Category Archives: Legacies

Metallica’s ‘Master of Puppets’ named to National Recording Registry

Posted by on March 23, 2016

When you think of the Library of Congress, you probably think of an actual library, musty, and full of relics. However, every year, they add 25 recordings to their National Recording Registry. This year, there’s a somewhat unlikely addition to the Library: Metallica’s 1986 magnum opus Master of Puppets. Here’s what’s a little unlikely about it: […]

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There might be a statue of Danzig riding a dragon in Austin, TX

Posted by on June 5, 2014

Philadelphia has a Rocky statue, Detroit is soon to have a Robocop statue, and Austin might be getting a….Danzig statue? Yup. There’s a part of the city council in Austin called the Austin Music Commission, and in their meeting on June 2nd, there was a proposal to erect a statue of Glenn Danzig on the […]

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The Ultimate Warrior had metal ties

Posted by on April 9, 2014

The wrestling world is reeling from the sudden passing yesterday of James Brian Hellwig, better known as The Ultimate Warrior. He was 54. And perhaps more than any other wrestler (okay, maybe Chris Jericho), he had ties to metal. The 2 time WWF Intercontinental Champion and WWF Championship winner retired from wrestling in 1999, but […]

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Devildriver, Shadows Fall, Richard Christy & more detail ‘Spinal Tap’ moments

Posted by on March 2, 2014

Note: On this date in 1984, This is Spinal Tap was released. The mock documentary about a metal band on the downslope of it’s career is required viewing for any band, and still holds up today. November 11th, 2011 was “National Metal Day,” and this is a column we first ran back then. Happy 30th Annicrsary, […]

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Shirley Temple’s daughter was in the Melvins [updated]

Posted by on February 11, 2014

Today the world is mourning  the loss of former child star Shirley Temple Black. More than just a drink with no alcohol in it, Shirley Temple helped America out of the Depression in the ’30s, appearing in over 20 films as a tap dancing moppet. It turns out, however, that her daughter Lori spent some […]

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