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MetalSucks’ Top 25 Most Popular Stories of 2021


Every December, we have the MetalSucks Mansion Monkeys tally up our top 25 stories of the past year, so as to better learn what you dummies like and what bands will generate the most ¢lick$. And now that the 2021 report is in, we have some interesting takeaways. For example:

  • Toyah Willcox may currently be the biggest rock star in the world.
  • Corey Taylor is also still quite popular.
  • Everyone hates Ted Nugent.
  • Everyone loves Vince Neil(‘s failures).
  • People spent less time reading about the legal troubles of Marilyn Manson and Jon Schaffer than you might assume.
  • Fans still have really, really strong opinions regarding band merch.
  • 2021 wasn’t much better than 2020.

Peruse the stories you made our most popular below.

#25: Video: Ozzy Osbourne Hears “Crazy Train” Sample in Trick Daddy’s “Let’s Go” for the First Time

#24: K.K. Downing Says Judas Priest Threatened Legal Action Over the K.K.’s Priest Name and That Rob Halford Approached Him About Starting a New Band

#23: 10 Times a Famous Metal Band Replaced a Member With a Complete Unknown

#22: Kourtney Kardashian Wears Cannibal Corpse Longsleeve, Internet Flips Out

#21: Brass Against Apologize for On-Stage Pee Incident

#20: Anti-Vaxxer John Dolmayan (System of a Down) Throws Hissy Fit Over Not Being Able to Eat at L.A. Restaurants

#19: Iced Earth Kickstarter Backers are PISSED at Jon Schaffer: “I Don’t Support Nazis”

#18: Sharon Osbourne Chimes in on Marilyn Manson Abuse Allegations

#17: Video: Old Man Tap-Dancing to Metallica Cover Band on the Subway, Slays It

#16: Listen: Fan Attempts to “Fix” Iron Maiden’s Senjutsu

#15: David Lee Roth Turned Down Mötley Crüe Support Slot Because “I Don’t Open for Bands That I Influenced”

#14: Another Potential Megadeth Bassist Takes Himself Out of the Running

#13: Mensa President Ted Nugent Wonders Why “COVID-1 Through -18 Didn’t Shut Anything Down”

#12: Corey Taylor Explains Why He Stepped Away from Stone Sour

#11: Video: Twisted Tea Slap Goes Metal

#11: Machine Gun Kelly Pelted with Bottles and Branches at Aftershock Festival

#10: First Week Sales for Limp Bizkit’s Still Sucks Blow

#9: Sister of Kiss’ Paul Stanley: “I Hope He Goes to Hell”

#8: This Dude Built a Guitar Out of His Dead Uncle’s Skeleton

#7: Suspect208: Band Featuring Kids of Guns N’ Roses and Metallica Members Fire Scott Weiland’s Son for Drug Use

#6: Watch: King Crimson’s Robert Fripp and His Wife Cover Metallica’s “Enter the Sandman” (Not a Typo)

#5: Here Come the Fall Tour Cancelations

#4: Mötley Crüe’s Vince Neil Getting in Shape With “Revolutionary Fat Burning and Muscle Building Device”

#3: Korn’s Brian “Head” Welch: “I Went Too Far” With Christianity

#2: Rammstein Frontman Til Lindemann Arrested in Russia

#1: 8th Grader Suspended for Thinking Nirvana is a Clothing Brand

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