The 20 most-read Metal Hammer news stories of 2017

News stories 2017

A lot has happened in 2017. Like, a lot has happened. In the latest issue of Metal Hammer you can read our full roundup of the year, taking a look back at the biggest and craziest stories, like these:

  • Thy Art Is Murder reunite with CJ McMahon
  • Metallica perform with Lady Gaga at the Grammys
  • Black Sabbath bid farewell in Birmingham
  • Babymetal hold the first ever Five Fox Festival
  • A giant gun prop fell on Marilyn Manson at a show

Of course, these are just the tip of the iceberg, as we’ve published over a thousand news stories on Metal Hammer this year. But what have you been reading? Here are the 20 most popular news stories of 2017, and it’s no surprise that in a year full of bad news, there’s not a lot of positives going on.

All 4 Decapitated members formally charged with rape

AC/DC legend Malcolm Young has died

Chris Cornell dead at 52

Lostprophets’ Ian Watkins “groomed” 2-year-old girl’s mother from prison

Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington dead at 41

Guns N’ Roses “excited” about recording a new album

Ghost introduce “new” frontman Papa Emeritus Zero

Watch Metallica in Carpool Karaoke trailer

Guns n’ Roses taught Metallica what NOT to do - Jason Newsted

Chuck Mosley, former singer of Faith No More, dead at 57

Ghost’s Papa Emeritus reveals his identity at last

Marilyn Manson calls Justin Bieber a “piece of s***” after t-shirt incident

Anger as English pub bans female-fronted bands

Corey Taylor responds to Chad Kroeger: “He’s an idiot”

Twiggy Ramirez fired from Marilyn Manson’s band amid allegations of sexual abuse

Watch Korn play first show with 12-year-old Tye Trujillo

Five Finger Death Punch in chaotic Netherlands show

Ginger Wildheart hospitalised due to mental health issues

AC/DC’s Brian Johnson returns to the stage

King 810 will stream new video via Pornhub

Let’s hope 2018 brings us some happier news, eh?

You can read our full 2017 review in the latest issue of Metal Hammer – in stores now. Buy it directly here or become a TeamRock+ member to read it right now.

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