Tag Archives: Empire Records

Remember When: GWAR appeared in the film ‘Mystery Date’? Jizmak does!

Posted by on March 11, 2016

It’s not that often when metal creeps its way into mainstream pop culture. So when metal/hard rock acts do actually pop up in beloved sitcoms, dramatic films, cartoons or even reality series, it’s kind of awesome. So in the weekly column Remember When, Metal Insider recalls the most random instances of metal’s elite appearing in front […]

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GWAR to reprise Empire Records appearance live

Posted by on March 24, 2015

[youtube]https://youtu.be/pHEDNqZ9FrI[/youtube] Anyone familiar with the film Empire Records probably remembers that GWAR had a cameo in the film, when a character gets pulled into the the TV and winds up in the video for “Saddam a Go Go,” where he gets eaten. That’s amazing now, but it was even more transgressive in 1995. The film is […]

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GWAR’s legacy extended beyond metal

Posted by on March 24, 2014

Since their formation in 1984, GWAR has been of the most unique bands in metal. With the shocking and sudden death of frontman Dave Brockie last night, it’s important to remember the band’s impact not just on the metal scene, but beyond it. And although GWAR’s music was almost an afterthought to their theatrics and […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 5: Metal Cameos In Movies

Posted by on May 21, 2012

Metal Insider’s Top 5 is a column where we count down the top five of…well basically anything. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0NAdSyj8PA[/youtube] Previously, we’ve shared our top 5 metal themed movies. However, Vulture.com published a piece recently called “When Rock Stars Cameo As Themselves in Movies,” which listed the top 10 cameos from rock stars playing themselves. Their list […]

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