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Blabbermouth.net
URL Blabbermouth.net
Type of site News and reviews
Registration Optional
Owner Borivoj Krgin
Created by Borivoj Krgin
Launched March 3, 2000
Current status Active

Blabbermouth.net is a website dedicated to heavy metal and hard rock news,(more like tabloid articles and other irrevlant crap such as Peter Dolving's life for example) as well as album reviews. Blabbermouth.net was founded and run by the nu-metal loving loser Borivoj Krgin in March 2000, although the website was officially launched in October 2001, and the record label Roadrunner Records began hosting it in December 2001. Users can post comments on a selected news posting to contribute their opinion but most of the time it's just a mindless rant about how (insert band name here) sucks. This has attracted trolls and criticism from many musicians. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... // Uniform Resource Locator (URL) is a technical, Web-related term used in two distinct meanings: In popular usage, it is a widespread synonym for Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) — many popular and technical texts will use the term URL when referring to URI; Strictly, the idea of a uniform syntax for... is the 62nd day of the year (63rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Heavy metal (sometimes referred to simply as metal) is a genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s. ... Hard rock is a variation of rock and roll music which has its earliest roots in mid-1960s garage and psychedelic rock. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... An album or record album is a collection of related audio or music tracks distributed to the public. ... Nu metal, also called new metal, aggro metal, or nü metal is a musical genre that has origins in the mid 1990s. ... Roadrunner Records is a major record label that concentrates on metal bands. ... In Internet terminology, a troll is someone who intentionally posts messages about sensitive topics constructed to cause controversy in an online community such as an online discussion forum or USENET groups in order to bait users into responding. ...

Contents

Irrelevant Articles

Sometimes, news topics with no relevance to rock or metal music are posted. This is believed to be done for the same reason that webmaster Borivoj Krgin posts Metallica and Sharon Osbourne articles - to provoke response from Blabbermouth's users. Below are some examples of irrelevant articles posted on Blabbermouth.net: Metallica is a Grammy Award-winning American heavy metal/thrash metal band formed in 1981[1] and has become one of the most commercially successful musical acts of recent decades. ... Sharon Rachel Osbourne (née Levy, then Arden; born October 9, 1952) is a well-known English music manager and promoter, television personality and presenter. ...


KORN's JAMES "MUNKY" SHAFFER: "HITLER Went To Heaven" (posted July 2002)
KORN's JAMES "MUNKY" SHAFFER Retracts "HITLER In Heaven" Statement (posted July 2002)
METALLICA's ULRICH Dismisses Suggestions Of 'The Osbournes'-Style TV Show (posted November 2002)
GUNS N' ROSES' AXL ROSE: Meat The Parents (posted November 2002)
KISS, THE OSBOURNES Collectible Bath Ducks Available Online! (posted New Year's Eve 2002)
DURST/MILANO Photos Posted Online (posted January 2003)
FRED DURST Follows BRITNEY To SUNDANCE Film Festival (posted January 2003)
FRED DURST: My Feelings For BRITNEY Are 'Simple, Honest And Pure' (posted January 2003)
PETA To Use AEROSMITH's 'Dude (Looks Like A Lady' In Man-Boob Campaign (posted February 2003)
LIMP BIZKIT's FRED DURST: 'I Create From My Heart' (posted February 2003)
LIMP BIZKIT's DURST: Captured In New York (posted February 2003)
FRED DURST: 'Agreeance' Is A Word (posted March 2003)
FRED DURST Meets CHELSEA CLINTON (posted March 2003)
FRED DURST, JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE Keep Their Distance At Playboy Bash (posted April 2003)
FRED DURST: 'I Did Not Want To Like BRITNEY' (posted April 2003)
LIMP BIZKIT's DURST Sets His Sights On ANGELINA JOLIE (posted June 2003)
KELLY OSBOURNE Scores Drugs On Sunset Blvd: Photos Posted Online (posted April 2004)
SCOTT WEILAND Enjoys Orange Juice On Sunset Blvd.: Photos Available (posted July 2004)
KISS Frontman Goes Grocery Shopping In Hollywood: Photo Available (posted August 2005)
STATUS QUO Guitarist Misses Days Of Collective Masturbation (posted October 2005)
Disturbed Frontman: 'Sometimes I Get An Erection When I Perform On Stage' (posted October 2005)
GENE HOGLAN Announces He's Gay, Would Rather Spend Time With Sweaty Men Than Tits (posted November 2005)
SHARON OSBOURNE Planning Another Boob Job: 'They're Too Big' (posted December 2005)
OZZY OSBOURNE Stuck In Traffic Jam On Way To ELTON JOHN's Wedding (posted December 2005)
It's Official: DIMMU BORGIR Is The Home Of SANTA CLAUS (posted December 2005)
BLACK SABBATH Bassist Offers Reward For Return Of Missing Baby Penguin (posted December 2005)
GUNS N' ROSES Frontman Spotted At California BMW Dealership? (posted January 2006)
EVANESCENCE's LEE, SEETHER's MORGAN Split Up (posted January 2006)
These Boots Are Made For AEROSMITH (posted January 2006)
ANTHRAX Frontman And Wife Go Shopping In Minnesota: Photo Available (posted January 2006)
'MANOWAR' Golf Equipment Shot Down By Patent Appeals Board (posted January 2006)
METALLICA Drummer's Girlfriend To Star In 'Law & Order' (posted February 2006)
Report: TOMMY LEE Mistakenly Woos Man (posted February 2006)
KID ROCK, SCOTT STAPP Sex Tape To Hit Stores? (posted February 2006)
Does GENE SIMMONS Wear a Wig? (posted February 2006)
DAVE MUSTAINE Is Allegedly 'Too Metal' To Clean Up His Table At Hollywood Eatery (posted March 2006)
LINKIN PARK Singer Is New Father (posted March 2006)
AUDIOSLAVE Guitarist To Host Charity Bingo Game (posted March 2006)
TOMMY LEE DJs In Miami Beach: Photos Available (posted March 2006)
OZZY's Sex Drive Ruined By Quad Accident (posted June 2006)
METAL SKOOL Frontman Buys $1.4 Million Home (posted July 2006)
GENE SIMMONS' Son On Dad's Hair: 'It Kinda Looks Like A German Military Helmet'(posted August 2006)


History

Moron Borivoj Krgin came up with the concept of Blabbermouth in January 2000. Robert Kampf, a lover of Krgin who runs Century Media Records, was staying with Krgin in New York and set up a meeting with Gunter Ford of World Management. During the meeting, Ford suggested an idea for a "heavy metal portal," a site which would offer news, merchandise and CD reviews to get record labels to sell their products through the site — Ford wanted Kampf to be involved. Krgin disliked the idea and wished for a site that offered around-the-clock news as he thought that no good news sites existed.(actually, Metal Rules.com is a great news site, stupid Bori!)[1] This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... In marketing, a product is anything that can be offered to a market that might satisfy a want or need. ...


Krgin began researching how to develop and host his own website two months after the meeting. After a year Krgin felt comfortable going "live." The initial "primitive" version of the site was launched on March 3, 2001. In October of the same year Monte Conner, a friend of Krgin, and a Roadrunner Records artist and repertoire approached Krgin for the idea to host the site on Roadrunner servers. This way, Krgin could focus on the content rather than the technical aspects. In October 2001, Blabbermouth.net was officially launched.[1] is the 62nd day of the year (63rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Roadrunner Records is a major record label that concentrates on metal bands. ... Artist and repertoire (A&R for short) is a music industry term that refers to the division of a record label that is responsible for scouting and developing talent. ...


Sources

Krgin spends most of his time operating the site, often missing out on sleep and other life essentials.[1] When finding information relating to bands Krgin first searches bands official websites, which are usually reported on immediately, and band message boards where members of the band post. However, Krgin relies heavily on his contacts he has made over the years ranging from band members, metal journalists, managers and other people in the music industry, stating this is where the "best" information comes from.[1] A journalist is a person who practices journalism. ... Management (from Old French ménagement the art of conducting, directing, from Latin manu agere to lead by the hand) characterises the process of leading and directing all or part of an organization, often a business, through the deployment and manipulation of resources (human, financial, material, intellectual or intangible). ... The music industry is the industry that creates, performs, promotes, and preserves music. ...


Krgin sends e-mails and makes telephone calls daily to obtain new information. Blabbermouth.net has a 'submit news' feature which has proved to be helpful to Krgin, although he is hesitant about posting information sent from anonymous users as they are mostly rumours. When receiving a rumour worthy of posting, Krgin will first research and contact people related to the band and question them about the rumour. 90% of the information posted is either found online or is submitted directly to the website by bands, managers, labels or associated persons.[1] It has been suggested that Eddress be merged into this article or section. ...


Criticism

Blabbermouth.net has been criticized by musicians and music industry persons for internet trolls (users that make derogatory comments) and news posts that are unrelated to heavy metal or hard rock.[1] This has included news articles about Gene Simmons (Kiss), Tommy Lee (Mötley Crüe), and Fred Durst of Limp Bizkit.[2] Krgin said he posts these articles to attract humorous comments from users, and as relief from the constant monotony of album news.[1] In particular, articles relating to Durst appeared after he apparently lied about the number of female celebrities he slept with; "he was doing a good job of keeping himself in the press all the time. Ultimately, the media overexposure contributed to his band's diminished record sales with their most recent album, and the downward spiral is sure to carry over into the next album cycle. In the end, no one will give a shit about Fred is sleeping with or not sleeping with, and that fate, for someone like Fred Durst, will be worse than death."[1] In Internet terminology, a troll is someone who intentionally posts messages about sensitive topics constructed to cause controversy in an online community such as an online discussion forum or USENET groups in order to bait users into responding. ... Chaim Witz (חיים וויץ), (born August 25, 1949 in Haifa, Israel), better known by his stage name Gene Simmons, is an Israeli-American hard rock bass guitarist and vocalist. ... Kiss is an American rock band formed in New York City in 1973. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Mötley Crüe (IPA pronunciation: ) is a popular American glam metal band from Los Angeles, California. ... Background information Birth name William Frederick Durst Born August 20, 1970 ) Jacksonville, USA Genre(s) Nu metal, Rapcore Occupation(s) Vocalist, Songwriter, Producer, Actor, Director Instrument(s) Vocals, Rapping Associated acts Limp Bizkit William Frederick Durst (born August 20, 1970 in Jacksonville, Florida) is the lead singer of Limp Bizkit. ... Limp Bizkit (alternately written as limpbizkit) is a rapcore / nu metal band from Jacksonville, Florida. ... Monotony is continuation without variation; but not necessarily the extreme of complete stagnation and constancy. ...


However, Simmons responded by calling Blabbermouth.net "the reason I get out of my bed in the morning; and yes, I sleep on a mattress stuffed with $100 bills."[1] Lee responded on his blog: "If you go to the postings you will see moronic statements by many who have never had a child drown in their swimming pool," calling users "wicked pissah."[3]


In September 2006, Krgin claims to have performed a cleanup of Blabbermouth.net's user comments and to have adopted a moderation policy. Prior to this, in his own words, "countless abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic and threatening comments" had been posted on the site since the "comments" feature was implemented in early 2002. But the moderation policy is almost never used and a user once alleged that when he emailed the site admin to report a personal attack on him and his wife, they simply banned him and allowed the attacker to keep his account. (again, showing how much of an idiot Bori is.)[4]


Traffic

Blabbermouth.net is visited by more than 1,000,000 (one million) unique users each month, and it has an average of 80,000 unique visitors per day, based on WebTrends.[2] The busiest day of traffic was more than 150,000 unique visitors in a single 24-hour period, which occurred the day after the murder of Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell.[2] For the first three months of 2007 0.00540% of people who use the internet have visited the www.blabbermouth.net website giving it an Alexa rank of 46,440.[5]. However, this number only covers the visits to www.blabbermouth.net, which is a small portion of the website's traffic (since the actual web site is located at www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net, which is not included separately in the Alexa rankings). Blabbermouth has 56,000 registered users which is roughly twice the membership of other metal news sites Lambgoat and Relapse combined.[2] Pantera was an American heavy metal band from Arlington, Texas, that formed in 1981. ... Dimebag Darrell (born Darrell Lance Abbott on August 20, 1966, Arlington, Texas – December 8, 2004, Columbus, Ohio), also known as Diamond Darrell until mid 1992, was the lead guitarist for the heavy metal bands Pantera, Damageplan and Rebel Meets Rebel. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i 13 QUESTIONS WITH... Blabbermouth's Borivoj Krgin. Metal sludge (2004-02-24). Retrieved on 2007-04-29.
  2. ^ a b c d Green, Nick. Board to Death". Decibel magazine. Retrieved on 2007-04-29.
  3. ^ Lee, Tommy (2003-06-28). Tommys Journal. Joysmayhem.com. Retrieved on 2007-04-29.
  4. ^ BLABBERMOUTH.NET: Cleaning Up The Crap - Sep. 28, 2006
  5. ^ Alexa details for Blabbermouth.net. Alexa.com. Retrieved on 2007-04-29.

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