Top 10 Funny Or Ironic Facts In Metal History

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1 Ozzy Osbourne doesn't know what metal is Ozzy Osbourne doesn't know what metal is John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne was born on December 3, 1948. He is also known as ''The Prince of Darkness''. Ozzy is an English singer, songwriter, and television personality. He rose to prominence in the early 1970s as the lead vocalist of the band Black Sabbath. Osbourne was fired from Black Sabbath ...read more.

My comment that explains the item got hidden and people can't see why this item is on here. Seems somebody has zero skills to prioritize in general, and comments in particular. By the way, I noticed that long ago. - Metal_Treasure

Why call him the Godfather of Metal when he doesn't even know what metal is? - Redrocm

Only people who don't know what metal is would call him the Godfather of Metal. Ozzy fans aren't more informed than Ozzy himself. - Metal_Treasure

Yes,and actually half of the albums he chose as his Top Ten Favorite Metal albums were not metal. - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345

The Prince of Darkness doesn't know about metal 🤣 - Userguy44

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2 Paranoid, Black Sabbath's most popular song, was written in 20-25 minutes as a filler

I've heard of this one before, I love that story. - RustyNail

Geezer Butler said they needed a 3 minute filler for the album. - Metal_Treasure

It ain't that great of a song, not crazy at all! - --ChadBlake--

No wayyy. Wow. That is a big fact to know. - ParasN2000

The other fact to know is that the riff sounds very similar to Get Down by The Half Life. Also, for me and many other people, Paranoid isn't a metal song. - Metal_Treasure

3 Megadeth's first manager was their drug dealer Megadeth's first manager was their drug dealer Megadeth is an American thrash metal band from Los Angeles, California. Megadeth was formed in 1983 by guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassist David Ellefson, shortly after Mustaine was fired from Metallica. They have released 15 studio albums to date, and have gone through many lineup changes, with Dave ...read more.

No wonder, LOL. But Dave Mustaine regrets hiring him.

“We chose a manager based on what he could provide for us, because he was the drug dealer to the band," he said. "We were so blinded by partying. [Bandmates] Gar [Samuelson] and Chris [Poland] were living a certain lifestyle, and when Dave Ellefson and I met with them, instead of them becoming more like us, we became more like them, and we started compromising just about everything.” - Dave Mustaine - Metal_Treasure

4 Paris Jackson, daughter of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, is a metal fan Paris Jackson, daughter of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, is a metal fan
5 Drummer Nicko McBrain's only songwriting credit in the entire Iron Maiden discography was the bassline to the song New Frontier (2003) Drummer Nicko McBrain's only songwriting credit in the entire Iron Maiden discography was the bassline to the song New Frontier (2003) Michael Henry "Nicko" McBrain is an English musician, best known as the drummer of the British heavy metal band Iron Maiden, which he joined in 1982.

Yes, a drummer was credited for a bassline. It was played by bassist Steve Harris - Metal_Treasure

More ironic than that Alanis Morrisette song. LOL. - truckturner

6 David Bowie liked Lulu by Lou Reed and Metallica: "This is Lou’s greatest work. This is his masterpiece. Just wait, it will be like Berlin. It will take everyone a while to catch up." David Bowie liked Lulu by Lou Reed and Metallica: David Robert Jones, known professionally as David Bowie, was an English singer born in London on January 8, 1947, and was the son of a fundraiser and a waitress. He died in New York on January 10, 2016 at the age of 69, a hero to millions. ...read more.

To be fair, Bowie had been a big admirer of Lou Reed ever since he first heard the Velvet Underground, and he has been influenced by some really bizarre music. I think that made him more open to its quirks rather than just bashing it as a piece of garbage. - Gg2000

As far as I know metal fans strongly disagree with that 😆 - Metal_Treasure

7 Nicko McBrain from Iron Maiden is a practicing Christian who wanted to use his life for God, which he did (by playing heavy metal in his band and worship music at his church). Nicko McBrain from Iron Maiden is a practicing Christian who wanted to use his life for God, which he did (by playing heavy metal in his band and worship music at his church).
8 James Hetfield of Metallica didn't want to release Nothing Else Matters because he wrote it for himself James Hetfield of Metallica didn't want to release Nothing Else Matters because he wrote it for himself James Alan Hetfield was born on August 3, 1963. He is an American musician, singer and songwriter known for being the co-founder, lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist and main songwriter for the American heavy metal band Metallica.

Metallica's most popular song... - Metal_Treasure

9 Varg Vikernes' real name is Kristian (Vikernes) Varg Vikernes' real name is Kristian (Vikernes) Louis Cachet, (born Kristian Vikernes) more popularly known as Varg Vikernes, is a Norwegian musician, writer, and a convicted murderer and arsonist. He is known as the frontman of the one-man band Burzum (named after a word in the Black Speech, which is a fictional language in J.R.R. Tolkien's The ...read more.

Well...that's ironic. - RustyNail

10 Rob Halford of Judas Priest broke his nose onstage and was rendered unconscious in 1990, during what was supposed to be his final show with the band Rob Halford of Judas Priest broke his nose onstage and was rendered unconscious in 1990, during what was supposed to be his final show with the band Robert John Arthur "Rob" Halford is an English singer and songwriter, who is best known as the lead vocalist for the Grammy Award-winning heavy metal band Judas Priest and famed for his powerful wide ranging operatic voice.

Was this a sign? - Metal_Treasure

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11 Chuck Behler was the drum tech for Megadeth's Gar Samuelson only to replace Gar who was fired. Ironically, Chuck Behler was also replaced by his drum tech - Nick Menza.

Drummer Gar Samuelson (RIP) had a severe heroin addiction. - Metal_Treasure

12 Kirk Hammett formed and named the thrash band Exodus in 1979 but because he joined Metallica in 1983, he got his first writing credit on an Exodus song in 2004 ("Impaler") Kirk Hammett formed and named the thrash band Exodus in 1979 but because he joined Metallica in 1983, he got his first writing credit on an Exodus song in 2004 ( Kirk Lee Hammett is the lead guitarist and songwriter for the heavy metal band Metallica and has been a member of the band since 1983. Before joining Metallica he formed and named the band Exodus.
13 Mike Mangini of Dream Theater was a Full-time Associate professor at Berklee College of Music (Percussion Department), where Mike Portnoy, his predecessor in Dream Theater, was a student but didn't graduate
14 Metallica's album...And Justice for All had no audible bass track but was nominated for a Grammy, only to lose out to a non-metal band (Jethro Tull)
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1. Paranoid, Black Sabbath's most popular song, was written in 20-25 minutes as a filler
2. Ozzy Osbourne doesn't know what metal is
3. Paris Jackson, daughter of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, is a metal fan
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2. Rob Halford of Judas Priest broke his nose onstage and was rendered unconscious in 1990, during what was supposed to be his final show with the band
3. James Hetfield of Metallica didn't want to release Nothing Else Matters because he wrote it for himself
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1. Ozzy Osbourne doesn't know what metal is
2. Drummer Nicko McBrain's only songwriting credit in the entire Iron Maiden discography was the bassline to the song New Frontier (2003)
3. Megadeth's first manager was their drug dealer
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