Tag Archives: Chris Brown

Heavy metal’s validity through appropriation

Posted by on October 25, 2016

Heavy metal is in fashion. In case you haven’t already noticed it in the streets, there’s plenty of coverage out there in the metal blogosphere. If you followed all those links then you’ll know the subject of heavy music aesthetics being co-opted by mainstream fashion is well established and I’m not interested in beating a […]

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Mortician logo ripped off by fashion company

Posted by on March 21, 2016

Society has always seen metalheads’ imagery as shocking or aggressive looking as you probably noticed from that elderly couple when they gave you nasty looks at the mall for wearing that Putrid Pile shirt. The thing is that there is another side of society that crave that rebellious look and try to use it in […]

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Metalocalypse creator Brendon Small on Nicki Minaj video: ‘They seem to be confused about art’

Posted by on November 12, 2014

If you pay attention to pop culture, you might be aware that Nicki Minaj (perhaps best known in the metal world for sampling Joe Satriani) has a new lyric video out that’s caused some controversy. The song “Only” has been accused of using Nazi imagery in the video, and with good cause, because there’s a lot […]

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Urban Outfitters Has Never Seen A Dio Logo Before

Posted by on September 23, 2013

Nothing sums up being a metalhead more than a leather jacket. You know, one that you’ve worn around for years to multiple shows, collecting each patch and pin as a road map to your musical taste. Sometimes, you don’t have time for that though. If that’s the case, then just pop on over to your […]

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Chris Brown Jacket Designer Noel Austin: “That Guy Doesn’t Know Who Cro-Mags Are”

Posted by on November 21, 2012

The metal blogosphere was thrown for a loop earlier this week when photos surfaced of pop star Chris Brown wearing a punk rock-inspired leather jacket adorned with patches from the likes of Municipal Waste, Cro-Mags, Suicidal Tendencies and Corrosion of Conformity. While the consensus was that Brown knew nothing about the bands, we wanted to […]

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Here’s What The Back Of Chris Brown’s Jacket Looks Like (Plus, Rihanna)

Posted by on November 20, 2012

The metal word took notice yesterday as a several-weeks old photo of Chris Brown surfaced with him wearing a custom leather jacket featuring patches from Cro-Mags, Municipal Waste, Excel and more. Thanks to an eagle-eyed Metal Sucks reader,we now know what the back of the jacket looks like. It turns out that Brown is also […]

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Chris Brown Beats Women, Supports Metal [Update]

Posted by on November 19, 2012

Although he probably wasn’t aware of it at the time, pop star and woman beater Chris Brown was seen earlier this month in Los Angeles sporting a custom-made leather jacket with spikes and patches of metal and hardcore bands. Among the bands on the jacket: Excel, Municipal Waste, Cro-Mags and the Exploited. Aside from looking […]

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