The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame Foundation announced today that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it will replace its annual live induction ceremony with an exclusive special honoring this year’s inductees. The program will be available on HBO and to stream on HBO Max November 7 and will replace the live 35th annual Rock And Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony that was originally scheduled for May 2 of this year. It was announced in March that the ceremony would be postponed due to the pandemic. The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame 2020 inductee class includes Depeche Mode, The Doobie Brothers, Whitney Houston, Nine Inch Nails, The Notorious B.I.G., T. Rex and Ahmet Ertegun Award Honorees Jon Landau and Irving Azoff.
In a new feature interview with Revolver, Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor has shared that he is planning to record new NIN music in 2020. Tour dates are also in the works for the band. The January 2020 issue of Revolver hits newsstands soon, and Reznor gave a revealing interview for the cover piece, mainly focusing on recent soundtrack work with NIN collaborator Atticus Ross, such as HBO’s Watchmen score and soundtrack. The band had a busy year as they won a Country Music Award for the sample that was on global smash ‘Old Town Road, saw one of their best-known songs covered horribly by Miley Cyrus, won awards for their soundtracks, celebrated classic album anniversaries, and earned a nomination for the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame. New NIN music will be the first studio releases since 2013’s Hesitation Marks and their follow-up, 2018 EP trilogy of Not the Actual Events, Add Violence, and Bad Witch.
When bands replace key members of personnel, it can take some time for the new line-up to settle. First albums back can be cagey affairs as confidence and momentum are often exchanged for uncertainty and caution. However, what becomes clear almost immediately with Vile Nilotic Rites (Nuclear Blast Records), the latest offering from US Death Metallers and aficionados of ancient Egypt, Nile, is that no such problems exist here. Continue reading
Watchmen, the forthcoming TV series based on Alan Moore’s 1980s comic books will make its debut this fall in early October on HBO. The series is a direct sequel to the comic book and not directly connected with the 2009 movie. A new trailer debuted this weekend at San Diego Comi Con and features the classic David Bowie song ‘Life on Mars’, in an allusion to central character Dr. Manhattan. The song comes from Bowie’s fourth album Hunky Dory. The series score will be handled by Nine Inch Nails duo Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. The show is created by Showrunner/exec producer Damon Lindelof (Lost, The Leftovers), and stars Regina King, Jeremy Irons, Don Johnson, Tim Blake Nelson, Louis Gossett Jr., Andrew Howard, Tom Mison and Frances Fisher. Continue reading
Memes abound rife with jokes about people canceling their HBO subscriptions all over the internet today, the day after the final episode of Game of Thrones aired. Of course, HBO is not going anywhere and one of their flagship shows now becomes Westworld, which will see season three air next year, in 2020. Season three of Westworld will introduce a new narrative and a new co-star in Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul (Jesse Pinkman). In the trailer for the season which aired before the final Game of Thrones, a narration by Paul’s as yet unnamed character is accompanied by ‘Brain Damage’ from Pink Floyd’s all-time classic Dark Side of The Moon. We’re looking forward to this show next year, so watch the trailer now! Continue reading
According to a published report from Variety, Marilyn Manson will appear as a guest on the new series on HBO, The New Pope, the sequel to 2017s The Young Pope. Also appearing is Academy Award-winning actress Sharon Stone (Casino). Manson has appeared in movies and TV shows before, including the FX series Sons Of Anarchy where he drew rave reviews, the Showtime series Californication — where he played himself — and the Sundance Channel program Wrong Cops. Continue reading
SPOILER ALERT! Don’t read this if you care about HBO’s Game of Thrones and haven’t seen Season 8 episode 5. Now, someone cool took the footage of the Battle of Kings Landing, swords and spears, blood and guts, and genocide via Dragon’s fire set to Metallica’s classic anti-war song ‘For Whom The Bell Tolls’ from 1984s Ride The Lightning (Blackened Records). It is literally the bloodiest and possibly most horrible scene in the entire series. We already wrote previously about how Thrones is the most metal show of all time! The final episode of Game of Thrones airs this Sunday, May 19th. Check it out the video now! Continue reading
Surely there will be another sci-fi fantasy show quite as great as Game of Thrones. The phenomenal series begins its final six episodes ever tonight on HBO. Not only was the show an epic experience e to watch no matter who ends up on the Iron Throne (or no throne at all), it is clearly the most metal show ever. In addition to the story and the amazing soundtrack by Ramin Djawadi, the show has battle, dragons, magic, zombies (White Walkers), Viking-like Northmen, witchcraft, and wildfire, and direwolves. But also the show has inspired metal covers and tribute songs, bands inspired by the show, a live concert experience based on the music for the show starring metal artists, music in the show and trailers from heavy bands, the actor that played the beloved Hodor character can shred to Megadeth, and even appearances by our favorite dudes in Mastodon in the army of the frozen undead (several times). Get pumped with a new Spotify playlist with a lot of rock and metal bands, and these covers below and happy watching! Continue reading
Avant-garde and dark Danish metallers Heilung have found their world crossing paths with Game of Thrones! The bands’ music made it into the HBO Latin America trailer for Game of Thrones season 8, which you can see below. Warning, there are spoilers for the entire series and the books by George R.R. Martin in this trailer! The band just announced plans for their second album, Futha, due out 28th of June 2019 via Season of Mist. The band is about to kick off a huge run of tour dates and exclusive festival appearances, including Roadburn, Coppenhell, Tuska, Midgardsblot and many more! Continue reading
Ballers, HBO’s hit show about the world of sports agents and consultants featured Alice In Chains in their season three finale last night. The popular HBO show starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Rob Corddry often features music from rap (the theme song is by Kendrick Lamar), pop and indie rock in the show, so when it features hard rock or metal, you really notice it. Last night setting up a crucial scene, AIC classic hit ‘Man In The Box’ was heard in an edited form. Continue reading