Featuring cameos from Patton Oswalt, Weird Al, and Patrick Stump and Joe Trohman of Fall Out Boy, Posehn took aim at a long list of pop stars.
There was no pop star that was safe from the assault of comedian Brian Posehn in his most recent video for the track, “New Music Sucks”.
The single is pulled from Posehn’s 2020 Megaforce Records release Metal Grandpa, an album that brings together the world of metal and comedy. Among the various cameos in the video, Posehn corrals contemporaries Patton Oswalt and even Weird Al Yankovic to make appearances and hilariously gets Patrick Stump and Joe Trohman of Fall Out Boy to make a guest spot, only to include their band in his tirade.
As for the verbal onslaught, Posehn takes aim at just about everyone that would be considered in the conversation of contemporary pop. From “Mumford and the Shitty Sons” to Cardi B, The Chainsmokers, Imagine Dragons, Drake, Halsey, the “Biebs”, Bruno Mars, and Kanye West, the comedic-metal ambassador took on everyone.
The track follows in the spirit of why the comedian opted to make the album in the fist place. “I honestly feel that every good song would be better if it were heavy metal,” said Posehn during the album’s initial release. “I think I proved my case with ‘Take on Me’. It’s such a catchy song, it’s so cool, but I always thought if it had three guitars instead of a keyboard, it would be even cooler.”
For the ambitious debut album, Posehn pulled quite the collection of collaborators. Among the musicians that made contributions to the record include Corey Taylor (Slipknot), Scott Ian (Anthrax), Chuck Billy (Testament), Brandon Small (Dethklok), Steve “Zetro” Souza (Exodus), Gary Holt (Slayer/Exodus), Johan Hegg (Amon Amarth), Kim Thayil (Soundgarden) and the late Jill Janus 9Huntress).
Metal Grandpa from Posehn is currently available from Megaforce Records – HERE.
Watch the scathing video for “New Music Sucks” below.