Archive: Just For Funs
Pop artists seem to love covering metal's classic tracks. Celine Dion, Shakira and Madonna have done it and now you can add Adam Lambert (American Idol season 8 runner-up) to that list. During an October 17, 2010 tour stop in Auckland, New Zealand Adam Lambert busted out Metallica's biggest hit "Enter Sandman." Surprisingly, the crowd knew the words. You can view the video below:
Here's another video with slightly better sound quality, as tipped by commenter 21stCentury:
"Hardcore Dancing How-To" videos - usually mocking the hardcore dancing moves - have become quite common in recent years. But Metal Injection shares one of the best I've seen in recent memory, set to Salt The Wound's "The Conformist."
Frontman Oderus Urungus has offered advice on how to survive a Gwar show, according to Calgary's Metro. Here are a few excerpts from the article:
“The best way to survive one of our shows is probably to just not go,” warns Oderus Urungus, front-thing for heavy metal space mutants Gwar, the self-proclaimed, “most titanic, apocalyptic, loudest, smelliest and disgusting rock 'n' roll band in history.”
What To Wear:
It all depends on your desired outcome. Want to be a target for mayhem? Stuck for a last-minute Halloween costume? Wear something crisply white and head for centre stage. With their endless dousing of carnage, you're sure to come out making Regan MacNeil from The Exorcist look like the “After” side of a detergent commercial.
What To Bring:
A healthy sense of humour (political incorrectness is a plus for reasons we can't divulge), a strong stomach and a change of clothes. And earplugs.
What Not To Say:
How many times you've seen them. At least not to the band, as Urungus takes it as an affront, thinking the band kills the entire crowd nightly. When fans claim attending multiple shows he cries, “How the hell did that happen? I thought we killed everybody.” Alternately, avoid comparing Gwar to other costumed rock bands (Lordi, Mushroomhead or even KISS) to fans. That might get you impaled for real.
What To Do:
Again, it hinges on your intended experience. Step up front for an interactive encounter including stage diving, moshing, curse-laden taunting from Urungus and refreshing gore sprayed constantly. For the voyeur, stay well back and enjoy the massacre of various puppets/papier-mâché creations.
Read the full article at Metro.
Comedian Gilbert Gottfried has joined forces with Victory Records and VicTorV to lead the label's current anti-piracy campaign. The first initiative in this partnership comes in the form of this video:
Here is an interesting audition video for the Portuguese version of American Idol, known as "Ídolos." The video features a Trvium fan who gives the band's "Ember To Inferno" song a try after his first attempt at a pop song doesn't go to well. "Ember To Inferno" begins at around the 30 second mark.
You can view the audition clip below:
When the "death metal rooster" video started making its way around the internet, I wasn't that impressed. But the original version was not set to any music. I just recently ran into this version, which does the rooster more justice (music by Talanas):
Here's the original just for the hell of it:
Facebook reader Victoria Willis also tipped us off to "Death Metal Rooster Redux" and "Death Metal Rooster Berserk," which are both full of win and viewable below: More...
Ozzy Osbourne has posted a sneak peek of one of the TV and movie spoofs from his new live concert intro film in support of his new album, "Scream." Check out Ozzy's spoof of Jersey Shore below:
Epic faceplants make great stories, but seeing one captured on video is priceless. This faceplant might be a little short of epic, but if funny nonetheless:
Someone has decided to mash up dancing for Jesus with Slayer's "Angel of Death" to fantastic results. Check out the video below.
And here's a bonus video of "Jesus Saves"
While this skit has been online for a few years, it's too good to pass up sharing with you all. Check out the video below for a lounge music arrangement using the actual words of the Cannibal Corpse song "Rancid Amputation."
A video that clocks in at just over one minute in length was recently posted online that gives everyone ten really good reasons why metal is a bad thing. Of course, as soon as this video was unearthed, thousands upon thousands of metal fans immediately renounced their love of the genre... but enough of the sarcasm, if you can withstand horrible music, bad spelling and grammar, a bright pink background, an almost self-parodying username and awful "logic," then check out the video below to understand what's so bad about metal. More...
In light of Ozzy's new album "Scream" out June 22nd, Ozzy decided to have some fun and make people scream by scaring unsuspecting tourists at the wax museum, Madame Tussauds New York in Times Square. Check it out below.
A video clip has been posted online with Carnifex, Arsis, Misery Index, Fear Factory, and Revocation all trying to explain exactly where babies come from during the California Metal Fest. The footage can be viewed below.
In the Mother's Day 2010 edition of Saturday Night Live, Betty White (Golden Girls) did something no one would ever guess. After the entire cast sang "Thank You For Being A Friend" to her, she got up and did her own death metal version of the song. Check out the skit below, courtesy of Metal Injection.
SNL has been doing a lot of metal-themed sketches lately. You can check more of them out here.
The Central Iowa City View website has posted a story online about 25 people who aren't running for governor of Iowa but should be. Somehow Shawn "Clown" Crahan of Slipknot made the list. An excerpt from the article can be viewed below.
Shawn Crahan, one of the Slipknot guys, loves his native state and has lots of ideas on how to attract young people. (He’s 40.) He’s smart, thoughtful and creative, and he understands the Iowa culture — and what’s right and what’s wrong about it. He’d be an exciting leader. Who wouldn’t want to boast that the governor has a band called Dirty Little Rabbits. Besides, when dealing with the Legislature, he simply could put on his clown mask — so he could fit right in.
Read the full article at City View.
There are all sorts of topics and themes for heavy metal, but food metal has got to be a new one. Check out these two songs, "O Banana" and "Fries" below.
Metalheads generally hate hardcore dancing, so I thought this video would be a good one to share, as it breaks it down into a mock how-to video:
The 70-year-old Oscar nominee, who is soon reprising his role as Gandalf for the two-part “Lord of the Rings” prequel “The Hobbit,” said, "I'm not up with all the latest music and I don't have an iPod and I don't know how they work.
"But I do like… music and am utterly devoted to it.” More...
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Two of metal's prettiest guitarists since the 80's, Herman Li of Dragonforce and Alexi Laiho of Children of Bodom, have teamed up to form a supergroup of sorts; the world's prettiest metal band. The yet-named side project is expected to feature Laiho on vocals and the twin guitar assault like no other. Kevin Talley has been recruited for recording the drums until a permanent drummer can be found.
While Dragonforce was regrouping from the recent departure of their vocalist ZP Theart, Herman Li contacted Laiho with the proposal to work together. "He's a fantastic guitarist and frontman," said Li of Laiho. "And he has fabulous hair," he continued. "It's absolutely divine!"
While the band plans to remain fast and heavy as hell, they may usher in resurgence of hair metal on looks alone. "My goal is to fill stadiums with hot, young women once again," commented Laiho.
As soon as word of this new project got out, Steel Panther reportedly had challenged the band to a "battle of the sexes." (Ed. huh? Sexes? Sexiest?) Stay tuned for more details on this supergroup and the impending battle for some emasculating title (tbd).
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Shock rocker turned movie director Rob Zombie caused a stir in Hollywood today after he announced that his next movie will be a blaxploitation film. Defying the critics, Zombie stated, "It's no secret that I love pretty much everything from the 1970s and after doing a few horrors in the vein of those times, I felt it was time to expand my horizons. The 1970s Blaxploitation films are considered some of the decades real classics by underground film fans such as myself and I want to introduce the genre to a new generation."
The movie, reportedly entitled, "Black Zombie," is said to have a story revolving around a pimp named Slick Back and his best friend, a blind barber simply known as "Spot." One day while walking past a Chinese restaraunt, Slick Back discovers the ancient "Hong Kong Book Of Kung Fu" and trains himself to a near perfect understanding of the martial art. However, while Slick Back is training and Spot is trying to discover why he keeps accidentally cutting peoples ears off, an evil corporation led by it's President Crackor S. Honkey, is planning to demolish the local hospital for disabled children and replace it with a ballroom dancing school. No further details have been revealed as of yet, though it's expected Zombie's wife Sheri Moon Zombie will appear in the film.
However, Rob Zombie has vehemently denied that the film will contain any traces of comedy, stating, "I learned my lesson from the El Superbeasto movie."
You can expect, "The Itus" to hit the screens around December but in the meantime, a trailer for the movie can be seen at this location.
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