So maybe I shouldn't be so shocked to see a juggalo pop up in the trailer for the new Grand Theft Auto V game. (more…)
Remember when the FBI classified Insane Clown Posse's fan base, the juggalos, as a gang? ICP weren't happy, so they decided to sue. In the process of filing the lawsuit, they asked any juggalos who had been discriminated against to speak out.
Some of these accounts have surfaced, and I can't help but giggle. (more…)
SNL has become appointment television for me, it's fun to end the week with something to criticize. This past week's show featured the return of the Under-Underground Music Festival, a parody they've done before, quite a few times. Unlike previous parodies, this one took a political twist, asking what it would be like mixing political figures and nu-metal stars. The joke is sort of running thin as far as I'm concerned, but this one did get a few chuckles from me. And anytime Ass Dan is mentioned, it's a winner for me. Take a look: (more…)
I Actually Watched INSANE CLOWN POSSE's New "Chris Benoit" Video And It's As Awful As I Thought It'd Be
I can't believe I actually listened to an entire Insane Clown Posse song, but stranger things have happened. A few weeks ago we reported that the band was shooting a music video for their new single "Chris Benoit," a song named after and inspired by the actions of the late professional wrestler of the same name who killed himself, his wife and his young song, baby Daniel a few years ago in a rage. The video features quick snaps of Benoit's face, as the band performs in a ring with juggalos surrounding it. If you really want to punish yourself, the video as above. At least those Gathering informercials are somewhat entertaining in a laugh-at kind of way.
Has it been a full year already? We love us some Gathering of the Juggalos commercials, almost as much as the writers of SNL do. This year's them is very much us vs. them, with them being zombie sheep conforming to the mainstream, and not the non-conformist whoop whoop nation.
We already reported that Soulfly and Fear Factory have been locked down, and it seems like it's a late '90s nu-revival as Static X, P.O.D., Hed PE, Mushroomhead and Kottonmouth Kings are also confirmed. If you're a fan of old-school hip hop, this is actually not a bad bill, as The Geto Boys, Biz Marke, "The Regulator" Warren G, DMX and other legit acts have been confirmed. Wrestling fan juggalos will be pleased as well as they have locked down a who's who of has beens, including living debt-creator Nature Boy Ric Flair being a special host for one of the main stages.
For a look at what sort of person attends these sort of festivals, check out this documentary, American Juggalo.
Bare with me here, because I know this isn't exactly metal news, but this is too shocking not to write about. The Insane Clown Posse is a band that we've probably given more coverage to than we should but this story is too good to pass up. The rap duo is releasing a new album called Mighty Death Pop and the lead single is going to be about Chris Benoit, the former WWE world champion, who murdered his wife and son, Daniel before hanging himself five years ago. Any fans of the Livecast know exactly who he is and what Iron Sheik's feelings are on the matter. Clearly, a subject ripe for controvery. When asked what the song is about, this is what ICP's Violent J said: (more…)
"Yo Shaggy, what you know 'bout Mozart?" "I don't know shit!" begins the greatest collaboration of our time, as indie darling Jack White has collaborated with our favorite punching bags, Insane Clown Posse. Spin has an article about the collaboration, and these next two paragraphs are so absurd, I had to paste them verbatim: (more…)
This is the second year in a row that the Gathering of the Juggalos commercial has snuck up on me. Yes, it's been a whole year since the last one. And, this time, they clearly put far more budget into this commercial. The length of the video has DOUBLED from around 15 minutes to half an hour of Juggalo shilling. Also, they clearly stepped up their budget, with what some might call a "plot" for the whole thing, and even got Vanilla Ice to guest star with infomercial regulars DJ Whats-his-Name and Sugar Slam.
The lineup is even more ludicrous than ever, although auspiciously less metal than in the past, but besides jug favorites like ICP and Twizted, they booked MC Hammer, the aforementioned Vanilla Ice, Ice Cube, Kittie, Saliva (who they go crazy over) and the most credible band on the bill is CKY. What are you waiting for? Pull up the popcorn, here is the informercial: (more…)
Insane Clown Posse Admit To Being Evangelical Christians, Don't Want To Know How Fucking Magnets Work
In what shouldn't be a shocker to anybody who has seen the awfully hilarious "Miracles" video, Insane Clown Posse have outed themselves recently as full on evangelical Christians. Of course they are! I mean, they weren't just rapping about murdering and raping sluts, they were rapping about it in the name of God. But, really, that's not even the most absurd part of this Guardian article. The most absurd part is how incredibly ignorant they are and refuse to take in any information (like any good religious zealot). Here are some choice quotes: (more…)
Last December, SNL released the above parody of the infamous Gathering of the Juggalos infomercial and we all collectively wondered if there was a metalhead on the SNL writing staff. Well, SNL fansite, Live From New York, It's Saturday Night recently interviewed one of the writers of the sketch, Michael Patrick O'Brien, and asked him how the whole concept came about: (more…)
I can't believe it's been an entire year since I wrote about the groundbreaking infomercial for the 10th Annual Gathering of The Juggalos. That's right ninjas, the 11th Gathering is right around the corner and due to all the success of the last one, the production on this infomercial is a huge upgrade. Unfortunately, it's not as funny as last year's over the top clip as I found myself losing interest quick. But hey, if you go – you get to see Gallagher perform live – the real one, not that Gilligan looking mofo. And you get to watch a wrestling show at 4am with only flashlights providing the lighting. Sounds very safe. My final thought is that I can't believe Method Man and Redman agreed to do this. Then again, I'm sure it's just a paycheck for them. Here is the video…
[ Thanks Rich! ]
This is a touching story. By now, I'm sure you've seen or heard of Insane Clown Posse's absurd video for the track "Miracles" featuring such poetic lines as "Fucking magnets, how do they work!" Well a group of San Fransisco nerds set out to help juggalos understand the answer to that question and many more. They created a bunch of signs explaining some of the questionable content in the video. The juggalo army seemed to embrace the knowledge and even proposed some of their own questioning like "How does LSD work?" But it seems word got out to the band's management about this, and they weren't pleased asking the scientists to get the steppin'. Luckily, a video camera was on hand to document all the randomness…
We've seen Saturday Night Live take shots at ICP in the past, and now it looks to be a recurring sketch as we got a new Under-Underground Records presentation, this time of a new video from the Outrageous Clown Squad. Pretty great stuff:
The video is actually parodying a new ICP music video that came out last week for the track "Miracles." I still think the original is far more hilarious than the above parody. If you want to torture yourself for a few minutes to check out the original, here it is… (more…)
ABC's Martin Bashir interviews ICP
Did this really happen? ICP, who we might be giving just a bit too much publicity to these days, seem to be all over the place lately. It all started with that infomercial for their Gathering which was even parodied by SNL, and more recently with this Juggalo News parody.
Somebody at ABC News must have seen it and go, damn, we should just get the real ones on our show. And so they did. What resulted was a piece which felt almost exactly like something you would see during the Judas Priest era in the 80s, except that Judas Priest were awesome and ICP….well, they have clown makeup on. The whole piece was around 10 minutes long and was very unbearable. But I braved it and edited down the best parts of it for you loyal junkies. Do you see how much I love you? Watch it above.
[ Hear us talk more about this absurd clip on the most recent Metal Injection Livecast ]
No words can describe how unbelievable/awful/amazing the above infomercial is. Sugar Slam, call me! For more on this "Gathering" check out Vice's amazing exposé. This event, as Violent J puts it has "the feeling of family love… sort of what I imagine the feeling is like for Muslims when the visit Mecca"