the least. So another data analyst decided to do […]

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