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Tag Archives: LL Cool J

Remember When: Slipknot performed in ‘Rollerball’?

Posted by on June 7, 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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Justin Bieber does a surprisingly good Ozzy Osbourne

Posted by on April 6, 2015

Admittedly, our knowledge of Justin Bieber goes about as far as the Comedy Central roast of him last week. In fact, we figured that our paths and his would never cross, but then we heard he liked Metallica. And now, for a new Spike show called Lip Sync Battle, he apparently does a spot-on impression of […]

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Grammy producer apologizes to Trent Reznor

Posted by on January 29, 2014

From Macklemore’s public apology for “robbing” Kendrick Lamar of an award to a lack of recognition for the late two-time Grammy winner and Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman in the ‘In Memoriam’ segment, complaints about the Grammys have been coming from all directions. However, no complaint received more att ention than Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent […]

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KISS, Deep Purple, Nirvana announced as Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees

Posted by on October 16, 2013

No, KISS are still not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Yes, they have another chance this year. Alongside newly-eligible Nirvana, veteran rock nominees Deep Purple are also getting a shot for the 29th annual spot in rock and roll history. If you can’t possibly understand why KISS or Deep Purple haven’t already been inducted, […]

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Here’s What Eddie Van Halen and LL Cool J Sound Like Together

Posted by on May 2, 2013

This past Tuesday, LL Cool J’s 13th album, Authentic, was released. Why are we writing about it on Metal Insider? Because Eddie Van Halen appears on two songs on the album. While we’d known that he’d be appearing on a few songs by the actor Grammy host rapper, the songs are now online. We’ll hand it to […]

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Today In Hip-Hop Collaborations: Van Halen/LL Cool J and Serj/Tech N9ne

Posted by on April 3, 2013

Hard rock and hip-hop/R&B have co-existed since the early ’80s, when Eddie Van Halen contributed a blistering guitar solo to Michael Jackson’s “Beat It” in 1982 and Run DMC rapped over guitars on “Rock Box,” on their 1984 self-titled debut album. And while it reached its oversaturation point in the late ’90s with Kid Rock, […]

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Eddie Van Halen And Tom Morello To Appear on LL Cool J Album

Posted by on March 15, 2013

Looks like LL Cool J’s new album is about to get some guitar hero treatment. Earlier this month, both the rapper and Eddie Van Halen posted photos of the two in the studio together. Then at his SXSW performance, LL Cool J himself confirmed that special guests on his new album Authentic would include both the […]

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