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Mastodon Takes American Idol Stage

American Idol takes on "Hard Rock" themed week with the addition of bearded rockers Mastodon, who will perform on Tuesday's (April 6) live show. Mastodon guitarist Brent Hinds was a guest on this mornings KIIS FM radio show "On-Air With Ryan Seacrest" where he told the Idol host: "We are obviously no stranger to Live Television, I mean we played Conan and Letterman before. So as bizarre as it sounds, this is some what familiar territory for us. Idol is a huge platform for our music to reach a whole new audience, and we definitely plan on bringing metal to the masses with this show."

In keeping with the "Hard Rock" theme for the show, Idols will go under the wing of mentor and KISS legend Gene Simmons. Contestants will be selecting heavy songs from Judas Priest to Iron Maiden, and taking advice from Simmons to perfect their "rock star" stage presence. American Idol airs Tuesday's at 8:00 PM ET, and Wednesday's at 9:00 PM ET on the FOX Network.

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Blindgreed1's avatar

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1. Blindgreed1 writes:

ANY respect I had for Mastodon just went right out the fvcking window... *Holds his hands up to the skye* Why god damn you? WHY!!!

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 11:24 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. DeathCrush writes:

Mastodon's career: Lost in OBLIVIOOOOOOOON

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 11:26 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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*Holds his hands up to the skye*


LMFAO. That's just classic, man. Nice.

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 11:30 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. CrockTheSky writes:

fVcK all u haterz! mastadon is the shhittt and who carez if they play american idol...just means they r takin over the music world!

u prolly dont like em just cuz they arent KVLT enough 4 u!

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 11:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Rob writes:

I hate April Fools

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 11:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Blindgreed1 writes:

^^^You're fvckin A right their not. Thy're on American Idol you stupid fvck. Not only are they not kvlt but now they're also gay.

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 11:42 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. yourmom666 writes:

you fools

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 11:43 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Southern Comfort writes:

If their appearance can attract more people into metal, why not? Just think about the number of people who watch American Idol...30 millions every week!

All Hail the Mighty Mastodon! \m/

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 11:44 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Karnage writes:

Haha there's only like 7 April Fools articles up. People still aren't getting it????

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 11:46 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Blindgreed1 writes:

I see DeatCrush is following me around like a little stalker now. Find someone else's coat tails to ride. Fvcking n00b.

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 11:53 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. metalfan653 writes:

This is a joke right??

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 11:53 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. DeathCrush writes:

Blindgreed: On the coattails of a deadman he'll ride, he'll ride :P

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 12:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Hammerheart writes:

I still respect Mastodon as musicians after this, but that's just low.

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 12:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. RTB writes:

Fahqn sellouts.....they make me sick....
What a news day....damn

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 12:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Blindgreed1 writes:

DeathCrush: I'm reporting you to DB. You just threatened me. Read the RULES of the site n00b. You're out of here poser.

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 12:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. DeathCrush writes:

^ I did not. You said coattails.... coattails of a dead man is primus song idiot! It was a pun...... who is the ignorant one about metal now?

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 12:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Blindgreed1 writes:

DeathCrush: Since when did primus become METAL??? LMFAO!!! I reported you to DB. Have fun in the unemployment line. Once he sees all of this he'll fire you. Maybe you should order a food box because I heard the unemployment checks for next month aren't comming n00b!!!

I'ma go chill for a while before I really lose it.

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 12:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. DeathCrush writes:

אתה חתיכת חרא של

Primus is f***ing metal! Check out their wikipedia and other sources. They're funk metal... stop talking to me and go bug someone else on another forum

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 12:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Blindgreed1 writes:

DeathCrush: Wikipedia!!! Classic n00b statement. Check it again later today and it will say that they are potugese folk music (I'm gonna change it right now). Oh and BTW, I'm going to have Wilco translate the jibberish you wrote above for me. If you've slandered me in any way I will sue.

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 12:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. deathbringer writes:

Hey BG1. Thanks for the email, but let's keep this private. If the bashing continues here, I'll be forced to ban you.

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 12:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Blindgreed1 writes:

DB: I can't believe you're taking his side on this DB... I've been here way longer than this poser and my knowledge is far more vast than his tiny pea brain can fathom. I'm trying to chill right now but he just keeps on pushing my buttons. Tell him to back off and then i'll back off.

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 1:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. metalmayhem writes:

Well, back to the topic at hand. Mastodon is coming off the best album they have released to date, massive amounts of touring, and their back catalog speaks for itself. They are playing on American Idol, so what? That doesn't make them "sell-outs". They'll be on another co-headlining tour with Slayer before you know it. Who knows, maybe someones mom who watches idol will dig them...

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 1:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. Blindgreed1 writes:

^^^There's NO WAY they'll ever redeem their immage after this. I've already given away my Mastodon collection to the American Idol chick in my office. I'm done with them and I withdraw everything I said about Crack the Skye prior to this news.

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 1:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. metalrox555 writes:

I hope they start a pit, I would love to see Simon knock a few little girls out in a Mastodon pit. :P

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 2:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. nouch writes:

April's Fool?

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 2:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. subl33t writes:

Blindgreed1 - I can't decide if you're actually a 6 year old having a tantrum or if you're taking April Fools day to a new level. Gave away all your Mastodon? Did you burn all your Pantera albums too when Dimebag died?

Primus is wicked awesome - but not metal.

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 3:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. (Spellbinder) writes:

^^^ o.o lol

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 4:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. Blindgreed1 writes:

SB: ;-)

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 4:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. thegoosegoblin writes:

April Fool's, right guys?...guys...? Uh....*nervously looks around*

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 4:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. mc writes:

Today is Thursday April 1st 2010. April Fools!

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 4:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. n0thinghead writes:

gene isn't gonna teach them anything about how to be a rockstar. he's just gonna show them out to suck ppl for their money.

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 6:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. Blindgreed1 writes:

To all of you who are not "in the know" my flame war with DeathCrush today was an April fools joke. Please know that I have the utmost respect for him as a writer on the MU staff and as the best kisser on DB's payroll. lol. I'm outta here!

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 6:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. deathfreak writes:

That made my day.

# Apr 1, 2010 @ 10:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. Retard writes:

April Fools!

# Apr 2, 2010 @ 4:11 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. gripper writes:

this is a good one
you got me
i actually thought to myself how am i going to go to their show next month when they are selling out on prime time tv next week
then i read post 1 and realized it was April Fools

# Apr 2, 2010 @ 10:09 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. hatebreeder writes:

what the f**k are these guyz tryin' 2 prove in the Idol.

# Apr 2, 2010 @ 3:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. MetalDrummer666 writes:

I saw Mastodon play in LA, and it kicked ass. I can't imagine them on Idol. Haha, playing songs like Blood and Thunder, starting a pit

# Apr 2, 2010 @ 11:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. THRASH TI'LL DEATH writes:

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA offcorce this is a joke. HAHA but still want them to rape the f***en amarican idol stage HAIL MASTODON!!!

# Apr 5, 2010 @ 10:19 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. DM725 writes:

There are a lot of stupid people that post comments on this site....

# Apr 11, 2010 @ 2:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. Jake.Shall.Perish writes:

MASTODON WILL RAPE THAT fa**ot SIMON COWELL

# Apr 17, 2010 @ 6:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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