Very Metal Friday Night Rewind: Chuck Billy Covers “Thriller”, Death Metal Howler Monkey, And Rob Zombie Loves Dags


Friday has finally arrive and it’s time for yet another VMFNR! But before I get to that, make sure you tune in this weekend for the Movies About Girls podcast. Tomorrow the International gang of MAG flips on our special time machine/TV so we can hang out with our gal pals Laverne and Shirley, as they go couch shopping in a haunted house with Lenny and Squiggy. Expect epic laff from this episode kids!

Now, here’s everything metal that happened this week…

Death Metal Howler Monkey. Dangerous Minds

Heavy Metal Awww: Rob Zombie helps rescue puppies from Afghanistan. Blabbermouth

Relapse Records is giving away 26 completely metal tracks from bands like Red Fang, Windhand, and Toxic Holocaust. Metal Sucks

All-star Michael Jackson tribute record is going to be awesome. Why? Because Chuck Billy of Testament is covering Thriller. That is all. Metal Mouth.

Speaking of awesome covers, here’s Gwar covering Billy Ocean. The PRP

Breaking! Kirk Hammett can’t remember the years 1983-1988. Metal Hammer

William Shatner to release new prog rock album on October 8th. Says that progressive rock is the “science fiction of music”. In other news, William Shater is 82 and still as cool as fuck. Metal Injection

Motörhead to hold Aftershock record release at the Rainbow Room. Braveworlds

Speaking of Motörhead, Shredders Knit Apparel created this sweet Motörhead Christmas sweater. But don’t ask Santa for one, because it sold out instantly during the pre-sale. What a Motörbummer. Brooklyn Vegan

Stream the new Doomriders, Grand Blood. Pitchfork

Each issue of Al Jourgensen’s upcoming 13 issue comic book series will be based on a different Ministry album. Rolling Stone

Ace Frehley and Peter Criss just made it easier for Gene and Paul to accidentally cut out all their footage out of the upcoming Kiss documentary. Classic Rock Magazine

Speaking of Kiss, have you ever wanted to hear Gene Simmons sing the national anthem? Yeah, me neither, but he did it anyway. Ultimate Classic Rock

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