As we close the books on the first Friday of 2014, we thought it might be fun to take a look back at the biggest stories on Metal Insider that ran in 2013. Sure, some of them are closely related to each other, others are huge and exclusive stories, others are gossipy and others, well, we can’t quite figure out why you liked them. But thanks for your support. Without dragging this out any more, these are the top 20 most-viewed stories of 2013.
20) Bring Me The Horizon Signs To RCA (which actually only happened in the UK. They’re still on Epitaph here.
19) Mysterious New Guns N’ Roses Song Leaked Online
18) No, Paul Walker’s Baby Mama Isn’t Iron Maiden Drummer’s Wife (pretty self-explanatory there)
17) Behemoth, Lamb of God get rad new bikes
16) Bring Me the Horizon, Of Mice & Men to Tour in 2014
15) Deftones bassist Chi Cheng Passes Away
14) Exclusive: Necrophobic Vocalist Sentenced To Prison For Spousal/Child Abuse (he later got fired)
13) Music Industry Groups Reach Royalty Deal Regarding Digital and Cellular Services
12) Iron Maiden Announces Mini US Tour With Megadeth, One Show To Include Anthrax, Testament, Overkill and Sabaton
11) New Tool Album Might be Progressing, But Fans Need to Read More Carefully
10) Relapse Records Director of Sales Pat Egan Passes Away
9) Metal Insider’s Top 5: Bands Who Released Three Great Albums In A Row
8) Are Slayer Bailing On Jeff Hanneman
7) Radio Station Forehead Tattoo Proves To Be A Bad Idea (thanks Reddit!)
6) Mike Mangini on New Dream Theater Album: “I Knew When To Be Quiet And When To Offer Something”
5) And the Winners Of The Revolver Golden Gods Awards 2013 Are…
4) Dave Grohl Revealed As Ghost B.C. Drummer (April Fools… or was it?!)
3) Westboro Baptist Church To Picket Jeff Hanneman’s Funeral?
2) Ghost Frontman’s Identity Revealed?
1) Vista Chino Drummer Brant Bjork’s Top 5: Stoner Rock and Metal Bands
Tags: Anthrax, Behemoth, Best of 2013, Bring Me the Horizon, Chi Cheng, Dave Grohl, Deftones, Dream Theater, Ghost, Golden Gods, Guns N' Roses, Iron Maiden, Jeff Hanneman, Lamb of God, Megadeth, Mike Mangini, Necrophobic, Nicko McBrain, Of Mice & Men, Overkill, Pat Egan, Paul Walker, Relapse Records, Revolver, Sabaton, Slayer, Testament, Tool, Vista Chino
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