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A big complaint about recording today is that musicians don't really have to "show up" in the studio. They can just play one note and ProTools will format an entire song for them. Well it looks like pretty soon, bands won't even have to show up to play either, if Compressorhead is a glimpse into our future. (more…)
Before you go and overreact, it's just a deleted scene from the recent Judd Apatow movie, This Is 40. In the movie, Paul Rudd plays an indie record label owner, and in this scene, Green Day frontman Billy Joel Armstrong pitches Rudd's character on a new project he's working on, hoping to get signed to the label: (more…)
If you are an active internet participator, you definitely know about grumpy cat by now, right? Here is a little backstory for those of you who happen to be out of the loop.
Anyway, some random genius decided to mark the grumpy cat on their skin, but with an added caveat of making the cat look even more grim and kvlt, but adding some corpse paint and the caption "Hate Everything."
A new Facebook fan page is out to prove one theory into law… you can put Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich's face on basically anything. The page, Putting Lars Ulrich's Face On Things has over 3,000 likes so far, and a ton of submissions. Here are some of my favorites: (more…)
Here's an art project I can get behind…artist Jason D. Johnson takes a traditional Mr. Potatohead doll and transforms it into various other beings, such as zombies. vampires, yoda, and even Gods of Heavy Metal. His latest one-of-a-kind project was to transform a potato into the low-end master himself, Lemmy Kilmister.
Check out the detail on this sucker: (more…)
Lori Kogan who is in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and a licensed psychologist did a study on whether dogs were metal or not. Actually that's a lie. Lori was performing behavioral studies on the effects different genres of music had on dogs. (more…)
Hey, today is Halloween, the most metal of all holidays (except maybe Passover). One of the sacred traditions of Halloween is the famed pumpkin carving. And what better way to combine your love for Halloween with your love of metal than by carving something metal into your pumpkin.
Here is a roundup of some of the best carvings we've found: (more…)
This is awesome. Meet Abbey (she's the one in the photo that isn't Kerry King). Abbey wanted to propose to her boyfriend Dan in a unique way, to ensure he would say yes. Enter Slayer guitarist Kerry King. You see, you just can't say no to Kerry. So Abbey created a sign, and took a photo with the metal icon leaving Dan with no choice but to say yes. What a happy (and progressive) metal couple. Congrats to them both. Perhaps they can have Slayer cake at their wedding? You can see Dan accepting after the jump… (more…)
My roommate just got a Nintendo Wii and we've both been addicted to crushing New Super Mario Bros. We've gotten through virtually the entire game. We just have the secret 9th world to beat and then we are done. Mario Fever is high with this one, so when I saw the band Powerglove post this amazing Mario guitar on their Facebook page, I fell in love immediately. Sadly, it looks like this is a one-off custom, as I couldn't find any more info on this piece. I did manage to find a Koopa guitar though, take a look… (more…)
When deciding on a name for his stage alter-ego, Brian Warner went with Marilyn Manson, which conveyed the two extremes of pop-culture in the '60s, Marilyn Monroe and Charles Manson. He took the 90s by storm, becoming a huge pop-culture figure in his own right… so much so, that he caught the attention of one of his namesakes.
A letter recently surfaced online on a Charles Manson fansite (I shit you not) of a letter sent to Marilyn in August, and it is creepy, scary and nonsensical all in one. Here is a scan of the letter, followed by a transcription: (more…)
It seems that there are some scientists out there that are really passionate about metal, like the dudes in charge of the Mars rover and decided to blast Anthrax to wake it up. They're not the only ones. Dr. Mats E. Eriksson is the Associate Professor of Paleontology in the Department of Geology at Lund University located in Lund, Sweden. Eriksson is also a devout metalhead. He likes naming fossils he discovers after metal gods. For example, a 428 million year old jaw of an extinct, marine polychaete annelid worm was named after the Motorhead bassist Lemmy Kilmister, being referred to as the Kalloprion Kilmisteri. For his latest discovery (pictured), he decided to name it after the King himself, King Diamond. Here is what Dr. Eriksson told BraveWords about the discovery: (more…)
While I may not be the biggest sports fan, I do recognize that ESPN SportsCenter commercials are amongst some of the funniest commercials on television (when I owned a television). They just released a new ad featuring analyst John Clayton. You get to see what happens after they cut away from those guys who are in some remote studio talking about the latest touchdowns. From the looks of this commercial, Clayton does these remotes at his parents house and, when he's not talking sports, he's blasting metal and letting his hair down. A++ to ESPN for this spot-on commercial. [via Deadspin]
This is the future of drumming. Above, you will find a demo of a four-armed robot (with a metallic mohawk, natch) playing a rendition of the Ramones classic "Blitzkrieg Bop," and doing a fine job of this. THIS is the Skynet of the music world. For any musician out there, they've said everything has already been done, so what's next. FOUR ARMS! Can you imagine gravity blasts with four arms?! Death metal will get 200% more brutal. Seriously, somebody program the robot to do some Dying Fetus pronto. [via MetalSucks]
I don't know what it is, but photos of Danzig doing real life things are just fucking awesome, like the photo of Danzig in a parking lot, carrying some kitty litter. Look, we have a special category just for good ole Glenn. We love the guy! Interviewing him, on the rare occassion that he was in a good mood, and him saying I look like the son of The Big Show was a lifetime highlight.
So there is just something about a paparazzi-like photo, snapped by Mike Tully (who appears on the Jason Ellis show on SiriusXM Faction 41) of Danzig picking out juices in a Japanese grocery store that is hilarious to me. Danzig needs a replenishment of vitamin-C so he can move more bricks.
Slayer is everywhere nowadays… on cakes, in church, on bad tattoos, and now on the ground in chalk. Meet Makena. Her buddy John is a big fan of doodling Slayer logos, and she decided to help, making her the cutest Slayer fan ever. [via John Valentine]