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Anthrax Reveal Details On Covers EP, “Anthems”

Posted by on January 16, 2013

It’s been long known that Anthrax was recording a handful of covers. However, it was Rob Caggiano who informed us that the covers were to be included as part of Worship Music’s reissue. But as Caggiano’s departure proves, a lot of things can change within the course of a few months. Further proof is that […]

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Megadeth, Rush, Skid Row And More Among 125 Artists Who Signed Open Letter To Pandora Over Compensation

Posted by on November 15, 2012

Digital radio and streaming services have been a hot button issue in the music industry, especially relating to revenue. So it’s understandable why many musicians would be unhappy that Pandora is lobbying lawmakers in U.S. Congress to pass the “Internet Radio Fairness Act,” which would change regulation of how royalties are paid to artists. In […]

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Metal Insider’s Top Five: Republican Rockers

Posted by on August 27, 2012

OK, while we have our personal beliefs about politics, Metal Insider is a metal blog, not a political one. If you’re looking for hard partisan political writing, go to the Drudge Report or the Huffington Post. That being said, for a variety of social, economical and other reasons, many artists and the outlets that cover […]

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Well, Now We Know What Those Anthrax Covers Are For

Posted by on June 21, 2012

Earlier this month, we brought you news that Anthrax had recorded a handful of covers. The only question was what they were going to be used for. Thankfully, the guys at Loudwire have dome some detective work (aka interviewed drummer Charlie Benante) and discovered that they’ll be releasing an EP of covers to coincide with […]

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Anthrax Record A Bunch Of Covers

Posted by on June 6, 2012

Anthrax are no stranger to cover songs. In fact, their cover of Public Enemy’s “Bring the Noise” is probably their lasting contribution to pop culture outside of metal fans. And even though last year’s Worship Music included it’s own cover (Refused’s “New Noise”), the band have recorded a handful more. The band posted a picture on […]

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Mötley Crüe, Rush Among Music’s 40 Big Moneymakers

Posted by on March 13, 2012

Billboard Magazine has published a list of the top music moneymakers for 2012, and Mötley Crüe, Rush, Foo Fighters and Linkin Park made their list. The list took a look at US income only, and covered what their net earnings were, not gross income. Not surprisingly, many of the artists grossed the majority of their income through […]

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Music Sales Are Up…By 1%

Posted by on July 7, 2011

According to Nielsen SoundScan’s 2011 mid-year report, total album sales (which includes CDs, digital albums, LPs and other media) have increased in the first six months of 2011 over the same period last year. How big of an increase are we talking here? Well…only by 1%. Ok, so before you laugh, take into consideration how […]

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No Surprise: Aerosmith’s Sales Have Increased Thanks To American Idol

Posted by on February 8, 2011

“It’s going to expand our audience, for sure. People who would never think about seeing Aerosmith might change their minds after seeing him on TV,” Aerosmith guitarist Brad Whitford told the Boston Herald about band mate Steven Tyler’s appearance as an American Idol judge. Well say what you will to what the show is doing […]

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Headbangers’ Brawl 9/16: The Highs And Lows Of Resurrecting A Band

Posted by on September 16, 2010

Headbangers’ Brawl is a weekly column where Metal Insider’s Bram and Zach take a moment to debate and analyze two opposing sides of a topical issue occurring in the world of metal and/or the music industry. This week, it was revealed that Quiet Riot is reuniting with a new lineup. That’s right, even though singer Kevin […]

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Dying Format Turns 27

Posted by on October 1, 2009

On this day in 1982, Sony unveiled the CDP-001 to an unsuspecting public. The world’s first compact disc player was a $2,200 behemoth, and the first compact disc available was Billy Joel’s 52nd Street. In today’s dollars, buying a CD would cost you between $33 and $45. The ridiculous price was no object though, as […]

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