Pigeon Busted Smuggling Backpack Full Of Drugs

Pigeons have long been used to transport messages to far off locations. Usually, a message was strapped to a homing pigeon’s leg in a tiny scroll, and the pigeons could be sent over hundreds and hundreds of miles to deliver it. Now, however, it seems that pigeons are transporting something far more devious than tiny […]

Magic Mushrooms Are ‘Safest’ Recreational Drug Says New Study, But How Safe Are They?

Mushrooms, or “magic mushrooms” as they are often referred to in the drug using world, have been deemed “safe” by the Global Drug Survey. The term “safe” isn’t often one that comes to mind when one thinks of something like drugs. However, yesterday when the Global Drug Survey released their annual recreational drug survey, they […]

Kissing Bug Chagas Disease: Disgusting Way To Die Just Deemed Deadlier

The kissing bug causes something called Chagas Disease, and it has just been deemed deadlier than previously thought. What is Chagas Disease? Spread by insects given the name “kissing bugs,” they infect humans by biting them on or around the lips while they sleep. After the initial bite, the kissing bugs then defecate into the […]

Metallica ‘Hardwired… Around The World’ Video Pumps Up Fans For Tour

Metallica is in final preparations for the North American leg of their WorldWired Tour. The band will kick off the tour this Wednesday in Baltimore, and behind the scenes shots of the stage promise a Metallica-sized spectacle. In advance of the tour’s kickoff, Metallica has released a video titled “Hardwired… Around the World.” The video […]

Metallica: Lars Ulrich To Host Weekly Radio Show Called ‘It’s Electric!’

Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich has announced that he will be hosting a weekly radio show on Apple Music’s Beats1. Ulrich’s new show will be called It’s Electric!, and it is touted as an international music show featuring new music that Lars has taken a shine to, as well as interviews with musical notables. The Metallica […]

Metallica’s Lars Ulrich Says Lou Reed Was Devastated By Response To ‘Lulu’

When Metallica announced the impending release of Lulu, their unlikely collaboration with Lou Reed, in 2011, the announcement was met with more than a bit of trepidation by both Metallica and Lou Reed fans alike. What would Lulu sound like? The idea of taking a tune like “Sweet Jane” and crunching it up to Metallica-level […]

Metallica Helps Out Tribute Band, Blistered Earth, By Buying Them New Gear

Metallica has done a solid for an Oregon tribute band called Blistered Earth. For a struggling garage band, or a band just starting out, or a band that just plays gigs on the weekends, can there be any worse feeling than having your gear stolen? You slowly put together your setup, from pedals and guitars […]

PTSD Is Genetic Says New Study

PTSD, or post-traumatic stress disorder, is usually associated with war veterans, or persons that have undergone tragic accidents or been the victims of violent crime. However, while some such persons succumb to PTSD, others endure utterly horrific events and show no sign of being affected by PTSD, and now scientists believe they have discovered why. […]

Danzig Releases ‘Devil On HWY 9’ – First Release From ‘Black Laden Crown’ Album – Track List Revealed

Danzig just released the first song from his new upcoming album, Black Laden Crown, which is due out in late May. The new Danzig song, “Devil on HWY 9” starts off with a dry, crunching guitar lick that screams from ear to ear with some major harmonics. When Glenn Danzig’s voice comes in, for the […]

Metallica Album, ‘Hardwired… To Self-Destruct,’ Goes Platinum, Selling Over One Million Copies

Metallica’s latest album, Hardwired… to Self-Destruct officially surpassed the 1 million mark in sales this month. In a little over five months, Metallica’s latest album has received not only critical acclaim, but appears to have hit home with fans as well. Metallica sold over 290,000 copies of Hardwired… to Self-Destruct in its first week of […]

Marc Maron’s WTF Podcast Surpasses 800 Episodes

Marc Maron’s WTF Podcast has largely become a standard bearer in the world of podcasting, which is actually quite a feat for a multitude of reasons. Last week, Maron put out the 800th episode of WTF, an astonishing accomplishment, even to Marc himself. “Eight-hundred f****** episodes. That is crazy.” Since 2009, Marc Maron has hosted […]

Glenn Danzig’s Blackest Of The Black Festival Promises Bloody Fun

New details have emerged concerning Glenn Danzig’s new spring event, aptly called the Blackest of the Black Festival, which will be held in May. Is anyone surprised that a Danzig festival would include a sacrificial altar, a castle, a bondage stage and a “bloodbath” — which we might assume is a dunk tank filled with […]

Metallica Invites Fans To Pick Local Opening Bands In ‘Hit The Stage’ Contest – Vote Now

Metallica is inviting their fans to pick local opening bands for the North American summer leg of their “Hardwired WorldWired Tour.” Metallica made the announcement via their website, stating that they had a blast doing this very same thing in Mexico and Central America, and now there is an opportunity to do it in North […]

Metallica: Kirk Hammett Says Relationship With Band Mates Goes Beyond Friendship

Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett opened up in a big way in a recent interview with Matt Pinfield on the Westwood One radio show, 2 Hours With Matt Pinfield. Kirk Hammett has always been considered the quiet and quirky (Quirk Hammett) member of Metallica. The guitar maestro has always marched to the beat of his own […]

Cigarette Tax To Impact California Smokers In A Big Way Starting Today

A new California cigarette tax is taking effect today, and it is no April Fool’s joke. An additional $2.00 per pack will now be charged on each pack of cigarettes. California smokers have known about the impending cigarette tax since November, when Proposition 56 was passed, and it has prompted some smokers to stock up […]

Marijuana Position For Conservative Lawmaker Switches After Family Tragedy

When it comes to the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes, it is normally thought that those on the right, those being conservative Republicans, are usually against marijuana use, and that those on the left, the liberal Democrats, are usually for marijuana use. However, there seems to be a subtle change in the Southern United […]

Former Metallica Bassist Jason Newsted Chimes In On Hardwired…To Self Destruct

Most Metallica fans were shocked when the announcement was made in 2001 that bassist Jason Newsted was leaving Metallica. The explanation at the time, that Newsted had injured his body (presumably his neck) from playing metal, seemed legitimate. However, it didn’t take long for rumors to abound that there was more to his departure from […]

We Dine Together – A High School Inclusion Club Gains National Notice

The We Dine Together club at Boca Raton High School in Florida is swiftly gaining national attention. As anyone who has been through it can attest to, high school can be a daunting experience. What’s more, new students often have a particularly rough go of it, trying to fit in, trying to find like-minded students, […]

Metallica Hardwired Worldwired Tour To Continue Into Europe

Metallica has announced that they will extend their Hardwired Worldwired tour well in to 2018 with dates in Europe. Earlier this year, when Metallica opened the new Royal Arena in Copenhagen, they told the fans that they would return to Europe soon, and now they are making good on that promise. After a summer North […]

Danzig To Release Album Of All New Material In May

Danzig will release an album of all new material around mid May according to his official website. It has been 7 years since Danzig released an original album with his well-received Deth Red Sabaoth. The official Danzig website said that the name of the upcoming album will be announced shortly. Last summer, Glenn Danzig released, […]

Metallica’s James Hetfield Looks Back At Metallica Albums In New Interview

Metallica has been around for more than three and a half decades. When you reach that rare level of rock stardom, there are few things your die-hard fans don’t know about your band, and that can be said about Metallica. After all, what die-hard fan doesn’t know that Cliff Burton said he’d only join Metallica […]

New Doctors Will Now Be Allowed To Work 28 Hours In A Row – How Safe Is It?

New doctors will soon be allowed to work for up to 28 hours straight, which might beg the question the next time you see your doctor, “How long have you been up?” The decision to let new doctors work such long hours was made by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The ACGME […]

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Looks Back At Three-Plus-Decades Of Shredding

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett could be seen as the quiet member of the group. Hammet is George Harrison, taking a backseat to James Hetfield’s Lennon and Lars Ulrich’s McCartney. Kirk has always been viewed as the voice of reason, as the level-headed member when Metallica’s two primary egos have gotten a bit too heated. After going […]

Breastfeeding Pressure Killed Baby, Says Mom

The pressure to breastfeed led to the starvation of her infant boy, claims Jillian Johnson. Jillian Johnson gave birth to a perfectly healthy baby boy and named him Landon. Following the baby boy’s death, Jillian wrote on a Fed Is Best blog that if she’d given Landon “just one bottle,” in addition to breastfeeding, then […]

Metallica Offers Huge Prizes To Fans Via All Within My Hands Foundation

Despite their rough and rugged exterior, Metallica has always been a band that is interested in giving back. From Metallica’s annual contributions to the MusiCares MAP fund, to their Bridge School Benefit appearances, to their offering a large reward for a missing fan, Metallica has proven time and again that their hearts are in the […]

Metallica Summer Stadium Tour: What North American Fans Can Expect

A Metallica summer stadium tour. Hundreds of thousands of rabid metal fans across the United States and Canada, downing case after case of Budweiser and Coors Light, tailgating in parking lots in black tee shirts next to vehicles adorned with Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Iron Maiden, and Anthrax bumper stickers, the tinny sounds of “Master of […]

Dementia Can Be Predicted Via One Simple Marker Say Experts

Dementia is currently the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, and the fifth leading cause in those individuals 65 and older. Almost 15 percent of Americans aged 71 and older have Alzheimer’s or other form of dementia. Now, according to researchers in Boston, there may be a primary marker to indicate whether […]

Diabetes Can Be Wiped Out With A Simple Diet Say Scientists

Diabetes affects almost 10 percent of the American population (29.1 million people) according to the American Diabetes Association. As such, any news indicating that there is a possible cure is good news. Scientists at the University of Southern California have indicated that an extremely simple diet may, in fact, be able to reverse the effects […]

New Immunotherapy Cancer Drug Hailed As A ‘Game-Changer’

A push is on to move as fast as possible to get a new immunotherapy cancer drug to market. So revolutionizing and promising is this new immunotherapy cancer drug that doctors are chomping at the bit to get it into the hands of cancer patients. The immunotherapy drug is called nivolumab, and head and neck […]

Great Apes – Chimpanzees, Orangutans, And Bonobos – Can Read Minds, Says New Study — Sort Of

The great apes have long mystified mankind. They are so familiar to us with their fingers and toes, their forward facing eyes, and their ability, in some cases, to use tools — all of these things make us feel like we’re looking in some sort of a prehistoric mirror. Now, some researchers are stating that […]

AstraZeneca Combines Medications To Beat Lung Cancer – Cure Coming Next Year?

According to drug maker AstraZeneca, if one drug doesn’t work on a particular disease, try combining it with another to see if it’s more effective. AstraZeneca is now combining two different medicines in an attempt to combat lung cancer. Specifically, AstraZeneca’s lung cancer cocktail is attempting to weaken lung cancer so that the body’s own […]

Metallica ‘Murder One’ Details

Metallica’s tenth studio LP, Hardwired… to Self Destruct, will be released on November 18th, and Metallica fans worldwide have been salivating over the first few tracks we’ve heard from the album. The first track to be released, “Hardwired,” was a quick tune that Metallica fans were primarily thrilled with. The song seemed to be a […]

Las Vegas Goes Green? Strip Casinos Leaving Nevada Power Grid

Las Vegas, Sin City, City of Lights, whatever you want to call it, it doesn’t seem like the most environmentally friendly place. The sheer amount of excess that Las Vegas offers, whether it be with gambling, alcohol, general debauchery, or the sheer amount of electric wattage, Las Vegas doesn’t seem like a place that would […]

Acne Is A Good Thing, No Joke! Here’s Why

Acne is a good thing. Really. It is. Do you have your doubts? Let’s face it, for many of us there was a point somewhere in our past when you were getting ready for a date, or for a school picture or a dance, and that dreaded zit reared its mighty head… and usually in […]

Human Embryo Editing: Sweden Docs Make It Possible To Customize Your Baby

Human Embryo Editing. It sounds like something from the mind of Heinlein or Frank Herbert. Imagine being able to pick and choose your child’s features via human embryo editing prior to the birth. Imagine being able to remove negative hereditary genetic factors from a human embryo so that its chances of developing a hereditary disease […]

Metallica NY Weekend Details: Global Citizen Festival, Howard Stern, Town Meeting

Metallica once again feels like they’re at the precipice. Before the release of each of Metallica’s albums, there seems to be a charge in the air and ominous clouds lined with lightning on the horizon before the coming storm. That’s what it feels like now… and it feels like this storm is going to be […]

Internet Addiction Signifies Other Mental Health Issues Says New Study

Internet addiction. The term almost seems like an oxymoron. As integral as the internet has become to our modern lives, any one of us might be termed an internet addict. But there are those that go above and beyond when it comes to their excessive use of the internet, and there are those that may […]

Brain Cancer Edges Out Leukemia As Top Killer Of Children

Leukemia has fallen second to brain cancer as the number one cause of cancer deaths in children according to new research from the National Center for Health Statistics. Since the 1970s, cancer deaths have been steadily dropping among children between the ages of one and nineteen. As of 1999, just over 25 percent of all […]

Metallica’s ‘Hardwired… To Self Destruct’ Completed, But Some Fans Angered By Changes

Metallica’s Lars Ulrich announced late last week that Metallica’s latest album is 100 percent completed. That, in itself, should be a relief to the hordes of Metallica fans who have been chomping at the bit for eight years since the release of the band’s last album, Death Magnetic. However, something else that drummer Lars Ulrich […]

Superbug Spread Diminishes But Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Still Baffles Doctors

The superbug that has reared its head as of late is baffling doctors, though now researchers are insisting that it doesn’t seem to be spreading… for the moment. Last week, a 2 year-old girl in Connecticut was identified as the fourth person to be infected with the superbug – a bacteria that is classified as […]

Metallica: Behind The Scenes Of The Gymnasium Video

When it comes to music videos, Metallica started their career out as major doubters. Unwilling to jump on the MTV rock video bandwagon in the early and mid-80s, Metallica refused to lather up some scantily clad models in oil and have them slide around the hood of a car or writhe around in cages. Metallica, […]

Nazi Propaganda Tolerated On Twitter While Islamic Accounts Suspended

When it comes to Twitter, you are far less likely to receive any consequences for a controversial tweet if you’re a Nazi than if you are a Muslim, or so claims a new study. The report on Nazis (Nazi sympathizers or Neo-Nazis) says that Nazis use Twitter with “relative impunity.” The Nazi Twitter study was […]

Chickenpox Cases Continue To Decline: Experts Say The 2-Dose Vaccine Is Working

If you’re old enough, you probably remember having chickenpox as a kid. Perhaps your mom made you take an oatmeal bath to relieve the itching, or perhaps you had honey dabbed on to the worst blisters, or maybe you still remember the smell of calamine lotion. Now, however, according to a new report from the […]

Metallica Bassist Robert Trujillo Says New Album Has ‘A Lot Of Firepower’

Metallica purists were thrilled with the speed and vigorous crunch of the first taste of Metallica’s new album, Hardwired… to Self Destruct, which will be released on the band’s label, Blackened Recordings, on November 18. The first tune released, “Hardwired,” has a lot of Metallica fans thinking the new album will be a throwback to […]

Playboy Mansion Officially Sold: The House That Sex Built Is Now Under New Ownership

The Playboy Mansion officially has a new owner. Aaron Metropoulos shelled out $100 million for the historic property that now lies adjacent to another property that Metropoulos already owns. The Playboy Mansion, the home of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, is located in California near the UCLA campus and the Bel-Air Country Club. The Playboy Mansion […]

Baby Simulators Are Not Working Says New Study – Teenage Girls More Likely To Get Pregnant

Not so long ago, baby simulators used in health and home economics classes consisted of something like a bag of flour or an egg. Teens were given these “baby simulators” to take care of for a few weeks so they could get a sense of the amount of responsibility necessary to be a parent. Nowadays, […]

Metallica: Is Blackened Recordings The Real Reason Behind The Eight Year Delay For A New Album?

Metallica is in a position that most rock bands can only dream of. They’ve sold over 100 million records. They have the ability to sell out a brand new 50,000+ seat NFL stadium in a matter of minutes. They can pick and choose when and how they tour. They own their song masters to their […]

Maternal Death Rates In United States Are Sharply Increasing — What’s Going On?

On new study being published in the September issue of the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology on the maternal death rate includes some pretty stunning information. The maternal death rate study focused on Texas, where the maternal death rate almost doubled between the years of 2010 and 2012. Notably, the maternal death rate study points out […]

HPV – Parents Like Being Able To Opt Out… But Experts Say They Shouldn’t

HPV or human papilloma virus vaccines have been available now for a number of years. Recent polls have uncovered the fact that parents are more likely to support the use of HPV vaccines, but only if they are given the option to not take part in them. It seems like a paradox. Parents are okay […]

Metallica Blows Out New U.S. Bank Stadium In Minneapolis In Advance Of ‘Hardwired … To Self Destruct’ Release

Metallica fans were given treat after treat in the past week. First, on Thursday, Metallica shocked fans with the announcement that their long-awaited new album would be released on November 18th. The same day, Metallica released a new song, the title track to the new album, “Hardwired,” along with a video. If all that weren’t […]