Brian Posehn’s “New Music Sucks” Video Will Have You Laughing Your Ass Off

At no point has Brian Posehn tried to convince fans that he’s cool or hip or with the times. The comedian titled his latest album Grandpa Metal seemingly so that anyone who encounters it will know that he’s old, cantankerous, and uninterested in being cool. Now, Posehn has launched a video for his track “New Music Sucks,” and not only is it hilarious — and features guest appearances by Patton Oswalt, “Weird” Al Yankovic, and more — but the track itself does a good job of skewering modern pop music.

As you’ll see in the video, Posehn kicks things off by introducing the basic elements to every crappy pop song that’s been popular for the last years — keys, a warm beat, some digitized claps, and then a big sweeping chorus. At this point, though, Posehn goes all-in, from wearing a pink hoodie like Justin Bieber to appearing in the jungle like Katy Perry to having some black shit jet out of his eyes like Billie Eilish. That, plus the shots of Brian trying to hand out flyers reading “New Music Sucks” and shouting at his Uber driver, is enough to have most metalheads clutching their stomachs with laughter.

Check out “New Music Sucks” below:

Posehn’s new video perhaps downplays just how heavy Grandpa Metal actually is. The album features an impressive metal militia of guest stars: Slipknot’s Corey Taylor, Anthrax’s Scott Ian, Soundgarden’s Kim Thayil, Testament’s Chuck Billy and Amon Amarth’s Johan Hegg. Some more comedically inclined guests also appear including Weird Al, Metalocalypse’s Brendon Small and Steel Panther’s Michael Starr.

“The original concept for this album came from bands like Scatterbrain and S.O.D., and even Cheech and Chong,” Posehn commented at the time of the album’s release.  “They all made music that was fun and funny, heavy music that also made you laugh.  I wanted this to be the ultimate comedy/metal record, a loving record that made fun of some of the things in heavy metal, so I called all my friends and asked for a bunch of favors.  There’s a Satan song, and there’s a Viking song, there’s one song that sounds like black metal, and then there’s one that sounds like a Van Halen party song.  The intention was just to make a funny metal/comedy record for people who like both of those things.”

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Words by Chris Krovatin