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The Old Metal Bar-Steward Hits Double Figures

The Old Metal Bar-Steward hits double figures this week with Episode 10. That’s right, you filthy animals, in a move that comes as much as a surprise to me as it does to you, I’ve managed to get two and half months into this show and not be pulled off the airwaves yet. This can only mean I have powerful friends in powerful places, or that the powers that be just don’t listen to the damn thing. Either way, I’m still quids in. So, what does your Old Metal Bar-Steward have lined up for you this time out, courtesy of 25YL Media and The Ruminations Radio Network?

The TOMBS Rock and Metal Hall of Fame

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I start out by yet again offering James Kottak a chance to join me on the show so we can discuss his crazy ideals, though I’m beginning to suspect that it either wasn’t him that left me his contact details, (or it was and he really doesn’t believe in any of the sh*t he says). Then, I take a look at racism within the Metal scene and try to offer at least off a couple of solutions in how to deal with it. Nutty Nugent Watch follows, and this week Crazy Ted is claiming that he beat COVID with anti-malaria drugs and that The Democratic Party is run by Satanists. Megadeth’s Dave Ellefson is in the news for all the wrong reasons, but I can’t figure out why it’s anyone’s business what he gets up to in his private life.

In defiance of The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame ignoring heavy metal once again this year, I start the TOMBS Rock And Metal Hall Of Fame and choose Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Motorhead, and Twisted Sister as the inaugural inductees (yes, I’m just openly pandering to Dee Snider now). I then find myself green with envy at the news that the Original Misfits will be headlining the Aftershock Festival in Sacramento, before gingerly admitting that I don’t quite see the point behind K.K. Downing’s new band KK’s Priest. I side with Traci Guns after he was forced to take Steve Riley to court, praise Bowling For Soup’s Jaret Reddick for speaking about his battle against mental illness, and find myself foaming at the mouth at the news that Dethklok is returning to our screens.

As always, if you’re easily offended then The Old Metal Bar-Steward is probably not for you. You should know that the opinions expressed here are mine and mine alone, and in no way reflect the opinions or thoughts of 25YL Media or The Ruminations Radio Network. But if you have a sense of humor, then the next 28 minutes should brighten up your day. I’ll be back in a week’s time with more of my musings. Until then, stay safe and stay metal, you filthy animals.

Written by Neil Gray

Neil Gray is the host of The Old Metal Bar-Steward podcast.

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