Dec 9, 2014
First Phil Anselmo smokes his pot, then he lets the man walk on people shortly after Jesus took a dive during December 1, 2014 live show in San Antonio. Fast forward to 2:25 if you're impatient.
Nov 6, 2014
Somewhere between hitting drums, hitting his own dishwashers and hiring hitmen, AC/DC's Phil Rudd's ultimate bad ass Breaking Bad transformation has been captured by Ultimate Classic Rock.
May 19, 1954: Phil Rudd (full name: Phillip Hugh Norman Witschke Rudzevecuis) is born in Melbourne, Australia.
1973: He forms Buster Brown with future Rose Tattoo singer Gary “Angry” Anderson.
December 1974: After recording one album (‘Something to Say’) with Buster Brown, Rudd auditions for and joins AC/DC. Over the next decade, the group become international superstars.
April 1983: Rudd parts ways with AC/DC after recording his drum parts for the album ‘Flick of the Switch.’ Reports vary as to whether he quit or was fired, but drug and alcohol abuse, as well as personality conflicts with guitarist Malcolm Young, have been cited as factors for his departure.
1994: He rejoins AC/DC after being invited to several informal jam sessions by Malcolm and Angus Young. Beginning with 1995′s ‘Ballbreaker,’ Rudd has appeared on every studio album and tour since that time, including the upcoming 2014 release ‘Rock or Bust.’
Oct. 7, 2010: Rudd is caught by police with 25 grams of cannabis aboard his boat in Tauranga, New Zealand. He is convicted for possession of marijuana that December, but in April of 2011 the conviction was wiped from his record after it was argued that it would keep him from traveling abroad for AC/DC tours.
July 2011: He branches out into a new venture by announcing that he will open a seafood restaurant in Tauranga called “Phil’s Place.”
July 2012: Three employees at Phil’s Place are fired following an incident in which his dinner order was delivered to his airport hangar instead of his boat. Rudd reportedly verbally abused the staff and kicked the back door and a garbage can. He is subsequently sued for wrongful termination, and the restaurant is closed until April 2013.
March 5, 2014: The drummer is accused of lying when he fails to mention his 2010 marijuana conviction on his application for a New Zealand pilot’s license. A judge clears him of the charge due to insufficient evidence.
March 11, 2014: The Employee Relations Authority rules in favor of the former employees in the wrongful termination case stemming from the July 2012 incident. Rudd is ordered to pay $72,000 New Zealand dollars, the equivalent of more than $55,600 in U.S. dollars.
Aug. 29, 2014: Rudd releases his first-ever solo album, ‘Head Job,’ which features the single, ‘Repo Man.’
Oct. 4, 2014: AC/DC film videos for two songs from ‘Rock or Bust’ without Rudd. Singer Brian Johnson explains that a “family emergency” kept the drummer from attending the shoot.
Oct. 16, 2014: AC/DC raises eyebrows by posting a new group photo without Rudd on their Facebook page. The band offers no official explanation for the omission.
Nov. 5, 2014: Rudd is charged with attempting to procure a murder, possession of methamphetamine, possession of cannabis and threatening to kill after police searched his home in Mauta, New Zealand.
Nov. 6, 2014: AC/DC issue a statement that offered no comment on the arrest, but declares that “Phil’s absence will not affect the release of our new album ‘Rock or Bust’ and upcoming tour next year.”
Oct 19, 2014
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May 11, 2014
I enjoyed some of the last 8 years hiding behind Sycco, but most of it was forgettable, regrettable and wasteful. I am glad I met few great metalheads, got a chance to interview some of my idols, but sadly I can no longer dedicate any time to True Metalhead's blog, my past spoken words or anything else Sycco-related.
I am glad that few of the podcasts I started are still going strong, I will stay true to the music I fell in love with over 30 years ago, as I love discovering new metal bands, new music and new faces of metal, but I will not be involved with any of the behind scenes anymore.
I have a bunch of posts I started many months ago and might publish some of those in the future, and will also maintain True Metalhead's Facebook page for a while, but regular blogging, podcasting, facebooking and pissing people off is over.
Hailz and cheerz
- True Metalhead
Posted by Dario Sycco at 9:31 PM
Apr 22, 2014
It's only Rock'n' Roll. Until somebody gets hurt, pukes or in case of Faster Pussycat's bassist, Danny Nordahl, falls backwards and bangs his head on the bass drum and gets escorted off stage.
All in the day's (or minute's) work in a life of a rock-and-rolleer.
By the war that's likely the first time you saw Faster Pussycat in the news in about 20 years, right?
Apr 21, 2014
Apr 20, 2014
Courtesy of Black Metal Girls, handpicked by TrueMetalhead.
Mar 23, 2014
Mar 5, 2014
You're not the only one who got a kick out of Napalm Death's “You Suffer”, the song that made it to Guinness World records as the shortest song ever.
Feb 27, 2014
I admire the shit out of Portnoy, especially battle scars like this, but Mike, how much did you drink and who the fuck let the dogs out?
Feb 20, 2014
In Brazil, they can be enraged about politics and nature, but it's all about survival up north.
Gotta stay warm like these kids do.
Feb 7, 2014
According to CentrumDruku3D, a traffic circle in small Polish city of Jaworzno, has been renamed after late Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman. The official sign unveiling, which took place yesterday (Thursday, Febraury 6), was made possible thanks to the Polish company Art-Com Sp. z o.o. (Art-Com Ltd.), which won the charity auction during the world-famous Wielka Orkiestra Swiatecznej Pomocy (Great Christmas Aid Orchestra). For one year, the traffic circle in Jaworzno will be called Jeff Hanneman's Circle Pit. A message on the official sign that is displayed at the traffic circle reads as follows: "Jeff Hanneman's Circle Pit - unforgettable Slayer guitarist "During the XXII Final of The Great Orchestra Of Christmas charity, the President of Jaworzno put up for auction the traffic circle in the city centre, which was later auctioned by Art-Com Ltd. The company could give the name to the traffic circle and became its 'symbolic' owner for the period of one year.