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For all you metalheads who have been desperately wanting some new reading material while you do your holy business on your porcelain throne, authors Howie Abrams and Sacha Jenkins may very well have provided you with your next big thing: The Merciless Book Of Metal Lists! This book is a compendium of dozens of factual, random and often outrageous lists that celebrate the best and the worst aspects of metal.
Contributions come from such authority figures as Scott Ian (Anthrax), Gary Holt (Exodus), Max Cavalera (Sepultura/Soulfly), Danny Lilker (Nuclear Assault/Brutal Truth), Katon W.DePena (Hirax), and many others. There will also be lists from Metal Blade CEO Brian Slagel, Eddie Trunk, Monte Conner, and many more.
Per the official press release: “You want to know about album covers that feature goats on them? What Motorhead icon Lemmy’s warts might tell you if they could speak? The achievements Iron Maiden would never have reached had their original vocalist Paul Dianno remained in the band?”
To commemorate the 20th anniversary of Metallica‘s infamous self-titled album (also known as The Black Album), Metal Hammer magazine will be including a disc of tributes from various artists with the September issue. This disc will feature covers from Lemmy of Motorhead, Sodom, Devildriver, I.C.S. Vortex, Finntroll, and more. You can hear samples of Don’t Tread On Me, Holier Than Thou, and Wherever I May Roam after the jump.
Say whatever you will about Ozzy Osbourne, but the man is the Prince of Darkness and he has been a part of creating some of the greatest metal the world has ever heard. Sure, at this point in his career, he’s doing Best Buy ads with Justin Bieber, but think of his glory days, such as when Diary of a Madman or Blizzard of Ozz came out. Well, you can relive those days on May 31st in much better audio quality! Both of those albums are going to be reissued with special editions made available. You can even order a super special edition, which comes with a full size replica of Ozzy’s cross here. While you wait, you can check out a really cool trailer after the jump, which features statements from Lemmy (Motorhead), Rob Halford (Judas Priest), Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society), and more.
Foo Fighters are coming back strong on April 12th with a new record entitled Wasting Light. Below you can check out the second video from the album for the song Rope. Personally, I think it’s a fun song, but the video, which was directed by Dave Grohl, isn’t nearly as awesome as the White Limo video with Lemmy.
The Foo Fighters are releasing a new album this April and have released their first single, ‘White Limo’, in anticipation. The video is filmed to look like it was done in the late 80′s/early 90′s and features the band being driven around by Motörhead’s Lemmy in, yup, you guessed it, a white limo. It’s worth checking out for how ridiculous the band gets, especially Dave Grohl.