Babymetal To Support Lady Gaga at Five US Shows

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via Blabbermouth.net:

BABYMETAL — the heavy metal offshoot of the Japanese pop idol group SAKURA GAKUIN that performs a distinctly Japanese mix of schoolgirl J-pop and death metal — will support pop superstar Lady Gaga on five shows in July and August:

Jul. 30 - Phoenix, AZ @ US Airways Arena
Aug. 01 - Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena
Aug. 02 - Stateline, NV @ Harveys Lake Tahoe 
Aug. 04 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Energy Solutions Arena
Aug. 06 - Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center

BABYMETAL will also play a headlining show at the Fonda Theater in Los Angeles on July 27.

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Babymetal | “Gimme Choco!”

Okay, so I find this all disgusting.

It is a violation of youth and innocence, AND a violation of metal!

Metal is anger. Aggression. If you’re that angry at such a young age, then something is REALLY WRONG, and it shouldn’t be celebrated on stage or for money.

If nothing is wrong, you’re being fake. Metal embodies a lot of things, but inauthenticity is not one of them.

This entire enterprise rots from its own malignant intrinsic antitheticality. 

In a couple years, when the “twins” are in high school, or dropouts, and have lived a ~little~, then, MAYBE, this pop-n-death conjoining might work.

But for now, it’s just plain IMMORAL! I say that both ironically and not. I truly think Babymetal’s existence is, like, a destructive embodiment of social evils.

I do admire the choreography and editing a ton though (the “pushback” sequence especially, in the 2:00-2:20 breakdown… and the fistpumps after, I would not be surprised to learn these girls burn 18,000 calories per day). 

More discussion/arguing here: http://jrocknyc.tumblr.com/post/78210881010/babymetal-gimme-choco-okay-so-i-find-this#disqus_thread

Marty Friedman got married!

http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20130102-00000020-spnannex-ent

He announced the marriage at his birthday party in December.  No ceremony I guess, just a local city hall deal.

She’s a 41-year-old Japanese cellist. So it’s not Nanase Aikawa (who is already married anyway), nor anyone from Baby Metal, unless the “4” and “1” got transposed.