Author Archives: Bram Teitelman

Ozzy bursts blood vessel in eye

Posted by on January 25, 2019

Its not easy being Ozzy. The iconic vocalist has been battling his demons since before many of us were even born, but the Prince of Darkness was recently felled by something else entirely – a cough. Ozzy, who’ll be kicking off another leg of his “No More Tours 2” tour at the end of the […]

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Holy Shit – Mike Patton is singing the National Anthem tomorrow at the Rams/Cowboys game!

Posted by on January 11, 2019

We were just closing down shop for the weekend at Metal Insider when we got some late breaking news that is a phenomenal way to kick off your Friday afternoon/night – Mike Patton will be singing the National Anthem at tomorrow’s Rams/Cowboys NFC finals game! The Faith No More/Dead Cross/Tomahawk/everything-else-cool vocalist has one of the […]

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Wendys savagely flame broils metalcore bands on social media

Posted by on January 5, 2019

Giving an identity to a corporate brand can be a risky venture. What a marketing intern thinks is a brilliant idea while scheduling posts could be an ill-advised fail all around. However, Wendys has pretty much owned the space, trolling other fast food rivals and with one notable exception, doing it well. That’s why when […]

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Metal Insider’s Bram Teitelman’s Top 10 Metal Albums of 2018

Posted by on December 21, 2018

    2018 was a hell of year. As a handful of you might have noticed, I’ve been doing a lot less writing for Metal Insider, mainly because I left my job at The Syndicate, MI’s parent company. Don’t worry, this site still has a place in my heart and I’ll never completely stop contributing […]

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Cannibal Corpse guitarist arrested for burglary, assault as his house burns

Posted by on December 11, 2018

Well, this has been a pretty strange and shocking year, and here’s a story to make it even stranger and more shocking. Cannibal Corpse guitarist Pat O’Brien is being held without bond after being charged with burglary and charging at officers with a knife. This happened while firefighters were battling a blaze at his home […]

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Nickelback get a Deadpool defense

Posted by on December 10, 2018

    One of the most popular punching bags in music for the last decade or so has been Nickelback. Be it their formulaic music, their heritage (Canadian), Chad Kroeger’s goatee or just the fact that they’re a inexplicably popular as they are insultingly comparing them to something else deemed not good is a bottom […]

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Clutch cancels show after Neil Fallon passes out

Posted by on October 27, 2018

Clutch are in the middle of their tour with Sevendust and Tyler Bryant and the Shakedown, and tonight, they should have been playing the second of two sold-out shows at New York’s Irving Plaza. However, they’ve been forced to cancel after Neil Fallon passed out while walking earlier today. While in Secaucus, NJ, the band’s […]

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Guitarist Todd Youth has passed away

Posted by on October 27, 2018

According to multiple reports, Todd Youth, who’s played in Warzone, Agnostic Front, Danzig, D-Generation and Fireburn, has died. He was 47. No cause of death has been named, but Youth’s Fireburn bandmate Ras Israel Joseph (formerly of Bad Brains)I broke the news on his Facebook page: On the passing of my friend, and my Brother […]

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Ryan Adams: Melvins led to Mandy Moore divorce

Posted by on October 12, 2018

Many in the indie rock world are familiar with Ryan Adams. The New York singer-songwriter who apparently got The Strokes into heroin was married to actress and former pop star Mandy Moore from 2009 to 2015. And while the most popular album Adams has had in years was a song for song cover of Taylor Swift’s 1989 […]

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Remembering Nick John

Posted by on September 14, 2018

I was in Austria when I got the news that Nick John had succumbed to pancreatic cancer. Standing by a farmhouse on a mountain in Eisenerz surrounded by co-workers for a celebratory event, I was instantly taken out of the moment and back to the multiple memories I had of Mastodon and Gojira’s manager. While […]

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