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Sonisphere UK Festival 2013 Cancelled!

Sunday, December 30th, 2012

Despite announcements last month that all was well and the bill was being worked on, the Team at Sonisphere have confirmed that there will be no UK date in 2013.

A statement from the team reads as follows:

“We think it is really important that the event only runs when it has a...

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Dave Grohl To Direct New Soundgarden Video

Friday, December 28th, 2012

It would seem that, while working on his new “Sound City” documentary, Dave Grohl has gotten a taste for filmmaking. So much so, that Grohl is currently directing the new video for reunited grunge rockers Soundgarden. Filming began on December 18th on a clip for By Crooked Steps, taken...

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Hurricane Sandy Relief Album Now Available

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

A highlights album featuring some of the best moments from 12-12-12 concert is now available at iTunes, with plans for a CD release on Jan. 22. Two dozen of the best performances and collaborations are included, with at least $6.50 from each sale going to the Robin Hood Relief Fund.

Amongst...

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Lars Ulrich Hopes He Can ‘Walk Away’ From Metallica

Monday, December 24th, 2012

Lars Ulrich has spoken to Metal Hammer magazine about the future of Metallica, stating that, if the group is ever flagging, he hopes the band can have the guts to walk away from it:

“I don’t think I’ll ever be bored of being in Metallica. I think that one of two things can...

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Motorhead Headphones U.S. Launch

Sunday, December 23rd, 2012

Motorhead’s Lemmy Kilmister will host an exclusive press conference to introduce the new product.

Motorheadphones has had unprecedented success throughout Europe prior to making their US debut. The new product features professional audio quality, tooled to reproduce rock music or any...

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Pink Floyd Drummer Saves Music Shop

Friday, December 21st, 2012

Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason is ensuring the London music shop he knew as a child, Foote’s, will continue to operate. The establishment was where Mason purchased his very first drum kit.

“After 40 something years of playing, I still have great affection for a real drum shop,”...

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Against Me! Drummer Quits Band

Friday, December 21st, 2012

In the midst of recording a new album and just weeks before they tour Australia with “Big Day Out” Against Me! have lost their fourth drummer.

Drummer Jay Weinberg took to twitter and his own personal facebook page with a message saying “I want to let you all know that I am...

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Thin Lizzy To Reveal New Name Over Christmas

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

Thin Lizzy will reveal their new name and details of their upcoming album over the Christmas period, frontman Ricky Warwick has said.

The latest incarnation of the band announced their decision to retire Phil Lynott’s title after having recorded a record of new material.

They haven’t...

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Brian May To Host ‘The Sky At Night’?

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

Queen guitarist may be about to put his astrophysics qualifications to good use.

Brian May is well known for his rock god status but in recent years, his PhD in Astrophysics has also hit the headlines. Now, there are calls for the Queen guitarist to fill the television-presenting shoes of stargazer...

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Lostprophets Singer Charged With Child Sex Offences

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins has been charged with sex offences against children.

The 35-year-old will appear in court on Wednesday, and is charged with “conspiracy to engage in sexual activity with a female under 13 and possession/distribution of indecent images of children,”...

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Slash To Guest On Charlie Sheen’s New Show

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Legendary Slash has filmed a cameo for actor Charlie Sheen’s new TV sitcom “Anger Management”. Slash writes on Twitter:

“Charlie’s working with a great bunch of people of there.”

Sheen, a neighbor and personal friend of Slash’s who called himself...

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Status Quo Drummer Has Quit The Band

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Status Quo drummer Matt Letley has quit the band after 12 years.

The 51-year-old musician will play his final performance with the group on Wednesday (December 19) at London’s O2 Arena. In a statement released on his official website, he wrote:

“It’s been a fantastic...

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Guns N’ Roses Bassist Throws Tantrum

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Guns N’ Roses had some drama added to their series of shows in India.

At the band’s Wednesday night concert in Gurgaon reached its conclusion, the group took a bow and left the stage.

After the final bow, Axl Rose wanted to play one final song and called the band members...

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Courtney Love Rants At Nirvana Reunion

Monday, December 17th, 2012

Paul McCartney fronting Nirvana was something that very few people could have predicted. But on the basis of the responses to the pairing from Wednesday night’s Hurricane Sandy benefit concert, at which Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, Pat Smear and Paul McCartney joined forces to play a new song.

Pretty...

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Radiohead Await Mayan Apocalypse?

Saturday, December 15th, 2012

Radiohead’s managers have denied reports that their guitarist Jonny Greenwood is holed up in a Brazilian hotel to see out the Mayan Apocalypse on December 21.

It was the Sao Paulo tourist minister who first claimed Greenwood had checked in for the end of the world, and had offered to...

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