Music News Headline Answers With The Endangered Species's Robin and Wade Divver December 12th, 2019
Metal Pulp And Paper:So, just in case the reader is 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?
Robin and Wade Divver: While you should know the band that you are rocking on your shirt, if you like the artwork or think rocking a particular bands t shirt makes you cooler, than whatever makes you happy. I think it was hilarious when Gary Holt from Slayer wore a 'Kill the Kardashians' shirt when he learned that one of them was wearing a Slayer shirt posing as a fan. 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?
Robin/Wade: When I was young, about 12, and went to a huge festival 'Music Midtown' in Atlanta, people were crowd surfing and I learned really fast it was a terrible idea. Females were all being violated and touched everywhere on their body, and guys were being punched and pick pocketed. I thought to myself, 'Wow crowd surfing really sucks.' One of our bandmates was violated at a Mr. Bungle concert while crowd surfing. At least knuckle deep. 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?
Robin/Wade: Because there is nothing less Metal then playing air guitar and lip syncing for the Super Bowl. Save that for your precious Pop acts. 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?
Robin/Wade: I think drugs and alcohol absolutely pollute the creative gene. Jimi Hendrix was a fantastic guitarist, but when he hit the height of his drug use he started making a lot of noise and was not creating beautiful works on the guitar such as "Little Wing." Jim Morrison is another example of someone who struggled to be as poetically captivating when he was a full fledge alcoholic, and brought his addiction into the studio with him. I’ve heard Anthony Keidis confess he was the least creative on drugs. From my own experience since I have become 100% sober and feel every aspect of life and live each moment, I have become much more creative and have written my best work. 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?
Robin/Wade: I would bring Jimi Hendrix back. I think he had a lot left to give on the guitar. I would have loved to see where he could have taken his talents. He did so much in such a short time span, and a was a tremendous talent. I think he would have done many more incredible things with his music. I think the technological advances with electric guitar setups, pedals, amps, etc. would have served him well. 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?
Robin/Wade: If you paid us only half of what was owed, you wouldn’t have knee caps still in place. 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.
Robin/Wade: This musical group shares something in common with pandas, bald eagles, rhinoceros, and virgin sorority girls. Who is The Endangered Species. 8. Oops! Stadium Accidentally Leaves Ramstein Song Blasting All Night, Annoying Neighbor 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?
Robin/Wade: Sound guys who play with the vocals the entire show. 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?
Robin/Wade: I understand artist wanting fans to not expose their set list and their show to the public. However, if the goal is to reach as many fans as possible, those cell phones are broadcasting back to more potential fans. Of course the sound on cell phone videos hardly do the artist any justice, it does expose other potential fans to your music. I’m for the fans deciding how they want to take in the music. I’m not distracted by your phone, and I certainly do not watch live concerts through a lens, however; its more distracting to listen to an artist go on a rant about it during the show. Just shut the fuck up and play, don’t tell people what they can and cannot do. As a musician I don’t care if you film it from your phone, but as a concert goer, please put your camera down. It’s enough to look over your head, I don’t want to look past your phone too. 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?
Robin/Wade: We put a GPS tracker on the trailer hidden somewhere. We don’t unhook the trailer from the vehicle, and we always have a lock on it. We also keep the trailer parked right outside our hotel window if possible, under a light, or in secure area with a camera. We might also have a member sleeping inside the trailer with a loaded shotgun. Just maybe! 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?
Robin/Wade: We had a show stop because of an asshole sound guy pulling a power trip. We told our fans that we would be going instrumental until they revolted on the sound man and he was forced to return the pa sound. The best part is he told us we would never play the venue again. After we talked to the owner he was fired immediately. MPAP: Those are some great answers. On behalf of Metal Pulp And Paper, I’d like to thank you, Robin and Wade, for taking the time to answer these recent music news headline questions. We look forward to what your band, The Endangered Species, does to finish out 2019 and beyond.