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Tag Archives: Bruno Mars

The Grammys continue to disappoint rock, metal fans

Posted by on February 16, 2016

The Grammy Awards are done and over with, and if you were expecting a well-rounded ceremony that was inclusive of metal and rock, then you probably haven’t watched before. The show has always been somewhat of a trainwreck, so even a solid slot of Best Metal Performance nominees and a tribute to Lemmy with Alice […]

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Metallica (kinda) playing the Super Bowl

Posted by on November 2, 2015

Metallica should play the halftime show at Super Bowl 50. We’ve said as much, and sports analysts and industry luminaries like Metal Blade’s Brian Slagel agree with us. And while it looks like the honors are going to Bruno Mars for the second time in three years, that doesn’t mean that Metallica aren’t going to […]

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…and justice for none: Bruno Mars, not Metallica, playing Super Bowl halftime

Posted by on September 9, 2015

Last month, we made a not-so-modest proposal that Metallica should play the halftime at Super Bowl 50. There were lots of reasons this made sense. From the popularity of the band (biggest selling SoundScan album of all time) to their involvement in other sports, to the fact that the big game will be played in […]

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Ozzy, Judas Priest, Dream Theater on ‘Rock Band 4’

Posted by on July 14, 2015

When recapping the year in video games, 2015 will be known as the year guitar-based rhythm games came back. With both the Guitar Hero and Rock Band franchises making their return to next gen systems with enough time for nostalgia to set in for the millions of people that were turned onto them nearly a decade ago, […]

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Guitar Hero Live to feature exclusive Avenged Sevenfold tracks, more songs listed

Posted by on June 18, 2015

Initially, when Guitar Hero announced its track listing for their franchise reboot Guitar Hero Live, people weren’t too happy. We contributed to the general disdain of disappointed metal fans everywhere (but mostly on Facebook) when we revealed that the tracks on this particular roster would include an interesting array of songs from Ed Sheeran to even […]

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Here’s a metal version of ‘Locked Out of Heaven’

Posted by on September 18, 2014

Belgian metal band Yata was working on their first album, when their guitarist, Carl G, passed away last week. The band have decided to continue on, and have released a video for their cover of Bruno Mars’ “Locked Out of Heaven.” Normally, we’d ask what the point of a death metal cover of a pop […]

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Axl Rose takes aim at Chili Peppers’ halftime show

Posted by on February 5, 2014

As most people know by now, when the Red Hot Chili Peppers made their appearance at the Super Bowl’s halftime show to incongruously sing “Give it Away” in the middle of Bruno Mars’ set, they weren’t playing live. By the time the Seahawks finished embarrassing the Broncos, there were already people pointing out that Flea’s […]

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Bamboozle 2011: Officially The Most Bizarre Festival Ever

Posted by on December 17, 2010

The lineup for the two day New Jersey festival Bamboozle seems to get weirder with each year, featuring everyone from Paramore to Hanson, and from Ke$ha to Bullet For My Valentine (and that was just from last year alone). This year’s lineup, though, might be not only the most bizarre lineup in the festival’s history, […]

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