MetalSucks’ Top 25 Most Popular Stories of 2017


Wednesday will be our final day of regular posting for 2017, because even asshole metal bloggers celebrate the holidays (and by “celebrate,” we mean “lounge on our fat asses”). But before we go, we wanted to take stock of the year, as we always do, by reviewing the past twelve months’ top traffic-generating posts on MetalSucks. Thus, here is 2017 in review, as decided by the stories that you, or beloved readers, clicked on:

#25: Cradle of Filth Comment on Kanye West Wearing Their T-Shirt

#24: Here’s Video of Metallica and Lady Gaga Performing Together at The Grammys

#23: Ted Nugent Comes Out of the Closet: “I am a Gay Pirate”

#22: Did Machine Head Steal a Riff from Strapping Young Lad? Robb Flynn and Devin Townsend Respond

#21: Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe Addresses Attack at Ariana Grande Concert in Manchester

#20: Video: Tool Drummer Danny Carey Sits in with Kids to Play “The Pot”

#19: James Hetfield Reveals Why Metallica Will Never Add Bass to …And Justice for All

#18: Josh Homme Kicks Female Photographer in the Head at Queens of the Stone Age Show

#17: Korn and Gwar Take Heat for Insensitive Comments about Chester Bennington’s Suicide

#16: An Open Letter to Hells Headbangers Records to Stop Releasing and Distributing Metal by White Supremacists

#15: Original Faith No More Vocalist Chuck Mosley Dead at Age 57

#14: Four Former Members of Ghost Reveal Identities, Speak Out About Lawsuit Against Tobias Forge (“Papa Emeritus”)

#13: Thirty of the Worst Metal Band Promo Photos of All Time

#12: Mother Loses Custody of Two-Year-Old Daughter After Lostprophets’ Ian Watkins “Groomed” Her from Prison

#11: Report: Pentagram’s Bobby Liebling Arrested for First-Degree Assault of a “Vulnerable Adult Family Member”

#10: Suicide Silence Issue Apology for Latest Album: “We Know We Fucked Up”

#9: Iron Maiden Forced to Drop “Hallowed Be Thy Name” from Their Setlist as the Result of a Legal Dispute

#8: Kittie Bassist Trish Doan Dead at Age 31

#7: Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington Has Committed Suicide by Hanging

#6: Watch a Very, Very, VERY Drunk Black Metal Band Attempt to Perform with Disastrous Results

#5: This Dude Sounds EXACTLY Like Layne Staley

#4: All Four Members of Decapitated Arrested on Alleged Kidnapping Charge

#3: Pro-Trump Rally Set to Clash with Juggalo March in Washington, D.C. in September

#2: Chris Cornell Committed Suicide by Hanging

#1: Science Explains How Metal Singers are Able to Scream Without Damaging Their Vocal Cords

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