Tag Archives: Kevin Lyman

Headbangers Brawl: Can Mayhem Fest be saved?

Posted by on July 24, 2015

With less than a week to go, the Mayhem Festival seems to be slowly derailing. In between a frustrated comment by co-founder Kevin Lyman, dwindling attendance and even the acts on the tour sniping about how it’s being run, the tour seems to be ending just in time before it completely self-destructs. It’s been happening […]

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Slayer’s Kerry King tees off on Mayhem Festival

Posted by on July 21, 2015

Needless to say, the tension that’s been mounting recently between Slayer and the Mayhem Festival is starting to bubble over. At Sunday night’s Mayhem gig in Hartford, CT, we asked guitarist Kerry King about Mayhem Fest co-founder Kevin Lyman’s recent comment that metal was becoming “gray, bald, and fat.” King was still clearly perturbed, despite Lyman’s […]

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Slayer’s Kerry King calls Mayhem Fest co-founder a “douche”

Posted by on July 19, 2015

If things seemed like they might be a little tense on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, that’s because, by all outward appearances, they are. After a Detroit Free Press article in which co-founder Kevin Lyman called metal “gray, bald and fat,” and suggested that heritage bands suck it up and take a bit of a […]

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Kevin Lyman clarifies comments about metal

Posted by on July 9, 2015

Yesterday, Kevin Lyman found himself in a bit of hot water. The Warped Tour founder, who cofounded the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival back in 2008, bluntly held forth on the current state of metal back in May, and the interview ran in the Detroit Free Press. In addition to calling metal “gray, bald and […]

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Kevin Lyman also thinks metal is in trouble

Posted by on July 8, 2015

As soon as the rumors started to leak out about this year’s Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival lineup, some, including us, were a little skeptical about the lineup filling amphitheaters. It turns out we weren’t the only ones. Tour cofounder Kevin Lyman spoke to the Detroit Free Press and was down on not just the lineup, but the […]

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The Rockstar Mayhem Festival will be announced next month

Posted by on March 4, 2015

When Slipknot and Lamb of God announced their tour earlier this year, it seemed like a shot across the bow to the Mayhem Festival. While the tour has been happening every year since 2008, generally by now a band or two has let slip that they’d be playing. With LoG and Slipknot (as well as […]

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Warped Tour turns the Volumes down

Posted by on July 18, 2014

If you were hoping to see Volumes play on the Warped Tour today in Auburn Hills, MI, that’s not going to happen. The band has been kicked of today’s bill. There’s been no explanation given as to why this has happened, but Lambgoat cites several rumors – one that members of the band trashed a […]

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The Story So Far vocalist fights with security at Warped Tour

Posted by on July 7, 2014

[youtube]http://youtu.be/Kht8LQOninc[/youtube] We don’t know who The Story So Far is (well, a cursory Wikipedia search says they’re a Cali pop-punk band). They are, however, one of the many bands on this year’s Vans Warped Tour, and an incident that took place this past Saturday (5) put them in the spotlight. During the  band’s set in […]

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Interview: Mayhem co-founder John Reese talks booking, wish list, and if anyone is too extreme to book

Posted by on June 16, 2014

When the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival kicks off on July 5th, it will be entering its seventh year. While Ozzfest has existed in the United States for twice as long (even though it hasn’t taken place here since 2010), Mayhem has grown from an upstart to an established annual event. Co-founded by Warped Tour founder […]

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Is the Warped Tour banning moshing and stage diving? Kevin Lyman responds

Posted by on June 16, 2014

Last week, Pupfresh noticed the following sign at the kickoff of the Vans Warped Tour. “No Moshing/Crowd Surfing,” it reads. “You Mosh, You Crowd Surf. You Get Hurt. We Get Sued. No More Warped Tour.” The thing is, that since the tour started in 1995, there have been heavy bands on it (deftones played the […]

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