Getting fired is always horrible, but it’s especially bad when you’re getting sacked from a rock band. We’ve already told you about bad boys who got the boot from their world famous groups, and dudes who were kicked out just when the band about to break big onto the world stage. But those horror stories pale in comparison to these brutal band dismissals!
In case you haven’t heard, the only show on television about all things heavy metal and hard rock has returned to New York City! That’s right, That Metal Show is back on VH1 Classic and all is right again in the world. This Saturday it’s a trash metal bass summit as 4-string wranglers Dave Ellefson from Megadeth and Frank Bello from Anthrax sit down with the boys and if that isn’t cool enough Guns N’ Roses guitar maniac Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal is this week’s special musical guest. Check out photos from this week’s shoot and don’t forget to tune in to VH1 Classic every Saturday night at 11/10C for the latest TMS episodes!
Like the great poet Neil Sedaka once said, breaking up is hard to do. It’s bad enough with couples in love, but when a band splits up, everyone suffers. Sure there’s always some solo stuff to look forward to, but it’s always lame (let’s be honest). The magical blend of your now-defunct favorite band is gone forever…and it’s hard, man!
The classic adage about rock star excess is “sex, drugs and rock n’ roll.” Let’s be honest though, that just scratches the surface of the lifestyle. There’s so much more between the lines. And although all rock stars partake in “the life” to some degree, some take it to a whole ‘nother level. These folks are legends and rock icons. The people who are about as famous for their behavior as their music. Rock n’ roll is in their blood (along with all sorts of other chemicals and toxins). It’s not forced; it’s just who they are. They DO take everything to the extreme. They DO get arrested and start fights for completely ridiculous reasons. They DO have residencies at rehab facilities. They DO have wild stories that seem to be myths. And maybe they are, but who cares? From Lemmy to Ozzy to Danzig, here’s a list of heavy metal and hard rock’s 10 biggest badasses of all time. The girls want them and the guys want to be them. Oh, some girls want to be them too (exhibit A: Wendy O. Williams).
Calling all fans of That Metal Show! In honor of the show’s upcoming 13th season on VH1 Classic, which starts Saturday January 18th, we want to see pictures of you rocking your TMS shirts! Read more…
In less than 2 months That Metal Show will make its return to VH1 Classic and its birthplace of New York City. To get you in the mood we’ve gotten our hands on some awesome backstage extras from past seasons and will be rolling them out each week leading up to the TMS Season 13 premiere on January 18th. This week see what happens when the boys exchange beauty tips with Season 7 guests Chris Jericho, of wrestling and Fozzy fame, and former Guns N’ Roses and current Walking Papers bassist Duff McKagan. As you can expect much ball-busting ensues. Read more…
Keith Richards’ Wailing Guitar
John Lennon’s murder by a fan fresh in his mind, The Rolling Stones resident outlaw wasn’t having it when a fan jumped on stage. Thankfully Fender Telecasters are among the more durable guitars on the market.
Axl Rose Attacks Fan, Starts Riot
The mighty mouth of Guns N’ Roses is known for his mercurial temperament and this night really, really did not want having his picture taken. The ensuing melee led to a massive riot for which Rose was later arrested but not convicted for inciting.
Today, fellow headbangers, is National Metal Day! We’ve already thrown our devil horns, revisited America’s Hard 100, and cringed along with the 11 most un-metal metal songs of all-time. Now, however, we ask the eternal question: Who’s got the more metal shriek, Axl Rose or … a screaming goat?!?
Having a hit song has got to be pretty great, right? At least until you have to play this hit song over and over and over -ad nauseam- for the rest of your natural life. We can see how you might get kinda tired of it, and eventually grow to hate the very tune that made you famous. Don’t believe us? Just ask these 20 rock stars!
Many rock stars spend a lot of time in the recording studio. It’s like a second home where they have complete control to turn their artistic vision into reality. But all work and no play makes for dull musicians, so it makes sense that sometimes the party spills over into the live room floor! Rock ‘n’ roll is filled with debaucherous myths and urban legends, many of which take place while the red recording light is on and the tapes are rolling. The craziest part? A lot of them are true! Read on to read our very favorite tales of rock stars gettin’ it on while laying it down! Some of these exploits are totally true. Listen to the records for proof! Other stories, well…details are a little more sketchy. But myth or fact, they’re still entertaining! Head down below for lots more…