Author Archives: Elise Yablon

Twisted Sister to be inducted into Metal Hall Of Fame

Posted by on November 23, 2022

  Twisted Sister has been announced as the first inductee in the 2023 class of the Metal Hall Of Fame.  The band’s original line-up of frontman Dee Snider, guitarist Jay Jay French, guitarist Eddie Ojeda, bassist Mark Mendoza and drummer A.J. Pero will be honored at the organization’s sixth annual charity gala at The Canyon […]

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Avenged Sevenfold’s M. Shadows comments on Ticketmaster’s dynamic pricing model

Posted by on November 21, 2022

There has been a lot of buzz lately about Ticketmaster and how much discretion they have when it comes to ticket prices.  Things came to a head earlier last week when demand for tickets to Taylor Swift’s highly sought-after ‘Eras Tour’ led to the site crashing during pre-sale. Roughly 2.4 million people purchased tickets for […]

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Former members of Every Time I Die hit studio together to record new music

Posted by on November 16, 2022

  It has been less than a year since Buffalo, NY metalcore band Every Time I Die broke up. However, a handful of the band’s former members are already getting back together to record new music.  On Tuesday (15), guitarist Jordan Buckley posted videos from GCR Audio, a recording studio in Buffalo, NY, where he, […]

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Watch video of virtual Ozzfest performances from Ozzy Osbourne, Motorhead & more

Posted by on November 15, 2022

  Ozzfest made its return this weekend, although not as you would remember.  For its first jaunt since 2018, the metal festival went virtual as part of the larger Decentraland Metaverse Music Festival from November 10-13.  Ozzfest brought together a handful of metal and hard rock heavyweights this year, including Ozzy Osbourne himself, Megadeth, Motorhead, […]

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Silent Planet Involved in Van Accident, Miss Salt Lake City Show

Posted by on November 4, 2022

  California metalcore band Silent Planet were involved in a van accident in the wee hours of Thursday (11/3) morning.  Heading from Wyoming to Salt Lake City, Utah on their way to their next tour stop, the band’s van hit a patch of ice and rolled over in the snow. All members survived the wreck, […]

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Five Finger Death Punch’s Ivan Moody backtracks, not retiring from metal

Posted by on October 27, 2022

  Five Finger Death Punch frontman Ivan Moody is walking back his surprise retirement announcement.  In a series of Instagram Live videos totaling more than two-and-a-half hours (which was compiled into one video here), Moody expressed his feelings and reversed his decision, claiming that he is not retiring because metal is all he knows.  Moody […]

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Fighter plane prop malfunctions during Iron Maiden concert

Posted by on October 19, 2022

  When shows are live, things don’t always go as planned. Such is what happened at a recent Iron Maiden show when a large prop fighter plane malfunctioned.  During the Worcester, MA stop of Iron Maiden’s 2022 Legacy Of The Beast World tour on October 17, the near-life size Supermarine Spitire replica prop that usually […]

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As I Lay Dying’s Tim Lambesis says he ‘lost way’ in decision to hire hitman to kill ex-wife

Posted by on October 18, 2022

  As I Lay Dying singer Tim Lambesis has opened up about the “dark time” in his life when he ordered a hitman to murder his ex-wife.  In a new interview with Suicide Silence guitarist Chris Garza’s ‘The Garza Podcast,’ Lambesis discussed what happened in his mind that led to the 2013 incident.  “My thinking […]

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Iced Earth’s Jon Schaffer Dodging Distric of Columbia Attorneys

Posted by on October 4, 2022

  Iced Earth guitarist Jon Schaffer has seemingly gone M.I.A.  According to The Republic, the District Of Columbia has been sending process servers and private investigators to inform him of the lawsuit filed regarding his actions at the Capitol on January 6, 2021 to no avail. There have reportedly been at least 25 attempts at seven […]

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Five unforgettable moments from the first Taylor Hawkins Tribute Show

Posted by on September 7, 2022

  On Saturday, September 3, the Foo Fighters held the first of two shows in tribute to their late drummer Taylor Hawkins.  Streamed live by MTV and Paramount+ with an abridged special airing on MTV, the star-studded event at London, UK’s Wembley Stadium brought together friends, family, fans and mentors to pay homage to Hawkins […]

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