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Anchorman's Ron Burgundy Tries Heavy Metal, Hatebreed on for Size

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Of course, lately Ron Burgundy-slash-Will Ferrell has been popping up just about everywhere--from car commercials to interviewing Peyton Manning on ESPN. I was starting to feel a little disgusted at the prospect that Anchorman was selling out.

When infamous San Diego newsman Burgundy made a visit to the radio show, he had some comments about the intro to a segment called "The Stat of the Day," which features vocals shouted by Hatebreed's Jamey Jasta (that's also GWAR taking the reigns for "Wheel of Punishment.") Host Dan Patrick has always embraced metal on the show, whether it's because he himself loves it or else he recognizes that a lot of sports fans love it. In fact, Jasta himself came on the show this past January to discuss the making of the song.

But would you think that Ron Burgundy is a fan? He showed up and did three versions of Jasta's theme song.

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Lauren Wise has worked as a rock/heavy metal journalist for 15 years. She contributes to Noisey and LA Weekly, edits books, and drinks whiskey.
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