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Remember When: The Darkness appeared in a Super Bowl commercial?

Posted by on January 30, 2017

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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Vinnie Paul says he will release his own cookbook by December

Posted by on February 18, 2015

Just when you think that you’ve heard all that there is to know about former Pantera / Damageplan and current Hellyeah drummer Vinnie Paul, he reveals something new: He loves to cook. In a recent interview at The Knitting Factory in Reno, NV with In The Vault with Shanda Golden, Paul went into detail about […]

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Metallica fan launches petition for them to play Super Bowl 50

Posted by on February 6, 2015

The 50th Super Bowl will be taking place next year in the Bay Area. There’s a pretty popular band from around the Bay Area that just so happens to have the biggest-selling album of the SoundScan era. It didn’t take long for someone to put two and two together, and now there’s a petition to […]

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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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Metal (kind of) represented in Super Bowl ads

Posted by on February 2, 2014

Well, now that the dust has settled and the Seattle Seahawks have thoroughly embarrassed the Denver Broncos, it’s time to concentrate on the most important part of the game – the commercials. In a batch that, at least to us, seemed less inspired than previous years, at least some degree of metal, albeit from the […]

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GWARBowl 2015? More than 17,000 fans petition for GWAR to play Super Bowl

Posted by on September 17, 2013

GWAR fans are a little sick of the standard Super Bowl half-time show, which this year will feature yet another Top 40 act, Bruno Mars. In response, fan Jeff Cantrell of Kentucky has started a petition to have the all-American/Antarctican band added to the bill celebrating America’s favorite sport. He already has more than 17,000 […]

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Paul Waggoner of Between the Buried and Me Talks Current Prog tour, Supergroups and Vegan cuisine

Posted by on February 11, 2013

Paul Waggoner is the guitar wizard in the progressive metal band Between the Buried and Me. The band is currently on tour with prog rockers Coheed & Cambria and instrumental post-metal band Russian Circles. Before leaving for tour, Paul and I chatted via telephone about weird tours, his early days as a musician, success, the Super Bowl, […]

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Holy Grail Made It To The Super Bowl

Posted by on February 4, 2013

Their sophomore album, Ride the Void, just came out a few weeks ago, but Holy Grail got a $4 million plug during last night’s Super Bowl. Clothing company Gildan premiered an ad yesterday, “Getaway,” in which a guy wakes up from a one night stand wearing a pair of fuzzy handcuffs and attempts to sneak out […]

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Downey Shills For Sabbath In ‘Avengers’ Movie

Posted by on February 6, 2012

Well, that’s kind of meta. The first ‘Iron Man’ film featured Black Sabbath’s “Iron Man” in the trailer. The second movie inexplicably featured a soundtrack made of AC/DC songs. The trailer for the forthcoming ‘Avengers’ movie represents a return to form, featuring Tony Stark, aka Iron Man, aka Robert Downey Jr., prominently wearing a Black […]

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The Darkness And The Cult Pop Up During Super Bowl Commercials

Posted by on February 6, 2012

Motley Crue wasn’t the only hard rock band that made an appearance during last night’s Super Bowl game. In fact, one of our favorite commercials from last night’s game may have come from Samsung Mobile. The Bobby Farrelly (Dumb And Dumber, There’s Something About Mary) directed clip starts out as one of their typical commercials […]

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