Category Archives: Shady Business

Veil of Maya’s Van And Trailer Stolen

Posted by on April 1, 2011

Touring’s a bitch. If the nonstop driving and wear and tear of being in a van with four or five guys for 18 hours a day isn’t enough, there’s shady promoters,  nights blending into days, and the possibility of getting into an accident as a result of those nights blending into days. Add to that, […]

Read more

Female Death Metal Vocalist Is NYC’s “Cat Burglar”

Posted by on August 26, 2010

Heard of NYC death metal band Divine Infamy? You will soon. Their vocalist, Purgatory (or Shanna Spalding), has just been arrested for several robberies, one of which was done while she was wearing a cat mask. She was arrested in Manhattan yesterday after walking into a store in SoHo with a gun and demanding cash […]

Read more

Rage Against The Arizona State Legislature

Posted by on May 27, 2010

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that Arizona has passed a bill that essentially legalizes racial profiling. There are people for and against it, and obviously on the entertainment side, many are against it. Among them is Rage Against the Machine frontman Zack De La Rocha, He started an organization called The […]

Read more

Blog Post Details How Labels Shaft Bands

Posted by on December 4, 2009

Too Much Joy weren’t metal, but anyone in a band looking for a major label deal needs to read this now. The band, who broke up in 1999, put out three records through Warner Bros., and never really caught on, but that’s beside the point. In an amazing and sobering blog post, the band’s Timothy […]

Read more

Guitar Center Subject Of Class Action Lawsuit

Posted by on September 24, 2009

Hey musicians, did you buy a guitar from musical instrument giant Guitar Center between 2005 and 2007? If so, you might be eligible for a settlement. A class action lawsuit has been filed against both Guitar Center and the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM), claiming that the two conspired to fix pricing on fretted instruments including […]

Read more