Danny DeVito Spotted At Mr. Bungle Show

Danny DeVito was recently spotted at a Mr. Bungle show in Los Angeles, CA. The actor was hanging out backstage and even gave frontman Mike Patton (Faith No More, etc.) some acting lessons. Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer, etc.) and Scott Ian (Anthrax, etc.), who are currently touring with band, shared some photos on Instagram:

Brian Posehn Premieres New Song “Grandpa Metal” Feat. Scott Ian (Anthrax) & Kim Thayil (Soundgarden)

Brian Posehn has premiered a new track, titled “Grandpa Metal,” via Billboard. This song features Scott Ian (Anthrax) and Kim Thayil (Soundgarden) and it will serve as the title track of Posehn’s new comedy metal album, which is set to be released on February 14.

Posehn commented:

“We had the title. The idea is that all guys my age [53] are kind of grandpa metal, stuck in the ’80s or whenever they liked heavy metal. Their opinions have not changed since then.”

“I came on the idea of just making fun of Scott [Ian], ’cause he literally hasn’t liked a new band since Refused, and I find that funny. Once I decided it would just be me busting his balls, I started filling the song with as many old-guy jokes as I could.”

“[Then I] got onto this thread commenting on all the different things I love about heavy metal and having a sense of humor about all these different genres of music and commenting on them.”

You can find more details on “Grandpa Metal,” including the track listing and special guests, HERE.

Rock/Metal Musicians Pay Tribute To The Late Neil Peart (Rush)

As previously reported, Rush’s Neil Peart has sadly passed away following a battle with brain cancer. A number of rock/metal musicians have since taken to social media to pay tribute to the legendary drummer and some of the various posts can be found below:

Geddy Lee (Rush):

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Rest in peace, my brother. 💔

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Metallica’s Lars Ulrich and Kirk Hammett:

Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins:

Slash (Guns N’ Roses):

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RIP #NeiPeart

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Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath):

KISS’ Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons:

Gary Holt (Exodus):

David Ellefson (Megadeth):

Anthrax’s Scott Ian, Charlie Benante, and Frank Bello:

Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer, etc.):

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R.I.P. #nealpeart An extraordinary talent.

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King Diamond:

Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine):

John Dolmayan (System Of A Down):

Steven Adler (ex-Guns N’ Roses):

Sebastian Bach (ex-Skid Row):

Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater, etc.):

Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour):

Overkill:

Mike Inez (Alice In Chains):

Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins):

Alex Bent (Trivium):

Taylor Momsen (The Pretty Reckless):

Chris Jericho (Fozzy):

Matt Sorum (ex-Guns N’ Roses, etc.):

Jason Hook (Five Finger Death Punch):

Adam Gontier (Saint Asonia, ex-Three Days Grace):

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~ Shocked. The Legend. Rest In Peace Neil Peart. 🙏🏻

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Shawn Drover (ex-Megadeth, etc.):

Sacred Reich:

Matt Halpern (Periphery):

Zach Myers (Shinedown):

Chuck D (Public Enemy, Prophets of Rage):

Dan Briggs (Between The Buried And Me):

Peter Frampton:

Jack Black (Tenacious D):

Slipknot, Anthrax, Fall Out Boy, Etc. Members To Guest On Brian Posehn’s New Album “Grandpa Metal”

Brian Posehn has officially confirmed all of the special guests that will appear on his new comedy metal album “Grandpa Metal.” That effort will be released on February 14 and it will feature members of Slipknot, Anthrax, Fall Out Boy, Soundgarden, and more. The full list of guests can be found below, along with the cover art and track listing.

Guests:

  • Brendon Small (‘Metalocalypse‘, Dethklok)
  • Scott Ian (Anthrax)
  • Corey Taylor (Slipknot/Stone Sour)
  • Jonathan Donais (Anthrax
  • Gary Holt (Exodus)
  • Jeff Pilson (Dokken)
  • Alex Skolnick (Testament)
  • Chuck Billy (Testament)
  • “Weird” Al Yankovic
  • Pearl Aday
  • Johan Hegg (Amon Amarth)
  • Joe Trohman (Fall Out Boy, The Damned Things)
  • Patrick Stump (Fall Out Boy)
  • Michael Starr (Steel Panther)
  • Jacob Bunton (Mars Electric)
  • Rob Cavestany (Death Angel)
  • Aiden Cavestany (Death Angel)
  • Steve “Zetro” Souza (Exodus)
  • Kim Thayil (Soundgarden)
  • Phil Demmel (Vio-lence, ex-Machine Head)
  • Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses)
  • Jill Janus (Huntress)

“Grandpa Metal” Track Listing:

01. “Intro To Satan” (feat. Jacob Bunton)
02. “Satan’s Kind Of A Dick” (feat. Scott Ian & Gary Holt)
03. “Scary Nightmare”
04. “One Quarter Viking, Three Quarter’s Pussy” (feat. Scott Ian, Jon Donais & Johan Hegg)
05. “Big Fat Rock” (feat. Joe Trohman, Phil Demmel)
06. “My Phone Call With Weird Al” (feat. “Weird” Al Yankovic)
07. “Take On Me” (A-ha cover) (feat. Jill Janus, Chuck Billy, Brendon Small, Steve “Zetro” Souza, Rob Cavestany & Aiden Cavestany)
08. “Grandpa Metal” (feat. Scott Ian & Kim Thayil)
09. “New Music Sucks” (feat. Patrick Stump)
10. “New Music Sucks Reprise” (feat. Joe Trohman)
11. “Goblin Love” (feat. Scott Ian, Brendon Small & Jill Janus)
12. “Monster Mosh” (feat. Joe Trohman, Bumblefoot and Pearl Aday)
13. “The Fox (What Does The Fox Say?)” (Ylvis cover) (feat. Corey Taylor and Michael Starr)
14. “Super Secret Track”

Posehn said the following about the album:

“The original concept for this album came from bands like Scatterbrain and S.O.D., and even Cheech and Chong. They all made music that was fun and funny, heavy music that also made you laugh.

I wanted this to be the ultimate comedy/metal record, a loving record that made fun of some of the things in heavy metal, so I called all my friends and asked for a bunch of favors.

There’s a Satan song, and there’s a Viking song, there’s one song that sounds like Black Metal, and then there’s one that sounds like a Van Halen party song. The intention was just to make a funny metal/comedy record for people who like both of those things.”

He also added:

“This was such a dream project for me. I wanted to take my time, I wanted it to be perfect, so it took us six years to complete. It’s the ‘Chinese Democracy‘ of comedy-metal records. And it didn’t cost thirteen million dollars to make.”

If you missed it, the first single from “Grandpa Metal”, Posehn’s cover of A-ha‘s “Take On Me”, can be found below:

Scott Ian Is Selling Handwritten Lyrics From Anthrax & Stormtroopers Of Death

Scott Ian is selling handwritten lyrics from Anthrax and Stormtroopers Of Death on his official website. The guitarist said the following about that:

“Choose any Anthrax or S.O.D. song and I will personalize or dedicate them to anyone you want. The lyrics will come with a signed certificate of authenticity and a stage-played guitar pick.”

Anthrax’s Scott Ian Appeared As The Butcher On A Recent Episode Of “Evil”

Anthrax’s Scott Ian appeared as the Butcher on last night’s (October 17) episode of CBS‘ “Evil.” The guitarist posted the following about that:

Melvins, Cattle Decapitation, Ho99o9, Etc. To Open For Mr. Bungle At Upcoming Reunion Shows

Mr. Bungle have revealed that Melvins, Cattle Decapitation, Ho99o9, and more will be joining them on select dates of their February reunion tour. As previously reported, the shows will find Trevor Dunn, Mike Patton, and Trey Spruance performing “The Raging Wrath Of The Easter Bunny” in full with special guests Scott Ian (Anthrax, The Damned Things, etc.) and Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies, Dead Cross).

Tour Dates:

02/05 Los Angeles, CA – Fonda Theatre (feat. Ho99o9 & Hirax)
02/06 Los Angeles, CA – Fonda Theatre (feat. Cattle Decapitation & Neil Hamburger)
02/07 Los Angeles, CA – Fonda Theatre (feat. Melvins & Cunts)
02/08 San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theatre (feat. Victims Family & Intestinal Disgorge)
02/10 New York, NY – Brooklyn Steel (feat. Full Of Hell & Spotlights)
02/11 New York, NY – Brooklyn Steel (feat. Antidote & Cleric)
02/13 San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theatre (feat. Possessed & Neil Hamburger)

Spruance commented:

“Putting these shows together it occurred to us that this was a great opportunity to expose unsuspecting audiences to some of the absolutely legendary thrash, death metal and hardcore bands that originally inspired us in the mid 80s.

And if we’re going to do that, why not re-unite with some of the equally legendary bands we were close with in the 90s? And why just concentrate on the past? Of the current bands that have taken some kind of inspiration from the heavier side of Mr. Bungle in doing their own thing, why not invite the select few that have managed to inspire us back?”