MTV Kills Headbangers Ball…Again

Jose Mangin

So, you probably didn’t even realize this, but actually airs a web-only version of “Headbangers Ball” hosted by Jose Mangin of Liquid Metal and Roadrunner Christmas party badness renown.

Seriously. No bullshit.

Well, they did. Not anymore.

Just like “Jersey Shore,” MTV has decided to pull the plug on the ball once again.

Mangin revealed the news via video, which can be found at the end of this post.

“Right now, it doesn’t really cost [MTV] anything, ’cause I do it — I host it, produce it, edit it and do it all myself,” he said. “But I guess it’s just the odd man out of their lineup.”

That’s how I felt when I wrote for MTV News. I remember every editorial meeting like it was yesterday, and the same old joke I’d hear when it was time to tell everyone what stories I was working on. “So, what’s the latest on Cattle Decapitation,” an editor would quip. The newsroom would laugh. They didn’t know what they were missing out on.

He continued: “They do a lot of hip hop, and they support that music fully. They used to support rock. Some day, somebody will be there and they’ll be, like, ‘Why aren’t we doing something with rock music?’ Somebody will some day that.”

No, dude. It ain’t going to happen, bra.

“But in the meantime, I’ve been honored to do it for four years, to be with it, involved with special events, and then since I took it over, producing and doing programming. Just to say those words together in one sentence, or even just by themselves, meant a lot for me, ’cause since I was a little kid, that was my show that introduced me to wanting to bring metal to the masses.”

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