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Troy Sanders

Listen to Mastodon, Queens of the Stone Age, At the Drive-In Supergroup Gone Is Gone

Buzz 15:27PM EDT

Members of Mastodon, Queens of the Stone Age, and At the Drive-In have form supergroup Gone Is Gone. Listen to their song “Violescent” now.READ MORE

Brent Hinds from Mastodon performs at 2015 Rock in Rio on September 25, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Listen to Mastodon, Alice In Chains, & The Mars Volta Supergroup Giraffe Tongue Orchestra

Buzz 11:21AM EDT

Supergroups are possibly the most hit-or-miss ventures in the music industry. Those attempting to make such a band come together must tread lightly because, no matter what, you're going to a lot of guff about the passé subject from fans and critics. Luckily for the unfortunately named supergroup Giraffe Tongue Orchestra (don't give up on them just yet!), the members featured in this outfit are too enticing to ignore. Musicians from Alice in Chains, Dethklok, Mastodon, The Dillinger Escape Plan and The Mars Volta make up this band, and thanks to some Instagram videos that premiered this week, you can listen to clips of new songs below.READ MORE

Christian Bale

Christian Bale Listened to Pantera & Mastodon for 2 Weeks to Learn Drums for 'The Big Short'

Buzz 14:37PM EDT

Christian Bale proves once again that he is one of the best method actors of our time; claiming that he learned to play drums by listening to the heavy metal band Pantera's "By Demons Be Driven" for two weeks to prepare for his role as 'The Big Short's' Mike Bury. In the movie, and apparently in real life, Bury unwinds at the end of his days as a hedge fund manager (one of the first to invest in the subprime mortgage crisis), by listening and playing double kick drum along to metal bands such as Pantera and Mastodon.READ MORE

Mastodon Joins Judas Priest for American Tour, Grabs Clutch for Solo Dates

Buzz 10:38AM EDT

Mastodon has announced a new set of tour dates for the Fall, including opening slots for heavy metal icons Judas Priest, as well as a series of dates with Clutch and/or Corrosion of Conformity opening.READ MORE

Slipknot Live!

Knotfest 2015 to Feature Judas Priest, Ghostface Killah and, Duh, Slipknot

Buzz 09:58AM EDT

Slipknot will once again bring a host of heavy metal and hip-hop headliners to San Bernardino, CA for the annual Knotfest. This year's event will feature big names such as Judas Priest, Korn and Bring Me The Horizon.READ MORE

Lil Wayne

Young Thug, Lil Wayne, Travis Barker and More: Face and Head Tattoos in Music

Buzz 16:26PM EDT

Young Thug shocked the world when he revealed that he had gotten an ice cream cone tattooed on his face in tribute to Gucci Mane. "Shocked" might be a bit of a stretch, considering that the rapper has been on a tear of unpredictable behavior since the release of his Barter 6 album. First he tried to cop the name Tha Carter 6 from Lil Wayne (and in an "unrelated" incident, his road manager was just arrested for allegedly shooting at Weezy's tour bus). The he got the "tribute" tattoo. What next? Will he start wearing clocks on chains as a "tribute" to Flava Flav? Anyway, all we have right now is that Young Thug got some fresh ink, and it's on his face. Here are six other prominent musicians that have used their heads as showcases for questionable art installations.READ MORE

HBO Game OF Thrones Catch The Throne Vol 2

HBO's 'Game of Thrones' Releases 'Catch the Throne, Vol. 2' Featuring Snoop Dogg, Anthrax, Ty Dolla $ign and Others

Buzz 19:53PM EDT

HBO has released the second edition of its mixtape series for the hit show Game Of Thrones. The second Catch The Throne tape builds on the debut compilation, adding five more songs and picking up some big names across music. Like Catch The Throne, the mixtape calls upon a diverse array of artists across numerous genres, but primarily in metal and hip-hop. Names like Snoop Dogg, Ty Dolla $ign, Anthrax, Mastodon and Method Man hold the crown in this mixtape. Each track is thematic for the show with titles like "White Walker" and "Among the Crows."READ MORE

Grammys 2015 Best Metal Performance Nominees, Who Should & Will Win: Mastodon and Slipknot Wait for Old Guard to Lose Sway

Buzz 08:00AM EDT

The Best Metal Performance Grammy nominees add up a whole bunch of what you would expect: old bands (Motörhead and Anthrax) playing the role of favorites while more modern acts (Mastodon and Slipknot) wait for the tides to shift. Tenacious D wonders how it even got a nomination, being a comedy act and all, while Ronnie James Dio is the real winner.READ MORE

Mastodon

Mastodon, Clutch Co-Headlining North American Tour [SCHEDULE]

Buzz 14:50PM EDT

Mastodon and Clutch are teaming up to bring metal fans a unique 2015 concert experience. The two groups will switch off headlining gigs for a lengthy run that begins April 16 in St. Paul, Minnesota. Graveyard and Big Business will provide support for the two rock mainstays. While Clutch — founded in 1991 —precedes Mastodon by nine years, the latter group will be the featured artist for most of the trek.READ MORE

The Strokes

Shaky Knees 2015 Lineup: The Strokes, The Avett Brothers, Wilco Set to Headline Atlanta Festival

Buzz 16:55PM EDT

Atlanta's Shaky Knees Music Festival announced its 2015 lineup, and it certainly holds its own against some of the bigger events. The Strokes, Wilco and The Avett Brothers are set to headline along with Ryan Adams, The Pixies and Social Distortion. Tickets for the three-day festival, which will run May 8 to 10, go on sale Friday, Jan. 16, "Consequence of Sound" reports. The third annual fest is offering an array of talent from alternative to metal, with most bands falling in the indie rock category. Here are the other artists you can look forward to seeing if you go: Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Tame Impala, Brand New, Old Crow Medicine Show, Mastodon, Interpol, TV on the Radio, James Blake, Neutral Milk Hotel, Flogging Molly, Manchester Orchestra, Dr. Dog, Milky Chance, Death from Above 1979, Spiritualized, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Kaiser Chiefs, ZZ Ward, Panda Bear, Clutch, American Football, The Black Lips, The Devil Makes Three, The Mountain Goats, Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls, The Kooks, Wavves, Built to Spill, Mac DeMarco, Diamond Rugs, Minus the Bear and Old 97s. Rounding out the bottom of the roster are The Heartless Bastards, The Mowglis, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, The Bronx, Two Gallants, Tennis, Speedy Ortiz, The Whiskey Gentry, Fences, The Sheepdogs, Surfer Blood, The Damnwells, Field Report and many more.READ MORE

Brent Hinds

Mastodon Guitarist Playing Late 'Jackass' Star Ryan Dunn In New Film 'I Needed Time to Stay Useless'

Buzz 13:03PM EDT

Perhaps only hardcore Jackass fans noticed, but Bam Margera broke news that Mastodon guitarist Brent Hinds would play late cast member Ryan Dunn in the forthcoming film I Needed Time to Stay Useless.READ MORE

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Screaming Females Brush Their Teeth In "Criminal Image" Music Video [WATCH]

Buzz 17:43PM EDT

New Jersey punk trio Screaming Females have shared a new track titled "Criminal Image," off of their upcoming album 'Rose Mountain,' which you can check out here. The track is filled with some excellent riffage from guitarist Marissa Paternoster (who's truly one of America's best living guitarists), but has an uncharacteristic yet still excellent piano break in the middle. The song is accompanied with a video of the band brushing their teeth, because punk rock.READ MORE

The Roots

Music for The New York Times '100 Notable Books': The Roots, The Smiths, Charles Mingus and More

Buzz 15:17PM EDT

Unfortunately, as music writers, we can't dabble too often in the fairer art of writing (ha, ironic) but we can suggest some albums to accompany you as you tackle the titles from the Times' favorites. Below are ten published works and an album to pair it with.READ MORE

The Roots - And Then You Shoot Your Cousin

10 Best Album Covers Of 2014: FKA Twigs, St. Vincent, The Roots, And More

Buzz 14:09PM EDT

Music lovers often experience album covers before hearing the album itself, so it's pretty appropriate that we're publishing our list of the best album covers of 2014 before our list of best albums of 2014 (stay tuned for that one in a few weeks, by the way). Here are the year's top 10 album covers.READ MORE

Sir Mix-A-Lot

Sir Mix-A-Lot Admits that Jennifer Lopez Was the Inspiration for Hit Single 'Baby Got Back'

Buzz 17:15PM EDT

You cannot go online anymore without seeing some celebrity's butt. Kim Kardashian's recent photo shoot with Paper magazine damn near broke the Internet, and Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda" video stopped a few gentlemen in their tracks. Metal band Mastodon even got in on the fun as well with their video for "The Motherload." Gluteus maximus enthusiast/rapper Sir Mix-A-Lot still insists Jennifer Lopez wins for her booty, though. After all, she was the inspiration for Mix's hit "Baby Got Back." The rapper, whose famous tune was sampled in Minaj's "Anaconda," recently weighed in on the current booty trend, telling TMZ that he still favors his muse J.Lo. Mix talked to MTV in August about how Minaj came to use some of his butt-praising song for her huge single. "I don't really know Nicki Minaj, but I can tell you this: Lazy, she is not," he said. "That girl works hard. I was blown away by her work ethic. She would hit us up, she'd be in the studio vibing, coming up with different ideas, making sure those ideas were cool. She'd call you back after a couple more hours." After the video came out that month, Mix was quick to put his thoughts elegantly into a tweet. "Ok after watching @NICKIMINAJ Anaconda 37times I only have one word to sum up my feelings. DAMNNNNN!!!!!! #AnacondaVideoOnVevo," he wrote. Mix's girl J.Lo came out with a booty-centric video shortly thereafter. The 45-year-old singer ended up catching some flak for the clip, to which she responded, "You have to know that you don't disappear after you're 28 years old. You can be here, you can be vital and young and sexy and feel good about yourself." No word on how many times Mix watched Lopez's video.READ MORE

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