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Norma Jean Singer Disses Black Lives Matter, System of a Down Drummer Praises Donald Trump, and More Depressing Stories You May Have Missed This Week

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The MetalSucks Playlist — Week of June 1 – June 5, 2020

Did you miss some of this week’s top stories in the world of metal? Catch up below:

  • Norma Jean’s Cory Brandan came under fire for seemingly mocking the Black Lives Matter movement.
  • System of a Down’s John Dolmayan called Donald Trump “the greatest friend to minorities.”
  • Meanwhile, System of a Down’s Serj Tankian called for Trump to resign.
  • Trapt singer Chris Taylor Brown said George Floyd is partially to blame for his own murder.
  • The wife of Slayer frontman Tom Araya has been sharing racist, pro-police conspiracy theory memes on social media.
  • Five Finger Death Punch’s Ivan Moody said that Minneapolis cops have “an obvious fucking need for justice.”
  • Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic also praised Donald Trump.
  • Donald Trump Jr. got into a Twitter war with Justin Brannan (Most Precious Blood, Indecision).
  • Listen to Rage Against the Machine’s Zack de la Rocha guest appearance on the new Run the Jewels album.
  • Dino Cazares says he’ll never speak to or perform with his Fear Factory bandmates ever again.

That’s all for now. We’ll check in periodically over the weekend as usual and be right back at it full-bore next week.

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