Among the many celebrities that attended WWE’s ‘Summerslam’ on Aug. 19, was Limp Bizkit vocalist Fred Durst. As the camera panned to Durst during the live pay-per-view event, the nu-metal musician scrunched up his face and raised a middle finger to the camera that was broadcast into the homes of millions of wrestling fans. Rumor quickly spread that Durst was kicked out of ‘Summerslam’ after flipping the bird, but the non-backwards-hatted Durst has just claimed that the reason he left his seat was to go backstage and offer an apology.
We’re now convinced that the apocalypse is definitely happening! There is no way that Earth will remain in one piece after the pure brutality that will be inflicted upon it after the year is done, because it seems that there has never been more heavier-than-hell metal tours announced than what 2012 has gifted us. This October, Napalm Death will be hitting the road with Municipal Waste and Exhumed, with Vektor, Dayglo Abortions, Attitude Adjustment and Speedwolf all playing select dates.
Thrash legends Testament have just unveiled a new music video for ‘Native Blood’ from their upcoming album ‘Dark Roots of Earth.’ Based heavily on the struggle of Native Americans in modern America, the ‘Native Blood’ video advocates celebrating pride for Native American ancestry, while encouraging them to make their voices heard when facing oppression.
Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong has joined up with the NBC reality talent show ‘The Voice.’ The TV singing competition will see a bit of a punk rock edge with Armstrong’s inclusion, but don’t expect the musician to grab a seat in one of those revolving chair things, as Armstrong will serve strictly as a mentor to Christina Aguilera’s team.
Revolutionary punk rock band the Sex Pistols will soon be celebrating the 35 anniversary of their landmark album ‘Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols.’ For the 35th anniversary, the band will be releasing a “super deluxe” box set including remastered songs, studio rarities and B-sides, a live DVD, stickers and much more.
Ever wonder what Metallica‘s ‘Nothing Else Matters’ would sound like completely stripped down and played on electric harps by a set of blonde twins? We sure have! And after years of patiently waiting, a lovely duo have created a divine re-imagining of the classic Metallica track.
Iran’s nuclear program has been a constant source of news for the American media, as various governments and international organizations have attempted to ban Iran from developing their nuclear program. AC/DC, however, have apparently prevailed in causing a ruckus in Iran, as their classic track ‘Thunderstruck’ has been used as the calling card for a cyber attack against the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI).
On the heels of his acclaimed album ‘Harakiri’ being released, Serj Tankian has announced dates for a 2012 world tour. The System of a Down singer will be touring parts of North America as well as an extensive European line of dates.
Former Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan was one of the crowd members at the Seattle area stop of the current Mayhem Festival tour. McKagan has a column at Seattle Weekly and took the opportunity to write about his Mayhem Fest experience.
Attention Serj Tankian fans! The System of a Down vocalist and acclaimed solo artist will be releasing his third solo album, ‘Harakiri,’ on July 10, but today is your lucky day — the entire ‘Harakiri’ album is now available for streaming in full.
Metalheads can always feel proud of their musical community when someone is in need of support. In this case, musicians and fans everywhere are standing behind Lamb of God vocalist Randy Blythe after his arrest this week on apparent manslaughter charges in Prague, Czech Republic.
Some of you may know Chris Jericho as “the best at everything he does,” and the wrestling legend has done a lot of things. Apart from a decorated career in professional wrestling, Jericho fronts the rock band Fozzy, hosted his own radio show, has written two books, competed on ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ has appeared in multiple films and he even hosted a game show! Unfortunately, Jericho has now been “suspended indefinitely” from WWE for desecrating the Brazilian flag.
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