100 Awesome Metal Facts

This could take a while. Loudwire has put together a slide show of 100 metal facts that often had me going “I did not know that.” For example:

  1. “Mantra,” a 2001 song from Tool, is bascially a slowed-down version of Maynard James Keenan squeezing his cat.
  2. This is Spinal tap is the only movie on IMDB to be rated 11 out of 10 stars.
  3. No one knows the identity of the woman on the cover of the first Black Sabbath album. She’s…vanished.
  4. Slayer’s Kerry King once bred show dogs.
  5. Speaking of which, System of a Down picked that name partially so they could be closer to Slayer in the record racks.
  6. When Lemmy wanted to kick drugs by having a complete blood transfusion like Keith Richards did, doctors refused, saying that his blood was so toxic, regular blood would probably kill him.

There’s much, much more here.


Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “100 Awesome Metal Facts

  • September 21, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    Is there a list of the 100, instead of clicking 100 times to get to each slide in the slide show?


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