Music News Headline Answers With Tales Of The Tomb's Tres Thomas December 9th, 2019
Metal Pulp And Paper: Hello. How are you?
Metal Pulp And Paper: Hello Tres. Thank you for taking the time to be a part of Metal Pulp And Paper’s 3rd installment of Recent Music News Headline Questions. So, just in case you or the reader are new to this, and to make sure everyone is on the same page on how this works, we’ve pulled some recent music news headlines from the Metal Injection website and turned them into questions and get your answers and reactions. We’ve been doing this for a couple of months now, with different headlines each time, and it has been fun to read everyone’s answers so far. So, once again, please place seat backs and tray tables in the upright position, hang on, here we go. 1. Real Housewife Wearing Metallica Shirt Asked To Name 3 Of Their Songs, She Cannot
MPAP: Some talk show, on the Bravo! channel had The Real Housewives of Potomac star Candiace Dillard as a guest. She was wearing a Metallica’s Lady Liberty, ‘And Justice For All’ shirt, and a caller called into the show and asked the host of it if Candice could name three songs by Metallica. She pretty much had no clue who the band was, and obviously, she couldn’t name three songs by them either. Do you believe if you wear the band’s shirt, you should at least know maybe who the group is?
Tres Thomas: Out of context, it just sounds like another celebrity doing something that goes against the grain of Hollywood conventions as a PR stunt or something. But when I saw the video for myself, she did say she could hum one of their songs, so it seems at some level she may know the band. I'll give her the benefit of the doubt. On the matter on if people should know the group on their shirt, I don’t think so. This just goes into a whole elitist dick-measuring contest of who knows which band the most. As long as there is love for everything heavy and shreddy in your heart, it shouldn’t matter if you can even pronounce the band's name on your shirt. Please do not quiz me on the band on my shirt like Jared Dines does in that one video. It could be a shirt I got for free and I’m probably only wearing it because I’m too lazy to do my laundry. Big facts. 2. Mosh Pit & Wall Of Death Break Out During The Village People’s Set At Riot Fest
MPAP: You would have never really expected something like this too of happened now, would you? And to be honest, I didn’t know The Village People were still together and performing, but they are. That just shows you metal music fans can always have fun even if it is moshing to songs like "Y.M.C.A.," or "Macho Man" by The Village People at a music festival. Now, what is something you’ve seen happen while performing, or while at a show that you weren’t expecting to see or have occurred?
Tres: One time playing a show in a small town called Gran Prairie, there was a band playing on the same bill (I’ll leave them unnamed, mostly because I forgot the band name) and their drummer passed out mid-set. The sound guy had to wake him up and tell him that he has to leave if he keeps sleeping. Spoiler alert, he kept on napping. It was later discovered that he offered someone else at the show heroin. And that’s why he was nodding off during the set. Don’t do drugs kids! 3. Reminder: Metallica Will Never Play The Super Bowl
MPAP: Every year when the Super Bowl announces who is going to be their half time show, metal music fans are pissed off because it’s never a metal band or even a hard-rock band for that matter. For almost five years fans have wanted Metallica to host the Super Bowl halftime show. Fans also started a petition to get them to play at the 50th Super Bowl halftime show in 2015. Metallica would be an excellent choice to be a part of it, they’ve won Grammy awards, they are in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and have toured just about everywhere in the World, and just recently they were named the World’s biggest touring act. What are your thoughts on this? Why do you think metal music is always going to get snubbed at the Super Bowl?
Tres: Any band guilty of writing an album like St. Anger should be banned from playing the Super Bowl, period. All jokes aside, metal will most likely be snubbed, not just by football games, but most mainstream culture because of all the comical stereotypes that follow metal music and metalheads alike. The notion that all metal bands only have Satan and murder in all their lyrics (despite the trillions of instrumental metal bands…) will be a huge setback for metal groups to gain mainstream notoriety. This shows you can be as big as Metallica and win all the awards your heart can dream of, but metal will never see the Super Bowl stage. 4.Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Doesn’t Believe Drugs & Alcohol Makes You Write Better Music
MPAP: What are your thoughts? Do you think drugs and alcohol bring out the creativity in a musician or can kill it?
Tres: I believe it goes both ways. I’ve seen people’s lives being destroyed by drugs, but I’ve also seen some crazy music being created with people on drugs. Just remember the last line on my answer for question #2. 5. Steel Panther Frontman: If I Could Bring One Musician Back From The Dead, It’d Be Motley Crue’s Vince Neil
MPAP: This headline started some mudslinging between both of the bands because obviously, Vince Neil isn’t dead; he’s just a bit overweight and can’t sing like he used to be able to do as he did in the 80s and 90s. I don’t see them ever going out on tour together anytime soon, but anyway, if you could bring any musician back from the dead, who would you choose, and why?
Tres: I’d bring back the Beatles, but only if they played the Super Bowl. Just so that way, 100 million people can be reminded that the Beatles was actually a shit band and we don’t have to pretend they’re good. 6.Green Jelly Track Down Deadbeat Promoter And Get Paid
MPAP: A promoter stiffs Green Jelly after they performed at Old East 765 Bar & Grill in Canada, and vocalist Bill Manspeaker, as he states in his cellphone video made looking for Marcus the promoter, ‘I ain’t the guy to fuck with.’ So, the band tracks down the promoter and finds his home and demands the money owed to them. It’s funny to watch because at one-point Manspeaker is knocking on his door, saying, “Little pig, little pig, let me in.” In the end, Marcus ends up paying the band half of what money was owed to them, but at least he walked away with kneecaps still in place. So, has anything like this happened to you before, and would you do something like this?
Tres: Most promoters for us have been good about paying us. Unless it’s a large amount of money a band like us has never seen before, like $20 (Canadian), it’s probably not worth the effort to show up at someone’s door and risk getting shot. 7.Morbid Angel & Obituary Featured As An Answer On Jeopardy!
MPAP: Jeopardy has featured answers on other episodes about popular metal bands such as Megadeth, Rob Zombie, and Five Finger Death Punch, but never had any answers quite like this one. One of the writers on the hit television show has to be a metalhead for sure! So, in case you missed this episode, Alex Trebek said, 'Morbid Angel and Obituary are popular bands in this genre,' and contestant Dhruv Gaur answered with 'What is Death Metal.' Pretty cool when things like this are showing up on a popular television show. Now, if you or your band were to be mentioned on Jeopardy, what would the answer and question be? Let’s see how creative you are.
Tres: Question: Tales Of The Tomb is what kind of metal band? -Jeopardy music intensifies- Answer: Murder Metal. 8.Oops! Stadium Accidentally Leaves Ramstein Song Blasting All Night, Annoying Neighbors
MPAP: Someone at Budapest’s Puksas Arena just happened to leave the sound system on blasting the song "Deutschland" all night long, over and over. It’s an open-air stadium that’s under construction, so the loud music bothered all that lived nearby. That worker should have had a bigger playlist than just the one song; maybe it wouldn’t have been so bad then, right? So, since the subject of the headline is about something that annoyed people, let’s find out from you; what annoys you, whether it’s out on the road, at a show, in the recording studio, or even when you’re at home, what annoy's you the most?
Tres: People who eat loud is the thing that annoys me most. The people with the one Ramstein song on repeat had it easy. 9. Tool Threatening To Eject Fans From Shows If They’re Caught Using Their Phones
MPAP: Once again, cellphone use at concerts makes the headlines. If you don’t remember, but a couple of years ago during a performance of Maynard’s other band A Perfect Circle, 60 people were kicked out for filming the show with their phones. And even Jack White (The White Stripes) has a no cell phone policy at his shows. So, what’s your take on it? Are cellphones that much of a distraction to where the fan should be kicked out? Do fans need to watch the show instead of looking at their phones? Does it even matter since they paid for their ticket already?
Tres: Honestly, I couldn’t give two fucks if someone wants to right swipe dirty dick pics on Tinder till their right index finger falls off during my set. That person who bought tickets to my show just to stroll through Instagram is honestly doing more for their music scene than the person who never goes out to shows but will 'catch the next show you’re on.' Big artists claim being on your phone 'takes away' from the show. But did they ever stop to think that stopping the entire show just to call out one poor soul in a huge arena also takes away from the show, and also potentially embarrass and crush a fans soul… To me, that’s the true crime here. 10. Windhand Robbed In Houston, Posts List Of Stolen Gear & Belongings
MPAP: This happens way too often, it seems. It’s hard enough to make a living being a musician, and then you have a douchebag, or douchebags, break into your trailer or van and steal all your stuff while you’re out on the road. So, when you are out on tour, what extra precautions have you taken so that this hopefully doesn’t happen to you?
Tres: I’ve made my rig super small and light so I can take it with me anywhere, even in a hotel room overnight or something. We take extra precaution by not touring so we don’t have to experience our gear getting stolen on tour. Works wonders for preventing thieves from getting at our shit, but is a mad hindrance on our music career. 11.Machine Head Show Paused, Partially Ruined After Fan Throws Beer On The Soundboard
MPAP: This happened at a show at the O2 Academy Brixton in London, England, and a fan, more like an asshole, threw a 32-ounce beer on the soundboard. After a 20-minute delay, Machine Head was able to finish the show, but not with the highest quality sound after that. First off, what a dick move to do something like that, almost ruining it for a sold-out crowd, and second, I’m sure soundboards aren't cheap, and third, who throws a 32-ounce full beer? I don’t know what beer costs there in London, but in the US, a beer that size would cost more than likely $30. So, what a waste to throw a beer. Anyways, has this ever happened to you where you saw something was thrown from the crowd, and it abruptly stopped the show for a while, and what happened?
Tres: To my understanding, in Europe beer is cheaper than bottled water. I have not experienced anything being thrown at us, thankfully. 12.Australia To Shut Down Highway For AC/DC Tribute Bands In 2020
MPAP: How cool is this? On February 19th, 2020, marks the 40th anniversary of vocalist Bon Scott’s death, and the city of Perth is celebrating by shutting down six miles of the Canning Highway to celebrate so AC/DC tribute bands playing live on slow-moving trailers can drive through like a festival parade. In your hometown, what would you like the city to shut down for you or your band so everyone can celebrate?
Tres: I’d want one of the Denny’s to get shut down so we can yell "What the fuck is up Denny’s!?" before a meaty breakdown. I saw some chaps do that in a video once and almost peed myself laughing. It was legendary to say the least. 13. Brazilian Researcher Names New Spider Species After Iron Maiden, Scorpions, & Angra Members
MPAP: Christina Rheims is a researcher in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and recently discovered four new spider species and happens to be a big fan of heavy metal music. Can’t get any better than that. She named the four new species Extraordinarius bruceickinsoni, Extraordinarius klausmeinei, Extraordinarius rickalleni and Extraordinarius andrematosi, after Iron Maiden's vocalist Bruce Dickinson, Scorpions vocalist Klaus Meine, Def Leppard's drummer Rick Allen, and Angra's vocalist Andre Matos. If she happens to find another species of spiders and you’re next in line to be named after, what would you wanted the spider’s scientific name to be?
Tres: Hopefully the spiders name could be something I can pronounce! MPAP: Those are some great answers. On behalf of Metal Pulp And Paper, I’d like to thank you, Tres, for taking the time to answer these recent music news headline questions. We look forward to what your band, Tales Of The Tomb, does to finish out 2019 and beyond. Any last words for all your fans out there?
Tres: Thanks for reading and make sure follow Tales Of The Tomb on Facebook, Instagram and subscribe to our YouTube channel!