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Same sex marriage is now legal in all 50 states! That’s a much, much bigger deal than anything music is going to give us anytime soon, and it feels weird to be writing about anything else right now. But it’s Friday, and perhaps you’d like to celebrate by watching some really good music videos. There… More »

You’ve known Sia Furler for a while whether you realize it or not. The Australian singer and songwriter has been hovering around the music industry for nearly two decades. She scored a UK hit with the exceptionally late-’90s-sounding 2000 trip-hop single “Taken For Granted,” but the Sneaker-Pimps-meets-Spice-Girls approach didn’t fly in the US. Thanks i… More »

Last week, Grantland published a thoughtful, compelling piece by Steven Hyden titled “The Sad But True Fate Of Pop-Metal.” In his essay, Hyden used the new Mastodon album, Once More ‘Round The Sun, as a jumping-off point to lament the paucity (if not void) of contemporary metal in mainstream consciousness, especially relative to the genre’… More »

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Mastodon’s Brent Hinds Really Hates Heavy Metal, Interviews

In a recent interview with Guitar Player, Mastodon's Brent Hinds admitted to not really liking heavy metal. Actually, his exact wording was: "I fucking hate…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | June 24, 2015 - 12:49 pm

Mastodon – “Asleep In The Deep” Video

Mastodon have been having a lot of fun as a band lately, selling booty shorts and turning up on Game Of Thrones. Their new video…
Tom Breihan | June 19, 2015 - 11:09 am

Mastodon Were Wildlings On Game Of Thrones Last Night

For the most part, Game Of Thrones has done a remarkable job maintaining the consistency of its fictional universe, avoiding things like cameos from real-life…
Tom Breihan | June 1, 2015 - 6:29 am

Mastodon – “White Walker”

It didn't make any sense last year when HBO released a mixtape of rappers referencing Game Of Thrones, and it doesn't make any more sense…
Tom Breihan | March 11, 2015 - 12:41 pm

Tool And Mastodon Members Form Nautical-Themed Supergroup Legend Of The Seagullmen

It's hard to decide exactly what to make of the Legend Of The Seagullmen, a new high-concept "supergroup" featuring Tool's Danny Carey and Mastodon's Brent…
Michael Nelson | February 9, 2015 - 4:25 pm

Mastodon’s Brent Hinds Is Playing Jackass’ Ryan Dunn In A Bam Margera Movie

Usually, prominent face tattoos make it hard to get major movie roles. When you're playing one of the Jackass guys, though, all bets are apparently…
Tom Breihan | January 12, 2015 - 9:31 am

2015 Grammy Nominees Announced

UPDATE: Read our breakdown of the nominations here. // The Academy Of Recording Arts And Sciences has been announcing Grammy nominatio…
Tom Breihan | December 5, 2014 - 9:02 am

Watch Mastodon Tear Shit Up On Letterman

Last night, Atlanta metal monsters Mastodon were the musical guests on the Late Show With David Letterman, and it is still weird to see these…
Tom Breihan | October 28, 2014 - 10:30 am

Mastodon Want To See You Twerk, Preferably In Asstodon Shorts

Mastodon caused a minor stir a few weeks back with their satirical video for "The Motherload," which featured a heavily stylized twerking competition. Those outraged…
Chris DeVille | October 13, 2014 - 5:55 pm

Mastodon – “The Motherload” Video

Mastodon released the album Once More 'Round The Sun this past summer, and now they've got a new clip for "The Motherload," which is not…
Miles Bowe | September 29, 2014 - 11:35 am

Watch Mastodon Bring Guitar Faces To Kimmel

People within the metal underground are always worrying that their scene is getting too friendly or commercialized. And to those people, I say: Don't you…
Tom Breihan | September 16, 2014 - 9:34 am

Mastodon – “Atlanta” (Feat. Gibby Haynes) (Stereogum Premiere)

Word to "Jesus Built My Hotrod": The phrase "feat. Gibby Haynes" usually means good things are about to happen. And now the Butthole Surfers frontma…
Tom Breihan | September 5, 2014 - 10:13 am

Mastodon’s Brent Hinds Carved A Giant Wooden Mastodong

When Brent Hinds isn't fronting Mastodon, he likes to blow off steam by doing some wood carving. Over the past year, he's been busy with…
James Rettig | July 29, 2014 - 8:51 pm

Stream Mastodon Once More ‘Round The Sun

Mastodon teased us earlier this year with news of a new album with some insane artwork. Then they gave us “High Road” (and its awesome
Miles Bowe | June 16, 2014 - 6:22 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This was a weird week in the music-video universe, and that was a good thing. Many of this week's videos (including those that didn't make…
Tom Breihan | June 13, 2014 - 12:58 pm

Mastodon – “High Road” Video

Mastodon used to make videos about evil clowns and cannibal cavemen, but in making the clip for "High Road," the first single from their new…
Tom Breihan | June 11, 2014 - 12:16 pm

Mastodon – “Chimes At Midnight”

Before putting on "Chimes At Midnight" to write about here, I was listening to Opeth's forthcoming Pale Communion (which I wrote about yesterday) and before…
Michael Nelson | June 3, 2014 - 7:45 am
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