Quickies: Century Media news, Lars Ulrich can’t market for sh*t, and more!

Quickies time! Corey’s in Boston today, so you get me instead. Woo-hoo! Here’s what we missed in the metal world today:

  • MetalSucks has an interesting exclusive on the possible Century Media Records sale. The guys spoke with Century Media founder Robert Kampf to clarify developments around the label’s rumored major-label acquisition. Definitely worth a read.
  • Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has followed Napalm Death vocalist Barney Greenway’s lead and written a letter to Indonesian president Joko Widodo, urging him to spare the lives of two men arrested for drug smuggling in the country. This isn’t sarcasm, but I’m genuinely wondering what the tug-of-war in Widodo’s head looks like right now.
  • This week’s album sales numbers are out over at Metal Insider and goddammit, Kid Rock is not only still a thing but also sold 136,000+ of his new album. You win, universe. You win. Oh well, at least there’s Torche.
  • Lars Ulrich claims that one of the songs Metallica has recorded for their as-yet-untitled, as-yet-producer-less new album is “not so bad.” That’s exactly the kind of positive marketing you want in a dying music industry when following up the worst album of your career. Good job, Lars!
  • And finally…Rob Scallon is awesome. Kendrick Lamar is awesome. Together, they’re, well…awesome! Here’s the former’s latest—an instrumental guitar medley of Kendrick tunes:

Pretty sure this dude can do no wrong. Which one? Either of them. Check out the rest of Rob’s videos here. Anyway, that’ll do it for me. Check back tomorrow for more!

Keep it heavy,

-Dan

Live. Love. Plow. Horns Up.

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