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Today in metal fashion: ex-One Direction singer Zayn Malik jacks Slayer’s style

Posted by on June 29, 2016

After becoming an iconic metal band that’s been around for more than 30 years, you should expect the mainstream world to eventually co-opt elements of you, even by the least expected personalities. Bands like Metallica and Slayer have been popping up as fashion trends for a while, as we’ve seen with Justin Bieber repping Metallica […]

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Opeth’s Mikael Åkerfeldt goes to see One Direction

Posted by on July 25, 2014

Mikael Åkerfeldt, the frontman of Swedish prog metal band Opeth, is many things— a singer for a legendary metal band, a family man, and now a One Direction fan. Okay maybe he’s not a One Direction fan, but he’s a good enough dad to brave the hoard of fangirls that go to 1D shows to […]

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Don’t worry, Def Leppard isn’t going to sue One Direction

Posted by on December 24, 2013

Last week, the internet got up in arms about One Direction allegedly ripping off Def Leppard’s “Pour Some Sugar On Me” for the title track of their new album. The two definitely do sound enough alike, as demonstrated by the above video, but that doesn’t mean that Leppard are about to sue. In fact, the […]

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Here’s a mashup of the Def Leppard and One Direction songs

Posted by on December 17, 2013

Earlier today, it was pointed out to us that “Midnight Memories,” the title track of UK boy band One Direction’s latest album, had more than a passing resemblance to Def Leppard’s 1987 hair metal anthem “Pour Some Sugar On Me.” We weren’t so sure at first, but by the time the chorus rolled around, it […]

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Did One Direction rip off Def Leppard?

Posted by on December 17, 2013

Well, now we here at Metal Insider can finally say we’ve heard a song by boy band One Direction. Reportedly, Def Leppard is looking into legal action after hearing the title track to the group’s third album, Midnight Memories, alleging that it sounds like the band’s massive 1987 hit “Pour Some Sugar On Me.” UK tabloid The Mirror reports […]

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