Katy Perry: Her SHOCKING Nü-Metal Past REVEALED

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Before this bombshell brunette babe birthed bombastic Billboard bullets, was she bouncing (wit’ me)?

Oh Katy Perry. Did you think you could pull a fast one on the Metal tabloid press? Not with these hot shot journalists behind the boards, no ma’am!

A quick history lesson: Katy Perry began her career creating contemporary Christian music under her Christian name (eh? eh?), Katy Hudson. She later swapped “Hudson” for “Perry”, and crossed over to considerable fame in the world of secular Pop on the strength of two hilariously tone deaf songs about sexuality, “I Kissed a Girl” and “Ur so Gay”. She followed up her new-found success by marrying an inexplicably famous humanoid chode and getting upstaged by a superior artist at the biggest gig of her life.

These facts alone should be enough to convince any serious Metal fan to support a better Pop star. Adding another black mark to the singer’s already checkered past, Katy Perry was apparently once involved in that much maligned genre, the bane of trve metal heads everywhere: Nü Metal.

Back in 2006, the artist formerly known as Katy Hudson provided background vocals for Christian rap/rock/nü metal amalgamation P.O.D on the band’s single “Goodbye for Now” from their sixth(?!) studio record Testify. For those of you that somehow missed out on the experience of browsing through the CD racks at Family Christian Bookstore in the late 90s/early 2000s, you may remember P.O.D. from the soundtrack of misunderstood Adam Sandler opus “Little Nicky”. Or more likely, you’ll recall this embarrassing white-dude-with-dreads track that accompanied every C-grade action film trailer for the better part of a decade:

 

P.O.D. lead vocalist Sonny Sandoval explained the process of working with the flawed Pop star:

“We did Testify (2006 album) with Glen Ballard. Glen Ballard’s got a million Grammys, he’s worked with Alanis Morissette, he’s just an amazing, amazing man. So that was his protégé at the time. So when we did that song ‘Goodbye for Now,’ we’re like, you know what would be cool is if we just got a cool female vocal. And he’s like, ‘I got just the perfect person.’ And here comes little Katy Perry. She’s a little studio rat, she’d just come around, and such a sweet girl. You could tell she came from a good family, and just wanted to show the Jesus tattoo on her wrist, and she was like, ‘I think I saw you guys in a youth rally so many years ago.’ I’m like, ‘That’s so cool.’ But here she was in Hollywood trying to do her thing and make her career.

It’s like choices and decisions. We heard she made this Christian gospel record and all of a sudden here she is in Hollywood just trying to figure it out. That’s just the journey of life. So we’re good friends with her, she’d hang out all the time. She did Jay Leno with us and a couple of other TV shows, and we’d always see her in and out of Hollywood just networking and stuff. And who’d have ever guessed she’d be one of the biggest pop stars in the world right now?”

If you really want to, you can listen to the offending Katy Perry/P.O.D. collaboration below. It is WITHOUT A DOUBT a sound recording with motion picture components.

 

Look, I’m not trying to say that P.O.D. is directly responsible for Katy Hudson’s decision to abandon contemporary Christian music and pursue multi-Platinum superstardom. BUT just one year after working with P.O.D., Katy gave up on Christian music and released “Ur so Gay”, and “I Kissed a Girl” was soon to follow. So, basically, I’m trying to say P.O.D. is directly responsible for Katy Perry abandoning her Bible and wallet chain to pursue the Cool Teen demographic. Did it work out? YOU be the judge.
/it worked out.

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  • STAY KATY!

    • also thanks pod for help her make the right decision.

  • ME GORAK

    WHO KATY PERRY?????????

  • Guacamole Jim

    There’s some serious questions being raised here, with only one reasonable explanation:

    http://i.ytimg.com/vi/-ZaPQIfY03o/hqdefault.jpg

    I still love me some P.O.D. though, because am poser.

    • Guacamole Jim

      brb jamming School of Hard Knocks. This was my JAM back in the day!

    • Oli Fucking Sykes, Son.

      I can relate to the poserdom. No regrets, even if it is the only good song they ever did.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFc-2aNZ6VY

      • Herr Schmitty
      • Their first band was so, so good. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpqisqLdUnc

        • Oli Fucking Sykes, Son.

          Oh yeah, I forgot they were in a kickass death metal band before pulling a Fear Factory.
          That song was kickass btw.

          • Well, if they had successfully pulled a Fear Factory, their music would still be worth listening to.

          • Oli Fucking Sykes, Son.

            True, but Halo is a choon, despite their other material being shitty.

          • Er, uh, we’re talking about FF going from Soul of a New Machine to Demanufacture, right?

          • Oli Fucking Sykes, Son.

            No, from SoaNM to Demanufacture to Obsolete to Digimortal.
            i.e. starting off as death metal guys in the early 90’s, but turning into nu metal guys by the next decade. Soil had no transitional period like FF, but both were nu metal by 2001.

          • Ted Nü-Djent ™

            And then triumphantly returning with Mechanize, only to slip back into the shadows for whatever the next album released was called

          • A Blue Whale’s Used Condom

            No it wouldn’t!

          • IS TOO

          • A Blue Whale’s Used Condom
    • Maik Beninton

      I can recognize almost everyone in the featured image of the post.

      • Guacamole Jim

        Yeah, I was going through it and recognized an embarrassing number of them.

  • i actually got into pod when i was younger by browsing the family christian bookstore. I’m 100% serious.

    • I would bet you are far from alone on that one. I spent a lot of time in the FCB looking for bands that were on the harder end of the Christian rock spectrum. Unfortunately, I don’t think they carried Zao.

      • They were so much heavier than the stupid sing songy christian music I was used to. At the time my parents refused to let me listen to system of a down and what not because of the lyrics so I was stuck with christian stupid stuff.

        • now I feel old

        • Guacamole Jim

          Eventually I just learned the magic of burning CD’s and writing different titles on them so my parents thought it was approved music.

        • Maik Beninton

          ”stupid sing songy christian music”, man this takes me back to when I study in an adventist school.

          • Guppusmaximus

            Yea, because all religions thought secular music was the Devil’s music… lol

          • Maik Beninton

            Jesus love babally over (I can’t remember the fucking lyrics).
            Every wednesday morning.

          • Guppusmaximus

            Unfortunately, I can’t help you out. I was forced into being raised as Catholic. Big Catholic Guilt! HA!

          • Maik Beninton

            Me too, I only went to that school because it was the closest one, at least that’s what I think as to why my parents chose it.

          • Guppusmaximus

            Luckily, I got to go to a regular public school, though, they were just as programmed with all that nonsense and most of those freaks I had to interact with at FAWking catechism anyways. My son ain’t going anywhere near that dysfunctional bullshit!

          • Maik Beninton

            Catechism = a waste of time.
            I didn’t learn anything there.

          • Guppusmaximus

            Yea, the mental gymnastics required to make sense of that shit was too difficult for me at that age and is not worth wasting precious brain power now.

      • Scrimm

        I found Living Sacrifice in mine. Awesome.

    • HessianHunter

      I know this feel, my friend.

    • Guppusmaximus

      Nothing wrong with Christian music…Well, maybe the message. But, I found some killer bands when I was a youngen:

      Hello…Believer?!
      Extol
      Tourniquet
      Deliverance
      Barren Cross
      (some) Whitecross
      Argyle Park (used to like)

      I’m sure I’m missing a few…it’s been awhile:)

      • Ahmed Johnson The Reef Eater

        Barren Cross rules. Same with Bloodgood.

  • tertius_decimus

    Metalsucks disease somehow found its way to my Toilet?

  • She had a hit song called “Ur So Gay”? No protests?

    • #TheMoreYouKnow o.o) didn’t knew that either. Katy Perry isn’t that big here.

      • Where, in the chest area?

        • No, I mean in Venezuela.

          In fact, people here are stoked with this new girl called Christina Aguilera. She’s a young pop singer who released a new single called Genio en una Botella, or something like that. Check it!

    • It’s mostly offensive in that it sucks REALLY hard.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tWbLkXhGEmo

      • Ahmed Johnson The Reef Eater

        I hate this song but Katy does no wrong besides that.

      • well everybody has a Cold Lake

      • Well she’s not a Disney product so that lessens the chance of her shaving her head followed by a meltdown.

        • That girl gives me headaches!

        • Anyone else do that aside from Britney and Miley?

          • Amanda Bynes, if you want to get freaked out, look up Disney MK Ultra on youtube. The video of her is disturbing.

          • I think she just went insane though

    • 2007 was a simpler time.

  • Ahmed Johnson The Reef Eater

    I love POD and Katy. Combining them was not smart though.

    • Guacamole Jim

      Really? I dig the song, to be honest. It’s the only good offering from that entire album.

      • Ahmed Johnson The Reef Eater

        I didn’t like that album. I am excited for the new one coming in August though.

        • Guacamole Jim

          Meh, they haven’t done anything for me since their self-titled. Every so often they’ll put out a song that I like, but I really think my love for them is just tied into my childhood affinity.

  • HessianHunter

    HARD HITTING JOURNALISM

  • HessianHunter

    Fun fact; that BOOM video features P.O.D. pseudo-protege band Blindside, a pretty stellar rock band from Sweden. They were my introduction to not just heavy music, but really just music in general. All roads lead back to Blindside for Pumpkin Baby.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-K2EdbnK6s

    • HessianHunter

      Which means there is only ONE DEGREE OF SEPARATION between my beloveds Blindside and Katy Perry! What a country! (Also Blindside used to sound like old Refused) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10MVcyW5-xk

    • Herr Schmitty

      I really liked Blindside; they played a siqq set in front of teenaged me in the early 2000’s and I picked up ‘Silence.’ Prettttty strong album, got me through some teenage angst and depression times!

      • HessianHunter

        Silence is an integral part of my musical DNA. That band was sweet.

      • Ahmed Johnson The Reef Eater

        Never heard of them. What helped me through my teenage years was stuff like The Crimson Idol. I’ve stated before how influential that album was to me as a teenager.

  • >superior pop star

    This song rules, even though it breaks them.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABhDiXbUaBE

    • Guacamole Jim

      Charli XCX for life. <3

    • Sir Tapir the Based™

      Every time I hear one of her songs I feel like committing seppuku.

      • The Beargod

        DO IT!

        • Sir Tapir the Based™

          The problem is that the sword cannot penetrate my godly skin.

          • The Beargod

            Let the mace bruise your ugly face then.

          • Sir Tapir the Based™

            I want to die honorably, not by the hand of some looney who is into scat.

          • The Beargod

            Well… I know JacqueBauerismo’d love to do it.

          • Sir Tapir the Based™

            I’d rather die by the hand of some looney who is into scat than let him kill me.

          • The Beargod

            Looney who’s into scat? Let me do it then!

          • frozengoatsheadupanunsarse
          • I mean if I wanted to kill him I’d just shoot him and be done with it. Aint no one got time to clean up a bloody mess.

          • Sir Tapir the Based™

            Tapirs are immune to bullets.

          • who say’s it would be a bullet?

          • A Blue Whale’s Used Condom

            Do it like a man/potato, ya chump!

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDNpDUYM5S0

          • A Blue Whale’s Used Condom

            That’s why God invented buttholes.

          • Sir Tapir the Based™

            Tapirs are opposed to God, so we don’t have buttholes

          • A Blue Whale’s Used Condom

            So you’re filled with poop?

          • Sir Tapir the Based™

            No. Tapirs are based beings so we do not need sustenance.

      • post it on youtube!

      • pls post pix

    • Charli is great

    • A Blue Whale’s Used Condom

      Charlie’s good, but she’s no Alison Goldfrapp!

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9WuY-vSYp8

  • WHERE the ” May the 4th be with you” post about Star Wars Inspired/influenced Metal bands at ?!

  • Scrimm

    God I hate Katy Perry, But I hate Missy Elliot alot worse.

  • “It’s like choices and decisions…That’s just the journey of life.”
    Fucking deep, bro.

    • frozengoatsheadupanunsarse

      Philosophical Perspectives: From Socrates to Sandoval.

      • Idea: supergroup with Sonny Sandoval, Pete Sandoval, and Hope Sandoval from Mazzy Star.

        • MoshOff

          And I’ve got the perfect name for it:

          The No One Cares Lol

        • Dagon

          New nu metal supergroup

          With black gaze influences

          • A Blue Whale’s Used Condom

            Deafheaven meets Papa Roach? And Whirr’s attitude, just to top off the shittyness.

        • frozengoatsheadupanunsarse

          … And now I’m listening to So Tonight That I Might See. What a great f’n album, I oughta listen to it more often.

          • A Blue Whale’s Used Condom

            Check out their new CD? One of the bands I promoted and managed way back when did a kickass cover of them.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAomIfkwjbU

          • frozengoatsheadupanunsarse

            I’ve not, I’m super crap at keeping up with new music that isn’t metal even when it is the sort of thing I generally get along with. Good stuff?

            Cool cover, puts me in mind of New Order.

        • Guppusmaximus

          Just as long as you don’t get those Sandovals mixed up with the talented ones from Armored Saint then we’ll be alright:)

    • A Blue Whale’s Used Condom

      Not even valley girls use ‘like’ as much as he does. Gah, not even people I knew in high school used it that much, which is saying alot.

  • I’d like to think that the moral of this story is that if you dump singing about Christianity , Satan will give you a rocking set of tits and Music career

  • A Blue Whale’s Used Condom

    Little Nicky is one of the finest films this side of Deuce Bigelow: European Gigolo, Freddy Got Fingered, Pooty Tang, You Don’t Mess With The Zohan, Cambiones De Justiciero, Uncle P, 3 Dev Adam, and the almighty Master Of Disguise.

    http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m6kacpqbQT1rt0mh0o1_500.gif

    • I really like Pooty Tang but this comment is making me reconsider that.

    • MoshOff

      Oh, Adam Sandler. Time marches inexorably on, and as your age and checking account increase, your shame and self esteem drop to the lowest of the low.

      • A Blue Whale’s Used Condom

        He was good in Punch Drunk Love. Too bad the film was boring as fucking hell. I dunno why, but some of the cheesiest comedians put out really good dramas then go back to their usual numbnuttery (i.e, Will Farrel in ‘Everything Must Go’, Rob Schneider in ‘The Chosen One’, Andrew Dice Clay in ‘Blue Jasmine’, or Jack Black in ‘Benny’).

        • OldMetalHead

          Steve Martin in ‘Leap of Faith’.

        • Charlie Day in Pacific Rim

          • A Blue Whale’s Used Condom

            Lol! Charlie Day plays himself in pretty everything. I think his voice alone guarantees that he’ll never be able to pull off a legit dramatic role.

        • Dr. W.’s Tentacles

          Everything Must Go is beyond depressing. Also: Stranger than Fiction.

          • A Blue Whale’s Used Condom

            Everything Must Go did have some definite comic elements though. Very dark humor though.

  • MoshOff

    The only P.O.D. song I really know is the one from that Santana collaboration CD.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Wm2Erqnz9w

  • George Clarke

    minaj >>>>> perry

  • Guppusmaximus

    I guess the Christian circuit has finally gotten raped. It used to be the inside track to making some cash. Just ask Petra…

  • Sir Tapir the Based™

    Where’s JJD? This place doesn’t feel complete without him.

  • JamesGrimm