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Jonas Akerlund to Direct Black Metal Biopic 'Lords of Chaos'

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Lords of Chaos, a book based on the Norwegian black metal scene of the early '90s—perhaps the most notorious genre in music history—will be getting a film adaptation from Jonas Akerlund, best known for having done music videos for Madonna, Lady Gaga and Paul McCartney among others. Rory Culkin has been tapped to star.READ MORE

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Amanda Bynes, Johnny Cash and Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes: 5 Cases of Celebrity Arson and Other Fire Crimes

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Steve Miller found himself in the hot seat when he arrested for disorderly conduct after he lit a pile of his friend's belongings on fire and attempted to fight police who responded to the call (how good of a friend this was seems like a question worth asking). The leader of the Steve Miller Band should consider himself lucky that his dumb decision didn't get out of control. Most of the individuals arrested or charged with the crimes listed below had to deal with much more severe consequences for their actions, including Johnny Cash and Amanda Bynes.READ MORE

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10 Bands Whose Lead Singers Have Died: Queen, Nirvana, And More

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Today marks the 35th anniversary of AC/DC's Highway To Hell, a hard rock classic that would be the band's last album with lead vocalist Bon Scott, who died after a night of heavy drinking seven months after the album's release. Here are ten more bands that have suffered the loss of a lead vocalist.READ MORE

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Burzum's Varg Vikernes Found Guilty Of Inciting Racial Hatred

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The Guardian reports that infamous black metal musician Varg Vikernes has been found guilty of inciting racial hatred by a French court. Vikernes received a six-month suspended sentence and a fine of €8,000, or roughly $11,000, for writing blog posts attacking Muslims and Jews between March and June 2013. Vikernes was not present for the proceedings, which took place in Paris on Tuesday.READ MORE

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8 Music Biopics We'd Love To See: David Bowie, Nick Drake, And More

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With the recent news of biopics about N.W.A. and Aaliyah, I started thinking about some musicians whose lives I'd like to see dramatized in a film. Here are eight musical biopics that I'd love to see.READ MORE

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6 Albums Recorded In Bizarre Places: Nine Inch Nails, Radiohead, And More

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Most albums heard by the general public are recorded in professional studios, or even occasionally in the artists' own home. However, some well-known albums are recorded in places so unusual or creepy that it becomes part of the album's appeal. Here are six albums that were recorded in bizarre places.READ MORE

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6 Famous Musicians Accused of Racism: Bob Dylan, David Bowie, and more

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In an email sent to Pitchfork yesterday, drummer Kliph Scurlock explained why he was fired from the Flaming Lips, blaming singer Wayne Coyne and accusing him of racism. In our increasingly progressive society, accusations of racism are thrown around quite often, and as this story shows, even great musicians are subject to it. Here are six other great artists who have been accused of racism.READ MORE

Burzum's Varg Vikernes Freed After Alleged Terrorist Plot, Crowd-Sourcing to Get Guns Back

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Varg Vikernes, the former vocalist of black metal band Burzum, should probably consider himself lucky that he was freed after being arrested in France under charges that he was organizing a "massacre." However, Vikernes is incensed that the state froze his bank account and took away all of his weapons. He plans on suing to defend his rights. READ MORE

Burzum's Varg Vikernes Arrested For Terrorist Plot, Already Has Done Time For Murder and Church Burnings in Norway

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Notorious black metal musician Varg Vikernes was arrested in France for allegedly planning a "massacre." He's already been booked for murder and church burnings before. READ MORE

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