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David Bowie considered Lou Reed’s Metallica collaboration ‘Lulu’ as one of his greatest

Posted by on August 9, 2017

LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy was a guest on last night’s streaming radio show The Best Show. Murphy spoke with host Tom Scharpling for three full hours and topics varied within that long timespan. Murphy discussed subjects ranging from his career, T-shirt designs, Oreo cookies to David Bowie and Metallica. During the conversation, Murphy reflected on the […]

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Today in Metal: ‘Low’ by Testament turns 20 years old

Posted by on September 30, 2014

Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day this year. It seems Testament always has really interesting rotating lineups of great musicians. This time, James Murphy is on guitar, and John Tempesta is on drums. This album has heavy guitar playing, and a lot […]

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Today in Metal: ‘The Gathering’ by Testament turns 15 years old

Posted by on June 28, 2014

Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day this year. 15 years ago today, Testament brought together one of the most impressive lineups of all time with the release of The Gathering. My first note about this album is…holy SHIT what a FUCKING […]

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Jon Stewart namedrops GWAR when talking bartending at legendary punk club

Posted by on February 21, 2014

Because we’re from New Jersey and aren’t kids, we got to experience some shows at legendary Trenton NJ shithole City Gardens. The Faith No More/Soundgarden/Voivod tour (with FNM and Soundgarden opening!) was epic, as was seeing Nine Inch Nails on the Pretty Hate Machine tour. Sadly, the club closed for good in 1994, but a with […]

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Cavalera brothers to form ‘metal version of the White Stripes?’

Posted by on October 1, 2013

Iggor Cavalera has a master plan. According to The Guardian, he and brother Max are forming the “metal version of The White Stripes.”  The idea, Iggor says, came from James Murphy. Not the Death/Testament guitarist, either. We’re talking James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem fame. Following his departure from Sepultura in 2006, Iggor has maintained two different bands, […]

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Joey Jordison Talks Scar The Martyr; Says No Definite Time Plan For Slipknot’s Return

Posted by on September 23, 2013

Any project with Joey Jordison’s name attached to it will receive a fair amount of attention. After all, Jordison is the rhythm backbone of Slipknot and a driving force behind the Murderdolls. Yet with a stronger industrial influence and a backing band of noteworthy musicians, Scar The Martyr proves that Jordison is no one trick […]

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Unsigned & Streamed: Outliar

Posted by on April 4, 2012

Why should major label bands be the only ones who get love? Unsigned & Streamed is a new column where we stream a song from an unsigned band we at Metal Insider really dig. This week, we’re excited to showcase Raleigh, NC’s Outliar. Formed in 2004, this four piece band started off performing covers of […]

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Former Testament/ Death Guitarist Seeks Help As He Battles Brain Tumor Relapse

Posted by on November 15, 2011

As you’ll recall, former Death/Testament guitarist and producer James Murphy had discovered back in early October his brain tumor, which had been showing great signs of improvement, had suddenly returned. Luckily, though, the tumor was non malignant and surgery was not needed. However, while the tumor can be treated pharmacologically, the medications have serious side […]

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Testament’s Chuck Billy Discusses How Celebrating Their Legacy Helped Shape ‘The Dark Roots Of Earth’

Posted by on November 9, 2011

By the time they hit Dallas, TX on October 28, Testament had already gotten slightly less than half way through their tour with Anthrax and Death Angel. Yet it’s likely not going to get any less hectic for the Bay Area thrash legends, as they’re about to put the finishing touches on their new album […]

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Former Testament/Death Guitarist James Murphy: Tumor “Only Grew A Little”

Posted by on October 21, 2011

Two weeks ago, former Testament/Death guitarist turned producer James Murphy had revealed that there was a chance his brain tumor, which had been showing great signs of improvement, had suddenly increased in size. Since then, we’ve been hoping for the best and that good news would come following Murphy’s MRI. Fortunately, Murphy now reports that […]

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