9 Beatles Songs That Clearly Influenced Heavy Metal

by (@JordanRuntagh)

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It’s difficult to find an area of music that the Beatles didn’t influence, but their contribution to the progression of heavy metal is often overlooked. Perhaps best remembered for their psychedelic art-rock and flawless pop singles, the Fab Four could certainly let their hair down and fire off some headbangers, inspiring metal architects like Ozzy Osbourne and Gene Simmons. Plus their pioneering work with distortion, feedback, unorthodox lyrical topics, and death metal roars helped provide the building blocks of the genre.

So without further ado, in chronological order, here are nine Beatles songs that clearly helped pave the road to heavy metal.

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TV Party Tonight: Top 10 Hard Rock + Heavy Metal Songs Inspired by TV Shows

by (@McBeardo)

tv-shows-mainBlack Flag’s signature 1984 anthem “TV Party” is rock’s ultimate send-up of boob addiction, built around a chorus of all-too-familiar universal truth: “We’ve got nothin’ better to do/Than watch TV and have a couple of brews/Don’t talk about anything else/We don’t want to know/We’re dedicated to our favorite shows!”
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‘That After Show’ With TMS Guests Zakk Wylde, Kerry King + Lzzy Hale

by (@JordanRuntagh)

This year on That Metal Show we’re doing things a little differently and thinking up exciting new ways to bring you the best coverage of all things heavy metal and hard rock. One of those things is That After Show, where we keep the cameras rolling after the regular broadcast is over and let the TMS boys and their guests talk about, well, whatever the f-ck they want to talk about. This week hear Zakk WyldeKerry King, and Lzzy Hale sound off about their life in music.

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Maple the Dog Has A Love/Hate Relationship With Sam Smith

by (@monsieurhodge)

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Who would of thought that the most popular music critic would be a canine? Maple the Dog is blowing up on Vine due to her viral videos of playing acoustic instruments with her owner. Not only can she play instruments well, she also critiques music. The adorable golden retriever is pretty thorough, especially when it comes to Sam Smith. It’s a love/hate relationship. See for yourself in the Vines below.

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Madonna, Jimmy Fallon & The Roots Perform “Holiday” With Classroom Instruments

by (@monsieurhodge)

Madonna made her way to The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon Friday night and it was nothing less than memorable. From doing stand-up comedy to sharing Beastie Boys make out sessions, but the biggest highlight came when she, Fallon, and The Roots performed her classic hit “Holiday” with classroom instruments. It’s as great as it sounds. Watch above.

Top 20 Countdown: Host Moujan Zolfaghari Gives New Meaning To Pitbull Lyrics

by (@hernameislex)

Pitbull‘s lyrics are corny to some and inspirational to many, including writer, director, and producer Moujan Zolfaghari. Zolfaghari is taking some of the rapper’s most popular lyrics and shedding a philosophical light on them this week on Top 20 Countdown. Who knew Mr. Worldwide could sound so sage?

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Let These Rappers In Pastel Be Your Spring Style Inspiration

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-By Ariel Morriar

Spring has finally sprung and it’s time to start shedding off that gloomy winter wardrobe and replacing it with more soft and bright colors—like pastels!

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Louie-Palooza: 11 Killer Covers for International “Louie Louie” Day

by (@McBeardo)

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“It is the best of songs, it is the worst of songs,” writes rock journalist Dave Marsh in his indispensible 2004 tome Louie Louie: The History and Mythology of the World’s Most Famous Rock ’n Roll Song. Marsh’s assessment is spot-on, of course, and on April 11—a date registered with and recognized by the National Special Events Registry and Chase’s Calendar of Events as officially being International “Louie Louie” Day—let us celebrate rock’s ultimate alpha-and-omega party anthem properly.
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