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A Timeline Of Opening Acts Who Became Bigger Than The Headliner

openers_headliners_artConcert opening acts tend to be a hit or miss. Sometimes, they’re awesome and succeed admirably in pumping up the crowd. Other times, they’re ear-screeching filler for the band you shelled out $200 to see. More often than not, opening acts — good or bad — never reach the fame of their headliners. (Remember Britney Spears’ 2004 tour opener Skye Sweetnam? Neither do we.) But sometimes they do, and that’s when it gets interesting.

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8 Classic Big-Screen Hard Rock + Heavy Metal Concert Movies

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Before MTV, before VHS tapes, before DVDs, and way, way, way before YouTube, the only way for fans to see hard rock and heavy metal bands in concert was just that—in concert. For those who couldn’t make it to live shows, a handful of late-night TV programs offered respites, most prominently ABC in Concert, The Midnight Special, and Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert. Then there was the concert movie.

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10 Heavy Metal And Hard Rock Albums That Are Hated By Fans Of The Band

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Everybody missteps sometimes, even the mightiest overlords of heavy metal sound and fury.

In fact, for a metal band (or any band, really) to truly attain legend status, it seems as though they’ve got to experience one colossal blunder, be it a major performance gone wrong (Guns N’ Roses’ 1991 St. Louis Riverport Riot), a mortifying music video (Billy Squier’s “Rock Me Tonite”), or, toughest of all to take, an eagerly anticipated album that hits listeners in every wrong way possible.

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The Most Metal Fan Tattoos In The History Of Metal

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It’s almost Metal Month so we’re bringing attention to metal fan steez: long hair don’t care, tongues out and badass tattoos. Die hard fans show their commitment to metal by branding themselves with their favorite band. Check out the gnarliest metal tattoos in the history of metal and maybe one will inspire you to get a Slayer tramp stamp too.

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