Tag Archives: NFL

Remember When: The Darkness appeared in a Super Bowl commercial?

Posted by on January 30, 2017

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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Members of Anthrax, Trivium, Pierce the Veil and more preview NFL season

Posted by on September 8, 2016

In a moment that many were waiting for as soon as the Broncos won the Super Bowl back in February, tonight the NFL season kicks off, which is a sure sign of fall being here. Perhaps the sport with the most passionate fans, and definitely the most metal sport besides perhaps hockey, many will be […]

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Metallica should play the Super Bowl halftime show

Posted by on August 3, 2015

We know it’s hot out and we’ve got over a month until Labor Day, but NFL players across the country are reporting to training camp as you read this, and before you know it, the 2015-2016 NFL season will be here. And while it’s going to be a long time before we figure out who’s going […]

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Metallica fan launches petition for them to play Super Bowl 50

Posted by on February 6, 2015

The 50th Super Bowl will be taking place next year in the Bay Area. There’s a pretty popular band from around the Bay Area that just so happens to have the biggest-selling album of the SoundScan era. It didn’t take long for someone to put two and two together, and now there’s a petition to […]

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Would you like to see Alice In Chains play at halftime?

Posted by on January 18, 2015

If you were watching the Seattle Seahawks advance to the Super Bowl on Fox, you might have noticed Alice In Chains playing  during the halftime, representing their home city. Then again, you’d be excused if you didn’t, since the network declined to air their performance of “Man In The Box” and  “Would?,” the latter a […]

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Metal Insider’s top 5: Metal bands/artists that are football fans

Posted by on September 8, 2014

With week one of the NFL wrapping up with a double header tonight, the 2014 NFL football season is in full swing. We’ve already given you a look at some picks from the likes of GWAR, Exodus, Abysmal Dawn and more, but there are many that play heavy music that are huge football fans and […]

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NFL picks from members of GWAR, Exodus, Abysmal Dawn and more

Posted by on September 5, 2014

It’s after Labor Day, and while leaves aren’t falling yet here in the Northeast, kids are back in school, you can pick up pumpkin coffee at Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts, and perhaps most important, football is back! The NFL season kicked off (see what we did there?) last night with a lopsided game between last […]

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Here’s Gene Simmons singing the National Anthem

Posted by on September 30, 2013

You’ve got to hand it to KISS bassist Gene Simmons. Appearing yesterday to sing the National Anthem at the Steelers/Vikings game at London’s Wembley Stadium, he wasn’t there to plug anything, and while he was representing KISS, he wasn’t in full demon outfit, or popping out of a KISS Kasket. However, when he did open […]

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Gene Simmons to sing National Anthem before Vikings-Steelers game in London

Posted by on September 27, 2013

Gene Simmons is honoring the country that sets him on a pedestal by singing its praises internationally. The KISS legend is set to sing “The Star Spangled Banner” ahead of an overseas NFL match-up 1 p.m. (EST) Sunday between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Minnesota Vikings at Wembley Stadium in London, according to NME. The game […]

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Video: John Clayton II: Electric Boogaloo

Posted by on September 12, 2012

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxahVknGUeM[/youtube] Last week’s ESPN clip suggesting  50-something NFL analyst John Clayton is a metalhead living at home with his parents wasn’t just popular with the metal blogosphere, it was pretty much popular with anyone that has eyes. So it’s no surprise that ESPN has rolled out a blooper reel with some extra footage. It’s not […]

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