I was one of those kids that remembers watching music videos on MTV. And not just hip hop videos. I remember changing the channel on landing square on Tool‘s “Sober” or Soundgarden‘s “Black Hole Sun” (which probably helped to reinforce my love of all things horror). And like many people in my generation, I saw the shift in programming on MTV, changing from music videos to reality programs. Really, really shitty reality programs.
That’s why I got such a huge kick out of this video showing Michael Destiny, the MTV “Head Of Programming”, answering the age old question, “Why don’t you play music videos anymore?” It’s blatantly obvious that this is satire and meant for comedic purposes only, but it does raise some interesting points, not all of which I agree with. Still, it’s pretty damn funny and even manages to hit a few nerves. Check it out below. READ MORE
In a video interview with Horns Up Rock, Headbangers Ball host Jose Mangin announced that it looks like MTV2 will be canceling their show Headbangers Ball. The question and answer come around the 7:00 minute mark in the below video.
Mangin says about MTV, “They do a lot of hip hop, and they support that music fully. They used to support rock.”
It’s actually a very true statement. The 80′s and 90′s had a ton of rock artists that got a lot of support from the mainstream. Then, as hip hop became more and more popular and took over the airwaves, support for rock and metal fell entirely to the wayside. And even though I didn’t watch much Headbangers Ball, it was comforting knowing that it was there, supporting a style of music that, while once being the king of the industry, ended up as the shunned outcast.
Ah well, such is life. I’m gonna go blast some Pantera now to brighten my day. READ MORE
Universal badasses GWAR will be hosting tonight’s edition of MTV Headbangers Ball, which you can watch at the wonderful hour of 3:00am. Alright night owls, pop some popcorn and kick back because Oderus Urungus and Beefcake The Mighty will be showing you some of their favorite metal videos as well as premiering their video for ‘Zombies, March!’ (which you can watch below). Sound like fun?
Wisconsin’s champions of thrash, Lazarus A.D., are unleashing their new video for the track ‘Absolute Power’ off the critically acclaimed debut album, The Onslaught, this Monday when the band hosts Headbangers Ball*. The video, like their other two, was directed by Jason Meudt and Emmet Austin of Vision 4 Films
and features a brutal underground street fight; if you’re a fan of metal and/or the movie Kickboxer, you’ll dig this video!
The band comments: “Hey make sure to check out HBB this Monday, when the Laz will host and undoubtedly make fools of ourselves (I believe beverages were consumed).
Also just a quick update, we enter the studio in three weeks, we have been hard at work writing, things are sounding absolutely crushing, and we can’t wait for you to hear it. Check back soon for upcoming studio updates.”
*NOTE: HEADBANGERS BALL IS NOW ON MONDAY NIGHTS AT 3AM ET/PT.
Over the past 2 years the Lizzy Borden Appointment With Death Show produced spectacular performances in 11 countries (from North America to Europe) and on the main stages of some of biggest festivals like, Sweden Rock (Sweden), Bang Your Head (Germany), Kobetasonic (Spain), and Rocklahoma (USA) all to rave reviews, unanimously declaring Lizzy Borden the hit of the festivals, ‘comparing the Lizzy Borden show to a Kiss concert’.
These east coast shows will be a best of, incorporating songs from the entire Lizzy Borden catalog including the latest record, Appointment With Death. They will be performing all of the classic songs like “Me Against the World”, “American Metal”, “Master of Disguise”, as well as the new singles “Tomorrow Never Comes” and “Under Your Skin” from the latest Lizzy Borden full length album. Both songs feature dramatic videos and are in rotation on MTV2. The video, “Tomorrow Never Comes” was nominated for video of the year as well as the top 25 metal video on MTV2′s “Headbangers Ball”.
Suicide Silence will be hosting this week’s Headbanger’s Ball on MTV2. Singer Mitch and guitarist Mark will be talking about the writing process for their upcoming third album, the making of the “Wake Up” music video, as well as the upcoming Warped Tour where they will be performing with such artists as Andrew W.K., Every Time I Die, Sum 41, and The Dillinger Escape Plan. The episode will also feature a full promo video history of Suicide Silence.