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Top 10 Metal Albums – Week of June 5, 2016

#1. Volbeat – Seal the Deal and Let’s Boogie

#2.  Hellyeah – Unden!able

#3.  Beartooth – Aggressive

#4.  Lacuna Coil – Delirium

#5.  Combichrist – This is Where Death Begins

#6.  Death Angel – The Evil Divide

#7.  Megadeth – Dystopia

#8.  Babymetal – Metal Resistance

#9.  Hatebreed – The Concrete Confessional

#10.  DevilDriver – Trust No One

What’s wrong with Fall Out Boy’s “Centuries”?

What is wrong with Fall Out Boy? Lots of things! However, this is the only frickin’ rock band on the dang radio right now. One can argue that the greatest crime by this band is sampling Suzanne Vega’s “Tom’s Diner” on their latest hit “Centuries.”

What’s wrong with sampling? Nothing, if you are a lame hip hop producer or Skrillex wannabe. The bottom line is that rock bands should NOT have to resort to such uncreative behavior (with exception to Anthrax’s “I’m the Man”) because they play REAL instruments.

Why will we grant Fall Out Boy a free pass on this one? This band initially broke in the shadows of a dying Blink-182 and the early 2000’s revival of Green Day – we’re talking 10 years ago. The only possible way for these guys to feed their families today is by submitting to the will of cash money. Sugar, this band refuses to go down…like Sugar Ray, Smash Mouth, Lit, etc.

What is the worst song of 2014?

Nicki Minaj’s remix of Sir Mix-A-Lot’s “Baby Got Back” is an atrocity. Her track is called “Anaconda” and it is awful. It is not possible for someone to produce a song worse than this. Maybe that is the genius behind this song and why it is a Top 10 hit – It is clear that today’s low IQ-having Americants want to listen to garbage with their scarce time. Also, and perhaps more importantly, societal degenerates love watching a good train wreck. What a hot mess! Need something to do today? Here are three things that will surely cure the tedium of your existence:

#1. Watch the “Anaconda” music video below

#2. Contract herpes from watching the video

#3. Go to your local 24-hour emergency care facility for treatment

What is the best band that Billy Joel has ever seen live?

Billy Joel is a rock legend in his own right that sells out every single arena he chooses to play in regardless of how many shows he books. When it comes to live shows, what band puts on the greatest live show according to Billy Joel? AC/DC (that’s what he states at the beginning of the video below).

AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson took the stage at a Billy Joel concert in Madison Square Garden on March 21. He performed “You Shook Me All Night Long” with Joel’s band. The guitar sounds a bit out of tune (could be the yucky tone), but it is still great to see Johnson wail out an AC/DC classic in 2014.

What is the best heavy metal band of all time?

This is purely a subjective question, however most reasonable modern homo sapiens would say it is Black Sabbath. They are the architects and godfathers of hard rock and heavy metal music. Every guitar riff that you hear today is derivative of a Black Sabbath riff that was recorded in the 1970s. Iron Maiden and Metallica are two more heavy metal bands that are also given consideration to be being the greatest of all time.