» Black Sabbath recently announced details
of their reunion album, entitled 13
. And your thoughts are?» Former Metallica/Voivod bassist Jason Newsted has formed a new band under his own name. And your thoughts are?» Whose new album are you most looking forward to in 2013?» Of the bands below, who enjoyed the best year in 2012?» What was the biggest news story in metal this year?» Rumors are afloat that Carcass is recording a new studio album
. And your thoughts are?
» What is your least favorite thing about the holiday season?» At the Gates guitarist Anders Björler recently stated
he has no interest in recording another studio album with the band. Should At the Gates ever do another album?» Recently, Disney banned Machine Head
from playing one of their venues in Florida. And your thoughts are?» What is your favorite hard rock/metal-related movie?» Will you be voting in this year's presidential election?» Iron Maiden’s Steve Harris recently stated he doesn’t think the band will be around for another 10 years
. How long do you think Maiden will last?» In case you weren't aware, Kiss has new album out in the form of Monster. And your take on Kiss is?» If you were Vinnie Paul and were faced with the option of reforming Pantera with Zakk Wylde
filling in on guitar, what would you do?» Per what recently happened to Nightwish in Denver
, would you feel slighted if you saw a band performing with a different lead singer as a temporary fill-in?» Ponder this one: Who in your estimation, is the biggest metal band in the world? » This poll is not based on looks, so, who is your favorite bald dude in metal?» Who is your favorite extreme metal drummer?» Geoff Tate recently unveiled his version
of Queensryche, featuring current and former members of the likes of Dio, Ozzy Osbourne, Megadeth, and Ratt. What’s your take?» Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman is still recovering from a flesh-eating disease
that has sidelined him since early 2011. Should Slayer record their new album without him?» Megadeth's Dave Mustaine recently made some controversial comments
regarding gun control and President Obama. Your thoughts?» Rap metal. We’ve all at least one time or another taken a dip in that pool, so, of the choices below, who is your favorite?» Since apparently no one cares about bass players, maybe it’s time for a poll on them. So, of the choices below, who is your favorite metal bass player?» Who is your favorite metal band from the fine state of New Jersey?» Who is your favorite Bay Area thrash metal band?» In light of Geoff Tate’s recent exit from Queensryche, in your opinion, which member departure hurt their respective band the most?» In your humble estimation, who is the most reliable, and best metal record label at the present time?» Authorities in the Czech Republic recently arrested Lamb of God singer Randy Bylthe for charges of manslaughter over the death of a fan who suffered injuries at one of their shows. Should fans be allowed to come up on stage during shows?» Iron Maiden is currently touring North America, with a setlist that focuses mainly on their 80’s glory days. With that in mind, which is your favorite 80’s Maiden album outside of Number of the Beast?» If you had to pick a band to lead metal into the future, who would it be?» What are your thoughts on the reported strife within the Queensryche camp between singer Geoff Tate and his bandmates?» Recently, Sebastian Bach stated he’s not opposed to re-joining Skid Row. And your thoughts are?» The rumor mill is abuzz that Zakk Wylde would be willing to take Dimebag Darrell’s spot in a reformed Pantera. What’s your take?» According to Chris Adler from Lamb of God, Marilyn Manson’s career ”finished a long time ago”
. Do you agree?» Per Dave Mustaine’s ill-fated recent statements
regarding a possible Metallica/Megadeth “supergroup,” what’s your take?
» Of the choices below, who is your favorite pure death metal singer?» Going back to the 90’s, which “alternative metal” band was your favorite?» “Record Store Day” just took place over the weekend. So, when was the last time you were in a record store?» Metallica recently announced plans for its own music festival
that will take place this summer. What are your thoughts?» Of the modern day metal guitar heroes listed below, who is your favorite?» Pantera’s Vulgar Display of Power recently celebrated its 20th anniversary. Of the “hit” songs on the album, which is your favorite?» In a few weeks, Guns N’ Roses is slated to be inducted into the Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. What do you think will happen?» Of the vertically-challenged frontmen below, who is your favorite?» A few weeks ago, Slipknot’s The Clown stated that Slipknot are ”The greatest band in the world.”
And your thoughts are?» By your estimation, who has been the most copied (and ripped-off) band the last decade?» Killswitch Engage recently reuinted with original singer Jesse Leach. What's your take?» Per Dave Mustaine’s recent comments about the Republican Party, do you think metal musicians’ should voice their political opinions? » This year's installment of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem festival is set to feature Slipknot, Slayer, Anthrax, etc. Your thoughts are?» If Bill Ward is unable to participate in the Black Sabbath reunion, who should his replacement be?» Social media. It's all the rage these days, so how do you use it?» Lamb of God has a new record coming out in the form of Resolution. What are your thoughts on the band?» A tour with Mastodon, Opeth, and Ghost is rumored to be in the works for North America. Who would you prefer to see the most?» Van Halen are giving it another go with David Lee Roth, including a new studio album. And your thoughts are? » Of the choices below, whose album are you most excited about for 2012? » As a whole, how would you rate the year in metal/hard rock for 2011?» If you were afforded the luxury of a time machine, which year would you transport to?» Which event in 2011 bummed you out the most?» As part of our 2011 wrap-up, which of the below bands disappointed you the most this year? » Earache Records once had a stable of extremely influential (and awesome) bands. From the below, who is your favorite?» The holiday season is now upon us. What do you look forward to the most? » Now that Black Sabbath have announced plans for a new studio album in 2012, what are your thoughts?» Black Sabbath is supposed to be making a big announcement this week. What do you think it will be?» Per what just happened to Metallica in India, if you saw members of the crowd destroying the stage, what would you do?» If you were to walk in a record store on November 1st, which album would you probably pick up?» Of the artists below, who do associate most with Halloween? » "Alternative" rock/metal from the 90's. Of the bands below, which one is your favorite?» Of the choices below, which band do you feel should be bigger than what they currently are? » Coal Chamber just announced some reunion shows, which got us thinking: What was the worst thing about metal in the late 90's? » Of the choices below, which album are you anticipating the most this fall?» What are your thoughts on the forthcoming new Dream Theater album, A Dramatic Turn of Events?» How would you react if we told you the new Anthrax (Worship Music) is better than anything Metallica, Megadeth, and Slayer have put out in over 15 years?» What are your thoughts on the recently-announced Metallica/Lou Reed collaboration? » Anthrax's long-awaited Worship Music is due for release in less than a month. And your thoughts are?» Due to the untimely passing of ex-Warrant singer Jani Lane, Blistering was wondering, who is your favorite 80's hair band?» Like Metallica's Black album, Nirvana's Nevermind is approaching 20 years since its release. How would you rate it?» Nearly 20 years have passed since Metallica's Black album. What is your take on it?» What do you do when it's too hot outside?» We're past the halfway mark for 2011. What's your take on the year thus far?» Of the current lead guitarists in the "Big 4," who is your favorite?» In the last 10 years, which band has done the most to turn you off?» Anthrax has a new one coming out later this year (Worship Music), so what's your level of interest?» Lo and behold, Limp Bizkit has a new album coming out entitled Gold Cobra. And your thoughts are?» By your estimation, who is the "smartest" man in metal/hard rock?» Considering the constant talk about a reunion for the "classic" Guns 'N Roses lineup, who is your favorite member from the band's heyday? » Per Judas Priest's recent performance on American Idol, what are your thoughts on metal bands performing on such "commercial" shows? » What's your level of interest for the new In Flames album, Sounds Of A Playground Fading?» By your estimation (regardless of gender), who is the hottest chick in metal? » How excited are you over Dream Theater's new drummer, Mike Mangini? » Guitarist KK Downing recently announced his departure from Judas Priest. If you were Priest, what would you do? » Your thoughts on the upcoming Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem tour featuring Disturbed, Godsmack, Megadeth, etc. are? » What are your thoughts on a possible Sepultura reunion?» Who is your favorite hard rock/metal band from the 70's? » Slayer and Megadeth are currently touring Europe together, so out of both band's most popular albums, which is your favorite? » Of the choices below, who is your favorite metal band from the United Kingdom? » Who is your favorite Swedish metal band?» Which 80's metal act do you find to be most annoying? » When was the last time you purchased an actual CD? » Slayer recently announced that guitarist Jeff Hanneman will be forced to miss European tour dates due to illness. If you were Slayer, what would you do? » The "Big 4" only announced plans for one show this summer in California. Your thoughts are...» Out of the choices below, who are you most suprised has been able to sustain a long-lasting career? » The 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise leaves this weeek, so for you, what would be the best part of going on an all-metal cruise ship? » If there was one style of metal you were MOST tired of at this point, what would it be? » When metal took a nosedive in the mid-90s, what band did the most to piss you off either by altering their sound, going commercial, or changing their singer?» What excites you most about 2011?» What will you remember most about 2010?» Do you own a metal Christmas album?» Judas Priest recently announced plans for a farewell tour. Your level of interest is...» Of the bands below, who do you feel is currently the most overrated?» Rapidly approaching the end of the year, so, what kind of year has this been for metal/hard rock?» By your estimation, which metal/hard rock record label is currently the best? » Metallica albums post-The Black Album...what is your favorite?» Of the Pantera off-shoot bands (past and present), who is your favorite? » In terms of modern metal vocalists, who of the choices below is your favorite?» Since Halloween is widely considered to be the most "metal" of the holidays (if you want to call it a "holdiday"), what is your favorite thing about it? » If you were at a concert and the headlining band was extremely late (i.e. pick any recent Guns 'N Roses show), what would you do? » If you had to pick, which "mainstream" rock/metal band would you listen to? » If you had to read a book by any of the following, who would you pick? » Both Dimmu Borgir and Cradle of Filth have albums coming out this fall. If you had to choose, which band would you pick? » Given the recent departure of Mike Portnoy, what should Dream Theater do? » German metal seems to be all of the rage at the moment, so, who is your favorite band from Deustchland? » Record labels: How relevant do you think they are today? » In your opinion, what has been the best tour of the summer?» Since Iron Maiden has a new album out and it's a tad underwhelming, let's focus on their glory years. What's your favorite "classic" Maiden album?» From your perspective, would there be any interest in an Ozzy-fronted Black Sabbath album?» Since Pantera emerged as the favorite band of the 90s on this very poll, which is your album of choice? » Who was your favorite band of the 1990s? » What has been your favorite decade for heavy metal/hard rock?» We're now more than halfway through 2010. Has the year lived up to your expectations?» Continuing with our "Big 4" discussion, who is your favorite singer of the four bands? » The "Big 4" is currently making the rounds across Europe. With that thought in mind, who is your favorite guitarist of the four bands?» What is your opinion of the new Iron Maiden song, "El Dorado?"» Of the choices below, who is your favorite Seattle-based hard rock/metal band?» In case you have forgotten, Joey Belladonna recently rejoined Anthrax. And your thoughts are?» Of the below, which is your favorite album that Ronnie James Dio was a part of?» Which "nu metal" band do you find most tolerable? » Which mainstage act on this year's Ozzfest are you most looking forward to seeing?» Who is your favorite, still-active classic rock band?» Pick the 80's hair metal band that annoys you the least, if at all possible. » When was the last time you set foot in a record store?» Your thoughts on Option Paralysis, the new Dillinger Escape Plan, are» Which veteran metal/hard rock act should follow the Scorpion's lead and plan an actual retirement?» Axl Rose is back to his usual shenanigans, so would you wait three-plus hours to see Guns 'N Roses if Rose felt like showing up late?» Iron Maiden circa 2010: nostalgia act or still-viable entity? » Are you ready for winter to be over?» Which veteran thrash group currently making the rounds is your favorite?» The lineup for this summer's Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival was recently announced. Your thoughts are...» On a rare non-metal/hard rock note, who is your pick to win this Sunday's Super Bowl?» What metal/hard rock band would you most like to see play during the Super Bowl halftime show? » Of the choices below, who is your favorite American death metal band?» Who is your favorite Canadian metal/hard rock band?» What, if anything do you foresee happening in 2010? » The "Big 4" (Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, and Anthrax) are slated to do a string of dates together in Europe. Which band will emerge as victor? » This holiday season, are you:» Has 2009 lived up to expecations?» Of the choices, what was the biggest event/development of this decade?» During the holiday shopping season, will you be purchasing music (i.e. those things called "compact discs") for yourself or someone on your list? » What is your opinion of the new Slayer album, World Painted Blood?» What is your preferred Katatonia album of this decade?» For you, what trend has come to define 2009?» If you want to check out a band, what social platform do you prefer to use? » By your estimation, which label below is the best? » Who is the biggest loudmouth in metal/hard rock?» Alice In Chains is returning with a new album and a new singer. Your thoughts are...» Your early impressions of Endgame, the new Megadeth album are?» Who is your favorite Boston-based metal band?» Who is your favorite "modern" death metal band?» Of the choices below, which female-fronted metal band do you prefer?» Who is your favorite costume/make-up wearing rock/metal band?» Judging from "Headcrusher," the first released song off Megadeth's new album Endgame, this could be the return-to-form that many have been pining for since Rust In Peace. Are you drinking the Kool-Aid?» In light of Zakk Wylde's suppossed canning from Ozzy Osbourne's band, who do you think would make a good replacement? » If you are Anthrax and are currently without a lead singer, what do you do? » Who was the best band on Roadrunner Records during the 1990's?» What is your favorite "classic" era Fear Factory album?» Of the choices below, which band are you most looking forward to seeing on this summer's Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival?» By your estimation, which one of the vaunted "Four Horsemen of Thrash" has remained the most relevant? » In case you were living under a rock, Limp Bizkit is back in action. And your thoughts are...? » What is your level of excitement for Killswitch Engage's forthcoming self-titled album?» We're almost at the halfway mark of 2009. Has the year in metal/hard rock lived up to your expectations?» Who is your favorite Finnish metal band?» At this point, how are interested are you in a new Slayer studio album? » Who is your favorite "progressive" hard rock/metal band?» Who is your favorite Ozzy Osbourne guitarist?» Who is your favorite German metal band? » Should Dave Mustaine have been invited to play onstage with Metallica during their Rock And Roll Hall of Fame induction performance?» Concept albums in metal. Too many or not enough?» What band is next deserving of Guitar Hero treatment?» Who is the best Swedish melodic death metal band?» What are your preliminary expectations for the forthcoming Heaven and Hell album, The Devil You Know?» What are your early impressions of Lamb of God's new album, Wrath?» Who was the best 90's metal/hard rock band? » Not counting the ever-obvious choice of Napalm Death, who is the best grindcore band of all time? » Who is the best crossover band of all time? » If MTV's Headbanger's Ball dropped off the air tomorrow, would you notice?» Which is the best Max Cavalera-era Sepultura album? » Who is the best active black metal band? And yes, we're using the term "black metal" quite liberally...» What is your most anticipated release of 2009? » Overall, did metal/hard rock in 2008 meet your expectations? » Who was the biggest disapointment of 2008?» Who was the biggest surprise of 2008? » Who staged the best comeback/reunion of 2008?» Blistering.com Best-of 2008:
Who is the best newcomer of 2008?» What are your initial impressions of Guns N' Roses' Chinese Democracy?» Who is your favorite shock rock and/or theatrical act?» In a few weeks, will you be buying Guns N' Roses' long-awaited Chinese Democracy?» Who is the best politically-inspired band? » Are you more inclined to buy an album if its sold exclusively through a retail chain ala Wal-Mart or Best Buy?» Which so-called "New Wave of American Heavy Metal" band will have the most staying power?» Not counting Back In Black and a select few, which is the best Brian Johnson-era AC/DC album?» Of the choices below, which is the best thrash metal album?» What are your initial impressions of Metallica's Death Magnetic album?» Per last week's poll, will you be purchasing Metallica's Death Magnetic album? » Are you impressed with Metallica's new single, "The Day That Never Comes?"» What's your favorite brand of "core?" » Who would you rather see win in a fight?» Which long-running act should hang it up? » Which era of Black Sabbath do you prefer?» Considering both bands will have taken part in a North American reunion tour by the conclusion of 2008, who is the more influencial act? » Halfway through 2008, are you now sick of the proliferation of epic pagan folk metal acts (i.e. Eluveitie, Ensiferum, Týr, etc.) that have bombarded the underground?» Is Cryptopsy's The Unspoken King the Cold Lake (Celtic Frost's much-maligned 'departure' album) of the new millenium?
» Per last week's poll, what are your initial impressions of Judas Priest's Nostradamus?
» What is your expecation of Nostradamus, Judas Priest's first-ever concept album?» In your opinion, what is the best metal magazine on the market?» Do you play Guitar Hero?» Which summer concert tour are you most looking forward to?» As seen above, Blistering.com has switched to an RSS feed from Blabbermouth.net to maintain the high volume level of news produced by the metal/hard rock world. With that in mind, how important is getting the news in a timely fashion to you?» Reportedly, Metallica is nearing completion of their next studio album. Given the disaster that was St. Anger, what is your level of interest?
» How many summer movies will you be attending this year?» If the race for the Democratic nomination between Clinton and Obama continues to drag on, will the Democrats be able to defeat John McCain come November?» Motley Crue is slated to release a new album and tour this summer. What is your level of interest?» A proposed summer North American tour featuring Judas Priest and Heaven and Hell has been rumored. In your opinion, who should headline?» What are your thoughts on this year's installment of Ozzfest being only a two or three day 'festival' type event?» Will you be following this year's "March Madness" NCAA basketball tournament?» Are you ready for winter to be over with?» Are you following the 2008 Presidential race? » Did you watch the Super Bowl? » Will 2008 be the death-knell for the CD industry as we know it?» What type of music are you buying most these days?» How many concerts have you seen this summer thus far?» How often do you check out metal sites and magazines online?» Do you think that horrific events like the Virginia Tech shooting represent "a few bad apples" within society or broader societal problems on the whole?» Do you have your own MySpace and/or Facebook page?» Do you think that bands should avoid signing to record labels in favor of going the independent route?» Do you still buy CDs?» Do you think there will ever be another huge career band like a Metallica or Pantera or Slayer?» Who do you think is going to win the Democratic nomination for President in 2008?» How was the Super Bowl?» Do you use any of the following sites: Digg, Flickr, and/or del.icio.us?» Did you watch the State Of The Union speech?» Do you own a digital video camera?» Do you use YouTube to watch music videos?» Do you think 2007 is going to rock more than 2006?» What are your plans for this holiday season?» Are you using RSS?» In general, what content do you like the most?» Do you keep up to date with the business side of the music industry? (Label signings, acquisitions, etc.)» Do you listen to podcasts?» Do you blog?» Are you satisfied with the outcome of the recent midterm elections in the USA?» Do you generally preview an album before buying it? (For example, listening to audio files online or borrowing a copy from a friend.)» Do you access the internet from your mobile phone?» Do you buy music from iTunes?» FOR U.S. CITIZENS ONLY: Do you plan to vote during the mid-term elections on November 7th?» Are you a registered member at MySpace?» Do you prefer to read album reviews written by other metal fans or from the media?» Do you use the internet more than 50% of your time for music-related purposes? (e.g. for music news, videos, downloads, tour dates, and other content)» Are you happy that summer is almost over?» Are you concerned with issues related to net neutrality?» Where do you get most of your news from?» Are you stoked for the upcoming ski / snowboard season?» Who got you into heavy music?» Of the following, which decade produced the best music?» Do you read blogs?» Are you a registered member at MySpace?» Are you watching the TV show Rock Star: Supernova?» Are you a fan of experimental / artsy / abstract music?» Did Italy deserve to win the World Cup?» Are you following the World Cup?» Does it annoy the hell out of your when music starts playing randomly on a web site?» How much does summer rock?» Are you new school or old school metal?» Do you think moshing should be banned at concerts?» Do you listen to podcasts?» How many concerts do you want to attend this summer?» Are you a big fan of RSS/XML feeds?» Are you employed by a major corporation?» Of the following choices, what type of metal news is most important to you?» Would you be offended if Blistering.com opened up a SEPARATE section for non-metal music?» What type of film is your favorite?» Do you read blogs on a regular basis?» What is your prefered internet browser?» Are you currently being profiled by Nielsen//NetRatings or do you know someone who is?» How many countries have you visited around the world? (Not including your own!)» In general, do you normally do in-depth research, i.e. 30 minutes or more, before buying something?» Do you consider yourself politically aware?» Do you talk politics with your friends / family on a regular basis? (i.e. once a week or more)» Do you access the internet using a mobile device? (ie BlackBerry, Treo, etc.)» Which music format do you prefer?» Do you think that music should be free?» Do you think we're going to keep on rocking in the free world for much longer?» Do you think the music industry is corrupt?» Did you watch the Oscars?» What is your preferred audio/video streaming format?» What is the most you'll pay for a t-shirt? (In U.S. Dollars)» Do you think that payola is widespread in the music industry? (e.g. a record company or manager pays a media outlet or radio station to feature their music)» Do you even care anymore?» Are you subscribed to a heavy metal print magazine?» Of the following, what is most important to you in metal?» Did you watch the Grammy Awards ceremony?» Do you think that the media plays too large a role in determining which bands get "famous"? (Specifically, in the rock & metal community.)» What is your favorite season?» Do you think that the government should be allowed to tap your conversations (ie phone calls, e-mails) without a warrant?» This one is for musicians only. Do product endorsements (ie guitars, strings, drums, etc) of your favorite artists influence your decision when buying new gear?» In general, does image play a role in your decision to check out a new band or buy their CD?» Do you think the metalcore scene is getting more popular, stagnant, or on the decline?» How many GENRES of music do you listen to on a regular basis? (ie metal, rock, country, dance, pop, country, trance, house, hip hop, etc.)» Do you have a valid passport?» Do you think that most bands are using the internet to its full potential? (relating to the marketing of their music online)» How was your New Year's celebration?» Is New Year's Eve a time to celebrate the upcoming year or just an excuse to get wasted?» What influence do you want to see more of at Blistering.com next year?» How much do you plan to spend buying Christmas gifts this year?» What are you doing to remember the life and times of Dimebag?» Do you think that buying music digitally, via iTunes for example, is a good way of protecting our environment?» Do you think musicians should be more vocal about politics, human rights, the environment, and other such social issues?» Do you buy concert tickets from scalpers?» I own an Apple...» Will you be giving the gift of music this holiday season? (e.g. CDs, DVDs, gift certificate to iTunes, etc.)» Do you keep up with music industry / business news? (i.e. label deals, artist signings, etc.)» In general, what is your opinion of security at concerts that you attend?» Are you registered at mySpace.com?» How many times do you shop for music each month? (Either online or in retail shops)» Should there be any restrictions regarding the sale of alcohol at concerts? (e.g. stopping sales at a certain time or not serving drinks altogether)» How many concert festivals did you attend this past summer? (e.g. Ozzfest, Gigantour, etc.)» How do you normally travel to see a concert?» On average, how much time do you usually spend travelling to nearby concerts?» How many bands should be on the bill at any given concert?» North American vs. Europe: Who has the best heavy music?!» Are you a conspiracy theorist?!» Are you more inclined to check out a new band if you're already familiar with the record label releasing their album?» What is your opinion of God Forbid's new album IV: Constitution Of Treason?» Do you VoIP? (e.g. Vonage internet phone service)» Do you listen to podcasts?» How many hours per week do you spend playing guitar?» Do you buy music from iTunes?» Were you or your family or friends displaced by hurricane Katrina?» Are you one of the lame-ass Republicans who hacked the last poll bashing the President for his innaction in helping hurricane Katrina victims?» Do you think the Bush Administration & government fucked up the hurricane Katrina relief efforts?» Do you think artists should be more charitable?» Do you currently subscribe to satellite radio? (e.g. Sirius, XM)» Are you straight-edge and/or vegan?» Do you think Ozzfest will survive in the years to come without Ozzy as the tour headliner?» Which do you prefer, coffee or tea?» Are you a fan of death metal?» Do you think that major record labels are in danger of being overthrown by smaller, more cutting edge independent record labels using the internet as a primary marketing vehicle?» Is 'NÜ-METAL' dead yet?» Have you seen military soldier recruitment stations at any metal concerts this summer?» How big is your CD collection?» Where do you buy most of your CDs?» Do you think that bands should boycott concert promoters and/or venues that overcharge for tickets and refreshments?» Do you think that your government cares about your well-being?» Do you think that the so-called "War On Terror" is creating more terror around the world?» How was your 4th of July?» Do you think that concert venues should allow undercover cops to spy on concert-goers?» Do you actually celebrate national holidays or just get drunk?» Should metal detectors be mandatory at all metal shows?» Which music download site/service do you use most, of the following?!» EXCLUDING MUSIC, do you paint, draw, sculpt, or otherwise dabble in the arts?» Do you think bands should release more live albums?» Will you be attending Live 8, which is slated to take place on July 2nd this year?» Do you think Michael Jackson should be in jail right now?» Are you impressed by new DualDisc / DVDplus releases? (Two-sided discs that feature CD music on one side and a DVD on the flip.)» Which of the following is most destructive to society?» Do you think that Blistering.com should focus on the political views of metal artists?» Do you think it's possible that an anonymous source would try to bring down the Bush Administration? (Just as the now-revealed "Deep Throat" - former FBI official W. Mark Felt - did for the Nixon / Watergate scandal.)» Have you seen the 3-part BCC documentary film titled The Power Of Nightmares: The Rise Of The Politics Of Fear?» Which festival are you most looking forward to this summer?» Does the new Star Wars movie suck or does it rock?» Approximately how many web sites do you visit 3 or more times per week?» Have you seen the documentary film "The Corporation"?» If you were offered two different record deals, which of the following would you choose:» Do you currently have a PayPal account?» What type of metal media sources do you think are most reliable?» Of the following, which group do you think is most mentally unstable?» What is your favorite type of concert venue?» Do you spend more time watching TV or on the internet?» If you are currently employed, how would you describe your working conditions?» Do you think that drug and alcohol abuse is widespread within the music industry?» What is your preferred gaming platform?» Do you collect music posters? (i.e. big posters, tour posters, etc.)» How much time per week do you spend listening to internet radio stations?» If you don't like a band's debut album, how likely is it that you'll give them a second chance by listening to their next album?» At what cost level do you think a single concert ticket becomes too expensive? (In U.S. Dollars)» In what format do you buy the majority of your music?» Approximately how much of your CD collection is comprised of non-metal / heavy music? (i.e. 50's rock, hip-hop, country, or whatever floats your boat!)» In general, how do you rate the record production in the metal scene today? » Do you think that Guns N' Roses will ever release "Chinese Democracy"?» How many more reunion tours do you think Black Sabbath will embark on?» Of the following, what is your primary concern when shopping online?» Which music download site/service do you use most, of the following?» Is your local heavy metal scene vibrant or stagnant?» Do you think guitarist Head is really leaving KoRn for God?» What did you think of the 77th Annual Academy Awards show?» Do you watch the Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart?» If an artist signs to a major record label, do you think it is considered "selling out"?» In general, do you think record labels are greedy?» What did you think of the Grammy Awards ceremony?» How many hours per day do you spend listening to music?» Do you think artists should release more official live recordings?» What is your preferred instant messenger?» Do you still buy vinyl?» How many CD's do you own?» Do you think CD's will be obsolete by 2010?» Do you support the inauguration of George Bush?» Do you support the inauguration of George W. Bush?» Do you write a blog?» Do you boycott musicians that don't agree with your political views? (For example, by not buying their music.)» What is most important to you in music?» Do you own an iPod?» Where did you celebrate the New Year?» Since it's the holiday season let's take some time to mull over 2004. Who's been most naughty during the last year?» Do you think former Pantera singer Phil Anselmo is going to retire from the music business?» Do you think concert security should increase as a result of the recent club shooting?» Are you familiar with bio-diesel fuel?» After researching music and artists on the web, are you most inclined to shop online, in-store, etc.?» Do you think that John Kerry and the Democrats have a secret plan to overthrow President Bush?» Do you ski or snowboard?» Do you care if Motley Crue officially reunites?» Do you prefer similar music genres on a concert bill or more diverse styles?» In general, do you consciously try to support independent media over its corporate competition?» Are you in a band?» Do you think the U.S. election was rigged? (e.g. electronic voting fraud, multiple voting, etc.)» Are you satisfied with the U.S. election results?» How long did it take you to vote?» What do you hate most about concerts?» What is your preferred instant messenger?» Who do you think lies more?» Do you think that CDs will be eliminated completely by 2010?» Who do you think won the third (and final) presidential "debate"?» Do you think that Howard Stern's move to satellite radio in 2006 will mark the death of AM / FM radio?» Who do you think won the second Presidential debate?» Who won the first (and only) Vice Presidential debate?» Who won the first presidential "debate"?» Do you think digital music sales are reasonable at 99 cents per song?» Do you think it is possible to have universally free health care in the United States if proper reforms were put in place?» What should the government do about marijuana?» Do you think the media is over-dramatizing hurricane Francis?» Are you a fan of metal or rock of the religious / Christian variety?» Have you purchased a music-related book or novel in the last 3 months?» What is your preferred type of radio?» What's your opinion of the Republican National Convention?» Have you purchased a CD compilation or soundtrack in the last 3 months?» Are the bands featured at Blistering.com too mainstream?!» What level of music coverage are you most interested in? (i.e. bands, shows, etc.)» Are you worried about the effects of genetically modified foods on your health?» Do you think Wes Borland's departure and recent return to Limp Bizkit was planned from the start?» In general, do you think Ozzfest is too commercial now?» What is your preferred heavy metal media type for headlines, music, and interviews?» Do you think the U.S. news media is corrupt?» For Americans over the age of 18: are you going to vote in the 2004 Presidential election?» Have you seen Metallica's Some Kind Of Monster documentary? If so, what did you think of it?» Is Ralph Nader going to spoil the 2004 presidential elections?» How many CDs have you purchased online in the last 30 days?» What do you think of Michael Moore's new film, Farenheit 9/11?» What is your preferred live streaming audio format?» Are you currently employed within the music industry? (Record store, label, magazine, etc.)» What do you like to read most about in band interviews?» Do you think Marilyn Manson has a future in acting?» What are you?» Do you own a portable MP3 player? (iPod, Rio, etc.)» Have you ever, directly or indirectly, donated to charity? (i.e. fundraising concerts, charity auctions, etc.)» Who is more dangerous?» What do you think of the new Slipknot album, The Subliminal Verses (Vol. 3)?» What service should Blistering.com launch next?» Do you attend concerts that feature local bands only?» Should Secretary Of Defence Donald Rumsfeld resign from his post?» Do you think that concerts have become too violent?» Do you think Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine disbanded Megadeth with the intention of reforming the band shortly thereafter? (i.e. for media attention)» Is the Velvet Revolver hype worth your time?» Do you skateboard or snowboard?» Are you attending the Warped Tour this year?» Are you attending Ozzfest this year?» Who stood the test of time best?» Weekends are for...» Of the following, which prize would you most like to win in an upcoming giveaway?» Are you interested in reading more editorial & op-ed pieces at Blistering.com?» Do you think massive festivals like Ozzfest are too commercialized?» What color t-shirt do you like best?» Do you read or write blogs?» Would you appreciate coverage of more international artists?» What are you?» Have you ever downloaded or listened to FLAC sound files? (Free Lossless Audio Codec)» Are you subscribed to a heavy metal print magazine?» How much do you normally spend to buy one CD?» Where do you live?» Would you subscribe to a monthly Blistering.com DVD magazine? (The DVD would feature videos, live footage, and interviews)» What do you think of the Ozzfest 2004 lineup?» In light of the Great White concert disaster in Rhode Island, do you feel safe at shows that use pyrotechnics?» Do you think Queens Of The Stone Age should call it a day since the departure of Nick Oliveri & Mark Lanegan?» Did you watch the Grammy Awards?» Do you plan to see the new Metallica documentary, "Some Kind Of Monster"?» How important are the political views of your favorite artists?» Is KoRn still relevant?» What do you think of The Darkness?» Have your illegal MP3 downloading habits changed over the last year?» How do you think Iced Earth is faring with new vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens? (as compared to Matt Barlow)» How do you think the new Fear Factory album will fare without guitarist Dino Cazares?» On a scale of 1 (= poor) to 5 (= great) please rate Blistering.com's new web design:» What is your preferred type of media to keep up to date with the metal scene?» Are you interested in learning more about the music industry behind the scenes? (i.e. deals, rumours, label conduct, etc.)» Besides news, what section do you check first when you surf Blistering.com?» Blistering.com needs to be more...» Question for Americans: What would you do if the U.S. government reinstated the draft?» How many opening/support bands should play at any given concert?» Do you own an XBOX, Playstation 2, and/or Game Cube?» How do you surf the internet?» Which band do you think is leading the new wave of heavy music?» Do you think Blistering.com should get a new web design?» Are enhanced CDs & bonus DVDs encouraging you to buy more music at retail?» Do you own a guitar and / or bass?» What do you think of the Sharon Osbourne Show?» Do you own a portable MP3 player?
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