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Lamb of God - Christian metal band

In case you missed it, Virginia metal outfit Lamb Of God will be the musical guest tonight on Jimmy Kimmel Live!. In an amusing mix-up, the band is being characterized as a "Christian heavy metal band." Which reminds me, remember that time a church accidentally used the band's logo on tickets for their Easter play?

YouTuber Jarrod Alonge has released a music video for "Inconceivable Somatic Defecation," a track from his latest album, Beating A Dead Horse. The video features soiled underwear in addition to fellow YouTuber Jared Dines. You can check it out below.

The folks at Digital Music News have compiled a list of what they purport to be the 250 best-selling musical artists of all time. Drawing their numbers from the Recording Industry of America (RIAA), these figures reflect United States sales (i.e. not worldwide sales).

Not suprisingly, The Beatles top the list with 178 million (solo releases from Beatles members account for another 40+ million). Personal favorites of mine such as Billy Joel and Pink Floyd also made the top 10. The top metal band is, of course, Metallica, with 62 million. Ozzy Osbourne makes an appearance in the top 100 (some 70 spots ahead of Black Sabbath), while Limp Bizkit appears at #150, with total U.S. sales of 16.5 million.

Here are the top 100 (to view the entire list, head here):

the top 100 selling musical acts ever

During a San Diego, CA gig earlier this month featuring punk rock veterans The Queers, things got a little tense between two band members, ending in a slight altercation.

Halfway through the show, bassist Dangerous Dave was apparently feeling a bit devious (i.e. drunk) and started knocking over his drummer's cymbals. When he started messing with guitarist Chris Fields, he got knocked on his ass and was subsequently removed from the stage.

After a brief delay, the show continued, sans Dave, and apparently everything is alright, with frontman Joe Queer issuing these remarks:

"Hey, everyone fucks up. Dangerous Dave will ride again. He just needs a little timeout haha! He apologized so we're just going to move on. We're not pulling a Screeching Weasel at SXSW thing where everyone threw Ben under the bus – even a lot of his so-called friends. Friends fuck up and you don't always agree with what they say or do but they're still your friends. At least in my book."

Canadian progressive metallers Protest The Hero were performing in Saint Petersburg, Russia on Wednesday, August 12 when guitarist Tim Millar attempted to pass a selfie stick back to a fan he had taken it from seconds earlier. While negotiating the hand-off, Millar tripped, and ultimately flipped off the stage in dramatic fashion. Fortunately, Millar was uninjured, and the entire band took it in stride, interrupting their set to laugh at him.

Two videos of his mishap can be found below.

(via Alternative Press)

It's been a few weeks since we last posted about a Rob Scallon video, so that must mean it's time to post about a new Rob Scallon video.

Here's a video in which Mr. Scallon performs a riff from 31 songs in 1 minute. In addition to transitioning nicely from one riff to the next, I must credit him for including Psyopus.

An amusing little exchange took place two days ago on the Facebook page of Ryan Hardwick, member of Cleveland, Ohio punk band Lawskof. Hardwick was commenting on his distaste for the APMAs (that award show Alternative Press puts on), and when Taking Back Sunday guitarist Eddie Reyes replied to Hardwick's post, Hardwick took the opportunity to confront Reyes about stealing one of his band's riffs:

Ryan Hardwick vs Eddie Reyes of Taking Back Sunday

It's difficult to discern just how much animosity Hardwick harbors (see below), but the main riff of each song sounds pretty much identical. Listen to both (if you can stomach it).

It's hard to dispute Hardwick's claim. Regardless, Reyes didn't seem particularly phased:

Taking Back Sunday's Eddie Reyes dismisses rift theft accusation

Notice that last comment from Hardwick. Unless he's being sarcastic, it would seem that he and Reyes either spoke on the side and settled things, or he was never that angry to begin with. But that doesn't change the fact that Taking Back Sunday borrowed Lawskof's riff. It should be noted that the two bands played a few shows together in 2013, after Lawskof had written their song, and prior to Taking Back Sunday writing theirs. It's possible that this is a case of so-called "subconscious plagiarism," or, Taking Back Sunday just flat out stole the riff.

Sigh. I can't believe I've typed this much about Taking Back Sunday. Forgive me.

Even if you've never personally participated in a 'Wall of Death' at a metal show, you've at least seen a gazillion 'Wall of Death' videos (just head to YouTube and look for "Lamb of God wall of death" if you haven't), but have you ever watched one in 360-degree video? Probably not.

Well, cross that off your list, as a clip shot during Heaven Shall Burn's July 18 performance at the Resurrection Fest in Spain has been uploaded in 360-degree format, facilitating interactivity on certain devices. Have a look below. The footage isn't the greatest, but whatever.

Mayhem Festival co-founder Kevin Lyman

Earlier this month, Mayhem Festival co-founder Kevin Lyman caused a minor uproar when he lamented the fading metal touring festival scene, saying that "metal got gray, bald and fat." Several days later Lyman apologized for the remarks, though the apology apparently doesn't hold much weight with one Kerry King, guitarist of 2015 Mayhem Festival headliners, Slayer.

In a new interview Howie D. from Hard Edge Radio and National Rock Review, King was asked about Lyman's comments and he had this to say:

"What a douche. I do care, because that directly affects this product [Mayhem festival]. But at the end of the day — let me say this — when you think of the old and fat and... Okay, I got the 'bald' part — I get it — but, I mean, when you think of that statement, do you think of me, or are you thinking fucking Lyman? Dude, I look like a fucking convict; I'm not here looking all old, fat and gray, you know?! It's, like, c'mon, man, speak for yourself. Don't put that label on us, the genre and your festival or anything. That's just fucking... That's one of the stupidest marketing things I've ever heard. It's not marketing. It's just somebody babbling."

You can listen to the full interview here.

Deftones frontman Chino Moreno has a son named Jakobe Moreno, and Jakobe has a band called Death Rogen. This week the "powerviolence/skate thrash" outfit released a new EP titled Death Rogen EP 1, and you can stream it below.

[via ThePRP]

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