The Best Selling Albums from 1969 through 2019

This fascinating video from Artefaktor Radio shows in striking visual form the top ten selling albums (in the U.S., presumably) at any given time between 1969 and 2019, updated from year to year as the video progresses. From Beatle-mania and Elvis Presley through disco, ’80s pop, ’90s grunge, ’00s boy bands up through today, the video offers a window into the culture of each era through the lens of music. Some hard rock and metal bands to make an appearance include Metallica, AC/DC, Guns N’ Roses, Nirvana and Bon Jovi.…

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Motley Crüe 2020 Reunion Tour Rumors Persist

Despite the band going to great lengths to convince everyone their touring days ended in 2015 — including signing a “cessation of touring” contract in public — the rumor mill is churning that Motley Crüe will reunite in 2020 for a summer tour. Last month, Radar Online reported that the band had been offered $150 million by Live Nation to reunite for a tour under the condition that singer Vince Neil lose 40 pounds and get treatment for substance abuse. The same report indicated that Neil and Tommy Lee were at odds with one another over who…

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Watch Dethklok Perform Live for the First Time in Five Years

Dethklok headlined this year’s Adult Swim Festival, which took place this Friday and Saturday at Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles. Iron Reagan and Inter Arma also appeared at the fest amongst non-metal acts such as Jamie xx, Vince Staples, Geto Boys and Young Thug and others. Ghost Cult Mag reports that the band, who performed without bassist Bryan Beller for their first show since 2014, played 19 songs included hits, deep cuts and two tracks that had never been performed live before. You can watch fan-filmed footage below.…

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Video: Chris Adler Performs Lamb of God and Megadeth Songs Live

Chris Adler is currently in India for a series of drum clinics and live appearances dubbed The Chris Adler Experience. The shows see him perform on stage with “the top crop of the country’s musicians belting out the most famous Lamb of God [and] Megadeth material.” Fan-filmed footage of the show on Thursday, November 14 at Gilly’s Redefined in Bangalore has now made its way online, including performances of Lamb of God’s “Redneck” and “Walk With Me in Hell” as well as Megadeth’s “Holy Wars… The Punishment is Due.” Watch…

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Judas Priest Featured in State Farm Commercial Alongside NFL Star Aaron Rodgers

Judas Priest’s “Breaking the Law” appeared in a TV commercial for insurance company State Farm this week featuring the company’s longtime mascot, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. The spot, which pushes State Farm’s safe driving app, depicts Rodgers racking up insurance savings for being a safe driver despite revving up the engine while the Priest tune cranks in the car. Check it out below. Judas Priest will open all dates of Ozzy Osbourne’s 2020 tour of the U.K. and Europe; dates and tickets here. [embedded content]

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Thall! Vildhjarta Resurface with New Track and Album Announcement

After nine long years, Vildhjarta have finally broken their silence and dropped a new song, “Den Helige Anden”, and it came with the news of a 2020 album, Kaos 2. The band spent recent years shrouded in mystery, only appearing once earlier this year to drop 90 seconds of music and then vanish again — until now. “Den Helige Anden” is a completely catastrophic mixture of metal elements all smashed together into one powerful track. It exists somewhere beyond the realms of traditional genres, in a place where music is tangled together…

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Born of Osiris’s Lee McKinney Wrote This Song For Drumception 2019!

Drumception 2019 is officially here, and it’s not too late to enter! Write a song using the provided Toontrack drum track here, and submit it to win some amazing prizes from Toontrack and Orange Amps! And to help show you what amazing songs are possible, we’ve teamed up with some of our favorite guitarists out there on the metal scene today — and this time it’s none other than Lee McKinney of Born of Osiris! The song that Lee came up with for Drumception 2019 is sure to please those who are familiar…

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The Shitty DMs Women in Punk and Metal Receive from Men

Men, listen up: don’t be creepy, disgusting sacks of shit to the women in the metal scene. In person or online. They do not except solely for your boners. It’s really simple! Women in the scene aren’t making it up when they say the shit they have to deal with from men on a daily basis is horrifying, so punk rockers The Bombpops have decided to prove it by airing it out publicly, compiling a quick video in which frontwomen Poll Van Dam and Jen Razavi read aloud some of…

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Black Veil Brides and Bassist Ashley Purdy “Have Mutually Agreed to Part Ways”

It’s hard to keep track of the members of Black Veil Brides, because they all look and dress alike, but I think I know which was Ashley Purdy is… he’s the dude with black hair, right? Well whichever one he was, he played bass and he’s not in the band anymore, according to this tweet: “Black Veil Brides and Ashley Purdy have mutually agreed to part ways. We have enjoyed a wonderful run together and both parties wish one another continued success moving forward.” Things get interesting is a phrase…

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