Al Beck

Al Beck

Al Beck

Cover songs performed by members of Metallica, Death Angel and more, the fate of Vinnie Paul’s house, Serj Tankian reveals his addiction…to video games this week in Midnight Metal News!

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  • Members of Metallica, Death Angel, More Perform Covers

    How did you spend your holiday weekend? Members of Death Angel, Queens of the Stone Age and Bad Wolves joined Kirk and Robert from Metallica the weekend previous to do a gig known as the Wedding Band, as part of the Bottle Rock After Dark shows in Napa, CA. Tearing through about 20 cover songs from Motörhead, Misfits, Black Sabbath and more! The videos made their way online last week and are definitely worth checking out, if for no other reason than to see how this group of mostly metal heads adapts Kool and the Gang’s Jungle Boogie.

  • Vinnie Paul’s House Sold, Demolished

    We reported a few months ago that the late-Vinnie Paul’s home in Arlington, TX had hit the market and was scooped up by an anonymous buyer. Fans had hoped some kind of memorial would be there but as of last week it appears that won’t be the case, as Ride for Dime charity event promoter Derek “D-Rock” Walker shared photos on his Facebook of the lot, having been demolished for a new build. “This was not only a heavy metal landmark, but a staple in Pantera’s Rock-and-Roll legacy,” read Walker’s caption. ”Sold-off to private investors to be leveled for a new build. If you were fortunate enough to be invited over, cherish the memories forever…”



    Absolutely gut wrenching and heartbreaking. This is what remains of the monument that was Vinnie Paul's home in...

    Posted by D-Rock Walker on Wednesday, April 6, 2022
  • Serj Tankian Talks About Video Game Addiction

    System of Down vocalist Serj Tankian revealed that he is a video game addict in a new interview with Loudwire, where he recounted having to get rid of all his games and consoles on multiple occasions to go cold turkey. “In my early 20s I was a gamer. I used to have a PlayStation and all that stuff… playing way too many NBA Jam games and my fingers got really messed up.” Tankian continued, “at one point I realized this is getting really addictive… and I shouldn’t be doing this. I’m hurting my hands, and I need my hands to play.  So, I’m not [playing] games now, but I love doing music for them.” You can catch Serj in the upcoming first-person shooter Metal: Hellsinger, which will also feature Randy Blythe and Matt Heafy.





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