The Great British Bake Off Turned Tom DeLonge Into Nightmare Fuel

The Great British Bake Off brought some nightmare fuel into the world of decorative cakes, with three contestants creating rock ’n’ roll desserts in the image of Queen’s Freddie Mercury, David Bowie and blink-182’s Tom DeLonge.

Britain’s most ambitious bakers were given the challenge to bake a cake of someone they admired. Visages of Marie Antionette and David Attenborough were created during the episode, but viewers went nuts over the DeLonge cake, memeing the demented dessert into oblivion.

DeLonge himself even got in on the joke. “When I was younger, and needed the money, I did a few hundred adult films,” the guitarist wrote. “This looks EXACTLY like me at the time. EXACTLY.”

The Freddie Mercury and David Bowie cakes were quite a hit as well:

As an added bonus, it turns out one of the bakers is a massive metalhead, saying she loves to bake while listening to viking metal and Sabaton. However, she wasn’t one of the rock ’n’ roll bakers, instead choosing to bake a cake in the likeness of British documentarian Louie Theroux.

The Great British Bake Off currently airs Tuesday nights on Channel 4 in the U.K. New episodes are added to Netflix every Friday.

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Musicians React to Bad Interview Questions

Bad interview questions make for top quality cringe content, so we rounded up 10 awkward encounters from the depths of YouTube, including one interaction from the Loudwire archives.

Red carpets are the worst places for interviews. Most of the time, journalists are sent to talk with dozens of people at a time with little to no knowledge of the artist. It’s also a prime destination for trolls, who targeted bands like Slipknot and Mastodon at the Grammy Awards. In this compilation, you’ll see Slipknot’s Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan lose his patience with a Tonight Show interviewer, calling him a “jackass” at music’s biggest night.

Cultural barriers can make for hilarious interview moments, especially when personal boundaries are crossed. During a German interview, HIM vocalist Ville Valo found himself in an uncomfortable chat, with the journalist asking about his love life and if he “has sex any way.” Valo’s face tells the whole story, though he played off the questions with a joke.

The most glorious bad interview in metal history features one awkward man and a Howard Jones-era Killswitch Engage. Having apparently not eaten for days, the interviewer kept messing up his statements and questions, eliciting incredible reactions from the band. Was it a joke? Was he serious? The Internet is still wondering.

Watch Musicians React to Bad Interview Questions in the Loud List below.

Musicians React to Bad Interview Questions

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Machine Gun Kelly Signed 13K Albums With Wrong Artwork

2020 is the year of pop-punk for Machine Gun Kelly, and his new album Tickets to My Downfall will be out a week from today on Sept. 25. He hasn’t had the greatest luck with the artwork for the album, though. Upon revealing the new cover art, he admitted he accidentally signed 13,000 copies of the wrong one.

The musician shared the story behind how the new album art came about in a video clip on Twitter.

“Are you fucking kidding me, because I literally just signed 13,000 of these,” MGK said defeatedly while sitting at a table surrounded by seemingly endless stacks of albums. “Today, ladies and gentlemen — everything got fucked.”

Earlier this month, Kelly revealed that he was being forced to change the artwork he originally had picked out for Tickets to My Downfall because the drawing copied a photo his label didn’t own the rights to.

The day after his brutal realization that he had just put all of that effort into signing thousands of the wrong album, he decided to do an improv photoshoot in an empty pool with a guitar that has the album title written on it. The video shows snippets from behind-the-scenes of the shoot, and the final product is displayed at the end.

Watch below, and pre-order MGK’s new album here.

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Corey Taylor Shows Off ‘New Mask’ on ‘Adult Swim’ Segment

Masks are one of the most popular accessories of 2020 thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. But they’ve always been a staple in Corey Taylor‘s world, and he recently showed off a new addition to his collection on a segment of the show Adult Swim. 

The “Williams Street Swap Shop” is a community-like Adult Swim special where viewers can swap goods with each other and partake in contests. On a recent episode, which consisted of viewers showing off their masks, the Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman was the featured guest.

Taylor’s argument in support of wearing masks is that if he can wear one that covers his entire face for hours while he’s performing and screaming at the top of his lungs, then people should be able to wear one for a few seconds while they run into a store and do other small tasks.

He eventually put his signature We Are Not Your Kind mask on, and then whipped out another surprise. “I found this in a shop in Lima, Peru. And it was actually on what they call the highest point in South America,” Taylor said as he held up a new mask. “I saw it and I thought, ‘This is really, really cool.'”

He then put the skull-like mask on over his Slipknot mask, and voila. As he sits in his new face armor, he judges other viewers’ mask submissions.

Later in the episode, things get a little more weird as the vocalist has to sing lines given to him about kitchen appliances, for a fabricated band called Fridgey and the Burners. You can watch the clip below, and the full episode here.

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PEOPLE = S#!T #2 (Fails, Public Freakouts + Instant Karma)

What do ya know? People still equal s—t! We’re serving up another compilation filled with fails, public freakouts and instant karma moments from the world of music.

One of the biggest fails in modern history took place at the 2020 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, which featured performances by Smash Mouth, Trapt, Quiet Riot and more. One study estimated that Sturgis has been linked to over 250,000 new cases of COVID-19, though various health professionals have disputed that number due to a lack of modeling. Regardless, COVID rates in the Dakotas are spiking at higher rates than anywhere else in the country, with hundreds of new cases being reported each day, according to the Los Angeles Times.

We’ve also included a guitar store edition of World’s Dumbest Criminals, where a local lad stuffed an entire axe down his pants in a bizarre attempt at theft. The man was caught red-handed and on camera, but even though he got busted, the dude returned a second time only to stuff another guitar into his trousers. Needless to say, he didn’t get away with it.

Remember the trashiest wedding in history? A video of a bride walking down the aisle and twerking to Buckcherry’s “Crazy Bitch” went viral years ago. However, she wasn’t even the star of the video. An unfortunate attendee stole the show, giving a timeless reaction before cradling his innocent son, protecting the young boy’s ears from Josh Todd singing, “You’re crazy bitch, but you fuck so good I’m on top of it.”

Watch People = S#!t No. 2 in the Loud List below.

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Top 10 Most Nostalgic Metal Moments

Heavy metal is alive and crushing it in 2020, but the power of nostalgia remains strong for metalheads across the globe. From the ‘70s onward, heavy metal played a huge part in the cultural zeitgeist, whether on TV, the silver screen or in your ear holes.

Remember those old Monsters of Rock commercials? Of course you do, but how about that iconic blue screen topped with an address to send your check or money order? For just one payment of $26.99, you could get two CDs of hair metal’s biggest hits, or $21.99 if you’d prefer a duo of cassettes. How else could you get Nelson, Winger and Enuff Z’Nuff singles in one blast? Back then, you couldn’t.

How about an injection of nostalgia of heavy metal films? Spinal Tap should have you covered, while inspiring you to turn your volume and gain knobs to 11. Even more nostalgic, though? Heavy Metal Parking Lot! It’s because we’ve all been tailgating before a big concert, mixing with society’s castaways in a sea of alcohol and marijuana. These dynamics were especially ripe in the ‘80s and it was all captured brilliantly on film.

When it comes to music, what’s more nostalgic than seeing Dave Mustaine interviewed as a member of Metallica? One iconic interview gave us the phrase “Metal up your ass!” which has been echoed throughout the decades by dedicated metalheads. You’ll also see Bruce Dickinson interviewed during the first few months of his tenure in Iron Maiden.

Check out these Top 10 Most Nostalgic Metal Moments in the Loud List below.

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Florida’s ‘Slayer Hurricane Guy’ Is Back for a Third Time

In 2016, Florida man Lane Pittman went viral for waving an American flag outside while withstanding the forces of a hurricane, blasting Slayer. In 2018, he did it again and this time, Pittman was on the move and ventured to Louisiana to confront Hurricane Laura, star-spangled flag in tow once more.

This time though, the shirtless Pittman didn’t whip his hair around and beat his chest to some more Slayer. Instead, Maylene and the Sons of Disaster soundtracked this moment, where the fearless metalhead stood nearly waist deep in water which overtook the otherwise green patch of land.

On Twitter, Pittman enthused, “Louisiana, FLORIDA MAN IS HERE FOR YOU!!!!!!!!! LAURA, YOU RAGGEDY SHE-DEVIL!!! GET SOME!!!!”

Watch the clip of this heavy metal hero doing his thing further below.

CBS News reported that the death toll as a result of Hurricane Laura is currently over a dozen with most of the deaths attributed to trees falling on homes and carbon monoxide poisoning as a result of the use of at-home generators. Doing his best to maximize his viral moment, Pittman established a GoFundMe page for Hurricane Laura relief. To donate, head here.

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