An idea to turn Vinnie Paul’s home into the heavy metal Graceland, Metallica’s next round of re-issues, tributes to some fallen metalheads and more this week in Midnight Metal news!
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TURN VINNIE PAUL’S HOME INTO A HEAVY METAL GRACELAND
M. Shadows of Avenged Sevenfold kicks off tonight’s midnight metal news, but not because he has any updates on the upcoming album but because he took to twitter last week with an idea on how to crowdfund the purchase of the late Vinnie Paul’s home, which is currently on the market.
“Vinnie Paul’s house is for sale. The place was legendary by all standards and it will be a shame to see it bought by a developer or a non fan,” said Shadows. He suggested forming a decentralized autonomous organization of fans by having them purchase NFTs and then having them vote on what to do with the, “Graceland of Heavy Metal,” as he put it.
METALLICA’S NEXT ROUND OF RE-ISSUES
Metallica have announced that their next set of reissues will be from the dreaded Load and ReLoad era and they’re looking to the fans once again to help out.
“We’re looking for anything and everything you might have from August 1995 through September 1998: live photos (taken by you!) or snaps from a meet & greet, flyers, ticket stubs, backstage passes, and whatever other mementos you may have from that time,” said the band. You can send your submissions, even if they’re just an email about the reissues, to firstname.lastname@example.org
REMEMBERING THE CO-FOUNDER OF MEGAFORCE RECORDS
Megaforce records Co-Founder Jon Zazula, passed away last week at the age of 69.
Megaforce Records, formed in 1982, most notably released records by both Metallica and Anthrax before they signed to major labels. Many of the members of both bands as well as the metal community posted their tributes to Twitter.
TRIBUTE ACTION FIGURES
The action figure company Super7, which makes excellent reproductions of classic Star Wars style figures of all sorts of properties, announced a version of late-Exodus vocalist Paul Baloff last week as the latest in it’s ReAction line, followed by early Metallica bassist Cliff Burton, who’s figure just became available yesterday on their online store.
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