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Black Sabbath Bassist Geezer Butler Arrested After California Bar Brawl

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Looks like we may have to rethink our list of metal’s biggest baddasses. 65 year old Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler spent Tuesday night in jail after being arrested for battery, vandalism, and disorderly conduct. The legendary heavy metal musicians apparently got into an argument that turned physical at the Corkscrew Saloon on the Furnace Creek Ranch in Death Valley National Park. He was later released after “detox and citation”, according to local police. Read more…

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New VH1 Classic Show ‘Rock Icons’ Profiles Legendary Rockers – Watch The Premiere Saturday, February 21st At 10/9C!


From Banger Films, the people that brought you the Rush: Beyond The Lighted Stage documentary and the TV show Metal Evolution, comes an all-new docu-series profiling the biggest icons in hard rock, heavy metal and classic rock. Rock Icons premieres Saturday February 21st at 10/9C, immediately following the That Metal Show‘s season 14 kick-off, and takes you backstage with in-depth, intimate portraits revealing who these rock stars really are. Each 30-minute episode is jam-packed with exclusive interviews and  never-before-seen footage with featured artists and the key people who helped shape their careers. Read more…

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Life-Coaches, Kitty Cats And The 10 Softest Moments In Heavy Metal History

Heavy metal is about power. Sometimes heavy metal is about conflict. Often it is about anger, though other times it is about joy. The kind of joy one feels when they watch a bully get beaten up or the underdog team whip the pants off the favorites. It is hard stuff. Heavy metal is not about nice things. It is not about wholesome things (though it can be about values like strength, loyalty and perseverance). Heavy metal is not about kitty cats. Or is it…? Read more…

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You Won’t Believe Which 25 Classic Metal Albums Are Turning 25 In 2015

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As we count down another batch of records that celebrate important anniversaries this year, 1990 looms large in the history of hard rock and heavy metal. While the dawn of the nineties saw the United States winning the Cold War against the Soviet Union, in the world of metal the thrash hordes had fought the glam bands to a stalemate. While both sub-genres retained huge followings (for the time being), grunge waited in the wings and a new crop of even more underground bands would take thrash’s innovations to even sicker extremes. What’s most striking about those records celebrating their 25th, or “Silver,” anniversary this year is the sheer diversity of what was considered metal in the year 1990. Read more…

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‘That Metal Show’ Wants You To Show Your TMS Colors And You May Be Featured On An Episode

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The time is nigh That Metal Show faithful, the time is nigh! Now that the Season 14 premiere date has been announced, the pace quickens, the heart begins to beat faster and in anticipation of its return to VH1 Classic, we’re asking all you TMS heads to send us your pictures of you showing off your That Metal Show gear, whether it be t-shirts, hoodies, hats or whatever else you’ve scored from the That Metal Show online shop, available HERE. Read more…

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‘That Metal Show’ Returns For Season 14! Watch The Premiere February 21st at 9/8C!

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Just when you thought you’d heard the last of them, the boys are coming back to VH1 Classic for the monumental 14th season of That Metal Show, starting Saturday, February 21st at a brand new time, 9/8C! That’s right, after a nearly year long hiatus, hosts Eddie Trunk, Jim Florentine and Don Jamieson will rise from the ashes like a chrome-plated phoenix to take their rightful place on the TMS sound stage in the heart of The Big Apple and welcome the biggest and most badass names from heavy metal and hard rock’s past, present and future! Read more…

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Classic Metal Album Covers Reimagined As Vintage Jazz Sleeves

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What happens when metal goes jazz? Well, for starters, the album covers need some tweaking. If you want to see what metal albums would look like as old school jazz sleeves, check out these re-imagined metal-turned-jazz album covers for Black Sabbath, Metallica, Slayer, and more, in a project by Rafa Melandi on Behance.

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AC/DC Announced To Headline Coachella Festival Alongside Jack White And Drake

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[Photo: Getty Images]


The band who once sang “It’s a long way to the top if you wanna rock ‘n’ roll” are proving once again that which doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger. Despite losing founding guitarist Malcolm Young and enduring the ongoing legal woes of drummer Phil Rudd this year, Australian hard rockers AC/DC continue to move from triumph to triumph. Their new album Rock or Bust went #1 worldwide and now the long running boogiemeisters have been announced as headliners of that hippest of all musical events, California’s Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival. Read more…